Re: Reinstalling windows?
Reinstalling Windows always helps my computers out. I usually do it once a year. It keeps the computer clean, and dramatically helps performance right after a format. I just formatted my computer about a month ago (P4 3.06 GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB HD) and it shuts down in 12 seconds and boots around 40 seconds. Just make sure you have all your device drivers and copies of software you want to install, back up your files, and when you reinstall Windows XP (after booting from the CD), make sure to format and not just reinstall. That will dramatically improve your performance.
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