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grybeard22

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I have an HP pavilion 6835 that I am having some problems with after installing xp pro

system:
pavilion 800mhz
30gigHD
256mbram

After the install and everything was up and running, connected to my home network as a client pc and sharing the internet, everything seemed to run smooth as silk.
After installing software programs I have noticed alot of hesitations and am now getting alot of warnings of low virtual memory .....I have read several fixes and applied all of them but its not helping a bit...its as if the system has to more or less "catchup" with itself when trying to do a task such as empty the recycle bin.
This really baffles me as I would assume that an 800mhz system with 256 ram should be more than enough with less than 5 gigs of a 30 gig hd used ( my host pc is a 600 celeron with 128 and makes this thing look sick! lol)

There is one thing here that nags at me as that it might be the problem....
This system was one of those ..." If you can fix it you can have it" type of things.....I got it without the restore disc's so I had to find all the individual drivers for everything on it ....originally the thought was that the MB was a gonner as I didnt have any video or anything ..well the culprit was a bad jumper for the CMOS and after replacing that everything started working again.

As I said I was able to find all the drivers for the system including what I needed for the bios....now my thought is ....is there something that I am missing for the system that would be on the restore disc that I dont have that would be causing this?

I have also installed all the updates for the system that I can find not only from HP but also for XP

any ideas/help/advice greatly appreciated
thanks in advance
 
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Hi There!

Run MSCONFIG
go to the "Startup" Tab and UNCHECK EVERYTHING and test performance.

if you're still having issues, try booting into safe mode and defrag and that may also help.


Good Luck!

ST
 
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