Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC

Remove Unnessary Startup Programs

Sometimes when you install programs, the program sets its self as a start-up program. this slows down your computer.
so to get rid of these safely i use CCleaner
www.ccleaner.com

after installation run the program and select tools and then Startup

make shure that you don't remove stuff like
antivirus
antispyware
Video card software
also all windows files won't show up on the list so you can't make your machien unbootable.

the best part of this program is that it removes junk files

Jakthebomb

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vpceb46fg slow startup....how do i speed it up ???


Hi,

If you're having a slow start up problem, it means too many programs are loaded whiles booting into windows to get rid of the problem

go to Start->Run->CMD->MSCONFIG-> Startuo (tab)

found the unnecessary entries which were not needed every time when the system boots

for example if winzip is set to load at start up on every boot then disable it by un ticking as it is not necessary to load at start up because we will use it very rarely and we can found it whenever we need by going to start -> Programs buttons

like the above example i can give some examples to uncheck
utorrent
winzip
Internet Download Managers (if you don't need continuous downloads)
norton ghost
real player updater
google updater
and some other updaters which will eat our RAM frequently.

Thank you

Keerthyinfo

Sep 02, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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my computer is running so slow need help please


Registry Fragmentation Registry is accessed by almostall the installed programs and your operating system itself. Why is computerslow and freezing has to do with the fragmented registry data. You have todownload a PC Optimizer software that includes Registry Defragmenter tool suchas Reginout to perform system maintenance tasks. b> Too Many Programs areInstalled Installing too many programs makeyour computer slow and freezing. You have to uninstall the unwanted programs. 1. Click Start ' Control Panel.
2. Click Programs ' Uninstall a Program.
3. Select a program to remove.
4. Click Uninstall button.
5. Follow the wizard.
6. Reboot the computer after completion. b> Insufficient RAM Sometimes computer runs slow andstarts freezing due to an insufficient RAM. You have to install additional RAMsif required. b> Lack of Proper Configurations You will feel that your computeris slow and freezing if you haven't set Windows for best performance. 1. Right click My Computer.
2. Select Properties.
3. Click Advanced System Settings.
4. Click Advanced tab.
5. Click Settings button under Performance frame.
6. Select the option Adjust for best performance.
7. Click Apply ' OK ' OK. b> Junk Registry Keys Storing junk entries in theregistry makes your computer slow and freezing. You have to delete such junkentries using a Registry Cleaner and PC Optimizer software.

Feb 25, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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My pc became so slow


Some classic reasons a computer slows down. 1. It's possible that your computer may have so many background programs running that there is not enough main memory to run your main programs. All icons in your computer's system tray are background programs using memory.
To see and remove all running background programs:
a. Press the Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys at the same time.
b. Click any program or task except Explorer or Systray.
c. Then click End Task.
Repeat steps b and c to quit all programs except Explorer and Systray which are necessary components of Microsoft Windows.
You should now have a clean system, however you have just removed the programs from your computer's memory
, they will all return the next time you start Windows.
If you don't want certain background programs starting when you boot, use the Start/Search function to find the program and either configure it not to run at startup, remove it from Programs/Startup, or delete it from your system.
2. Your hard drive could be too full of data to function efficiently. There should be at least 300MB-500MBs of free space to allow for disk file chores. Note that this mostly applies to the C: drive or whatever drive your Window's cache is on.
If your C: drive is too full, delete unused programs on the C: drive to make space.
3. Your computer could have a fragmented hard drive. This results from programs being loaded and deleted. Run the Window's hard drive defragmenter (Defrag) once a month.
4. If you have 256 MB of memory or less, or you like to play games, you may not have enough system memory to run your software efficiently. You should probably upgrade to 512 MB or more of system memory.
5. You could have old or conflicting Windows device drivers. An example would be you might actually have two entirely different video drivers on your system and Windows could actually be alternately using both of them.
To prevent this problem, First boot the computer in Safe Mode by pressing and holding the F8 key during startup, after the DOS memory check has completed.
While in Safe Mode select Start/Settings/Control Panel/System/Devices. Click on all the devices and see if the various drivers have any yellow or red exclamation marks (which indicates a driver conflict) and also determine if there are any duplicate drivers that can be eliminated.
You may have to delete and reload a driver to correct these problems. Duplicate drivers can and should be deleted.
6. As each new Windows program is installed and uninstalled, it leaves behind parts of itself that can slow down or crash your computer. These are mostly .dlls and other shared files.
It's also very possible when uninstalling a program that needed Windows system files can be deleted. When your computer asks if you want to uninstall shared files it's usually safest to say no -- even if your uninstall program claims the files are not being used.
Old Windows drivers can be found by booting into Safe Mode, then opening Control Panel/System/Devices and ridding your system of old drivers.
Another option is to use various system cleaning software, like Norton Utilities, Windoctor etc.
Otherwise, the only real answer to this problem is to reload Windows into a new directory which eliminates all old junk and leftover files. This is something to do last, as you will also have to reload all your Windows settings, drivers, and programs.
7. Your computer could be full of adware, spyware, viruses, or trojans. These are all nasty programs that literally take over the functioning of your computer so they can run their programs. You definitely don't want any of this junk on your computer. To get rid of these parasite programs, and to prevent them from installing in the first place, you need and up-to-date firewall, anti-virus, and spyware removal programs.
These are three separate software programs that must be running at all times except for when you are not plugged into the Internet. It is very important that these programs continuously update themselves or they will become out-dated and will no longer be useful. These programs can be purchased together or from separate manufacturers

May 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My dell 610 laptop has started running slow


if you are experiencing these and unsure on what to do, better take your laptop a laptop tech, if you feel that you needed a hard drive change, then take it to a tech, have them replace your old hard drive

Nov 26, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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programs are slow . looked and removed programs but they still running in background. tried to resore back to factory settings with red floppy disk , however it says bad data when installing then fails. even as i type now with only this program open windows says memory is low .


If you are comforable.with your computers you can:
  1. Start
  2. Run
  3. smconfig
  4. Start up tab
  5. Then get rid of the thing you don't want to start up and run..
  6. Service tab
  7. Then get rid of the thing you don't want to start up and run..
*Becarefull on what you turn off.
**Best rule of thumb you click (#7) Hide all Microsoft Services.

This will give you the chance to delete them if you find them...

If you are not comportable with this, please to do not do it. Have it looked at by someone that is..

I hope this helps..

Nov 03, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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