View Full Version : XP slowing down problem

13-12-2002, 10:41 PM
I have just been to my friends place and his computer has been running fine lately (pentium 4 128MB ram Xp) but today the computer started slowing down and even freezing??


14-12-2002, 12:21 AM
cooling problem??

RAM fault??

that my only thoughts this late at night........

14-12-2002, 01:37 AM
128MB is barely enough to justifiably run XP... 256 is satisfying, and 512 preferrable, but otherwise, it could be a program he loaded lately or drivers or something new

14-12-2002, 01:36 PM
Run Scandisk, Run Defrag, 256 is definately needed, (although I have run it on 166MHz, and 64MB RAM) Check windows for updates, free up some HDD space, ie remove unwanted programs or programs not used any more. just do general House keeping, this may fix the problem. It is summer now, the computer may need an extra fan or two. get down to where the PC is and check the temperature, if it is too hot/warm, then definatly get more fans.

Have a Merry Christmas

14-12-2002, 02:15 PM
yeah wel, i told the to to get the 256 or atleast another 128!? what you think??

I thought it might be clogged up with programs aswell, but not as many as mine!!


14-12-2002, 02:17 PM
ok, done the updates no new ones, defrag been done not to long ago(one or two days) but i cant get this problem top stop, do you think its time to re-install XP and get rid of everything?? lol, worked before!!


14-12-2002, 04:40 PM
How long ago was a reformat done? Everyone is different on the length. I say at least once every 6 months. If it has worked before you should always give it ago.