Solved: Slow computer after watching youtube

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kjetillunde

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After watching youtube with Firefox my computer is slow in every operation! Just opening My Computer or booting takes a lot more time.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1999 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 80003 MB, Free - 72494 MB; D: Total - 72614 MB, Free - 49592 MB; F: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 240 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G866N
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled


This is some of what I`ve tried:

1. System restore

2. Formated the computer and installed a fresh XP

3. I didn`t install adobe flash player. (It seems like I had activex flash thou)

4. Cleaned the registry with "Vit Registry Fix 11"

5. Deleted temporary internet files in Firefox 18


I formated the computer 2 times and even after a fresh install the computer went slow after watching youtube for some minutes. Before formatting I thought the problems was because of Flash Player so I didn`t install it in the fresh XP install.

I suspect it has something with my video card (Intel GM45 Graphics). It didn`t show up in either dxdiag or CPU-Z before I installed the driver. Under Graphics Driver, Intel® Driver Update Utility says "Your driver is current". Under Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility (Chipset INF) it says "This version is valid. Does it mean I have the correct drivers?
 

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Cleaning the registry isnt going to help or fix anything. that might be why theres problems.we never recommend using any cleaners like that because all it will do is make a mess of the computer and you might have to reinstall everyting.
 

kjetillunde

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Cleaning the registry isnt going to help or fix anything. that might be why theres problems.we never recommend using any cleaners like that because all it will do is make a mess of the computer and you might have to reinstall everyting.
The computer went slow before I cleaned the registery...

Edit: By the way I have a Dell Latitude E6400 laptop
 

kjetillunde

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I updated to the most recent Dell BIOS and that solved the problem!

The performance is much better now.

The BIOS update did the trick!
 

SUEOHIO

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If indeed the problem is solved you can mark it as such so that we know all is well for you.
 
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