[access-uk] Re: COMPUTER MAINTENANCE - ADVICE PLEASE

Carol,

IMHO  You want a re-install.  Though I think the program Gordon was ona bout is 
ccleaner

http://www.ccleaner.com

If you can't be bothered going through their links grab it at,

www.ninite.com

Regards,
Barry.

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Carol Pearson
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 4:16 PM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: COMPUTER MAINTENANCE - ADVICE PLEASE

Oh yes, been there done that and not a personal question!  <Smiles>

Will look to see if I can find that application.  Thanks.

--
Carol P


---- Original Message ----
From: "Gordon Keen" <gordonkeen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 3:51 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: COMPUTER MAINTENANCE - ADVICE
PLEASE

> Hi
>
> tongue in cheek - take it out and use a humane killer on
> it!
>
> Have you cleared out your caches lately, if it's not a
> personal question.
>
> As you may know I haven't used a windows machine for
> yonks now but I seem to recall there was an application
> called clean sweep which was shareware I think you could
> try a google for that.
>
>
> Good luck
>
> G
>
> From Bridgerule in glorious Devon, England.
>
> On 24 Aug 2011, at 14:19, Carol Pearson wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> My 7 year old Windows XP machine is just about dawdling
>> along and, having done some recent maintenance, I'm now
>> wondering about next steps.
>>
>> It's running Jaws 12, has been virus and malware checked
>> thoroughly and I've run a complete Scandisk.  However,
>> though in some ways it appears quite zippy, after
>> startup of Windows, as various items are being loaded,
>> it's very sluggish and I'm thinking also that Outlook
>> Express and Internet Explorer aren't all that stable.
>> I'm thinking I may have to do a complete reformat and
>> install of the software but am loath to do this, of
>> course, so maybe I can get a bit further before reaching
>> that conclusion.
>>
>> My questions are as follows:
>>
>> How might I determine if the hard disk is failing?  (Do
>> I need to carry out all possible maintenance before
>> reaching such a conclusion?)
>>
>> Assuming that I probably do, can I uninstall and
>> re-install Outlook Express and Internet Explorer and
>> exactly how do I do this and find the latest versions,
>> please?
>>
>> I'm not keen to play with the registry but realise it is
>> probably now very long and unweildy, with mumerous
>> unwanted entries, since some items have been uninstalled
>> over the years, so I'd be grateful for recommendation of
>> a simple but good registry editor that will do the job
>> without me having to know the answers myself.
>>
>> Finally, is there anything else I should be doing that I
>> haven't thought about?
>>
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