I have a old dell laptop 700m,Centrino 2.0Ghz with 512MB ram. It was installed XP pro when I first bought it and I also installed dreamweaver, photoshop and bunch of software on it and it was running just fine until it was hit by spyware. So I decided to re-installed the OS. After the installation, the OS is running fine except it's extremely slow compare to before. I don't have any software installed on it right now, when I open a web browser IE, it takes at least 20 seconds or more to open the browser.
I also take a look at Task Manager ->Performance, I see that the PF Usage is always above 620 MB at all time. My question is how do get my laptop run faster with XP Pro ? I don't mind to re-install the OS again. Thanks.