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July 31, 2004 11:05:54 PM

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I have upgraded a PIII 700 with 40Mb HD to run on Win Xp pro and uprated the
RAM to the Board maximum of 768Mb .

the system is getting ever slower and now has near contant HD activity,, do
any of you out there have any other ideas or have I got to the need to
upgrade to a new Motherboard /processor stage?
Anonymous
July 31, 2004 11:05:55 PM

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Andrew;
Start here:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


"Andrew" <andrew.glass@btinternet.com> wrote in message
news:o 5qOHkydEHA.996@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> I have upgraded a PIII 700 with 40Mb HD to run on Win Xp pro and
uprated the
> RAM to the Board maximum of 768Mb .
>
> the system is getting ever slower and now has near contant HD
activity,, do
> any of you out there have any other ideas or have I got to the need
to
> upgrade to a new Motherboard /processor stage?
>
>
Anonymous
July 31, 2004 11:05:55 PM

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

This activity could be associated with spyware programs and viruses.
Anti-virus software and
firewalls do not fully protect your system against the majority of spyware
and privacy threats. Spyware is commonly bundled with software downloads,
attached to e-mails, or transmitted through networks so it can appear to be
legitimate software, but once installed it can be nearly impossible to
detect and remove without the help of a dedicated spyware removal tool such
as:

Ad-Aware 6.0 (build 6.181)
http://www.lavasoftusa.com

SpyBot 1.3
http://www.safer-networking.org/

SpyWare Blaster
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html/

HiJackThis
http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html

Please make sure that you download the updates for each of these programs to
ensure complete detection of known spyware programs. Although nothing is
absolute in removing spyware and keeping it off, downloading and executing
the programs above can dramically decrease future infections.

Also please utilize free virus scans from the following sites:

Trend Micro
http://www.trend.com

Bit Defender
http://www.bitdefender.com

Panda
http://www.pandasoftware.com/

McAfee
http://www.vil.nai.com/vil/stinger

After Spyware / Adware is remove, you may get an error finding files on
reboot

After you use anyone of these programs (with the exception of HiJackThis)
you may receive an error of some sort after rebooting your system. This is
pretty common. Many spyware programs add themselves in the Startup location
and execute when Windows boots. If you recieve an error when rebooting after
removing spyware, do not panic. This is more than likely a startup remnant
trying to access the spyware program that is no longer on your computer.
HiJackThis is a great utility to find and remove these startup remnants.
However, there is a less technical way of removing these items:

(1) Click START to RUN and type: msconfig
(2) Select the STARTUP tab
(3) Uncheck the file that pertained to the startup error message you
received
(4) Click APPLY and OK
(5) Reboot your system

If this fails to fix the startup error message after reboot, there are still
options:

(1) Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start
Menu\Programs\Startup
(2) Delete the icon that pertained to the startup error message you received
(3) Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start
Menu\Programs\Startup
(4) Delete the icon that pertained to the startup error message you received
(5) Reboot your system


--
Best of luck!

Michael D. Alligood
MCSA, MCP, CCNA, A+,
Network+, i-Net+, CIW A, CIW CI


"Andrew" <andrew.glass@btinternet.com> wrote in message
news:o 5qOHkydEHA.996@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> I have upgraded a PIII 700 with 40Mb HD to run on Win Xp pro and uprated
the
> RAM to the Board maximum of 768Mb .
>
> the system is getting ever slower and now has near contant HD activity,,
do
> any of you out there have any other ideas or have I got to the need to
> upgrade to a new Motherboard /processor stage?
>
>
!