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Trouble shooting for dell inspiron 531,very slow to log on and log off,its takes about 10mins,I already deleted some of the files and downloads thinking that's the cause of it to slow down but it's still the same.If somebody help me solve this problem.thanks!

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Here are a couple of articles you might find helpful.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/northrup_restoreperf.mspx

http://www.ccleaner.com/ - keeps stuff from bloating your system. Removes temp files, and orphaned registry entries. Very nice free program.

make sure your system is free of the nasties... use online virus scanner.

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ - online virus scan, again free!

Please let me know if this helps. Good Luck!

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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Deleting files are generally not a good idea as many programs may utilize files located in various directories. Going into C:\Program Files\<folder> and deleting information this way can be detrimental to your PC.

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