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Slow Win 98 PC

By SBD ·
PC is very very slow when running anything inc Progs,mouse jerky, but as soon as an internet connection is made every thing runs at normal speed Whats going on. PC spec AMD 500 196Mb SDRAM good Graphics.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Slow Win 98 PC

i am curious what is running in the Close Program dialog box? (Ctl-Alt-Del once)? sounds like something is trying to connect to internet? kazaa? limewire? virus? automatic update?
did it ever work right? what changed that you can think of?

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by SBD In reply to Slow Win 98 PC

When I say slow I mean unusable - even to try to find out whats wrong It's not hardware but now modem reports hardware fail but if I install new hard drive with basic Windows 98 it works ok - If I Ghost to new drive no change still slow

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by 1stladytech In reply to Slow Win 98 PC

Check for spyware running. Go to www.lavasoftusa.com after the first of Feb (new version coming out) and download AdAware. It is a freeware utility to remove the spy/ad ware that gets into your machine. The key is that it runs slower when the programs can't report to their servers.

Vickie

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by gizmoxman In reply to Slow Win 98 PC

Check to see if there are any programs starting automaticly in the Startup group.

run MSCONFIG from the Run command. uncheck any programs not required. Restart.

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