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    Very slow Windows XP

    My computer is running very slowly. Examples:

    After booting, after the splash screen, the screen is blank for a long time before the desktop appears.

    I use AOL. When I go to another screen, from the home screen, and I close the other screen, it appears in the background for up to several seconds.

    It takes longer to save a Word or Excel file.

    When I turn the monitor on again after being away for time, I see the following box text, “Could not find and Direct 3D devices.” I’ll work on this from another direction, probably the REGEDIT command.

    I suspect the problem involves a network program or network setting. This is my at home computer, and it is a standalone computer.


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    Have you checked Task Manager to see if you can identify something consuming your CPU?

    Have you added any hardware recently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobWallToo View Post
    My computer is running very slowly. Examples:

    After booting, after the splash screen, the screen is blank for a long time before the desktop appears.


    "BWT",
    Hello...Do you have "Nvidia" graphics drivers ? Regards Fred
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    No new hardware.

    Something using memory, but I don't know what it is.

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    Affirmative on the Nvidia graphics drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobWallToo View Post
    Affirmative on the Nvidia graphics drivers.
    "BWT"
    Hello... For XP (Pro SP-3 \ 32 bit) i use Nvidia 280.26 winxp and once i have everything working ...i never update ( not a "gamer" ) when i have a "Nvidia" Driver issue, i always start with the oldest one that i have for XP which is 191.07.. If it works fine.. don't mess with it. Also i use the Nvidia control settings and set every option for "Maximum Performance" (manage 3D settings ) If your unsure how to do this post back and I'll boot up my XP and post some screen shots... Regards Fred
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    Okay. Let me see if I can find the Nvidia information

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    Okay, I couldn't find a screen to let me see what version of Nvidia I'm using. Where should i be looking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobWallToo View Post
    Okay, I couldn't find a screen to let me see what version of Nvidia I'm using. Where should i be looking?
    "BWT"

    OK.. Right click on a blank spot on your desktop and select Nvidia Control Panel...Then Click "Help" > "System Information"
    Regards Fred.. In the mean time I'll boot up XP as I'm on "7" now...Regards Fred
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    I can't find Nvidia control panel. I can get there(?) via Properties, Settings, Advanced.

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    It should be visible, Right clicking on your desktop , or going to Start> Control Panel >Nvidia
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    I have one file in control for Nvidia. Clicking on it doesn't open it.

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    You have to "Double click" on it (Nvidia Icon) see screen shot
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    My icon doesn't open. I've never seen the screen shot for the Nvidia. Let me look for it from another POV.

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    Hmmm. No, that didn't work either. I can't seem to find an access to Nvidia. I'll try again tomorrow, when maybe I'll have another idea.

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