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Slow start up of applications

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by mikebosy, Oct 11, 2003.

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  1. mikebosy

    mikebosy Thread Starter

    Oct 17, 2001
    Hi all

    I have windows 98 and my problem is that all applications such as Excel etc. are so slow starting up. Also my pc takes ages to shut down.

    I have tried to de-frag in safe mode (screensaver off) but I get an error message telling me to refer to "Help". This then tells me to carry out a scan disk but when I click on scan disk, it just goes on and on and doesn't finish!

    Can someone advise me please what I can do?

  2. prospect


    Jun 13, 2002
    Hve ya tried to clean your whole HD? Temp files, cookies, ect? Clean up all deleted files. Have ya been shutting down your PC properly? If it wants ya to run scandisk you'll have to wait until it finishes. When I used to run Win 98 it took over 3 hrs to complete.:mad:
    prospect :D
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    What speed is the processor and how much RAM is installed?

    Have you trimmed down the startup load as much as possible?

    Have you deleted all the temp files and other junk files?

    Have you defragged the hard drive lately?

    There's a lot that can be done to make a computer run better and peppier, but let's get through the above questions first.

    Click the link below and start reading. Several of the articles there should be of help.

    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
  4. mikebosy

    mikebosy Thread Starter

    Oct 17, 2001
    Thanks for advice, I disabled my anti virus program and firewall and this gave me back my previous speed starting up applications. I then enabled them one at a time, when I had both enabled and back to normal, my applications still loaded at required speed!!!! Mystery?

    Regards Mikebosy
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