Having problems with your PC Desktops ?
Clean install Windows XP
\015 My wife had bought a used computer Dell Optiplex 170 L, with Pentium 4, 2.8 Ghz, 512 RAM. It was one of many computers\015\012from an office and all the hd's were wiped clean, so no OS on any of them. However, each of them came with the OS in plastic to install ourselves. The lady who was selling it said that everything was in working order before removing the OS. \015\012\015\012Anyway, after reading up a little on how to do a clean install of windows XP on this Dell I started the process and about 12 or more hours later everything was initialized and it reboot. BTW, I did a regular full format of the HD. So I tried to connect to the internet and got nothing. Went to Help menu and only part of the help window was showing, not to mention that with every mouse click it was sooooooooo agonizingly slow to respond. I restarted and it still did the same sluggish performance. I thought for sure that by doing a clean install that it would be like having a new system and would be very fast. \015\012\015\012I went to Dell's website to support and downloads and dl'd the network driver since I noticed a yellow question mark in the network devices portion of my computer. I finally was able to get online albeit very slow still. Then I attempted to download the rest of the drivers and updated software and hardware info from Dell's site though it's Dell PC Tuneup program. Then I also went though a Windows update session thinking that it would only help matters. Anyway, here I am 2 weeks later and have the same slow performance on the computer. It is sooo dang slow. I can't stand it. Any suggestions? I even opened up the unit to make sure everything was secured properly and the way it should be. I'm tech savvy enough, just not good enough to figure this one out. Thanks.\015
The first thing you should do is increase the system RAM to 1GB. This will make a BIG difference. \015\012\015\012When you formatted did you format NTFS? or FAT32 if the latter convert your drive to NTFS. \015\012\015\012Make sure you are NOT infected with any Virus/Malware.\015\012\015\012Defragment your hard drive.\015\012\015\012Do a hard Drive "Cleanup" ie: remove ALL TEMP files.\015\012\015\012Ensure your Motherboard and any other "Drivers" are the most up-to-date as can be.\015\012\015\012Check your "Startup" programs..\015\012\015\012Check in "Task manager" and look for any proceses taking up large amounts of CPU time when "Idle" ... then find out why this is so.. Kill the task and see if ya PC speeds up... and so on...\015\012\015\012Try changing ya Network Adapter and see if any change.\015\012\015\012Check your "Virtual Memory"..\015\012\015\012There are a few things to try...
Do you have any internet security or Antivirus installed on the pc?\015\012\015\012Norton and McAfe are known to cause very slow computers and internet.\015\012\015\012Have you installed all the drivers?\015\012If you right click MYComputer then select Properties then click Hardware then click Device Manager - Do you see any Yellow signs / Question marks?\015\012\015\012You may not ahve your chipset drivers installed, which again can have an impact on system performance.\015\012\015\012\015\012Let me know how it goes.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for PC Desktops
Tips for a great answer:- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.
Suggested Questions/Answers :
Cannot install windows vista ultimate 64 bit on my computer when I have xp installed. Can boot from the 32 bit version disk though but I want the 64 bit. Tried booting it from start-up by booting from CD drive first but still ignores it and boots from HD. I have a intel duo x86 chip 6400 and need to know how to install windows vista retail version on my PC
\015\012Start the computer and make sure that the current version of Windows has started. \015\012Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive and then close the drive tray. Wait a moment for the Setup program ... PC Desktops
Cannot run application (*.exe)
Often this error message will be similar to the below error message.\015\012C:Program Filesmyprogramprogram.exe is not a valid Win32 application.\015\012Cause:\015\012This issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.\015\0 ... Dell Inspiron 1420 Notebook
S0 ,what is the best way for me to put new Windows xp on my laptop ,IBM 2884 ,so have new everything ,files ,driver and soon ? P.s. What is the best way to install something from USB key to coumputer? Thank you for all your help!
Hi there,There are five methods for installing Windows XP. Review the following\015\012methods and select the method that is appropriate for your installation.\015\012\015\012Method 1: Perform a clean ... IBM ThinkPad R40e 2684 Notebook
Burning problems when running windows xp
Avoid multitasking while burning disc, since this process requires more computer resources like Hard disk space and RAM. you can also update the firmware driver of your Disc burner from the manufacturer's website to correct the problem. FO ... Gateway 510H Pentium 2.4 GHz, 256MB RAM, 40 GB HD, DVD/CD-RW, Mini Tower Computer (510HRB) PC Desktop
My brother just gave me his hp pavilion dv4-1313dx laptop and i want to reinstall windows vista. how do i remove windows xp? i just want to clean all of his garbage out of my laptop then reinstall vista, you know make really my new laptop.
First check the System requirements\015\012The following list describes the recommended minimum hardware requirements for basic functionality of the different editions of Windows Vista. Actual hardware requirements vary, depending on system configura ... HP Pavilion Notebook
Acrobat Reader 8.1.1 cannot be uninstalled
Actually, I found the solution here:\015\012http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=332773&sliceId=1 ... HP Pavilion dv5020us Notebook
Errors fix error 2753
Solution 1> \015\012CAUSE:\015\012Certain HP services (and associated DLL files) were somehow partially/improperly installed. (Possibly, from a previous failed install?)\015\012The Windows services (files) were:\015\012Pml ... PC Laptops
Windows system 32 hal.dll error after restoring e-machine
There's actually a number of reasons why these annoying little DLL errors happen, but the most common, is caused when new programs are installed over all old ones and the old ones are not completely uninstalled 100%, causing registry pile ups and of ... E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC
I'm getting an error on my C100 when I try to use the USB firewire CD drive that came with it. I also want to clean the hard drive and reinstall to factory specs but can't get the drive to read on boot up. I've tried my USB DVD drive; it reads the recovery disk but gets error and dumps me at the c: prompt.
