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Sharon 06-25-2003 05:47 PM

Strange Delayed Response in Win98
 
I recently reformatted the hard drive of my sister-in-law's computer and
reinstalled Windows. She had let other people use her computer and was
not careful about keeping her virus program up-to-date, and her computer
had virus's, including the B1 virus in the boot sector and in the
floppy drive. The computer is now clean and completely free of any
virus. Everything is working fine...EXCEPT for one thing. While the
computer doesn't freeze and there are no error messages it frequently is
extremely sluggish. For instance I may click on an program and it will
take a couple of minutes to open. Or, I'll type something into the name
section of Find All Files and it'll take a couple of minutes to show up.
The computer does not freeze and I can move the cursor with ease. Other
times it will respond normally. I have run scan disk and disk
defragmenter and cleaned out all temp files. Any ideas?

Sharon


Buffalo 06-25-2003 06:45 PM

Re: Strange Delayed Response in Win98
 
Besides Mike's suggestions,
Make sure that you are not running in MS-Dos compatibility mode.
Rt click on My Computer, Properties, Performance. Does it say Configured for
Optimal Performance?
Open up Device Manager and see if there are any yellow marks?
Is the DMA enabled for her HDD?
Is Virtual Memory enabled?
Not more than 100 folders in My Documents.

"Sharon" <sharonf@uneedspeed.net> wrote in message
news:3EF9E03D.9000306@uneedspeed.net...
> I recently reformatted the hard drive of my sister-in-law's computer and
> reinstalled Windows. She had let other people use her computer and was
> not careful about keeping her virus program up-to-date, and her computer
> had virus's, including the B1 virus in the boot sector and in the
> floppy drive. The computer is now clean and completely free of any
> virus. Everything is working fine...EXCEPT for one thing. While the
> computer doesn't freeze and there are no error messages it frequently is
> extremely sluggish. For instance I may click on an program and it will
> take a couple of minutes to open. Or, I'll type something into the name
> section of Find All Files and it'll take a couple of minutes to show up.
> The computer does not freeze and I can move the cursor with ease. Other
> times it will respond normally. I have run scan disk and disk
> defragmenter and cleaned out all temp files. Any ideas?
>
> Sharon
>




news.verizon.net 06-25-2003 06:46 PM

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Monday, 17-Aug-98 01:09:13

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I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little

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article. You then place your own name and address in the bottom of

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You will now become part of the Mail Order business. In this business

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people like you and me asking to be included in that list.

Here are the 4 easy steps to success:

STEP 1: Get 6 separate pieces of paper and write the following on

each piece of paper;PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST. Now

get 6 US $1.00 bills and place ONE inside EACH of the 6 pieces of

paper so the bill will not be seen through the envelope (to prevent

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them. You should now have 6 sealed envelopes, each with a piece of

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legal! Mail the 6 envelopes to the following addresses:


#1) Jeff Millan

1113 N. 19 ˝

McAllen,TX 78501

#2) R. Overton

P.O. Box 18818

So. Lake Tahoe, CA 96151

#3) KEVIN LEE

8377 APT. I MONTGOMERY RUN RD.

ELLICOTT CITY MD 21043

#4) Stephanie Hicks

1283 Evening Canyon

Henderson NV 89014

#5) Matt Madracki

P.O. Box 1529

Sutton West, Ontario

L0E 1R0

#6)Ronald Andrews

2100 beekman place apt.1m

new york,ny 11225


STEP 2: Now take the #1 name off the list that you see above, move

the other names up (6 becomes 5, 5 becomes 4, etc...) and add YOUR

Name as number 6 on the list.

STEP 3: Change anything you need to, but try to keep this article as

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NOTE: You may want to retain every name and address sent to you,

either on a computer or hard copy and keep the notes people send you.

This VERIFIES that you are truly providing a service. (Also, it might

be a good idea to wrap the $1 bill in dark paper to reduce the risk of mail
theft.)

So, as each post is downloaded and the directions carefully followed,

six members will be reimbursed for their participation as a List

Developer with one dollar each. Your name will move up the list

geometrically so that when your name reaches the #1 position you will

be receiving thousands of dollars in CASH!!! What an opportunity for

only $6.00 ($1.00 for each of the first six people listed above) Send

it now, add your own name to the list and you're in business!

---DIRECTIONS ----- FOR HOW TO POST TO NEWSGROUPS------------

Step 1) You do not need to re-type this entire letter to do your own

posting. Simply put your cursor at the beginning of this letter and

drag your cursor to the bottom of this document, and select 'copy'

from the edit menu. This will copy the entire letter into the

computer's memory.

