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Windows xp slow internet explorer slow c:drive

I Have run Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter.
All photos are on an outside drive
Use Verizon DSL
Please advise.

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  • bsevinc May 11, 2010

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Hello,

My name is ArmyMason, might I suggest trying ccleaner www.ccleaner.com and see if that resolves the issue. CCleaner cleans out registry and could resolve some issues. Here is a link that shows registry tweeks to help with speed issues also. http://pcs.suite101.com/article.cfm/speed_up_internet_explorer

If this doesnt work might I suggest checking out our premium service and chat live with a tech.

Thanks,
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Hi,
Does the disk need Defragmenting ??
if your concerned about having no-Backup device, i,d suggest either getting a DVD Writer, so that you can backup to DVD.
Or purchasing a memory card-reader with a 2-4 gig memory card, The other alternative, is to buy an external hard-drive.
Theres also a windows program, disk cleanup. which can help you cleanup unused files and folders.
Finally, you could re-install windows, or look for an alternative defragmenting program.
Mike @ Compurepair.

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