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Re: XP-Home computer is very slow


"David H. Lipman"  wrote in message 
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> From: "Cal Who" 
>
>> I was just given a XP-Home computer because it is very slow.
>>
>> I defragged the disk.
>>
>> Since I don't know what makes sense to do I try various things:
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>> I run msconfig and disable all startups and all non-ms services.
>>
>> I then boot in safe mode and the computer is fast but in normal mode it 
>> is slooow.
>>
>> In safe mode a certain app appears as soon as I click its short-cut icon,
>>
>> but in normal mode it takes about 40 seconds to appear.
>>
>> In case it means something here's a little more info:
>>
>> Norton 360 is on the machine.
>>
>> When I click OK in msconfig I get an Access Denied message but can't tell 
>> what was suppressed - I'm guessing it's Notron.
>>
>> It's 2.73 GH with 512 MB RAM Dell computer
>>
>> Thanks in advice for any helpful suggestions at all!
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> LOL - 512MB with XP SP3 it too little.  Bring it to 1.25 ~ 2GB.
>
> MSCONFIG could be denied by malware as a self preservation technique 
> albeit usually it'll be a case where you try to execute it and it just 
> doesn't run.
>
> What is the model of the Dell PC ?
>
> -- 
> Dave
> Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
> http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
>
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