Windows XP very slow.
Posted on 2008-11-19
This P.C. is exhibiting issues and I am not sure where they are coming from. The system was dropped a month ago and was repaired.Since then, the windows XP properties indicate that the CPU is running at 797 mhz, not 2.0 GHZ that it should be. I reloaded XP MCE and did the upgrade to SP3. I checked the properties after I did and it indicated 2.0 GHZ. Wow, and the system was pretty quick, but it has slowed again. It again reports 797 Mhz and I am uncertain why. Also, the disk, 120GB, is being reported as FAT32, but i thought it was NTFS. I did not verify this after the system restore.
I am seeing a CPU idle at 90%, but the disk access light is more on then off. Upon the rebuild, I did upgrade the disk from 60Gb to 120Gb. The system has 512mb of memory and is an AMD Turon64 processor. Other than the obvious, ther is nothing else running. I have McAfee, the ATI control panel, etc. A list can be generated.
Suggestions as to what to look for? Was it possible that there was more damage to the system after the drop that I am missing?