If you can find the original manufacture of the hard drive, there should be
a download available.
If not, go back to System Properties, click the device manager tab. expand
the hard disk controllers type, select the first one, and click properties.
click the driver
tab, and click update driver. click next, make sure the top
option is selected, and click next. make sure Microsoft Windows Update is
checked, then click next again. A security warning will pop up, click yes.
windows will tell you if the driver is current or not, and should give you
an option to upgrade if it isn't. repeat for each controller.
sorry about the length
in short, update the drivers
via MS update through the device manger
also, lack of RAM affects speed. if you go to system properties again and
click the performance tab, you can view the percent of free system resources
you computer has. If it's too low, you have a ram problem.
"Leonard W. Peacock" <LeonardWPeacock@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> I'm having major problems with this computer that was given to us (not
> one I'm typing on). When we first got it from a friend, it worked fine;
> was slow but back then Windows98 was like that.
> My nephew decides to mess around with the Device Manager and install a
> bunch of extra Hard Disk Controllers I know that wasn't there when I
> at it.
> Now the computer runs extra extra slow.
> When we received the computer, we didn't get the Installation disks that
> would normally come up so I can't reinstall Windows98.
> I guess my question is does anyone know what is suppose to
> displayed/installed for this type of computer running Windows98? The
> computer that's giving us all these problems now is a HP Pavilion 7410P
> This is what's under the GENERAL tab in the system properties...
> Microsoft Windows 98
> Second Edition
> Registered to:
> THE FOLKS WE OBTAINED IT FROM
> Pentium(r) Processor
> 64.0MB RAM
> If someone can help me or point me in the right direction, I would
> appreciate it!
> Thanks again for your help!
> Leonard W. Peacock