Windows XP computer running slowly. Programs hang.
Posted on 2008-06-13
One of my computers, which runs WindowsXP sp3 in a small office environment networked to a SBS 2033 server runs very slowly (much more slowly than 6 other identically configured units all with identical hardware configurations and running exactly the same software). The computer hangs even when accomplishing simple tasks, showing huge CPU usage spikes.
The problem occurs primarily when opening programs or new windows within programs.
I have tried: freeing hard drive space, increasing virtual memory, defragging the hard drive, scanning and repairing the registry, and basic disk cleanup tasks and nothing has helped.
Here is the system hardware information:
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name SHAWNA
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Precision WorkStation 370
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~2992 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A04, 3/16/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name server\Shawna
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 61.26 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 1.21 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys