Re: Hard Disk too Slow !!!

Re: Hard Disk too Slow !!!

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Posted by Mel on April 21, 2002 at 15:03:40:

In Reply to: Re: Hard Disk too Slow !!! posted by Turbo on September 11, 2001 at 00:51:19:

There is a program called ZIFF DAVIS MEDIA BENCHMARKS that has a good startup manager. It allows you to easily disable any or all programs that open at startup. With Windows start menu you have to search for some programs but not with this one. You can also check and make sure your power management is set to ACPI only. Make sure the DMA box is checked on your HD in device manager. On boot up make sure the bios detects your HD as a ATA 100 or 133 and it is set to PIO Mode 4. You can increase the speed of your HD 100% or more by also removing the PNP BIOS and EXTENTION BOARD BIOS and replacing them with ACPI BIOS and EXTENTION BOARD ACPI BIOS. I had to reformat my HD after removing the PNP BIOS but it was worth it because my burst rate went from 15 meg per sec to 77.5 meg per sec. I have a 20Gig Baracuda,1gig Athlon Thunderbird, 512 Meg Ram.

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