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My startup needs cleaning up - very slow connection to internet and email.

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  • bkgolfer Aug 12, 2008

    This did not really fix my problem. I am now getting locked up when I am on the internet and the connection time is still slow although a little better than before. I am getting constant error messages which tell me program is not responding.

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Type MSCONFIG in Run box on Start Menu.
Go to StartUp tab. Uncheck any programs you think you do not need.
You can always put them back later by checking the box again if you find you do need it.

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