Need some advice. I am cleaning up my aunt's machine. Her XP is behaving strangely. It is very slow to operate for awhile after booting up and then will gradually get faster and seems almost normal for awhile. Then it will slow to a crawl again. I click on something and have to wait sometime minutes for it to do anything. I did all the Windows maintenance, ran CCleaner and RevoUnistaller on some junk, took out the non-working AVG and replaced with Avira. I also got most of the windows updates on since her computer had been off the internet for over a year. Ran Malewarebytes and Spybot and found some adware and something that was a bypass to windows firewall; can't remember all.
So after all that cleaning and reorganizing the files it still goes back to the slow behavior. It is a bit better but not where it should be. It will also do a strange closing of the window. It will sort of scroll down from the top slowly. I have all the fancy stuff turned off for better performance so I think this is just a sign of its slow behavior. I don't know what else to do. I think there may be something in her start up that needs tweaked more and maybe there is something that runs in the background to slow it down on occasion. Maybe the windows automatic updates or even the Avira update or scan? I think the Avira may be running slower than it needs to also. She also has a separate backup drive named D. Maybe it is doing something? I need help to get this cleared up in a couple days because I have to go back home from visiting her and will not be able to fix it.
Thanks for a quick response to help me figure this out.
Edited by hamluis, 08 October 2011 - 10:04 AM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.