You may know some ways to speed up your PC such as Disk Defragmenter, disk cleanup and things like that. The following provides you more possible methods to speed up a windows XP computer.
(1) Shutdown Dr. Watson:
Dr. Watson is a Windows XP tool for analyzing computer crash. When windows application programs crash, Dr.Watson will pop up automatically and will save the relative wrong contents into dump files to programmers for a further analysis by default. However, recording dump files is useless for common users while the whole procedure will take you a long time and occupy mush disk space. To shutdown Dr. Watson, you can follow these steps:
Open registry editor -> find the key "Auto" under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionAeDebug" and then change the key value to 0 -> press F5 key to refresh your computer.
(2) Start up DMA mode of CD-ROM:
To achieve the goal, please follow the below steps:
Right-click My Computer -> Choose Properties -> Select Hardware -> Choose Device Manger -> unfold IDE ATA / ATAPI controllers -> Double-click Primary / Secondary IDE channel -> Select Advanced Settings and check whether DMA function has started up
(3) Close all unnecessary devices:
The system always tries its best to prepare drivers for all devices at the expense of slowing down the computer and much resource being employed. In such a case, you can stop some devices, which are not in use, such as PCMCIA card, infrared devices, printer port (LPT1) and things like that. To perform the action, you can follow these steps:
Right-click My Computer -> Choose Properties -> Select Hardware -> Choose Device Manger -> Double-click the devices that you want to stop -> Choose Device usage -> Select Do not use this device -> Restart the computer.