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Windows XP Home Very Slow


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mildew

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Hoping someone out there can provide some advice. Running Windows XP Home on a 1.5GHZ with 256mb RAM and 100GB hard drive. The only significant software loaded apart from Windows is Office 2007. Hard drive has plenty of free space.

The system is running very slowly from turn on to shut down with some folders taking minutes to open and most commands not reponding for over a minute at a time. have tried heaps of diagnostic programs, registry fixers etc to no avail.

The following is a log taken from Hijackthis. I'm hoping it might show something to an experienced eye who can lead me in the right direction. I accept it is a slow machine anyway in terms of specs but even so with the minimal amount installed on it, it should run faster. I did have Windows SP3 installed but reverted to SP2 thinking this might help. I have also defragged the HD a number of times and tried increasing the virtual memory all without success. :)


Cheers

Jeff

Edited by Rorschach112, 07 February 2010 - 08:35 AM.
removed clean log

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I would recommend that you alt+ctl+del to bring up task manager, go to the processes tab, click the CPU heading twice so that the most active processes are on top. Then you can see if something is hogging your CPU, and if so, what.
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Thanks Chipzzz I tried that and it appeared Adaware is the culprit so I uninstalled it but alas no change. Still running like a pig.
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You need more memory buddy!

Anything running 256 megs these days will boot up and shut down like a drunken 90 year old one legged man in the 100 metre sprint olympic trials.

Put in as much memory as the system board will take and disable as many start programs as you don't need for example your Sony Ericsson phone programs. It's an old system so you might have to update the bios too, google the motherboard details and serial number online and see if anything is still available for your machine.

If it was mine I'd uninstall AVG 8 and install Avast 5.0 Antivirus (free edition), it runs a bit quicker on old rattlers!

Hope these suggestions help you
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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 or Save in some versions.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
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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