|My PC is really old and was slow anyway... But a while ago it stopped working and I sent it to get repaired. A new operating system was installed but when I got the computer back it was really slow.|
One of the RAM sticks had been removed as it was broken so I got a new one giving me 768MB of RAM. Everything else is as it was, yet the PC is much slower. It is taking ages to simply open an application.
I'm suspecting my hard drive to maybe be a problem. Explorer.exe is constantly hogging the memory and it seems as if the only way I can use the PC is to have one proccess at a time on above normal priority. I ran a hard drive repair program and it did speed the computer up a bit, but it's still really slow.
Also, some of the svchosts are taking up loads more memory than usual. It's as if all the processes are trying to take up all of the memory.
Hopefully you can help, I'll post more info about the PC if needed... It'll just take some time.