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#1 freddiekruger

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 11:06 PM

please help, my computer is eight yrs old and never cleaned out.
windows 98. thanks

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#2 phawgg

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 12:57 AM

Well, start here:

start-->run-->type in %temp%

then delete all those files.

folders and all.

just highlight 'em and delete 'em.

let us know how that goes.

Edited by phawgg, 11 April 2005 - 12:57 AM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 02:47 AM

Hi freddiekruger

Do some basic maintenance:
  • Clean your internet cache:
    Open Internet Explorer, click Tools then Internet Options.In the Temporary internet Files section click Delete Cookies
    and Delete Files.
  • Boot in safe mode and do a scandisk (with Thorough and Fix checked).
    How to start Windows in Safe Mode http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How...Mode-tut61.html
    How to find scandisk:
    Start>My Computer. Right click the C: drive then Properties>Tools tab, click on Check Now
  • When that's finished do a defrag.
    Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
    They will take some time but at least you will know your hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.
  • Reboot and see if there's any improvement.
  • Check how much free space you have on your hard drive.
    Assuming you run WindowsXP this is Start>My Computer click once on your C: drive and look in the Details box on the left.


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Posted 11 April 2005 - 05:52 AM

Check how much free space you have on your hard drive.
Assuming you run WindowsXP this is Start>My Computer click once on your C: drive and look in the Details box on the left


This holds true for ME as well. :thumbsup:

Along with Delete cookies , and Delete Files .... Do this as well.

Tools > Internet Options > Clear History

Edited by scarlett, 11 April 2005 - 06:03 AM.

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