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Choppy performance when accessing hard drive

joedixon
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Hi,

I've just rebuilt my PC to improve performance.  I formatted the hard drive and reinstalled windows and all the drivers that came with my PC.  I then installed directx 9b and up to date video, sound and VIA 4 in 1 drivers.  The PC is running quicker.  However whenever the hard drive is under heavy use the performance of the PC stutters: sound and video playback becomes choppy, and the mouse pointer can freeze for a few seconds.  Can you advise if there is anything I have missed in reinstalling the software because this problem has only arisen since the rebuild.  My PC specs are:

OS - Windows ME (4.90, Build 3000)
Chipset - VIA VT82C694X
Processor - Pentium III, 933MHz
Memory - 512 MB
Direct X - 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
Sound - CMI8738/C3DX PCI integrated in motherboard
Video - Radeon 7200 32MB

My hard drive is classified by Windows as Generic IDE Disk Type 47

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