Help For Mom! Windows XP
Posted 25 June 2015 - 08:51 AM
Posted 25 June 2015 - 09:05 AM
Well, if you're sure it's not malware, then it may simply be the age of the hardware. I'd strongly recommend upgrading anyway, since XP's support has been expired for over a year.
If you think it's malware, have a shot here.
Edited by Caliburn, 25 June 2015 - 09:05 AM.
Posted 25 June 2015 - 10:21 AM
Posted 25 June 2015 - 06:13 PM
I'll throw this out for consideration too:
How does it behave if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? If better then something is starting at boot that is causing the slowdown.
Advanced startup options - XP
Use msconfig to determine what is causing the problem
Good tutorial on using msconfig in XP:
How to use msconfig in Windows XP
Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Reboot and see if it runs better.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.
If no, start msconfig again.
Click on the Startup tab then enable all the items that were initially enabled (that you recorded).
Click on the Services tab.
Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.
Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system. Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best.
Enable everything else you disabled.
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