Vista Windows are (Not Responding) - Slow Slow Slow

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by JB1300, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. JB1300

    JB1300 Guest

    I found that installing Windows Vista Ultimate on an AMD 64 4000 with
    2 Gig of RAM on an ASROCK Motherboard - 939Dual-SATA2 that the install
    was extremely slow. I installed the chipset and SATA II drivers once
    the os loaded (painfully slow) and rebooted. This caused the computer
    to keep rebooting and not load the OS. The system was so slow that I
    was ready to return Vista.

    I did some hunting around and the problem was in the BIOS (which was
    already upgraded to the latest version) and I had set my SATA II to
    run in SATA mode - of course this makes sense. However this was the
    culprit. I set this to run in IDE mode and did a re-install. It went
    super fast and all is well. I had tried to boot when it was in IDE
    mode but it was rebooting as well which prompted me to re-install.
     
    JB1300, Feb 11, 2007
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  2. JB1300

    Mark \(MCP\) Guest

    Did you try installing the SATA II driver when Vista during the installation
    phase?

    I also had problems with Vista on my Gateway laptop using a SATA 120GB hard
    drive. Vista would not install the SATA driver. According to the Vista
    Upgrade Advisor, there were no hardware compatibility issues. There were
    software incompatibility issues, which I expected, however, I could not get
    Vista to see the SATA controller -- even installing Vista drivers for the
    SATA controller.
     
    Mark \(MCP\), Feb 11, 2007
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  3. Like how slow, I consider slow to be 2 hours. The installation on my systems
    averages around 40 to 45 minutes.

    Tip: (If setup becomes non-responsive or does not complete), do a Cold Boot
    (reset the machine) > Start the computer, when the Windows Boot Manager is
    displayed, select Windows Setup press F8 on your keyboard and setup should
    continue.

    If you are upgrading/clean install, as noted, disable any external or USB
    based devices you might have attached to the computer.
     
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Feb 11, 2007
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