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Takes forever to boot and hard drive always running


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Defragged, checked off start up of the items and CCleaner and it's still sluggish. Won't clean the registry anymore, had no idea.
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Did you do the instructions from Happyrock?
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Yes, went into MSCONFIG and checked off that java quick start. I use time stamp so I left that alone. Ran defrag and optimizing. Seems to start up a bit cleaner now but not fast. Of course it's an old computer, too.
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Correct over time a system will slow down due to nothing more then age.
Please do the following so I can see some info.
Push and hold the Windows key on keyboard. This is the one with the Microsft windows logo on it.
While holding Win key down click on the Pause\Break key

This should open the System properties window
On this window it will show

System info:

Microsoft Windows: type and version
Service Pack number

Registered Name
Register Number

Computer:
CPU type
Memory
I need all the above info in your next reply Except for Register name and number.
This is private and we don't need to know this information
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Windows Xp
Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Intel Core2 CPU
T5600 @ 1.83GHz
1.83 GHz, 1.99 GB of RAM
Physical Address Extension
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OK disk space and memory amount is not the issue.
Startup items corrected per Happyrocks instructions.
Do you have a lot of programs running on the bottom right side by the clock?
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