Try this: Go to Control Panel--->System--->Hardware--->
Device Mgr.--->IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers--->Primary IDE Channel--->Advanced Settings--->set to "DMA if possible".
Go back to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers & choose Secondary
IDE Channel. Reset it the same way as the primary. For
some reason, XP will "slip off" of DMA. System glitch!
My computer is loading EVERYTHING very slowly, yet i clean every part i can: 'Disk Cleanup;' temp files; under Document & settings - Local Settings - then Internet temp files; i even defragment once a week. Yet even bringing up 'My Computer,' causes the 'search light' to try to find files (about 30 seconds later, it does).
I've checked for viruses and adware and have none (under AOL's system). Is there something i'm not doing or that needs to be cleaned? Thank you for any help. alan