- 06-24-2012 06:06 PM #21
C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 30 GiB total, 9.881 GiB free.
D: is FIXED (NTFS) - 113 GiB total, 97.05 GiB free.
Why do you have documents & settings on "D" Partition? Just "curious" here. On the "C" Partition you have 9.881 gigbytes free, windows needs 20% free space, you're in range but it might help to free up more space there.
Would you be willing and we don't have to do this now as I will be signing off soon, but to uninstall Norton, install a lighter Anti Virus like Microsoft Security Essentials and run that for a few days and see if performance increases? I think it's something to consider. Let me know because there are special instructions for removing Norton. + We would want to check for old Norton files from the older version you said that was installed by running the tool for that version too.
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- 06-24-2012 06:16 PM #22
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To be honest I don't have a clue why I have the D: documents and settings! A mate set the computer up for me when I first got it so that's just how it's been since then. Can more free space be taken from D: and set for the C: then?
With regards to Norton I'm a little apprehensive about switching off that anti virus software and trying something else. I don't know why but it just appears so user friendly to me and has sorted out some major viruses in the past for me compared with other friends who had different software.
Is there anything else we can try before that option became the only thing left? I really do appreciate your suggestions and time so far.
- 06-24-2012 06:31 PM #23
Partitioning is not my thing! I know nothing about it. I'll confer with someone though. I don't think it's a problem the way it's set up. Just a bit more free space on "C". Like I said your in range here so not sure how much if any difference would be made by freeing up space.
Norton would be a temporary experiment. You can always reinstall it, you do have the disk right? The computer would not be running any amount of time without an Anti Virus it's about all I can think of, besides a complete reinstall of the operating system from your XP CD, Windows does slow down as it ages..