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Article ID: 308219 - Last Review: September 26, 2005 - Revision: 1.5

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SYMPTOMS

After you install Microsoft Windows XP, hard disk performance may be slower than you expect.

NOTE: Hard disk performance may be even slower when your computer performs many small hard disk read/write operations.

CAUSE

This behavior may occur in the following situation:
  • You use Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) hard disks in the computer.

    -and-
  • The hard disks are formatted as NTFS.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/EN-US/ ) How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

File information

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version      Size     File name
   ---------------------------------------------------
   28-Sep-2001  17:51  5.1.2600.14  516,224  Ntfs.sys
				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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kbautohotfix kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbhardware kbenv kbbug kbfix kboswin2000fix kbwinxpsp1fix KB308219
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