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    my computers gone slow

    Recently my computer has become really slow. It lags bad

    Such as I click a shortcut and it starts the process like a second after.

    I am running Windows XP SP 2

    Does anyone know what I could do to fix this?

    I do not know what caused this but its running slower than it was, for instance botting up takes 10 minutes.

    Thanks in advance

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    have you done all the standard stuff like removing stuff out of your boot time, defragging, removing malware etc? Also how much ram do you have?

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    I have defragged, ran disk cleanup, I also run anti spyware programs regularly.

    1 gig of RAM

    Should I try a restore to earlier point?

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    Could do...but I had a similiar problem with my laptop which runs XP Professional SP2 a few weeks ago. It took about 10 mins to boot and then hung with WMP etc - I tried all the standard stuff which I do in this kind of situation but all to no avail. In the end I reformatted and reinstalled - now it's running pukka

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    Questions about reformatting/reinstalling?

    1: I will lose my files/documents ?
    2: What about my hardware/software devices?
    3: I will just need my xp disk again?

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    Well reformatting might not be necessary. Have you tried repairing your OS from the recovery console and or/running stuff like Norton WinDoctor?

    1: yes unless you back them up.
    2: You will need to reinstall all software and hardware drivers etc.
    3: Yeah, apart from any device software/driver cds which you might have - for chipset, graphics drivers etc. However you can get these from your hardware manurfacturer's website.


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