Windows XP home lagging

By Sean_I ยท 4 replies
Aug 20, 2007
  1. Hi the problem started about 4 or 5 days ago, i have reformatted my comp about a month ago and it was running fine until 4 or 5 days ago, ive scanned for virus and spyware, and with the exceptions of a couple cookies that i took care of nothing came up. whenever i run windows media player it will skip the songs or movies im trying to play, and ever once and a while my whole computer will lag, the mouse movements get very choppy and even the windows startup music is effected by this it will lag and cut in and out. if anyone can help me out or give me an idea why this would start all of a sudden everything and anything will be appreciated.

    My laptops specs are as follows:
    Gateway MX7525
    Mobile AMD athlon 64
    4000+ processor
    2.59 GHz, 1 GB of RAM

    EDIT: forgot to attach my hijackthis file

    and its running:
    microsoft windows XP home edition version 2002 service pack 2.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Sean_I

    Sean_I TS Rookie Topic Starter

    must have been editing while you were replying lol
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    There`s nothing nasty in your HJT log.

    However, it appears you still have one or two bits of Symantec/Norton running.

    See this post HERE and run the removal tool.

    Then see this thread HERE for speeding up your system.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Sean_I

    Sean_I TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hrm i already used the removal tool ill try it again though and ill look through that other thread now thanks
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