XP barely responding Post User running registry defrag and deleting c\XP\i386 files
Posted on 2005-02-28
The current state of my PC is as follow:
1. Barely responding.
2. Immediately from startup the pc becomes incredibly slow
3. For the most part I cant open anything
4. System goes through mini freezes every 10 seconds where the mouse disappears from the screen.
The following is what I did:
One day ago I decided to run some utilities programs on my XP, (1GB Ram) (TuneUp Utilities 2004) which defraged the registry amongst other optimisation utilities. I also installed MemoryBooster Pro. Later I found a whole series of what were mainly redundant files and deided to delete them (they were mainly databases containing financial stock price data). Unfortunately on reflection it seems I deleted the c\XP\i386 files.
I tried Last Known Configuration to restore and improve the situation which did not change anything.
Unfortunately it appears that the System Restore feature was turned off and I also can not seem to restart it (not that it would be much help now).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.