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bigdan

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my computer is sooo slow - i have a p3 which takes ages to work. i keep pressing ctrl alt del to stop some of the processes which arent necessary but i thought i should ask here the importance of each task so that i keep the imp ones and get rid of the unimp ones. so can anyone advise which one needs to keep and ones i can do without? id like to get rid of whatever i dont need. these are the processes running:

image name / user name / mem usage
svchost.exe / system / 3688K
lsass.exe / system / 1640
csrss.exe / system / 1412
rundll32.exe / anuj / 864
services.exe / system / 808
mdm.exe / system / 460
nprotect.exe / system / 408


can anyone advise?
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nprotect is a Norton utility for recycle bin....up to you...

rundll32..runs proggies...get rid of it...

mdm is windows debugger....get rid of it....

the rest are neccessary...

Edited by yardguard, 06 October 2005 - 05:17 AM.

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Hi bigdan,

If the system is running slow, also make sure its not a spyware infection. Check if the HDD needsa clean up ( remove ur tmp files, recycle bin files etc), run chkdsk and and defragment, a cluttered drive can cause sluggishness. Doing these can help improve speed. If its extremely slow as u suggest, also think of adding more RAM,ie, if ur running any memory intensive programs.
Here are my fave links on slow system troubleshooting-
http://www.microsoft...ted/speed.mspx/
http://www3.telus.ne...mar/slowcom.htm
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Here are my specs:

AMD Duron Processor
901 MHz
120 RAM

I should maybe put win 98 on this computer but cant find that anywhere. Hey how hard would it be to put RAM in here? I havent bothered because a friend told me the RAM in here would be so old I wouldnt be able to find it anywhere except in an old computer, is that true? Woudl it be available at the big stores like Futureshop?
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look on ebay :tazz: and more ram would definitely help
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Try Crucial, they have a configurator to determine what you need

http://www.crucial.com/

Download Everest Home Edition here

Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on right for system memory, then right down the list for DMI Total

It is unlikely you will not be able to find compatible memory for this

The memory is the most likely cause here
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If you are running xp with only 128Meg of ram it will be slow. The minimum I would run it on would be 256Meg.

Trim down the startup as much as possible.

Turn off any screen saver.

Download Easy Cleaner from here: http://www.majorgeek...ownload414.html

It will clear out all unused / unnecessary files which could be slowing you down. Only use REGISTRY and UNNECESSARY options. Do not clear out DUPLICATE a some of these files are needed.
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