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Posted 04 February 2008 - 01:50 PM
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Posted 05 February 2008 - 01:41 AM
hello, Excuse my ignorance but I am not sure if I use any pc maintenance tools. What do you suggest? I will try defrag and see what happens. I am also getting a lot of "run time" errors when I am on the web if that is helpful to know. thanks a lot for your help!
Hi again gardenpunk
Well, your defrag looks good, actually to good considering you haven't done it before. You sure you defragmented the partition where your system-files/windows-installation are?
Also, i would like to know how much physical RAM your machine have. Because I can see that your pagefile aint that big (531mb). This number is ok, if you only have 256-512mb RAM!
So in your next post, include info on how much RAM you have. (Ccleaner will have that info at the top of the program, see below)
With tools to maintain your pc I can recommend Ccleaner and Auslogics Defrag.
Auslogics Defrag is a fast defragmenter, it aint that depth-going, but fast. And doing something is better than none at all. Its my experience people don't wanna wait for windows own defragmentation tool to finish, and therefore seldom gets it done. But if you don't mind, by all means use windows own.
With Ccleaner be sure to uncheck Yahoo.Toolbar during installation if you don't want it.
When using the cleaner, uncheck / untick cookies if you wanna keep those (e.g. saved passwords, webpage settings etc etc)
Registry (the blue cube) Scan for problems and fix all. It will ask you if you want to make a back-up, any answer here is ok, Ccleaner aint that aggresive that it will delete anything important that could cripple your system. Repeat the registry scan till it doesn't find anything.
Regarding those runtime error's, does it just say "runtime error" or does it have an number/message attached? ?This is important as it might point to a specific error. Runtime errors most commonly occurs with software application issues.
When does the runtime errors pop up? How often do you get them
when you use IE or running a specific program, like windows media-player or security programs? You can try locate the program that produces those errors by closing them one by one via the Task-manager (pressing "ctrl-alt-delete" will open the task-manager") Be sure not to end running system files, if youre in doubt which to close or not, please tell and i'll try guide you further. To ease it up abit, you can start with those you have running in the tray (down by the clock).
Okay, its a mouthful I know. But try answer to your fullest. If you need to take them step by step, just do that. Better its done in your own pace, than do it half.
Kind regards Abydos
Posted 05 February 2008 - 01:21 PM
Posted 05 February 2008 - 02:45 PM
Good that you are using the Ccleaner
Once every week or so, maybe more often if you download/installs/uninstalls alot, you should run it.
Just got a runtime error "this application has required the runtime application to terminate in an unusual way"
these generally occur when using IE.
This I think, can be because of either IE itself, or any addons you may have to IE. If you have addons, try disable them all. If the error still occurs. we will know it is IE. If they don't come back, its an addon. Then its just a matter of alittle footwork to single the culprit out by turning them back on one by one. Remember to run awhile with each, before turning any new one on, so the system have time to eventually produce the error.
If you don't have addons, a re-install of IE would be a solution here.
OTherwise, computer does freeze up in other programs but with no runtime errors there.
I think that I have 247 MB of RAM.
Thats an odd number. Normal figures here would be 256mb RAM. That, along with the freeze-ups may indicate faulty RAM.
I can direct you to a program that can stress-test your RAM, and that way clarify if it is the RAM that are faulty.....
The program is an ISO file, burned/installed to either a burnable media, or floppy disc. If you don't have those options available, please let me know.
Another possibility for the freeze-ups, is that you may have to many programs running all at once, especially when you don't have that much RAM. Just for running windows XP, its recommended to have at least 512MB RAM. So try limit the numbers of programs running
in the background, and stay with a single browser window open.
Kind regards Abydos
Posted 05 February 2008 - 03:29 PM
Posted 05 February 2008 - 04:11 PM
The program i want you to try, is called Memtest86.
Now instead that I write a lengthy detailed explanation, i would rather have you take a look at this site, and read it through. Its an step-by-step guide how to use this program. If youre not certain that youre up to it, then don't. It can be abit overwhelming the first time (was for me anyways when i tried this the first time). There are links on the guide-page to where you can download the ISO-file.
Be sure you have the right one. If in doubt, ask!
Kind regards Abydos
Posted 05 February 2008 - 06:14 PM
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