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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by erikacaine, Dec 22, 2001.

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  1. erikacaine

    erikacaine Thread Starter

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    Can someone please tell me how to get my system resources up again...had this problem before but I seem to have forgotten how to fix.

    Thanks
     
  2. brianF

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  3. rugrat

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    System resources are controlled by the first 1 meg of memory. There is no way to increase that 1 meg limit. However, some of the things that take up your resources are,

    1, icons on the desktop
    2. desktop background
    3. Items running in your system tray
    4. number of fonts installed

    First delete any unneeded icons from your desktop, second remove unneeded programs running in the system tray. After you have done this reboot and see if your resources have improved. You can also change the desktop wallpaper to none.

    Hint, one way to get rid of icons without deleting them is to create a new folder on your desktop and drag all of your icon into it. Then when you want to open a program, just open the new folder first. All of the benefit of desktop icons and it does not use up resources.

    SeeYA
     
  4. rugrat

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    Great link Brian
     
  5. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Rugrat is absolutely right, but not all running programs appear in your system tray.

    Let's have a look at the startups, and see what can/should be removed:

    Go to Start/run, and type Msinfo32, followed by OK.
    Go to Software Environment/Startup Programs.
    Now click Edit/'Select all', and then 'copy'
    Paste the contents in your post.
     
  6. TonyKlein

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    And here is another, even more exhaustive list: <A HREF="http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full.htm">Startups - full list</A>

    Grtz.
     
  7. erikacaine

    erikacaine Thread Starter

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    America Online 7.0 Tray Icon Startup Group "C:\Program Files\America Online 7.0\aoltray.exe" -check
    America Online 6.0 Tray Icon Startup Group "C:\America Online 6.0\aoltray.exe" -check
    Microsoft Office Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE" -b -l
    Oil Change Startup Group C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\OC\SETUP.EXE
    Webshots Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Webshots\WebshotsTray.exe"
    Ulead Photo Express 3.0 SE Calendar Checker Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Express 3.0 SE\CalCheck.exe"
    Quicken Startup Startup Group C:\QUICKENW\QWDLLS.EXE
    Watch Startup Group C:\WINDOWS\TWAIN_32\C6U14K\WATCH.exe
    Billminder Startup Group C:\QUICKENW\BILLMIND.EXE
    EnsoniqMixer Registry (Machine Run) starter.exe
    PCIMODEM Registry (Machine Run) pcimodem.exe
    LoadQM Registry (Machine Run) loadqm.exe
    RegisterDropHandler Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\BIN\REGIST~1.EXE
    ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
    SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.ExE
    StillImageMonitor Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    ScanInicio Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus 6.0\Inicio.exe /Run
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Run) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    TaskMonitor Registry (Machine Run) c:\windows\taskmon.exe
    APVXDWIN Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus 6.0\APVXDWIN.EXE /s
    Tweak UI Registry (Machine Run) RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakMeUp
    McAfee Guardian Registry (Machine Run) "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE SHARED COMPONENTS\GUARDIAN\CMGRDIAN.EXE" /SU
    WinPoET Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\iVasion\WinPoET\WinPPPoverEthernet.exe
    TIxDSL Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\TIADSL~1\BIN\WIN9X\tidslmon.exe
    RealTray Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
    RegisterDropHandler Registry (Machine Service) C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\BIN\REGIST~1.EXE
    Tweak UI Registry (Machine Service) RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakLogon
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Service) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    ScanInicio Registry (Machine Service) C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus 6.0\Inicio.exe /Set
    APVXD Registry (Machine Service) C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus 6.0\APVXDWIN.EXE
    SchedulingAgent Registry (Machine Service) mstask.exe
     
  8. erikacaine

    erikacaine Thread Starter

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    Also thank you Brian and Rugrat for your help.
     
  9. TonyKlein

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    Hi,

    Let's remove some unneccesary stuff, and free some system resources:

    Go to Start/run, and type msconfig.
    On the Startup tab, uncheck EVERYTHING, EXCEPT for the following items

    Quicken Startup (optional)
    Watch Startup Group (optional)
    Billminder Startup (optional)
    EnsoniqMixer
    PCIMODEM Registry
    ScanRegistry
    SystemTray
    StillImageMonitor (optional)
    ScanInicio Registry
    LoadPowerProfile
    APVXDWIN Registry
    McAfee Guardian Registry
    WinPoET
    TIxDSL : No idea. Do you need it? Try unchecking it.
    LoadPowerProfile
    SchedulingAgent

    Click OK, close Msconfig, and reboot (important!)

    The items marked 'optional' aren't neccessary for Windows to run either, and you may experiment later by unchecking them as well.

    Download and install <A HREF="http://www.lavasoftusa.net/index.html">Ad-Aware</A> . This is a program which scans your system for spyware.

    After having downloaded AAW, also download the latest Signature file (Reflist.sig) : http://www.lavasoftusa.net/aaw/binary/reflist.zip
    Unpack it to the Lavasoft Ad-Aware folder in Program Files, and have it overwrite the one that's there.

    Then have your drives and registry scanned for spyware, check all found files and reg keys, click continue, and have them removed.
    Reboot one last time.

    You do have some duplicate entries in your Msconfig/startup, but they are just a cosmetic problem.
    If you wish, the duplicates can be removed.
    You need only one of each running.
    Except for LoadPowerProfile. You need both of those.


    Good luck,
     
  10. erikacaine

    erikacaine Thread Starter

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    Tony I'm gonna try and get all that done seems complicated but i'm gonna go for it..thanks a lot

    Merry christmas.
     
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