posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 10:18 PM
I have WinXP (it's soooo stable, no hitches ever), and one thing you could try is click start, then run. In box type "msconfig". Click startup tab
and unslect EVERYTHING, then reboot; see what that does. Not sure how this is different in evil Vista, but it may be very similar.
Also, try pressing ctrl + alt + del(just under insert button on right). Then click performance tab and see how much memory is being used. Also, try
the 'processes' tab and click the "mem usage" column so it shows highest first. This will show you which process/thread is killing your
Also, if you have McAfee or any crap virus software pre-installed, they needed to be uninstalled. Try "Revo Uninstaller", it's a free program to
get rid of those pesky programs.
I use zonealarm, avg, crap cleaner, Defraggler, SpybotSD, Malwarebytes, Ad-Aware. One of these should find any virus', especially malwarebytes.
Also, you could torrent windowsXP under a fair use of copyrighted material as provided for in 17 U.S.C § 107. If you like it, you could make a
'donation' to M$.
[edit on 9-6-2009 by PrisonerOfSociety]