Serenity,Originally posted by Serenity:
All the utilities I downloaded seem pretty nifty and seem to be doing some furious problem-solving and fixing but when it's all done, the response time of my PC is incredibly slow.
I cannot click on a link to open it in a new window. I cannot perform a System Restore. I can't re-install the printer software off the CD.
I have had similar problems with my PC at home and it is still running slow and freezing up.
How much RAM to you have?
Was speaking with a friend here in the office and he said that you need at least 512mb of RAM to run.
Go to Start
check the "Startup" tab.
This will tell you how many processes are opening and running when you boot you computer up. I had to turn off half of what was in the startup of my machine. Some programs that are downloaded from the internet automatically themeselves in your startup process. This causes a longer time to boot the machine and then these processes are running in the background eating up the memory on the machine.
My machine only has 256mb of RAM with a 1.5Gig processor.
I am in the process of checking that there is expansion capability in this machine.
Also going to set the Service Pack back to SP1.
Since December when I upgrade the platform to Microsoft SP2 the machine has been running way too slow.
I hope this helps.