Checking the Performance of your Windows system...


How do I check the performance of your Windows system...


This question was answered on November 3, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Your system performance will be greater if it is configured properly One of the ways to check your systems performance is to go to the System Properties window.

Right-click on the "My Computer" icon then on "Properties".

Click on the "Performance" tab at the top and make sure that the statement "Your system is configured for optimum performance." is at the bottom of the list in the "Performance Status" section.

If you see any white boxes that display drives that are running in MS-DOS Compatibility mode, this is a possible sign of a boot sector virus

The "System Resources" shows you what your current "gas tank" has in it System resources can only be replenished by re-booting your system The best time to check your system resources is just after you start your system Make sure that no programs are running when you go to check the resources A well tuned computer system will have 85% o more free If your resources are under 70% ater a clean boot with no programs running, you may want to reduce the number of programs that are "auto loading" in your systems startup.

To get the specifics of this in Windows 98, go to:

<a href=""><font color="#003399">Checking what is auto loading in Windows 98</font></a>

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on November 3, 2000