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Help Very Slow Computer and Sometimes the Big Blue Screen


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mmatisoff

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Hi,

I have a Dell Dimension 4600. It is about 4 years old. It barely runs at all, is extremely slow and sometimes we get the big bad blue screen which says to contact the system administrator (who unfortunately must be me, as I am the one posting this). The operting system is Windows XP pro and it also had Adaware and Norton 360 loaded on it for security.

Please help me someone. I am petrified of computers.

Thanks
Missy Matisoff
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jt1990

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How much RAM do you have? (You can find this out by right clicking on "My Computer" and clicking on properties.) If I remember correctly, the Dimension 4600 only shipped with 256MB RAM - a ridiculously small amount for Windows XP these days.
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cmpm

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Hi Missy,

Download and run this program.
Check 'select all' then 'empty selected'.

http://www.geekstogo...amp;showfile=21

Also download and run this program.
The first time it runs it will be a test and show you what it will delete.

Running it the second time will clean your computer.
Log off and restart the computer.

http://www.geekstogo...amp;showfile=15
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Also, in addition to the above suggested ideas try an clean up as many unnecessary files as you can through the built-in disk cleanup. This can be found in the system tools area located in the control panel.
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You may give it a clean install, as well.
Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows key, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
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