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OfflineSillyWilly
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I need basic clean up--my computer is acting up
    #3261177 - 10/21/04 06:36 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Hi, excuse my ignorance with computers but I really need to Get this computer up to speed...
I cant open more than a few files before I run out of hardware space and it is always crashin....What are the basic things I need to do to get this POS runin back to par. Ive cleared internet files-cookies ect.. so far and thats about it.
thanks for the replies


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Re: I need basic clean up--my computer is acting up [Re: SillyWilly]
    #3261658 - 10/21/04 08:23 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

maybe you should just reformat that shit


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Re: I need basic clean up--my computer is acting up [Re: SillyWilly]
    #3261783 - 10/21/04 08:49 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

hardware space? You mean hard drive space?
I might suggesting deleting some stuff, removing some startup programs(type "msconfig" in the run window), going into your add/remove programs and removing anything you don't use anymore.

You could also install more ram, defrag your hard drive, run spyware removal tools like Lavasoft's Ad-Aware SE and Spybot Search and Destroy. Formatting the computer would also work really well..


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Re: I need basic clean up--my computer is acting up [Re: daussaulit]
    #3262363 - 10/21/04 10:54 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Sorry...even "re-formatting" doesntdoesnt sound familiar, I guess I can do a search but thanks for the help. And yes, I looked at some of the programs and I dont reconize the names of hardly any of them so I dont want to delete a program that is necessary for running the computer..Im telling you. Im dumb at basic computer stuff..Thanks for the help though. OH!!, this page just froze for bout 20 seconds when I tried to minimize it...That type of thing. And I only have a word docuement open!!!


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Re: I need basic clean up--my computer is acting up [Re: PsillyNilly]
    #3262873 - 10/22/04 12:25 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

what OS?


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Re: I need basic clean up--my computer is acting up [Re: Vvellum]
    #3263576 - 10/22/04 04:48 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Windows ME


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Re: I need basic clean up--my computer is acting up [Re: PsillyNilly]
    #3263706 - 10/22/04 05:51 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

ouch... thats part of your problem


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Re: I need basic clean up--my computer is acting up [Re: Suffer]
    #3263733 - 10/22/04 06:31 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Try running ad-aware to remove any spyware. That usually speeds things up, and also run a virus scanner like AVG , just to be on the safe side. Both programs are free for personal use.


Edited by koppie (10/22/04 06:42 AM)


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Re: I need basic clean up--my computer is acting up [Re: koppie]
    #3270199 - 10/24/04 03:38 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Also, go to microsoft.com and look for windows update, there should be many updates for windows me, as it was the worst version of windows microsoft released. The updates might fix the biggest bugs from the operating system.


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Re: I need basic clean up--my computer is acting up [Re: biglo]
    #3270893 - 10/24/04 10:56 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

If your running out of space you could always slap a second hard drive in their, i have a few in mine. Supposedly windows me isn't so stable, perhaps XP Pro might be an option.

Also black viper has some decent tweaks on his site
h??p://www.blackviper.com/WinME/supertweaks.htm


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Re: I need basic clean up--my computer is acting up [Re: Geezer]
    #3297128 - 10/30/04 01:19 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Spybot search and destroy is also good at removing spyware from your box.


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Re: I need basic clean up--my computer is acting up [Re: bbbaaa]
    #3303322 - 11/01/04 03:25 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

You really must change your OS. Windows ME is terrible. It will always give you crap. Besides that, you will need to get someone who knows how to reformat your hard drive. When the computer gets that slowe, chances are it is full of spyware and more than likely a few viruses. This really isn't your fault. Any computer connected to the internet WILL get viruses regardless of your anti-virus program or firewall. Having a very aggressive firewall will only delay the inevitable. Programs like IRC and others that utilize other protocols only exacerbate this problem. For a real performance boost, this probably will be your best option. Without changing your OS and reformatting, you will only be putting off what must be done. Call Microsoft and they will tell you the exact same thing.


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