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#1 paulmars

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 12:12 PM

xp pro sp3. There was 200meg free on 26gig HDD. 18 gig used in documents and settings. Sys restore was set to 12%. I turned it off, and now documents and settings has 3 gig used. Are restore points kept in doc and settings? So, now HDD is over 50% empty. Ran defrag and the error checking. Norton is on this machine. Its updated and I ran a full scan. Dnlded and ran spybot and ccleaner.

system is much faster after freeing up some HDD space, but its still VERY slow. Frequently get app wont close error on shutdown, but not every time. (explorer, clsvchst(I think), hqp...)Sometimes they only appear for a second or two.

cpu usage frequently goes to 100%

ideas?

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 12:20 PM

Care to post your system specs?

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:18 PM

Care to post your system specs?


If you tell me what you need to know.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:32 PM

CPU, RAM, HDD Space, Motherboard, OS, and what not.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:02 PM

CPU, RAM, HDD Space, Motherboard, OS, and what not.


amd turion 64 mobile
ML-32
787Mhz, 384MB ram
phy address ext
HP pavilion

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:03 PM

What is the model number of your HP Laptop?

You will need more RAM for your lap top.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:13 PM

What is the model number of your HP Laptop?

You will need more RAM for your lap top.


model must be on the bottom, Ill look. It should not be this slow. 12 seconds to open win explorer. 30 seconds to open IE. Longer to open a doc file. 100% cpu usage. Sometimes dbl click something and it acts like its trying to open, but then it forgets and I need to dbl click again,

pagefile was set to custom 576-1152 meg. I just set it back to windows manage. I'll reboot now to effect change.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:56 PM

hp pavilion ze2000
s/n cfn6210pyz
p/n et057av

aol spyware is still installed. Ive removed lots from startup and services, but not the aol or hp or google stuff yet. Need to research first. Might aol spyware conflict with norton?

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 03:03 PM

I would get more ram that will speed up your computer.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 03:15 PM

I would get more ram that will speed up your computer.


more ram = restore previous sys speed?

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 03:16 PM

RAM = Random Access Memory currently your system has 512Megs of RAM with 128Megs dedicated to Video Memory. Leaving you with barely enough to run XP.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 04:38 PM

Yes, I agree....you need more RAM.
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