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Trying to clean an older computer with issues!


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:16 PM

Hello,

 

Thanks for your help in advance.  I dusted off an old computer I had. Tied to install servicepack 3 for microsoft but it keeps crashing (will either blue screen or keep restarting itself) then i will have to restore and take off the service pack.  It is very slow!!!! opening an internet page, startup, shutdown, oropening a program. in order for me to use it i must start in safe mode with networking! also i think it jams the internet when it freezes and I cannot get on the internet on myother devices (laptop,cellphone,tablet)

 

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 10:13 AM

Hello,

 My issues are when I start up my computer its very slow toopen anything! Whether its internet explorer or microsoft word.  I cannot download service pack 3 forwindows xp. when i do the computer will not start properly andkeep restarting itsself. 



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 10:21 AM

do not have the original windows cds also thanks.Attached File  both dds notpads.zip   7.59KB   0 downloads



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 10:15 AM

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Edited by Oh My, 19 January 2014 - 10:19 AM.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:34 AM

Greetings,

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:16 AM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.

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