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Computer very slow now after recent file copies.. 'thumbs'..

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July 22, 2005 2:10:02 PM

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Hello- Anyone who knows microsoft windows xp profess. 2002 please help if
you can.

I have a slow computer now, boxes drag open and closed, response is so slow.
I recently copied digital photo files to a CD to clean the disk. A box to
"confirm stream loss" opens on some files and reads - file 'thumbs' has extra
info attached to it that may be lost if you continue copying. The contents
of the file will not be affected. Do you want to copy file still?

Maybe this slowed my computer down..? I recntly degfragged and did a disk
cleanup. Also disinstalled some programs not used. No improvement. PLEASE
HELP! Email me if you can, this would assure I receive your solution! Thank you so much. Brent.

PS Maybe I simply need RAM. But I really dont think my comp is that full.
(60% of disk used I beleive)
July 23, 2005 2:51:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Free disk space & the amount of ram you have are two completly
different things. 512mb of ram is the "normal," amount needed for XP.
The folks helping out here will not usually post to your email, for
various reasons. The most important reason is; we want everyone to see
the fix for your problem.
"Also disinstalled some programs not used."
Why, and which programs?
What version of XP & SP1/SP2 is installed?
What make & model computer do you have?
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