windows 98 problem(not my comp)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Homerbalooza, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. Homerbalooza

    Homerbalooza Guest

    Hello again, as you can see if seemto have a lot of problems, well on this computer, wich is on my granmas computer, all windows programs take a while to load, IE, links, search for files/folders and bassically all windows programs:huh: :huh: any help?
    thx


    -Nick
     
  2. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Well, what are the specs for it? :)
     
  3. Homerbalooza

    Homerbalooza Guest

    198 ram, 11 gigs, 600mghz, 64ramgrphics card, errr:huh: thats all i remeber.

    -Nick
     
  4. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    defrag the drive
     
  5. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    That's enough for windows 98 to run nicely. First of all, defragmenting the drive would be a start. How long has the windows installation been on the compuer? perhaps it's time to do a clean install, and start fresh? :)

    Empty the internet cache, clear the cookies, download and run adware 6 :)
     
  6. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Do a scandisk then Defrag and clean out Temp file folder(only the files that are over a week old) and Temp Internet file, Internet cache and so on. Over time Win98 will collect a lot of dead weight. Look in the "StartUp" folder and see what is loading at startup. If any of the proggies there are not used anymore delete them and uninstall them. Clear off the excess fat and dead proggies. run reg clean to tiddy up the dead links in the reg then do a defrag again. also Make sure that win98 is controling the size of your "page file" and you don't have it set to manual.

    The "scandisk " helps alot because if you have had proggies crash and lock up the system their files become corrupt and cause the system to slow down when loading. You'ld be suprised as to how many times this can happen. Many older proggies for win98 and that were written for win95 but used in win98 are TSR (terminate and stay resident) and will hold on to memory and not release it. That makes everything run Slooooooooow.


    Good luck.
     
  7. Homerbalooza

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    I have defraged cleantemp folers scan disk and all of that, then my friend did something then it would work for around a week then began ****ing up again.

    -Nick
     
  8. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    What did he do???
     
  9. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Reinstall.
     
  10. Homerbalooza

    Homerbalooza Guest

    If i reinstall windows wont i loose everything if i do how can i save this?
     
  11. xsivforce

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    Could possibly be an overheating processor. Intel chips will "throttle down" when hot.
    Is there a cpu fan on it and if so, can you see it running?
     
  12. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    Throttling was introduced on the p4's, so probably not throttling if its only 600mhz

    Might be a good idea to check this.

    If all else fails, I would recommend a reinstall as well, burn all important files to discs.
     
  13. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    You are correct sir. *Ed McMahon laugh* I read right past the 600mhz part. :eek:
     
  14. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    Woooosh - straight over my head......

    Who the hell is Ed McMahon?
     
  15. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Oops, sorry. I didn't even look to see that you are not in the U.S. He was a sidekick to Johnny Carson (late night talk show host). He had this certain laugh and he would always say things like "You are correct sir".
     
  16. Bob S

    Bob S Guest

    run msconfig and eliminate anything starting up that is not needed
     
  17. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Publishers Clearinghouse door to door, "you could be a millionare" guy.

    Probably not something you see "down under". :cool:
     
  18. Homerbalooza

    Homerbalooza Guest

    my fan is running, i have disabled all of the files.. im really lost