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Sep 29, 2011 #10 gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425 +77 Some of what you say (especially defragger ending with an error) suggests a proper HDD test would be a good I used the "video card stability test" from firestone-group.com. You may also... I have flaws. his comment is here

Join the community here, it only takes a minute. 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 / trying to get HIJACKTHIS, when the pc stays on. 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

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I ran each test at least three times and averaged the results. Computer should have been able to handle it fine, but at one point it got really laggy and froze for several minutes. If performance still not improved, make Dell diagnose and fix it. Duh.

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by phattdaddy / March 16, 2004 11:54 AM PST In reply to: Re:Did you turn off DMA... What are they? Again, it ran happily for a few months and then started behaving badly once again. Windows Xp Running Slow And Freezing TechSpot is a registered trademark.

Comments aren't added to the site automatically between 2am and 6am. Seatools for Dos or Windows has the capability of testing much more than Seagate drives http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...toid=720bd20cacdec010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD Some defraggers will not defrag very large files (e.g. 1GB+), such as the pagefile, or Just click on the CPU column header (in Task Manager or Process Explorer) to sort by CPU usage Oct 3, 2011 #14 chriscricket TS Rookie Topic Starter I'm starting to https://ask.slashdot.org/story/09/01/22/2126205/how-to-diagnose-a-suddenly-slow-windows-computer I have found Spybot (free version) to be a great help.

My HDD has has errors happening because of a bad sector(s), causing it to eventually read in PIO mode. Windows Xp Very Slow To Load Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Why does Ubuntu not ship with a way to fill in PDF forms? Indexing for Windows XP is about the same and can be turned off.

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I do believe MS is in control of it's software & there's no way around it. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/horribly-slow-boot-time-on-xp-professional-no-viruses-good-maintenance.171426/ This sounds like a virus, and if you have the same browsing habit from install to install, it could be that you're picking up a virus and it begins to affect Windows Xp Very Slow Performance One of the major criticisms of XP performance has been the long "Windows is shutting down" time, and my testing bears this out. Windows Xp Very Slow Startup Yes, it will take some time to get used to and it’s not without its problems, but it’s light years ahead of Windows XP.

Annoyingly, even some relatively new hardware doesn’t have a Windows 10 driver yet, although drivers for Windows 7 and 8 should also work —and only the very oldest hardware won’t be this content My CPU indicated 100% use most of the time. It is just as invasive as many viruses. For example, "services.exe" was eating about 40%, but the sum of its child processes wasn't higher than about 5%. Windows Xp Slow Performance Fix

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 Another option is to lower the graphics settings. Oct 3, 2011 #13 LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491 +183 just fyi... weblink I sing in the shower.

New laptops capable of running Windows 10 start fromless than £200, for example – although be warned, some still have the likes of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 installed, meaning you’ll My System Is Very Slow Windows Xp Sp3 GSM Huawei Honor 5X HTC Desire 626 Huawei P8 Lite iPhone 6 vs. 6s Nokia Lumia Samsung Galaxy J3 Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung J7 Samsung S7 Sony Xperia Tablets Back Best If so I will shut down another useless M$ process that I don't need running and wasting memory..Thanks, Rick Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - ''Good question'' and one

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slow IE & Outlook. One thing which often helps when hardware testing is to disable (i.e.remove) all non-essential hardware - CD/DVD drive, network, printers, usb stuff etc. I consider my problem fixed as I know now what is happening, however, for all the techies, I have one last question. How To Make Windows Xp Faster And More Efficient High interrupts in PE usually points to a hardware or driver issue 2) And, in your case, SMART failed alone means the hard drive is bad One other tool tip: Check

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 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Reformat the computer's hard drive. http://linux4newbie.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-home-edition-upgrade-to-windows-7.html http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308427 is for XP, Sep 29, 2011 #6 jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,594 +657 Let's investigate; you need to run as admin for these.

Something that may be of note is sometimes my sound will be a little glitchy. However, there remain some distinctive features, such as the Start menu, that even a Windows 95 user would recognise and the same conventions apply throughout. I am now wondering if what you say is true - seems like after a windows download for security fix - the machine runs slower. It ran happily until sometime in the spring of 2007 when Media Center (which I had never used except to watch DVDs) started throwing some kind of bizarre SQL (CE?) error.

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It needs a reasonably powerful PC to run another ‘PC’ as an application in this way, but Windows XP is none the wiser —it’s blissfully unaware in its Windows version of Obviously, sometimes this will take hours and hours, but might well be worth it in the end. Jul 17 '09 at 3:02 Each successive generation I've experienced - on the same hardware - runs slower and slower, although 7 reverses this trend ever-so-slightly. +1 for the Utilities?

Ask a question and give support. But is it? Download your HDD manufacturers test programs and run the non-destructive read-write test.