windows 2k prof wkstation very slow on net work

one particulat w2k wkstation is very slow using application and especially while printing to a local printer, especially a large document. the pc is a Compaq Evo 1.7ghz, 256 k ram running on w2k SB Server. any suggestions would be appreciated as its the CEO's pc.!!!
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PakaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
This machine is very low on RAM since you are running SB Server.  Get it over 512M and things should speed up.  Also you might remove the programs that aren't needed since they also consume RAM and resources.

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webwackrConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try running Disk Defrag form the start>programs>accs>system tools>defrag
Run scan disk as well.

Defrag will speed up the PC if the slowness is associated with trying to read/write from the disk while scandisk corrects errors.

Also Do a search for *.tmp and delete them all. Do another search for *~*.*and see which ones can be wacked (those are often temp files used by MS Office)

lastly, I'd try delete all Internet files from your IE settings (properties>delete>delete all offline content)

Hope that helps some.

PS I would also suggest a program named "Spybot" which removes spyware which may be eating up system resources.

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wtrmk74Connect With a Mentor Commented:
are you using a corporate anti-virus? and is it up to date?
Is the PC up to date?

anyway...
Defrag is good...
install more ram is good...
need to see what's running in the background!
install
MsConfig to the WINNT\Systn32 Directory
http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Msconfig.htm
open
Start
Run
msconfig
go to Start Up
Uncheck all items that are associated with the Programs File or any programs that look familiar.
ALL OTHERS CHECK THIS LIST FIRST!
http://www.horseplay.demon.co.uk/windows_2000_commands.html
Now reboot PC
let us know what happens!

wtrmk74
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Rob StoneConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Can you get new drivers for the NIC? Swap the NIC out (or add a PCI NIC to test)?

Check the duplex settings on the NIC.

Does the PC run slowly if its not connected to the network?

Try SFC /SCANNOW as well, or upgrade the Service Pack
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