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chunkylump2004

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HI.....i have recently formatted my computer for reasons i wont go into right now, this has been done before with great success.....the problem i am having is that since doing this some file sizes of my pictures seem to have taken steroids, ie: now in mb instead of kb.... but some have stayed the same, also an antivirus scan is taking twice as long, if i want to divx my home movies to turn them into dvd that too is taking double time.......i would have said that my hard drive has copied everything but the disc space is about what it should be, i have already run numerous scans and adware checks, nothing there!.......i dont understand much in the way of technical speak so plain english for the novice please, any answer would be greatly received to stop me from smashing the [bleep] thing to bits!!!! :whistling:
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The image issue is probably because you saving some as Bitmap(BMP) and the others that are smaller are probably JPEG(JPG). To solve this make sure you are saving the images as .jpg.

The movie problem is probably because you may be running other programs while burning/converting which is why it is taking double the time. To solve this, close all programs and just let it convert/burn and sit back and relax or go outside until it is done.

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thanks for your input, i am meticulous about not having stuff running during divx as this can sometimes affect the quality/sync etc...... i emailed the same pictures to a family member and hers are 3 times smaller.......go figure it doesnt make the slightest bit of sense, i can only think of re-formatting once again and hoping that this solves the issue, i do make sure that i delete the old windows first before starting the new.
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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 an on screen blue progress bar which will simply disappear when the scan is complete, reboot when it does

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.

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

If no change, the next thing to do would be a repair install, this will leave data and settings intact


XP Repair

After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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I found thumbs.db file inside 6in1ico folder, as it is not connected to any other files or applications. Why is it inside my PC? Is it a virus? Can I remove it? or leave it alone?
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