Running Norton System Works

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

help911

Thread Starter
Joined
Oct 7, 2003
Messages
1
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?
 
Joined
Jun 27, 2000
Messages
6,832
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.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top