Problems reinstalling

  charlton200 10:53 14 May 2010

I decided today to do a re-install of my windows xp.
It has been slow and playing up for some time.

I was expecting the re-install to take ages as One I did in the past.

When I got to the drives patitions I had
C patition at 233970 mb and
f partition at 4503 mb

I have never had an f drive , could you tell me please?

Anyway, I deleted C partition and reinstalled xp.
I was expecting the deletion to take ages but it started reinstalling after about 10 min. should It have taken longer and was everything deleted?

The other problem since reinstall is the screen. When I scoll it is not smooth but delayed then lots of pages. How do I cure this please?

Thanks for any advice.

  gengiscant 11:33 14 May 2010

You will need to install all your drivers, motherboard, graphics card etc. Did you get a disc with your PC or did you get a repair disc of some sort.I would imagine the F drive you have is a hidden partition which will allow you to reset your PC to when you first got it.

Your user manual should tell you how to do this. It maybe that you had to create your own repair disc when you got your PC. If you did not do this it will mean going to the PC manufacturer's website and downloading the correct drivers.

  charlton200 13:40 14 May 2010

Hi again,

I done a disc backup of the drivers and a hard disc back up as well, but I can't get the video and motherboard one's to instal: it always say's either the path is too long or hardware can't be found.

Any ideas how I get over this please.


  ICF 15:20 14 May 2010

Install this info program SIW click here and this will tell people on here what drivers you What graphics you have , what chipset you have & what motherboard you have.

  onthelimit 15:40 14 May 2010

I had problems with a Vista reinstall until I downloaded the SP - does your XP disc include SP3. If not, may be worth downloading it.

  charlton200 15:40 14 May 2010

I've installed program:there is so much info what exactly should I post please.

  ICF 15:54 14 May 2010

Motherboard make model number
Chipset type
Graphics card make model number onboard or standalone card

  charlton200 16:07 14 May 2010


Property Value
Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Model K8V-MX
Version Rev 1.05

North Bridge VIA K8M400 (VT8380) Revision 00
South Bridge VIA VT8237 Revision 00

CPU AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
Cpu Socket Socket 754

System Slots 3 PCI, 1 AGP

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 8192 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size 1024 MBytes
Memory Slots 2
Error Correction None

I can not see graphics card or chipset. Where will I find them please.

Thanks ICF

  ICF 16:13 14 May 2010

Click on video

  charlton200 16:18 14 May 2010

Property Value
29684E6BE4E444D (ASUSTeK Computer Inc. K8V-MX)
Video Adapter
BIOS String Version
BIOS Date 10/19/20
Core Temperature 4487548 °C (8077618 °F)
Shaders Temperature 4486209 °C (8075207 °F)
DirectX DirectX 9.0
Driver Name vga.dll
Driver Description

  ICF 16:19 14 May 2010

Go to click here and click on the go button and it should tell you your download page

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