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I have experienced some slowness with some Intel 233/300Mhz clones with 32MB and 2GB. This occurs periodically and sometime end up hanging, please help me out.

Lately some computers have been randomly accessing floppy drives hence slowing down the computer, I have emptied document folder and checked for any link to floppy drive, I am wondering what tha fanta have gonne loose.

For the above all the clients are win95 second edition, installed office97/2000 and they have full internet access.

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by Richard Lane In reply to Speed &

One thing that I find slowing my machine down is a little present from Microsoft office called 'Findfast' (this may also be what is accessing your floppy drives occasionally). What it does is to index all the files on your machine, with the theoretical result of improving the look-up and access speed. To disable it, first remove it from the Startup group, and then you can kill it using Task Manager. If you don't feel comfortable with TM, reboot the machine once you have removed it from startup and it will go away.

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by SixFourtyKilo In reply to Speed &

The first answer is dead on but Office Startup will also sometimes cause problems and so will virus utilities that constantly scan the system. Check for both and check to see what your virus scanner is scanning.

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by claymuir In reply to Speed &

I agree that the first thing to do is disable the Findfast and the Office startup, but, I am wondering something. You listed office97/2000. This means that some machines have 97 and some 2000 - right? I'm assuming for now that is what you are saying. Here are some other not so likely things for the hang ups-
Network latency,
Outlook 2000 not working correctly,
Default Outlook startup not configured correctly (if you use Exchange),
and internet connecting misconfigured if you use a proxy.Just some thoughts.

The floppy is almost certainly find fast. The hang ups are probably something else.

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