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Old 01-13-2006, 11:30 PM   #1
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Default I'm Having trouble. My computer doesn't run as fast as it should.

I got my computer about a year ago, and it was a good mid-range machine then. Here are my specs(atleast the ones I know):

HP Pavillion a465c
Pentium IV 3.2 GHz proccesor with Hyper-Threading Technology
160 GB Hard Drive
512MB DDRRAM
64 MB integrated graphics(ya, I'm working on it)
Cable Modem Internet

So here is my problem, my computer is running slow, when I think it shouldn't be. My computer's hard drive was 135 GB full two months ago, and I deleted about 100 GB, the thing is, my computer as only gotten slower. Sometimes booting up and running a bunch of programs at once is filled with lag and is a total bummer. Any tips on how I could improve the speed of my computer and how it runs things and should my computer be running this slow for some basic programs like Word and Firefox?
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Old 01-13-2006, 11:36 PM   #2
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well since uve had the comp for about a year it might be a good idea to just backup and reformat its always the best way to get your comp working in like new condition so give that a try
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well since uve had the comp for about a year it might be a good idea to just backup and reformat its always the best way to get your comp working in like new condition so give that a try
How do you do that? I'm not exactly a computer guru.
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Old 01-13-2006, 11:41 PM   #4
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lol its ok what u need to do is find the windows xp disk that came with ur comp then turn ur comp on and keep tapping delete so that u get into the bios and make sure it boots off of the disk drive first then put the windows xp disk in and when u save and exit it will ask u if u want to boot off of the cd say yes and just follow the steps, just make sure u tell it to format first (erase EVERYTHING) and just back up all ur stuff by burning it to disks or using an external hard drive
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