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System si too slow Os is Windows Xp

System while opening any folder or application it will take time.

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Re: System si too slow Os is Windows Xp

Check what applications running in the background and stop them
unistall any antivirus you have and test the speed
download panda 2008 update it and do a full scan
also do a full scan with adaware 7

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Slow opening of websites

How to Make Windows XP Startup Faster
1.Click on Start, then Run, and type "msconfig". Wait for a new window to pop up.
2.Look under the "BOOT.INI" tab. You will see a box labeled "Timeout:", and a numerical value. By default, it's 30, which means 30 seconds of wait time before boot. This can be changed, using 3 seconds. (Note: if you have more than one operating system, this means the wait time to startup to the highlighted OS. you might want a bit more than 3 seconds)
3.Delete the temporary files periodically from your computer to make the applications run faster. Type %Temp% in the run dialog box by clicking on Start -> Run, and click on "OK". You will see an open folder with many files. Click on the Edit menu and click on Select all and then click on the File menu and select Delete. Note: Always confirm that the folder which is opened has a temp on the top of menu bar and the folder indicates that it is a temporary folder.
4.Perform a scandisk to see that your computer hard drive is in healthy condition and it helps your computer run faster.
5.Always perform a disk defragmentation at least once in a month. start the disk defragmentation from the system tools available in the accessories from the start menu. it takes a longer time and it is advised not to run any applications in the computer including the screen savers, while running disk defragmentation.
After you have done all this, another method you can do is to allow the computer to hibernate. Hibernation closes and opens Windows faster than normally. However, Hibernation is a good long-term solution, as it does not waste electricity.
1.Go to Start->Control Panel->Power Options. Click on the Hibernate tab.
2.Click on the box that says "Enable hibernation" to check it.
3.Click on the Advanced tab and change the Power buttons options if you want to hibernate by pressing the sleep button or the power button. Otherwise, holding the Shift key while in the Turn Off Computer menu will give you the option to hibernate.
4.Restart your computer every week or so to clear your computer.
The power can then be completely turned off, even at the socket so that no power is wasted.
1.Simply browse to the windows folder (Ex: C:Windows) and under there you should see the prefetch folder. Go into the prefetch folder and delete all the files (Careful! It should look like this c:windowsprefetch). We need to edit a registry key to tweak it. Open regedit and browse to this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory ManagementPrefetchParameters
Under this key you should see a value named: EnablePrefetcher
It has 4 possible values:
0- Disabled : The prefetch system is turned off.
1- Application : The prefetch only caches applications.
2- Boot : The prefetch only caches boot system files.
3- All : The prefetch caches boot, and application files.
We don't want to disable it entirely. This would actually make boot times *longer*. This is because this feature is also used to speed up the loading of boot files. That is why we are going to pick the number 2 option. It allows us to keep the advantage of caching system files, without continually clogging the system up with applications.
Set the value to 2 and reboot.
The 2nd time you boot it should boot much faster. Remember that the side effect is that launching individual applications once windows has loaded will now be slightly slower.
When installing new software choose not to add the program to the startup folder.
. Regularly check to see what programs are running from your startup folder as malicious programs such as spyware may have installed itself without your knowledge.
. If you accidentally uncheck a program, just retrace the steps above and recheck the program and restart your computer.
. Adding more RAM to a Windows XP computer helps it boot faster, and since RAM prices are very low these days, it's an easy way to boot faster.
. uncheck system startup unnecessary startup programs*
. Save any open work before making changes.
. Shut down all applications before making changes.
. Don't uncheck anything from Symantec or any other anti-virus or anti-malware software. Doing so may disable or hinder the protection of your PC.Remove all toolbar from add or remove program. From control panel. Reset web settings from internet option.

Apr 14, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition English...

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Picasa wants a password to unlock folders

Which operating system ????....

Windows XP

  1. Exit Picasa.
  2. Confirm that you can view hidden files and folders .
  3. Open the folder C:\Documents and Settings\[USER]\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Picasa2\db3 (where [USER] is your username).
  4. Delete the catdata_info.pmp file.
  5. Restart Picasa.
Note: Although you may be running a newer version of Picasa, rest assured the correct folder name is indeed Picasa2.

Windows Vista

  1. Exit Picasa.
  2. Confirm that you can view hidden files and folders .
  3. Open the folder C:\Users\[USER]\AppData\Local\Google\Picasa2\db3 (where [USER] is your username).
  4. Delete the catdata_info.pmp file.
  5. Restart Picasa.
Note: Although you may be running a newer version of Picasa, rest assured the correct folder name is indeed Picasa2.

