Have just reformated my PC. It is a Pent III and had 128 RAM which I have upped to 256. It runs Win ME and all I have installed is Win ME, MS Office & Norton Internet Security and it is absolutely doggin' (loading & running slow). I am inclined to upgrade the Hard drive (currently Quantum Fireball LCT20 17mb). Am I going down the right avenue or could it be something else?
if it was running ok and is slower after a clean install with more ram, I cant see it being the hard drive. Have you installed the correct motherboard drivers etc? have you changed the hard drive settings in the bios?
Generic drivers could be the problem, How does it proform with out the new memeory, could be a memory issues.
If you know what motherboard (or model) you have, try the manufacters site, this also needs to be done for sound card, graphic card ect. If you have a shop purchased computer such as HP or avent, all drivers will be found on that site. But if in dooubt, download everest, and this will tell you what motherboard, memory ect that you have, and then you can find the relevent drivers on the manufacters sites as needed.
Loading norton (read resource hogger) on such a low spec machine is going to cause problems, try uninstalling norton, check offline performance and post back. Otherwise, I'd bet on the GD being your prob.