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gaviota824

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hello: please help me with a question... my pc is too slow and I have added the maximum memory allowed which is 512 mb, yes it is an older DEll Optiflex 150 with windows xp. My question is: Can I just add an external hard drive to make the darn thing work a little faster? thanks.
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Hello gaviota824.... Welcome to GeeksToGo, :) :) :)

I'm sorry to hear about your issue. We will try to help you resolve this as soon as possible.
Please understand we are all volunteers and we are not here all the time. Sometimes it may be a extended amount of time to get back to you. If it has been more then 3 days please shoot me a PM and I will try to get back to you quickly then.

Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:
1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
7: Attach to your next reply.




Download and install Free Everest Home Edition
Open it.
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.
Click the + by computer, click on Sensor. Get a screenshot and post it so I can check your temps and voltages...

DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING UNDER THE LINE THAT SAYS "DEBUG- PCI"
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gaviota824

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Im sorry I dont see where it says autorun below your signature????
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http://technet.micro...s/bb963902.aspx

^ Click that one ^
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I found it duh... sorry ignore my last reply
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Um okay, I didn't see it. :)
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ok did the autoruns only now go to file to export as file is there but no export as only save so what next?
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Last line 4th from the left.
Red lettering.
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ok done with autorun i see file but no export as in there only save what next? go to save?
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are you still there? or did I lose you...
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i downloaded everest home while waiting ... also the os posted is for my laptop my pc is os windows xp in case i forgot to mention that.
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Here is the paste from the summary :

--------[ EVEREST Home Edition © 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer A72E3811299F4A6
Generator Owner
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2009-10-24
Time 10:52


--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name A72E3811299F4A6
User Name Owner

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Celeron, 1100 MHz (11 x 100)
Motherboard Name Dell OptiPlex GX150
Motherboard Chipset Intel Solano i815E
System Memory 512 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (11/02/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (256 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Monitor Dell E771p [17" CRT] (419TG22RC3XX)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Intel 82801BA ICH2X - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-0]

Storage:
IDE Controller Intel® 82801BA Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 244B
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive ST340016A (40 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Disk Drive Lexmark USB Mass Storage USB Device
Optical Drive LITE-ON LTR-24102M (24x/10x/40x CD-RW)
Optical Drive TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182D
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 34098 MB (19875 MB free)
D: (FAT32) 4047 MB (1696 MB free)
Total Size 37.3 GB (21.1 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

Network:
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC (10.0.0.2)
Modem Dell Data Fax Modem

Peripherals:
Printer Fax Lexmark 5400 Series
Printer Lexmark 5400 Series
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
USB1 Controller Intel 82801BA ICH2X - USB Controller 1 [B-0]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801BA ICH2X - USB Controller 2 [B-0]
USB Device Lexmark 5400 Series
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
USB Device USB Printing Support

Edited by gaviota824, 24 October 2009 - 08:58 AM.

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ok copied the sensor portion of it

--------[ EVEREST Home Edition © 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer A72E3811299F4A6
Generator Owner
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2009-10-24
Time 10:55


--------[ Sensor ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type HDD

Temperatures:
Seagate ST340016A 46 °C (115 °F)
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Ok Everest report looks good other then the memory and that you have said is already maxed out.
Need the Autoruns log now as I believe this is where the issue is.

Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:
1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
7: Attach to your next reply.

First click on File
Then in that drop down menu click on Export As
Save the Autoruns.txt to your Desktop as this will make it easy to find.
When replying click on the Add Reply button and NOT the Fast Reply button.
Below where you type in your response you will see the browse and upload file buttons.
Browse and click on the Autoruns.txt file you saved on your desktop earlier.
When that is done then click on the Upload button.
If done correctly you will see a message to the left that says file uploaded successfully.
Scroll down and click on add reply button.
The file then should be attached.
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gaviota824

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ok so like i said no export as but I did a save as text and am sending this now.

i have attached it to my next reply .... sorry what i mess i made lol. :)

Edited by gaviota824, 24 October 2009 - 09:25 AM.

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