XP Slow down

  daj1616 22:02 30 May 2004
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Hope someone can help we are useing XP and a broadband internet set up, It was fine for a few months now the PC as slowed down, Hard to boot and we seem to be waiting for ever

  jimv7 22:04 30 May 2004

Install and run Adaware and Spybot.

Delete temporary internet files/cookies and defrag your hard disc

  powerless 22:08 30 May 2004

Scan for nasties...

Download: CWS click here | Adaware click here | S&D click here

Install, Update, Scan and remove. If your not sure what they are going to remove post back.

...

Click Start, Run, Type:

msconfig

Click OK.

Click STARTUP and remove unnecessary startup apps...

If you have AV and FW leave 'em checked.

...

Click Start, Run, Type:

%temp%

Click OK and delete the contents of this folder.

...

In Internet Explorer click, Tools, Internet Options, "Delete Files" and "Delete cookies".

Question: Have you installed and new software or hardware?

  daj1616 22:20 30 May 2004

No powerless we have not instaled any new software or hardware and i do not know what it removes

  powerless 22:27 30 May 2004

In that case I think you just need a spring clean of your computer.

What I mean is download the above and they will remove nasties from your computer [if present] but if your unsure what they will be removing then just post back with its name.

Also perform a defrag as ELECTRON99 says: Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools\Disk Defragmenter

  daj1616 22:40 30 May 2004

OK Powerless i will follow your advice and hope to talk to you soon thanks for your help

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