severe win xp pro slowdown/hanging!!

  simongy 15:47 29 Feb 04

Over the past day, my pc has slowed down a lot. If you start a program is begins to load but the egg timer just goes round and round. I am unable to get into 'restore' function and when I do it just 'hangs up.
I have 1.3mz processor, 20 gb h/d, 256 mem, I did a norton anti-virus scan and that came up clear.
I am on the verge of giving it a good kicking. PLEASE HELP ASAP

  Diodorus Siculus 16:04 29 Feb 04

Do you have winXP CD?

IF so, try this:

go to start,


and type

sfc /scannow

Then click Run.

This is designed to check all system files for any problems.

Another option is to boot into safe mode (F8 at startup) and run the defrag program.

  Diodorus Siculus 16:05 29 Feb 04

PS if you do give it a good kicking, unplug from the mains first. ;-}

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