Go start, run type msconfig
When that opens click the startup tab.
You have too many programs running at startup
Send me a screenshot of those that are checked. That is a green tick mark in the box next to the entry.
a screenshot is when you have that window on the desktop, press the print screen key and then go start, programs, accessories, paint and when paint opens click the edit tab and then paste.
The image will appear in paint.
Then click the File tab and Save as.
On the file type paint defaults to Bitmap.
That is too large, select JPEG.
Save the image and on your reply select Use Full Editor.
Then click on Click to attach Files.
You may need to reduce the size of the image to attach.
After you have used msconfig to obtain that information, close the window and we wil return to it later.
The go to Internet Explorer and click the Tools tab. Depending on your version of IE you can either click the Tools on the top menu bar or the Tools on the righ of the lower bar. It does not matter which.
The click Manage Add-ons.
You have too many Browser Helper Objects and Toolbars.
Using the menu on the left hand pane of the manage add-ons.
Disable the various Toolbars and Extensions you do not use.
On Search Providers, uninstall any you do not want. If for instance you mainly use Google, which I like as there are very few adverts on the screen, but you have many others, disable the ones you use, but not regularly and uninstall the ones you hardly ever use.
The disable the Accelerators, all those Blog with Windows LIve, email with Live etc, can to the benefit of the time it takes IE to complete loading be safely disabled. You only benefit from having them if you use them on a daily basis. You can still use all the Windows LIve facilities without having IE load them automatically.
In private filtering does not need your attention.
Then download this and run the program
Download TFC by OldTimer
to your desktop
- Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
- It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
- Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
- Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.
That TFC will report to you the size of the temporary files that it has removed., if you watch the screen.
Please be assured that this program is perfectly safe and is in fact written by one of GeekstoGo senior staff members.
Then go Start, programs accesories, system tools, disk defrag and using the analyse, on C drive, please report what percentage of files are fragmented.
If it is way OVER 10% do not use that defrag, you will be there all day.