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It's going REALLY slow

I have a great computer (2.5 GHz and 2GB RAM) which works quickly and multi-tasks well. I have recently reinstalled XP which has made it even better. But, the Dragon program has quickly become painfully slow. When I first start a document, it takes ages before it initially responds and then it slows down and speeds up erratically, sometimes leaving me hanging for a minute or two. It's SO frustrating. Can anyone help. I'd be HUGELY appreciative. Many thanks, Rose

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  • Rose Galvin Mar 28, 2007

    Hi Shayna,

    Thank you for the advice. When using such a CPU intensive piece of software, I find myself defragging every couple of days. What I just discovered was slowing things down so dramatically was a Windows-based speech process that was running in the background. It is called cftmon.exe and its removal has returned my speech recognition program to its former (very fast) speed. I am grateful for the time you gave to the consideration of my problem. Many thanks, Rose.

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If everything is working well on the PC and the Dragon software is newly having a problem I would try uninstalling it from Control Panel, then Add/Remove Programs and then reinstalling. Very odd that one piece of software would cause the PC to act slower. Does it use a lot of disk space? Maybe try a Disk Cleanup and Defragmenter (All Programs, Accessories, System Tools).

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