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Re: A couple of problems...

On 01/12/2004 05:04, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

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

Is this version of Kazaa Lite definitely to be trusted?

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.

Again perhaps this version of Kazaa is a resource hog? Is the person downloading files whilst listening? Does the same problem exist in a dedicated mp3 player such as WinAmp, iTunes, or Windows Media?

Is the d: drive full to capacity by any chance? Perhaps XP is struggling with not enough swap file space?

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.

Surely the registry entries will point to the wrong drive? This will cause all the installed programs to break as they won't know where to find system files. Best best is to reformat, unless the OP is experienced in drive imaging programs.


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