I've done everything I can think of to try to speed up my computer, but it still just get slower and slower and right now it's incredibly sluggish. I'd greatly appreciate some advice as to how I can speed it up.
To try to speed it up, I reinstalled Windows XP Pro and reduced my primary hard drive disk space usage to just over 50%. I also do Checkdisk scans and defrag with O&O Defrag once a month (I did both this weekend) and I scan my computer with Ad-Aware, Spyware Doctor, PC-Cillin and TuneUp Utilities' TuneUp DiskCleaner, TuneUp RegistryCleaner and TuneUp Registry Defrag once a week. Windows patches install automatically.
The only thing I can think of is that I do have quite a large number of programs installed, but I do need them for my business. I'm careful to install anything I don't need.
Here's a list of the component parts of my computer:
Processor - Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz S478 533 FSB 1MB Cache
Motherboard - Asus P4P800S-E Deluxe
Graphics Card - ATI Radeon 9200 256 DDR 8X AGP VIVO All-in-Wonder AGP
Case - Jou Jye JJ-350D (Designed for Pentium 4)
Hard Drive - Hitachi 320GB
DVD Drive - Optiarc DVD+-R/RW/RAM 18x SATA BL OEM
RAM - 2GB DDR SDRAM PC3200 400 Mhz
Floppy Drive - Alps Electric
Here's a screen shot of Task Manager when my computer's struggling (a lot of the time):
Edited by joebeaven, 09 September 2007 - 12:28 PM.