Posted 27 December 2005 - 09:34 AM
Posted 27 December 2005 - 09:39 AM
When you uninstall software their entries in prefetch can remain, so Windows looks for the programmes as it loads, you can look for the individual entries in prefetch but that can take a while so deleting the contents of the folder will be easier, although the next few boots will not show any improvement as Windows restores the prefetch entries for the programmes which are still on the PC
Posted 27 December 2005 - 09:56 AM
Posted 27 December 2005 - 10:01 AM
Get the trial of Tune Up 2006 here
Tune Up 2006 Trial
Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete.
Run Tune Up disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot
Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors
These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection (without an internet connection if applicable) from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot
(Skip this if you do not connect to the internet with this PC) After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor
Posted 29 December 2005 - 01:44 PM
Posted 29 December 2005 - 06:02 PM
This will take an hour, it will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.
Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and get an onscreen blue progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot.
Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options then clean up restore points, click confirm, click OK. Then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.
Posted 30 December 2005 - 02:55 AM
Click start then run, type [color=#3333FF]chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.
chkdsk/f whati means f because i doesnt mean my disk ?
Posted 30 December 2005 - 05:21 AM
chkdsk /f /r (with the spaces) will check there are no reasons why the drive won't accept and retain data
sfc /scannow (with the space) will check the system files are correct
While the above will take a couple of hours, if you run through the Tune Up steps afterwards, you will have a PC which does not have a drive error, system file error or software error
If it still runs slowly, you can move on to look at the installed hardware for errors and or device conflicts
Posted 02 January 2006 - 01:01 PM
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