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pc sluggish

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by dude42ok, Jan 24, 2002.

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  1. dude42ok

    dude42ok Thread Starter

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    anyone help me, had my pc 12 months, its very sluggish, any ideas? i,m on mel edition. ty
     
  2. $teve

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    mor info needed dude,could be a number of things......do you mean slow in general or just on-line?
    system specs and anything else you can give us would allow someone to have a stab at your problem.
     
  3. dude42ok

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    erm its getting real sluggish on line and off, ive tried clearing the browser but doesnt make much difference.
     
  4. anglin_fool

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    hey dude42ok,

    Try going to Start > Run and type MSCONFIG and hit ok. Check and see if you recognize anything in the STARTUP menu tab that you do not need running. <B> You do need <I>system tray</I> and <I>Task Monitor</I> on, as well as your antivirus programs. </B> Uncheck any of the not needed boxes.

    Do you Scandisk or Defrag it regularly? Try that too.
     
  5. pgscott

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    try running "ad-aware" from www.lavasoftusa.com.

    I have lots of clients whose machine turn sluggish, both on and off the internet, and it's turned out to have "spyware" programs installed such as gator, onflow, bonzi buddy, comet cursor, imesh, etc. These programs sit in memory, often hidden, and take up memory, as well as constantly "chatter" to their host web sites about your machine and your browsing activities.

    The ad-aware program goes through your memory, registry and whole hard drive looking for such programs.

    Currently there are about 750 separate programs that qualify as spyware, and it's easy to get one or two accidentally, especially if you use music sharing sites or download screensavers or games.
     
  6. esdxc37

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    what browers are you using

    who is your isp

    what kind of modem
     
  7. hewee

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    Have you run a scan and defrag?
     
  8. PeteBaines

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    have you tryed deleting your temp folder?
     
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