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Slowdown to very slow for loading any program. And I just added a gig of memory - now at max of 2gig RAM. Sound is also "watery". Slowness is big issue--

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  • JPHH Apr 01, 2011

    Define watery sound
    Is it clicking or grinding sound?

  • Jim Lowe Apr 01, 2011

    Neither - delay in sound - breakup as if doing slow-down/catchup - voices sound like gargling - music sounds broken up. No grinding or clicking.

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Press the windows key plus the R key on the keyboard or click on Run command for XP, type %temp% and delete all files there
Do a clean boot
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796
Run a Hard Drive test available from different manufacturers like Seagate
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools
If not run a system restore to a previous date when it was working. Start menu, all programs, accessories, system tools...
Backup and start a full format and recovery

I guess the watery sound may be caused by some driver settings or related to the slowness, try checking in control panel or uninstalling and reinstalling driver.

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

  • JPHH Apr 04, 2011

    Of course continue with each step until issue solved, otherwise is not necessary to try them all
    If everything fails I would assume hard drive issue

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