It is likely a driver causing the problem. Fortunately Vista keeps very
detailed logs and has some good troubleshooting tools to help find where the
performance bottleneck may be.
The first thing to do is open the Task Manager and make sure it's not caused
by some program hogging the CPU. System Idle Process should be in the 90's.
If it's not what are the next highest processes?
Next open Performance Information and Tools. Just start typing performance
in the Start search box then click on Performance Information and Tools when
you see it in the list. It should be there after you type four or five
letters. In the Windows Experience Rating with that system I'd expect
everything to be 5 or above. If it's not you may need to look at the driver
for the item that is low. On the left click on Advanced Tools. Sometimes
Windows will list performance problems at the top of this screen under
Performance Issues. If nothing is listed there you have to work through the
tools looking for clues as to what is causing the poor performance. It can
usually be found in the first tool, View performance details in Event log,
but it can sometimes be hard to decipher. Usually going through all the
tools will give you enough clues to figure out where the problem is.
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
"David Manvell" <DavidManvell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> OK was running Windows XP x64 and installed Windows Vista Ultimate x64 and
> this thing is so slow I can barely use it.
> I have 2 high speed scsi drives, 6 gigs of ram, a 64 bit computer and the
> bit os installed. Two dual core Xeon processors each running at 3.2Ghz (So
> processors). My video card cost me $1800 and is a NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400.
> This thing should be flying yep I can barely drag windows around and this
> with the bare OS installed with no software yet.
> Could use some help. Any suggestions or FAQs to figure out why it is in