using recovery partition

Samsung notebook N130 came with Win XP Home and a recovery partition.
I added another partition to store my data.
Now XP seems to accumulate a lot of rubbish and became too slow, although all the partitions are 40% free. Defragmentation and runing antivirus do not help.
Neither help going to BIOS and running repair mode.
I need something more radical. I never used the recovery partition.
How do I use the recovery partition for this purpose and is there a way to keep my data partition intack?
Download the recovery partition from my OneDrive. It is in the folder XP Files. It is the only file in there and it is called xp_rec_con.iso. Use Rufus ( to use the iso to make the usb bootable, boot your computer up from the usb, and follow the instructions. (i think you press r)
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xp rec con. iso is the recovery console NOT a recovery os nor any use in reinstalling an os.

you would need an install cd to do a repair installation.

see my next reply on how to clean up your pc.

have you thought that the program you used to create a partition might have been the issue??
(with thanks to Sheenan Stanley)
Check for malware:
Download, install, run, update and perform full system scan

Malwarebytes (MBAM):

Removing everything ,Rebooting when needed

The less you have running all the time, the better the things you want to run will perform:

Use Autoruns to figure out what all is starting up when your computer does/when you log on. Look up anything you do not know about by searching online. You can hopefully figure out if there are things starting when you computer does (or you logon) that you do not need and then configure them (via their own built-in mechanisms is the preferred method) so they do not start up - using your resources without reason
You can download and utilize Process Explorer to see exactly what is taking up your processor/CPU time and memory. This can help you recognize applications you might want to look into alternatives for and/or get rid of all together.

You may wish to free up some disk space

Windows XP should take between 4.5 and 9GB *with* an Office suite, Photo Editing software, alternative Internet browser(s), various Internet plugins and a host of other things installed.

If you are comfortable with the stability of your system, you can delete the uninstall files for the patches that Windows XP has installed...

( Particularly of interest here - #4 )

( Alternative: )

You can run Disk Cleanup - built into Windows XP - to erase all but your latest restore point and cleanup even more "loose files"..

How to use Disk Cleanup

Run TFC to get rid of a lot of temp files,
the desktop will disappear, this is normal.

You can turn off hibernation if it is on and you don't use it..

When you hibernate your computer, Windows saves the contents of the system's memory to the hiberfil.sys file. As a result, the size of the hiberfil.sys file will always equal the amount of physical memory in your system. If you don't use the hibernate feature and want to recapture the space that Windows uses for the hiberfil.sys file, perform the following steps:

- Start the Control Panel Power Options applet (go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, and click Power Options).
- Select the Hibernate tab, clear the "Enable hibernation" check box, then click OK; although you might think otherwise, selecting Never under the "System hibernates" option on the Power Schemes tab doesn't delete the hiberfil.sys file.
- Windows will remove the "System hibernates" option from the Power Schemes tab and delete the hiberfil.sys file.

You can control how much space your System Restore can use...

1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.

2. Click the System Restore tab.

3. Highlight one of your drives (or C: if you only have one) and click on the "Settings" button.

4. Change the percentage of disk space you wish to allow.. I suggest moving the slider until you have just about 1GB (1024MB or close to that...)

5. Click OK.. Then Click OK again.

You can control how much space your Temporary Internet Files can utilize...

You can use an application that scans your system for log files and temporary files and use that to get rid of those:

Ccleaner (Free!)

( just the disk cleanup - don't play with the registry part for now )

will take time and a reboot.

How to Defragment your hard drives
will take time and you can use a third party defragger, I like Defraggler from Piriform:
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