|Firstly, thank you for your prompt reply.|
I downloaded CC Cleaner and ran everything it offered. I also disabled 4-5 startup apps using that tool.
In the meantime i've also defraged my HD. This laptop actually came with 512 of RAM.
Nothing has really changed. I dont have any antivirus software, and I cant afford to buy any. I guess that is the next step...but I dont know.
Mostly when I just play a song and attempt to start firefox to browse, my computer grinds to a halt and almost freezes.
I dont think i really need XP Pro, this laptop came with XP home and i dont see why that wouldnt suit my needs. I dont have the install disk anymore so Im gonna have to figure that out too. Not sure if that would make a difference.
The thing is that Ive had this laptop for 3 years and never have had a problem with it until just recently. I used to be able to do Multiple things involving multimedia type stuff...so its gotta be something above and beyond just having an old comp and it being outdated.
Anyways, what do you think?