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August 15, 2005 10:50:01 PM

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Is there a download available that cleans up Windows? When my desktop is
running, it uses so much ram that I can't run most of my software. It takes a
long time of running with nothing going on before there is enough ram
available to even load anything.

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August 16, 2005 1:17:35 AM

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What is running in the background, Bruce?

Start/Run/Msconfig/Startup - uncheck what isn't necessary.

Windows XP Startup Programs Tracker
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_u.htm#xp_util


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All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com



"Bruce" <Bruce@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4CDC9FA1-F2DB-4746-AEAE-775C6A3B7E29@microsoft.com...
> Is there a download available that cleans up Windows? When my desktop is
> running, it uses so much ram that I can't run most of my software. It
> takes a
> long time of running with nothing going on before there is enough ram
> available to even load anything.
August 16, 2005 1:17:36 AM

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All that is running is the Windows desktop.
I looked into your suggestion, but I'm not too confident in making those
changes. Will it return to its previous state if I redo the settings?

"Kelly" wrote:

> What is running in the background, Bruce?
>
> Start/Run/Msconfig/Startup - uncheck what isn't necessary.
>
> Windows XP Startup Programs Tracker
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_u.htm#xp_util
>
>
> --
>
> All the Best,
> Kelly (MS-MVP)
>
> Troubleshooting Windows XP
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>
>
>
> "Bruce" <Bruce@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:4CDC9FA1-F2DB-4746-AEAE-775C6A3B7E29@microsoft.com...
> > Is there a download available that cleans up Windows? When my desktop is
> > running, it uses so much ram that I can't run most of my software. It
> > takes a
> > long time of running with nothing going on before there is enough ram
> > available to even load anything.
>
>
>
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Anonymous
August 16, 2005 11:59:14 AM

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How much RAM is there in your system?
Have you scanned your system with latest virus definitioned
antivirus,spybot,search and destroy,CWShredder,as well as with
adaware?Run all the latest versions in safe mode.

see:-

'How to troubleshoot by using the System Configuration utility in
Windows XP'
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310560

'How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP'
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=310353

'How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP'
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;316434


regards,
ssg MS-MVP




Bruce wrote:
> Is there a download available that cleans up Windows? When my desktop is
> running, it uses so much ram that I can't run most of my software. It takes a
> long time of running with nothing going on before there is enough ram
> available to even load anything.
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 6:24:55 PM

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"Bruce" <Bruce@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Is there a download available that cleans up Windows? When my desktop is
>running, it uses so much ram that I can't run most of my software. It takes a
>long time of running with nothing going on before there is enough ram
>available to even load anything.

Why can't you run the software? Is there an error message produced or
some sort of a performance issue?

Beware of the so-called memory freeing programs. Without exception
these are all totally incapable of performing any beneficial function
for any computer under any circumstances.

By design, Windows will always attempt to find some use, anything
whatever that might potentially be of some benefit, for every bit of
the installed RAM in the computer rather than just leaving that RAM
sitting there idly going to rot and doing no good for anybody. And
just as soon as some better use comes along for some of that RAM then
Windows will instaneously drop the more trivial usages so as to free
up whatever amount is now required.

How much RAM does your computer have? You need at least 256 mb and
preferably 512 mb of RAM in order to get good performance from Windows
XP under normal home or small business usage, and if you are running
application programs that have high memory demands then you may need
even more than 512 mb.

What is being loaded on your computer at Startup? Use Start - Run -
MSCONFIG and go to the Startup tab. Compare the items shown with the
checklist information at
http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.php to see what can
safely be dispensed with.

Hope this is of some assistance.

Good luck

Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm