Pc system sloooooowwwww after xp upgrade!

  Jakey boy 09:43 06 Dec 2004

Ok, I eventually relented and upgraded my "ME" PC to XP Home edition. All's well enough except that when I try to access drives etc, from desktop links, it takes ages for an explorer window to open!! Also, some programs take ages to execute too. I know I should have backed everything up beforehand etc, but then I thought I can always un-install the upgrade if I have probs. My Internet/Broadband connection etc, is not affected, and browser windows open as fast as ever on my 1Mb BB, but the base system is obviously affected badly. It may sound silly, but it seems like the OS is struggling to find the original directories/sources etc. Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated.

  Jakey boy 09:54 06 Dec 2004

Total RAM is 512mb ! :-) Gongoozler - Processor is 1Ghz Pentium III, 2 hd's both 40gb's. Didn't think any of these specs would pose a problem, but I do seem to have an inordinate amount of processes running, some perhaps left over from ME, and not now needed?

  Jakey boy 10:05 06 Dec 2004


  Jakey boy 10:08 06 Dec 2004

Gotta go to bed soon guys - nightshift! - please post if any ideas, and I'll be back after 4:00pm!

  Jakey boy 10:16 06 Dec 2004

Thanks for the interest, gotta sleep now. I'll check back later to see if anyone can help. Thanks to VoG™ and Gongoozler for taking an interest, hope to hear more from you later. - Jake

  Jakey boy 18:19 06 Dec 2004

I'll do all suggested, (except the clean install - can't bear to go through re-installing all my stuff again!) and see how it goes. Will resolve for now, and add any info later if needed. Thanks again guys!

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