I HAVE DEFRAGMENTED, USED SCAN DISC, VIRUS SCANNED, CHECKED FOR PARASITES WITH NOTHING SHOWING, DOES THAT MEAN THERE IS NOT A VIRUS/PARASITE? WHAT ELSE? I HAVE PLENTY OF SPACE AVAILABLE. DO I DISCONNECT ZIP DRIVE PRINTER ETC.? WOULD IT BE A GOOD IDEA TO REINSTALL EVERYTHING AGAIN? I'M NOT SURE I'D MANAGE TO REINSTALL ALL DRIVERS, ETC.
You say "STILL GOING SLOW" - but you haven't given a link to any previous help you may have had - useful not to have to repeat what you may have already tried.
My usual advice - get rid of any "system works" type programs that are running - get a fast AV program (such as NOD32) - get rid of any other unnecessary always running programs - run System mechanic to clean up - defrag.
Less of the loud text mate. What operating system are you using,what processor /ram etc have you got.We need these to have a fighting chance to sort your problem out.What symptons (apart from the slowing down) are you experiencing?
how do i get regleaner, system mechanic or NOD32 windows 98 recently installed Nov 2002 by local pc firm to update windows 95 and clean up, son has been downloading, what? who knows? so hence defrag and scan disk, ive nero cd burner installed during update, I have a couple of conflicts on system properties 3COM Windows Modem TI i've tried to reinstall or update drivers but none can be found. message: drivers for this device not installed (code 28) I have 66% free disk compression not installed. Does any of this help to perhaps diagnose problem better?
you have checked that the cooling fans are running OK?
How old is the machine? I notice you say that a local firm has recently upgraded it to Win98 from Win95. That leads me to conclude that this computer may be getting on in life - can you confirm or otherwise?
Well - I have to say, so am I - you've told us almost nothing about your system, other than you think it's running slow. Perhaps it's running as fast as it ever will - how can anybody advise you more fully unless we know about your system. Please give fuller details abouit what you have, and where and why you think it's running slow.
The only thing you have said, about last years update, leads one to conclude that you don't have a very recent system - but we don't know because you haven't said.