[TechAssist] Re: Computer question: unnecessary files

It's easier to just disable all startup items, except those which
contain the name of your antivirus, firewall, and any wireless
devices (keyboard, mouse, etc.). In Windows 98 and Me System
Tray and Scanreg must be left checked. Also Task Scheduler if
your system is set up to run defrag and other tasks automatically.

Keep in mind, you can always go back and enable a Startup item if
necessary.

Bil Green 
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Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-924-1000                          
  
Monday, December 20, 2004, 7:25:11 AM, you wrote:

Run  >> msconfig  then select startup tab.

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


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

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

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

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


CB> Bil Green 
CB> PC 1000
CB> Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
CB> 760-924-1000                          
  
CB> 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
CB> have  
EG>> installed, more of how many programs are loading at Start up.
EG>>         Programs in resident memory will slow down your computer,
CB> 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
CB> often,  
EG>> print buffer doesn't need to be there. Try unchecking some of the
CB> Start  
EG>> Up programs. Go from there. You can always recheck them later if
CB> 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
CB> 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 
CB> 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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