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I'm running on 504 MB of RAM, cable modem, and a few gigs are free on my HD. In the past few days I've noticed my computer running a little slower than usual, but now it's just gotten so bad I can't open any programs, I can hardly get IE to run properly enough to post this. My computer freezes 5 to 10 minutes after I log on, and making a new user name doesn't seem to work.. I have to end task on explorer.exe to fix this problem. I've restored my computer to previous dates, nothing seems to work.. Help me, please!
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Install the trial and then run disc clean up then reg clean up then run optimize reg defrag. Defrag the drive from system tools, offload any programmes you do not use, save files like docs and music files to CDR/W


[/URL=http://www.tune-up.com]TuneUp 2004 Trial[/URL]
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Here is the link

Tune Up Link
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I don't understand what you're trying to tell me. Sorry.
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If your hard drive space is used up percentage wise then it will take your PC longer to find everything so removing programmes you do not use will help. If you have had the PC for a while then you may have left over bits from uninstalls which the PC has to check, so with the tune up trial you can remove all these, also, if the drive is fragmented then the PC will take longer to find everything, defragmenting the drive will stick files in order so the PC can find them easily.

If you do these steps and the PC is still slow then you can start to look at other reasons. If you need help with running Tune Up them I'm around for a while
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I've had the PC for 5 months. I wiped the HD two weeks ago. I hardly have any programs, so I don't think uninstalling them would help.. :tazz:
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If you do not have any unused programmes fine
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Your hardrive may be freezing because it is overheating.

Open up your hard drive (turn off the power first) then get a cloth and look for dust especially around the cooling fan blades and wipe it all off.
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Didn't work..
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win xp has the disk clean up and the defrag, look for them under the system tools folder.
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CTR-+ALT+Delete then go to processes and see whats taking up so much speed......
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Download free trials of Trojan Hunter and Spy Sweeper, update and run them. These are among the best out there.....
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For get about those, I recommend AsAware and spybot(Can be downloaded at www.geekstogo.com )for spyware and adaware, for antivirus I recommend AVG(www.gridsoft.com )
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Anyone who works in this field knows that Adaware, Spybot and AVG are now average. Get the best Jda.....
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Spyware has seemed to have gotten to an all time high recently. There are good programs out there to get rid of the spyware like A-Aware SE and Spybot-Search and Destroy. These programs have been able to get most if not all of the spyware up until a couple of weeks ago. The newest spyware that has come out is pretty nasty stuff. Microsoft has come out with a beta version of spyware checking which can be picked up for free at download.com. This is what I have been using on our network and it has been working extremely well.

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