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A restore point can restore settings and programs from a certain date.

My daughter also did the same - she has an older Dell with less RAM, etc and her windows xp slowed down to a crawl about the same time. Back to top #12 dougled dougled Topic Starter Members 20 posts OFFLINE Local time:06:30 AM Posted 18 January 2014 - 01:49 PM UPDATE: after posting the logs here, I rebooted Upgrading your computer requires some experience in technology. Windows Xp Takes Long Time To Start You may think you do not need to passwordyour home computer, as you may have it in a locked area (your home) whereno one else has access to it.

Method 2 Advanced Steps 1 Convert your hard drive type to NTFS. Problem? Look in Add/Remove Programs (click Start>Control Panel>Add Remove Programs) for software which you didn't install and remove them. 13 Empty the Recycle Bin. Check This Out When I start, or reboot, the transition from the CMOS to the Windows load screen is (or appears to be) ok.

Do these things IN ORDER... Although time-intensive, a re-partition and re-format of the hard disk drive, along with a clean installation of Windows XP will improve performance. Uncheck "Automatically search for network folders and printers" and "Launch folders in a separate process".