Acer aspire running very slow

  Boy Zone 16:39 03 Mar 2009

My lap top seems to have gone from being in the fast lane to the slow lane.
I have 2 Gb RAM with win XP. When I open some programs i.e. WIndows Live mail it takes 45 sec to open(showing all the folders) and sometimes fails to open, and I get message telling me it's not responding and just 'locks' the PC. The same for other MS applications.
I have run AdAWARE and have NOD 32 antivirus.
Its just become so slow its a pain.

  mooly 17:29 03 Mar 2009

I had this once on my Aspire 9301 when it was only a few weeks old running xp. Had to do a factory restore to default settings... I've learnt a lot since then though. If you do have to reinstall, make sure you do regular disc image backups.

  Boy Zone 19:06 03 Mar 2009

thanks Mooly,

I rebuilt my laptop some months ago, and it was OK until a few weeks ago.
The one program I seem to have the main problem with seems to be Windows Live Mail. I have thought of trying to reinstall this but afraid of loosing all my messages.

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