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paulsiam

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i am using Windows XP Pro, SP2; Acer Aspire 3000, 2GB RAM, cpu=Mobile AMD Sempron processor 2800+
I notice that everything slows down. Opening a new program; right clicking, left clicking, program menu, etc.
I have run Spybot & Counter Spy, no malware.
I have used ccleaner to rmeove unused files
I have defragged.
And nothing seems to help.

Any suggesitons>\? where to look for something going wrong?

Thanks
Paul
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Hello Paulsiam,

Howmuch RAM have you got in your computer?
Its possible that having not enough RAM in your computer might cause it to slow down.
If you have 512 or more RAM then you should be fine.

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You ought to try and give a little more information on your situation.

Have you loaded any new programs recently?

How long has this been happening for?
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paulsiam

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I have 2 GB of RAM

New programs added?? When did this start?? Started about onemonth ago; new programs would be added some time before that. e.g., Office 2007. can't think of anyother programs added.

Thanks for any help
Paul
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Hi Paul, how does it behave if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? If better then something is starting at boot that is causing the problem. Try the following:

First, physically disconnect from the Internet to prevent a malware infection while your Anti-virus and/or Firewall are disabled in the following steps, then do a normal boot:

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab and disable everything (I mean everything).
Do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.

If no, click on the Services tab. Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.

Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system. Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best.

Reconnect to the Internet when your AV and firewall are active again.
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