I assume from the responses and the consensus is "Reformat?!"
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3/24/05 at 8:12pm
Originally Posted by suddstei6000
Can someone tell me how to speed up my Windows XP - I've tired everything - Disk Cleanup, Disk defragmenter, ScanDisk, Microsoft Antispyware and Registry Mechanic.
Please Help - I dont know what to do now.
Thanks in Advance!
Originally Posted by GBrilliantQ
go here and do everything they say.....
Originally Posted by Woland
A lot of the 'tweaks' listed there either do nothing or are based on misunderstandings about how Windows manages memory. The two best upgrades to make the computer snappy are more memory or a newer/faster hard drive (assuming one of these is what's pinching performance). Other than that, keep your computer free of malware and let set the paging file to a system managed size (which won't improve performance during regular use, but will let Windows expand the page file should it ever need to do so).
Quick edit because my brain is not fully-caffeinated yet.
Originally Posted by Josh83
" Click run on the start menu and then type deltree c: -y "
Why should "noobs" not do that? What exactly does it do? What problems could arise?