Originally Posted by laxer3n7
the cpu usage is usually under 20% unless i open up 2 programs then it goes up to 90% or above and stays up. IT seems to take much longer to do everyday tasks like opening programs up. It also takes quite a long time turning it on (almost 4 minutes). I don't kno how to check what mode my hard drive is in so i can't say if it is in pio.
To check your hard drive operating mode:
Go to Control Panel->System->Device Manager
Under IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers, click on your primary and secondary IDE channels (one at a time--simply check one after the other), right-mouse-button->properties.
Go to the Advanced Settings tab, and you should see Transfer Mode and Current Transfer Mode information.
You have an issue if any of the "current transfer mode" entries show PIO or some Programmed I/O or some such.