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Computer running slow

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by amphibian, Apr 10, 2004.

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  1. amphibian

    amphibian Thread Starter

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    The computer I am working on is running very slowly, printing, opening files, you name its slower than molasses.

    System specs:
    AMD Duron 1000Mhz
    512 SDRAM
    40gb, 5400 HD with XP Home installed
    80, 7200 Data drive
    DSL Internet Service

    I have already post a Hijack This log in the security forum and the replies say there is nothing wrong. Could it be the slow HD installed or should I be looking elswhere?
     
  2. Schnitzu

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    Have you defragmented you hard drive lately?
     
  3. amphibian

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    yes, defrag is scheduled to every week.

    Also, running Norton Anti Virus and it auto runs scans every week on Fri night. CHecked log today and its clean, no viruses detected.
     
  4. rude

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    Just a thought,but have you thought about disabling startup items that you don't need to start on bootup.Having too much stuff in there can slow your system down dramatically.The only things I allow to start on bootup on my machine are my anti virus and firewall.

    Also go here:http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
    and check out the service configurations,there are a lot of services that you can disable to help your system run better and faster
     
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    I just had a look at that log you posted and it is infact clean. Bear in mind now that some recent trojans are being undetected and produced daily. In light of this you may find a need in doing an online scan here http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
     
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