Slow Computer

  Somaht 10:51 04 Sep 2007

My pc has suddenly become very slow.From switching on to going on line can take 7 or 8 minutes.My isp is wanadoo and I use windows xp home. Any Ideas?


  johnnyrocker 10:55 04 Sep 2007

what anti spy/malware do you currently have on board and have you run it?


  bof:) 11:13 04 Sep 2007

after virus checking run Ccleaner

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if still slow, when was the last time you did a Checkdisk and a Defrag on the pc?

Also check how much free space you have on your hard drive your operating system is on (usually C Drive)

to check Hard drive space, left click My computer/ right click C drive/ left click properties and you should see a piechart showing used and free space on the drive.

Could you please let us know the following:

Operating system,

are you getting a normal 'beep' noise when you start your pc up?

have you downloaded and /or installed any programs recently before the pc slowed down?


  bof:) 11:19 04 Sep 2007

oops sorry missed the bit about XP home in your original posting.

After doing all of the above try this:

start/run/ type 'msconfig' withot the ' ' markes in to the box and click ok box

go to the startup tab and left click it.

Look down the list and see if there are any obvious programs in it you do not recognise and remove the tick in the box next to them

Click close and reboot your pc and see if it starts quicker.


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