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adi
14-06-2006, 02:46 PM
I have done all the usual stuff in cleaning up my computer but still its like treacle in its speed as of late.
Compaq presario is the brand and 2 years old I have down loaded all that is required of me in up-dates. Can anbody refer me to a previous posting that might help .Thanks Dave

zqwerty
14-06-2006, 04:02 PM
Presuming you have XP:

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/OptimizeXP.html

http://forums.techarena.in/showthread.php?t=480183

pctek
14-06-2006, 04:20 PM
Windows is like a disease. Crippled and struggling after a while. Mainly cause of all the rubbish it does, see above for the cure.

I hate to think how much worse Vista is.

FoxyMX
14-06-2006, 04:40 PM
Presuming you have XP:

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/OptimizeXP.html

http://forums.techarena.in/showthread.php?t=480183
Nice sites zqwerty. :thumbs:

zqwerty
14-06-2006, 06:02 PM
***There is also a utility from MS called "exctrlst", it allows you to turn off the performance counters running in XP pro, this particular change made a huge improvement on my system.

Run it then untick "Performance Counters Enabled" for all three selections in turn: Library File, Service, Counter ID

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/48edd368-2bde-4647-9fea-1b5f28a23ca91033.mspx