Odd behaviour / slow down

  Flaco 16:03 16 Feb 04

Recently had to replace a dead CPU fan. Opened system up to introduce new unit and also added some round IDE cables.

Since then have experienced some really odd behaviour such as sound card not working (have fixed it now); cd drive intermittently not seeing media, plus many other little quirks. Most annoyingly, apps are taking far too long to load, e.g. IE6, email client and even 'Computer Management' under Administrative Tools from Control Panel. Avg load-up time 20-30 seconds.

Any ideas? I'm running an XP1800, 512Mb and XP Home. In depth virus scan shows nothing, and using a restore point prior to the fan problem has no effect.

  ensonricky 16:09 16 Feb 04

Try reverting to your previous flat cables to exclude the new ones as th problem.

  Flaco 01:36 19 Feb 04

Not the cables, but an out of date utilities suite (SystemSuite 4). Have upgraded and everything back to normal now, although I feel miffed after finding the culprit.

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