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Power failure, Windows XP was on, boots ok but now ultra slow.

\015 I had a power failure while the Windows XP was on. Now I can start it in Safe Mode with Netowrking and it works ok. However, despite shutting the PC down, when I boot the PC into normal XP mode, the PC is very slow to respond to anything. For example, simply clicking on the Start button in the bottom left corner results in a 5 minute delay before the Start menu appears. While in Safe Mode I checked the Device Manager and could not see any device errors.Not sure what to do next.Thanks, Danny.\015

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Try running the performance & maintenance option under the control panel. First run a disk cleanup. When that has finished run the system defragmenter. When this is completed reboot and see if your problem is corrected. Hope this helps.
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