Well, hello to all on this forum that has proven to me to be the better help source when facing computer issues. I have this Dell Optiplex GX260 running Windows XP Professional, version 2002. It is a Intel Pentium 4, 120GB HD, 2.00GHz, 512 Ram, Service Pack 3. The machine was running good until one month ago, when it started to become super slow on all; not only on browsing internet, but on all its programs I use. I have used all the tuning steps: Defrag, cleandisk, checkdisk, full antivirus scan with AVG (Free), Installed and deleted Spybot Search & Destroy because the computer simply refused to run it' only after seven or eight tries it did open it but almost freezed the whole thing only to find 3 or 4 cookies. Then I used Stinger' it found 2 trojans it took care for; then I ran the latest updated from Super Anti Spyware, had it run and found a bunch of cookies and one trojan that disposed of; then out of desperation I downloaded HDD Health because of the eternal noisy HD, I suspected it had something about to explode within, only to see the program says the HD has an excellent health. I also downloaded and installed the free version of Advanced System Care to no improvement. Have run full AVG scans and still after weeks of trying to figure out why this thing is still super SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW.....I just don't want to give up. Went to the Microsoft site, and they checked saying this its actualized, then my idea is to get the discs from Dell to reinstall Windows again....So hope any good hearted person could light my way on this journey I am determined to emerge victorious. Thanks. MB
Edited by ignorantmonkey, 11 December 2009 - 10:29 AM.