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Re: A couple of problems...

  • Subject: Re: A couple of problems...
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 05:04:04 +0000
  • Newsgroups: uk.comp.misc
  • References: <3146p3F369uj1U1@individual.net>
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Russell wrote:

> Problem 1: Windows XP takes a couple of minutes to shut down and can
> sometimes take even longer. It's a recent install of XP with SP2. Other
> than that the only other things of note that are installed are Norton
> Antivirus 2003 and Kazaa Lite Resurrection.

It can take a minute or two sometimes. Did it take so long right from the
start? If not, when did this delay begin? Some malware was possibly

> Problem 2: When playing back mp3's the songs sometimes play in slow
> motion, either from the start or from about halfway through. He uses Kazaa
> Lite's built in player. I upgraded it Kazaa Lite Resurrection after I
> reinstalled Windows XP and the problem went away, but now it has returned.

This happens when the sound buffer fails to keep up with the pace. Sometimes
this happens when the computer goes to hibernation, stand-by or screensaver
mode. Sometimes it also happens when several sounds are mixed or when a
heavy operation begins. Is it possible that some heavy process is running
in the background? This may expplain Problem #1 too.

> Problem 3: He has 2 hard drive's installed, c: is 80gb, d: is 10gb. When
> Windows XP was installed it formatted both c: and d: but installed on d:.
> Can I copy the contents of d: to c: and have it boot Windows from c: with
> no problems??

I am not sure. I only know that it is risky. You also have hidden and system
files (and extra information like file allocation tables) that might fail
this effort. I tried it before unsuccessfully. I copied my laptop HDD
contents to a different computer, then changed the laptop HDD and returned
the files. It became a mess.


Roy Schestowitz

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