Posted 02 April 2008 - 05:55 AM
Posted 02 April 2008 - 02:01 PM
Lets clear some stray registry entries first
WARNING these fixes are designed for this user only and may cause damage if run on an uninfected machine
Next you will need to create the repair registry fix to do that copy and paste ALL of the above in the quote box to a notepad file. Ensure there is no space above the REGEDIT4.
Then in notepad go to FILE > SAVE AS and in the dropdown box select SAVE AS TYPE to ALL FILES
Then in the FILE NAME box type fix.reg
This will create a fix.reg file on your desktop
To use this file you will need to right click the icon and select merge, accept the warning if it appears and you are done.
OK time for me to get my training head on - so get a cup of tea and settle down. I always feel if you understand why I am making a recommendation it will make more sense
Here we go. Your main problem is this
Total Physical Memory: 255 MiB (512 MiB recommended).
System Drive C: has 1.52 GiB (less than 15%) free.
Windows has effectively three sorts of memory
"Permanent" This where all your files and programmes are stored on the hard drive for use as and when they are needed. Think of a series of filing cabinets where the programmes are sheets of paper. These sheets are then put in the filing cabinet for later use - but Windows is untidy and will put the individual pages where there is a space. So you may have page one in filing cabinet one drawer three, page two in cabinet seven drawer six and so on So when a programme needs a specific page it has to search for this. Defragmentation puts all the pages in one place so it is easy to find, but it must have a spare cabinet to put them in whilst re-arranging. In addition to your files that you need it will also store your cookies and internet pages here as well. Your filing cabinets are overflowing.
"Scratchpad memory" This is the RAM and information is written here for instant use, Games, virus scanner etc. However, at the moment you only have a small scratchpad, so when it fills up rather than locking your system it takes the oldest information and transfers it to a bigger scratchpad.
"Bigger Scratchpad" This is called virtual memory and is actually on your hard drive, and is thrown into any spare space in the filing cabinet drawers, but instead of pages scattered around it may just be sentences, so it now takes even longer to find the information
So how can this be cured - Well as you suggested first thing to do is remove anything you can from the hard drive. Backup photo's, Videos, Music onto cd/dvd you can still run them on your computer but they are not taking up space - and more importantly are safe.
Next would be to increase the amount of RAM that you have ( make a bigger scratchpad ). At the moment RAM is fairly cheap and very easy to fit. To answer your next question - what sort and how much can I fit in my computer Visit this site and run the scanner it will give you all the information you need. Plus it has a handy guide on how to fit RAM.
If you have any questions or need further explanation just shout
Posted 04 April 2008 - 04:46 PM
I am going to try adding some memory to this poor thing. I cleared off the majority of my pictures. Is there an easy way to see what is taking up so much space on the hard drive? I have gone into Add/Remove Programs and there just isn't a whole lot listed there. I think the biggest program listed is 323MB which is office. I only have 6 others over 100 MB. What the heck is out there taking up so much darn space?
Posted 05 April 2008 - 03:30 AM
Then dependant upon what word processor and graphics packages you use I could probably replace them. On completion it will then be time to defrag and tune again
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