Step 2) Open a blank 'notepad' file and place your cursor at the top

of the blank page. From the 'edit' menu select 'paste'. This will

paste a copy of the letter into notepad so that you can add your name

to the list.

Step 3) Save your new notepad file as a .txt file. If

you want to do your postings in different settings, you'll always

have this file to go back to.

Step 4) Use Netscape or Internet explorer and try searching for

various newsgroups (on-line forums, message boards, chat sites,

discussions.)

Step 5) Visit these message boards and post this article as a new

message by highlighting the text of this letter and selecting paste

from the edit menu. Fill in the Subject, this will be the header that

everyone sees as they scroll through the list of postings in a

particular group, click the post message button. You're done with

your first one! Congratulations...THAT'S IT! All you have to do is

jump to different newsgroups and post away, after you get the hang of

it, it will take about 30 seconds for each newsgroup!

**REMEMBER, THE MORE NEWSGROUPS YOU POST IN, THE MORE MONEY YOU WILL MAKE!!
BUT YOU HAVE TO POST A

MINIMUM OF 200**

That's it! You will begin receiving money from around the world within days!
You may eventually want to rent a P.O.Box due to the large amount of mail
you

will receive. If

you wish to stay anonymous, you can invent a name to use, as long as

the postman will deliver it.

**JUST MAKE SURE ALL THE ADDRESSES ARE CORRECT.**

Now the WHY part:

Out of 200 postings, say I receive only 5 replies (a very low example). So
then I made $5.00 with my name at #6 on the letter. Now, each of the 5
persons

who just sent me $1.00 make the MINIMUM 200

postings, each with my name at #5 and only 5 persons respond to each

of the original 5, that is another $25.00 for me, now those 25 each

make 200 MINIMUM posts with my name at #4 and only 5 replies each, I

will bring in an additional $125.00! Now, those 125 persons turn

around and post the MINIMUM 200 with my name at #3 and only receive 5

replies each, I will make an additional $626.00! OK, now here is the

fun part, each of those 625 persons post a MINIMUM 200 letters with

my name at #2 and they each only receive 5 replies, that just made me

$3,125.00!!! Those 3,125 persons will all deliver this message to 200

newsgroups with my name at #1 and if still 5 persons per 200

newsgroups react I will receive $15,625,00! With an original

investment of only $6.00! AMAZING! When your name is no longer on the

list, you just take the latest posting in the newsgroups, and send

out another $6.00 to names on the list, putting your name at number 6

again. And start posting again. The thing to remember is: do you

realize that thousands of people all over the world are joining the

internet and reading these articles everyday?, JUST LIKE YOU are

now!! So, can you afford $6.00 and see if it really works?? I think

so... People have said, &quote;what if the plan is played out and no

one sends you the money? So what! What are the chances of that

happening when there are tons of new honest users and new honest

people who are joining the internet and newsgroups everyday and are

willing to give it a try? Estimates are at 20,000 to 50,000 new

users, every day, with thousands of those joining the actual

internet.

Remember: play FAIRLY and HONESTLY and this will really

work.



"Sharon" <sharonf@uneedspeed.net> wrote in message
news:3EF9E03D.9000306@uneedspeed.net...
> I recently reformatted the hard drive of my sister-in-law's computer and
> reinstalled Windows. She had let other people use her computer and was
> not careful about keeping her virus program up-to-date, and her computer
> had virus's, including the B1 virus in the boot sector and in the
> floppy drive. The computer is now clean and completely free of any
> virus. Everything is working fine...EXCEPT for one thing. While the
> computer doesn't freeze and there are no error messages it frequently is
> extremely sluggish. For instance I may click on an program and it will
> take a couple of minutes to open. Or, I'll type something into the name
> section of Find All Files and it'll take a couple of minutes to show up.
> The computer does not freeze and I can move the cursor with ease. Other
> times it will respond normally. I have run scan disk and disk
> defragmenter and cleaned out all temp files. Any ideas?
>
> Sharon
>




Henry S C 06-25-2003 06:52 PM

Re: Strange Delayed Response in Win98
 
<snip>
> Not more than 100 folders in My Documents.


I'm curious and I've not come across this before - what's the reasoning
behind this?

TIA



°Mike° 06-25-2003 07:22 PM

Re: Strange Delayed Response in Win98
 
On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 18:52:18 +0000 (UTC), in
<bdcr12$s96$1@hercules.btinternet.com>
Henry S C scrawled:

><snip>
>> Not more than 100 folders in My Documents.

>
>I'm curious and I've not come across this before - what's the reasoning
>behind this?
>
>TIA


The 'My Documents' folder is a special system folder, and
it is a known issue that too many files/folder within it
can lead to system sluggishness.

