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My computer gets bogged down

by russmoss / March 1, 2011 1:26 AM PST

I have Windows XP Professional OS with a Pentium R 4 CPU, 3.2GHz, 3.21GHz, 760MB of RAM.
That was the technical stuff read off the system information, not me. Please I am not techincally minded.
This has happened to me before with my previous computer, after a while (I have had this one about three years), they become very slow. I run clean up programmes regularly and have good anti virus and spyware protection so am pretty confident its not virus based. I have spoken to people who talk about virtual memory and things above my understanding but they recommend wiping it?
When I start the computer the red light flashes likes mad and although the screen appears its virtually impossible to do anything for about ten minutes though checking sytem manager there is very little going on. I have CCleaner and Revo Uninstaller and used these programmes to stop everything thats not needed on start up.
When I first bought the machine it was like lightning and loaded really fast. How can I get back to that sort of performance?

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My computer gets bogged down
by Jevez / March 1, 2011 4:01 AM PST
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Thanks Jevez
by russmoss / March 1, 2011 5:38 AM PST

I have defragmented my harddrive on several occassions, also checked and do have service pack 3, but thank you for the advice.

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Look at a recent discussion.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2011 6:03 AM PST
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Thanks Bob
by russmoss / March 2, 2011 6:01 AM PST

Unfortunately, as I mentioned I am far from being a techie and was very quickly out of my depth when reading the posts. Not to worry though if its not an easy fix I shall take the computer to a repair centre.

Thanks for your help.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2011 9:12 AM PST
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by russmoss / March 6, 2011 5:58 AM PST
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Well Bob I hope I have done what you wanted and this is the information you asked for as its double dutch to me. I appreciate any insight/help you may offer but I am afraid my technical prowess is quite limited (this stretched it somewhat)so please dont be offended if I have to cry off should the going get tough!

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Neat.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 6, 2011 7:26 AM PST
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Slow computer
by russmoss / March 8, 2011 4:20 AM PST
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I read the link you attached to find what they removed but I am not sure I have the same things? Yes I have adaware and spybot but my anti virus is sophus not avg and I cant find any mention of spyder. Have I over simplified it? Should I be looking deeper?
A couple of things that happen (the reason for the post) is when in a programme, as an example tonight looking at Google Earth, I exit and click the homepage button and it just takes ages to reload. Something that happens a lot is when I click a desktop item, all the icons change appearance then slowly disappear from the top down until the screen is just the background then after a few moments all the icons return. Dont know if this helps but any information is good information?

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Maybe it's not simple enough?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 8, 2011 5:48 AM PST
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We've seen all sorts of interactions with the titles noted. I see you may be thinking because you use Sophus that the discussion does not apply.

It does, and we can hope you find a way to toss out apps until you find the ones that are causing grief.
Bob

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