System is getting slower and slower

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debodun

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I've noticed in the last several weeks, when I first boot up, the system seems to be running okay, but as the day goes on, it gets slower and slower until I can't get into any Web site, it just hangs and doesn't load the site. It doesn't matter if I use IE or Firefox. I have to close the browser, sometimes even reboot the computer. Each time I do, it takes a shorter time to bung up. I've run virus scan, SpyBot and AdAware, also defraged. What can be happening and is there a fix?

System - Windows 98se on an 800 MHz Pentium III processor with 256 MB RAM.
 
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A thorough cleanup may help.

Download CCleaner:

www.ccleaner.com

I would suggest the slim version (English only, no toolbar), that you can download here:

http://www.ccleaner.com/download/builds.aspx

Install and launch.

By default it will open the Cleaner section.

Tick all items under the Windows and Applications tabs.

Hit the "Run cleaner" button and IMMEDIATELY reboot when it finishes.

Test.

Zee
 

blues_harp28

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Hi also check.
http://computercleanup.blogspot.com/
List includes..
Disk Cleanup.
Check Hard Drive for Errors.
Defragment Your Hard Drive.
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Registry Cleanup is in their list but cleaning the registry may cause
you more problem than you started with so it would be best to skip that one.

I used to run 98se on 256 Mb of Ram..now has 639 Mb.
Any increase of Ram will help.
Also found that 98se needs to be rebooted once even twice a day.
Also works better with a less intensive Browser.
Kmeleon.
http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/
Remove any seldom used programs etc
 

flavallee

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Debodun:

Click Start - Run, type in MSCONFIG and then click OK - "Startup" tab. Besides

ScanRegistry

SystemTray

Antivirus entries


what other entries are checked?

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If you increase the RAM amount to 512 MB, you'll have a computer that's capable of running Windows XP quite nicely - as long as you don't do anything too memory-hungry or too processor-demanding with it.

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