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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by budrash, Apr 10, 2004.

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  1. budrash

    budrash Thread Starter

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    I am operating a Dell4300 with 40 gig hard drive and 256 memory. I currently have 78% of my hard drive free.

    I have defrangmented, cleared cookies, cleared temp. files and used Adware to clear out any spyware.

    My problem is that my PC has become so slow that I get frustrated every time I use it. It used to bring up my menus almost instantly. Now it takes probably 15 to 20 seconds to bring up Quicken.

    Is there a solution to this?

    Bud
     
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    Have you installed a lot of new software or updated a lot of older software in your computer? This causes the startup load to become more and more bloated over time. Look inside the MSCONFIG startup tab and see how many programs are checked and running in the background. Many of those can be unchecked and disabled.

    You might also consider adding another 256 MB of RAM. Windows XP is very memory-hungry. Add to that other memory-hungry programs running at the same time, and your computer will have the need for additional RAM.
     
  4. snappy_31

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    I agree with the guys sounds like a major software conflict happening here .. If you just installed software then this started happening remove it or check for updates to that software because that is way to long for a mouse function to respond
    Peter
     
  5. budrash

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    How do I get to the Misconfig Startup
     
  6. rude

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    Start/run,type msconfig,enter,click startup tab,uncheck anything you dont need at startup.
    .Having too much stuff in there can slow your system down dramatically.The only things I allow to start on bootup on my machine are my anti virus and firewall.

    Also go here:http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
    and check out the service configurations,there are a lot of services that you can disable to help your system run better and faster
     
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    Make sure you type in MSCONFIG and not MISCONFIG.
     
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