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Why is my computer slow after repairing it?

I had some issues with missing system32 files. So I used the windows CD and re-installed windows xp (just repaired). I didn’t reformat my computer, i just did a repair so that i wouldn’t lose any files.

The repair worked fine. But the problem now is that my computer is so slow. Even loading the My Documents folder takes a while.

I really want to be able to get it fast like before but without having to reformat my ENTIRE computer.

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12 Responses to “Why is my computer slow after repairing it?”

  1. Striker said :

    Get a registry cleaner program that should help.

  2. Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder said :

    1 what was repaired?

    cuz my computer was broken and i had it repaired. it was faster because they replaced my hard drive

    2 do you have to much files or programs?

    thats all i can think of

  3. Mike said :
  4. Damon said :

    exactly because you didnt format it and its still see the old files even if you dont you have to do a FULL format no quick formats either

  5. Alice Steele said :

    First do a disc cleanup and see if that fixes the problem if not then defrag you computer. You can find both of these items at the start buttom, then accessories, then system tools, and then that is where you will find both items.

    What made you think you had lost system32 folder? It may be runnng slower because you have two folders with the same information.

    I want you to also run a virus scan to make sure you do not have a virus giving you the wrong information.

  6. Peter said :

    There are a couple possible problems here. I’m not sure which one is your problem, so I’ll describe both and you can choose your own adventure. 😉

    Option 1: Your hard drive is failing…

    This would manifest itself in a few hard-to-detect ways (various files going bad) and eventually, it would result in a vital system file getting corrupted. That would explain why you were missing some system32 files (in my experience, missing system files are the first un-ignorable sign of a failing hard drive).

    Even though you repaired the system files, you didn’t fix the failing hard drive. You are continuing to experience issues related to your failing hard drive and that is why your computer is slow.

    Option 2: You have excessive cruddy software

    If you have a lot of bad software (either malicious, poorly written, or both) on your computer, it might have eventually conspired in such a way to corrupt some system files and result in your missing system32 files problems. Then, since you did a repair install (instead of a full reinstall), it just ignored those cruddy programs, but now they’re missing some components that got wiped out during the repair process. The errors caused by those missing components could result in the slow performance you’re seeing now.

    Option 3: A combination of options 1 and 2

    Of course, while I would bet on option 1, it’s quite likely that your problems are a result of both a bad hard drive AND bad software. Of course, the solution to options 1 and 3 are the same: get a new hard drive. And the solution to option 2 is to reformat the drive you have.

    Since you probably don’t want to lose your data, I’m going to go ahead and recommend you just buy a new hard drive. You can keep the old hard drive attached as a secondary internal drive (or as an external drive if you have a laptop). Just get a new drive, put it in, install Windows on it, and then plug in the old drive to rescue your important data. If the old drive really is going bad, you should get rid of it and not store anything important on it. But that’s up to you. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

    A replacement drive shouldn’t cost more than about $75 unless you’re looking at something high-capacity (like a 500GB laptop drive or a 1TB+ desktop drive). You should be able to do the handiwork yourself. So it should be a pretty easy and cheap fix (as computer fixes go).

    Good luck!

  7. Moon said :

    Most computers actually run slow because of a hidden part of your system, which is constantly being used by Windows. This part of your PC is called the “registry” and is the central database for Windows, which stores everything from your latest emails to your desktop wallpaper. It’s one of the most important parts of Windows and can easily make your PC run slow.The more corrupt registry files your computer has, the more it struggles to read them.The files which makes it run slower and slower. To fix this, you simply need to use a registry cleaner . These are small software tools which actually work by scanning through the registry and fixing any bad files that are in there. This then allows Windows to read as many files as it wants, when it wants to.

  8. KD J said :

    Probably you need to clean up your registry and there might be some virus programs that run in the background and make your PC run slow. I had similar problem a while ago and used Reimage. And now my system is as good as when i bought it. It will make your PC run like new. Reimage combines AntiVirus, AntiSpyware, Registry Cleaner and Full PC Repair. It is all in one. Moreover there is no hassle of taking data back up, as Reimage keep your data and all programs Intact

  9. Pc said :

    There are MANY reasons for computer slow downs:
    not enough memory
    too many programs starting up with windows at boot up time
    too many junk files
    too many restore points

    Clean windows registry can speed up the computer.
    Over time, you install new programs, uninstalled unimportant programs, update software’s, install new devices,
    download files from the web, etcetera, hence embarking all records in the registry system.
    This is normal, but it is not wise to leave it untouched.
    Once in a while, you have to check and remove files that are no longer in use to maintain the speed of your PC.
    Clean registry make pc faster.

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