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I was getting error message saying virtual memory low error> i ran defragment thru my internet provider which is verizon. I cleaned up everything and still the computer is running really slow. I deleted all unused prgrams and removed all music files from pc and the computer is still running really slow weather i am going into the internet or trying to open up a program for an example going into my computer it takes like 5 to 8 minutes to load. what could be wrong? I have 55.8 gb of capasity on my hardrive i am currenlty using 20.7 gb and have 35.1 free

Edited by nancy_70, 05 February 2009 - 07:39 PM.

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Hi Nancy :)

I think the first you should check, is your DMA mode.

to check this, follow these instructions:

Go to Start or "My Computer"
Control panel, then system entry
Hardware tab, then Device manager

Once in the device manager, find this:

IDE ATA/ATAPI-Controller

Expand the little plus-sign.

Right-click your primary IDE controller and choose properties
Advanced settings tab

If the transfer mode in here is set to PIO, change it to: DMA if available

Regards Abydos
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