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#1 Shadow_Sheik

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 08:08 PM

Alright.

I've got an old Dell Dimension B110 on my hands. Running XP 32-bit... a friend's unit. IE began running slow as hell, so she took it to have it "cleaned" according to what she told me, they ran some sort of wipe (unit only has 40k or so files on it now). However, the sluggishness persists. It takes several minutes to run a simple Google search.

I ran both Malwarebytes and MS Security Essentials (after having manually installed them both via USB), each to no avail. I also snooped around in her temp files on IE, and I found that she had a metric bleep ton of website certificates from all over the damn globe. She's used this unit to pirate things before, claiming that she only used Pirate Bay, but she must've done something else to this unit to have authorized so many certificates. I'd have a little more information on her web browsing habits, but she's beyond computer illiterate: attempting to ask her computer-related questions is like pulling teeth.

I can't for the life of me figure out what's bogging this thing down. Any help with this is appreciated.

Edited by Shadow_Sheik, 30 July 2011 - 08:10 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2011 - 10:13 AM

Hello,

What are the specs for this machine it might be just age and out of date hardware slowing it down. Web pages especially search sites are becoming more and more complex and require more power to render and load these days.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 10:24 AM

http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/5923/doentation1312212114730.png

There you go.

Only the RAM has been altered from manufacturer standard, and stands at 2GB capacity.

Edited by hamluis, 01 August 2011 - 11:05 AM.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 10:38 AM

I'm leaning more towards the age of the machine to the slowness. Is it just IE that is slow or is it all other apps as well?
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 10:55 PM

I'm leaning more towards the age of the machine to the slowness. Is it just IE that is slow or is it all other apps as well?

FF runs a Google search a bit faster, but even it is refusing to load the Dog article on Wikipedia.




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