Slow PC.......................

  Dirty Dick 23:15 21 Jan 2004
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My PC is going very slow, and I seem to have a lot of icons open in the Task Bar!! (Next to the clock !!!). A friend said to remove some of these and it may help. How do I do that?
Thanks

  johnnyrocker 23:17 21 Jan 2004

what os? depending on which type start/run/msconfig and untick the ones you dont want to run at start up.

johnny.

  Dirty Dick 23:18 21 Jan 2004

Running XP Pro

  johnnyrocker 23:21 21 Jan 2004

click here and run an on line virus check in case because there are a number of them about that slow down pc also follow my original post.

johnny.

  Dirty Dick 23:25 21 Jan 2004

Thanks Johnny, but I'm running AVG which is up to date, not had a virus for some time

  Dirty Dick 23:27 21 Jan 2004

If I run Start/Run/Msconfig and uncheck some of the ticks, whenn I re-boot, it says I am running in daiagnostic mode and to return to NORMAL, which re-checks the programs,and I'm back to page 1. Very frustrating !!!!

  gudgulf 23:37 21 Jan 2004

If you use msconfig to disable startup items it will give you that dialog when you restart---click ok to accept the changes. you should then find that the items you dont want to run wont.

  Dirty Dick 23:38 21 Jan 2004

Cheers 4 that, I'll give it a try

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