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Old 02-11-2008, 05:13 AM   #1
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I have a computer that is god dam slow.
20 mins to boot up.
It is windows xp sp1 (spare computer), how long will it take to defrag.
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:15 AM   #2
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you should reformat. that will give it back its life
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:15 AM   #3
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I cant it has loads of backups on it.
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:16 AM   #4
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back up the backups .
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:18 AM   #5
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i dont knows about you 500gb of backups each backup around 9Gb
that will take years.
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:21 AM   #6
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Get an external hard drive, set up a wired connection, and back up everything. Leave the computer alone for a day..that should be enough time for a backup.

Then reformat. You'll be fine as cryman is suggesting.

If time is an issue and money isn't, get a new hard drive and do a fresh XP install, then use your old HD as an external storage.
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:44 AM   #7
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Ok thanks
This can be locked.
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