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Old 12-07-2011, 05:03 PM
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Slow Computer, Windows 2000

Using Windows 2000 Professional SP4. 2 weeks ago opening websites became very slow. Little blue line on lower left of screen on taskbar (sorry, name unknown to me) cn take 5 minutes to get to end.

Machine has no virus, malware, etc. It's been 'defraggled'. I use CCleaner daily. I think computer has 19GB of something. I only use around 25% of storage; put most of personal stuff on USB Flashies.

Learned how to check what's running. 30 items are running. Really don't understand ANY of the names in the list.

NOTE: Though I don't consider myself computer savvy, am familiar with Registry. Nothing seemed askew in it when I looked. (Please don't reprimand me for looking!) Have not downloaded anything new recently except Avast virus cleaner. I do NOT visit 'strange' websites.

Tried hard to figure out WHY it's become so terribly slow, to no avail. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:30 PM
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How old is the hardware? Is the computer making odd noises? Maybe the RAM is dying? Perhaps you need to scan your computer with a more powerful scanner such as MalwareBytes?

There are alot of possbilities here.
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