Windows 7

  1. Exit Picasa.
  2. Confirm that you can view hidden files and folders .
  3. Open the folder C:\Users\[USER]\AppData\Local\Google\Picasa2\db3 (where [USER] is your username).
  4. Delete the catdata_info.pmp file.
  5. Restart Picasa.
Note: Although you may be running a newer version of Picasa, rest assured the correct folder name is indeed Picasa2.


  1. Exit Picasa.
  2. Open Finder.
  3. Under your username, open Library > Application Support > Google.
  4. Click Picasa3 > db3.
  5. Delete the catdata_info.pmp file.
  6. Restart Picasa.

Oct 13, 2011 | Compaq Operating Systems

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How would i fix with my icon default,, everytime i open an application... open in suggested file... i want to return it to default... application,, and my rundll32 is not working, system32

***Find a copy of rundll32.exe in folder c:\windows\system32\dllcache or in c:\windows\servicepackfiles\i386.
If you find this, go ahead and copy rundll32.exe to the system folder c\windows\system32.
Otherwise you need a windows disc to expand this file (see below).***


Put the Windows XP CD ROM disk in the CD ROM drive.


Click Start , and then click Run .


Type expand X :\i386\rundll32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe in the Open box, where X is the letter of your CD ROM Drive.


Restart the computer

Jan 25, 2011 | Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT...

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Not compatable with windows 7


OK, please be more specific on the exact question or problem you are experiencing.

Kind regards

Nov 26, 2010 | Operating Systems

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How to create bootable cd?

The following items are required:
  • A copy of the original Windows CD/DVD or ISO.

  • A copy of the Boot Files (Downloaded Below).

  • A minimum of 1GB available hard disk space for CD's.
    A minimum of 5GB available hard disk space for DVD's.

Create a folder called OS on your hard drive (C: is used in this example).

In this folder create two sub-folder called BOOT, and ROOT.

Copy the entire Windows 2000/XP/2003 CD (or extract the ISO) into folder ROOT.

1.) Download boot file. ( ~1.34KB)

2.) Extract the BootSector file (boot.ima) from
into the folder C:\OS\BOOT

Start Nero Burning ROM.

Select File > New... from the menu.

1.) Select CD-ROM (Boot).
2.) Select Image file from Source of boot image data.
3.) Check Enable expert settings (for advanced users only!).
4.) Set Kind of emulation: to No Emulation.
5.) Set Load segment of sectors (hex!): to 0000.
6.) Set Number of loaded sectors: to 4.
7.) Set Platform identifier: to Intel x86 compatible.
8.) Press the Browse... button.

Locate the BootSector file (boot.ima) in the folder C:\OS\BOOT.

Click the Open button.

Click on the ISO tab.

- Set File name length to Max. of 31 chars (ISO Level 2).
- Set Format to Mode 1.
- Set Character Set to ISO 9660 (standard ISO CD-ROM).
- Check the Joliet check box.
- Check all Relax ISO Restrictions.
- Check Allow more than 64 characters for Joliet names.

Click on the Label tab.

Remove the check from Also use the ISO 9660 text for Joliet.

Enter the Volume Label into the ISO 9660 and Joliet text boxes.

Click the More fields button.

- View Windows 2000 CD Labels (TTID# 269)
- View Windows XP SP0 CD Labels (TTID#226)
- View Windows XP SP1 CD Labels (TTID#283)
- View Windows XP SP1a CD Labels (TTID#312)
- View Windows XP SP2 CD Labels (TTID#342)
- View Windows XP SP3 CD Labels (TTID#422)
- View Windows 2003 Server RTM CD Labels (TTID#292)
- View Windows 2003 Server SP1 CD Labels (TTID#355)
- View Windows 2003 Server R2 Disc Labels (TTID#387)


Enter in the Volume Label into the System Identifier, Volume Set, Publisher,
Data preparer, Application
text boxes under ISO 9660 and Joliet.

Click the OK button.


Click the Burn tab.

- Check Write.
- Check Finalize CD (No further writing possible!).
- Set Write Method to Disc-at-once. (We have had Track-At-Once work as well.)
- Click the New button.


- Locate the folder C:\OS\ROOT.
- Select everything in the folder and drag it to the ISO compilation panel.
Note: Some files are not show in the following image.
- Click the Write CD Dialog button.


Click the Boot tab.

- Verify the settings. Correct if needed.
- Click the Burn button.

Wait for Disc creation to finish.

Click the OK button.

Click the Done button.


Process completed. You're done.


