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Everything Slow!!

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by golflover4, Feb 8, 2003.

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  1. golflover4

    golflover4 Thread Starter

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    Everythins is slow to load or open on my computer all of a sudden!? When I go to open my outlook express for instance, it takes about 10 seconds for the program to even appear on the screen and open. Then when I shut it down, it slowly closes. This started about two days ago. Any ideas?!?
     
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    Update your antivirus, temporarily disable your screen saver (choose None) and scan with your anti-virus set to scan All Files. Update and scan bi-monthly.

    You can scan on-line to double-check your Windows scanner at http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

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    Check your available resources by right-clicking My Computer; clicking Properties; Click the Performance tab. Resources available are displayed as percent there at top. Check it when you get done running the System Configuration Utility mentioned below.

    Click the Start button; Run; type 'msconfig', without the quoatation marks, in the Run box and click OK; Then click the Startup tab; Uncheck anything you don't need running in the background. For reference on what's not needed running in the background in the System Configuration Utility, view this website first and print out the list:

    http://www2.whidbey.net/djdenham/Running_items.htm

    It's important that you print out the above mentioned list. The site provides a printer friendly link.
     
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