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  1. Story so far: I’ve run Autoruns from...

    Story so far:

    I’ve run Autoruns from Sysinternals
    I’ve run Fixit from http://support2.microsoft.com/mats/s...ws_performance
    I’ve run the decrapifier from http://pcdecrapifier.com/
    I’ve run...
  2. Hi all, Thank you all for your suggestions. ...

    Hi all,

    Thank you all for your suggestions. I'm trying to respond one by one.

    CE Scott - the only application running is my browser but there are loads of processes running (maybe 25?) -i have...
  3. Memory use is 1.36Gb. Computer memory is 4GB.

    Memory use is 1.36Gb. Computer memory is 4GB.
  4. Hi Sudo15, Than you for all the suggestions. ...

    Hi Sudo15,

    Than you for all the suggestions. I have run the decrapifier and the iobit programs, but don't think they have made any difference.

    I have tried to produce some objective...
  5. I've looked at the properties page and the only...

    I've looked at the properties page and the only thing I can find relating to speed is
    AMD with E-450 APU with Radeon(tm) HD graphics 1.65GHz

    It gives "Window Experience Rating" as 3.9.

    Should...
  6. I don't think Skype is the problem as I only...

    I don't think Skype is the problem as I only recently re-installed it, and the problem has been longstanding.

    It is not even easy to measure or quantify the speed. I opened a 48 page PDF document...
  7. I've run the Microsoft fix program. It allowed...

    I've run the Microsoft fix program. It allowed me to stop various programs running at startup but when I restarted, Skype appeared again even though it was supposed to be removed. Don't know about...
  8. I have tried CCleaner and it has not made any...

    I have tried CCleaner and it has not made any significant difference.
    Yes, I am relucant to start playing about with the Registry as I know very little about that part of the system.
    If I turn...
  9. I've done that but have no idea what I should...

    I've done that but have no idea what I should disable and what I should leave alone.

    Any help welcome
  10. Laptop slows down: Try running it without Internet connection?

    My laptop (HP Pavilions dm1), running on Windows 7, gets slower and slower, I assume because of all the secret software which sneaks in when I am connected to the internet. I can speed it up by...
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    No more crashes since - Carbonite running...

    No more crashes since - Carbonite running full-time. Weird!!!
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    Still no crashes though Carbonite still running....

    Still no crashes though Carbonite still running.

    I guess I now have to treat it as 'if it ain't broke, don't fx it' - at least for now......
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    Have now had 10 days crash-free with Carbonite...

    Have now had 10 days crash-free with Carbonite turned off.

    Have turned it back on again to do more backing up, so will wait and see if/when there is another crash.
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    I've run the memtest 86 overnight - I think it...

    I've run the memtest 86 overnight - I think it did 11 tests - and no memory problems were found.

    I've run the Dell daignostic hardware test, and it has found no problems.

    I need to decide...
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    This is way beyond my level of experience, and...

    This is way beyond my level of experience, and probably competence!! I suspect I would end up with a dead computer.

    I have thought of dong a Factory reset which is straightforward enouhg. Do you...
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    Had another crach last night/this morning. I...

    Had another crach last night/this morning. I have uploaded the most recent minidump file to:

    https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=243DDBF0A453E0DF&id=243DDBF0A453E0DF!105

    Is this what you need?

    I...
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    I've set the computer to minidumps as you...

    I've set the computer to minidumps as you advised. I checked for an update for the Zoom wifi USB, and it said it was up-to-date. I took the 'easy' route and bought a new USB wifi device, which...
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    Thank you so much for this. It is a Zoom USB...

    Thank you so much for this.

    It is a Zoom USB wi-fi dongle. I am tempted to just buy a new one. It predates the PC by several years so maybe needs to be pensioned off. I can't remember just how...
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    To Satrow Thanks for all this. All now done. ...

    To Satrow

    Thanks for all this. All now done. The file is at https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=243DDBF0A453E0DF&id=243DDBF0A453E0DF!105 I hope.

    Useful to know I have a zipper - should have...
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    To Joe I haven't updated either drivers of...

    To Joe

    I haven't updated either drivers of hardware for some time - probably a year or more - so I don't think this can be the problem.

    How do I do memory tests?

    Thanks
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    To Satro I can't find a folder of this name in...

    To Satro

    I can't find a folder of this name in the Windows directory. Also, I don't think I have any faciility forzipping.

    Thanks
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    Blue screen incidents

    I have a Dell desktop running on Vista. Over the last few week, it has crashed several times. When it crashes, the screen goes blank, and the computer beeps regularly. When I shut it down, and...
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    Windows Mail has stopped working

    I have been using Windows Mail in Vista on my desktop PC to access my 'btinternet.com' mail for the last 2 or 3 years. I have had no problems doing this until recently when I fiddled about with my...
  24. Thread: Microsoft Money

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    Found the answer myself. Microsoft has a free...

    Found the answer myself. Microsoft has a free download of Money 2005 (UK version) at:

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/confirmation.aspx?id=26915

    May help someone else...
  25. Thread: Microsoft Money

    by epzcaw
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    Microsoft Money

    I have been using this for some years. The last version I have is dated 2004. My lapotp hardrive recently died, and when I re-installed the Money program, it is unable to read my .mny files.

    I...
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