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    Didn't know exactly where to put this but this is my problem:

    I have this older computer running Windows ME (I know, crappy OS) and after you use it for a while, the hard-drive would constantly grind. It would not stop unless you force the computer to turn off (by truning off the power). So does any one know a solution to this problem? My parents use this computer and it has been driving them crazy (and me too).

    I have a Windows 2000 Professional CD. Is it time for an OS change?

    One more question. Would Windows 2K run on a computer with these specs:

    - AMD K6-2 @ 450MHZ
    - ~ 55MB RAM

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    Not enough RAM for Windows 2000.

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    After installing (if I do) would increasing the virtual memory (swap) do any good?

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    the hard-drive would constantly grind
    That's hardware not software, I would be more bothered about getting any files off of there that anyone needs before the drive retires for good.

    Its not a seagate by any chance ?

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    The constant grinding is because you don't have enough RAM.
    Your computer is constantly using the swap file.

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    Yes get some more ram, sdram is pretty cheap anyways so just get yourself some more...

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    Originally posted by cwctv@8 February 2004 - 00:42
    the hard-drive would constantly grind
    That's hardware not software, I would be more bothered about getting any files off of there that anyone needs before the drive retires for good.

    Its not a seagate by any chance ?
    It is Seagate.

    Why do you ask?

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    Guess I'll try Windows 98.

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    Amazing.
    It's not often that you hear of some upgrading to Windows98 these days...
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