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#1 Lingchow1

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:11 PM

I don't know how else to explain it. I have done all the usuall disk clean defragging I even reformatted and partitioned the hard drive and re installed Windows XP. I thought when I ran disk clean it would remove all but it doesn't remove "Compress Old Files" I don't know if that has anything to do with the problem. One thing is that I have two hard drive. One I just use as a backup drive. I don't know if that helps in diagnosis. I've ran it this way for a long time. I know it's an old computer but still it use to be faster than this.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:38 AM

There is a pinned guide called Slow Computer? at the top of the XP forum. Check the list of things to do. It sounds like you have done many things already.

"Compressed old files" is something I never do but if you are pushed for HDD space it's an option. I've no idea how you undo it - use the disk clean tool and uncheck the option? You have a second drive so why would you compress files? Are you short of space on any of the HDDs? HDDs have got cheaper for more gigabytes over the years so you would only run into trouble if you were a penny-pincher. Otherwise offload old stuff on to DVDs.

What sort of things are slow?

Are you using much of your RAM when the PC is idle?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:10 AM

Slow Computer-browser Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic87058.html

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