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Windows XP still lagging on WELCOME SCREEN


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Hi , my Windows XP Home is still lagging on welcome screen and NOW shut down i tryed User Profiler Hive Cleanup and that worked a little and i even scanned for viruses , adware , spyware , i even checked for malware but im no good at looking at logs any suggestions will be greatful :tazz:
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Click start then search, include hidden and system files, look for prefetch, you get one folder, open it, click edit then select all, right click any file then delete, confirm delete, reboot

If you have recently uninstalled any programmes, or have incomplete installations, Windows could stall while it searches for missing files.

Have you run disc clean up and disc defragmenter
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Could you be a litle more specific, ie how long is this 'lag'. It could be that you have too many programs set to run at start up and that you are shutting down without manually closing out running programs. If you suspect malware you can post log files on the malware forum and somebody there will advise you.
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yes it found prefetch folder shall i delete the folder and all its contens ?
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Open the folder and delete the contents
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all of them
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Yes :tazz:
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yes i deleted them all
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i have ran Disk cleanup and Disk Defragmenter is that it ?
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Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, you need the XP CD and get a blue bar, when the bar goes, reboot
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The thing is my PC didnt come with a XP CD all i have is SYSTEM RECOVERY PARTITION
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See how it runs

Don't bother with recovery
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ok but it wont do nothing to my system will it
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You cannot run sfc /scannow without the XP CD so leave things as they are
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ok thanks for all the help you gave me
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