hi whenever i play video files computer go very slow even xp

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May 3, 2012 at 10:19:01
Specs: Windows XP, pentium 4 3GHz/ 1 gigs
its intel petium 4 3 ghz 1 gig ram
old 1 but hard drive is fine , i run chkdsk

i install win xp 2 times its still same prob

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May 3, 2012 at 12:10:39
Need more info. Where are you trying to play the video from, a web browser or is the file on the computer? is it through windows media player? is it like this with all video files? how long has this been happening for? when did this start? is this "your" copy of xp that you installed, as in do you trust the source? any other weird things happening with your computer? do other programs run sluggish? any antivirus installed? did you do a clean or dirty install of xp? are you trying to play the video from a cdrom? is the file downloaded already or is maybe your internet what is sluggish? if you did a clean install twice, trust the cd, have no other software installed and tried playing the downloaded video file and it's still doing it it's either a driver or hardware issue.

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May 3, 2012 at 13:35:54
"i install win xp 2 times its still same prob"

Did you install all the drivers - motherboard chipset, graphics, sound, network, etc? And what about SP3, IE8, & all the rest of the Windows Updates?

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May 3, 2012 at 13:43:34
ello i hav kaspersky pure installed .there is no errors or bad file on hard drive.2 days ago my window xp was running perfect suddenly it happens when i play video files (which are in my hard drive) on video lan player vlc it start laging after that i reinstall window xp 2 time (clean and fresh) prob is still there.drivers are fully updated .i have chek for malware spybot and win petrol etc and also ccleaner for registery but no vain.finaly i instal windows 7 and it works perfectmbut prob is there is no vga driver for windows 7,only playing video files make pc slow or everything go smoothly

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May 3, 2012 at 13:44:45
its sp2 i cudnt find original sp3

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May 4, 2012 at 09:25:02
"its sp2 i cudnt find original sp3"

Not sure what you mean? Just install XP SP2, then immediately update to SP3.


1GB RAM is the minimum for Win7 so it probably doesn't perform all that well. Which graphics card (or IGP) do you have? If you can't find Win7 drivers, Vista drivers should work.

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