computer processing speed very slow

September 28, 2010 at 11:04:52
Specs: Windows XP, 4CPU/0.99GB
my processing speed is getting slower daily. At first I noticed it on the internet in my e-mail. There was no change in my high speed service. Now I notice it in games and in my word documents. The typing doesn't show for a few seconds and the curser is slow to react. Sometimes it takes 30-60 seconds for the curser to be responsive.

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September 28, 2010 at 11:14:56
Overheating, infection, not enough RAM, too many programs running in the background, HDD nearly full, etc.

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September 29, 2010 at 01:02:56
klbsmart, I agree with what Jam told you. One other thing I might add is a file called 'index.dat'. A common ailment is a file called 'index.dat'. It gets read every time and can take quite a while if it’s too bloated. It's like a log file and keeps a record of every site you visit on the web. Empty, it's 32K, but it can grow HUGE. It's a protected file and can't be deleted by normal methods. CCleaner (free @: can get rid of it when it’s ticked (not to worry, it gets rebuilt EMPTY on the next boot.). May not be your deal at all, but won’t cause any harm to try. I run it often (daily as I mess with LOTS of DLs).
Ed in Texas.

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