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Old 05-05-2005, 06:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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-- Delete all temp files (c:\windows\temp\*.tmp, or on XP C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp)

-- Delete temporary internet files (c:\windows\temporary internet files\*.*, or on XP C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files)

-- If you use I.E., click on Tools, Internet Options, Delete Files, select "delete all off-line content", click OK

-- Click on Start, Programs, Accessories, Systems Tools, Disk Cleanup

-- Download AdAware, check for updates, run it and remove whatever it finds

-- Periodically empty the browser cache and the java plug-in cache

-- Download Diskeeper and defrag

-- Download, update and turn on SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard (or your spyware removal tool of choice).

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Old 05-05-2005, 09:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Default not responsible for your problems
1. run disk clean up, then defrag
2. C>Windows>prefetch> delete all files IN here
prefetch- is a folder that holds info to speed up your computer, however over time it over loads and makes it slower..
3. how much ram? (start>run>dxdiag)
4. cntrl+alt+del>processes- make sure nothing is running that shouldn't be if u dont know or it sounds fishy post it/google it

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Old 05-25-2005, 11:11 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Tried it all


Thanks to everyone for the info.. I tried them all and they did help.. more or less. The computer is faster, but it is still acting up. For example, when I open Outlook, the Icon on the tool bar comes up and then disapears... and it takes a while for it to show up again and on the task manager it says it is not responding. Something is still messing things up.. any other suggestions? Could it be a virus? I have McAfee installed.

RAM 256

I looked at the Processes, but to be hones I have no idea which ones should and should not be there...

Thanks again...

By the way, here is a lis of the starup list that I disabled.

mcupdate (automatically enabled)
McAgent (automatically enabled)
mcmnhdlr (automatically enabled)
mcvsshld (automatically enabled)
msnmsngr (automatically enabled)

Acrobat Assistant
Adobe Gamma Loader
Kodak software updater
Logitech Desktop Messenger
Microsoft Office
Quicken Schedule Updates
Quicken Startup

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