Windows XP undoubtedly stands the most user friendly and stable operating system released by Microsoft. And as you might know well, the OS comes in several editions, each suiting the needs of specific working environments. Windows XP Professional is one such edition, which has been designed to tailor suit your corporate and business needs. However, as the Windows XP support team says, owing to some reason or the other, in the long run, all platforms may yield issues.
Well, in this post, we give you a comprehensive account on how to resolve the problems that you might encounter in your Windows XP Professional OS.
Defragmenting your system data and allocating them to easily readable locations is one good method to resolve issues such as slowdowns and irresponsiveness. The following steps are in order for the same:
- Click on “Start” and choose “Programs”.
- Click on “Accessories” and select “System Tools”, followed by “Disk Defragmenter”.
- As the Windows XP support team says, perform any on-screen instructions, and wait as the defragmenter tool arranges all your hard drive data to make it more easily and smoothly accessible for your computer.
Over the years, it’s very likely that your PC would have become a warehouse for an ‘n’ number of unwanted programs and files. Performing a Disk Cleanup to clear your hard drive of unwanted data would be well in order to enhance the performance of your PC. The following steps would help you for the same:
- Commence the procedure by navigating to the “Start” menu and choosing “Programs”.
- Select “Accessories”, followed by “System Tools” and finally select “Disk Cleanup”.
- Perform any on-screen instructions to clean up your system of temporary files and unwanted programs.
Troubleshooting via Device Manager
Issues of slowdowns and irresponsiveness could also be triggered by any faulty devices. According to the Windows XP support team, the Device Manager would prove much helpful in diagnosing and fixing such issues. Let’s see how.
- Right click on “My Computer” and choose “Properties” from the context menu.
- Now select the “Hardware” tab and click on the “Device Manager” button, whereby you would be provided with a list of currently connected hardwares and any issues with them (indicated by a yellow colored exclamation mark).
- Choose the faulty hardware and select “Troubleshoot”.
The above account would surely prove helpful in resolving any issues with your Windows XP Professional OS.
For any further assistance, do get in touch with Windows XP support.