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hi i have Pentium-4 processor with 128 MB RAM .I have a dual boot system with Windows 2000 Proffessional and Linux AS3.0.My system was working fine but since few days it has bcome very slow.what shd i do to improve speed. thanks for any help.

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Hi, I guess you added some resident task and your system is swapping a lot. Increase the RAM size to 512MB, and you won’t recognize your system. I never saw a window box running with less than 180MB …

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  • Onokpokpo
    The slow pc could also be caused by the effect of spyware getting access to your pc. If it is you may have to download the microsoft solution now available and it is free.
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  • Redrose
    hi ,thanks.can you tell me what is that solution by Microsoft.I have scanned with AVG and also with Spybot search n distroy but they found nothing like that. As far as RAM is concerned it was working fine with the same RAM before some days.the dalay has increased since 5-6 days only.
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  • Juscelino
    I know this may sound like a stupid question, however, do you have enough free disk space? People seem to overlook free disk space a lot of times.
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  • Howard2nd
    Gee, it was working fine until 5 or 6 days ago. Virus - Worm - Trojan - Spyware; something has installed itself and you no longer own the computer. A - are both systems displaying the problem, you did say dual boot? B - Did you install any programs? Or patches? C - In XP you could chose a restore point, but that is also why you would need 256MB of RAM to equal the performance of 2k. Get a copy of 'RootKit Detector' and boot from CD. Good Luck.
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  • Worker1
    You should figure out why it slowed down. Go through all the normal checks and take it from there. By normal I mean virius, spyware, patches etc etc..
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  • Maddmikk
    Have you tried cleaning your temporary internet files? Also, your swap file and internet cache settings. Check out your registry hkey local machine>software>microsoft>windows>current version>run and look for unusual start up entries. HTH Mike
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  • Sajana
    hi Pentium-4 with 128 MB RAM is not a bad configuration.Dont go for hardware upgradation.Check whether there is enough space in C: drive.uninstall all unwanted software and increase your virtual memory.to increase virtual memory My computer ->right click ->properties ->Advanced ->setting ->advanced make a full system scan with latest updates Bye M.Saravanan have Pentium-4 processor with 128 MB RAM .I have a dual boot system with Windows 2000 Proffessional and Linux AS3.0.My system was working fine but since few days it has bcome very slow.what shd i do to improve speed.
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  • Joelsplace
    I'll assume your question is logical and that it is slow in both OSs. I would check your hard drive for problems with the manufacturer's test utility. Sometimes their utility will ok the drive when it is still bad especially in slow down situations. Find a hard drive speed test and compare yours to others to find out if the speed is normal.
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  • Timmytimm3
    Go to microsoft.com and download their antispyware BETA, update, and run a full scan. remove/quarantine everything that it finds. You may also want to make sure you're virus def's are current, boot to safe mode, and run a full virus scan. oh yeah, and up the memory to at least 256MB. timay
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  • TheNotoriousJMP
    If the computer is slow on both Operating Systems then spyware has nothing to do with it. If only windows, then most likely that could be the problem. As a sidenote, you will notice performance increases by increasing the amount of RAM that you have. Most systems you buy today come with at least 512MB of RAM.
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  • Tuneup360
    my pc's internet connection is very slow too, which always drive me crazy, I want a program to solve my slow computer, several days ago my friend recommend me a software tuneup360, now I'm waiting for the result.
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  • Technochic
    Moderator, isn't this what's known as advertising spam? I thought this site filtered out this stuff... ? :-)
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  • Chippy088
    You should look into minimum RAM requirements for the operating systems you are using. You would be better off if you upgraded the RAM to at least 1GB. All the virus/firewall/spam detectors you are getting advised to use are going to make it worse, as they need more RAM to run than you have installed.
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