Having problems with your Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop ?

I am currently working a friend's desktop computer with Microsoft XP Pro, SP2. It's a dell system with 256 mb ram, n 2.0 ghz Intel Pentium 4 cpu. When i received the system they said they needed a new anti virus program, so i went ahead and plugged in an ethernet cable for my DSL. However, when i got on the ONLY user cannot use it. I tried a USB wireless linksys card and only has done the same thing. However, i created a new administrative user and it can access the internet via wireless and lan


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You need to increase the memory before you do anything else. There is nothing wrong with a gig or two of memory providing your clients computer will support it.
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\015\012I think id copy what ever files your client wants to save and then delete the user that you are having trouble with.
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\015\012Id create two new accounts, 1 would be a standard user and the other would be an administrator user. Id tell the client to use the standard user.
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\015\012I think Id be setting up a wireless connection to both users. Use your network as the contact of course.
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\015\012You need to clean the computer ... use CClean, a free download. Defrag the drive ... use Windows defragmenter or Defraggler (from the same people that provide CClean), another free download. I think you should log on to PCPITSTOP and have them scan this computer. Read all of the report that they will provide you for free. Does your friend have a network? Id suggest you get Network Magic to help you with the network and connection to your/his(her) network. Read the deal while you are at the Cisco website. I think you should consider Comodo Reg Cleaner to clean the registry and lastly, you might consider Spy Bot - Search and Destroy available for free at PC World web site.
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\015\012I hope this helps you ... and thank you for helping your friend.
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\015\012Let me know if there is anything else I might help you with.
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