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I check for viruses all the time, keep them updated (and, in fact since I got norton internet security the thing seems to run SLOWER), HAVE ADAWARE, PC MIGHTYMAX everything. yet the thing runs slow as he ll - its just OK for games when i shut poretty much all other apps down but the net or transferring files is HIDEOUSLY slow.  what can I do?  its  P4 1.9
John
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How long since you ran disk cleanup?  Try it and see if things go better.

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4 Beryllium
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How long since you ran disk cleanup?  Try it and see if things go better.
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no i run that at least once a week and it never makes a bit of difference.  I get random "virtual memory too low" messages too.  Is it possible my RAM is failing after 3+ years?
John

Message Edited by jkf011 on 02-20-2005 03:32 PM

4 Beryllium
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How much RAM do you have?

One thing I have seen in the past, was a user who had a P4 2.8 that took over 5 minutes to log in.  I logged in with my own credentials, and it brought up the desktop in about 5 seconds.  Investigation found over 43,000 emails in his inbox.  I had him do some deleting, and he actually got it down to 40 emails that were worth keeping.  Anyway, all that stuff had to load every time he logged in, so the extra time was spent creating virtual memory space on the hard drive.  After he cleaned up his inbox, his login only took a few seconds.

Worth looking at.

2 Bronze
2 Bronze
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Aha!  so you're saying that whatever is in my Outlook mailbox loads everytime I have the puter on, especially when I am online and in Outlook?  i DO have a lot of emails in there.  maybe the virusscan rescans them everytime too even slowing it down further?
 
It takes me like 15mins to start up the puter!
John

Message Edited by jkf011 on 02-21-2005 01:02 AM

4 Beryllium
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You can also go in your bios and check to see that your cpu is set to normal not compatible,also get rid of all your cookies that can slow you down big time
2 Bronze
2 Bronze
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No cookies to speak of I clean that bit pretty regular like.  It was 9 mins befroe I could really do anything tonite, 9 mins to log in!  will check BIOS next time - where am I looking at and what exactly should it say?

 

I do have a lot of emails, I'll try to delete waht I can next few days.

Thanks

John

4 Beryllium
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go into your bios and scroll down to your cpu and see if it is set to normal not compatible
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