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ok computer freezes and it is slow for no apparent reason! i have ran adaware, window washer, bug doctor, antivirus and i have defragged, emptied all temp files and cookies but i have had to reboot several times running these programs even with nothing else running. it freezes at different times. i do have 4 different desktops because 4 different people use it but i make sure they empty their cookies and temp files when they get off. i do not know what to do next. my knowledge of computers is very limited. please help me quick!
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In my experience, having three or more user accounts on XP does affect it's usually smooth running unless it's a real beefy model. My son used to have that problem -- freezing and general slowness with four user accounts he set up for himself, each of his two kids, and his wife. I advised him to just have one user account for every one, since when it's made a vast difference. In your case you will probably want one account for yourself and one account for everyone else to use. Two accounts should put less strain on the system than the four you have now. The idea of having separate accounts for everyone, each with their own desktop and settings, is all well and good, but in practice it does affect performance and stability on the average PC.
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