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Here are some steps on How to Eliminate Slow Performance

Perform a disk clean up.

  1. * Click start in the bottom left corner, then click run.
  2. * Type, "cleanmgr.exe" in the text field.
  3. * Press "okay". This can take a while if you have never done it before.

Remove unwanted/unneeded software which may be the reason for slowdown.

  1. * Click start, then click control panel.
  2. * Click add/remove programs.
  3. * Highlight any old software you do not use and then click "remove".

Stop unwanted Start-Up programs.

  1. * Run msconfig
  2. * Choose startup box
  3. * Select uncheck programs you don't want to run on startup

Make Windows Load Faster

* Click Start, then Run.
  1. * Type in 'msconfig' and press enter.
  2. * Click on the BOOT.INI tab at the top.
  3. * Over to the right there will be a box labeled Timeout with 30 in it. Change the 30 to 3

Speed Up Processing Time

  1. * Turning off the fancy Windows XP graphics will noticeably increase the speed of your computer.
  2. * Go to Start, (Settings), Control Panel, System. NOTE: You may need to 'Switch to Classic Mode' to see the System applet.
  3. * Go to the Advanced tab. Click the Settings button under Performance.
  4. * Select the 'Adjust for best performance' radio button, then Apply, and OK.
  5. * The graphics aren't as flashy, but your computer will run a lot faster.

Set Pagefile size

  1. * Go to Start, (Settings), Control Panel, System. (This is just like the step above this.)
  2. * Go to the Advanced tab. Click the Settings button under Performance.
  3. * Now switch to this Advanced tab, and click on 'Change' under Virtual Memory.
  4. * You will see the 'Initial Size (MB)' and the Maximum Size (MB)'.
  5. * Change 'Initial Size' to the same value as 'Maximum Size' then click set.
  • NOTE This setting will help your gaming process by speeding up your computer.
  • ADDED NOTE: When your computer consumes your computer's hard drive and uses it as

RAM, it is referred to as thrashing. Thrashing is bad for your computer and buying a RAM (it's not that expensive) is much more worthwhile.

Set Priorities:Press Control (ctrl) Alt Delete (del) at the same time. Once task manager opens, click the process's tab. Now find explorer.exe, right click it, and set the priority to realtime. This makes your computer focus on explorer.exe, which is your task bar and visual objects. Use this method if you want to keep your visual styles (or your using a transformation pack). This method greatly increases speed and if you are noticing that other programs that you use a lot are slow, you can set their priority to either high or above normal, if you have 2 process's on high at the same time, your computer will be unstable, and might crash. **For users without Admin password**-You will not be able to modify the value to
realtime, if you aren't on an admin account, or you have insufficient privileges, then the best you can do, is set to high.

Delete photos. Pictures can take up an enormous amount of space. If you want to keep the pictures - and you most likely do - copy them to a CD-rom.

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Please run ATF and SAS:
Note.. SAS doesn't open the registry hives for other user accounts on the system, so scans should be done from each user account.
Note 2: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".
From your regular user account.. Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware, Free Home Edition
Save both to desktop .. DO NOT run yet. Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked): Close browsers before scanning. Scan for tracking cookies. Terminate memory threats before quarantining. Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program. Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All. Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox or Opera browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select All Click the Empty Selected button. If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt. Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
NOW Scan with SUPER Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive. Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked. Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items. If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again. Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab. Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log. If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor. Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply. Click Close to exit the program

IF THIS WORKS then create restore THEN do following steps
• Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
• Click "Ok"
• Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
• Click the "More Options" Tab.
• Click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
• Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
• Click Yes, then click Ok.
• Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
• Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically

Dec 11, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium...

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my windows explore has stopped running i have no desktop

To get back the explorer, press [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Esc]. You'll get the Task Manager. Click on "New Task" (Bottom-left of the dialog box). Enter "explorer.exe" (without quotes)in the text field and press enter. You'll get the explorer back.
Do a virus check and have a disk check for errors, so that this won't happen again.

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