I am running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build) 2600 and have a lot of problems.

Hi all

I am running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build) 2600 and have loads and loads of problems. Windows keeps hung and everything I tried didn't seem to help.
I brought this second hand from a company computer, I used to work and I don't have the original installation cd or rescue disk. I meet a lot of problems and everything takes forever to load and work. I was advised to run maleware, spyware, antivirus and defrag on the computer analyses and I did all that and nothing works. Also, when I tried to run the system restore it wouldn't let me, and when I try to run the scan disk after a reboot it does not work. As a last effort, I tried running SFC and it looked as if it was working, but then it asked me for the initial startup disk, that I don't have. so I tried to cancel it, but now every time that I reboot/restart my computer load SFC and I have to start the entire process. Also, none of my cd drives work. Please help me
Also, I'm now a message that says minimum virtual memory is very low.
I would be very grateful for any help or advice anyone can offer us on these issues. a million thanks in advance.
bfchild
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Hello

1 how long have you been faced with this problem?
2. don't you make changes on the computer before this problem?
3. what exactly happens when you try to run the scan disk or system restore? You receive an error message? If yes then after return the exact error message.

No software XP, Microsoft no longer offers that you will need to make arrangements for windows XP windows installation CD. You can check the question in the clean boot state.

From your computer by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs so that you can determine if a background program is interfering with your game or program. This type of boot is known as a "clean boot".

Reference:
How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" State
http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/310353

When you are finished troubleshooting, follow these steps to reset the computer to start as usual:
1. click on start and then click Run.
2. type msconfig and click OK.

The System Configuration Utility dialog box appears.

3. click on the tab general, click Normal Startup - load all services and device drivers and then click OK.
4. When prompted, click on restart to restart the computer.

See also the following articles that may be useful.
How to make a computer faster: 6 ways to speed up your PC
http://www.Microsoft.com/atwork/maintenance/speed.aspx
Slow PC? Optimize your computer for peak performance
http://www.Microsoft.com/athome/Setup/optimize.aspx

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