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#1 skeney

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 01:29 AM

Hi guys

We are running Windows XP Professional and don't have many other programs installed apart from a few messengers but our computer has got soooo slow. To view a webpage can take up to a few minutes to load and it's getting a little ridiculous. We run AVG and it says there are no viruses and I have defragged and done system clean up which are about the only things I know to do.

Please help. :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 01:41 AM

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 02:34 AM

Yeah, I tried. My computer wouldn't load it. I will try again in the morning I guess after the computer is turned off for the night. It might give it that extra bit of "oompf" it needs to load it.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 03:08 AM

ALSO ... there is a stupid blue line that goes all the way down my laptop screen all the time. Anything I can do about that ?

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 03:11 AM

How much RAM do you have?

What is the capacity of the hard drive, and how much free space do you have?

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 03:33 AM

I am using 14.7G and have 41.1 in free space. Not sure how to tell how much RAM. :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 03:44 AM

To see you system information go to Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Information. Look for Total Physical memory.

What won't your computer load?

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 03:47 AM

Try turning off your real-time scanner if you have one temporarily and see if thats the issue.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 03:47 AM

256mb. :thumbsup: Seems VERY small.

It just takes forever to load anything. Sometimes web pages ... time out ... I guess and apart from that, it loads everything after a great wait.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 03:48 AM

Real time scanner as in ... virus scanner ? hehe Sorry ...

I deleted AVG as it was out of date anyway (and I didn't like it) and it has made it a little faster. Now need to get something else for viruses.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 04:03 AM

256MB of RAM is the minimum that Microsoft suggest, but it will run very slowly. 512MB will get it running properly, 1GB will get it going fast.

If you have uninstalled AVG what are you running your scans with? If you aren't using a anti virus and are online you are asking for infections. You should have a firewall and an anti virus running, and both should have the current updates.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 04:11 AM

Yup, I just deleted AVG about an hour ago and am looking for something else right now.

So the only thing I can do is get more RAM ? I didn't realise it was so little that we had.

Any ideas about the blue line that run through the screen constantly ?




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