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Windows 2000 is running slow.  Start up takes about 5 min. and programs are slow to run.

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When I start up my computer it takes about 5 min. to load.  When I try to save something it takes about a min. for something to show in the save in box.  Some programs are slow in starting up.  When I click on an icon, like my internet connection it takes about a min. for it to come up.  I have checked to see if I have any viruses using trend.housecall and my norton's virus protector.  It says that i don't have any viruses.  all viruses def.'s are up to date.  Any suggestions?
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I would recommend checking for adware and spyware:
(List credit goes to CrazyOne)
spybot here
http://spybot.safer-networking.de/
Download
http://spybot.safer-networking.de/index.php?lang=en&page=download

AdAware
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

Spycop:
http://www.spycop.com/

BHODemon and Hijack This and Browser Hijack Blaster
http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads.php?cat=sp#det
BHODemon | Think of BHODemon as a guardian for your Internet browser: it protects you from unknown Browser Helper Objects (BHOs), by letting you enable/disable them individually. This program is my choice for BHO detection and is highly recommended.

Browser Hijack Blaster | Running silently in the background, Browser Hijack Blaster only springs into action when an attempt is made. It watches and protects the following items: IE Homepage, IE Default Page, IE Search Page, BHOs. Whenver one of the above items is changed, or a BHO is added, you are immediately provided with information on the item, along with the option to keep the change, or revert to your previous settings.

Hijack This | Written by a member of our support forums and based on our Hijacked! article, this program scans the locations in your computer system that may be modified by browser hijackers and fixes any problems found. An easy-to-understand tutorial is available at TomCoyote.org.

General and overall information about Spy/Adware
http://www.cexx.org/adware.htm

Hope this helps!

:o)

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Try doing inplace upgrade of windows 2000

http://www.jsiinc.com/subh/tip3900/rh3920.htm

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hmmm.... it would appear that sunray_2003's list is a bit more extensive than mine..... ~LOL~

:o)

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Thanks bartender

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Also do these

a) Disable unwanted service

http://www.blackviper.com/WIN2K/servicecfg.htm

b) Download msconfig and control the startup programs

http://www.techadvice.com/win2000/m/msconfig_w2k.htm

c) Download the latest service pack for windows 2000 and update with all security patches

d) Run system defragmentation , Disk cleanup

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Damn ,  missed full points by few seconds..

Anyway thanks for the points

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Thanks to both of you.  I downloaded spyware and I'm about to defrag my files. Thanks for being so quick to answer.  I am a teacher and I like the way you work together.  None of us, is as smart as, all of us.
Thanks,
Salli
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>> None of us, is as smart as, all of us.


I like this

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Ah, get back from a couple of days off to getting points, and seeing a great quote. :o)

Thanks! I'm glad we were able to help you.

Cheers!

:o)

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