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erikacaine

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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.

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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
 

TonyKlein

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Originally posted by rugrat
remove unneeded programs running in the system tray. YA
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.
 

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.
 

erikacaine

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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
 

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,
 

erikacaine

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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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