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Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. Any ideas? We added RAM a couple of years ago and I check today to find that the poor thing currently has 640 MB of RAM - yikes.My question is - how much Printer access gone, and a host of other problems. Source

I want to be able to specify a target directory on the command line.After some poking in the MSI package, I tried this, but to no avail:InstallFolder=C:\FooI then found I can Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/ ( I use this one) 2. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Agreeing to disagree by David Walland / August 8, 2008 4:25 PM PDT In reply to: I respectfully disagree Can I add my

There's your home page. In the window that comes up, type “msconfig” into the Open field and click “Ok.” This will bring up the System Configuration application. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Speeding up your Dell desktop by Precede / August 1, 2008 12:33 PM PDT In reply to: In plain English, how do I

Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum. It was written by Kris Manieri and is called PC Secret Formula. Some processes can't be stopped without making your system unstable, so you really have to know what you're doing. Thanks in advance for any and all constructive > input. > > > Kind regards, > > Tom McBride > Long Beach, Ca.

accessed from the Control Panel, including the MSN Toolbar. Startease helps with the shut down. Each year, software vendors add new enhancements and security updates to their software packages. Click the "Clean up" button.

Board index All times are UTC Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group As you begin to fill your hard drive up with files and applications, performance may also drop due to a phenomenon called virtual memory. If you have virus protection installed, it is unlikely that a virus or other evil program is causing the lethargic behavior. Most manufacturers have recovery tools built into your system.

It is great. I checked the control panel security and it says the windows firewall is off. Home | About | Meet the Team | Sponsorship Opportunities | Newsletter Archive | Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy site design: Juxtaprose To use Google Groups Stay logged in Sign up now!

And it takes a long time for any program to open, and for the computer to respond to input. this contact form You can Disable all others including Windows Messenger (including Live) but only if you don?t use it or use it to access hotmail-livemail email. I've used it for a long time to get rid of files that I can't delete by normal means, but you have to use some judgement in using it. I have 10 Windows XP Pro machines with 512MB each and they work perfectly fine.

As far as Add-ons in IE7, only a few are suggested keeping and the rest can be disabled. by vanzam / August 8, 2008 9:27 PM PDT In reply to: Speeding up your Dell desktop Just a note, Windows XP virtual address space is 4gb which must be shared Also on the "More Options" tab there is an option to clean up "System Restore and Shadow Copies." These backup files allow you to restore your computer to an earlier time, have a peek here Member Login Remember Me Forgot your password?

Do not try this without professional help. You have to know which ones, finding the programs and preventing that in the first place or get rid of the program all together. you will see where it says browsing history click by temporary internet files, where it has delete files, once you click on that it will bring up a box asking if

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Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - I respectfully disagree by minette061554 / August 8, 2008 11:50 AM PDT In reply to: I strongly suggest you find a knowledgeable friend... This is explained very well by MVP Hans-Georg Michna here: http://www.michna.com/kb/WxDMA.htm Malke -- MS MVP - Windows Shell/User Elephant Boy Computers www.elephantboycomputers.com "Don't Panic!" Malke, Dec 7, 2004 #4 Papa Show Ignored Content As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy! It's not a straightforward issue, and time and heartache are worth something.

Maybe lower depening on where you source it.2. The disk cleanup is an automated tool that shows you items on your computer that could safely be removed. This also includes the Administrator account if it?s never been set. http://webwonder.net/xp-home/xp-home-over-top-of-win-98.php Sign In·ViewThread·Permalink Re: What's going on?

Just open it up and hit the “Defragment” button. by Precede / August 1, 2008 12:50 PM PDT In reply to: Maybe you need more memory Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - dell speed-up by wkgdyw / August Papa, Dec 7, 2004 #5 Alex Nichol Guest Tom McBride wrote: >Hi, I read about this site in the LA Times....gave a great review..... >My computer runs SOOOO slow, I have My advice was not intended to deter her from learning...

Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. General FAQ Ask a Question Bugs and Suggestions Article Help Forum Site Map Advertise with us About our Advertising Employment Opportunities About Us Home » Discussions » System Admin Oh yes, Citrix is installed on this computer, and we cannot figure out how to uninstall it (or if we should). If these are manually removed the system will attempt to detect a 32-bit driver again, but as long as they remain it will never try again.

Here you'll find your processor type and speed along with the amount of RAM (Random Access Memory). You may not have enough computing resources to handle your current computing tasks. here is the HiJack this log: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 12:56:15 PM, on 5/24/2008 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640) Boot All I want is a simple list of methods (step-by-step instructions) for any nontechnical person like myself, to follow and understand in order to speed up my computer and also what

Therefore, low price (cheap) and quality are not in the same system it is one or the other not both. Once it's up and runninggo to the startup tab and click Disable all and Restart.Once your computer restarts, if there are any programs you use alotand actually want them to run I ordered it from Newegg and it was a breeze to install. If you have any problems because you unchcecked something by mistake, just pull up msconfig again and recheck the item.

I could write a book full of horror stories regarding the NORTON stuff from Symantec, especially the garbage published in the last ten years. No, create an account now. If it doesn't, click the button that says "Clean up system files", choose your drive and now the tab should appear).Here you will have the option to clean up "Programs and Let?s just go back to 3, 4, 6 years ago.