Windows XP is running very slow and auto update works but when I try to launch internet explorer the system times out."

Original Title: Windows XP is running very slow

 

 

Windows XP is running very slow and auto update works but when I try to launch internet explorer the system times out.

 

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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 592 Applies to:
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Hi Bill,

 

 

Thank you for posting your question in Microsoft Community.

 

 

I can imagine the inconvenience you have experienced. I will definitely help you in fixing the issue.

 


To help you suggest more steps to resolve the issue, I would appreciate if you could answer the following questions:

 

 

1. What is the exact or complete error message?
2. Have you made any recent hardware or software changes to your computer prior to the issue?

 

 

Please follow the below links and check the issue:

 

 

 

Maintenance tasks that improve performance:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-xp/help/setup/maintenance-improve-performance

 

 


 

Slow PC? Optimize your computer for peak performance:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/setup/optimize.aspx#fbid=R7qdKIMaJyT

 

Chkdsk disclaimer.
Important:
While performing chkdsk on the hard drive if any bad sectors are found on the hard drive when chkdsk tries to repair that sector if any data available on that might be lost.
Disclaimer: The Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature might reset security settings or privacy settings that you added to the list of Trusted Sites. The Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature might also reset parental control settings. We recommend that you note these sites before you use the Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature.

Note: Any data files that are infected may only be cleaned by deleting the file entirely, which means there is a potential for data loss.

 

 

 

Is Internet Explorer slow? 5 things to try:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/help/internet-explorer/slow-five-tips-to-boost-performance

Disclaimer: The Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature might reset security settings or privacy settings that you added to the list of Trusted Sites. The Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature might also reset parental control settings. We recommend that you note these sites before you use the Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature.


 

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