XP restarts automatically & slow performance

March 1, 2011 at 19:13:51
Specs: Windows XP Pro, 1gb
I shut down my computer one night after use and the next day when i went to use it, it was completly f---ed everything was running very slow it took forever to open other windows even when you moved the mouse around it would be very sticky. so i did all things i could think of: disk clean up, disk defrag, cleaned the registry, ran countless virus scans in every corner of the hard drive, checked that my driver were up to date and updates until finally i said f--- it and reformated went through the whole damn proccess of setting up new partitions formating them setting up windows when windows was back in it seemed to have fixed my problem untill i put all my drivers in defraged put all updates in defraged and when i was finished back to square one so i continued with some research and found that all forums and what not were giving solutions i have already tried and i did try em again and no dice so in conclusion i need some fresh ideas to explore so please if you have any advice or ideas i would love to hear them Thank You

And now most recently my computer wont even boot Xp, all it does is show a blue error screen and restarts and just keeps doing that.

Windows Xp Pro SP3
Intel Dual Core 1.8gb
1gb ram
55gb hard drive
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March 1, 2011 at 19:47:09
How much hardware testing? Could be a failing hard disk, for which you download the drive fitness test from the manufacturer, the cpu or north bridge could be heating up, the ram modules can be faulty and tested by making a bootable cd of "memtest86". It sounds like failing hardware to me, probably the hard-drive or ram.

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March 2, 2011 at 12:59:15
Well i dont know if these would be reliable tests but I did a HDD Self-test and a memory check, which are located in the bios and they both came up with no problems.

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March 2, 2011 at 13:55:14
If you can get into Safe mode?

To stop a blue screen auto reboot so you can read the error message from the screen:
Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System
Go to Advanced
Under the Startup and Recovery section, click Settings...
Under System Failure, un-check "Automatically restart"
Now you can put that EXACT error message into Google.

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March 6, 2011 at 18:43:48
I bought a new hard drive feformated to windows 7 and did memtest86 and still my computer is REALLY slow

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March 6, 2011 at 18:55:53
Why is my computer running so slow, it used to be much faster?



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March 6, 2011 at 22:59:37
Other possibles.

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Could be overheating.
Take a cover off & clean out the dust, put an external fan on & see if it behaves with the extra cooling. Make sure all the fans ( including the power supply ) are spinning fast, with the power off, give them a spin with a matchstick to make sure they not stuck.

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March 6, 2011 at 23:22:45
there could be registry corruption in the Windows operating system installed on the PC. More times than not, this is the problem causing your troubles. Corruption builds up in a Windows registry unprovoked and without warning. This will raise havoc with a computer's performance! The best solution here keep-pc-clean. com

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March 12, 2011 at 09:11:38
I think it might have something to do with my dual prossessor i got a error that i interprated to say that the two cores are not in sync or somthing, but i cant be sure that thats what it was trying to tell me. also for some reason i cant get xp to setup in it anymore either.

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