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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by irfan williams, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. irfan williams

    irfan williams Flightless Bird

    Please help me with this issue.

    I bought an Acer Aspire 6 cell Netbook (Window XP I believe) a few
    months ago . It ran great for a few months. Now it is vey slow.

    I did the following:

    1. Did a run
    misconfig
    and deselected the programs I did not want.

    ( I get an error window that says:
    An access denied error was returned while attempting to change a
    service...
    but yet it seems to deselect the software)


    2. Opened Chrome and Mozilla / Firefox and cleared history, cache
    etc.



    But it is still very slow.

    I have not added /downloaded any software to the netbook nor changed
    anything.


    Can anyone please suggest what I should next ?

    Thanks in advance for your input,

    Irfan Williams
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    irfan williams wrote:
    > Please help me with this issue.
    >
    > I bought an Acer Aspire 6 cell Netbook (Window XP I believe) a few
    > months ago . It ran great for a few months. Now it is vey slow.
    >
    > I did the following:
    >
    > 1. Did a run misconfig and deselected the programs I did not want.
    >
    > ( I get an error window that says:
    > An access denied error was returned while attempting to change a
    > service...
    > but yet it seems to deselect the software)
    >
    > 2. Opened Chrome and Mozilla / Firefox and cleared history, cache
    > etc.
    >
    > But it is still very slow.
    >
    > I have not added /downloaded any software to the netbook nor changed
    > anything.
    >
    > Can anyone please suggest what I should next ?
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your input,


    Specs on the netbook would help.
    - How much memory (RAM) does it have?
    - How much total hard drive space does it have?
    - How much free hard drive space does it currently have?
    - What is its processor type/speed?

    Beyond that, instead of "Window XP I believe", let's be sure. ;-)

    You can obtain and supply the edition and version information:

    Start button --> RUN
    (no "RUN"? Press the "Windows Key" + R on your keyboard)
    --> type in:
    winver
    --> Click OK.

    The picture at the top of the window that opens will give you the general
    (Operating System name and edition) while the line starting with the word
    "version" will give you the rest of the story. Post _both_ in response
    to this message verbatim. No paraphrasing - instead - ensure
    character-for-character copying.

    What version of Internet Explorer are you currently using? Easy to find
    out. Open Internet Explorer and while that is in-focus, press and hold
    the "ALT" key on your keyboard. With the "ALT" key still pressed, press
    (just once, no holding) the "H" key. Now, with the "ALT" key still
    pressed, press (just once, no holding) the "A" key. That will bring up
    the "About Internet Explorer" window. It will give you the exact version
    you are using - repeat what you see there in response to this message.

    How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or
    64-bit version of the Windows operating system
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218

    After that - a few leading questions...

    - What are you doing for backups?
    - Have you checked the manufacturer's support web pages (downloads/driv ers
    in particular) for any updated hardware device drivers - especially chipset,
    video and networking?
    - What antivirus software is installed?
    - Any third-party firewalls installed?
    - Performed a CHKDSK on the hard drive?
    - Performed a defragmentation on the hard drive?
    - Instead of using MSCONFIG to deselect programs you do not use, have you
    considered going through the "Add or Remove Programs" control panel and
    removing completely the software you do not use?

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Help! My computer is slow!
    http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2008/02/help-my-computer-is-slow.html

    irfan williams wrote:
    > Please help me with this issue.
    >
    > I bought an Acer Aspire 6 cell Netbook (Window XP I believe) a few
    > months ago . It ran great for a few months. Now it is vey slow.
    >
    > I did the following:
    >
    > 1. Did a run
    > misconfig
    > and deselected the programs I did not want.
    >
    > ( I get an error window that says:
    > An access denied error was returned while attempting to change a
    > service...
    > but yet it seems to deselect the software)
    >
    >
    > 2. Opened Chrome and Mozilla / Firefox and cleared history, cache
    > etc.
    >
    >
    >
    > But it is still very slow.
    >
    > I have not added /downloaded any software to the netbook nor changed
    > anything.
    >
    >
    > Can anyone please suggest what I should next ?
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your input,
    >
    > Irfan Williams
     

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