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stpaulibhoy

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i have a 733mhz processor with a new 40 gig hardrive

i have just recently installed windows xp but whenever i try to multitask (e.g surf the net and play music or download using limewire) my computer starts to slow down.

any ides what i cud do to speed it up a bit?

also sometimes when i go to start > Programs it takes a while to come up with the list of programs. any ideas?
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Defragmentating:
Windows/System32/dfrg.exe

Cleaning out old programmes:
Right click your harddisk -> Select properties -> Go to Extra and select those 3 things. Just follow instructions and reboot after you've done it all.

Last resort:
Overclocking. A forum is made for this:

http://www.geekstogo...ocking-f27.html
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great man .. good tip thnx for sharing .. clocking
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i have a 733mhz processor with a new 40 gig hardrive

i have just recently installed windows xp but whenever i try to multitask (e.g surf the net and play music or download using limewire) my computer starts to slow down.

any ides what i cud do to speed it up a bit?

also sometimes when i go to start > Programs it takes a while to come up with the list of programs. any ideas?

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First, a 733mhz machine is limited for XP

How much RAM?

Downloading from LIMEWIRE is an CPU intense process, especially if you are using a soft winmodem...(you did not say).

Also, since limewire comes with background programs/malware.....have you checked for malware?
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Oh yeah, overclocking was a LAST RESORT :tazz:

*edit* And not for people who don't really need it. Only Overclock if your warranty has expired and you can miss that system when things go highly wrong. Also, please read that forum on hints tips and stuff that has gone wrong. I hope you havent tried to overclock yet.... ;)

Edited by yezpahr, 01 June 2005 - 11:34 AM.

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leave overclocking to people who know what they are doing....

overclocking is for advanced users, and it is of dubious value, and certainly of little value to the average user.
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Can I reformat my harddrive and install windows ME, even though its xp thats on it just now?

how easy is it to do?

thanks in advance
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yes, you could, but as long as you are not running a ton of stuff, stick with XP...maybe add more ram.

And stay away from limewire.


Have you checked for malwar?
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i use panda antivirus which aletrs me to adware etc.

how easy is it to revert back to windows ME?

Thanks Again
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I have a hard time recommending anyone use winme :tazz:

it depends...if you are using ntfs, you need to reformat the drive as fat32. If you are using fat32, you could install winme as is, which will disable xp, but install it to a different default directory like c:\winme, then delete c:\windows to regain the space

your programs will need to be reinstalled
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I know me progs will need to be reinstalled. am not really worried about that.

so all i need to do is insert windows ME cd and follow the instructions which will diasble xp and insall ME?

Thanks again. :tazz:
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no, that is not what i said...what is your file system?
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what do u mean by file system and how do i find it out?
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double click me computer, choose the c drive, right click, choose properties---it will say filr system: ????????? near top
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it says NTFS

exactly wat should i do?

Thanks in advance again.

Edited by stpaulibhoy, 01 June 2005 - 03:55 PM.

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