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30-11-2001, 09:22 AM
My system is a K6 166 with 32Mb of ram running Win95B and has recently (last month) gotten slower than normal. I have just been infected with the Bad trans virus and that seems to have made it worse, even after removing it. Is there any way to save this system (rejuvinate it) or is it time for retirement. As i am low on funds the later is the least desirable.



30-11-2001, 09:44 AM
...if you were happy with your system prior to the slow down and BadTrans virus infection - and you still have your installation discs - then a reformatt and clean install is one good option.

The following link provides a useful FAQ on the process for Windows 95/98/ME with simple, and easy to follow directions:


Good Luck!!!


30-11-2001, 10:09 AM
Perhaps a good cleanout may help if you havn't done it.

Delete temp files, remove uneeded programs, run scandisk then defrag.

Maybe also getting a bit more ram would help it your not yet ready to upgrade.

30-11-2001, 12:56 PM
There's another good little program called, from memory, System Cleaner. It scouts thru the windows system directlry and marks for your deletion files which are pointed to by anything or don't point to anything that exists on you machine. With instals and uninstalls, the sys dir gets clogged and this will slow you down.
Use this program at your own risk. It never hurt mine, but.....

30-11-2001, 07:41 PM
This is the address to a superb easy and safe to use program
which will enable to clean up your by now bloated registry and other files http://www.toniarts.com/dwnloads.htm .
The file you are looking for is Easy cleaner 1.6F.CAUTION use only the Registry clean and disk functions DO NOT use the duplicate files function.
Good luck.