09-14-2008, 07:47 PM
Manager, Microsoft Support
Acting Manager, Security
BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
Microsoft Windows Insider MVP
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey Shore
OS: Windows 10, 8.1 + Windbg :)
Hi Partsman. ..
I received the Belarc... thank you.
First, some specs on this system:
I found these anti-virus/spyware related products:
Dell Dimension 8100
XP Pro SP2
BIOS: Dell A02 11/30/2000
Intel Pentium 4 @ 1.40GHz
40gb FAT32 HDD, 19.64gb free
NVIDIA GeForce2 Ultra display adapter
3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller
DHCP - none responded
AVG Internet Security Version 188.8.131.52 *
Lavasoft - Ad-Aware Service Version 7,1,0,12 *
Lavasoft AB - Ad-Aware Version 184.108.40.206 *
Lavasoft AB - Update Manager Version 220.127.116.11 *
Lavasoft ThreatWork Version 7.1 *
Safer Networking Limited - Secure Shredder Version 18.104.22.168 *
Safer Networking Limited - Spybot - Search & Destroy Version 1, 5, 2, 0 *
Safer Networking Limited - SpyBot-S&D Version 1, 5, 2, 0 *
Microsoft Windows Defender
There s/b only 1 anti-virus app installed and I recommend the use of the Windows Firewall only.
I also noticed that you have several system resource intensive applications such as Office 2003, Adobe Acrobat v6, Apple QuickTime and I see you are running IE7.
All of your Windows Updates are in. From the software side of this, 256mb for an XP Pro system running the above mentioned items will cause heavy page file activity slowing this system to a crawl.
You need to upgrade RAM to 512mb or even 1gb. But I don't know how the hardware pieces fit here... I would imagine there is a BIOS update and probably updates as well for non-Microsoft drivers.
Regards. . .