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Windows XP Pro run painfully Slow

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dawsonsg, Feb 19, 2009.

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  1. dawsonsg

    dawsonsg Thread Starter

    Jan 26, 2008
    Hi Guys,

    I am hoping someone here is able to help me.

    I have reloaded a corporate Windows XP image onto my computer and the computer runs really well. I have put a number of other programs (all legt)on and my computer has got to the stage that it now runs extremely slow. It is to the the point that I would now consider it unusable.

    Just as an example it took 5 minutes to get to the stage I am now able to type this message in. When I go into task manager my CPU is maxxing at 100% continuously

    I have had a look through the forums and have run MalwareBytes Anti Malware, ATC Cleaner, I have defraged the disk but nothing sems to make any difference. The Anti-virus I have is McAfee and it is updated every day. I haven't even loaded up any dodgy software yet.

    I am just hoping that someone is able to help and let me know what is going on and how I can resolve this.

    Thanks in anticipation


    PS: If I have posted this in the wrong forum please let me know. I didn't post it in the Malware one because I have run the scans and all seems ok.
  2. karbo

    karbo Banned

    Sep 2, 2003
    If malware isn't an issue, you may have too many unnecessary processes running at the same time in the background, thus slowing down your computer. You might want to consider changing your antivirus too. McAfee is a real system resource hog!

    How much RAM do you have?
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Post a HijackThis log here so we can see what's installed and what's running in the background and if any obvious "nasties" are present.

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