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High speed set up(?) running slow

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by PaveFE, Jan 31, 2003.

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  1. PaveFE

    PaveFE Thread Starter

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    Hello all,

    I have:
    MSI 648 Max 533 Mhz mobo
    P4 2.0Ghz Processor
    512 DDR Ram
    60GB Western Digital HDD
    Cable Modem
    Sound Blaster 5.0 Live
    Radeon 8500 128Mb Vid Card
    Linksys 10/100 Lan Card

    Programs running:
    Win 98 SE
    MSN Msngr
    Task Scheduler
    Type 32 (MS Keyboard)
    EM_Exec (Logitech Mouse)
    Norton Personal Firewall
    MS Office Shortcut Bar
    Norton Anti-Virus

    For some reason it seams that my system is running slow
    System resources show only 66% free (varies slightly between 65-75%). I run defrag twice a week and scandisk once a month. Any suggestions as to what is the problem, or how I can find out?
    Thanks,
    PaveFE:confused:
     
  2. Nothingface

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    End task MSN Msngr, Task Scheduler, Norton Personal Firewall,
    MS Office Shortcut Bar, and Norton Anti-Virus. Then look at how much your resources increase (don't open any programs when doing this). you should have like 90% or higher free. If you do, then those programs are slowing you down.
     
  3. PaveFE

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    But I want to keep them on, especially the Firewall. Also, I didn't have this problem a few weeks ago. Norton AV runs everynight too.
     
  4. Nothingface

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    Doing this won't disable them permanently. When you restart your computer, those programs will be running again. This is just to see if those programs are using up your resources.
     
  5. Del

    Del

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    I have twice that running and a 500MHz with 256M RAM and have 80% free. You have something there eating up your system resources. Try ending task on some like nothingface suggested and see what happens.
     
  6. PaveFE

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    I have everything turned off except
    Explorer
    Systray
    Em_Exec (Logitech mouse)

    and I'm still only getting 84% Free

    I would think I should have much better performance with what I have.

    :confused:
     
  7. Del

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    I just ended task on all but systray, explorer, em(mouse) and IE (a game I am playing) and had 90% free.
    Can you post what you have in Startup?
     
  8. PaveFE

    PaveFE Thread Starter

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    MSN Msgr
    Scan Registry
    Task Monitor
    System Tray
    EM_Exec
    NAV Agent
    ccApp (Symantec Shared)
    ccRegVfy (Symantec Shared)
    iamapp (Norton Firewall)
    Critical Update
    IntelliType (MS Keyboard)
    SchedulingAgent
    ScriptBlocking (Symantec)
    ccEvtMgr (Symantec)
    Nisum (Norton Firewall)
    ccPxySvc (Norton)
    Nisserv (Norton Firewall)
    MS Office Startup
     
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