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Posted By : Eramilde of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 7, 2005

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My computer has been running slower than it has done in the past. Even when I uninstalled Windows XP and done a complete full re-format of the hard drive it stills runs slower than it has, there is a possibility that someone has taken memory out of it, but when i looked inside it had 512 memory in it (I am unsure what it had in the first place)(With 2 slots filled)(after an upgrade) . I have looked in my system information and have found that, it reads i have 383.48 total physical memory and 145.70 avialible physical memory.

Once re-installing Windows XP my computer usally works up to its normal speed but gradually as i add programs it gets slower. Even after adding the minimal programs I need it is still running the slowest it ever has.

Will I need more memory putting in?

If I do, how much?

Is there anything eles which could be a problem with it?

This question was answered on March 7, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I think that the amount of memory in your computer is enough, you really don't need no more than that Your problem is with your hard drive, just check this out:

Hard Disk Performance Is Slower Than You Expect

Article ID : 308219

Last Review : November 3, 2003

Revision : 1.0

This article was previously published under Q308219

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After you install Microsoft Windows XP, hard disk performance may be slower than you expect

NOTE: Hard disk performance may be even slower when your computer performs many small hard disk read/write operations


This behavior may occur in the following situation: • You use Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) hard disks in the computer.


• The hard disks are formatted as NTFS


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322389 How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:

Date Time Version Size File name


28-Sep-2001 17:51 5.1.2600.14 516,224 Ntfs.sys


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.

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Posted by Eramilde of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 7, 2005

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