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27-01-2007, 08:13 PM
Hi, i've just upgraded from 63mb to 191mb ram and everything was running fantastic, but all of a sudden since yesterday, my system ha started running real slow again, and when i check the comp tells me only 17% of my ram is avail at times. Only thing that i installed just before this happened was bt yahoo messenger and then msn messenger then i got rid of bt yahoo.

Any help greatly appreciated.


19-02-2007, 12:45 AM
It sounds like one or both of these pieces of software has installed other bundled applications that run in the background and hog resources.

First, download the Windows Defender (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=435BFCE7-DA2B-4A6A-AFA4-F7F14E605A0D&displaylang=en) software. Install it on your computer and then restart it your computer in Safe Mode (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/boot_failsafe.mspx?mfr=true).

You then need to scan your computer with Windows Defender (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/support/howto/scan.mspx). I recommend you choose "Full Scan". Once the scan is finished, quarantine all of the items.

A web page full of useful advice: 4 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer's Performance (http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/getstarted/speed.mspx?wt_svl=20292a&mg_id=20292b)

There's another very similar page here with a few extras: Restore Your Computer's Performance with Windows XP (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/northrup_restoreperf.mspx)