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hi all just wondered if anyone can help me speed up things i have done hjk and have a clean log.

any thoughts would be helpful

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1. make ur system first boot to HDD
2. Remove the startup sound.
Thats all I can think of if you have nothing else running on startup....
 

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Please post your current system specs so that we can analyze what you would need to "speed" up your system.

What parts of the OS are troubling you?
 

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The most worthwhile way of increasing system performance is to cut back on processes (thread's, really).

Try disabling as many of the system services as possible, along with any other applications that don't really need to be running.
 

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Download and run CCleaner

Read the information on its services first so you know whats being deleted. It should make your comp much faster and I recommend it over most other utilities as such.

Only disable services you understand about being not needed.
Disable processes that are not needed as part of the OS to bootup.

The prefetch folder is used for speeding up your system.

Defrag your prefetch file:
Start>Run>type: cmd then hit enter.
Type defrag c: -b and hit enter

See if that makes any difference plus carsey's links.
 

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Try disabling the advanced features maybe there's to many special effects that your pc cant handle aswell dont have too many things on your desktop you pc has to load them all up are the start and it may take time to load them up too.
 

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thanks for all the info have just finished reading article 10 things to speed up xp found it really good just done all the things it said will now read through the rest and do the other things suggested will post system specs aswell for people to look at
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here is a copy of my system i used belarc advisor to obtain info
the main probs i have is just generaly slow to boot and opening programs especially when doing multiple tasks
thanks for all the help

adrian
Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) ECS K7S5A 1.0
Asset Tag: 0123ABC
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.47 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ECS K7S5A 1.0
Bus Clock: 66 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 07.00T 04/02/01
Drives Memory Modules c,d
264.64 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
233.41 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

SONY CD-RW CRX225E [CD-ROM drive]
TSSTcorp DVD-ROM TS-H352A [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

FUJITSU MPE3136AT [Hard drive] (13.66 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 01022573, rev ED-03-04, SMART Status: Healthy
Maxtor 5A250J0 [Hard drive] (251.00 GB) -- drive 1, s/n A80HP2BE, rev RAMB1TU0, SMART Status: Healthy 256 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot '0' has 256 MB
Slot '1' is Empty
Slot '2' is Empty
Slot '3' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 13.65 GB 7.22 GB free
d: (NTFS on drive 1) 137.43 GB 112.71 GB free
e: (NTFS on drive 1) 113.56 GB 113.48 GB free

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None detected
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local user accounts last logon
Administrator 15/12/2006 15:28:13 (admin)
adrian 23/12/2006 01:31:42 (admin)
local system accounts
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
paragon_db_scheduler never (admin)
SUPPORT_388945a0 never


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Hi

Can you please remove your product keys from there.

Here's your problem BTW
Slot '0' has 256 MB
You also have a slow bus speed.
Thats bear minimum needed and will definitely slow everything down to a crawl. Upgrade RAM in order.
 

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thanks for removing key that was pretty dumb of me a masjor oversight i my part
thanks for help think xmas prezzy to myself is more memory

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hi twajetmech

my mobo is a bit out of date as my asus mobo died a few months ago so had to put this old one back in any thoughts??
Adrian
Form Factor ATX
Interface Socket-A, 462-pin
Chipset SiS735, Single-Chip 735
Memory 2 x 168-pin 3.3V SDR SDRAM (PC100/PC133) &
2 x 184-pin 2.5V DDR SDRAM (PC1600/PC2100)
Graphics Off-board, 1 x AGP 2X/4X, 3.3V/1.5V
Expansion 5 x 32-bit/33MHz PCI, 1 x AMR
I/O 2 x ATA100 IDE Channels
Audio On-Board, AC'97 Software
Bus Speeds 100, 112, 124, 133, 138, 150, 166 MHz
VCore Range Not Adjustable
BIOS AMIBios 2MB EEPROM
 

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hi twajetmech

my mobo is a bit out of date as my asus mobo died a few months ago so had to put this old one back in any thoughts??
Adrian
Form Factor ATX
Interface Socket-A, 462-pin
Chipset SiS735, Single-Chip 735
Memory 2 x 168-pin 3.3V SDR SDRAM (PC100/PC133) &
2 x 184-pin 2.5V DDR SDRAM (PC1600/PC2100)
Graphics Off-board, 1 x AGP 2X/4X, 3.3V/1.5V
Expansion 5 x 32-bit/33MHz PCI, 1 x AMR
I/O 2 x ATA100 IDE Channels
Audio On-Board, AC'97 Software
Bus Speeds 100, 112, 124, 133, 138, 150, 166 MHz
VCore Range Not Adjustable
BIOS AMIBios 2MB EEPROM
Hi adrian uk

Well that is pretty old.

Is that an ECS mobo? Seems like one. Whats the make/model/version please.
I think they don't run in Dual Channel mode for that chipset but I can;t be sure yet.

I would say buy another mobo now and make use of much more available nowadays. You can stick with this mobo aswell and 1GB RAM will be very good and worthwhile investment, when using XP.
If you go with a memory upgrade....go for at least a gig, XP runs horrible with less than 512, ....however what mobo do you have (we can make a better reccomendation) especially if your mobo supports dual chahnnel memory.
Yes, I'm a witness to that aswell!

Although XP only mentions requirements of 128MB to increase market segment and selling, it requires at least 700Mb to function adequately.
 

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i suppose the last question is what mobo do you think and by the way i am on a budget but i am sure we all are :)


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