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August 25, 2005 2:12:03 PM

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I installed sp2 and then with your help uninstalled it because it was too
slow. I am concerned about security so is there a way to install it without
horribly slowing down my computer speed? Or is there another way to be more
secure?
--
Kris

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Anonymous
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August 25, 2005 5:15:54 PM

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Kris

SP2 affects performance slightly at first, but after a few boots, it settles
down.. re-install it and then give it some time..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User


"Kris" <Kris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4351EAAF-3336-46A8-A689-70332FDD3577@microsoft.com...
>I installed sp2 and then with your help uninstalled it because it was too
> slow. I am concerned about security so is there a way to install it
> without
> horribly slowing down my computer speed? Or is there another way to be
> more
> secure?
> --
> Kris
August 25, 2005 5:15:55 PM

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Thank you. However, after installing and keeping it installed for over a
month, I could not tolerate how slow the system was. For example, every time
I hit an icon, the flashlight would come out and I would guess 10 seconds
elapsed before my click would take me to my next task. Also it took hours to
install, does any of this sound normal?
--
Kris


"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> Kris
>
> SP2 affects performance slightly at first, but after a few boots, it settles
> down.. re-install it and then give it some time..
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "Kris" <Kris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:4351EAAF-3336-46A8-A689-70332FDD3577@microsoft.com...
> >I installed sp2 and then with your help uninstalled it because it was too
> > slow. I am concerned about security so is there a way to install it
> > without
> > horribly slowing down my computer speed? Or is there another way to be
> > more
> > secure?
> > --
> > Kris
>
>
>
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Anonymous
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August 25, 2005 5:15:56 PM

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Kris wrote:
>
> Thank you. However, after installing and keeping it installed for over a
> month, I could not tolerate how slow the system was. For example, every time
> I hit an icon, the flashlight would come out and I would guess 10 seconds
> elapsed before my click would take me to my next task. Also it took hours to
> install, does any of this sound normal?
>
> <snip>

What kind of system are you running, e.g., how much memory, how many
startup programs, etc?

Notan
August 25, 2005 5:15:57 PM

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I have a Dell Inspiron, Celeron CPU 2.40 ghz, 256 mb ram, I cannot tell you
how many programs I have in the start-up menu because I don't know how to
find that information nor do I know how to get rid of ones I don't want. I
just know there are a lot 10 icons in the bottom right hand side of the task
bar. I try removing some and removing some aren't allowed and so then when I
am succeful at removing some they always come back again.
--
Kris


"Notan" wrote:

> Kris wrote:
> >
> > Thank you. However, after installing and keeping it installed for over a
> > month, I could not tolerate how slow the system was. For example, every time
> > I hit an icon, the flashlight would come out and I would guess 10 seconds
> > elapsed before my click would take me to my next task. Also it took hours to
> > install, does any of this sound normal?
> >
> > <snip>
>
> What kind of system are you running, e.g., how much memory, how many
> startup programs, etc?
>
> Notan
>
August 25, 2005 5:41:06 PM

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Kris wrote:

> I have a Dell Inspiron, Celeron CPU 2.40 ghz, 256 mb ram, I cannot
> tell you how many programs I have in the start-up menu because I don't
> know how to
> find that information nor do I know how to get rid of ones I don't
> want. I just know there are a lot 10 icons in the bottom right hand
> side of the task
> bar. I try removing some and removing some aren't allowed and so then
> when I am succeful at removing some they always come back again.

Dell Inspiron 1150 and 2650 Slowdown - Machines with Celeron processors
may slow down dramatically after SP2. An apparent fix, posted by
someone at a Dell forum, was to roll back the processor driver.

From the Control Panel System applet, select Hardware and then Device
Manager. Open the processor section and double-click on the processor.
Then click on the driver tab, and "roll back driver". Follow the
prompts.

What happened is that SP2 installed a new driver called intelppm.sys
that seems to have a problem. This process restored a driver called
processr.sys that was previously installed. This seems to only affect
those laptops with Celeron processors.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
Anonymous
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August 25, 2005 5:42:17 PM

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Kris wrote:
>
> I have a Dell Inspiron, Celeron CPU 2.40 ghz, 256 mb ram, I cannot tell you
> how many programs I have in the start-up menu because I don't know how to
> find that information nor do I know how to get rid of ones I don't want. I
> just know there are a lot 10 icons in the bottom right hand side of the task
> bar. I try removing some and removing some aren't allowed and so then when I
> am succeful at removing some they always come back again.

There you go...

Not a whole lot of memory and, more than likely, way too many
Startup programs.

To see what's being loaded at startup, run a program such as
CodeStuff Starter (http://members.lycos.co.uk/codestuff/).

Removing icons, from the Taskbar, doesn't remove them from
memory or prevent them from being loaded on any subsequent
(re)boots.

