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SLOW PC after driver deletion/reinstall


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Windows XP machine. Deleting unnecessary software using the control panel. Accidentally deleted the sound driver! Went to dell website, downloaded the correct driver -soundmax for winxp for dell optiplex 160L; system reboot. Driver is fine, but computer is incredibly slow. REALLY SLOW.

Uninstalled the driver.

Computer is still incredibly slow.

Next steps? ....
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If you have the XP CD, click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, in case anything else was removed.

Get TuneUp Trial

http://www.tune-up.com

Run disc clean up then registry clean up, then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot.

After the reboot, run disk defragmenter then open tune up, click optimize then system optimizer then run optimize computer configuration, then run internet optimization, each requires a reboot.

See if there is an improvement

Edited by Keith, 09 June 2005 - 04:37 PM.

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Running a defrag might really speed up the PC, especially if new programs are installed or files created and deleted frequently.
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Windows XP machine. Deleting unnecessary software using the control panel. Accidentally deleted the sound driver! Went to dell website, downloaded the correct driver -soundmax for winxp for dell optiplex 160L; system reboot. Driver is fine, but computer is incredibly slow. REALLY SLOW.

Uninstalled the driver.

Computer is still incredibly slow.

Next steps? ....

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You probably deleted a program that your computer is looking for. If you still have the Dell driver/program CD that came with your computer, I recommend loading that CD.

Defrag might help too but it would be best to do a disk cleanup first.
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