Re: Desktop is suddenly slow as molasses

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Dan C, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Dan C

    Dan C Guest

    On Wed, 07 Apr 2010 21:32:23 -0500, fatfreek wrote:

    > My sister in law's Dell is some 7 years old with WinXP. I just replaced
    > the network card hoping that it would help the speed problem as well as
    > getting on the net. She can now get on the net but the computer remains
    > extremely slow. They are so slow that windows do not simply snap shut
    > -- they slowly SCROLL shut taking some 15 to 20 seconds to do just that.
    >
    > Simply opening Windows Explorer takes several minutes.
    >
    > Any tips on where I should start?


    Start by formatting the hard drive.

    Then take up another hobby.


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    Dan C, Apr 8, 2010
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  2. Dan C

    sandy58 Guest

    On Apr 8, 6:54 am, Dan C <> wrote:
    > On Wed, 07 Apr 2010 21:32:23 -0500, fatfreek wrote:
    > > My sister in law's Dell is some 7 years old with WinXP.  I just replaced
    > > the network card hoping that it would help the speed problem as well as
    > > getting on the net.  She can now get on the net but the computer remains
    > > extremely slow.  They are so slow that windows do not simply snap shut
    > > -- they slowly SCROLL shut taking some 15 to 20 seconds to do just that..

    >
    > > Simply opening Windows Explorer takes several minutes.

    >
    > > Any tips on where I should start?

    >
    > Start by formatting the hard drive.
    >
    > Then take up another hobby.
    >
    > --
    > "Ubuntu" -- an African word, meaning "Slackware is too hard for me".
    > "Bother!" said Pooh, as Rabbit pushed him off the speeding train.
    > Usenet Improvement Project:http://twovoyagers.com/improve-usenet.org/
    > Thanks, Obama:http://brandybuck.site40.net/pics/politica/thanks.jpg


    GO, Dan C!! :)
     
    sandy58, Apr 8, 2010
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