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My computer is about a year old and it is slower then when I first got it. This has happened over a long period.

I have tried many things which have slightly improved it, but it still not at the level when I first got it.

Help would be much impreciated.

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Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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Thanks very much for your help.

It has improved the performance a touch but it does still take a while to open applications.

Can this be resolved?

Thanks

Luke

Edited by WWII, 19 April 2006 - 02:37 AM.

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Did you run the disk cleanup and defrag that Keith suggested, that will help imrpove program response time. Also go to start>run> type MSCONFIG and hit enter, there you can uncheck whtever programs u dont need starting at boot. refer that to the startup guide in the forum.
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Yes I have tried them them things, I only got Zone Alarm as a startup program.

My brothers computer is faster, and its a intel celeron running at 1200Mhz.

Mines a Amd Sempron 2600+ at 2000Mhz

Any other Suggestions?

Luke

Edited by WWII, 19 April 2006 - 07:58 PM.

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What is the free space on the drive

How much Ram Memory
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Using System Information on Tuneup Utilities 2006

Hard Drive Free Space: 52.01 (70%)

Ram: 192Mb (64% Used)

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Edited by WWII, 19 April 2006 - 08:04 PM.

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Increasing the Ram Memory would be good, though not essential
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Yeah I might, I still need help in making my computer faster its slower than it should be.

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Putting a 256MB stick of RAM in front of the 192 stick(s) would add quite a bit to your performance. A 512MB stick (providing your motherboard will suppot it) would get you where you want to be. :whistling:

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Edited by wannabe1, 20 April 2006 - 12:20 AM.

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Yeah I proberly will.

But I still need help in making my computer perform how it used to, even my brothers computer is faster and it shouldnt be.

Luke
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Maybe you should have the Maleware experts have a look...infections can slow a machine's performance considerably.

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