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What are you doing about PARASITES?
Is DMA enabled?
No real information about the machine, so I can't tell if you took some Windows Update DRIVER and are just learning that one never accepts a driver from Microsoft.
All of a sudden, my windows 2000 system is performing so slow that I can walk away and come back hours, and i mean literally hours, and stuff is just starting to load.
All Windows updates are downloaded and installed and I have plenty of RAM and disk space. My EZ Antivirus finds no viruses. I did, however, recently make some minor registry changes with the help of a program but it seemed to work fine after that. I used my Win2K CD to try to repair the installation to no avail. I've defragged the drives, run spyware removers, etc....all to no avail as well.
My PC is no longer usable as it takes so long to do anything. This is as bad as going back to the days where you had to boot up from the A drive. No, wait...those were faster!!!!
I can boot up in Safe mode with no problem and then programs load fine. Any suggestions? I'm ready to format the drive & start over but really don't want to do that! lol Someone has to have had some experience with this situation...I'm so desperate!