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I never should have upgraded to SP3


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otieatkins

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Hi!
I upgraded to SP3 and IE 8 and now my system is crawling. I'm talking Minutes to do a "task" on the internet. It is so slow I just want to throw it out!
I have a AlienWare, bought new in 2004. It's a 3.6 ghz with Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB, Available Physical Memory 1.95 GB, Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB,
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB, Page File Space 6.96 GB

But, before I upgraded I did a couple of very weird problems - my Disk Management Application in Control Panel disappeared which in turn will not allow me to boot up my system
with a SATA external drive and it used to.

Not sure where I go from here.... I'll leave it in your competent hands.

Thanks, Dianne
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Tee*Cee

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Hello Dianne, not quite sure what your problem is, but I doubt that SP3 is your problem. SP3 is just a huge bunch of updates, all bundled together. That will not cause your problem. I have XP Pro SP3 with IE7. I am also on a dial up connection, and never experienced any of the issues you are speaking of.

Why the Disk Management Application in Control Panel disappeared should be the question, and may be part of your problem. I am sure someone who is more familiar with yoru system will be along, but in the meantime, why not post what yoru specs are? Do you have XP? Vista? Windows 7? That does make a difference, really. What works with XP doesn't necessarily work with Vista or Windows7.

Hang in there, someone with more expertise will be along. :D
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Uninstall IE8, and see if things improve. It should revert back to IE7 (assuming thats what you had b4)
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