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beica

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I have a Dell Inspirion. It runs on Windows XP. It's probably about 3 years old. It has started to run slowly, in such cases; start-up, opening programs, closing web pages (it's like watching someone slowly turn the page of a book?) slowly! Once it gets running its fine, not to slow, but initially the whole performance sucks.

I have cleaned out pretty much any unused or unwanted files, programs, or just useless crap. I have defraged the hard drive, which does nothing, it's still at 66%. I have ran a virus scan, registry fix, anti-spy, ad-ware, disk clean....really, am I missing something, I would just like a little more speed in this sucker.

Can you give me an Idea, other than blowing it up and buying a new one :tazz:

And if you think I should reinstall the operating system, I do have all the intstallation cds that came with the computer? But if you think I should reinstall, could you tell me the steps I need to take.

Thanks a bunch for your time.
Dana :)
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Try this

Page Defrag

Unzip, double click, put the dot in run at next boot, reboot

Then run this

SpeeDefrag

Install and tick to run at end of install
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