[guispeak] Re: Machine running very slow

  • From: "Keith Bundy" <okb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 18:32:04 -0500

I had not done that.  I will see if I can find this program and do
this.----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Laura Eaves" <leaves1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 6:26 PM
Subject: [guispeak] Re: Machine running very slow


> Have you run a registry cleaner to clear out some unnecessary keys and
> values that can slow down a system?
> I have a good one called Registry Mechanic that is a little poor on
> accessibility, but doable and really does a good job of reducing the size
of
> the registry without affecting important entries.
> Just a thought.
> --le
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bundy, Keith" <Keith.Bundy@xxxxxxx>
> To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 12:44 PM
> Subject: [guispeak] Re: Machine running very slow
>
>
> 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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> Virgil A. Cook
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