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Driver for processor?

After reformatting my hardrive I know that there are a ton of drivers I have to install. I think I have installed most of them but my computer is running extremely slow....slower than before i formatted it....

Do i have to install a driver for my RAM or my processor?

What else could be causing it to be so slow?

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  • mirage24 Jan 08, 2009

    I installed Windows XP Professional

    and before it was Windows XP Media Center

  • mirage24 Jan 08, 2009

    I have a 1.6Ghz processor and 1gb ram so i don't know what is wrong....


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No, you do not need a driver for your memory or cpu. Try running a hard drive check on it. It could be in the process of failing. What happens is as the computer is reading and writing information, it comes upon bad sectors of the hard drive. When this happens, the computer continues several tries to write and if it continues to fail, the hd will mark the block(s) bad and attempt to write somewhere else. This slows your computer down a w hole lot because the hd is attempting to do other things whilst you are waiting. Good luck and please don't forget to give this solution a fixya rating. Thanks! :c)

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Hell there,

Assure you have installed the chipset drivers for your laptop along with the latest firmware update for the hard drive you have installed which Dell has tagged as urgent.

All the drivers for that model can be found by following this link

Anymore questions just add a comment under your initial messege I will be glad to assist

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What operting system did you install? and what was it before you formted the hard drive?
the computer should be runing good without all of the extra.

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    Frank Jan 08, 2009

    check the memories, made sure it is minimum or better.

    Windows Xp should run better than Mdia Center.

  • Frank
    Frank Jan 09, 2009


    copy all of the devices driver on to a CD. reformat and reinstall the operating system.

    sometime the installation files for operating system can be fragmented. you can do a hard drive defrag for the hard drive. it will help but not a lot. it is better start fresh.

    defreg the hard drive after each installation, so that all program files are in close appproximaty to each other.

    I have running to problem like that before, I don't know what the cause is. but reformat and reinstall fix the problem. I guest, the first installation scatter the files. If you look at the hard drive after the installion of operating system, you can see the files are not exactly packed.


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