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blueskieswoman

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:tazz: Newer Dell 4400 (2-3 yrs. old); am doing everything to keep it clean: regularly run: clean-up; ad-aware se; spybot s&d; cwshredder (altho everytime it runs I have to run chkdsk because my system says i have problems on the disk but with chkdsk everything comes out ok); norton anti-virus; microsoft giant beta version of anti-virus. Keeping all updates current.

System is slower than molasses in January! Literally! What am I doing wrong? Why does it take 2 to 3 minutes to log on a user? Why does it take up to a minute to open a program?

Any help for me?

Thank you in advance for helping!!!!!
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lt b0ngo

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What operating system are you using and can I have your PC's information e.g. ram and processor
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Hello!

Windows XP - service paks 1 & 2 installed

processor - ACPI Uniprocessor PC; intel pentium 4 CPU 2.00 Ghz

ram - 256 (i think, am not sure how to find this out; should I add more? if so, what do I buy, where & how do I install it?)

is this enough info?

Thanks again for your time & help! :tazz:
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Try running Disk Defragmenter. This should help. You might also want to try some type of registry repair or optimizer program too.

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This program can help you find out how much ram you have
http://www.lavalys.c...p?pid=1&lang=en

Must people think that 512mb is the min you should really run xp on. It does make a difference i've just gone from 256mb to 512mb and there is a good spped boast.
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