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PC Sluggish on Internet

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by John Burns, Aug 9, 2006.

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  1. John Burns

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    I am posting this in case it might help someone who has slowdown on the Internet.

    My pc had slowed to a snail's pace when trying to use IE and the Internet. I determined it was not my ISP, because my other pc on the network was running normally. I ran virus scans, all kinds of anti-spyware programs and was finding nothing at all. I had concluded it was my hardware - probably a wireless network adapter or my hard drive. But .....................before replacing hardware or doing a complete reinstall of Windows, I tried the following and it WORKED! Everything is fine again - evidently I had some corrupted files or registry.

    I ran sfc /scannow - then ran both check disk options - these took quite some time, but it was worth it. Instructions which I found on the Internet for each are at:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318378/ (sfc /scannow)

    http://www.updatexp.com/windows-xp-chkdsk.html (chkdsk)

    Please be sure to have your Windows CD available if scannow asks for it - also, you should back up your system (System Restore or on another disk) before doing any procedures like these. My point is, it helped me considerably - to the point that my pc is now running great surfing on IE than it has for quite some time. Just be sure and check out the procedures thoroughly before you jump into it. I am sure some of the people in these forums can add information - or correct info that is not right. Hope this helps someone else.
     
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