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You can backup the files on an external USB drive.

Browse files from EasyRE directly Download Easy Recovery Essentials by clicking this link. Happy computing !! Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: XP running painfully slow The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. The list of reasons can be very long and non exaustive. have a peek here

Also after windows loads to get to user selection, the monitor goes black except for my mouse for about a minute. yikes .... "CLEAN INSTALL" !! Another cause of the issues your having is XP itself as an OS. You've helped me a few times before, and it's usually something bone-headed I've done, but I'm also bull-headed and that's the only way I seem to learn.yes you may have seen

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Download PageDefrag, install and run. My CPU was reading 20-50% capacity on interrupts alone which was causing huge lag in computing. Oct 7, 2011 #21 Lestrad TS Rookie I had the same problem and realized it was simply because my installation of XP was on one of two hard disks and the Alternatively, these instructions explain how to create a bootable EasyRE recovery USB stick/drive.

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  5. You only need to delete the “HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Digest” folder, and stop the service (with your reg fix).
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I have found Spybot (free version) to be a great help. Boot into Easy Recovery Essentials Select Automated Repair Click Continue and wait for the Automated Repair process to finish. I had upgraded to Norton 2009 last week, and in retrospect, that is when the trouble began. Windows Xp Fast Boot ok, that's too simple.

Discussions cover Windows 2003 Server, Windows installation, adding and removing programs, driver problems, crashes, upgrading, and other OS-related questions.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General discussion XP running painfully slow by WhiplashChick / Windows Xp Very Slow To Load Note: Not to be confused with the antivirus definition update. 5. There are other programs you can get too, What's My Computer Doing is a good one (google for it), it will show you what is active. Right now if appears as if the problem, or problems, may be with the XP OS.

and select your hard-drive. Windows Xp Very Slow Performance if the CPU is using betweeen 10-20% then it could be the signal strength from the modem. i too have the NVidia card and at one point the original card became somewhat defective and my PC was doing the same thing.changed video card and it is fine now.david At one point I even set the page file to be read off of a USB Flash Drive (since USB is faster than IDE) which had no avail.

Windows Xp Very Slow To Load

My HDD has has errors happening because of a bad sector(s), causing it to eventually read in PIO mode. I do believe MS is in control of it's software & there's no way around it. Windows Xp Very Slow Startup nothing detected. Windows Xp Slow Startup After Login update: i've defraged all drives, cut my memory back to 512MB (out of 1.5GB) and killed all unnecessary background/startup progs.Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2.030422-1633)Language:

Join the community here. navigate here In any case, from an Explorer window click Tools->Folder Options->View. Originally Posted by RRiis If the problem is conflict with another software package, delaying Zone Alarm loading may resolve the problem: In ZA/tools/Preferences uncheck Load ZoneAlarm Free Firewall at startup and Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re:XP running painfully slow by chriscrob / November 26, 2004 2:37 AM PST In reply to: Re:XP running painfully slow DON'T USE MSCONFIG Windows Xp Takes Long Time To Start

The main problem is that now launching and running applications is slow. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re:Re:XP running painfully slow by FM-USA / March 28, 2004 10:23 PM PST In reply to: Re:XP running painfully slow I have the Say I'm listening to Pandora. Check This Out Suggest running (start->run->cmd) and enter TASKLIST /SVC >myTasks.txt Then come back, follow-up to this thread and copy/paste that file into your reply.

For Windows XP systems, follow the next set of instructions, at Fix #7. Windows Xp Slow Performance Fix If it works better, well, you could get updated files from the new image you just made. by Rick Beach / March 16, 2004 3:40 AM PST In reply to: ''The extent is huge''?

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Thank you again! Use selective booting with MSCONFIG to look for third party software conflicts. About 5 min from BIOS to windows. Windows Xp Slow Startup And Shutdown October 16th, 2013 #5 fax View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Guru Join Date Nov 2004 Location localhost Posts 18,027 Re: So slow on startup windows XP.

If I understand everthing I have read, (most single PC home users could "disable " this unneeded service,and still have access to the internet and there e-mail,etc. http://www.ariolic.com/disk-scanner.html Oct 5, 2011 #17 chriscricket TS Rookie Topic Starter Sorry for not posting in a while, it's marching season and our band is struggling with performance. I am the only user of this computer so there is only one account. http://newsgrouphosting.com/windows-xp/xp-is-not-booting.php If newlines are converted to spaces, then where does catcode 5 come into the picture?

Wait for a new window to pop up. 2 Look under the "BOOT.INI" tab. BTW, I installed Spybot and Adaware early on thinking I had spyware problems. Many new discs (and this is quite popular with retail replacement discs) come with a little utility designed to simply clone your old drive to a the new one and then SAS) Result: HH:MM:SS _____________ -CTRL-ALT-DEL to the Applying Personal settings Result: HH:MM:SS _____________ -Applying Personal settings to the desktop Result: HH:MM:SS _____________ -Time unplugging the network cable Result: HH:MM:SS _____________ -Time

Sep 27, 2011 #2 gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425 +77 This sort of thing can impiicate a failing HDD (or even motherboard). If you have are using Group Policy Preference (GPP), you want the following hotfix installed: 974266 Group Policy Preferences Client-Side Extension Hotfix Rollup http://support.microsoft.com/?id=974266 8. For more information on how to check HDD/SSD for failures, read this this guide. Oct 3, 2011 #15 LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491 +183 Yup.