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I need to make my comp a lil faster


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I have hardly nothing on my computer but yet it runs slow???? what do i do...i have windows xp...dell inspiron 1150
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Do you have a firewall, antivirus, anti-spyware software?

You might have a virus or spyware on your computer.

What is the specs of your computer?
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Do you have a firewall, antivirus, anti-spyware software?

You might have a virus or spyware on your computer.

What is the specs of your computer?

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well im forever cleaning it & when i tried 2 put the antivirus, it would freeze all da time during a scan? so i took it off.
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Have you done a virus scann and any-spyware scan in safe mode?
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You should install something against spyware and adware too besides an antivirus and must run updated scans to keep the system clean. Also how much free disk space do you have?Have you cleaned out unwanted files lately? While in safe mode it would also be good to run chkdsk and then analyze and defragment your drive if it needs one. Doing these things regularly may help keep your system running pretty fine if there isnt any other specific problem.

http://www.microsoft...ted/speed.mspx/
http://www3.telus.ne...mar/slowcom.htm
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You should install something against spyware and adware too besides an antivirus and must run updated scans to keep the system clean. Also how much free disk space do you have?Have you cleaned out unwanted files lately? While in safe mode it would also be good to run chkdsk and then analyze and defragment your drive if it needs one. Doing these things regularly may help keep your system running pretty fine if there isnt any other specific problem.

http://www.microsoft...ted/speed.mspx/
http://www3.telus.ne...mar/slowcom.htm

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ive done chkdsk 5000 times & da dsk dfrgmntr!
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If you computer runs slow maby you have too much running in the background.

Go start - programs - starup and you can delete every thing you find.

Go start - run type msconfig and hit the startup tab you can untick anything that you don't need to run on startup, for most people you only need you AntiVirus/AnitSpyware runing and also your instant messaging program. If you are unsure about something please PM me about it.

If you don't extensively use the search feature in XP, this next tweak is for you. By extensively, I mean like everyday. Windows XP has this "feature" called "Indexing". It's supposed to speed up searches by keeping all the files on your computer tied to memory. By tying up these files to memory, it can really slow things down. Disabling this service will remove this files from memory, inturn giving your applications and files faster response times. You will still be able to search with the Indexing turned off, but the searching will just take a little log to perform. To turn off Indexing:

1. Open up "My Computer"
2. Right-click on your hard drive (usually "C:") and choose "Properties"
3. Uncheck the box at the bottom that reads "Allow Indexing Service to..."
4. Click OK then the files will be removed from memory. This removal may take a few minutes to complete, but it's worth it.

You will also need to disable the indexing service here too:

1. Go to "Start", then "Run"
2. Type "services.msc" and press enter
3. Scroll-down to "Indexing Service" and double-click it
4. If the service status is "Running", then stop it by pressing the "Stop" button
5. To make sure this service doesn't run again, under "Startup Type:", choose "Disabled"


That is tweak two in the Easy XP tweaks thread

Edited by Michael Buckley, 14 September 2005 - 12:57 AM.

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