Originally posted by AndrewtheGreat
How much system memory do you have. With Win xp pro you should have 512 mbs minumum if you plan to run a functional computer.
That's untrue. 64mb is minimum but 128 is recommended (microsoft requirments).
But what's minimum or recommended doesn't even matter. I can tell you that I used to run my windows xp pro sp1 fine under 256mb of sdram, actually ran it perfectly, with no slow downs even with a norton firewall (not 2004 firewall).
128 is a different story. Microsfot should update their min. and rec. to 128mb and 256mb respectively.
I don't like norton firewall because I think the program installs too much stuff, process, and services. If all three of those things are slowing down your computer, then you could use a free firewall like zonealarm which uses one service and two process for a total of 6 megs of ram.