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Sluggish Laptop XP

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This laptop has been through alot.

My parents have busted it several times - the screen, the keyboard, crushed it, ect.
They even managed to get 5-10 trojans onto it at one time via AOL and IE -.-
Even had a frikken key logger on it at one point.

On my own, I wiped away all the badies off the laptop. One year later, something else is wrong.

The laptop is undeniably slow all of a sudden. I tried defragging it and it took over 24 hours, opening programs tend to be slow, and playing games like Solitare even prove to be sluggish.

I checked with things like TuneUp Utilities and HD Tune to see if maybe it was the hard drive or maybe just some junk piled up on it. Nothing seems to work. I believe its Windows XP or another virus/trojan/spyware/worm. I've scanned with AVG, Spysweeper, McAfee, Adaware, ect. and wiped anything suspiscious down.

Still no good. Any suggestions?
It's a Toshiba Satallite with Intel Centrino Duo @ 1.67 Ghz with 1.99GB of RAM running XP.
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Try running Memtest 86 and chkdsk /r to make sure the memory and hard drive are correct. Also try opening the start menu and clicking run and typing "sfc /scannow" in the box and click run. Make sure you have the windows disk in the cd rom drive as it will scan your system files and replace them if necessary.

Also it just might be time a reformat, as the registry may be getting clogged up.
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