Slow xp pc

September 23, 2007 at 03:52:53
Specs: XP, P4

I have a XP machine, its one year old and it is now very slow. Used to be a lot quicker. What can I start with to resolve the problem?

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#1
September 23, 2007 at 05:14:26

Do you check for, and remove, Spyware ??
Spyware includes ----
Adware, Dialers, Browser Hijackers, Trojans, Cookies,
Key Loggers, Trackware, and other Malware while browsing the internet.

Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode.

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/sec...
Spyware and Virus info.from Microsoft
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And To have more RAM available at startup,
You can do Start, then RUN, then type
msconfig
Then uncheck items in the Startup tab.

To find out what each Startup(or Process) item
does or means, and any recommendation as to if you should close the process:
http://www.answersthatwork.com/Task...
Task List Programs
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http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
Computer Speed and Performance May Decrease

When you open, then close programs, programs may not free up
RAM memory. That is called "Memory Leak".
Restarting computer will clear out its RAM memory.
OR
install more RAM memory.

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
How to Defragment Your Disk Drive Volumes in Windows XP


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#2
September 23, 2007 at 07:09:05

What are the specks of this computer?
Processor speed and memory would be nice too know.. It sounds like you need a tune up.
Download CCleaner and get Ace utilities or
Tuneup 2007...

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