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Xp is running very slow, it takes forever for a task to complete- ie installing software. Ran defrag, disk clean up, spy ware removal, antivirus.

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1. Try removing temp files from hdd
2. Uninstall all malwares and antivirus, try using trial version of Mcaffee 8.7i with updates and scan viruses and remove it.
3. If memory is low try increasing upto 1GB atleast.
4. Try reloading OS.

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My computer is unresponsive or very slow nearly all the time now


When was the last time you ran disk clean up, scanned your pc for spyware and virus and finally defragmented the disks. Doing all three of these could have a big impact on the speed of it. Run all three in the order above.

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Running very slow


The fan does not affect the performance of the laptop.
If you have a virus program installed, it is most likely is running a scan on your hard disk. It can slow down your computer especially if you have a large hard drive.
To make your computer (hard disk) lean and mean, uninstall any programs you do not use.
Also you need to maintain your hard disk by running Disk Cleanup this will remove old temp files and old compressed files etc.
This will reduce the number of files the virus scanner has to scan. Plus running Defrag. this makes your files contiguous so the system can access files off the hard drive quicker because it does not work as hard.. Disk Cleanup and Defrag should be carried out at least once a month.
If you have 512Mb of RAM installed then installing more RAM will speed up your computer.

Sep 18, 2012 | ASUS K53SV Notebook

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Runing slow, some time not responsive.


Below are some useful tips for making your PC's performance better.Please follow the below steps and fix your problem.
Eliminate Viruses and Spyware 1 . Run your antivirus program. There may be something slowing your computer that you can remove. It is a good idea to run your antivirus program every week.
2 . Remove spyware. Run a good spyware tool at least twice a month.
3 . Use a pop-up blocker, if you have one. Check your antivirus program.
Dispose of the Extras 1 . Delete your document files for anything you no longer need. Saved pictures, audio and video files in particular can slow your computer.
2 . Remove unwanted programs from the Control Panel area. Old toolbars or games the kids downloaded off the Internet are a good place to start.Look for software you no longer use, such as the old printer you threw out last year.
3 . Clean out your email. Old messages are a constant drain on your computer's resources. Go through every folder, deleting everything you do not need. Leave no mail! Finish by emptying the Deleted Items folder.
4 . Turn off unnecessary programs. Check your task bar for icons that show running programs. Disable anything you are not currently using.
Run Maintenance 1 . Run the Disk Cleanup tool located in your Control Panel. (Windows only. For other operating systems, please check the Resources section below.)This will remove temporary files, cookies and unnecessary components to speed up your computer.
2 . Defragment your computer. Defragging takes some time, but will speed your computer significantly. You can find the tool in your Control Panel.Run it monthly.

Hope the above information will be helpful to you. Thanks for using Fixya.

Feb 03, 2011 | HP Pavilion A520n (DW233A#ABA) PC Desktop

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I have a Dell Inspiron 710M that is so slow and constantly freezes when on IE. It also can take quite a few tries to get on IE as it says it's not responding. The computer is about 5 years old. Is it...


It is worth keeping if it has a good picture and boots fine. Your problem is software related and nothing to do with the physical laptop. You should first go to system tools under Accessories and chose Clean Up Disk. Let it run and when done check off all the boxes and remove the temp files. This is the leading cause of slow computers. Now go to system tools again and perform a Defragment of the hard drive. It will take some time to finish but it is necessary to complete the process.When that is done you need to run a Registry Cleaner. Go here to get for free. http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner. Install this and run the ccleaner. It will clean up all the lose ends. Finally reboot the system and try to go on line! If all goes well I would just leave it alone and periodically do what I mentioned above. The only other thing it can be is a virus. AVG Free is a great Antivirus to download and run any way. Get it here http://free.avg.com/gb-en/download?prd=afg. Hope all this is helpful. Let me know how things go Phil pmgibs1@verizon.net

PS Today with all the Web surfing you need to do the three things above to keep your system running well. 1. Disk Clean 2. Defragment Drive 3. Clean Registry problems. Last but not least you need a good Antivirus such as AVG to keep the bad guys out!!!!!!

Feb 21, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 710m Notebook

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Runs slow, i do the basic like defrag, clean disk, delet history. internet files, thing of that nature but my hp is slow like my processor is out dated or my processor is trying to hard to complete simple...


Your computer has only 512MB of RAM.That will just barely run your XP,forget about doing anything else.You need a minimum of 1GB,2GB is even better.Your computer works in RAM not your hard-drive.The hard-drive is for storage,the RAM is for running your programs.
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01311536.pdf
This link is your manual and it will walk you thru the procedure.Hope this helps?

Jan 10, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

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I have a dell computer and its running slow


Disk Clean up is a small percentage of what you need to do. As you go by installing and uninstalling programs a lot of debris of programs keeps the Windows Registry bloating more and more. And each time you give a command it has to read the registry which takes time. And you feel the computer is slowing down.
Solution:-
Go to www.ccleaner.com and download CCleaner free and install it. Run it and clean up the registry and all others extra baggage that slows the computer down. And wach your PC/laptop gallop after that.

Jan 02, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Hello there: really just looking for some solid advise this hp52w w has the original xp operating system in it with sp2 installed works ok but it gets so slow on the starting windows screen it takes...


Hello Mike, Hi, may I suggest you try first to defrag your hard drive, Im sure when you power on your PC, the hard disk led keeps on blinking, your hard drive may have developed bad tracks and sectors, this slow moving process tends to go forever.

Defragmenting and checkdisk can find faults and bad sectors and tracks that slows down the performance of your PC.

Reformatting should be done if your defragmentation procedure fails to speed up your PC.

Try to run an antivirus program, which may help speed up your PC by detecting viruses, that tends to load forever, or slow down the booting process.

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uninstall unwanted software click start> control panel> Add/Remove programs

Delete junk files
1. Click run start> Run> type %temp%
2. Click run start> Run> type temp

Restart computer.


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