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C0mputerIlliterate

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Whenever I click on anything right after startup, it's really slow and I'd have to click Ctrl + Alt + Delete. And everytime I do that, I see Explorer - "Not Responding." It happens everytime after startup. Once I have clicked on End Task, it loads and then eveerything seems fine. But it's just after startup that I keep getting the Not Responding thing. I don't know why, I just figured my computer is getting old.
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Perhaps be patient? :tazz:

Try trimming down the amount of stuff running in Startup, some of it could well be Malware. See the appropriate forum.
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Thanks for replying. :tazz:
I posted an entry there about the pop ups I had been getting - but that's solved now. I was actually directed here by a staff member from the Malware forum. He said that it might be an operating system issue, so I don't know. Hehe.
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Trim down your startup. The only applications that you need running are:

Scan Registry.
System Tray.
State Mgr.
Anti Virus Program.
Firewall.. plus any that you want from choice.

Go to Start > Run > type in msconfig > Startup.

Uncheck the items that you do not want / need. Click Apply - Ok. You will need to reboot.

Also go here and download Easy Cleaner http://www.majorgeek...ownload414.html

It will do a good job of clearing out all of the junk that has built up if you have not performed routine maintenance.

Only use REGISTRY and UNNECESSARY (I only check the top 4 boxes here).

Do not delete any DUPLICATE FILES as some of these are needed.
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Yup, what 1069 said plus i wud add after the disk clean up run scan disk and defragment. Its possible that the drive might be loaded with junk and/or fragmented, the cleanup and defrag shud give a performance boost. Do these regularly. Gud Luk.
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Thank you, 1069 -- I am using EasyCleaner now. :tazz:

Yup, what 1069 said plus i wud add after the disk clean up run scan disk and defragment. Its possible that the drive might be loaded with junk and/or fragmented, the cleanup and defrag shud give a performance boost. Do these regularly. Gud Luk.

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Will be doing that as well. Would you mind telling me how to do that? Thanks!

Edited by C0mputerIlliterate, 09 October 2005 - 01:27 PM.

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Defragmenting is best done in Safe Mode. Constantly tap f8 when booting up - you will be presented with a number of options - Safe Mode needs to be selected.

Your screen will look odd (minimal colours).

If you have a screen saver turn that off. Go to Control Panel > Display > Screen Saver and select "None" from the list.

If you have an AV running turn that off too. (usually there is an icon in the task bar - right click - you should have the option to disable)

Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter should get you to the Defrag option. (I am on a 98se machine at the moment)

Defragmentation could well take a couple of hours ( depends on the size of your drive and how badly fragmented the disk is).

Get back to us - let us know how things are going.
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Defragmentation could well take a couple of hours ( depends on the size of your drive and how badly fragmented the disk is).

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True! Especially if ur drive is pretty fragged and u have never defragged before. If thats the case you cud download a third party defragmenter that will definitely finish the job faster.
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It's better now, not much, but better than the last time. Thanks so much! :tazz:
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You are welcome :tazz:

Use Easy Cleaner regularly.

Just a thought - do you use Adaware and/or Spybot to keep your system free from malware?
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Will use Easy Cleaner from now on.

I have Ad-Aware and also Spy Sweeper.

Thanks again.
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