Posted 22 April 2005 - 04:25 AM
Thanks to Old Timer in the Hijack This section, I got rid of a nasty trojan that was using a keystroke logger and killing my desktop.
Prior to getting rid of this, Outlook was sluggish and I assumed the Trojan was the cause. Apparently not. After eliminating the Trojan, Outlook wouldn't sync with my exchange server. I uninstalled MS office, rebooted, did a complete defrag of the HD (which it really needed) and reinstalled Office.
Outlook will synch with the server now but is still running slow.
I have a hosted exchange account at 1and1.com. I can have Outlook running on my desktop and laptop at the same time and they stay in sync.
Here's the deal, Outlook runs fine on my Dell Latitude which is a PIII 500 running XP Pro. According to the taskbar, Outlook's using 51,308k of memory. On my desktop, which is a P4 with a gig of ram, it constantly stalls while I'm typing and frequently takes 90-98% of my CPU and is currently using 97,144 of memory. Yet they're accessing the same data.
What should I do?