Windows XP boots with extremely slow speed

i have a dell latitude d610  laptop with intel centrino 1.89Ghz and 2gb of ram along with drive C: of 50gb capacity
every thing is runnig well but from few days windows booting process taking a lot of time (approx 2 minute)

i have tried

1.system restore

2. mcafee stinger
3. microsoft essential deep scan

but nothing works
some applications like internet explorer and window media player also take a lot to load
moreover cpu usage is normal
all other apps and function of my machine are normal
please help


You have a number of mutifragmented files and your system would benefit from few retained system restore points. cCleaner is the best tool for doing this.

Select Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk CleanUp to empty your Recycle Bin, remove Temporary Internet Files and other selected options. I also recommend you click on the More Options tab, System Restore and remove all but the latest System Restore point. Run Disk Defragmenter.

Using the System restore option is most appropriate when your system is running slow and you need to increase free disk space on your C partition. If you have errors which might be resolved using System Restore to put your system settings back to before the error first occurred do not use this option.

If more than one person uses the computer and they have their own user Log on you need to run Disk CleanUp in each user profile to remove all unwanted files.

A better programme than Disk CleanUp is cCleaner. Removing System Restore points can be important if you have limited free disk space. The ability to remove them is one of the Tools options. You can selectively remove those created at less important times.

cCleaner comes with a Registry tool. Do not use this tool as like any registry cleaner it can lead to the creation of very difficult to resolve system errors.

You need to make sure you are defragmenting regularly. Defraggler is a better freeware tool than the now out of date defragmenter provided by Microsoft with Windows XP.

Download cCleaner and Defraggler from Piriform rather than the alternative. Do not replace the Microsoft Defragmenter just use Defraggler instead. The Microsoft Defragmenter is a useful provider of reports. Can you provide a further report when you have run cCleaner and Defraggler.

Your commit charge figure of 1037342 is relatively high for XP but wll below the installed RAM. McAfee can cause performance issues on a Windows XP computer. I suggest you change to a freeware alternative like Microsoft Security Essentials or AVG Free 2012.

Download from AVG rather than Cnet.



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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 865 Applies to: