PC running very slow
Posted on 2007-08-03
I have a HP media center PC running windows xp media edition. It started running slow about 6 months ago. I noticed the AV ran out in 2004 so I just bought and loaded Norton 2007. I ran the updates and scanned the PC. Only about 6 spyware items came up that it cleaned. I stopped all startup programs. The CPU and memory utilization is very low but when trying to do things it takes forever for windows to come up. I noticed the hard drive light stays solid a lot but there is not internet traffic and the cpu/memory is low to nothing. Any clue what could be causing this to happen? Its almost to the point where I want to throw the thing away it has become so slow.