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Hi could you tell me how to make my computer run faster and also i was deleting things from my computer trying to make it run fasted and ive deleted 19 drives from my tower and i dont know how to get them back ive tryed a system restore but it hasnt worked and i really dont know alot about computers many thanks sharon

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    what kind of computer do you have? I have a bunch of programs in mind to help speed it up. Please let me know thanks

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Better not to just start deleting things if you don't know what you're deleting. It won't make it run faster, and can cause a lot of problems...go to windows update and run a manual update to check and see if they offer to replace some of the drivers you deleted. Depending on what you removed, you could run chkdsk c: /r (link here) or sfcscannow link here and here to repair the xp installation, or you might have to do a repair install of xp.
What you want to do to improve speed are maintenance and performance adjustments. See this article and this article. Stay away from registry cleaners. They won't help. See link here.
Finally, check to see how much ram is installed in your system. xp works best with 1gb of ram or more, depending on what your motherboard will allow. if you're attempting to get by with much less, you'll hit a ceiling when your hard drive starts to fill up that not much else will improve...

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!


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Try the utility: Glary Utilities

It comes with with a bundle of accessories such as file shredding, temporary file removal, registry error fixing, registry defragmentation, and much much more. The utility is designed to help remove junk from your computer and speed it up. How much your computer speeds up depends on your computer's specifications and how much junk has accumulated. However, I'm pretty certain there will be a marginal increase in performance.

As for your, "drives..." Did you mean, "Drivers?" I doubt your computer had 19 partitions/hard-drives.

Let me know if you need any further assistance.

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Imagine that you have bought a computer that runs adequately fast. However, after a few weeks or couple of months you notice that your computer is not running as fast as it was when you first bought it.
One solution that someone may think is to buy new hardware (new processor, more RAM, bigger hard drive etc)

However before doing that try the following:
First of all go to Start, All Programs, Startup. If this contains items that you do not need you can delete them. These are just shortcuts and not the actual applications. Think if you need these applications to begin everytime you start up your computer. If not then remove them from that menu list.

Second thing you can try is a little bit more advanced:
Go to Start, Run and type msconfig and press enter.
In the dialog that opens go to Startup and see the long list of applications that startup everytime you boot your computer. You should only leave your antivirus program, and entries under the c:\windows\system32
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Then click on services and click Hide microsoft services. Check again which services should not be enabled and disable them. Use google again if you are not sure about the listed services.

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Hi bruce1984lan..
There are numerous things to make your old computer run fast again here are a few to do.
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1...Disc Cleanup...Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disc Cleanup
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3...Delete any old programs,pictures,files,etc that you do not use anymore.
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6...Add more memory to the computer, add as much as possible your system will allow.
7...Restore your computer back to a time when it was running faster...Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore
8...Reload the operating system....Left click on "My Computer", right click on your main hard drive (normally C drive) then click "Format".
This will wipe everything from your computer and when you use the discs that came with your computer or the ones you made you will then insert them into the CD/DVD player and reinstall your operating system and drivers.
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