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Computer running very slow

Hi, I recently reformatted my hard drive and intstalled windows xp. Computer had 2000 and ran fast, however when I changed to xp and loaded mccafee virus protection the computer started running really slow. I search a lot on my computer. I also loaded patches that I thought I needed on my hard drive. Can you help me and tell me what I can do to get my computer to run faster? Thank you.

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Win xp required more then 256 mb ram
mcafee antivirus make system slow,
it take more ram
so u remove antivirus & also
go to run give msconfig
then remove start up items.
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