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Windows XP SP3 Running Very Slow at Times


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#1 jstonend

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:53 AM

Hello,

 

I'm running WIndowx XP Pro - SP3 on a Dell Dimension Desktop Computer - lately it seems that the computer is running in slow motion, but only sometimes. Starting programs takes a while, right clicking causes a delay - its like the computer has to take time to think about what I'm doing before it lets me do it - it seems that once I start doing something then I'm ok, but getting there is like walking through wet concrete.

 

I've run a complete scan using Norton Internet Security (with latest updates) which came up clean. I've run a complete scan using the latest MalWareBytes, which also came up clean.

 

I'm looking for the next step of advice. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks!!



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 07:06 AM

Please download [url=http://www.filehippo.com/download_speccy]Speccy and install it, upon completion open it up and then go to File and Publish Snapshot and post the resulting link here.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:16 AM

Here is the requested link: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/7qKsbtARc7gTzezNzmWPi8V

 

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:32 AM

Please download and use the Norton Removal Tool and download an anti-virus like http://www.avast.com or Microsoft Security Essentials and see if it speeds up.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:10 AM

Sounds good, but is there a problem with using Norton Internet Security - I'd hate to just ditch something I paid for for no good reason. Once I do use the removal tool, what do you think I should use for a firewall?

 

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:12 AM

Norton and anything from Symantec has been notorious for causing system wide issues, and how is it that you connect to the Internet?




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