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XP System running slow...

XP system has been continuously running slow day after day. What do I need to provide to you to assist in troubleshooting system? Thank You.

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Start with what you've done such as.

1. Reinstall the OS?
2. Flipped the old DMA bit? More at:
3. What you did to remove all malware.
4. How you know it's not a dirty heatsink or fan?

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re: XP System running slow...

Hello Bob,

No recent hardware upgrades. Running Windows XP, Ccleaner. I used to run Norton security products, but recently switched to and installed McAfee Security Suite (security center, security scan, firewall, etc.). I also recently installed MalwareBytes Anti-malware. The system was running slow prior to the MalwareBytes install. Please let me know what additional information you request.

Thank You.

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That leaves us with items 1, 2 and 4.

Given the titles I can only guess item 3 was accomplished. However some machines with McAfee do run slow. Go figure why.

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re: xp system re:

Did not flip the DMA. Heatsink or fan look fine. Did not reinstall OS.

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Since the DMA flip is free and

More. It appears we'll wait. As to the CPU heatsink, I'm seeing a lot of old machines that need ONE DOLLAR of heat sink compound and about 20 minutes. Those seem to confuse today's techs.

And scan for malware, read:


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Running slow

Just as an after thought to add to others comments.
How much ram do you have, maybe needs more ?
And yes as said - Norton's has the tendency to be hogger on PC's

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Sorry I mean- MCafee a hog. Nortons can be too

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