Posted 21 July 2005 - 06:28 PM
My dad asked if I could come take a look at his computer. It is a dell and only a couple of years old. It is running XP and there is plenty of ram, and the hard drive is fine. I have ran anti-spywaree, defragged, and messed with a couple little things, (I am in no way a computer gurue).
By chance I was checking through task manager to see if anything stood out and by golly there it was. System Idle Process is taking all of the available resources. I disabled stand-by, turned of idle and just like that the system was moving a whole lot faster.
Went back to visit this last weekend and it is slower than dirt again. System idle is again using all of the available resources, however, the settings that I put in the week before are still intact. System Idle is disabled. Any ideas, or thoughts on how to fix it?
Like I said, I am not a real advanced user, just can get my way around. I will be going up again next week but his system is soooooo slow, I don't have the patience to sit through the wait time on his system, so hopefully I can take your ideas with me when I leave on Monday. TIA.. Sonja