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#1 JohnJ

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 10:39 AM

My computer is slow bringing up menus and windows and when i am on a site with alot of graphics it is really slow. Is there something i shopuld be doing to help either or both of these problems? And is there a free program that can help clean up my computer??

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 10:51 AM

"Clean up" in what manner?

If you refer to maintenance...try running chkdsk following instructions for using the Graphical Version, XP Chkdsk, Using the Graphical Version (My Computer) - http://www.updatexp.com/windows-xp-chkdsk.html Put checks in both options presented.

10 Reasons Why Your Computer Runs Slow - - http://www.bestsecuritytips.com/xfsection+...rticleid+43.htm

Slow Computer - http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=22278

If you are referring to malware...you need to consider posting in the appropriate section of this website.

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Edited by hamluis, 24 February 2008 - 08:15 AM.


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Posted 24 February 2008 - 04:57 AM

Hi JohnJ, Welcome to BC.

ATF is free and you can get it here --> http://www.atribune.org/content/view/25/2/

CrapCleaner is free and you can get it here --> http://www.ccleaner.com/

CleanUp is free and you can get it here --> http://www.stevengould.org/index.php?Itemi...t&task=view

That ought to do you for awhile.


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Posted 24 February 2008 - 08:34 AM

thanks wendy but i have the first two and the third seemd redundant. I am going to try updating my drivers. cross your fingers :D john

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 04:21 PM

Hello JohnJ,

Re: Websites with lots of graphics take a long time to load. Depending on your internet connection, this isn't unusual at all. Graphics contain a lot of data, and if you are on dial-up or there is a bottle-neck somewhere, such pages can take forever to load. In my case, since I am on dial-up, I sometimes have to start afresh because the transfer time timed-out.

Re: Menus and windows take a long time to appear?

How much RAM do you have? How many things are running when this happens? Check with Task Manager to see how many processes are running and how much RAM they are using.

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