Please try ALL of the steps and procedures in the links below. It may take a while to finish everything but it should help speed your computer up.:
For Windows 2000/XP, ignore the first couple of sentences about checking "resources" in the link below but follow the rest of the procedures including the "Services" links at the bottom.
How To Shut Down Unnecessary Start Up Programs
Because the links for the "Services" are no longer functioning in the link above, use this one:
Services Guide For Windows XP
Next, clean out spyware/adware from the computer by downloading, installing, updating, then running ALL of the free spyware removal programs from the links below:
Is there any thing I could do to make it run faster.
It is a Sony Laptop about 2yrs old with Windows XP I will give you more information later when I get my laptop back from repiar. I think that the problem might be that the laptop has two drives a C: drive and a D: drive on the C: there is only 15gigs of space 6.5 gigs of it is used many for running and application programs that came with the laptop. The D: drive has 35 gigs of spaces and only 4.5 gigs of it are used. I think The C: drive is to small in memory. I would just like any solution you guys know or any place that I could go online that might tell me how to do this. I don't care what it is.