Here is a bit about the computer, it would be great if somebody could direct me to the best forum to get this straightened out.
First off, my dad has simply formatted everything and reinstalled all necessary stuff probably twice, and this time I stepped in and asked if I could try my hand at it.
This is all I know/can/have the patience to find out
Windows XP (
40 GB ROM HDD
system properties claims 996 MB RAM, I think task manager claimed 1 GB too, but 256 MB RAM according to the label on the front
1.8 GHz 1 core AMD processor (the label on the front says Athlon 2200+, not sure if thats a model number)
Runs on dial-up at her home (but I have it at my house running on charter cable so that I can update stuff)
Uses AVG free anti-virus
Basically it is slow as and I am hoping that can be fixed.
I don't know who all uses the computer but my guess is it contains members of the family that love to install useless crap that clogs processing power. Having it hooked up to our internet makes it easy, but it takes ten times longer to load the browser than to load a webpage...
What tests/logs do I need to more accurately show how screwed this computer is (without revealing personal information)?
Oh and two more things:
1) I've used the help on this site before but I can't remember my username or password, and it was for my laptop
2) I'll probably be accessing this site from other computers in my house
[Moderator edit: moved thread to more appropriate forum, modified Topic Description. jgw]
Edited by jgweed, 18 May 2012 - 07:45 AM.