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My dell is running slow when online it constantly freezes, i know i need more memory but the hardrive is half full there is still room. it takes forever for it to start up and i have very little on the start up bar. help

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Your computer is definitely suffering from lack of memory. You have 256 MB. To run Win XP efficiently, you need 2 GB (max for your system). You can do all sorts of stuff, but without more memory, it will still be slow.
One thing you can do is to run this:
Start>Run> then type MSCONFIG
In the startup tab in the window that opens, uncheck the unneeded items. Don't worry--you are not uninstalling anything, just stopping them from running on startup.
You can also increase your paging file by right-clicking on "my computer" and choosing "properties." In the next window click on the "advanced" tab and choose Performance. Now go to "advanced" and change your virtual memory setting. You'll want to set it to "system managed size." Don't forget to click "set" after you do this. Now restart the machine and it will help a little.

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You hit the nail on the head , upgrading your Ram is the first plan of attack, even though you have very little in start up folder there are still other startup programs using vital memory.
try to crease your disk cache, and run MSconfig to find startup items soaking up Memory reserves

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