I a running XP with and old Celeron 500 Chip and I find it very slow in spite of having 320MB of RAM. Navigating on the Net is terrible it takes ages pages to download. Even opening folders takes longer than normal. Is it because of the combination of XP and my poor chip? I also have ZOnealarm. And I believe I have some spyware How can I get rid of it? I regularly defrag. However, I have never scandisked before, as I cannot find the Scandisk facility on XP. And also , I would be grateful to get some tips on how to get rid of temporary files that stick around.
Also, I should mention that I have a small Local Area network installed, which is the one that XP prompts to do so during installation. I have being enduring this problem for quite a while now and I have decided to reach out for some help.
This education website click here lists the minimum requirements for Windows XP as P3 256 MB RAM and thirdly 2 GB free on the hard disk. If your hard disk is nearly full up then you will notice a slowdown. Maybe your PC needs an urgent full defragment.
The computer gets regularly Defrags. I believe It has to do with the processor and probably all the spy shit I may have. I am downloading the prgram as suggested. I'll keep you informed. Last question where can I find all those Temporary files so that I can do a good cleaning.
i might be suggesting suck eggs and apologies if i am, on a web page select tools internet options delete temp internet files, there is also a facility within the advanced tab in there to get xp to clear temp files on shut down.
Thanks Johnny, I am afraid I was already familiar with those temp files. However, thanks for your quick response. I was more after another kind of temp files that some applications may generate and are left hanging around the system. Thanks, Txerra