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Win xp slowed to a crawl

By steve.parkhouse ·
My win xp takes 2 hours to load. Tried a reinstall and this is also v slow. No viruses or trojans. Any ideas?

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Win xp slowed to a crawl

by parvus1202 In reply to Win xp slowed to a crawl

I suggest you clean installit might be corrupted. Remove everything in your HDD and fresh install your XP, this will work if your only problem is XP OS. Make sure you try this before you dismantle your computer.

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by steve.parkhouse In reply to Win xp slowed to a crawl

Thanx 4 ur help

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by mrjay67 In reply to Win xp slowed to a crawl

Something to point out. If you are unable to boot from CD and use a DOS/win98 style boot disk with CDROM support it may install very slow. Reason being is that smartdisk is not installed this way and performance is at a crawl during install. Also to install XP in this matter you will have to navigate to the I386 floder and run WINNT. Once files are copied and setup is finished any coruption should be taken care of.

Make sure as well that you have plenty of RAM and Hard Drive space available for XP to run. 128MB ram is bare minimum actually recomend at least 256. XPs HD footprint is 1.5 gigs minimum recomend at least 2-2.5 gigs of breathing room. You may also need to check your BIOS settings for petter performance or might need to upgrade the BIOS for XP.

Just my 2 cents
Jason

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by mrjay67 In reply to Win xp slowed to a crawl

Just want to not that I meant 2-2.5 gigs FOR breathing room. So minimum total should be at least 2-2.5 gigs. Of coarse the bigger the better. If you have 20, 40, 100 gigs...then go for it. I know I did.

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by steve.parkhouse In reply to Win xp slowed to a crawl

Thanx 4 ur help

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