Slow Comp...MADD Slow Comp

  • midgetsy
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I've got a Dell Dimension XPS B1000 running winxp home sp2.
The specs are in my sig.

I've got a problem with that computer. The start up time exceeds 10 minutes and once it's started up, it takes another 2 minutes to open up internet explorer or firefox. I've checked it for spyware and viruses and cleaned them out using mcaffee virusscan, adaware se personal, and spybot s & d. I have another computer with these specs:

P3 533mhz
256mb ram
10gb hd
winxp pro sp2
i forget what vid card it has

Those specs really just suck, right? But that comp is faster than the B1000 in like everything, I can even do my photoshop stuff a lot easier.

WHY DOESNT THE B1000 WORKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Try defragging your harddrive.
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Try posting a Hijack this log;
see the below link for details;
http://forum.pcanswers.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=25493
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Post 3+ Months Ago

u need a memmory upgrade bad dude all comps should have at least 512mb or more memmory and u need another hard drive lol 40 gb should do it but yeah try defragging or some spyware checks and virus checks
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SP2 is very ram dependent,and you don't have that kind of ram.
yur best bet is (I config alot like this ) windows XP (or pro )
without SP1 ,and all your defenses (aka Adaware ,Spybot ,and a
free virus software) and they have no problem ,and there pc 's fly.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads31.html

http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads29.html

Thing is ,you should not download anything from Microsoft
till you no what it is,,just cause they say .lol
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Post 3+ Months Ago

You can't hardy run XP with 256. if you want to have more then one or two programs open either get a memory upgrade or put a smaller OS on it eg. windows 95 or 98, or you could get a striped down version of linux.
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Is everything besides startup and internet explorer slow in this computer? I doubt defragmenting your hard drive will shave more than a minute off your startup time.

There is more than likely one of two things causing the slow startup, and it depends on exactly what part of startup is taking the longest. There is either a piece of hardware that is not initializing correctly or there are too many extra programs that are set to start when windows starts.

What are the specs of the B1000? Click start, run, and type "msconfig" without the quotes. Click on the startup tab, and check out that list. Anything with a checkmark is set to start when windows starts. If it takes you a long time to browse through the list then you probably have too much in there.
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dude this thread is over 4 months old....
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I used to only have a laptop that had these specs

OS: Win XP Pro
CPU: 500mhz
RAM: 64mb
Grapics: 4mb

And to be honest it wasnt all that bad. I ran it with all the little addy bit to make it look nice and it still ran reasonably but now I have a full grown monster

Dell DIMENSION 8400
OS: Win XP Pro (SP2)
CPU: 3ghz (HT Technology)
RAM: 1gb (2x512mb)
Graphics: 128mb (ATI Radeon x800)

Should I get some upgrades? To me that seems like a fairly rounded computer. And I am noticing VERY slow speeds at times and I dont know why, I ran the full sys check and all is ok... apparently... and then Neverwinter Nights tells me I have a cpu that is in the minuses!!! -374mhz!?!?!?! Silly... Sorry I went a bit off topic there...
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lol yea psynergy I tried an experiment with xp and 64 megs of RAM as well, and I was suprised to see it actually boot up. Even more suprised when applications where running. didn't dare opening 2 at once, and everything was slow...but it worked.

I have one computer that only has a 128 stick of pc2700 and it runs xp and basic applications pretty smoothly. I know this thread is old as hell, but I don't think RAM would be that much of an issue unless he was running some huge applications.
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Well I used to run things like Flash and Dreamweaver and those at the same time it took 10 seconds to switch between the two! Not easy...
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I've defragged my comp and done all that already. And 256mb running sp2 is fine, you don't really need 512 to run sp2. I have another comp with 256 400 mhz running sp2 and it's fine.
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The real thing with XP is that it should run smooth n a

800MHZ CPU
256MB RAM
8MB Video Card (AGP or PCI)

It does run fine with lower specs, but you will encounter problems lter

I already did it with a Celeron 333MHZ, 128MB RAM

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