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    1 gig is sloooooow! (Windows XP)

    I never knew a 1 gig processor could be so slow! <img src=/S/headthrob.gif border=0 alt=headthrob width=15 height=15> Of course, it is probably my fault, but how to remedy it is the question. One blatant problem is KaZaa! When I am in that program for a while, my computer might as well be dead - it literally crawls! Last night I went into Task Manager and found tons of processes running that I have no idea where they're from. Some were described as System, and many, okay most, had my name on them. <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> ????? Can I safely close any process with my name to help speed things up?

    Also, I noticed a wnap.exe file in the list, which I want to eliminate because I have heard it is spyware. Haven't been able to find the root for that. Can you help?

    One last question while I have your attention, is there a location in the registry where these processes can be killed until actually asked for? Thank you for any help you can give - I'd like to turn that headthrob into a smiley!

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    Re: 1 gig is sloooooow! (Windows XP)

    First I would get rid of "KaZaa", with this running you are a server to the internet.

    Check out http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup...artup_full.htm for that startup files

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

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    Re: 1 gig is sloooooow! (Windows XP)

    <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20> Okay, Dave, I will put your suggestion to test this evening. I had been planning to remove KaZaa soon anyway - I had experimented with a couple other p2p programs and lost some sanity with them also. It seems there is always something to screw up your computer.

    Will start another string when I get back from vacation, but do you think these problems I am having could have messed up my audio? I have uninstalled, reinstalled, updated drivers, etc, and I can't get my audio started again. Device manager says "device installed but can't be started". The silence is deafening.

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    Re: 1 gig is sloooooow! (Windows XP)

    Seemly it is not the processor that limits your computer performance. If you have 256MB of RAM or less, it is not enough under Windows XP if you run many memory-consuming programs (as games, video editing, etc.).
    Quantity of running processes also is not a case. What's matter, CPU usage - how much processor activity each process require. Under Processes in Task Manager, click on CPU column header - you probably will see that most of CPU usage belongs to idle process, another words, it's unused.

    To improve computer performance, try to do this:
    Press on your keyboard Windows key and Pause/Break key simultaneously (or right-click My Computer icon and choose Properties from the menu), then click Advanced tab. Under Performance section click Advanced button, then on Performance Options window Advanced tab. Choose Programs for "Adjust for best performance of" button in "Processor scheduling" and, if you prefer, "Memory usage" sections. You can also increase paging file size in "Virtual memory" section". Click Apply, OK, OK buttons.

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    Re: 1 gig is sloooooow! (Windows XP)

    If you want to see what all the programs are and if they are needed visit http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup...artup_full.htm
    H Lewton

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