Because there will be no driver for firewire during the installation this will be very hard to do ...if was in your position I do another trick to ensure me that I get a clean installation and a formatting for all drive...but ..it will be a lit ... Acer TravelMate C100 Notebook
Error Message 'F: setup.exe is not a valid win32 application'
This issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.\015\012\015\012File is corrupt, bad, or missing. \015\012File is not designed for your version of Windows. \015\012File is a viru ... PC Desktops
File missing or corrupt.windowsrootsystem32hal.dll cant reboot
FOLLOWING IS UR ANSWER :)\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012"Cannot find \\Windows\\System32\\hal.dll"\015\012"Cannot find hal.dll" \015\012The "missing or corrupt ... PC Desktops
Windows XP won't start
Resolution\015\012\015\012\015\012Restart the PC. The hal.dll error could be a fluke.\015\012 \015\012 ... PC Desktops
Windows xp installation
HI,\015\012\015\012Here is what the Media test failure check cable eiting PXE ROM means:\015\012Iam sure when we were changing some settings with the BIOS you must have done something wrong.Just reemember if you changed some setting ... PC Laptops
How to install windows OS on Samsung N128 netbook
My Windows XP installation has reached its half-life. (You do\015\012know that Windows has a half-life, don’t you? Every installation of\015\012Windows naturally degrades along a logarithmic curve until it becomes\015\012annoying, then ... Samsung N120-12GBK Netbook
Hi tech , thanks for your caring , just got a used vgn vaio fs980, good condition have to do complete recovery and new xp pro o.s.procedures suggestions and good applications for this rebuild such as anti virus , etc, the machine has a recovery disk , we feel xp pro with office 2007,picasa ,google earth, i.e 6-7, and mozilla -gmail would be o.k just want a clean good running machine without conflict hopefully between applications ,what procedures should i consider,
Thank you for your question, bomonte.\015\012\015\012After using the XP recovery disc to restore XP and getting it running, the first thing you want to do is head over to Windows Update and download all the security updates (including Ser ... Sony VAIO VGN-FS980 Notebook
Repairing Damaged Winsock2
1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order. &n ... PC Desktops
Tray app is persistant at star up and unwanted. no recollection of what warranted this to apear.
Hi,This popup is related to corrupted windows installer for tray app. We need to delete this entry from Windows installer. Please follow the below steps.\015\012\015\012Download the ... HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook
Nero 7 essentials disc but when i try to install it it comes up with message this version dose not support vista
Windows Vista is supported by Nero 7 since the version Nero 126.96.36.199.. Older versions of Nero 7 do not support Windows Vista. If you are trying to install Nero 7 from your original disc it is likely that there is an older version included on this disc ... PC Desktops
Blue screen the computer always restart randomly ... a blue screen that stated DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I think the hdd is corrupt . can you help me ? i have reinstalled my windows as i think its caused by virus.but still after reinstalling the problem persists
Does the problem occur, after installing clean Windows, but before you run any updates, instal any drivers, or load any applications? If so, then it is a hardware problem. It may be something broken, or it may be non-standard hardware (incompatible ... PC Laptops
Driver needed for TSST Corp CDDVDW TS-H653N SCSI CdRom Device please. DVD drive shown in My Computer, and MS says I have the correct driver for this device. But, it doesn't work.
If the computer still cannot read a disc, there may be a problem with the drive. Go to method 3 to troubleshoot the CD or DVD drive.\015\012If the computer can read the other disc, there is a problem with original CD or DVD. Contact the manufacturer ... Compaq PC Desktops
How do i like wipe and clean my ibm thinkpad out
If your operating system is windows xp then you can click this link and follow the steps. but back first all your files.\015\012\015\012 ... IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 Notebook
Computer Virus -- No icons
Wow, you just might have picked up a virus. The first thing you want to do is disconnect that computer from the internet ASAP. Next thing is to (on a known clean computer) download an anti-virus, anti-malware program and a firewall. I like Malwarebyt ... HP Pavilion m7580n PC Desktop
Motherboard and cpu
Thanks for the details supplied although I believe you're missing some details\015\012\015\0121. are you trying to install the whole operating system (windows xp sp2) or only the SP2 for windows xp?\015\012\015\0122. if you ar ... PC Desktops
My computer got broke so i installed new installion of windows xp and now that one got messed up and i need to restore the factory settings but i cant get the d2d erecovery to work can you help me my computer is an acer aspire one series mother board aoa150
Hi there !!Thank you for posting your question at FixYa.comYou have a partition on your hard drive that contains the backup\015\012image.If you can't see a drive D: or E: on "my computer" that means the\015\012partition is hid ... PC Laptops
Multiple viruses on a Dell Dimension 1100
Formatting your hard-drive is the easiest way to eliminate anything on that hard-drive. Follow my steps below to do just that.Start your computer so you can open the CD-ROM drive. Insert the Windows Installer into the CD-ROM drive. Close ... Dell Dimension 1100 PC Desktop