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My computer has been incredibly slow lately. I've tried deleting programs (Right now it has 9.51 GB free out of 27.9GB on the C drive) and I've tried defragmenting but none of this really made a significant difference. Is there anything else I can be doing to make it faster?
Thanks for your help
Its a laptop that's 3.5 years old (Dell Inspiron 4150). Its only started being really slow in the past month or two. It has XP Home Edition, Intel Pentium 4, 384 RAM, 1.6 Ghz. I've run ad-aware and spy-bot on it. I recently uninstalled Limewire from it. I use the computer for school so I mostly use programs like word, powerpoint, outlook, excel and the internet.
Check the applications launching on startup. There may be unneeded tasks running in the background taking resources. If you are in doubt about a program, check it against the BC startup program database (tap at the top of each page).
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