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Old February 21, 2011, 09:15 AM
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Assuming SP3 was properly installed, you shouldn't have to re-install the SP after running sfc /scannow.
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Thanks for the tip. Is there a registry cleaner or tool out there that is trusted to remove registry errors and general junk. I'm skeptical of registry tools in general but programs are starting to load a little slow and I would be willing to try a recommended one before doing a new clean install.
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ccleaner is free and good reg cleaner
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Tried CCleaner. Seems to work fine. But still no difference in performance. Programs still load a little slower that they used to.
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In my experience, XP just naturally gets slower over time. I don't know why but that's just what I've experienced. Windows 7 seems to maintain a more consistent performance level.

I usually formatted XP at least twice a year, if not more. It was the only way to keep it running speedy I found.
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Tried CCleaner. Seems to work fine. But still no difference in performance. Programs still load a little slower that they used to.
You may want to try a clean boot and see if that makes a difference before nuke/reinstall

How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" state
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