Unbelievably Slow Laptop

  PeterCutting 14:23 27 Feb 2005

I'm a bit of a computer thicky.
My laptop boots astonishingly slowly now............as in about 5 minutes. I have used defrag & regularly use Norton clean sweep, and also use registry mechanic. It has few other programmes on it.

I suspect it is because, it came loaded with Win 98, I put Me on it and then XP...

  PeterCutting 14:25 27 Feb 2005

Sorry, told you I was an idiot pushed the wrong buttons again.

Is this why my laptop is so slow.... and what can I do about it?

I suspect I need to remove the old OS but could do with advice about wether this is the right thing to do AND how to do it.


  User-312386 14:30 27 Feb 2005

when you put XP on did you carry out a clean install or install "over the top" of 98 or ME

P.S. I would tick the other threads as resolved

  Dan the Confused 14:31 27 Feb 2005

What's your processor and RAM?

(Please tick as resolved all the other threads you just posted and stick to this one.)

  PeterCutting 14:45 27 Feb 2005

I have put ME on top of 98 and XP on top of ME.

And its a Gateway Solo 9300(God rest their UK soul) PIII C Drive 1.99GB (485MB free) D Drive 9.22GB (3.5 GB free)

  Dan the Confused 14:53 27 Feb 2005

Right click My Computer and select Properties. This will tell you how much RAM you have. Your C partition is full which will cause slow downs and other problems.

  PeterCutting 15:24 27 Feb 2005

64 MB of RAM

  Gongoozler 15:36 27 Feb 2005

In spite of what Microsoft say, 64M is not enough for XP. 128M is the minimum for reliable operation, although you can get away with 98M.

  PeterCutting 15:54 27 Feb 2005

So you would recommend ????
and how?????

  wee eddie 15:56 27 Feb 2005

or install more RAM

  PeterCutting 16:01 27 Feb 2005

I did warn you I was thick..... How do I get more RAM.......... or how do I go back to the 98 version?

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