my computers configuration is as follows
intel pentium 4 3.2ghz with HT tecnology
512 mb ram
ATI radeon graphics card with 128 mb ram
160 gb hard didk with 7200rpm
17" lcd monitor
but my computer takes about 15 minutes to boot,and when i play Need for speed under ground2 when i press any key the game reacts only after 3-5 minutes i.e if i press the left arrow the car turns left only after 2-3 minutes
also i cant shut down my computer ihave windows xp home editiom installed and PLEASE HELP ME
Seems like you might have a problem with spyware or virus..Did you try and run antivirus/antispyware? If you did, try reformatting...Maybe your registry, or some window's configuration is corrupted..else, could be a hardware malfunction.
Common possibilities to this include:
1. Spyware, Adware, Virus infection or a worm
2. Invalid entries in the registry
1. Install an antivirus and do a full system scan
2. Install a spyware/adware removing tool like Adware SE Personal and do a full system scan
3. Install a registry cleaner like Registry scan and do a registry scan
another possible, though less likely problem, is you've got the full POST testing enabled in BIOS, try to go into BIOS and see if Quick POST test is set to ENABLED. However, the lag in games suggest spyware/virus/malware.
Another thing to consider is that the FSB is incorrectly set in the BIOS and the system is running slower than it should. Check in System Properties that the clock speed is correct for your processor. Another thing is that there may be a problem with the hard drive; it may have trouble accessing data. Check to see if it is noisy.
if it's any help, my wd 40gb clicked intermittantly for 1 year, then about 2 weeks ago, i installed xp on it and it started to hang if i tried to copy anything.
but it didnt actually slow me down. so maybe it's something else... i'd reinstall anyway.
I may be going out on a limb here, but, looks like your puter is a year or so old.
I agree with the previous posts.
But I have also sean puters that are a year or so old, or even younger, that have your same problem's. People buy a computer, load all kind's of software, games, pic's, etc. And they dont understand why thier puter has become so slow, the most common problen I've sean is lack of maintanance, have you done maintanance regularly?
Another thing may be power supply, or your mobo may be bad.
Start with antispyware and antivirus, then do maintanance, theyre all free.
Be careful with registry, if you dont know what to remove, have someone do it for you.