My sister has a PC with win 98SE. The computer has been running so slow (3 minutes to startup and 4 mins to open outlook express. I've removed temp files, defragmented and cleaned windows.
Its slightly better now but startup has any number of files of which I managed to remove some. There are some on the taskbar, like my computer, floppy disk etc. I've forgotten how to deal with such problems can someone help please. Thanks. Liza
Before contacting my sister I tried the free utility on my computer. The "point" freebee could not complete a .dll file was missing it informed me and the inspector one checked my computer and came up with a whole load of errors and said I would have to purchase @ $37 plus $4 for extended use. Is this true. Have I not done it properly? Liza
I've always typed "prefetch" without the quotation marks in the "Run" window and then deleted all the items that are situated in the window which comes up. The idea then being that only the bare essentials needed to open with are used. But others are added as you call on them, such as Kodak and other programs. I have just done it now and there were 157 items in it. I've deleted the lot and hope when I re-boot in a minute or two, that it will do so a lot quicker. After a while they build up again though. ..Bingalau..
I have norton systemworks and it does all my virus protection bits plus I have spyware from my isp.
Sorry for being behind times 'what is melaware? Sounds like crockery! Are ewido, adaware virus protection software. Please tell me before I do the clicks. Incidentally I had to Go Back to restore my drive after using that inspector utility. My computer is xp with 4 hds (2 SATA, 1 scsi, 1 primary ATA) etc. Thanks Liza