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    Slow PC

    I have a standalone Dell Dimension Pentium II running at 300 MHz with 64MB of RAM. Everything runs slow [img]/w3timages/icons/sick.gif[/img]--bootup, doing anything in any app. Only Norton AV is running in the background.
    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Slow PC

    Todora,
    Just a thought here: it could be your video card. How much video ram do you have? Have you ever updated your video bios? Check these out.

    HTH

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    Re: Slow PC

    You should make sure that your PC BIOS is properly setup.
    Check for cache enable in video mode and cpu.
    Check settings of your bus.
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    Re: Slow PC

    Run Norton Systemworks "Windoctor" or download and run "System Mechanic" at www.iolo.com.

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    Re: Slow PC

    My first step would be the simple things, Scandisk and Defrag. Unless you've got Norton Utilities in which case Disk Doctor and Speed Disk.
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    Re: Slow PC

    In addition to scan disk and defrag, check the amount of free disk space. If Windows does not have enough room to work, it slows down. I've found that this fixes this type of problem. If you are out of disk space (ie less than 100 M), erase files in the temp folder (should do that anyway), do asearch for unnecessary files (.avi, ~*.*, etc).

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    Re: Slow PC

    Another thing that will slow down your machine is , if you are a font junkie, and MUST have every font out there. I do not remember the count but more fonts that you have the slower things will load.
    Just another thought.[img]/w3timages/icons/grin.gif[/img][img]/w3timages/icons/dragon.gif[/img]

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

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    Re: Slow PC

    Are you running Office? If so remove fast find and the journaling function in Outlook. If you are not using any very old hardware you should not have a config.sys, remove all unnecessary lines in autoexec.bat and any unnecessary programs at Run= and Load= in win.ini. In the registry disable any programs loading in run and run services.

    Removing all temp files (*.tmp and ~*.*) and deleting temporary Internet files may help too.

    Reom0ve any unnecessary programs and any old hardware that is still lurking in the system.

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