C drive gone slow after Win Xp Pro +SP1 installed

  DennisDG 14:32 21 Jan 2003
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  DennisDG 14:32 21 Jan 2003

My machine's 2 hard drives both worked fast when the operating system was Win 98SE. Both are on the same IDE cable.
Since I did a new full installation of XP Pro I notice that the C drive is running considerably slower than D as the following bench marks confim, C is using NTFS and D Fat32:

PC Wizard eXPerience Edition
Version : 5.2002.1124
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Owner: Dennis
User: Dennis
Report Date: Monday 20 January 2003 at 10:24

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Hard Disk C: >>>
> Read SYS : 4 743.86 Mb/s
> Write SYS : 5 267.41 Mb/s
> Write SYS (no cache) : 5 276.19 Mb/s
> Raw Perf. (Unbuffered I/O) : 2 243 Mb/s
>> Drive Information
Type : Hard Disk
Drive C:\ : 32 Gb available on 40 Gb
Free Space : 80%
File Management : NTFS
Volume is Compressed : No
Overlapped I/O : No

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Version : 5.2002.1124
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Owner: Dennis
User: Dennis
Report Date: Monday 20 January 2003 at 10:26

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Hard Disk D: >>>
> Read SYS : 37 715.12 Mb/s
> Write SYS : 28 945.3 Mb/s
> Write SYS (no cache) : 34 729.24 Mb/s
> Raw Perf. (Unbuffered I/O) : 4 057 Mb/s
>> Drive Information
Type : Hard Disk
Drive D:\ : 38 Gb available on 40 Gb
Free Space : 95%
File Management : FAT32
Volume is Compressed : No
Overlapped I/O : No

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Device Manager report the following for IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers:

Primary ide channel properties (advanced settings)
Device 0
Device Type Auto Detection (greyed out)
Transfer Mode DMA if available
Currant transfer mode PIO Mode
Device 1
Device Type Auto Detection (greyed out)
Transfer Mode DMA if available
Currant transfer mode Ultra DMA Mode 5


Secondary ide channel properties (advanced settings)
Device 0
Device type Auto Detection (greyed out)
Transfer mode DMA if available
Currant Transfer Mode Ultra DMA Mode 2

Device1
Device type Auto Detection (greyed out)
Transfer Mode PIO Only
Currant Transfer Mode PIO Mode

SiS PCI IDE Controller Properties
Driver detals C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\pciide.sys
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\pcidex.sys

I have removed from Device Manager both Primary and Secondary IDE chanels and also the SiS PCI Controller, rebooted but the problem remains. I can't find an updated driver for the IDE from ECS or SiS, it seems XPs supplied drivers are the only ones used.

System details are:
Mainboard - K7S5A by ECS
BIOS American Megatrends Inc
Chipset SiS735 CPU to PCI Bridge
Processor AMD Athlon @ 1400 Mhz
Physical Memory 512 Mb

I've tried removing from the machine drive D to see if it was conflicting in any way, this did not resolve the problem

Anyone seen this problem before and can remember a fix - PLEASE.

Thanks

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