--
STGP, OGPE24HSHD

Henry S C 06-25-2003 07:28 PM

Re: Strange Delayed Response in Win98
 
> ><snip>
> >> Not more than 100 folders in My Documents.

> >
> >I'm curious and I've not come across this before - what's the reasoning
> >behind this?
> >
> >TIA

>
> The 'My Documents' folder is a special system folder, and
> it is a known issue that too many files/folder within it
> can lead to system sluggishness.


So 4,611 files in various subfolders of My Documents isn't good then?
:)



Sharon 06-25-2003 08:20 PM

Re: Strange Delayed Response in Win98
 
Mike,

Thanks for the reply. Most of the things I have already done but you did
list a couple of programs I am not familiar with so I'm going to take a
close look at them...for my own computer too.

Thanks again!
Sharon

On 6/25/03 10:57 AM, °Mike° wrote:
> Basic system maintenance:
>
> · Close I.E. and empty your temporary internet files from
> Control Panel / Internet Options. Be sure to check the
> box to include offline content.
>
> · Clean up unnecessary files from your hard drive. HDValet
> performs this well, and is highly configurable.
>
> http://www.filelibrary.com:8080/cgi-...05/hdvalet.zip
>
> · Make sure that you do not have too many files and folders in
> 'My Documents'. Create new folders *outside* of 'My Documents'
> and move stuff to the new folders.
>
> · Clean up your registry (you MUST read the FAQs):
> Jv16 Power Tools
> http://www.vtoy.fi/jv16/shtml/jv16powertools.shtml
> EasyCleaner
> http://www.toniarts.com/ecleane.htm
>
> · Streamline your startups - disable what is not necessary:
> http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm
> http://www.3feetunder.com/krick/startup/list.html
> http://www.greatis.com/regrun3startupprograms.htm
> http://www.greatis.com/regrun3appdatabase.htm
> http://www.greatis.com/regrun3necessary.htm
>
> · Reboot and immediately empty your Windows\Temp folder.
>
> · Empty your recycle bin.
>
> · Keep your system well maintained.
>
>
> On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 10:47:41 -0700, in
> <3EF9E03D.9000306@uneedspeed.net>
> Sharon scrawled:
>
>>I recently reformatted the hard drive of my sister-in-law's computer and
>>reinstalled Windows. She had let other people use her computer and was
>>not careful about keeping her virus program up-to-date, and her computer
>> had virus's, including the B1 virus in the boot sector and in the
>>floppy drive. The computer is now clean and completely free of any
>>virus. Everything is working fine...EXCEPT for one thing. While the
>>computer doesn't freeze and there are no error messages it frequently is
>>extremely sluggish. For instance I may click on an program and it will
>>take a couple of minutes to open. Or, I'll type something into the name
>>section of Find All Files and it'll take a couple of minutes to show up.
>>The computer does not freeze and I can move the cursor with ease. Other
>>times it will respond normally. I have run scan disk and disk
>>defragmenter and cleaned out all temp files. Any ideas?
>>
>>Sharon

>



Buffalo 06-26-2003 04:50 PM

Re: Strange Delayed Response in Win98
 
It doesn't seem to matter for the number of files in My Documents, just the
number of 'Folders' that causes the problem.
"Henry S C"
> > ><snip>
> > >> Not more than 100 folders in My Documents.
> > >
> > >I'm curious and I've not come across this before - what's the reasoning
> > >behind this?
> > >
> > >TIA

> >
> > The 'My Documents' folder is a special system folder, and
> > it is a known issue that too many files/folder within it
> > can lead to system sluggishness.

>
> So 4,611 files in various subfolders of My Documents isn't good then?
> :)
>
>




Baron Reeve 07-02-2003 12:18 AM

Re: Strange Delayed Response in Win98
 
Simple enough. Some idiot installed a anti-virus program. Just uninstall it.

Sharon wrote:

> I recently reformatted the hard drive of my sister-in-law's computer and
> reinstalled Windows. She had let other people use her computer and was
> not careful about keeping her virus program up-to-date, and her computer
> had virus's, including the B1 virus in the boot sector and in the
> floppy drive. The computer is now clean and completely free of any
> virus. Everything is working fine...EXCEPT for one thing. While the
> computer doesn't freeze and there are no error messages it frequently is
> extremely sluggish. For instance I may click on an program and it will
> take a couple of minutes to open. Or, I'll type something into the name
> section of Find All Files and it'll take a couple of minutes to show up.
> The computer does not freeze and I can move the cursor with ease. Other
> times it will respond normally. I have run scan disk and disk
> defragmenter and cleaned out all temp files. Any ideas?
>
> Sharon




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