Jun 01, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Unable to Expand a Folder from my XP CD that I NEED!

Have you tried to copy the compressed folder from the disc to your computer desktop and open it there? Give that a try and see if it works.... I have had this happen to a couple customers at work and I just copied the folder from the disc onto the desktop, opened it there and re-installed it. Or you could also try a repair install of the OS but it does carry the possibility of losing your data and programs.

Jul 03, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3 Full Version...

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Using Window XP

hello friend
I think you are suffering from a severe virus infection. Try the following steps will improve the health of your computer
  1. you should have different partition for OS and data
  2. reinstall the antivirus
  3. get a disc of the windos Xp sp2 and with that in drive type sfc/scannow

May 24, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Windows xp /ubuntu

It will be better if you print these instructions since you will need to type many commands later. I'm typing a detailed procedure to recover your windows.

It's possible that somehow your Windows registry is corrupted. But there is a backup. Only thing is you need to manually restore it.

Boot using your Windows XP cd in the drive and press enter when it asks to boot from CD (if it does not ask, then you will need to go to the CMOS setup by pressing DEL or F2 key and change the boot sequence)

Now, when booting from XP CD, it asks if you want to do a recovery, press R and you will get this screen:

Microsoft Windows(R) Recovery Console 

The Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery functionality. 
Type EXIT to quit the Recovery Console and restart the computer. 


Which Windows Installation would you like to log onto 
(To cancel, press ENTER)? 

Type 1 and press enter.

Now type the commands I am putting below, one by one per line and press enter after every line.

md c:\tmp

cd system32\config

copy system c:\tmp\system.bak 

copy software c:\tmp\software.bak

copy sam c:\tmp\sam.bak

copy security c:\tmp\security.bak

copy default c:\tmp\default.bak

del system software sam security default

Now, type these commands: (Take care to type the dot as it is)

copy c:\windows\repair\system .

copy c:\windows\repair\software .

copy c:\windows\repair\sam .

copy c:\windows\repair\security .

copy c:\windows\repair\default .

Now type exit and press enter and the system will reboot.

Remove the CD and boot normally in Windows (even if you get the grub menu)

If it boots in to windows, then do the following:

Start Windows Explorer. 

On the Tools menu, click Folder options. 

Click the View tab. 

Under Hidden files and folders, click to select Show hidden files and folders, and then click to clear the "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)" check box. 

Click Yes when the dialog box is displayed that confirms that you want to display these files. 

Double-click the drive where you installed Windows XP to get a list of the folders. It's important to click the correct drive. 

Open the System Volume Information folder. This folder appears dimmed because it is set as a super-hidden folder. 

This folder contains one or more _restore {GUID} folders such as "_restore{87BD3667-3246-476B-923F-F86E30B3E7F8}".

Open a folder that was not created at the current time. You may have to click Details on the View menu to see when these folders were created. There may be one or more folders starting with "RP x under this folder. These are restore points. 

Open one of these folders to locate a Snapshot subfolder; the following path is an example of a folder path to the Snapshot folder: 

C:System Volume Information_restore{D86480E3-73EF-47BC-A0EB-A81BE6EE3ED8}RP1Snapshot 

From the Snapshot folder, copy the following files to the C:\tmp folder with the mouse: 

Now, once again put your XP CD in to your CD Drive and reboot using the CD. Again press R for the recovery console.

At the console, type these commands one by one per line and press enter after every command:

cd system32\config

del sam security software default system

copy c:\windows\tmp\_registry_machine_software system

copy c:\windows\tmp\_registry_machine_system system

copy c:\windows\tmp\_registry_machine_sam sam

copy c:\windows\tmp\_registry_machine_security security 

copy c:\windows\tmp\_registry_user_.default default 

Now type exit and remove the CD. Boot normally in Windows and you must be back to normal.


Feb 14, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Slow start...

Hello there...

Keep in mind this
1) OS ?
2) How you format your HD. FAT32? or NTFS? how many times?
perhaps you got a bad sector on your HD.
3) verify your CMOS, if you enable 32 enhance mode.
4) Check if you do a quick format? or regular format (takes long)
example: on C: Format C:
5) Antivirus you got? Norton 360? Avg? this could sometimes slow down a bit the systems, and resourses.
6) Memory problems? check
7) Your pagefile? on advance setting in SYSTEM, control panel. put in ( let windows decide...)
thats it
happy nice time
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Jan 23, 2009 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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Borland wont open on vista laptop

try to use compatibility mode.
rightclick the needed executables, press compatibility and then select windows XP or another windows os

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