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Computer freezes and running v slow

I have computer which has started working very slow, and carry on stucking again and again, and its anti viral system is not working when i go for manual scanning, and it is again and again saying that the c drive is full.
It was working fine and was very speedy a few days ago, the system is windows XP.
Could u pls help me to fix it up. If u recomend me some down loding for recovery of it, pls tell me the one which is free and reliable.
I would be highly obliged.

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Clean up ur disk and defrag it, clean up ur registry keys, clean internet history, close suspicious software
download reginout to make ur pc run faster and fix problems

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This basically means your C drive is full. you should free up some space by deleting some of your unwanted files or by upgrading to a bigger hard disk. your system is acting slow because your hard disk is full and your ram cant support that much of the software you are running because your virtual memory cant get any space anymore from your hard disk. therefore, deleting files and/or uninstalling software's may help.

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Can you get to disk clean up and the defrag

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It sounds like you may have some viruses and/or spyware.

Here's how I would clean it up:

1. Download and install Avast Anti-Virus free home edition:

2. When Avast is done installing. it will ask you if you would like to schedule a boot time scan. Click yes. It will then prompt you to reboot, go ahead and do so.

3. When the computer reboots, the scan will begin before windows finishes loading. It may take a while.

4. As it finds viruses and spyware, it will prompt you with a menu of choices of actions to take. I have always chosen the "delete" or "delete all" option without any problems, but if you are worried about doing that, chose one of the others such as "Move to Chest"

5. When the scan is complete, Windows will finish booting. If you removed any problems, you may notice some improvement already.

6. Next, download and install Windows Defender from Microsoft:

NOTE: If you can't install it, you may need to visit Windows Update first:

7. Run a full scan with Windows Defender and remove any spyware / viruses that it finds.

8. If you didn't already in step 6, visit and install any updates that it finds. You may have to do this several times. Keep doing it until there are no more updates.

You could also try CCleaner when all of the updates are done:
Make sure to run the registry scan and clean tool.

This should get rid of most spyware / viruses. Anything left may still need some more work.

You can also run defrag.
Click START then RUN and type "defrag c:" and click OK. This will help speed up your hard drive.

Check how much RAM you have... 512 MB is low these days... I recommend at least 1GB or more... the more the better.

If after all of this, you don't see any improvement, then you may have to take it to a repair center.

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