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System slow down with XP

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#1 djh72


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Posted 14 September 2005 - 12:00 PM

Lots of different applications keep slowing down/freezing. Also booting up and shutting down are slowing right down as well as internet browsing.

Using WIN XP home and have tried the obvious things...
Defragged, ran anti-virus software (no problems) and searched for malware (even posted HJT log which came out fine).

Just wondering if you have any suggestions on how to do some further analysis?
ANY advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 12:57 PM

How much RAM are you using? You could try increasing it.

You have a lot of programs loading with Windows that are not required to run at startup for the program to work.

nwiz.exe - allows you to adjust display configuration & settings. It is available via Start -> Settings-> Control Panel or by right-clicking on your Windows Desktop and selecting 'nView Properties'

SOUNDMAN.EXE - the tray icon for the Realtek AC97 Audio Sound Manager. It is available via Start -> Settings-> Control Panel
mmtask.exe - MUSICMATCH Jukebox
mm_tray.exe - MUSICMATCH Jukebox tray icon
realsched.exe - Application Scheduler for RealOne Player.
reader_sl.exe - Speeds up the time it takes to load Adobe Reader

You can try using a startup manager like Starter or Autoruns to disable them and see if that helps. You can re-enable them easily if there is no improvement or you want them to start again.

Download Starter from: http://members.lycos.co.uk/codestuff/products_starter.html
Double-click starter.exe to run or extract the zipped version to its own folder, then go to the Startups Tab and uncheck them.
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