resources?? cause computer to go slow??



Chuck & Karen
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
I had someone tell me that a reason my computer is running so slow after
being on almost all day...is the resources?? I dont have a lot of thing
running in the bottom right?? How can I check this resources??

Sharon F
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
On Thu, 9 Jun 2005 14:09:52 -0400, Chuck & Karen wrote:

> I had someone tell me that a reason my computer is running so slow after
> being on almost all day...is the resources?? I dont have a lot of thing
> running in the bottom right?? How can I check this resources??

XP is very generous with resources. So much so that it does not suffer from
the same low resource problems that Window 9x experienced. Look for other
explanations of why the computer is slow. More likely suspects would be
drivers not fully engaging after system comes out of standby. Or software
that gets overly busy and using an excessive amount of cpu cycles. Malware
and viruses are also a common cause.

MVP Jupiter Jones has a nice web page that presents a checklist for
troubleshooting a "slow computer" :
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm
--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Chuck & Karen
07-09-2005, 11:12 PM
Thank you for the info...I have done just about everything listed on Jones
web site...
I am currently working on the hi jack this..stuff...You mentioned about the
drivers not fully engaging after system comes out of standby??? how would
fix that problem??

"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
news:%234EGmMSbFHA.1660@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> On Thu, 9 Jun 2005 14:09:52 -0400, Chuck & Karen wrote:
>
> > I had someone tell me that a reason my computer is running so slow after
> > being on almost all day...is the resources?? I dont have a lot of thing
> > running in the bottom right?? How can I check this resources??
>
> XP is very generous with resources. So much so that it does not suffer
from
> the same low resource problems that Window 9x experienced. Look for other
> explanations of why the computer is slow. More likely suspects would be
> drivers not fully engaging after system comes out of standby. Or software
> that gets overly busy and using an excessive amount of cpu cycles. Malware
> and viruses are also a common cause.
>
> MVP Jupiter Jones has a nice web page that presents a checklist for
> troubleshooting a "slow computer" :
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Sharon F
07-09-2005, 11:12 PM
On Sun, 12 Jun 2005 12:02:53 -0400, Chuck & Karen wrote:

> Thank you for the info...I have done just about everything listed on Jones
> web site...
> I am currently working on the hi jack this..stuff...You mentioned about the
> drivers not fully engaging after system comes out of standby??? how would
> fix that problem??

Try updated drivers or disable standby the use of standby until some better
behaved drivers become available.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Chuck & Karen
07-09-2005, 11:12 PM
I went into the control panel,,,power options,,,and then to hibernate tab
and unclicked the enable hibernation...is this ok?? is that the same as
standby??? and then I went to power schemes and click "never" on the turn
off monitor... will this help...I already have updated all my drivers about
a month ago...I have had this problems for a while....computer store said
they couldnt find anything wrong ...until I just mentioned this about
slowing of the computer after being on all day long....he then said
resources,,, also stating what you did about older windows 9x having the
problems not xp...

so far nothing has came up with all the scans I have done for viruses or
anything else...the only thing I havent done and am a little worried about
is that memory test??? on jones web site....looks more advance than I feel!!
any suggestion on that...


"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
news:OiEFhZ4bFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> On Sun, 12 Jun 2005 12:02:53 -0400, Chuck & Karen wrote:
>
> > Thank you for the info...I have done just about everything listed on
Jones
> > web site...
> > I am currently working on the hi jack this..stuff...You mentioned about
the
> > drivers not fully engaging after system comes out of standby??? how
would
> > fix that problem??
>
> Try updated drivers or disable standby the use of standby until some
better
> behaved drivers become available.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Sharon F
07-09-2005, 11:12 PM
On Sun, 12 Jun 2005 22:07:41 -0400, Chuck & Karen wrote:

> I went into the control panel,,,power options,,,and then to hibernate tab
> and unclicked the enable hibernation...is this ok?? is that the same as
> standby??? and then I went to power schemes and click "never" on the turn
> off monitor... will this help...I already have updated all my drivers about
> a month ago...I have had this problems for a while....computer store said
> they couldnt find anything wrong ...until I just mentioned this about
> slowing of the computer after being on all day long....he then said
> resources,,, also stating what you did about older windows 9x having the
> problems not xp...
>
> so far nothing has came up with all the scans I have done for viruses or
> anything else...the only thing I havent done and am a little worried about
> is that memory test??? on jones web site....looks more advance than I feel!!
> any suggestion on that...

The memory test is easier than you think. Just follow the directions. Tip:
Set it to run when you're not going to be at the computer for a bit so it
can do its thing unencumbered.

Hibernate and standby are two different things. Standby the system kicks
back - some devices are "disengaged" (if you will) to allow lower power
consumption. When you wake the computer up, the devices and drivers don't
always kick back in 100%.

Hibernate stores a system state in a special and shuts the computer down.
When you start back up, there is a semi-normal load of Windows and then the
saved system state is restored. You can still get into trouble with
hibernate though as most systems are set to standby before proceeding to
hibernate. It's really standby that's the kicker though.

Spend some time on the "msconfig" section of Jupiter Jones' page. Trim down
start up to items necessary for your hardware devices and a few
applications that you use everyday.

Also, a little oddball of a setting but it might help is to uncheck the
option to search for network drives at startup. You'll find this in Folder
Options> View. It's one of the very first options that can be selected.

WIA service - for cameras and scanners - can also cause an overall
slowdown. You can try disabling this in Administrative tools> services.
Right click on it and select Properties. Change startup type to disabled.
Restart system and test. If you find this is detrimental to your use of
camera or scanner (usually isn't), then step the startup type up to manual.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User


resources?? cause computer to go slow??