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Keep getting I really need some help here. About a month ago I noticed problems with software when trying to run for installation or play. It was a no go.Strange. I carefully checked the software for any signs of wear and tear, including minute scratches, but all was well. Then I looked up Berlac and found that my security system status was running at 3.75 out of 10. Yikes! It didn't used to be this way....hmmm... I have also noticed that in the last few days my mail is v-e-r-y slow. And I do mean SLOW. So, thinking I needed to fight this unseen predator with real fire, I bought the new version of Kapersky! I tried to install this morning, and "Please insert a disk into Drive d" popped right up. Again. I can get no further. I have plenty of free memory, I have 2000 Prof OS, 1.67 gig AMD Athlon XP, 128 kilo primary memory cache, 256 kilo secondary, 80.02 gigs usable hard drive, 65.76 gigs free space, but for how long...what is lurking and how do I fight it??? Do I need Sam or Dean? HELP m-e.... I am not a techie, just a grandmother, but a coool one. You will have to spell any instructions out to me as if you are explaining to a first grader - or close to that, anyway. Sorry and thanks! Blessings!!! Live long and prosper!

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What normally causes this problem is messy clutter. First run "msconfig". Goto to the startup tab and check the button "disable all". Reboot, the system will start only what it needs. U can go back in to have the items start that U really want later. Do not go online at this time. Use Defrag and defrag all U'r drives. This may have to be done a coupla' times to remove as much red as possible. Prior to defraging, U should go through the Add/Remove (control panel) and get rid of any programs U don't want anymore.
This will cleanup U'r system and restore U'r speed.
There are many programs and games that will not or not run well on the 2000 os. It was not designed for game playing, it will but not well. Upgrade U'r os to the XP, it's a big improvement.
There is also a program call Jkdefrag that does an exellent job of defraging and managing the hd.
Recommend that U clean and defrag U'r system at least once a month. The more install the more U should use "Msconfig" and defrag.

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