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Trouble with 'My Computer'

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hey guys

Normally my computer runs really good, but lately ive had trouble actually getting into my computer, my computer acts sluggish and has to show up the searchin spotlight everytime it goes into my computer. It eventually gets into my computer but more like on a 486 speed lol, anyway i dont know if it has to do with a hard drive error or a virus, so i thought id ask you guys.

If anyone can help me with this it would be most appreciated!

thanks guys

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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

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

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

Check the anti virus 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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Thank you very much! I am do what you told me right now :whistling:
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