Windows XP running slow
Posted 25 October 2006 - 06:45 PM
Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:15 AM
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
If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD
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
Posted 26 October 2006 - 03:30 PM
THanks for the advice I am working on it. I am running a raid mirror. I attempted to boot each disk separately and only one of the disks will actually boot the other one attempts to boot and then continually reboots if this gives any help
Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:42 PM
So I have attempted to do all of the functions that were recommended. Boot up continue to be extremely slow and system constantly attempts to scan an extra 80 GB hard drive during install but not my C drives? Also the chkdsk process took very little time to complete and stated my c drive was fine? System basically seems to stutter works for a bit and then stalls. Can click on the wallpaper and move around but can't get any reaction from the toolbar during a slowdown episode?
I wonder about a memory problem or hard drive problem?
thanks for any further help
Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:49 PM
Click start then run, type cmd then press enter
At the command prompt type fsutil dirty query c: (or the relevant drive letter). This queries the drive, and more than likely it will tell you that it is dirty.
Next type CHKNTFS /X C: The X tells Windows not to check that particular drive on the next reboot.
Reboot, it should load to the desktop
Once Windows has loaded bring up another CMD prompt and type Chkdsk /f /r c:
This should take you through the 5 stages of the scan and will unset the dirty bit.
At a command prompt, type fsutil dirty query c and Windows will confirm that the dirty bit is not set on that drive.
Posted 27 October 2006 - 07:45 PM
Basically was unable to even run last commands as machine was booting so slowly. I basically disconnected my F drive and wallah computer boots just fine without a problem now running smoothly. Obviously related to corrupted F drive.
Thanks for the help
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