I have reinstalled winXP a few months ago on my 6 year old laptop with 512 mb of ram and 1.6 ghz celeron M processor.
Everything seems to run fine, I've fixed the overheating problem about a year back. Only one thing is not working properly, which is the page file. It becomes enormously huge, sometimes even near 1GB in size. My disk drive has one main partition (C:). I tried setting the pagefile size, but it still exceeds the limit. It gets huge very often - the internet browser becomes non-responsive almost all the time, especially after opening a few tabs. Sometimes opening a folder takes about 20 seconds and not to mention the lag that happens when you try navigating it. Performing any regular tasks with the computer becomes almost impossible and I must wait until the pagefile returns to it's normal size. It's terrible - I can't even browse the internet sometimes!
The disk is defragmented, I tried cleaning the registry, temp files and many other PC tweaks to improve performance. The drivers are all updated. I clean all browser data after each session.
What should I do?