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    SLOOOW XP (XP SP2)

    XP suddenly running very slowly. (have up to date Norton, AdAware and Spybot, none of which detect anything). When I run Task Manager, CPU usage is very high, including 30-50% by Task Manager itself !!
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    Re: SLOOOW XP (XP SP2)

    Steve

    If you have checked for the obvious with AdAware, SpyBot, etc. then you might check that the HDD is not reached more than 80% capacity. The Windows swap file usage can have a bearing on the speed of applications. (You might want to limit it to a specific size rather than rubber banding.)

    Also applications like MS Outlook and MS Access do use a lot of resources by themselves let alone when they are running at the same time.

    Try reducing the number of applications actually running by using the TasK Manager to selectively stop them and note if there is any change in speed for the better. This may help identify the culprit.

    Leigh

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    Re: SLOOOW XP (XP SP2)

    Have you run Disk Cleanup (Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup) and dumped your Tempory Internet files ?? Defragged your hard drive recently (Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defragmenter or a defrag utility like Perfect Disk) ??
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    Re: SLOOOW XP (XP SP2)

    Have a look in event viewer to see if there are any useful clues. (Faulty hardware, security events etc.)

    StuartR

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