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Old 05-06-2010, 08:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Slow to load programs or do anything the first time

512MB would be a minimum I would recommend to run XP decently.

If you have your XP disk (not a restore disk) I would recommend performing a repair install. A repair install doesn't erase anything but it does re-install Windows files which will correct any corruption you may have picked up. If you don't have a XP disk see if anyone around you has one you can borrow (Home if you have Home, Pro if you have Pro).
Repair Windows XP - How to Perform a Repair Installation of Windows XP - Part 1 of 2
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