computer behaving badly


D

Dean

It seems that, for the last week or so, my computer has been behaving badly.
It's slow and different applications, such as outlook express, outlook, have
been freezing too often, and the desktop loading slowly. Also, window
explorer is responding slowly, internet explorer maybe a little slow, though
not too bad. About a week ago, I went to the Microsoft site to update EXCEL
2002 and had it install a bunch of stuff of office XP including an sp2 and
sp3, which might be part of the problem. But I assume that would not make
the desktop or windows explorer go slow. I recently did a disk defrag and
scandisk and an ad-aware spam check which came up clean, but it hasn't
helped.

I went to system info and it said total physical memory is 1 GB, 647 MB
available. Virtual memory was 2GB, almost all avaialble. I have about 13GB
unused on my hard disk. For startup, I have checked:

Nvcpl, Logi MwX, upd Reg, direct CD, soemthing checked that has no name
beside it, aol dial, port aol, qttask,avgcc, iituneshleper, mimboot, aol
software, nwiz, NvMCTray, DSAgent, ctfmon,adobe reader speed launch, aol 9.0
Tray Icon, aol tray icon, digital line detect, msoffice, and power ref
scheduler - sure seems like too much aol stuff!

Can someone help, please?

Thanks!
Dean
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

Dean said:
It seems that, for the last week or so, my computer has been behaving badly.
It's slow and different applications, such as outlook express, outlook, have
been freezing too often, and the desktop loading slowly. Also, window
explorer is responding slowly, internet explorer maybe a little slow, though
not too bad. About a week ago, I went to the Microsoft site to update EXCEL
2002 and had it install a bunch of stuff of office XP including an sp2 and
sp3, which might be part of the problem. But I assume that would not make
the desktop or windows explorer go slow. I recently did a disk defrag and
scandisk and an ad-aware spam check which came up clean, but it hasn't
helped.

I went to system info and it said total physical memory is 1 GB, 647 MB
available. Virtual memory was 2GB, almost all avaialble. I have about 13GB
unused on my hard disk. For startup, I have checked:

Nvcpl, Logi MwX, upd Reg, direct CD, soemthing checked that has no name
beside it, aol dial, port aol, qttask,avgcc, iituneshleper, mimboot, aol
software, nwiz, NvMCTray, DSAgent, ctfmon,adobe reader speed launch, aol 9.0
Tray Icon, aol tray icon, digital line detect, msoffice, and power ref
scheduler - sure seems like too much aol stuff!

Can someone help, please?

Thanks!
Dean

Use System Restore to return the PC to the condition it was
in about one week before your problems started.

About your massive startup list: Untick the items that you do
not recognise, then watch what happens.
 
G

Guest

I tried a system restore but it did not help. I am afriad to uncheck this
startup stuff, because i don't know what most of it is, other than that avgcc
is realted to my antivirus and itunes is for my daughter.

Does my memory seem OK?

Thanks!
Dean
 
P

Pegasus \(MVP\)

If System Restore did not fix the problem then you may not
have gone back far enough.

There is no danger in unticking unknown items in msconfig,
as long as you leave your virus scanner intact. Windows
will start regardless. You can put the ticks back later on.

You can temporarily untick the virus scanner, provided
that you physically disconnect your machine from the
Internet during your tests.
 
R

Rock

Dean said:
It seems that, for the last week or so, my computer has been behaving
badly. It's slow and different applications, such as outlook express,
outlook, have been freezing too often, and the desktop loading slowly.
Also, window explorer is responding slowly, internet explorer maybe a
little slow, though not too bad. About a week ago, I went to the
Microsoft site to update EXCEL 2002 and had it install a bunch of stuff of
office XP including an sp2 and sp3, which might be part of the problem.
But I assume that would not make the desktop or windows explorer go slow.
I recently did a disk defrag and scandisk and an ad-aware spam check which
came up clean, but it hasn't helped.

I went to system info and it said total physical memory is 1 GB, 647 MB
available. Virtual memory was 2GB, almost all avaialble. I have about
13GB unused on my hard disk. For startup, I have checked:

Nvcpl, Logi MwX, upd Reg, direct CD, soemthing checked that has no name
beside it, aol dial, port aol, qttask,avgcc, iituneshleper, mimboot, aol
software, nwiz, NvMCTray, DSAgent, ctfmon,adobe reader speed launch, aol
9.0 Tray Icon, aol tray icon, digital line detect, msoffice, and power ref
scheduler - sure seems like too much aol stuff!

There's a lot of stuff there that you probably don't need. Research what
each one is using these sites, and decide if you want them to run.

http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm
http://castlecops.com/StartupList.html
http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_index.htm
www.google.com
 
M

Malke

Dean said:
It seems that, for the last week or so, my computer has been behaving badly.
It's slow and different applications, such as outlook express, outlook, have
been freezing too often, and the desktop loading slowly. Also, window
explorer is responding slowly, internet explorer maybe a little slow, though
not too bad. About a week ago, I went to the Microsoft site to update EXCEL
2002 and had it install a bunch of stuff of office XP including an sp2 and
sp3, which might be part of the problem. But I assume that would not make
the desktop or windows explorer go slow. I recently did a disk defrag and
scandisk and an ad-aware spam check which came up clean, but it hasn't
helped.

I went to system info and it said total physical memory is 1 GB, 647 MB
available. Virtual memory was 2GB, almost all avaialble. I have about 13GB
unused on my hard disk. For startup, I have checked:

Nvcpl, Logi MwX, upd Reg, direct CD, soemthing checked that has no name
beside it, aol dial, port aol, qttask,avgcc, iituneshleper, mimboot, aol
software, nwiz, NvMCTray, DSAgent, ctfmon,adobe reader speed launch, aol 9.0
Tray Icon, aol tray icon, digital line detect, msoffice, and power ref
scheduler - sure seems like too much aol stuff!

Can someone help, please?

Please see my extremely detailed answer to you on the AumHa forum.


Malke
 
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Dean

Thanks, Malke. Actually, I didn't mean to post two places, but after I
posted here, I had some trouble with my outlook Express and find it to hard
to view this forum otherwise. The problem was related to this newsgroup
having so many posts it was crashing Outlook Express. In any event, I then
went to AUMHA which has its own automatic notification system.

Thanks so much. Consider this thread over.

Dean
 

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