[guispeak] Re: Machine running very slow

  • From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 00:55:18 +0100

Hi Keith,

I'm just a tad surprised that you have not actually been
offered SP2 as an update.

That said, it is a HUGE download of around 180 Megabytes.

I suggest you go to
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.msp
x and follow the links (which vary from country to country)
and see if you can order the CD for SP2.

That said, it is also available on many cover CDs for
popular computer magazines, so worth asking your friends who
buy such mags.

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Keith Bundy
Sent: 01 June 2005 00:32
To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [guispeak] Re: Machine running very slow

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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