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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 tigers7612 In reply to System Slowdown

check your power supply. is it running hot? is the an running? when the power supply gets to hot the system will slow down to move as fast as a snail.

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by Cheyra In reply to System Slowdown

Are you on high speed dialup? Check if there's a modem upgrade available?

Here's some ideas that may help solve some of the problems you are experiencing.

1 - Dump any/all anti-virus programs entirely, check and re-check that all traces are gone!
2 - Download and install AVG (there's a free version with full support)
3 - If you are overloaded with Excel and/or photo's, burn them to disk or zip and delete them off your hdd
4 - Download Toni Arts, Easy Cleaner and run the Unnecessary Files and Registry portion
5 - Install and run RegSeeker. Use the Registry Cleaner feature and check out their Startup
6 - Run Spybot
7 - Reboot, then defrag

HTH

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by adrianfoot In reply to System Slowdown

I would try the following four things, but there can be risks and I don't accept liability, however it has worked for me. So first BACKUP if you can't afford risks.
Then:
*1 Turn off system restore: Right click on my computer, system properties, performance, filesystem and tick Disable System Restore.
*2 I also boot up on a Dos floppy of windows 98 and cd to C:\_Restore\ temp\del *.* and delete everything
C:\_Restore\ archive\ del *.* and delete everything
Some of these can take a very long time as there could be gigabites of old backups.
* I would go Start, Run, msconfig and enter, chose startup and disable office, and any other applications you don't need running all the time
leave the antivuruses and important applications as scanreg etc. You can tell by the paths which are normal applications which you can start when you need them.

Then it will ask you to restart, and crossing my fingers I would go for it!

When it comes up tick not to show it is a test startup, as you will want it to be permanent if it works.

*4 Then if you have a Norton Disk Doctor you could also try running Windoctor and fixing everything automatically.

With this you might be ok, or you might chose to restore your backup who knows? Best of Luck!
David

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