Slow Start

  Spr 09:47 26 Jan 05

I am using my old PC running Windows XP, PenIII 1000hz 512mb ram GForce 2MX Graphic Card. Everything is very slow it take two or three times using the mouse to open program. Games run jerkly I have download the lastest drives for the Graphic Card the games would open I have since un-installed them. I am Virus clean so Norton 2005 tells me.

  Chezdez 09:50 26 Jan 05

run and adaware and spybot for starters

click here

click here

hmmmmm, i wonder how many times those links have been posted on this site.....?

  rawprawn 09:53 26 Jan 05

Defrag ? and clear out anything not needed temp files unused programs etc

  Chezdez 09:57 26 Jan 05

also try a scan disk as well, there may be some bad sectors on your HDD

on XP, the easiest way to do this is to right click on the harddrive under my computer, select properties, go to the tools tab, and select scan disk (or is it check disk? i can't remember). check both the boxes on the pop up that appers. windows will now tell you that it can't do the scan disk, and asks if you want to schedule it for next time windows restars, select yes, and then reboot

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