Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
I am running Windows XP SP2, with latest fixes per the patches from Microsoft, 1.5 GB RAM, Pentium 4 @ 2.0 GHz, three hard disks with 21.1 GB free space on system drive (c:). A few months ago I started having performance problems. Hibernation was painfully slow. When hard disks were idle and they had to start again because of demand, the mouse and all other activity would freeze up for a short while until the HD operation was completed. Leaving on the HD all the time helped a little, but only a little. About the time the HD cache stopped working, I installed an ATI Radeon 9200 dual-head ATI graphics adapter and a second monitor, with latest AGI driver and Net Framework 2.0 (1.1 is still installed). Can't understand what, if anything, this would have to do with disk caching... I selected Properties on my C drive, "hardware", the first disk specified (Quantum FireballP AS40.0), properties for that drive, then "Policies", and got screen "Write caching and Safe Removal." The contents of the screen were grayed out, as if the hard drive did not provide the "Optimize for performance" or "Optimize for quick removal" choice. While the enable cache option was clicked, both were grayed out, which is indicative of current performance. Any suggestions? I really find hibernation helpful, and want to continue to use it.
Try unistalling hibernation first and repeat the normal procedure, next install back the software and check the performace.
Posted on Jul 07, 2007
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