You could have a driver problem, so the first thing I'd do would be to go to Device Manager and check for entries having ? or ! next to them, indicating a missing or erroneous driver. If that doesn't show anything, I'd check the cryptic system event log looking for entries flagged "error".
By the way, I guess you're aware that MS is pulling the plug on the last bit of support for XP come April.
Hi, I just Installed a new fresh copy of windows xp, on my desktop its a SYNTAX Intel Celeron CPU 1.70Ghz and 2.00 GB of Ram and 80GB Hard Drive. Now its fast but when I go on the internet its realty slow and jumps every time I try to scroll down, The only stuff I have installed are web browsers and they are Internet Explorer 8, New version of Fire Fox , and then chrome, that and the drivers for the computer is all I have installed, I don't know way its being this slow, I have tried a 250gb hard drive and it still goes slow on the net and then I have try ed a 40gb hard drive that still did not work so then I installed xp on a 80gb hard drive so now I just left it at 80gbs what should I do, Its realty fast when I'm on the desktop and opening paint and notepad and stuff that came with xp, But its the internet I'm have trouble with, I have a Cable modem direct connect to the network card, All my other computers are realty fast its just this one so I know its not the internet connect, Please Help me, I'm out of options.