Slow performance in XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Diligent1, May 21, 2002.

  1. Diligent1

    Diligent1 Guest

    Hi All

    I am experiencing sluggish performance lately, for example, when I open IE, MSOE and especially when I select display properties from the desktop... it takes a 5 full seconds to open. Im running 256mb ram and disk is not even close to capacity (40gb) and is not fragmented. Im assuming it is a cache buildup or something, but that is not one of my better areas.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks a ton.

  2. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Try these before you do a format.. I'd only recommend that as a last result (easy way out!)

    Check active desktop is disabled.

    Look and delete any temp files.. do a search for *.tmp and *.old you can safely delete these.

    Delete your temparary internet files

    Run disk defragmenter and bootvis

    Also try Cacheman5.5 link on downloads in main website.

    Cacheman, allows you to optimise your memory, icon cache, disk cache. Works wonders :)

    Good luck.
  3. Diligent1

    Diligent1 Guest

    Thanks Catch... questions:

    I re-installed XP over the weekend. Is this what you mean by format? Also, how do I access the page file and what are the proper perameters?
    Thanks again.
  4. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    set pagefile to 768minimum, 1536 maximum.
  5. Diligent1

    Diligent1 Guest

    Thanks Stuy

    Have tried the others... will try cacheman. Thanks again.