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Running Norton System Works

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by help911, Oct 7, 2003.

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  1. help911

    help911 Thread Starter

    Oct 7, 2003
    After running Norton System, the Windows Resistry Scans gives me two messages.
    message 1: Windows startup files (1 problem)
    message 2: Invalid Active X/Com (24 problems)
    I redo the scan and Norton Fixes them all, however my system was just updated to 256 bits and it's still running extremely slow and locks up after I've opened just a couple of windows. I ususally retart it about 5 to 6 times. I've defrag, I move my icon's to my briefcase folder and I've deleted some programs. Still it locks up. Should I download a windows98 register program I found on the web to clean up my register?
  2. Triple6

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    Dec 26, 2002
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  3. slipe


    Jun 27, 2000
    Welcome to TSG.

    Maybe its because I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I have come to the conclusion it is generally best to not clean out the registry until everything else has been tried.

    It sounds like you are having resource problems which usually is a result of too much stuff running. Maybe Triple6 can help get some of it off with the Hijack This log, but IMO the best bet is to go through everything in your msconfig/startup yourself. A good primer with a list of everything you might find there and information on whether it is safe to remove it: http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm

    It is also a good idea to download and run Adaware or Spybot. Adaware is simpler to use IMO and they keep it updated fairly well: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/ The free version is fine.

    I take it that upgrade was to 256Mb of RAM. Upgrading RAM doesn't help resource problems.
  4. skyman


    Jan 30, 2001
    In addition to running AdAware, run the Spybot-Search and Destroy
    spy catcher program. It has been proven to be one of the best:


    When you first run it be sure to download the updates and then run a fix.

    Try this site for a look at your startup programs also:

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