why does Xp moves so slow

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by sandu, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. sandu

    sandu OSNN One Post Wonder

    Why does Windows Xp moves so slow after 1 or 2 weeks after installing?
    Every time i install XP, for few days the OS is warking great, after few days you just can see haw is getting slower and slower.When i use antivirus program to block any unrequested packges it seems to work better for few weeks

    I use Xp/2002 SP1, all security updates made at time, good antivirus, microsoft antispireware

    Is there any advise you can give me? How can i make my Xp run well for longer peiod without firewall program?
  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    Do you have your AV set up for "realtime" protection? That will slow you down a little.
  3. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Placerville, CA
    If you dont have very much RAM having AV and M$(that virus again :p) Can kill your system, it brings up the old safety/performence problem. Try using safer conduct while on the web( USE FIREFOX) and get ride of the antispyware and just disable the AV when you are playing games or whatever you are doing when you notice its slow
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    Slow after 1-2 weeks? Something really must be wrong...

    1. Install decent firewall, antivirus and antispyware software. Keep it up-to-date always - this is crucial. Run the spyware scanners often.
    2. Defrag the drive after you install or uninstall software, especially applications that take up a lot of disk space.
    3. Don't install junk. I can't stress this enough. This is the single most common problem I've seen on so many people's machines. They end up installing everything under the sun, sometimes not even knowing what it is, and never use it again.
    4. Make sure your drive isn't close to being full. The OS will slow down quite a bit if there isn't much free space on the drive. See point 3 or get a larger drive, if necessary.

    You really shouldn't be having such problems if you take care of your system. I've had XP Pro installed on my notebook for well over a year and a half, and it's still running perfectly.

    I also forgot to ask...what are the specs of the machine it's running on?