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By ljackson.desoto ·
I am working on WIN ME (hopeing to upgrade soon) and the system works fine and then just crawls to a halt. The system resources seem to be okay (around 80%), but everything opens up really slowly. I have scanned for viruses and run registry mechanic to cleanup the registry. Any ideas as to what causes this and how to fix?
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by sgt_shultz In reply to System Slowdown

down load free ad, mal-ware remover, ad-aware from www.lavasoftusa.com
run it couple times. i predict dramatic results.

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by ljackson.desoto In reply to

Done that too. Everything is cleaned up. I have not run mal-ware, but have run adware, sybot, lavasoft, norton's, microtrend and registry mechanic to name a few.

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by OTL In reply to System Slowdown

scandisk then defrag lately ?

check c:\windows\temporary internet number of files after 2048 system will slow dramatically !

And of course the above, spy-ware will almost stop a computer while it is trying to access the internet.

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by ljackson.desoto In reply to

No luck with scandisk or defrag

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by Blackcurrant In reply to System Slowdown

Hi

Try the following:

Defragment your hard drive
Make sure you have at least 250-500MB free space on your hard drive.
Check your startup items and stop anything from starting that you do not regularly use/really need.
Check for viruses/spyware.
Try increasing the size of your swap file.

Delete the following file types if you don't want them: *.tmp, *.bak, *.bk! *.chk *.old *.prv *.wbk -$.doc Before you actually remove these items from the recycle bin, restart your computer and start your commonly used programs to make sure none of these files are required.

Unnecessary *.avi, *.mov
Temporary Internet files
Unnecessary fonts


Remove unnecessary Windows/other software components.
Reduce amount of space used by Recycle Bin.
Reduce amount of space used by Internet Explore.
Enable your hard drives to use DMA (if they support it).
Use simple background wallpapers and screensavers.

Hope this helps

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by ljackson.desoto In reply to

Plenty of space. Scandisk and defrag are run regularly. Also, seems like several other computers on the network are starting to run into the same problem.

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by lady12farwalker In reply to System Slowdown

Did you try defrag? Just go to your start/programs/accessories and system tools. You'll find it listed there. Defrag your c drive only. Hope this helps.
Chumper

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by Paulo Alexandre In reply to System Slowdown

When that happens, try calling the task manager and selectively end processes. I suggest you install a better tool than the standard task manager, eg. WinTasks 4 (trial version) http://nct.digitalriver.com/fulfill/0138.002

This way you will have a better insight of what's going on in the background. It may not be the best method but it will sure help you find memory leaks or cpu time hoggers.

Hope it helps.

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