System too slow, Internet explorer is hit and miss.
Posted 24 June 2009 - 06:33 PM
Posted 24 June 2009 - 06:55 PM
Posted 24 June 2009 - 07:02 PM
Posted 24 June 2009 - 07:50 PM
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
- security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)
Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:34 PM
Free space on local disc C 27,306,549,248 bytes 25.4 GB
Using Avast anti virus, Spybot search and destroy, spyware blaster, zone alarm fire wall.
Hope that makes sense.
I was instructed by avast to use a proxy because of compatability issues betweed zone alarm and avast for internet explorer. I just changed that to automatic, and ie seems to be running a little bit better, but not sure if that solved problem for ie. Computer is slow, and will freeze up occasionally.
Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:39 PM
Your first problem is 256MB of RAM.
For XP to run decently, you need at least 512MB of RAM (1GB preferable).
So, your first step would be to buy more RAM, and this is gonna solve most issues.
For now, I'd uninstall ZA, and turn Windows firewall on. ZA seems to hogging some computers, especially those with lower amount of RAM.
Let's see your startups...
Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.micro...s/bb963902.aspx
No installation required.
Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.
Go File>Export As, and save AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
Attach the file to your next reply.
Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:51 PM
Posted 24 June 2009 - 09:09 PM
I have alot of start ups, not sure what I can get rid of; I use scotty win patrol, and have had some start ups delayed.I have attached the autorun file.
Posted 24 June 2009 - 09:35 PM
Right click Spybot's TeaTimer System Tray Icon.
Click Exit Spybot-S&D Resident.
My suggestion is to uninstall Spybot altogether, or at least permanently disable TeaTimer. It's hogging computers with low resources, like yours.
I recommend, you unistall Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is a resource hog, and install FoxIt Reader: http://www.filehippo...download_foxit/, which is much smaller, and faster. It does very same thing.
Open Autoruns, click on Logon tab, and UN-check following entries (no actual programs will be removed):
- HP Software Update
- HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk
- MRC PC Tune-Up (I'd get rid of this program)
Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC)
Double click on TFC.exe to run the program.
Click on Start button to begin cleaning process.
TFC will close all running programs, and it may ask you to restart computer.
Plus all advice from my other reply.
That would be pretty much all, we can do, short of getting more RAM.
Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:19 PM
Posted 25 June 2009 - 12:26 PM
Its a kingston stick for 25$ http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1196470791737
Posted 25 June 2009 - 03:57 PM
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