speed up pc

  raggy 2 20:44 29 Nov 2004

how can I check if i am running a lot of useless programmes in the background, as i want to speed up my pc, and i am unsure how to do it, its getting slower by the day

  alan227 20:47 29 Nov 2004

What operating system

  raggy 2 21:23 29 Nov 2004

XP, 2G processor and 40G hard drive

  VoG II 21:27 29 Nov 2004

Start, Run, type in


and click OK. Look at the Startup tab. Untick things that you don't want to run at startup. If you are unsure of any of them, post their names here or click here

  joethebow 21:29 29 Nov 2004

Lovely little programme called 'Hijack This'will let you sort out anything accessing the internet.

click here

It lists everything that accesses the internet and lets you disable it.

As for the rest you need a good automatic regestry editor, unfortunately I have yet to find a good free one.

A quick and dirty check is Press Ctl Alt Del and look at the processes running. Unfortunately you can't do anything permanent about them from here.

  alan227 22:55 29 Nov 2004

I would not advise anyone to mess about with Hijack This as you have to know what you are doing with this program.
You need to know how to interperet the results.

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