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#1 zuko

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 04:54 PM

I have a Compac Presario 5301 Vintage '98. System is Windows 98. It takes a long time starting up. Using the Sysinfo.org startup list, I have eliminated the items per that the list recommended. I haven't noticed any difference that "knocked my socks off". One other thing; If I hit the Ctr, Alt, delete keys all at once, I get a CLOSE PROGRAMS list and want to know if that has anything to do with the startup. Help. Zuko

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 09:10 PM

go to msconfig and then start up tab and turn off any thing but system tray and see what happens
try defraging and checking the disk for errors

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 01:09 AM

Info on Ctrl Alt Delete: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control-Alt-Delete

To go to msconfig as suggested, click on start --> run--> msconfig. In the dialog, click on the "Startup" tab. In the window that appears, select "Diagnostic start". Click OK, reboot, and see what happens. If it runs a lot faster then it may be assumed that a startup program, such as an antivirus, is blogging down the system and we can try to troubleshoot the problem from there.

I also take it that the system was once fast, but has now slowed down over time?

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:25 AM

try to optimize you computer for increase system performance.

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/moredone/optimize.mspx

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 09:50 AM

Personally, I believe Windows needs to be formatted and reinstalled after every 6-7 months for better performance :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 11:51 AM

meh
if you only going to do browsing then i dont think so

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:43 AM

Personally, I believe Windows needs to be formatted and reinstalled after every 6-7 months for better performance :trumpet:


I would agree. :thumbsup: Or less if you have problems. :flowers:

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