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    Tiring computer.

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    I have a Compaq 5100C computer. I
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    Re: Tiring computer.

    Have you tried running without the memory manager?

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    Re: Tiring computer.

    Over time, I've turned off almost everything running. Some programs, such as a driver for my graphics card, I've left running. Hmm, maybe I'll turn them off also.

    I've used MSCONFIG.EXE to reduce and eliminate many files, and keep them from running.
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    Re: Tiring computer.

    Which OS are you using? I know that Win 9x is not so good at managing mem & if you get an application or two which are also poor with it, you can find that over a period of work, things will slow due to mem being tied up by apps no longer in use. I firmly recall a version of Word Perfect was particularly bad for this.

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    Re: Tiring computer.

    Provide a list of ALL that is running listed in the "Task Manger". when you feel that is has slowed down. You may also want to provide a list of what is running just after you do a clean start.
    I believe that you may be running out of "Resources" as the day passes.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Tiring computer.

    I tried closing out some other programs using CTRL+ ALT + DEl. I ran in into more problems, so I reloaded everything by doing a quick reformat. Now, every piddling little program is loaded back into the system. I no longer have the problem of the computer slowing down, or acting psychotically. The computer has been up and running since Saturday morning, and FreeCell runs quickly, as do Word and Excel. I
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