Check the Virtual Memory (paging file delegation) in advanced system settings. To do this,
1)right click on "my computer"
3) then click on the "advanced system settings" button on the left pane.
4) Then click on the "advanced" tab at the top
5) click "settings" under performance.
6)Click the "advanced" tab again at the top of the new window that appears
7) click "change" under "virtual memory" (I attached a screen shot so you can verify that you are at the right place)
-Verify that "Automatically manage paging file size for all drive" is not checked off and that "custom size" under the window is checked off.
-Depending on how much RAM you have in the computer, will generate the "minimum allowed", "recommended", and "currently allocated" numbers.
-Set yours based on the numbers i have in mine. If the recommended is say 3000MB, set the initial size to 2700 and the max size to 3200. Set the two as before and after the recommended, so your computer can manage it accordingly between these two values if needed. My PC is recommended at 4606 MB. So i have my initial size set at 4300 MB, and i have my max size set at 4900MB.
After you set the two values,
1) click ok
2)Your computer will prompt you for reboot, click ok to reboot.
-When you computer boots up it will use these two new values to allocate data into virtual memory to allow for more data processing between the HDD and RAM. NOTE: *Setting these values to low or two high can cause system instability**Please*
Comment back if you have any questions. i tried to be as specific here as i could. This should allow you to definitely notice an increase in speed.
I also have other ways to increase system performance. This is step #1 for me.