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screensaver problem

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by MyName, Dec 31, 2001.

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  1. MyName

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    I'm having problems after coming back to my computer after the screensaver has been on. This doesn't happen everytime, but it has occured a good number of times. Basically, the computer is really slow coming back, all the icons appear slow, the items in the taskbar appear really slowly, if at all, and when I click a program I wait a long time and the mouse goes to the hourglass. I ctrl+alt+del to restart the computer, because I can't open the Start menu. So, the computer just appears REALLY slow. I'm on a Win 98 system. I only have 54% of resources, so I think that may be a problem. Also, I didn't defrag in a long time so when I tried it took 2 hours and still didn't have 1%. Any ideas on what I can do? How do I free up resources if that is the problem. Thanks!
     
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  3. beach51

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    Hi MyName,Lets start by cleaning out your temp folders.Go to Start>Shutdown>Restart in Ms-Dos>At the C:\prompt type

    Smartdrv (hit the enter key)

    Deltree/y Tempor~1 (hit the enter key)
    Deltree/y History (hit the enter key)
    Deltree/y Cookies (hit the enter key)

    Exit (hit the enter key).

    Now go to Start>run>type in msinfo32>click ok>click on the + sign next to software environment>click on startup programs>click edit>select all>edit,copy and paste the page back here.
     
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