Here;s one of a few reasons why: Some Windows system files must be located on specific sectors on the disk to be bootable. Checked for a BIOS upgrade? Sep 27, 2011 #2 gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425 +77 This sort of thing can impiicate a failing HDD (or even motherboard). The Indexing service however speeds up and improves file searches by maintaining an index of the files that are on the hard drive but can be safely deleted. http://dataforceus.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-slow-performance-fix.html
I have found Spybot (free version) to be a great help. Only install a few at a time starting with the critical security patches. Do a restart when you are done here. 2: Defragment your hard drive. (Start menu>all programs> accessories>System Tools>Disk Defragmentor>Defragment Disk). The main problem is that now launching and running applications is slow. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/xp-running-painfully-slow-15640/
Tell your state representative to support S618. Reports: · Posted 5 years ago Top Topic Closed This topic has been closed to new replies. You've helped me a few times before, and it's usually something bone-headed I've done, but I'm also bull-headed and that's the only way I seem to learn.yes you may have seen I suspect that there is a problem in the Windows OS itself.
My Computer->righ-click->Properties on the general tab: How much RAM on the system? You have a video card that allows you to see onyour screen, a sound card that allows you to hear your PCs sound output andso on. by phattdaddy / March 16, 2004 11:54 AM PST In reply to: Re:Did you turn off DMA... Windows Xp Running Slow And Freezing I have two products to suggest toyou, look at them and see if either of them suite your needs.
This is my first time to ever post on a forum, so please tell me any other information you need or what you would like for me to try. -cheers You want to be at absolute bare-bones. Be CAREFUL what you set to manual, and take heedand write down as you change things! http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/117820-45-windows-running-slow-figure the fans keep running and it just pops off and reboots.
Site Changelog Community Forum Software by IP.Board Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Need an account? Windows Xp Very Slow To Load E-mail in-box and folders if you use an e-mail client that does not use an Internet browser Any schedule data for programs such as Outlook Financial records for programs such as XP then automaticly contacts MS, files are automaticly updated & POOF!!! Virtual Memory was set to 4gb.
Cancel ashell Rep: 121 1 1 Posted: 10/30/2016 Options Permalink History . https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/76943/computer+very+slow+and+takes+long+to+load+any+programs LINUX here I come. Windows Xp Very Slow Performance I.e. Windows Xp Very Slow Startup If you uncheck the wrong one, you may not be able to restart your computer.
Just click on the CPU column header (in Task Manager or Process Explorer) to sort by CPU usage Oct 3, 2011 #14 chriscricket TS Rookie Topic Starter I'm starting to check over here I've disconnected from the Net for one hour & XP automaticly does into convulsions, it wants its updates or it slows down also untill it gets what it wants. I think something is causing this extreme slow down within the Windows OS and I just don't know where or what it is. Disabling the wrong services may lead to serious problems that you may not notice right away. Windows Xp Slow Performance Fix
Then there is a direct download siteand finally, you can order the FREE CD from Microsoft. My System Is Very Slow Windows Xp Sp3 Upgrade your CPU. Also in the processor explorer every time the CPU gets high it's because of interrupts, which i suspect is also the HDD.
Have taken all unnecessary programs out of the start menu, turned off all automatic updating, etc. There are morethan likely things in there you know you never use - so why have themthere? Also, msconfig, while unchecking the box, is disabling the service. How To Make Windows Xp Faster And More Efficient More RAM allows programs to start and run faster.
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