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Computer extremely slow after fresh reinstall of XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mattach, Nov 7, 2007.

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  1. mattach

    mattach Thread Starter

    Aug 9, 2004
    Hey all,

    I recently got my computer back from the computer fixing guy (because I killed the master boot record and I had no idea how to fix it) and it's a lot slower than it was before. It was a clean install of XP, and the only difference I can see is that the computer magician installed PC-cillin on it. It's not any specific program that's slow now either. Firefox, IE, Unreal Tournament, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Civilization 4, all the stuff I usually use is equally slow, and the heavier applications, like Civ 4 are consistently crashing on me.

    I've tried disabling some thing at bootup that I probably don't need using msconfig, but it doesn't help by any measurable amount.

    Any suggestions?
  2. helpmerick


    Apr 30, 2007
    In my opinion, Trend Micro's PC-cillin has gone the way of Norton and McAfee and gotten WAY too big. The resources required for these behemoths is crazy. I recommend downloading and use Grisoft's AVG Antivirus. You can get a free copy (for home use) from http://free.grisoft.com.

    For other information about computer security setup, see my article here.
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