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Topic # 66905 25-Aug-2010 12:57
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How do we change what exactly starts up?? When we start the PC it is soooo slow so we need to change what starts etc.

Can you give me step by step instructions please. Thank you so much.

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  Reply # 372611 25-Aug-2010 12:59
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What OS ? XP/98/7/2000 ?

Can try Start, Run, msconfig
That usually gives you a config screen where you can change your startup programs etc




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  Reply # 372614 25-Aug-2010 13:00
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xpd: What OS ? XP/98/7/2000 ?

Can try Start, Run, msconfig
That usually gives you a config screen where you can change your startup programs etc


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You can also remove, ie uninstall, any software from your computer that you nolonger need or use.



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  Reply # 372615 25-Aug-2010 13:01
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Oh sorry we on Windows XP. We do not exactly what ones to stop can we screen dump them here so someone can advice??



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  Reply # 372618 25-Aug-2010 13:03
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we have removed some software we do not want e.g. Nero but when we do go to the uninstall window it is still there but it will not let us remove it again. Am I making sense??

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  Reply # 372622 25-Aug-2010 13:10
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A screen shot, or list of programs that will not uninstall would be helpful. Same for the list of programs at start-up.

How many icons do you have on the desktop?
How much RAM does your computer have?
How full is your PC's hard drive?
Does your PC appear to run slow at any other time?

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  Reply # 372627 25-Aug-2010 13:17
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Also try ccleaner to flush out garbage files etc - it also has a Startup program manager.




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  Reply # 372637 25-Aug-2010 13:20
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we done a CC clean has not helped. Once the PC has been running it is fine. We were told by the guy who built it that we should have a tune up but we trying to hold off until after Christmas as we want money to stick in a new motherboard and processor.



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  Reply # 372643 25-Aug-2010 13:26
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desktop:
https://cdn.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/ba4ebe1648d7b54c9de4b9f077569938.jpg

I do not know how to check how full Hard drive is.

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  Reply # 372664 25-Aug-2010 14:02
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Check out Soluto: http://www.soluto.com/

It's quite helpful.




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  Reply # 372665 25-Aug-2010 14:03
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ok will look now, thanks :)

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  Reply # 372717 25-Aug-2010 15:22
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Based on your desktop screenshot, it looks like you have some folders on there. It is suggested to have as little as possible on your desktop, and if you have to, then have shortcuts only.
I would move the folders you have there to somewhere else, possibly My Documents, and create shortcuts to them from your desktop if you need easy access.

CCleaner or HijackThis should allow you to delete old entries from your windows add remove programs listing.




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  Reply # 372723 25-Aug-2010 15:36
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Thank you rscole86 I will do this and run ccleaner. We have hijackthis too so would doing both be OK?



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  Reply # 372733 25-Aug-2010 15:57
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Have done a CCleaner and HijackThis but when I open add or remove programs nero is still there

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  Reply # 372767 25-Aug-2010 16:54
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With hijackthis, open the misc tools, then open uninstall manager.

From there you can double check the uninstall links, and remove the entry if the file/folder does not exist.

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