[guispeak] Re: Machine running very slow

  • From: "Bundy, Keith" <Keith.Bundy@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 11:44:06 -0500

Good question.  As I think about it, though, I have not removed any
hardware without uninstalling drivers. 

-----Original Message-----
From: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Virgil Cook
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 11:32 AM
To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [guispeak] Re: Machine running very slow

Have you removed any hardware without uninstalling any drivers?  That
will slow a machine drastically.



At 10:17 AM 5/31/2005, you wrote:
>Thanks, Laura.  I did run AdAware and my virus scanner is up-to-date.
I
>am assuming one can download SP 2 on the Microsoft site?  Will
>installing it result in the deletion of any files we have created?
>
>I did just do a disk clean-up and a defrag.  It helped for a while, but
>not permanently.
>
>One of the problems now on this machine is that Kurzweil 1000 runs
very,
>very slowly.  I have reinstalled it, still to no avail.  Will try to
>update to SP 2 and see if that helps.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
>Of Laura Eaves
>Sent: Monday, May 30, 2005 11:37 PM
>To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [guispeak] Re: Machine running very slow
>
>First, you should definitely move to SP2 as soon as possible.  It has
>been stable for a long time now and is much much more secure than SP1.
>In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the lack of security may have
>resulted in you contracting some malware on your computer.  Have you
run
>a virus scan or a spyware scan lately?
>Are you using a firewall?
>As for removing junk from startup, you can do this by either
>uninstalling programs you don't need (go to "add/remove programs" on
the
>control panel) or else do the following:
>1) bring up the start menu and select run
>2) type msconfig
>3) control+shift+tab to the startup page and uncheck all the programs
>you don't want cluttering your startup.
>
>Note that this is not the same as removing them; you are only doing a
>"selective startup", where some of the programs are run and others are
>present but not run.  The only way to remove them is to either
uninstall
>the programs that put them there (see above) or else edit the registry,
>which I do not recommend.)
>
>Ok, now restart your computer.
>When it logs in you will be put in a dialog saying you are doing a
>selective startup.  Just click ok and proceed from there.  If you don't
>want to see that message in the future I think you can check a box.
>
>HTH.  Let me know if this helps.
>Performance problems can also be caused by disk fragmentation.  I have
a
>family member who said her computer sped up immediately after she did a
>defrag.
>You can do this by going to
>start \programs\accessories\system tools\defrag
>
>Good luck.
>--le
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Keith Bundy" <okb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <vicug-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Monday, May 30, 2005 11:54 PM
>Subject: [guispeak] Machine running very slow
>
>
>Hi, folks.  I have a couple of quick questions.
>
>I am running Windows XP Home at home, Service Pack 1.  It has suddenly
>become very slow and sluggish.  If I keep downloading the Windows
>updates,
>do I need to try Service Pack 2?
>
>Also, there are a couple of programs in the start-up that I would like
>to
>remove.  I have not done this in XP, and getting to Start-Up doesn't
>appear
>to be as forthright as it was in Windows 98.
>
>Any suggestions will be appreciated.
>
>Keith Bundy
>Madison, SD
>http://www.nazarenemadisonsd.org
>
>
>
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