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My old dell wants to run but something is out of kilter,256 installed,51% free space.running norton.Im not sure that the 256 is fully in service.Demention 4100,This old model T will make someone a good pc help me tune it,so I can donate it to a special person at the salvation army.Not looking for a deduction,just an efficent old pc as it can be for 3 kids and their mom.I thank you. so much for input and time. Billy

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Get rid of Norton as soon as you can it's probably trying to use more memory and resources than that poor old girl has.
Get a nice new copy of AVG 8.0 free version from here:
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When a computer takes time to start what do you think is the problem.


Uninstall (not simply delete) all unused applications. These programs take up space on the hard drive and reduce the area for temporary files and load the Windows registry with dozens or even hundreds of file that need to be loaded at boot time. Both of these situations can drastically slow a computer down during boot and while running.

Perform some disk "housekeeping". Run Cleanup to remove old temporary and orphaned files, cookies, etc. Read the directions carefully before using.

Run the Windows Disk Defragment Program. It is a tool for each hard drive. This program consolidates data and free space so that the disk has large, unbroken blocks of unused space to write temporary files - and makes reading data easier as it can be found in one place - instead of having to hunt all over the disk to find it.

Remove existing and prevent future "****" from collecting by using Ccleaner aka "**** cleaner". When run and set up correctly, it will remove and prevent accumulation of junk files and spamware. Again, read directions carefully and allow updates to the program for maximum protection.

Lastly, install a good Anti-Virus program. Norton stuff is very good, BUT can slow a machine down considerably. Other choices are Avast (free "Home" version available) or Viper for about $30. Both are very good to excellent and have minimal impact on the computer speed.

Doing these few items should help a great deal - please rate this reply and good luck!

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I have a Dell desktop. I run Windows XP, and use McAffee, XoftSpySE, & RegCure software. I have about 25% free space on the hard drive. The computer runs slowly. I have defragged, compressed old files,...


try running one more virus software program called Malwarebytes.
http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html
After you install it, make sure to check for updates each time before you run a scan. RUN A FULL SYSTEM SCAN.
When you are finished with, that run a CHECKDISK. Do this by clicking: START/RUN & type: chkdsk /F /R exactly like I have it here, into the box and press Enter. Choose Y and restart

Jul 06, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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Im trying to add memory to my dell dim, 4300 desktop!!


That should work without any problems since the chips are 256. You can either try a bios update or clearing the cmos before trying to boot.

Let me know what happens after you try the above.


Mar 09, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4300 PC Desktop

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Cant access the internet on a packard bell computer. have been advised to get a norton removal tool but can't download one because we cant get on the internet




First try this: (Save your Norton KEY#) From your friends computer download the Norton removal tool and save it onto a disc. (Have a disc in the drive> save it there-it will be an exe file) Then put the disc in your drive. Locate your drive with the disc under my computer. Click on it and then click on the exe file. It should start to run immediately. After you have done this do a search under search /C/files and folders and search for "Norton" it should bring up all the leftover files and folders from old installations. you can delete those as well. You should also run a registry cleanup if you have a program for resgistry cleaning. Restart your computer and see if you can get on the internet now. If you can , go to www.comodo.com and download their free virus control firewall and install it (make sure you do a clean install-turn off any other running proggys.) Anyway, first let's see if you can get on the internet. Good Luck and if this does not work- don;t give up, we will try something else.

Aug 14, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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I have the compaq desktop computer presario p8714aba, cnn5430hm1 serial number .compaq presario sr1710nx. Since I installed the McAvee security system the computer has been running very slowly. I have...


i suggest you have to upgrade the memory 256mb lower. try 512 mb or 1gb. in anti virus avast is also okay. it is downloadable and home users are free of charge. you can get at http://www.avast.com

Aug 03, 2008 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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Thank you for your help last time


256 mb of memory is not very much. It's the bare minimum you can get by with running Windows XP. Adding more would certainly be an improvement.
Only 1 gig of free space left on an 80 gig hard drive is not much room for Windows to work with. I would definitely try to get rid of or back up some files to make more room. You should also run a system clean up and do a defragmentation of the hard drive.

You should keep your anti virus software up to date if you have one installed. If not you can go HERE and run Trend Micro's Houscall on your PC. Viruses and Spyware will bog down a system and cause it to run extremely slow.

Jul 04, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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I have just had to re install norton internet security 2008 and now it will not start


Check to see if the computer meets the minimum system requirements
    To successfully install Norton Internet Security 2008, your system must meet the following minimum requirements:

    Basic requirements for Windows XP:
    * Windows XP Home Edition or Professional Edition
    * 300-MHz or faster processor
    * 256 MB of RAM
    * 350 MB of hard disk space

for more information check here
How to install Norton Internet Security 2008?
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further information
http://forums.2cpu.com/archive/index.php/t-87910.html

Jul 01, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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I tried and installed in my computer but my daughter already purchased the norton antivirus progame so im using it and i tried but for free trail of your system and i think that it is good but im still...


Yes i can surely help you in this.

You just have run this tool which i iam giving you and norton will be completely will be removed for you computer.

You have to click on download button and then click on run twice and will do its work and your computer will rebooting and then Norton is removed from your computer.Just go to step three and run this tool....
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2007080716240739?Open&docid=2005033108162039&nsf=tsgeninfo.nsf&view=docid

Jun 20, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Please completley remove the norton security from my computer...trying to run something comcst says you need to do something to rmove it...please do asap ...thank you


Go into Control Panel, then Add/Remove Programs. Wait for the list of all programs to load up.

Go down through the list and look for Norton Internet Security. Remove it. It will take a very long time, sometimes 1/2 hour or more depending on speed of computer. Reboot the computer after it has been removed, especially if/when it asks you to reboot after the process.

After rebooting, go back into Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. Look for Symantec or Norton's Live Update, remove that as well. Also remove any other Symantec/Norton Anti-Virus or Internet Security programs as well. Then reboot the computer again.

Your computer should be much, much faster now. So now you need a new Anti-Virus program...

I've found in my experience that Norton and McAfee do more damage to some computers than good, besides the fact that they are severely over-priced. I would NEVER install either Norton (Symantec) or McAfee on anyone's computer. Matter of fact, I just had to remove Norton 2008 from a lady's computer today, an old Dell 2400 because her system was too old and slow to run new Norton.

My suggestions for much better anti-virus would be...

- Kaspersky Anti-Virus (search for it on Google, etc)

- Trend Micro PC-Cillin Anti-Virus (search for it on Google, etc)

- AVG Free Anti-Virus at http://free.grisoft.com, they also have more elaborate versions with more protection for a cost.

I personally use AVG on my computers, and my family does as well. It's very effective and gets out viruses that even Norton cannot remove.

Mar 12, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Computer internal HDD?


It?s difficult to say for sure without knowing the details but its doubtful you?re loosing files if you are using the Windows uninstall utility.

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