You have I think two problems.
Obviously until we eliminate what I consider to be the main one, I cannot assure you that this is the problem, but certainly the procedure that follows will only serve to make the system better.Problems
1. A 2.93 Ghz processor with only 448Mb - most likely two 256 or one 512 of ram. You cannot successfully run XP SP3 and all your installed software with that amount of ram. I am NOT saying that it will NOT run, but it will not run successfully. I would recommend you give serious consideration to increasing ram.
2. The following matters need your attention
a. ConnectGov5 updater - software informer - an unnecessary use of resources. If you look at the providers you will see that they do not even have their own website. Personally it clearly does NOTHING that can not be done just as efficiently using other provided utilities.
b. getPlus® - part of Adobe, an unnecessary bloat to their installation and actually selectable as a choice to install or not.
c. Google Update Helper - not required. When you go back to normal boot. On IE Tools, Manage add-ons disable it . When you get chance uninstall it.
d. Ipod Apple for Windows - If you do not use it Uninstall it.
e. Update your Java - I see some aspects of it are in need of this.
f. NOKIA all installations - If you have no use of this uninstall - so many people download Nokia or some other mobile then change their mobile and never uninstall.
g. CyberLink - Power Cinema 4 - If you do not use it uninstall it.
h. Sonic - My DVD - installed 2005 no doubt when the computer was sold. If of course Sonic is your burning software you will need it - if not uninstall
i. Shockwave Director 9 - Update.
j. Talk Talk Assist and Go - if no longer needed - uninstall
k. Tesco Download Manager - as above
l. Windows LIVE - This is offered as an automatic non critical update. If you do not use WINDOWS Live it is an unnecessary resource hogger - uninstall it all
m. Real Player Version 12 - new version is 14 - always install the new version, as they are usually only updated to get rid of bugs. If it is not used uninstall it.
n. Real UPgrade 1.1. RealNetworks - This appears to be simply some form of upgrade advisor - it is not conected with Realtek - check if needed.
o. Safari - browser - if not used uninstall
p. Samsung the whole installation - check this out you will be amazed how much is installed. If you do not use Samsung - uninstall the lot.
I am not suggesting that any of these programs are in any way dangerous or even slightly risky, they are of course with just one or two exception very well tried and tested. However - there is no point in having installed programs that are not used.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 03 December 2010 - 06:59 PM.