REALLY SLUGGISH COMPUTER - WIN 2000 PRO
Posted on 2002-03-06
I have a computer that is running soooo slow it is painful. We are talking 4 - 5 minutes for an application to open (any app). When I have had to use task manager to quit a program - task manager actually uses 99% of the CPU - is this normal?
SPECS: Pentium III, 128 ram, 550 mhz, running W2kPro, 8GB hardrive, partioned into 2, 3GB left on one partition, 900mb left on the system partition.
What I have tried....shutting down and restarting, Norton system works-fix window problems & optimize disk speed, cleaned everything of dust, downloaded a ram tester to ensure it was working fine, removed apps from my system tray and that is about the extent of my knowledge. Is there anyone out there that can save me from having to reinstall windows??????????:(