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Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2002 - 10:46 pm:   

I just upgraded my mobo to an Asus A7V133 with 512 generic memory and Athlon XP 1800. I did a fdisk/format and install of ME. ME is running real slow. I click on an icon and it takes a long time for the icons appear in that window and my USB mouse is unstable, I move it and it disapears to the top of the screen.
Thanks for any suggestions on what to do
Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2002 - 6:29 am:   

Okay, this is one of those totally opinionated answers...

Since you are familiar with fdisk and format...

Do it again and go back to Win98SE! (Would I be pushing it to also suggest IE Remove or more recently known as

Bottom line...ME is slow.
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2002 - 4:10 am:   

Not familiar with that mainboard but often hear people say get the latest via chipset drivers.

Are there any yellow warning tags under device mangler (device manager). If so install drivers or remove such devices.

Also may want to try fine tuning ME such as some tips from

I also don't think much of ME as an operating system, but believe it can be tweaked to run nearly as quick and stable as Win 98SE.

If problems still prevail think a another format/fdisk install might be worth a try.
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2002 - 11:44 am:   

I agree with Kevin on the chipset drivers and not to offend you (Trish) but why do you have such a low opinion of WinMe? I've been using it since it first came out and find it to be (IMHO) a very stable, very reliable O.S. and with proper updates and drivers more so than Win98 and 98SE.
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2002 - 12:09 pm: or has 4in1 drivers as well as USB patches.
Matt Weston (Matt12330)
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2002 - 4:27 pm:   

Bravo, E.S.

I am not thrilled by ME's performance, but I also have been using it for a long time, and don't really have a problem with it. It could use some work, but it has been at least AS stable as 98SE.

Just MHO.

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