Slow startup and unfunctioning Window XP Professional
I have a Window XP Professional, running unusally slow at startup and all the softwares are not running when double click, in fact it makes the situation worst aftet the click. I suspect I have infected by virus, can anyone suggest what I should do?
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your System may be slow due to following reason - Too many programs running at startup or in the background - Data Corruption, hard disk fragmentation - Missing Windows updates or outdated drivers - Not enough hard drive space, too many unused programs - Left over programs, old cached and temporary files So Follow these steps to fix computer problem:: - Delete all the temp files - Remove unused programs - install latest drivers from the manufacturer site - Install and run antispyware software - Free up wasted space with Disk Cleanup tool - Defragment your hard disk drive If you are unable to perform above tasks then use a single utility tool like PC Fresher that will fix windows errors that cause of system slow
When was the last time you ran disk clean up, scanned your pc for spyware and virus and finally defragmented the disks. Doing all three of these could have a big impact on the speed of it. Run all three in the order above.
Follow these steps to fix computer freezes problem::
Remove unused programs
Install and run antispyware software
Free up wasted space with Disk Cleanup tool
Defragment your hard disk drive
Disconnect unused network connections:
Click Start, and then click My Computer. On the Tools menu, click Disconnect Network Drive. Select the network drives that you no longer need, and then click OK.
Stop Unwanted startup programs:
Start > Run > write msconfig > Click on StartUp tab
Deselect the programs you want to stop
Delete Temporary Internet Files: Click Start - Run, type in %temp% and then click OK.
Once that temp folder is open and you can view its contents, select and delete EVERYTHING that's inside it. Repeat the steps with c:\windows\temp
After you're done with both temp folders, restart the computer.
Click Start, type services.msc in the Search box. Press ENTER. Right click and stop each service which is not necessary for you. For an instant fix use Intel Software Partner Reginout. WebRepOverall ratingThis site has no rating(not enough votes)
disabling startup programs. Go to Start > Run and type
MSConfig. In Startup tab, uncheck anything that you don't want Windows to
load automatically. It will make Windows boot faster and use less resources
while running. This just disables them in startup. Programs will still load,
but when only you initiate.
any extras like those pushy toolbars, and add-ons.
May be in your windows drive there are not enough space. please check out this how many space are free. for windows xp sp2 you need minimum 15 gb space. and the other solution is clear temporary files from your temp folder. just you can go run command then type %temp% then open a folder which contain too much temporary files. select all and delete these. and the other solution is your startup or boot run many software which slow your xp. then follow this solution. go to run and type msconfig then open a new window now go to startup tab then unmark the startup software catagory which are not necessary for you. for doing this job but if you not get any progrees then format your xp. thanks
There are few possible reasons:
1. The drive is full and fragmeted
Solution: Try deleting unwanted files and burn the bulky files to a CD/DVD disk will reduce disk load. Do a deragmentation. [right click a disk drive to see properties > defragmentation.]
2. Too much softwares installed or large number of fonts installed.
Solution: Install only required number of programs and fonts. Uninstall unused programs.
3. Viruses or malware affected.Your PC may be infected with viruses or malwares
Solution: In this case install a good antivirus program and perform a full system scan. Also try some powerful spyware detecters. This will help reduce risk.
4. Too much servces running in the background.
Solution: To reduce the number of services starting at windows startup go to > Right click > My computer > Select manage > select servoces
In this tab see all the services running with windows start up. right click any service that you don't want and change its properties to manual or disabled.
you can also delete the startup progams from Start > All programs > startup
just delete the programs that you do not want at start up.
this could solve your problem