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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by catt_1072, Jun 15, 2002.

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  1. catt_1072

    catt_1072 Thread Starter

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    :confused: can anyone help me out with this one. After the computer being on for a while (can be anywhere from an hour to two hours) the computer slows down. I have read something about Leaking RAM but don't know if this would be the cause. The problem is solved once I shut down & restart the PC but it often takes forever for the shut down to occur. Any ideas of things to try would be greatly helpful. The computer is AMD 400, 64 MB RAM & the O/S is Win98. Thanks.
     
  2. AnyKey

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    All the fans running? It could be caused by the power supply getting ready to go out. I've seen it happen a lot. They're easy to replace. How old is the computer?
     
  3. Oxide

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    Is that not something to do with overheating...Dont quote me on that one i am not possitive....

    Tam
     
  4. Paul Nagel

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    Sometimes a simple clean up of the system helps. I would remove any things i dont want, delete all temp files, temproary internet files, run scandisk and defrag just to start. Download Adaware from the following site and make sure you are clean of any spyware.

    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

    Then when at this point, if it still happens, go to Start>Run and type in MSCONFIG and then open. When that program is running, on the Startup Tab look at the list of thing you have running at startup. You can uncheck things other than your anitvirus, firewall etc... reboot and run the computer to see if the problem returns or not. If not, you know that one of the programs is the problem. If not sure what to uncheck, copy the list and post back with it and either i or someone else can help you with it.
     
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