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Anonymous
July 7, 2005 1:55:01 AM

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Seeing a decrease in performance in my PC after a few months(as expected from
wear and tear over time), I’ve decided to reformat my PC to bring it up to
the "new PC" feel and speed. Before formatting, is there any programs that
might give my PC the older performance that it once had? If not any one
have any suggestions on methods of keeping performance high as long as
possible, as in portioning the hard drive, or keeping my startup programs at
a low, Um some one of constant clean program, keeping in mind I mainly do
development with 3d max, flash combustion, and gaming.

Thanks Sean

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Anonymous
July 7, 2005 2:42:16 AM

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You can reformat the hd(s),by booting to xp cd,recovery,type:FORMAT C:
/FS:ntfs
Then do a clean xp install.You can limit installed programs as to "when
they run"
in Msconfig but going to run,type:services.msc double click on the
program,then
select manual or disable auto start,then close out.

"Sean B" wrote:

> Seeing a decrease in performance in my PC after a few months(as expected from
> wear and tear over time), I’ve decided to reformat my PC to bring it up to
> the "new PC" feel and speed. Before formatting, is there any programs that
> might give my PC the older performance that it once had? If not any one
> have any suggestions on methods of keeping performance high as long as
> possible, as in portioning the hard drive, or keeping my startup programs at
> a low, Um some one of constant clean program, keeping in mind I mainly do
> development with 3d max, flash combustion, and gaming.
>
> Thanks Sean
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 10:46:13 AM

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Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
http://support.microsoft.com/?­id=827315

Download Ad-aware SE and scan your PC for the presence of sp­yware:
http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html?part=69...

Symantec Security Check
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default.asp?langid=i...

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

Antivirus software: Frequently asked questions
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/antivi...

Install Avast! antivirus program (FREE)
http://www.avast.com/eng/down_home.html

3 Simple Steps to Help Ensure the Protection of Your PC
http://www.microsoft.com/athom­e/security/protect/default.msp­x

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

Utilize the following maintenance programs, at least monthly,
to maintain the optimum performance of Windows XP:

Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310312&Product=winxp

How to Perform Disk Error Checking in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315265&Product=winxp

HOW TO: Analyze and Defragment a Disk in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305781&Product=winxp

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"Sean B" wrote:

| Seeing a decrease in performance in my PC after a few months(as expected from
| wear and tear over time), I’ve decided to reformat my PC to bring it up to
| the "new PC" feel and speed. Before formatting, is there any programs that
| might give my PC the older performance that it once had? If not any one
| have any suggestions on methods of keeping performance high as long as
| possible, as in portioning the hard drive, or keeping my startup programs at
| a low, Um some one of constant clean program, keeping in mind I mainly do
| development with 3d max, flash combustion, and gaming.
|
| Thanks Sean
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Anonymous
July 7, 2005 2:58:06 PM

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There are a few things you can do. Running the Error Checking feature on your
hard drive(s) may fix some problems. You can also run the System File Checker
(sfc) as mentioned below. You can also Defragtment your drive(s) often.
Installing a good antivirus program, firewall and spyware detector/removal
software can make a big difference also. Spybot 1.4 work pretty good and is
free. AVG AntiVirus 7.0 Free version is also pretty good. ZoneAlarm is a
decent firewall for free.

Click start/run, type "sfc /scannow" and click ok. Allow the system file
checker to validate and replace missing or damaged files.

If sfc /scannow starts and cannot find files, click on the X to close it and
go to this link:

http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

It explains how to get it to work.
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That's just like my opinion, Man........


"Sean B" wrote:

> Seeing a decrease in performance in my PC after a few months(as expected from
> wear and tear over time), I’ve decided to reformat my PC to bring it up to
> the "new PC" feel and speed. Before formatting, is there any programs that
> might give my PC the older performance that it once had? If not any one
> have any suggestions on methods of keeping performance high as long as
> possible, as in portioning the hard drive, or keeping my startup programs at
> a low, Um some one of constant clean program, keeping in mind I mainly do
> development with 3d max, flash combustion, and gaming.
>
> Thanks Sean
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 7:12:02 PM

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Thanks for input, ill try to use any thing i didnt know before.

Sean
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