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Sluggish slow performance and bad keys

My Dell Inspiron six000 is slow on startup and generally slow working. At first it was great and quite fast. Also many numeric keys do not work i.e. five, six, dashes, plus and equal and delete keys. What could be the problem. It will not allow me to system restore say, a year back.

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  • RobertMZ Dec 27, 2008

    My system is also very slow - opening programs (such as factory installed programs such as Excel) and is subject to internet freeze-ups (regardless of network being used). I've tried all the "usual" schtick - defrag, etc - but to no avail. Any help?

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Sounds like both machines may have spyware / malware on them. I would download Malwarebytes Anti-malware scanner, it is a free download; can be found here: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Paying for the program gives you "real time" protection, but it is fully operational without paying the only difference is no real time protection is offered.

This will get rid of a lot of the junk that often gets installed on a computer over time.

The other thing to look at is upgrading your RAM, a lot of computers are sold with only 256 MB of RAM on XP machines and 2 GB on Vista machines; these are the bare min required to run Windows; you should max out the RAM for your machine; depending upon the age of the machine you should be able to add anywhere from 2 GB to 4 GB of RAM, really old machines may have a cap limit of 512 MB or 768 MB check with your manufacture before purchasing. Some motherboards will support more than 4 GB but unless you are running XP 64 bit or a 64 bit version of Vista; the 32 bit OS is only going to see a max of 4 GB in XP Home Edition it seems to only see a max of 3 GB.

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