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I'm pretty new at this, so I would appreciate any suggestions...

 

Two months ago, I got a brand new, 3ghz Windows XP Multi-Media computer. I installed Roxio the next night because I got it at the same time. Until about a week ago, everything was working great. I put together some great productions and was very impressed with how fast everything went and what I could do with the program so quickly. All of a sudden, it started taking FOREVER to load or do anything, and every little bit the program would freeze up and not respond. When I do get anything done, the audio and video aren't synced and when i put a song in the background, it mutes. The only other program(s) loaded during this time has been iTunes and Sims2. The machine is protected with Norton Anti-virus which is current. The only thing I have not done is install a spyware cleaner which I might do just to rule out that as a problem. My computer has 2000MB of RAM and 193GB free out of 250GB on the hard drive. All Windows updates are current.

 

Does anyone have any ideas of what this could be?

 

Thank you so much for any help!

 

-Emily

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I'm pretty new at this, so I would appreciate any suggestions...

 

Two months ago, I got a brand new, 3ghz Windows XP Multi-Media computer. I installed Roxio the next night because I got it at the same time. Until about a week ago, everything was working great. I put together some great productions and was very impressed with how fast everything went and what I could do with the program so quickly. All of a sudden, it started taking FOREVER to load or do anything, and every little bit the program would freeze up and not respond. When I do get anything done, the audio and video aren't synced and when i put a song in the background, it mutes. The only other program(s) loaded during this time has been iTunes and Sims2. The machine is protected with Norton Anti-virus which is current. The only thing I have not done is install a spyware cleaner which I might do just to rule out that as a problem. My computer has 2000MB of RAM and 193GB free out of 250GB on the hard drive. All Windows updates are current.

 

Does anyone have any ideas of what this could be?

 

Thank you so much for any help!

 

-Emily

Bigger hard drives mean more scattered files. You should regularly defrag your system to keep performance good. While you may have other problems, this is a good place to start.

Before defragging, do a Disk Cleanup.

It might also be a good idea to clean the registry with a program like Regseeker or CCleaner.

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In addition to what Paul siad, go to start, run and enter msconfig.

 

In the startup swection, uncheck RoxWatchTray9.exe, reboot and tell the nag screen to go away, you know you disabled a startup item.

 

Media Manager is a bit of a resource hog and that could be what is slowing things down

 

However, don't even think about using a spyware program - just do it as a matter of course. Both Adaware and Spybot S&D are free for personal use

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