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Slow computer How much memory would I need for a 160gig internal hard drive to work efficiently. I have 1gig. My computer is slow.Do you think I would need at least 2gig to work faster.

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Improper computer maintenance may result in slow PC. To fix computer running slow you are required to clean junk and windows errors from your PC using a System Utilities program.
To download a reliable System Utilities, go to famous website download.cnet and search there Reginout. Which I personally use and recommend the friends.
After downloading run all of its tools one by one except Internet Optimizer, to clean all the junk and error files from your computer.

Posted on Jan 01, 2014

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    You ribbon conections are oxidized. Get some CRC electronics cleaner at the auto store. Open up the computer and spray all the ribbon connections, try to reincert them a couple of times. Worked for me I was about the junk my PC. Fast as can be now, good luck

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There is a program on the xp cd called Fastwiz- it will save all your profile data for you. Unfortunately it's REALLY slow and you would be better doing it by hand. If you want to do it by hand you will need to copy all the data in the Documents and settings folder for all the profiles, plus any other data that you will need to reload the drivers. I recommend saving the e-machines drivers directory.
Wiping and reloading the operating system is the best way to resolve problems with a slow system, and a faster bigger newer hard drive is a good idea too. E-machines have a tendency to just die after a year- be aware that you get what you pay for. Also adding more ram to this system will help too.

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Click on your Windows start menu. Select Control Panel>Performance and maintenance. Run the Disk cleanup utility. Run the Disk Defragmenter. When all these steps are complete reboot. Your hdd should run faster. Hope this helps & please take a moment to rate this solution. Thanks.

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I assume you have two IDE controllers? IDE1 and IDE2, I'll try to help, the primary HD needs to have the pin set to primary and the secondary set to slave, if you're running both of these drives off of the same ribbon cable. You may have to go into your BIOS settings and check to make sure the Primary HD is the WD drive.

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SOURCE: mecer wont load wi xp sp2 on 160gig hardrive

Hi,

The BIOS is seeing the drive but your computer can only see about 120-130 GB of harddrive. If the drive has a pin option to limit it's size you may be able to limit it then install windows but if it doesn't you're back to looking for a smaller drive.

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you might a bad file on there like a virus or spam were does anything pop when plugged other than saying its connected

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it can't be, check if the windows is reading 2gb from system under control panel.

to find out if your pc is fast, see if it plays a game faster than before or use a program faster than before
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