RE: XP running *really* slow



Axel
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
You should check the Performance Manager for problems of your PC. The reason
that your PC is slow that the files are fragmented, HD is full of junk, or
many programs that aren't used frequently. You should run Disk Defragmentor
to defrag files so that it can improve speed on programs or the system
itself. When you open Disk Defrag, you should click Analyze before you can
defrag your system, if it is full, then click Defrag and it'll take minutes
depending on the fragmented files on your hard drive. After it's finish,
speed can increase up to 50% or more. The other reason is that Windows is
slow is that your hard drive is messy, you should run Disk Cleanup to delete
any unnecessary files on the hard drive. You'll choose stuff to clear files
in your PC so that it can reduce problems and improve HD space, performance,
and stability. If you have many unused programs on your computer, you can go
to Start and click on Set Program Access and Defaults and check programs that
are rarely used. If you have many unused programs, you can uninstall it and
it can improve stability and hard drive space. The other reason is that the
registry is full of entries that is from programs that are uninstalled.
Changing the Registry is hard and needs computer experience. There are
third-party system maintaince software to clean the hard drive and fix errors
on your system. Does your computer have XP or is upgraded to XP?

"Christoph" wrote:

> Lately, my XP has been running *really* slow. When I open
> the task manager, it's showing the CPU usage as a very low
> percentage. However, when I try to open applications, switch
> windows, move the mouse, etc, it takes a very long time to do
> anything. And the longer it's been since I've rebooted, the
> slower my XP gets.
> I've run Ad-aware, Spybot, anti-virus, etc - basically the whole
> gauntlet in trying to determine exactly what is causing the slow
> down. None of the aforementioned apps found any problems
> aside from a few cookies.
>
> While I understand that you guys cannot diagnose my problem
> with the little bit of information I've provided above, I am hoping
> that you guys can tell me where to look to try to find out what
> is causing everything to run very slowly even though my CPU
> usage is very low.
>
> thnx,
> Christoph
>
>
>

S.Sengupta
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
'Slow Computer'
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

Axel wrote:

> You should check the Performance Manager for problems of your PC. The reason
> that your PC is slow that the files are fragmented, HD is full of junk, or
> many programs that aren't used frequently. You should run Disk Defragmentor
> to defrag files so that it can improve speed on programs or the system
> itself. When you open Disk Defrag, you should click Analyze before you can
> defrag your system, if it is full, then click Defrag and it'll take minutes
> depending on the fragmented files on your hard drive. After it's finish,
> speed can increase up to 50% or more. The other reason is that Windows is
> slow is that your hard drive is messy, you should run Disk Cleanup to delete
> any unnecessary files on the hard drive. You'll choose stuff to clear files
> in your PC so that it can reduce problems and improve HD space, performance,
> and stability. If you have many unused programs on your computer, you can go
> to Start and click on Set Program Access and Defaults and check programs that
> are rarely used. If you have many unused programs, you can uninstall it and
> it can improve stability and hard drive space. The other reason is that the
> registry is full of entries that is from programs that are uninstalled.
> Changing the Registry is hard and needs computer experience. There are
> third-party system maintaince software to clean the hard drive and fix errors
> on your system. Does your computer have XP or is upgraded to XP?
>
> "Christoph" wrote:
>
>
>>Lately, my XP has been running *really* slow. When I open
>>the task manager, it's showing the CPU usage as a very low
>>percentage. However, when I try to open applications, switch
>>windows, move the mouse, etc, it takes a very long time to do
>>anything. And the longer it's been since I've rebooted, the
>>slower my XP gets.
>>I've run Ad-aware, Spybot, anti-virus, etc - basically the whole
>>gauntlet in trying to determine exactly what is causing the slow
>>down. None of the aforementioned apps found any problems
>>aside from a few cookies.
>>
>>While I understand that you guys cannot diagnose my problem
>>with the little bit of information I've provided above, I am hoping
>>that you guys can tell me where to look to try to find out what
>>is causing everything to run very slowly even though my CPU
>>usage is very low.
>>
>>thnx,
>>Christoph
>>
>>
>>


RE: XP running *really* slow