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Anonymous
September 17, 2005 1:20:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

TIA!

I have a laptop that is running REALLY REALY slow.

when I first installed every thing, speed was pretty good. As I have used
the system and installed stuff, it has become increasingly slow. The BIGGEST
impact seemed to be when I installed McAfee Internet Security center. I have
uninstalled, but still no releif. I have since reinstalled it.

I have and run the latest updated AdWatch (lavasoft) Ad Aware (Lavasoft),
SpyBot S&D and McAfee Security Center (only the VirusScan is enabled)
Spybot does report Windows Security Center AntiVirusDisableNotify and
Windows Security Center FirewallDisableNotify. These seem to be normal "false
alerts"

System- IBM T40p
I have a 1.6 GHz Pentium M
512 mem
90Gb HD (40G free) defraged and diskchecked

OS is Win XP SP2 installed

Due to some software I have to run for my work (I am a REALTOR), that
require IE, I can not move to Firefox or anything else for my browser (I like
IE anyways) IE is vers 6 with SP2

I DO NOT WANT TO REINSTALL EVERYTHING AGAIN!!!!

What would you recommend at this point?

Again TIA!

Mctabish

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Anonymous
September 17, 2005 6:16:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

You may items in your Startup that are not needed. You can go to Start | Run
and type MSCONFIG to bring up the System Configuration Utility. Go to the
Startup Tab at the far right. You will have a list of all programs that
automatically run on startup. Often, there are items that don't really need
to be there, such as RealPlayer, QuickTime, Java Updater, etc, etc. You can
uncheck any item to remove it from startup. Use caution, and only uncheck
items that you are familar with. If you're not sure what something is, do a
quick Google search to find more info on the item.


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"Mctabish" <Mctabish@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4D985DD2-EDDB-4534-A7CF-D51C0087B5AB@microsoft.com...
> TIA!
>
> I have a laptop that is running REALLY REALY slow.
>
> when I first installed every thing, speed was pretty good. As I have used
> the system and installed stuff, it has become increasingly slow. The
> BIGGEST
> impact seemed to be when I installed McAfee Internet Security center. I
> have
> uninstalled, but still no releif. I have since reinstalled it.
>
> I have and run the latest updated AdWatch (lavasoft) Ad Aware (Lavasoft),
> SpyBot S&D and McAfee Security Center (only the VirusScan is enabled)
> Spybot does report Windows Security Center AntiVirusDisableNotify and
> Windows Security Center FirewallDisableNotify. These seem to be normal
> "false
> alerts"
>
> System- IBM T40p
> I have a 1.6 GHz Pentium M
> 512 mem
> 90Gb HD (40G free) defraged and diskchecked
>
> OS is Win XP SP2 installed
>
> Due to some software I have to run for my work (I am a REALTOR), that
> require IE, I can not move to Firefox or anything else for my browser (I
> like
> IE anyways) IE is vers 6 with SP2
>
> I DO NOT WANT TO REINSTALL EVERYTHING AGAIN!!!!
>
> What would you recommend at this point?
>
> Again TIA!
>
> Mctabish
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 2:09:20 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

You have tried some of these suggestions but have a look a the others.

Poor system performance can be the result of a single problem or a combination of factors. Listed
below are issues, which you may wish to examine if you are experiencing poor performance after
the boot process has completed. Some items may help with slow starting of Windows XP but the
list has not been prepared for tackling that problem. Work through the list until you achieve an
acceptable result.

Regular and effective housekeeping is essential. What you do and how often you do it will depend
on how you use your computer. A suggested routine may include:
1. In Outlook Express empty your Deleted Items folder.
2. In Outlook Express run File, Folder, Compact All whilst OFFLINE.
3. Run Disk Cleanup. Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Cleanup with
Temporary Internet Files, Offline Web Pages (optional), System Restore ( more Options tab )
and Recycle Bin selected for deletion. If you have more than one drive / partition you may
need to do this operation for each drive / partition.
4. Remove Cookies. Start, Control Panel, Internet Options, General, Delete Cookies.
5. Run Disk Defragmenter.

Check whether you could reduce the number of days the History of sites visited is retained. Start,
Control Panel, Internet Options, General, History.

