#1
Not just recently, either.


It's been doing this for the past few years. It never really bothered me until now.

Whenever I start it up, it runs really slow for 30mins to an hour, then it gets fast (like it should be)

I don't really know anything about it. It was custom built by my uncle close to 6 years ago. It has 1GB of RAM and an 80GB hard drive. I'm running Windows XP.

What could be causing this?
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What could be causing this?


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You answered your own question
#5
You could either have a slow processor, or spyware/a virus.

EDIT: I don't think any processors were out 6 years ago that can handle XP well.

The RAM and hard drive space was PHENOMENAL for 6 years ago.
#7
You got a virus from looking at pr0n.

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EDIT: On a serious note, go to Start > Run > type msconfig > go to startup and uncheck stuff.
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utterly un-funny!

couple of years? just do a reformat
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You could either have a slow processor, or spyware/a virus.

EDIT: I don't think any processors were out 6 years ago that can handle XP well.

The RAM and hard drive space was PHENOMENAL for 6 years ago.


Yeah I know. My uncle is a computer genius of sorts.

This thing cost my grandma close to 2K back when she bought it.

Which kinda sucks because it lost it's value quick as hell.

I'll try to figure out what processor it has, one min plz.
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#10
Yea, it is easier to get a cheap, decent computer now than it was 6 years ago.
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#11
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Run a virus/spyware checker thingy?

this could actually be the problem.

if your computer is running a virus check in the background on startup, that would explain it
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#13
Controll Panel tells me it has a:

Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.66GHz.

and 1GB of RAM.

Is that a ****ty processor? I know nothing about computer hardware (price and age-wise)
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#14
Thats actually not that bad of a processor, is it dual-core or anything?
#15
Lol.

Are you sure this computer is 6 years old?

Do what that guy said, and make sure your virus scanner isn't scanning each time you boot up.
#17
Disk cleanup
Defrag
make sure you get rid of stuff you never use
Scan for viruses and spyware to get rid of them

must say the specs are good, especially for the age of the system
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Thats actually not that bad of a processor, is it dual-core or anything?


I'm pretty sure dual core processors haven't been out for 6 years...
#19
Your hard drive could be close to being full. Check that, I've had a computer before that had internet running slower than dial-up on a cable connection mainly because the hard-drive was full (or very close). Mind you this was a Win98, pentium 133 type computer, but you should still check. Besides that, it could be virus/spyware/adware, that **** occasionally runs stuff in the background, which could be another problem, you could have ****loads of stuff running in the background you don't need. Hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete, go to processes, sort it by the user name column, and look how much is running under your user name. If there's alot (I've only got 7 right now) then you've probably got alot of things running. The startup virus scan that was mentioned could also be the problem. Check the settings of your anti-virus software (or anti-spyware).
#20
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Lol.

Are you sure this computer is 6 years old?

Do what that guy said, and make sure your virus scanner isn't scanning each time you boot up.



100%.

It may even be older. We bought XP for it as soon as it came out. It originally had Windows 2000 on it.

My uncle said that it was more than likely the best system in the county back when we got it.

Now, it's just "meh" compared to newer outfits.
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#21
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I'm pretty sure dual core processors haven't been out for 6 years...


Oh, but you haven't heard of the magical processor updating fairy..
#22
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Oh, but you haven't heard of the magical processor updating fairy..


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#23
Your hard drive is getting really old. Either replace it, or have your computer start up lesser programs.
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#25
Most probably your harddrive getting worn out. Or you could be having some kind of antivirus set up to scan at each startup, but I doubt it'd do that without you knowing.
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