[TechAssist] Re: Computer question: unnecessary files

        Another GREAT place to get all this stuff and, a free virus scan and an
explanation, is go to  http://securitytango.com  share this site with others
it is very helpful. also I use both Mozilla and, on another machine Avant
browsers. Both  block pop ups and can be set to delete cookies and temp
files and are faster than ie.

        Bob Derrick
        Leader tv and video
        Rochester, NY

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Yup, that'll work too...

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Bil Green wrote:

>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
>PC 1000
>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.
>
>
>CB> Christopher Barnak, CET
>CB> Norfolk School Plant Facilities
>CB> Electronics Division
>CB> 966 Bellmore Ave.
>CB> Norfolk, Va. 23504
>
>CB> Phone 757 628 3385
>CB> Cell      757 373 7027
>CB> Fax      757 628 3392
>CB> cbarnak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
>
>
>>>>>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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