From: Gerry Cornell (gcjc_at_btinternet.com)
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 14:34:13 +0100
If it is happening every hour like clockwork then look in Scheduled Tasks!
Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Scheduled Tasks. Another
thought. Check to on the Indexing Service -see below. Alsp spyware!
Poor system performance can be the result of a single problem or a
combination of factors. Listed
below are issues, which you may wish to examine if you are experiencing poor
the boot process has completed. Some items may help with slow starting of
Windows XP but the
list has not been prepared for tackling that problem. Work through the list
until you achieve an
Regular and effective housekeeping is essential. What you do and how often
you do it will depend
on how you use your computer. A suggested routine may include:
1. In Outlook Express empty your Deleted Items folder.
2. In Outlook Express run File, Folder, Compact All whilst OFFLINE.
3. Run Disk Cleanup. Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk
Temporary Internet Files, Offline Web Pages (optional), System Restore (
more Options tab )
and Recycle Bin selected for deletion. If you have more than one drive /
partition you may
need to do this operation for each drive / partition.
4. Remove Cookies. Start, Control Panel, Internet Options, General, Delete
5. Run Disk Defragmenter.
Check whether you could reduce the number of days the History of sites
visited is retained. Start,
Control Panel, Internet Options, General, History.
Spyware causes many problems. If not installed download Adaware and / or
update Reference file
Slow performance resulting from insufficient memory, causing over reliance
on virtual memory,
may be especially noticed by those upgrading to Windows XP from an earlier
version of Windows.
Windows XP will run with 64 MB of RAM memory. However, a minimum of 256 MB
recommended and many users will recommend 512 MB. You may check on pagefile
memory) usage with Page File Monitor for XP:
Check how much free space you have on the hard drive / partition where your
pagefile is located.
You need a minimum of 15% but 20% or more is better.
Check your setting for the Indexing Service. Start, Administrative Tools,
Service. The default setting is Manual. Check that it is not running. More
You can have too many programmes running in the background. Close
use. Check whether all the programmes loading when Windows is started are
Check whether you can identify slow performance with a particular programme.
Look in Google to
see whether others have encountered the same problem and found a solution.
Are there any error messages in Event Viewer? You can access Event Viewer by
Administrative Tools, and Event Viewer. When researching the meaning of the
regarding Event ID: and Source Description is important.
HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP
Hope this helps.
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"arsh" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Since I replace power supplier on my comp.windows keep freezing every one
hour! I did defr,virus scaning,checked softwares,hardwares...Everything
seems to be just fine . Please Help!