try this few step,Ignition said:It's reallly getting on my nerves now. It's freezing, timing out and everyday programs and the net are very slow after putting all my software and music and stuff on it. My old P3 was as fast for FFS !!
It's a P4 3.2Ghz
Win XP Home Ed 2002 SP2
I've done several virus scans,disk clean ups all to no avail. I've defragged as well. The only thing I jhavent done is clean the registry as I cant find a decent freebie that will clean the whole registry and not just the first six sections.
Should I do a complete re-install and format ??
I have zonealarm and kaspersky AV on at the mo..
1. Goto Run
2. Type in MSCONFIG
3. Go to <Startup> Tab
4. See what is running..if you see something unfarmiliar, just untick it, but make sure u untick the right thing..
5. I am sure you have install all neccesary drivers for your hardware especially the Video Driver, cos if it is using a Generic Display driver, sure window will run a bit slow.
6. try unplug your network cable or network connection to internet. See any differents.
7. Back to MSCONFIG part, some application may try run it on startup, so may infact slow down pc if it keep looping things.