My Comp is really in slow mode

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  1. Butterfly

    Butterfly New Member

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    Folks :(

    Damn my computer got real slow when i installed my softwares for designing , still the same after i uninstalled it ,

    I have done disk defragmentation also.


    Please give the best solution without reformating the windows .

    Thanks
     
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    Get me the system configuration first........
     
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    Get software like TuneXP to enhance windows performance by tweaking settings...

    Run a registry cleaner and remove leftover registry keys of older software...

    Remove unneeded fonts (do back them up first) from Fonts folder...

    Run msconfig and remove unneeded startup programs...

    Run services.msc and stop unnecessary services (there was a guide recently in techtree.com listing what services may be stopped safely)

    Arun
     
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    Thanks Folks

    Wel my system configuration is

    Win Xp , 2.46 Gh , 40gb hard disk, 256 mb of ram
     
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    256 MB RAM is not good for XP systems - it is the recommended minimum... Try to get min 512 MB or even 1 GB...

    Also, turn off the eyecandy in XP by making it look in classic mode. 1. Right-click desktop and select Properties, go to Themes tab and select Windows Classic... 2. Right-click My Computer and select properties, go to advanced tab and select Settings for Performance, select the option to Adjust for best performance...

    Arun
     
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    try the tweaks in the sticky for the same in the tutorials section
     
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    I think problem with ur RAM.Berfore going it try to reinstall the os and then try if it continues go for 512 RAM.....
     
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    tarey_g Hanging, since 2004..

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    there is no prob 256 ram is enuf for xp , ur system is just suffering from windows rot.
     
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    reinstall ur window......best option
    or defragment ur disk,they say it works.personally i never felt ny diff

    or turn off unneccesary services
    see is some useless process is hogging ur cpu

    click ctrl+alt+del.go to process tab
    here click on "Mem Usage" to see the program hogging highest Mem and see if u can close it

    now try same thing with CPU
    sometimes it works cause sum nonsense prog may hog up all ur resources
     
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