Posted 11 April 2005 - 02:47 AM
Do some basic maintenance:
- Clean your internet cache:
Open Internet Explorer, click Tools then Internet Options.In the Temporary internet Files section click Delete Cookies
and Delete Files.
- Boot in safe mode and do a scandisk (with Thorough and Fix checked).
How to start Windows in Safe Mode http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How...Mode-tut61.html
How to find scandisk:
Start>My Computer. Right click the C: drive then Properties>Tools tab, click on Check Now
- When that's finished do a defrag.
Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
They will take some time but at least you will know your hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.
- Reboot and see if there's any improvement.
- Check how much free space you have on your hard drive.
Assuming you run WindowsXP this is Start>My Computer click once on your C: drive and look in the Details box on the left.
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