Spyware causes many problems. If not installed download Adaware and / or update Reference file
from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/ and use it to remove parasites. If Spyware
persists as a problem try a Hosts file.
http://www.accs-net.com/hosts/what_is_hosts.html

Slow performance resulting from insufficient memory, causing over reliance on virtual memory,
may be especially noticed by those upgrading to Windows XP from an earlier version of Windows.
Windows XP will run with 64 MB of RAM memory. However, a minimum of 256 MB is
recommended and many users will recommend 512 MB. You may check on pagefile (virtual
memory) usage with Page File Monitor for XP:
http://www.dougknox.com/

Check how much free space you have on the hard drive / partition where your pagefile is located.
You need a minimum of 15% but 20% or more is better.

Check your setting for the Indexing Service. Start, Administrative Tools, Services, Indexing
Service. The default setting is Manual. Check that it is not running. More information here:
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm#Indexing...

You can have too many programmes running in the background. Close programmes/windows after
use. Check whether all the programmes loading when Windows is started are really necessary.
http://aumha.org/a/loads.htm
Check whether you can identify slow performance with a particular programme. Look in Google to
see whether others have encountered the same problem and found a solution.
http://groups.google.com/
Are there any error messages in Event Viewer? You can access Event Viewer by selecting Start,
Administrative Tools, and Event Viewer. When researching the meaning of the error, information
regarding Event ID: and Source Description is important.
HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308427&Product=winxp

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Hope this helps.

Gerry
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FCA

Stourport, Worcs, England
Enquire, plan and execute.
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"Mctabish" <Mctabish@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4D985DD2-EDDB-4534-A7CF-D51C0087B5AB@microsoft.com...
> TIA!
>
> I have a laptop that is running REALLY REALY slow.
>
> when I first installed every thing, speed was pretty good. As I have used
> the system and installed stuff, it has become increasingly slow. The BIGGEST
> impact seemed to be when I installed McAfee Internet Security center. I have
> uninstalled, but still no releif. I have since reinstalled it.
>
> I have and run the latest updated AdWatch (lavasoft) Ad Aware (Lavasoft),
> SpyBot S&D and McAfee Security Center (only the VirusScan is enabled)
> Spybot does report Windows Security Center AntiVirusDisableNotify and
> Windows Security Center FirewallDisableNotify. These seem to be normal "false
> alerts"
>
> System- IBM T40p
> I have a 1.6 GHz Pentium M
> 512 mem
> 90Gb HD (40G free) defraged and diskchecked
>
> OS is Win XP SP2 installed
>
> Due to some software I have to run for my work (I am a REALTOR), that
> require IE, I can not move to Firefox or anything else for my browser (I like
> IE anyways) IE is vers 6 with SP2
>
> I DO NOT WANT TO REINSTALL EVERYTHING AGAIN!!!!
>
> What would you recommend at this point?
>
> Again TIA!
>
> Mctabish
Anonymous
September 19, 2005 4:35:43 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Some links on speeding up ur system..
http://www.microsoft.com/AtWork/getstarted/speed.mspx/
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/OptimizeXP.html
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm






"Mctabish" wrote:
>TIA!
>
>I have a laptop that is running REALLY REALY slow.
>
>when I first installed every thing, speed was pretty good. As I have
>used
>the system and installed stuff, it has become increasingly slow. The
>BIGGEST
>impact seemed to be when I installed McAfee Internet Security center.
>I have
>uninstalled, but still no releif. I have since reinstalled it.
>
>I have and run the latest updated AdWatch (lavasoft) Ad Aware
>(Lavasoft),
>SpyBot S&D and McAfee Security Center (only the VirusScan is
>enabled)
>Spybot does report Windows Security Center AntiVirusDisableNotify and

>Windows Security Center FirewallDisableNotify. These seem to be
normal
>"false
>alerts"
>
>System- IBM T40p
>I have a 1.6 GHz Pentium M
>512 mem
>90Gb HD (40G free) defraged and diskchecked
>
>OS is Win XP SP2 installed
>
>Due to some software I have to run for my work (I am a REALTOR), that

>require IE, I can not move to Firefox or anything else for my browser
>(I like
>IE anyways) IE is vers 6 with SP2
>
>I DO NOT WANT TO REINSTALL EVERYTHING AGAIN!!!!
>
>What would you recommend at this point?
>
>Again TIA!
>
>Mctabish


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