Computer running slow

Question

My computer is running slow and sometimes it freezes whenever I pressed ctrl-alt-del I noticed that there were about 20 to 30 internet explorers (Iexplore) were running in the task manager. how do I keep them from running?

Answer

This question was answered on November 12, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This issue can be caused by any of the following possibilities.

1 Hard disk drive is short on available disk space.

2 Several software programs have been installed/uninstalled leaving behind bad files and or confusing the software.

3 Data Corruption

4 Bad Hardware

Do not plan on running any MS-DOS programs from MS-DOS click Start / Run / type command and press enter In the MS-DOS window type cd\ to get to C:\> then type "ren autoexec.bat autoexec.ch" and "ren config.sys config.ch" This will rename your autoexec.bat and config.sys and help make sure memory is being optimized through Windows

# Run Scandisk or something equivalent to help ensure that there is nothing physically wrong with the computer hard disk drive.

# Run Defrag to help ensure that data is arranged in the best possible order.

If none of the above solutions resolve your issues it is recommended that you either reinstall Windows 98 or erase everything and then start over.

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Author

Posted by Christopher of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 12, 2004