Hi, y'all. A friend of mine has a problem I'd like to help her with. She has an HP computer with XP. It is unbelievably slow in both Windows and on the Internet. It takes a few minutes (sometimes even longer) to open anything (even when checking properties of something like a picture) in Windows and the Internet can take 10 minutes to get to a website.
Her kids have probably 40 games installed, and numerous other programs. We have started deleting unused games and programs. I have downloaded AdAware & SpyBot and will take it over when I go back (I think her computer would have taken a couple of hours to download these).
After the scans, I plan to run disc cleanup, defrag, and scan disk.
I checked the running processes and found nothing. However, I did notice that the PF usage was very high at over 300 meg, at least that seemed high to me since the only window open was the task manager. Also, the CPU usage was very active (lots of spikes).
Get the idea I don't know what I'm doing? I don't...that's why I'm here. If my ideas don't do any good then I'll be out of ideas. I just thought I ought to get an idea of what kind of information y'all need to help me, so I can get it when I'm over there again.
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