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  • OS: - Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3

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    Problem Description: - Problem in delay response in any activity. On bare OS, I think its speed was good. But after installation many software its speed has slow.

    We have no idea because of which software or anything else, we are facing slowness issue.

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    Please suggest us to resolve slowness issue. Is there any tool present by which we can know root cause of slowness?  Or you can assist us any kind of activity by which we can find something which can resolve slowness problem.

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    I will be really thankful.

    Thursday, October 10, 2013 4:06 AM

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  • What's the configuration of your CPU?

    And applications installed?


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    Thursday, October 10, 2013 9:39 AM
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  • Here are a few things that may help to speed up your XP computer. Not all of them will necessarily apply to you but look through the list and run those that seem appropriate:

    1. Make sure you are free from malware as that can slow it down. If necessary, run your ‘anti’ programs.

    2.Although XP supposedly runs on 512MB of memory (RAM), adding more if you have less than about 1GB will help it run better. It will behave even better with 2GB. To check how much memory you have, right-click My Computer, click Properties and the General Tab shows how much is installed.

    3. Run Disk Cleanup via Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk CleanUp. Now, defragment the hard drive (not on an SSD) via Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter. Click on the drive and choose Defragment.

    4. Check the disk for errors. Open a Run window (Windows Logo key+R), type chkdsk /r and press Enter. Allow it to run next time you restart the computer or restart it now.

    5. Don’t turn off your antivirus program, but check if it’s running a scheduled scan when you switch on the computer. If it is, reschedule it for a more appropriate time.

    6. You’ll get a slightly faster start up if you optimise the boot files and applications by running a special defragmentation (not on an SSD), i.e. in a Run window (Windows Logo key+R), type cmd and press Enter to open a command prompt then type defrag C:\ -b (note the two spaces) and press Enter.

    7. When you have a slow boot, check that no external drives have media in them. If they have, experiment by booting with it inserted and without.

    8. Remove unwanted programs that run when you switch on the computer. Bear in mind that it’s not necessarily how many programs run at start up, but which of them affect the computer’s performance. If possible, look at the program’s options/preferences to see if it can be stopped from running at start up.

    If there is no option, run Microsoft’s Autoruns from the right pane here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902 It doesn’t need downloading nor installing. Run it and go to the Logon Tab and remove the tick alongside the programs you don’t want to start. Right-click an entry and choose Search online for more information about it. It is completely reversible if you unintentionally stop a program from starting up.

    Also, the built-in system configuration utility (msconfig) can be used, but its primary function is to troubleshoot start up errors.

    9. You can use Process Explorer to see which services/programs are using which files. To determine which process is using a particular file, click Find at the top, type the name of the file and click Search. To see the svchost processes, let the mouse pointer hover over each svchost.exe in the left pane. Download it from here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

    10. This is an old website, but much of it still applies regarding programs that slow Windows down, here http://www.thepcspy.com/read/what_really_slows_windows_down/5

    Thursday, October 10, 2013 6:08 PM
  • Hi,

    do the following

    1)

    start > run > %temp%

    then hit enter.. delete everything which is inside the temp folder.

    2) start > right click my computer > properties > advance settings > performance > then untick everything by leaving the last 3 check box tick. This step will optimize the performance by reducing the memory resource allocated to the UI.

    3) start > run > cmd > chkdsk /r --> this step help you check for faulty hard disk sectors. If you happen to see any hard disk bad sectors. I would suggest you to back up the content then replace the hard disk.

    After these 3 steps is complete. Reboot and let me know if performance improve !! :)


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    Friday, October 11, 2013 2:27 AM
  • Hi Arnavsharma,

    Truly appreciate if you could explain why are you unproposing on behalf of the user ?

    You and I are both moderators for TechNet. 

    Can you respect the "Asker" decision in letting them to decide whether if the above solution which was proposed is deem fit to be an answer rather than you making your own decision to decide. This is totally unacceptable.

      


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    Friday, October 11, 2013 5:30 AM
  • I think, replying and just marking you post as Propose answer is not the right way.  You could have waited for the OP to come back, if he/she does not returns back you can definitely mark your post as an answer or propose as an answer. This is not the case here only, its done in all your posts.

    This is clearly mentioned here


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    Saturday, October 12, 2013 3:48 PM
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  • Curious that this account was created Oct 12 and that, at time of writing, all activity was around 23 hours ago. Also check this thread (!!). Six minutes between question and reply.

    Maybe just coincidence or more than one way to skin a cat ?
    Sunday, October 13, 2013 12:33 AM
  • Hmm what's wrong with that thread ?

    firewall recommendation request ?


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    Sunday, October 13, 2013 12:45 AM
  • Arnav,

    you are not answering my questions. Please get to the point.


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    Sunday, October 13, 2013 12:47 AM
  • Agreed with you.

    1st, This profile created ( Mely-indonesia<abbr class="affil"></abbr>) --> Directly jumps to this thread --> Marks as proposed answer.

    Strange, as 1st time user does not lands directly to a post and marks something questionable.

    2nd, Mely-indonesia<abbr class="affil"></abbr> asks a question --> for the first time --> And its strange how the user know Moderator of this forums.

    Suspicious, as first time user has no idea of moderators, answerers, etc. Wonder how  Mely-indonesia<abbr class="affil"></abbr> comes, and directly marks as proposed answer then shoots upto a forum and calls moderator by his name.

    I have never seen someone calling a moderator by name and asking a question and that too for the first time.


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    Sunday, October 13, 2013 5:30 AM
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  • Arnav,

    you are not answering my questions. Please get to the point.


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    I have already answered everything. Please be specific if you need anything else?

    Also, try opening the link i have posted it has all what is required.

    Moreover, 3 people have already agreed to what I said. :)


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    Sunday, October 13, 2013 5:31 AM
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  • Arnav

    The proposing of ones own posts as an answer has been going on for years. Psychiatrists would say it is caused by an exaggerated or misplaced view of ones self-importance.

    I suggest a simple program change to put a ‘pointer’ on the record to prevent it, before I mark my above reply as a proposed answer.


    • Edited by BurrWalnut Sunday, October 13, 2013 7:47 AM Typing mistake
    Sunday, October 13, 2013 7:46 AM
  • Come on man.. :)

    Mely-indonesia is aware because each time a new user visit IT Management Forum --> there is an announcement which I have created for visitors :) signing off with my initials.. So I felt your comment wasn't that intelligent after all. Prior to I have to agree different human beings have different perception. :) but I do have to admit that I have fired a lot of Indians in my previous job :) partly because of the incompetency that they have. There are just too many of them out there.. like those who are NATO = No action talk Only.. they should be eradicates..


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    Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:12 AM