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My computer at start up is very slow, when I check on it my CPU is running 100%, which is why I figure it is so slow to come on line. How do I get rid of of junk on the start up?

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1. You will have to clear your cache folder and your history in either IE ( Internet Explorer) and also download a program called "CCleaner: ( free) and this will allow you to do all the above in one fell swoop. Use the Google search engine to find.
2. Then download Windows Essentials ( anti-virus) from Microsoft ( free) to get rid of the malware and other unwanted programs that are slowing your PC down.
Here is the site instructions set for the "security Essentials":
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971606

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There can be many things that can cause your computer to slow down.
First of all Viruses .. some viruses once in the computer are difficult to be recognized by normal anit-viruses they generally make your computer go slow, such a problem can be solved either by getting a better anti virus or by formatting your system
There can be another reason... have you check how many processes are running on your comp?
ctrl + alt + delete go to processes... now a normal XP os needs only 17-20 applications to run properly ... so anything in excess to it is being run on your computer to provide some sort of service to you(you must not start stopping those extra processes w/o knows what they are doing).Try closing some of the applications this should make your computer work faster
There can be another reason... the drive space in your OS drive Say Drive C is very less ... should be above 500 Mb for smooth functioning.. in such a case delete unwanted files..
for further assistance feel free to mail me at
kushalagarwal22@gmail.com

Cheers
Kushal

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