So I installed Seven on the Shuttle PC.
Unfortunately the boot is very slow. About 5 mins I'd wager. It does not recognize USB pen drives, but it does recognize keyboards mouse, and even USB harddrives.
Furthermore a problem that I've also had with Vista is that opening My Computer takes a long time, and when that has loaded going into a hard drive takes 20 seconds and sometimes it just hangs.
I had previously XP installed on the PC and everything was running well enough there, it is a rather slow PC, and I've always suspected there was something wrong with it.
(And as I type this it started installing USB drivers for the pendrives. Only took about 20 mins)
I am sure that re-installing will not solve the problem and that the problem will only persist.
It is unbelievably slow (this is not an exaggeration but the most fitting word I can find). It simply puzzles me.
Now that being said, it is not a high tech PC.
- Pentium 4 3Ghz
- 1GB DDR1
- The Shuttle's model number - SB83G5 (Recognized as SB83V10 in XP SP3, Vista SP1 and Seven Beta build 7000).
During the installation it hung at the "Video performance" windows (Or similar), but I have used this PC for playing EVE online with and there were no obvious performance problems.
I am at a loss here. It was my understanding that Windows 7 should be much better than Vista with slow PC's, and that several board members have had very good results. I have discovered one improvement though. The PC usually blows rather hot air out it's backside (hur hur) even in idle, and with Windows 7 it does seem to be alot cooler.
Would any of you tech heads be able to assist or come up with assumptions where the PC belongs? In the trash or in the living room with XP SP3 installed.
P.S. I have attached the DxDiag.txt, that was made before I made any manual changes/installations to it.