Windows98se Problems after Directx Update

Posted on 2003-03-24
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Last Modified: 2013-12-28
hallo, im new so here is the problem

i got a 400mhz cpu with 88mbs of ram and a SiS 530 ver vid card

i had reccently did some updates from microsoft and updated directx from 8 to 9  after that the cpu had began to run slow, so i fixed directx and got it back to 8,[ i forgot how i did it] but it still is running slow after defrags, nortons fixes and antiviruses. IM struggling on to what is wrong with it , it runs slow at start up it takes more time then it did before the upgrade . it loads programs slow and continues .. im stumped to what is wrong with it , please if you can help it would be great if you could.
Question by:Dragonsgirl
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ID: 8200244
Greetings, Dragonsgirl!
   Check your startup programs and see there are anything there that is slowing you down. Go to Start > Run and type msconfig and click OK. When the Configuration Utility is open, select Startup. Uncheck all the programs except Sys Tray and Scan Registry. Click OK to close and reboot. If the slow startup is gone, load back the programs one by one until you find the culprit.

Best wishes, war1

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Thank you for your answer War1

i had tryed that and it still runs slow but i thank you for trying
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ID: 8200349
If you can remember how you change DirectX back from version 9 to 8.1, it may be relevant. DirectX does not have an uninstaller.
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i used a uninstaller program, i know bad me heh ^.^ but i paniced having parants apon my butt for something i did , but i had a friend who had a friend test the program before i used it without any problems
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ID: 8200517
   Like to know how much resources your computer is using. From Control Panel, select System > Perform. What percentage of System Resources is free?
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ID: 8200811
Use Directx Eradicator.

After removing Directx, reinstall Windows. This will reinstall the orignial version of Directx. Check if that helps.

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In reguards to the How much Resources are free, i have 81 % free

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