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Computer suddenly moving at a crawl


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Starting a few days ago my laptop began moving at a snail's pace. I have not downloaded any new products or visited websites out of the ordinary. It's taking nearly a minute to open webpages (getting to this posting screen on GeektoGo has been a twenty minute ordeal) and I've begun to receive error messages when I attempt to shutdown. I've run McAfee which came up clean and a couple of different spyware programs which are also coming up relatively clear. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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ok... this could be any number of things, have you tried clearing your temp files and/or updating the browser? if you unware on how to clear the temporary file pleae post back for instructions.
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I deleted all my temporary internet files but the problem did not impove. I also ran scandisk but that did not help either.
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browser update?
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How do I update the browser?
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which browser are you using, its different for each one. :tazz:
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Internet Explorer
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ok because of your current state this may take awhile, if you have the windows cd you can try to by pass this by:
Note: Both methods listed require that the Microsoft Windows XP CD-ROM be available.

Method 1: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x Repair for Windows XP

From the Start menu, select Run.
In the Open field, type sfc /scannow (Note: There is a space between sfc and /scannow)
Select the OK button.
Follow the prompts throughout the System File Checker process.
Reboot the computer when System File Checker completes.

Method 2: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x Repair for Windows XP

From the Start menu, select Search, select All Files and Folders.
Select More Advanced Options and place a checkmark beside Search Hidden Files and Folders option.
Ensure that Search System Folders and Search Subfolders are also checked.
In the All or Part of the File Name box, type ie.inf
In the Look In drop-down menu, select C: or the letter of the hard drive that contains the Windows folder.
Click the Search button.
In the search results pane, find the ie.inf file located in Windows\Inf folder.
Right click the ie.inf file and click Install on the context menu.
Reboot the computer when the file copy process is complete.

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 318378 How to Reinstall or Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP
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to update it from the internet go to: http://www.microsoft...ds/default.mspx
please download both of the service packs.
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I just downloaded Mozilla. Working on that browser there is no delay whatsoever so it's obviously an issue with Internet Explorer. I appreciate the instructions below. I'll see if I can get it functioning properly again.

Thanks.
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ok post back if you have any questions, it is still important that we get IE functioning, because if you ever need to download a windows update you wont beable to without it.
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