Slow performance. windows media player not performing well
A couple solutions here:
-Run a THOROUGH/COMPLETE virus/malware scan. Your system maybe infected. Especially if you spend a lot of time on the internet.
-You have a lot of extra programs running in the background. Look in the lower right corner of your screen. If you see an entire line of icons marching across the bottom, those are all programs that are running in the background. Taking up resources and slowing down the system. Open each program by clicking or right-clicking. If you don't need that program, choose Exit or Close to free up resources.
-Along the lines of the above point, look at each program and see if it has an option to "start when Windows starts." If it does, turn that option OFF (unless you want that program to startup when windows loads. Doing this will streamline your startup.
-If you want to get technical about not only speeding up your start-up but also freeing up more resources, you can use msconfig to reduce the start-up group. This procedure allows you to remove programs from the Start-up group. This group is a list of programs that start up when windows starts up. By removing un-needed items from this group, you will save system resources and speed up performance as well. To use this option, you needto know the technical name of each program you want to turn off at start up. For example, AOL instant messenger becomes "AIM.exe." This is pretty rechnical, so if you don't feel comfortable using this option, don't use it. If you know someone who is more familiar with this option, it's certainly worth having him or her look into the start-up group for you and turn off the things you want turned off. Anything that is turned off can also be turned back on through msconfig as well.
1. Press START > RUN
2. Enter "msconfig" and press enter.
3. A big window comes up. Look for a tab that says "Start-up Group" or "Start-up"
4. DO NOT modify any other tab or settings within any of the other tabs! Doing so can cause errors. If you accidently do something wrong, hit CANCEL to exit. This will cancel any changes just made. If you do this, restart from step 1.
5. In the "Start-up group" you'll see a list of weird looking entries. These are the actual program names and commands used to start up the programs. This can be daunting, but here's a short list of programs I always turn off from the start-up group.
-ituneshelper (Resident iTunes program that helps iTunes. Doesn't seem to affect iTunes in general if turned off)
-If you see any programs that you are not familiar with, LEAVE them turned on. There are system processes and programs listed here as well. Turning any of them off will result in you not being able to start your computer.
6. Hit "OK" to save your changes.
7. You will be prompted to Restart your computer.
8. It is suggested that you restart, so hit "RESTART."
9. When your computer starts back up, it may take a few extra moments. When windows comes back up, a new message will appear. "Your start-up configuration has changed. You may use System restore to return to the defualts, or continue." This message is more bark than bite. It's simply telling you that the start-up configuration (which you just changed by modifying the Start-up group a few minutes ago) is different. You can restore the original settings by using system restore, or continue. You want to continue.
10. When the message in step 9 comes up, look to the lower left corner of the window. A check box appears with "Do Not Show This Message Again." Check the checkbox. It is perfectly ok to ignore this message. You'll probably want to, as it will come up every time you start the computer from now on.
11. If you want to change things back to the way they were before, or modify the start up group again, repeat this entire process.
Long winded, but hopefully helpful. :)
Dec 05, 2010 |
ASUS Eee PC 1000H Laptop