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XP Laptop running too slow - help please

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nijabhaava, Jan 5, 2011.

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  1. nijabhaava

    nijabhaava Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I'm using an older XP laptop. It is a HP compax nx6115.

    It suddenly started running painfully slow. Even opening new tabs in chrome was painful. I couldn't watch videos even on youtube or megavideo without a lot of choppiness.

    I ran hijackthis and put the log into hijackthis.de and fixed everything it told me to. I ran trend housecall and fixed a couple of problems. I defragmented both my drives. I uninstalled some useless programs. I also used jv16 power tools registry cleaner.

    Its much better and I can watch youtube videos I think, but it is still too slow. I can't watch videos on itunes properly, and everything still has lag at frequent intervals.

    I also had an issue where if I used chrome, even if there was just one window open, I would have about 4-5 processes of Chrome running.I don't have this issue with firefox. I also have about 10 svchost processes running. The CPU usage keeps spiking to 80-100%..

    whats the deal and what can I do to make this laptop usable?

    thanks

    edit: Here are the specs
    AMD Turion 64 Mobile
    ML - 30
    1.6 GHz, 896 MB of RAM

    I haven't used a windows machine in a long time, but this doesn't
     
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    nijabhaava Thread Starter

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    bumping this since I still have the problem.

    If bumping is not permitted, my apologies
     
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