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cpu running very slow in XP Pro. How to fix? RRS feed

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  • Running WinXP PRO. My cpu is running slow according to a scan. The printer doesn't work, the mouse crashes about 4 minutes after each rebooting, there are many errors in the 'eventvwr' run command.  And to top it all off, I'm not very knowledgable about how to fix these things. Could it be caused by a motherboard failing (ASUS 6 years old) or the CPU going bad (9 years old)?  That's all I can think of because of all the errors and warnings in the event viewer. There are tons of them, mostly writing about things I've never heard of before. Could use some advice as to what I should do.. try to fix or forget it because of it's age (10years). I'm worried about fixing it with a new MB, CPU and whatever else it may need compared to the price of a new unit which are pretty expensive today. Any Ideas?

    Sunday, January 8, 2012 9:43 PM

Answers

  • Its you complete computer which is running slow.. You can just follow the below steps and later restart your pc to check if the performance has gone up.

    1) Start  >> Run >> type "temp"

    2) Delete all files in the temp folder.

     

    else

     

    1) Right click on my computer >> Properties

    2) Advance System Settings >> Advanced

    3) Under Performance settings

    4) make the Virtual memory as system managed.

     

    After doing all this, i am sure it will boost up again.

     


    Prateek Dixit Windows Vista Desktop Administrator. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist www.thetechnoclub.com www.seoexceed.com
    Monday, January 9, 2012 4:20 AM

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  • Its you complete computer which is running slow.. You can just follow the below steps and later restart your pc to check if the performance has gone up.

    1) Start  >> Run >> type "temp"

    2) Delete all files in the temp folder.

     

    else

     

    1) Right click on my computer >> Properties

    2) Advance System Settings >> Advanced

    3) Under Performance settings

    4) make the Virtual memory as system managed.

     

    After doing all this, i am sure it will boost up again.

     


    Prateek Dixit Windows Vista Desktop Administrator. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist www.thetechnoclub.com www.seoexceed.com
    Monday, January 9, 2012 4:20 AM
  • when was the last time you cleaned your cpu and vga cooler?  should be done once per year.  not doing it will cause all sorts of problems like this.  malware can cause it too. so can a hot room (80 degrees or more).
    definitely leave your temp folder alone.  many programs install themselves in temp rather than in program files.  that's just asking for trouble.
    Monday, January 16, 2012 2:13 AM