Both the previous posters are of course absolutely correct.
40Gb is really nothing these days, you would find it more or less impossible to buy a hard drive that size.
and with 640Mb ram - 512 + 128 it is NEVER going to be fast.
However to deal with the original question - lets see if we can make it a little quicker and smoother than it is.
Firstly download this please, check Select all.
THIS will delete any saved passwords for websites. It will NOT alter the Windows passwords.
Make sure you have any website passwords - within your knowledge.
Then go start - Programs, Accessories, System tools, Diskcleanup, check all boxes and run that.
Then do this please
Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better than XP`s own because:
It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged
NOTE PLEASE - on that site you will see registry cleaners - NEVER USE ANY REGISTRY CLEANERS/BOOSTERS, they are generally a recipe for disaster.
Now download this please
Run and follow insructions to cleanup your startUp list in msconfig.
Please post after this how it is.
There will be more to do.
Please download this and attach the report as a zipped word doc.
PLEASE ENSURE that you delete the personal info and the product keys BEFORE attaching.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 14 January 2011 - 07:06 PM.