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#1 yikes scoob

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 07:11 AM

hi all and thanks in advance for any help given.my newish pc just stopped working,wouldnt even boot,and is now totally gone.i bought an emachines from a friend which is dreadfully slow.normal pages take about 20 secs to load pages with animations ie bingo sites take about 2 mins then just freeze,i have latest abode and java.this is system info
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name ERRAS
System Manufacturer eMachines, Inc.
System Model Imperial
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2491 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix 6.00, 02/10/2003
SMBIOS Version 2.31
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name ERRAS\TERESA
Time Zone GMT Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 128.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 13.39 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 306.80 MB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
would it be worth adding ram or another hd,it also dosent have sata ports.or should i just get rid.thanks again

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#2 frankp316

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 10:32 AM

Do you have your own copy of Windows? If I bought a used computer from anyone, the first thing I would do is a fresh install of Windows.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 10:35 AM

Do you have your own copy of Windows? If I bought a used computer from anyone, the first thing I would do is a fresh install of Windows.

I second this. Or if the machine is recent atleast do a recovery on it. That'd wipe it clean.

128MB physical memory is very low. How old is this PC?

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:29 PM

Slow Computer-browser Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/87058/slow-computerbrowser-check-here-first;-it-may-not-be-malware/

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