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xp very slow start, mouse not functioning

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#1 mswilma2


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 11:37 AM

After a storm related power outage, xp on my desktop,is taking 30 minutes to fully load. once loaded, mouse does not function. Can use keyboard in limited capacity to bring up start menu and other apps, including system restore, but can not procede to restore. Have cleaned pcu out. Restarted several times.Even screen saver is extremely slow.


Even the laptop I am using now is slow and upon using task manager, task manager...running comes up over 15 times, when olny using control alt delete once,.as does desktop.


I am a layman so simple instructions please.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:01 PM

Good morning :).


I would try running the chkdsk /r command...on each system...if you have access to the XP Recovery Console.


Power outages can result in damaged files and/or damaged equipment...but the more likely (IMO) would be damaged Windows files.


At times, chkdsk /r can overcome this.


If you don't have a Genuine XP install disk...hence, access to the XP Recovery Console...then you can create a substitute.


See instructions by AustrAlien at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/421198/xp-recovery-console-cd/ .



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