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Old 01-24-2004, 22:22   #1 (permalink)
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why does my computer run so slow?

I have windows 98 and have just done some windows and explorer updates and now its VERY slow. I mean Im typing this out and its taking about 5 seconds for everything to appear on the screen. I have tried reducing the graphics accelerator and cleaned out the hard drive got all the latest updates etc and still it wont run fast. The comp is a HP pavillion 4410. 350mhz and 156 mb RAM .I realise its never going to be a rocket machine but its never been this maddingly slow. Its all started since the old man turned off the computer by accident when it was half way through some updates. any ideas???
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Old 01-24-2004, 22:57   #2 (permalink)
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Its all started since the old man turned off the computer by accident when it was half way through some updates. any ideas???
I think you just answered your own question.

As for what you can do, it's hard to tell without sitting in front of the thing. My suggestion is to rebuild the machine.
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Re: why does my computer run so slow?

Try installing the updates again so that they are installed properly and completely. That might help. Also, do a chkdsk /f against your C: drive. Also do a defrag.

If all that fails, get a hammer... :s6:
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Dont use win98
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Re: why does my computer run so slow?

I was experiencing similar problems on my machine after installing Microsoft update Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q811493. When I was searched MS forums and discovered that Microsoft had a problem with that patch & apparently they're reworking it. Try checking to see if you have this update and if so uninstall it. The other thing would be to search the MS knowledge base.
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Re: why does my computer run so slow?

thanks for the replies guys . I have the hammer ready!
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as long as you don't use it on the ol man...
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Dont use win98
What do you suggest he uses then, On a PC that slow windows XP would run like a Dog and win ME is just a joke. I have dual boot win98 and Xp on my pc ATM. I play all my games in win98 because they run heaps faster and I get better frame rates. I only have a amd duron 900. Linux might be a option.
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Old 01-26-2004, 00:48   #9 (permalink)
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i use win 98 seems to be all good.

i have a slow ass computer but im sure its cause if a corrupt file (or 30 of em) so it'll be reformatted and wiped to have everything re-installed.

i'd be wiping the computer clean and re starting over again.
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Re: why does my computer run so slow?

I agree

Try a defrag ,, then copy your goodies onto CD and reformatt the monster
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