W98 Slowdown & deleting Duplicate files

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Raymann01

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Greetings & Happy New Year,

Computer has gotten sluggish lately.
W98, 160MB Ram, 6GB (386MB Free)
Win386.SWP set manually at 256MB - C:\WIN386.SWP

Tried to clean up my hard drive.
Ran Scandisk & ME Defrag in DOS/Safe mode. No change.
Ran MS RegClean
New problem:
Now have C:\WINDOWS\WIN386.SWP (83MB)
I didn't notice this before - Is it necessary? Can I delete it?


Other issues: Duplicate EXE files.
C:\Program Files\Graphics Programs\FrontPage Express
C:\Program Files\Graphics Programs\FrontPage Express\BIN
What is BIN - Is it necessary to run FPX ?

Duplicate EXE files. Zone Labs (vsmon.exe, vsruledb.dll, vsutil.dll)
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZoneLabs
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\Repair

C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\Installer\{B36C4994...}
C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\MAX\Application Data\Microsoft\Installer\{B36C4994...}


Outlook Express: dbx files
C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook Express
C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Identities\{0E4B2280-73B9-....}
C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\MAX\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook Express

Duplicate SYS files
C:\ATI\INSTALL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS

Duplicate SYSTEM DLL files
hhctrlui.dll C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MUI\0411
hhctrlui.dll C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MUI\0412
hhctrlui.dll C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MUI\0804
hhctrlui.dll C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MUI\0404
hhctrlui.dll C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MUI\0405
hhctrlui.dll C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MUI\040B

Thanks,
Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.
Ray
 
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I don't delete Duplicate because I know many are needed and some are even backups. Like ZoneLabs makes a backup so you want to keep them.

WIN386.SWP is you swap file so you have to keep it.

I don't know about the other things but someone else can help you out.
 

Raymann01

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blues_harp28,
I've done it too, years ago, by being new and not being thorough enough.
Now I read everything I can first and don't trust anybody especially in the system or register area. Thanks for the d'peg tip, I might use it on jpegs or gifs.
Cheers,
Ray Mann
 
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