Solved System is very slow and hangs abruptly examining my patience

December 10, 2013 at 10:43:49
Specs: Windows XP
System is very very slow. All drives are free of load, i.e. "C" drive is 70% free, "D" drive is 80% free and "F" drive is about 65% free. I always keep the computer with less load and even though, system hangs, for a long time. What to do. I cannot find a solution. Kaspersky Anti virus tells that there is no threats and uptodate. And what is this hell?

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December 10, 2013 at 12:39:54
What are the specs on the system? Processor and RAM?

When's the last time your defragged the drives?

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December 10, 2013 at 15:27:07
That and you might also check your list of Programs and see if something is there that perhaps shouldn't be there.

It also might be a good idea to access the MSCONFIG menu and trim some items from the startup tab that you don't need when you immediately access Windows.

While you're at it run a virus scan and download a program such as MalwareBytes that scans for malware (remember to do this all in safe mode to start then do another scan in normal mode when things are cleaned up).

If all else fails then backup your data and reinstall Windows.

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December 10, 2013 at 17:04:05
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Hard disk space does not generally affect performance but too many background programs running will do this. If you've more than one antivirus permanently running in the background then uninstall one of them.

Good idea to run MalwareBytes freebie (#2) because this sometimes finds and fixes problems that an antivirus can miss. It only runs on demand. Get it here:
Download from green icon top right. The quick scan is usually all that is necessary.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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