the quick way to clean out all the temp folders and cookies and ALL the useless junk is to use ccleaner...get the slim version run the cleaner...the stock settings are good...do not play with any of the other tools...http://www.ccleaner....oad/builds.aspx
it also cleans out the index.dat files that can be huge if you have never cleaned them out before...
then you need to go to start...run...type in ...msconfig...then click on ..OK..then click on start tab...uncheck everything EXCEPT
your anti virus and firewall...
if you don't use Windows XP's built-in search often (like every day), disabling indexing can significantly speed up your PC.
By default Windows XP indexes files on your hard drive and stores them in memory to speed up its' built-in search. But if you rarely use Windows search, turn off indexing to free up memory and CPU horsepower for the files and applications you actually do use. A few simple how-to steps after the jump.
To turn off indexing:
1. Open up "My Computer."
2. Right-click on your hard drive (usually "C:") and choose "Properties."
3. Uncheck the box at the bottom that reads "Allow Indexing Service to…"
4. Click OK, and files will be removed from memory. This removal may take a few minutes to complete.
To disable the indexing service:
1. In the "Start" menu, choose "Run."
2. Type "services.msc" and press Enter.
3. Scroll-down to "Indexing Service" and double-click it.
4. If the service status is "Running", then stop it by pressing the "Stop" button.
5. To make sure this service doesn't run again, under "Startup Type:", choose "Disabled."
Windows search will still work if you perform these steps, but it will work slightly slower than if indexing was enabled.
then defrag in safe mode...
for all the XP system tweaks go to this link and do all the red ones....http://www.geekstogo...ion-t64386.html
Edited by happyrck, 03 January 2007 - 07:26 PM.