copying and extracting in my computer is very

May 15, 2011 at 12:19:48
Specs: Windows XP
when ever i copy , move or extract any file my computer, it becomes extremly slow .
it hangs up while doing this operation . can't extract any file even if its of 1-2 mb(same in copying n moving - takes 5 min to copy 10-20 mb ) .
i formatted the computer .
i hav 2 RAM of 1GB each of 800 MHZ , tried wid swapping and running pc wid one at a tym (may be if they are having any prb ).
but no difference
plz help ...

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May 15, 2011 at 12:31:44
Does the computer run fast all other times? Check how much free space you have on your hard drive partitions. May need to defrag the drive too.

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May 15, 2011 at 12:42:43
Probably not the answer, but I use Teracopy

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.

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May 16, 2011 at 02:36:51
sanstrom88, my 2¢ worth. Sounds like you have too much stuff on your machine using up machine cycles. Try giving your machine a good cleaning and see if that helps.
Slowness is one of the more common complaints heard and it can have a number of causes. I'll enumerate a few of the more common and we'll hope that hits you.

Speed depends on memory and a lot of machines are right on the borderline when it comes to meeting required minimums so any added 'memory hog' has an adverse effect. Add memory?
Sorta along those same lines is your startup menu. Lots of software writers think there's no possible way we could exist without their masterpiece so they put it in the startup menu. That usually only causes slow booting, but ... Take a look at what you have running in the background and be sure there aren't extras. Things you MUST have in order for Windows to be happy are listed @:

An overzealous firewall reading each item over and over can significantly slow things. Kinda along those same lines are temporary files. Search for *.tmp,*.chk,~*.*, .chk (c/p so there’re no errors) You should only have 1 file containing your currently active files. Delete any others found (tip: select all and delete. It’ll tell you which is active and can’t be deleted.).

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).
There're others, but those are some of the more common. Suggested further reading: http://speedupslowcomputer-shelly.b...
Ed in Texas

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