I have XP on a HP Pavillion zv5000. AMD64 3700, 512mb ram. It used to run fine.
Now it takes anything up to 20 minutes to start-up (time is reduced if the computer has been on for a while first). As far as running program's goes, it's not as bad as the start-up, but still leaves a lot to be desired. And it's not like I have the latest versions of any software, it's all the same stuff I've always had.
I have fresh installed windows several times, and before putting any other software on the start-up times are not improved at all, neither is the running of programs.
Checkdisk has sometimes been starting itself on start-up recently as well.
Any ideas what this could be? Perhaps the hard drive is past it's use by date? Or do you think the processor is shot? I just don't understand, it's is still usable but sooooo slow......
My pc slowed down dramatically when I updated my internet security suite. I had to download a special uninstall program from Trend and reinstall the latest program in order to sort out the problem. Just a thought.
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