windows slow opening

  denis93 02:19 04 Apr 2007

when i try opening internet explorer 6 it takes 17 seconds to open the window,my internet is fast(10mb),but all windows a very slow opening.
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer SiS
System Model 730S
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 6 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1244 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 062710, 15/07/1997
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name DENIS-TC7B5AVEG\denis
Time Zone GMT Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 256.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 58.39 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 586.64 MB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

  Technotiger 07:13 04 Apr 2007

Hi, first thing I would try is increase you actual memory to as high as you can afford - I have 2Gb in my pc.

  Technotiger 07:17 04 Apr 2007

In addition to that - do a thorough clean-up of your hard-drive. Get rid of any junk in Recycle Bin, run the Desktop cleanup Wizard, empty Cookies and Files in IE or whatever browser you use, delete Temp Files folder in C:Windows. After that do a full defrag.

You should then notice a speed-up, not forgetting more memory.

  denis93 07:45 04 Apr 2007

thank you,computer running like lighting,before i go from my specs,can you tell me which memory to buy please?

  birdface 07:48 04 Apr 2007

you could try this, click here to try for a month,It will only delete 10 items at a time,But you can run it as many times as you like,you want the first one the Optimizer.Also you may have to many start up programs running,To check ,Start, Run, Type in msconfig,ok,Go into start up and check how many you have,I have 7 on mine and should be able to cut a few of them out,Some other programs Spyware Doctor AVg and others run a Quick scan at start up and slow your computer down a lot,It may be better to run the scans when you are going for dinner or something like that,So that they dont interfere with your browsing.

  birdface 07:50 04 Apr 2007

Sorry try again, click here

  birdface 07:55 04 Apr 2007

Hi,Looks as though you have followed Technotiger's instructions,And your computer is running Ok now,So just ignore my click here as you wont need it now,Good luck with your new memory when you get it,

  denis93 08:07 04 Apr 2007

thank you for the info,cheers

  Technotiger 19:02 04 Apr 2007

Me again - been away. Regarding the memory requirements, click here and run let it scan your computer, it will then tell you all you need to know about your own individual ram possibilities and requirements.

  denis93 03:52 05 Apr 2007

thank you Technotiger.

  Technotiger 07:24 05 Apr 2007

OK your welcome ........ Cheers

or as we say in tiger-land ... Grreat!

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