Notan
Anonymous
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August 25, 2005 6:15:33 PM

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Kris

SP2 doesn't do that.. there must have been underlying problems before SP2
was installed.. it is important that SP2 is installed on a clean computer..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User


"Kris" <Kris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3F9CEEAA-7A5D-4FFA-9B0F-3A7FFAC7D624@microsoft.com...
> Thank you. However, after installing and keeping it installed for over a
> month, I could not tolerate how slow the system was. For example, every
> time
> I hit an icon, the flashlight would come out and I would guess 10 seconds
> elapsed before my click would take me to my next task. Also it took hours
> to
> install, does any of this sound normal?
> --
> Kris
>
>
> "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>
>> Kris
>>
>> SP2 affects performance slightly at first, but after a few boots, it
>> settles
>> down.. re-install it and then give it some time..
>>
>> --
>> Mike Hall
>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>>
>>
>> "Kris" <Kris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:4351EAAF-3336-46A8-A689-70332FDD3577@microsoft.com...
>> >I installed sp2 and then with your help uninstalled it because it was
>> >too
>> > slow. I am concerned about security so is there a way to install it
>> > without
>> > horribly slowing down my computer speed? Or is there another way to be
>> > more
>> > secure?
>> > --
>> > Kris
>>
>>
>>
August 25, 2005 6:15:34 PM

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I run McAfee virus scan and I have no viruses. Is this what you mean by
clean computer?
--
Kris


"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> Kris
>
> SP2 doesn't do that.. there must have been underlying problems before SP2
> was installed.. it is important that SP2 is installed on a clean computer..
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "Kris" <Kris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3F9CEEAA-7A5D-4FFA-9B0F-3A7FFAC7D624@microsoft.com...
> > Thank you. However, after installing and keeping it installed for over a
> > month, I could not tolerate how slow the system was. For example, every
> > time
> > I hit an icon, the flashlight would come out and I would guess 10 seconds
> > elapsed before my click would take me to my next task. Also it took hours
> > to
> > install, does any of this sound normal?
> > --
> > Kris
> >
> >
> > "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> >
> >> Kris
> >>
> >> SP2 affects performance slightly at first, but after a few boots, it
> >> settles
> >> down.. re-install it and then give it some time..
> >>
> >> --
> >> Mike Hall
> >> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >>
> >> "Kris" <Kris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:4351EAAF-3336-46A8-A689-70332FDD3577@microsoft.com...
> >> >I installed sp2 and then with your help uninstalled it because it was
> >> >too
> >> > slow. I am concerned about security so is there a way to install it
> >> > without
> >> > horribly slowing down my computer speed? Or is there another way to be
> >> > more
> >> > secure?
> >> > --
> >> > Kris
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
August 25, 2005 6:15:35 PM

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Kris;

"Clean" means not only virus free, but free from other problems (driver
conflicts, widows issues, etc). You should also scan your system for
adware, spyware, etc. Run chkdisk and defrag on all drivers/partitions.
empty out temp files and folders, empty temporary Internet files etc.

I agree that SP2 should not be causing your problems unless there are other
contributing factors.

Although your machine has a low end processor and a small amount of memory,
it still should not be affected as significantly by SP2 as you indicate.

If all else fails, backup your important data, and do a restore install,
then install SP2.

Bobby

"Kris" <Kris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C7524E72-347E-4F72-B8AE-0B8E09228432@microsoft.com...
>I run McAfee virus scan and I have no viruses. Is this what you mean by
> clean computer?
> --
> Kris
>
>
> "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>
>> Kris
>>
>> SP2 doesn't do that.. there must have been underlying problems before SP2
>> was installed.. it is important that SP2 is installed on a clean
>> computer..
>>
>> --
>> Mike Hall
>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>>
>>
>> "Kris" <Kris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:3F9CEEAA-7A5D-4FFA-9B0F-3A7FFAC7D624@microsoft.com...
>> > Thank you. However, after installing and keeping it installed for over
>> > a
>> > month, I could not tolerate how slow the system was. For example,
>> > every
>> > time
>> > I hit an icon, the flashlight would come out and I would guess 10
>> > seconds
>> > elapsed before my click would take me to my next task. Also it took
>> > hours
>> > to
>> > install, does any of this sound normal?
>> > --
>> > Kris
>> >
>> >
>> > "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Kris
>> >>
>> >> SP2 affects performance slightly at first, but after a few boots, it
>> >> settles
>> >> down.. re-install it and then give it some time..
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Mike Hall
>> >> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Kris" <Kris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:4351EAAF-3336-46A8-A689-70332FDD3577@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I installed sp2 and then with your help uninstalled it because it was
>> >> >too
>> >> > slow. I am concerned about security so is there a way to install it
>> >> > without
>> >> > horribly slowing down my computer speed? Or is there another way to
>> >> > be
>> >> > more
>> >> > secure?
>> >> > --
>> >> > Kris
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
August 25, 2005 6:15:35 PM

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Kris wrote:

> I run McAfee virus scan and I have no viruses. Is this what you mean
> by clean computer?

I just answered this in the other post about the same subject. Next
time, please keep to one thread. This time, see if this is applicable
to you:

Dell Inspiron 1150 and 2650 Slowdown - Machines with Celeron processors
may slow down dramatically after SP2. An apparent fix, posted by
someone at a Dell forum, was to roll back the processor driver.

From the Control Panel System applet, select Hardware and then Device
Manager. Open the processor section and double-click on the processor.
Then click on the driver tab, and "roll back driver". Follow the
prompts.

What happened is that SP2 installed a new driver called intelppm.sys
that seems to have a problem. This process restored a driver called
processr.sys that was previously installed. This seems to only affect
those laptops with Celeron processors.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
!