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Anonymous
February 21, 2005 5:53:05 AM

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Hi,

I am using Windows XP Home edition. I updated SP2 and other dialy updates
from Automatic Update wizard, once i updated, my system became very slow, can
you help me out?

Is there anything i need to after updating? I changed the Page file Size for
C Drive 800MB-1600MB.

One more thing is, when ever i am updateing my system with latest updates
from Microsoft, some folder are creating automatically in C:\WINDOWS folder,
what are those folders?

Please Advice me.

Thanks

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Anonymous
February 21, 2005 12:45:07 PM

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Please see: http://support.microsoft.com/xpsp2installed

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"Suneel" <Suneel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F1AFCEB3-C955-4D76-8369-0F3CB19B1D5C@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I am using Windows XP Home edition. I updated SP2 and other dialy updates
> from Automatic Update wizard, once i updated, my system became very slow,
> can
> you help me out?
>
> Is there anything i need to after updating? I changed the Page file Size
> for
> C Drive 800MB-1600MB.
>
> One more thing is, when ever i am updateing my system with latest updates
> from Microsoft, some folder are creating automatically in C:\WINDOWS
> folder,
> what are those folders?
>
> Please Advice me.
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
Anonymous
February 21, 2005 7:18:26 PM

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Suneel <Suneel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I am using Windows XP Home edition. I updated SP2 and other dialy updates
>from Automatic Update wizard, once i updated, my system became very slow, can
>you help me out?

This may help: "How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in
Windows XP" (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310560).

>One more thing is, when ever i am updateing my system with latest updates
>from Microsoft, some folder are creating automatically in C:\WINDOWS folder,
>what are those folders?

They contain the uninstall info for the updates. Leave them alone for
a while, if then still all runs well, you can delete them:
1. Open the Explorer and navigate to the WINDOWS folder. Find the
folders named $NTUNINSTALLKBxxxxxx$ (sometimes KB is replaced by Q in
the name). Delete the folders for the patches which you do no longer
need. The x stand for the patch number.
2. Delete the KBxxxxxx.LOG and Qxxxxxx.LOG files with the same number
from the WINDOWS folder as well.
3. In the Control Panel > Add and remove Programs double-click the
uninstall entries for the same patches and let Windows remove the
entries.

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Anonymous
February 21, 2005 9:02:43 PM

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Suneel

What processor speed? What RAM memory?

What anti-virus programme? What anti-spyware programme? What firewall?

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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"Suneel" <Suneel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F1AFCEB3-C955-4D76-8369-0F3CB19B1D5C@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I am using Windows XP Home edition. I updated SP2 and other dialy
> updates
> from Automatic Update wizard, once i updated, my system became very
> slow, can
> you help me out?
>
> Is there anything i need to after updating? I changed the Page file
> Size for
> C Drive 800MB-1600MB.
>
> One more thing is, when ever i am updateing my system with latest
> updates
> from Microsoft, some folder are creating automatically in C:\WINDOWS
> folder,
> what are those folders?
>
> Please Advice me.
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
February 21, 2005 9:02:44 PM

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"Gerry Cornell" wrote:
....
This is a very good summary of potential problems, but there is something
else going on in SP2:
On launching 32 bit Apps by double click in a Windows Explorer window the
system freezes for up to 15 seconds !!!
It does not happen with 16-bit oldies like notepad and paint.
So it must be related to the launch mechanism.
Diagnosis: there is no network traffic during that time (no spyware
problem). The CPU is idle during that time. No suspicious process in my list
(I know all my processes).
It seems like a hang in some resource wait or mutex wait, which times out
after some seconds.
It seems like an old bug from Windows 2000 got re-introduced. Because there
I had the same problem some years ago and it got fixed by some patch. MS
support unfortunately does not seem to understand how serious this is. They
are not even responding to my reported case
"SRZ050218002560". Perhaps millions of user are reporting the same problem ???
!