my pc speed is very slow and the windows xp damaged vry soon

October 18, 2012 at 18:05:32
Specs: Windows xp, core2due 3.0/2 gb
my pc speed is very slow and the windows xp damaged vry soon afder installing the windows xp

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October 18, 2012 at 20:12:18
Sorry but you're going to have to explain more clearly & in more detail.

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October 19, 2012 at 04:15:58

Run a test on the Hard Drive to confirm functionality. If you get any error code, make a note of the error code.
And as suggested by "riider", kindly explain the issue in more details and let us know if you are able to boot to the desktop.

Thanks & Regards
Debbie B

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October 19, 2012 at 14:37:21
Try this in either Safe or Normal mode.
Start > Run, copy & paste > msconfig & press Enter.
Click on the tab marked "Startup"
How to use MSCONFIG in Windows XP
Untick all unnecessary items as per Startup Applications List.
If the problem no longer persists, then one of the items in the startup is the culprit, you just need to track it down.
First, physically disconnect from the Internet to prevent a malware infection while your Anti-virus and/or Firewall are disabled in the following steps, then boot to Safe Mode.
Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter. Click on the Startup tab then the Disable All button. Do a regular boot, see if it runs normal. If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.
If no, boot to Safe Mode again, start msconfig and click on the Services tab. Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box then click the Disable All button. Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal. If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.
Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system. Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best. Enable everything else you disabled.
Reconnect to the Internet when your AV and firewall are active again.
More here.
Run msconfig in the 'Diagnostic startup' mode.
If that speeds it up, start restoring services and startup programs in batches till you can identify the offending service/process.
How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP

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October 19, 2012 at 15:52:36
Posts 2 and 3 do have/suggest some useful things to check...

Other things to consider... especially (but not necessarily) if bootup takes an age...

Ensure "your" profile is not bloated with junk files. Locate/delete all temporary files, and also delete history files etc. (via IE tools/options route, or Firefox tools/options privacy tab (it's in small print part way down that tab). Overly large/bloated profiles can cause any installation to to take an age to boot up.

Or - as it will do it for you for the most part...Run "disk cleanup" utility - as per:

Heavily fragmented drives also can cause a system to run poorly... so...

In Safe-mode - defrag the drive; ideally with no page set either. Note that in both Safe-mode and "normal" mode when you disable page-file (set it to zero) it requires a reboot to make it happen. Remember to reset it to "let
windows handle/manage it" afterwards - otherwise windows will not run very well without it being restored/reset...

Incidentally - for later use... there is better defrag utility "defraggler" from:"

Download the freebie version; install and let it replace/run itself in place of the one included with windows OS... Works better and has more options...

On another front... Many of the anti-virus/malware utils are somewhat heavy on processor load... Recently discovered that AVG (2013 in particular) is real drain on resources...; and also a real pain to remove... So suggest you avoid AVG, and likewise Norton etc...

Download the M$ Security Essentials:

Install it - after "first removing/un-installing" any other anti-virus etc. utils you have already installed... Logically download the M$ suite first; then disconnect from the web... while you rebuild your ant-virus suite (using the M$ one).

The M$ one is excellent; free and isn't resource heavy etc... Having used both Norton in days of olde (when it was neat and simple), AVG briefly (it crippled an ME system totally - and had to remove it); and also one or two other "freebies" can only highly recommend the M$ one overall.

However you say initially that the system is damaged – what happened after you installed it initially? And if it is damaged… another option is to run a Repair Installation – which will do just that – repair it…

If you decide to go that route… first copy any files/data etc. you wish to preserve/save/secure - off the drive completely. Copy to DVD/CD and verify they can be accessed/read on another system too… Then run the repair routine as per:

Scroll down to “XP Repair install” for full detailed “how to…” Maybe even print it out too – for easier reference/use…?

Note you DO NOT use Recovery console to run a Repair Installation.

Ideally remove any anti-virus utility first…; and after Repair Installation is complete… install the M$ one as above. Keep it up to date!

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