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Join Date: Feb 2010
05-22-2010, 01:43 PM
It seems like a system that is in need of an OS re-install, but it was a clean install when I got it. Ill check the bios, but not sure thats it either. The replacement system seemed to be more up-to-date on everything than the original.
Just an example...on the first system, I clicked on the control panel shortcut in the dell dock and it opened the control panel instantly. I put the control panel shortcut in the dock on the new replacement, clicked on it, and no exaggeration, it took 10 seconds for the control panel to open.
edit - both same bios, A05. Only difference I see is the old system had a samsung hdd and new one a toshiba. Cant imagine that would cause much difference.
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So I took a cpl videos to show the difference. Both computer off a fresh reboot, you can see the replacement unit is taking FOREVER to open anything.
Old system that was suppose to be sent back on left, new/replacement system on the right.
This is control panel opening. Obviously Im clicking on the shortcuts in the dock at the exact same time. You can even see the flashlight searching deal come up on new system: YouTube- control panel.3gp
Browser: after about 20 seconds I didnt think I had even clicked on the icon to open it. My phone was set to record only in 30 sec increments. You just see the browser beginning to open right as the video stops. 30 f'ing seconds for the browser to open: YouTube- browser.3gp
My computer: again, you see the flashlight searching for who knows what: YouTube- my computer.3gp
My documents: YouTube- my documents.3gp
Edit and resolution:
Returning both units and getting my $ back. No more Dell, no more Windows...Im strictly staying with Apple, which is what I should have done in the first place. Just thought I could get a cheap netbook to use around the house here and there. Guess Ill just have to shell out 3x as much for a refurb Macbook.
Join Date: Apr 2009
05-23-2010, 02:40 AM
Holmes4, wow, that is a great idea for something to check. Good call.
Go to My Computer. Right click on the C: Drive and pick Properties. There is a checkbox for Compression on the drive.
If I remember right some of the Mini 9 models with XP had the drive compressed. It made the machine run slower. You might have the same issue on your mini.
If the box is checked, just uncheck it, etc and see how that goes.
Join Date: Feb 2010
05-23-2010, 03:52 AM
No, wasnt compressed. I did do some troubleshooting and have come up with what appears to be the problem. I ran msconfig and deselected everything on the startup tab. After reboot its just as fast as the other machine. So then I reselected it all, rebooted, back to slow as molasses. So its something in the startup menu.
However, both machines are indentical, in fact the new one had no additional programs installed so there were less items in the start up menu vs the older one, but was still running that much slower. At this point I think I might end up keeping the newer one, still not decided yet.
Join Date: Apr 2009
05-23-2010, 03:42 PM
If you have a desktop with at least 2 SATA connectors you can remove both drives and use something like Norton Ghost to clone the old drive to the new one. Maybe that would do the trick. Of course it would be good to clone the new drive to a spare one first just in case you want to go back to the new one's default.
Hiren's Boot CD is a nice utility CD you can download for free and it has Ghost on it.
You just have to use google to find it.
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Hampshire
05-23-2010, 06:34 PM
Since you found that disabling all of the startup items resolved the slowdown, now you can selectively re-enable them one by one and see which one is the primary culprit.
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