[TechAssist] Re: Computer question: unnecessary files

Run  > msconfig  then select startup tab.

Write down the startup programs names. Go to Google and search for it.
There are web sites that tell you what is is and whether you can delete
it safely.


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>>> tv.vcrrepair@xxxxxxxxxxx 12/18/2004 7:30:07 PM >>>
Bill,

On of the very important things that a lot of people miss, is running
Checkdisk (similar to Scandisk). This is one of the main causes of
Windows slowing down. And of course a few hundred Mbs of temp don't
help either.  In RUN type: chkdsk /f (and press Enter), then when the
black box comes up type Y when prompted (and Enter). Checkdisk will
run the next time you boot up.

With XP it's I always disable all of the special effects (except for
the last 3 in the list). This alone helps a bunch (and still looks
the same as before with most windows).

Contact me privately if you want to know which programs to disable in
Startup. Need to run antispyware too to remove parasites.


Bil Green 
PC 1000
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-924-1000                          
  
Saturday, December 18, 2004, 10:40:44 AM, you wrote:

EG> Bill;
EG>         I don't think it has much to do with how many programs you
have  
EG> installed, more of how many programs are loading at Start up.
EG>         Programs in resident memory will slow down your computer,
especially  
EG> with too little RAM. Go to your msconfig.exe folder and check what 

EG> programs are loading on start up. Unless you use your printer
often,  
EG> print buffer doesn't need to be there. Try unchecking some of the
Start  
EG> Up programs. Go from there. You can always recheck them later if
you  
EG> need them. Keep any AV software loaded. The rest you will have to 

EG> improvise.

EG> -Ed-
EG> Ed Gaidies      
EG> Tel-Tek Electronics
EG> Ontario-Canada
EG> teltek3@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
EG> teltek@xxxxxxxxx        

EG> On 18-Dec-04, at 12:21 PM, Tvcr9@xxxxxxx wrote:

>> Hello folks-  My computer has slowed down a lot lately (operating  

>> system is
>> Windows XP). One of the things I was advised to do by a local  tech
is  
>> to
>> delete all unnecessary files. I went into my Add Remove Programs   
>> area, but I'm
>> having a tough time determining what programs I should keep and 
which  
>> ones I
>> should remove. Is there a general, safe rule to follow here ?   Many
 
>> thanks.
>>
>> Bill
>> Bill's Electronics
>> Chandler, Arizona
>>
>>
>>
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