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Computer Assistance Thread

Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2003 12:20 pm
by Iznoach, Legendary Dragon
This is the general PC help thread. If you have any general problems with your PC, be it software, hardware, etc, ask away in this thread. Someone's always willing to assist as they can!

Sorry brother I'm taking this post out for some more pertinent info:

This is some basic browser and computer repair links for those who need help

Clear your IE cache

Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2003 1:33 pm
by Harimau
You may be low on virtual memory, which means that there are too many things on your hard drive. Maybe try deleting a few Gbs of stuff and it should improve in a few days.

Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2003 6:19 pm
by Stuart
Just turn it back on anyway. You should disable automatic stand-by from the power options menu in the control panel to stop that from happening again

Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2003 8:43 pm
by Justin
Yes turn on the comp and everything should be fine. If you don't reboot your machine periodaclly things build up and you get memory leaks and it hoses your systm. A quick reboot can solve the problem. You may also wish to take a look and see what programs you have installed and remove any uncessary ones. You may also wish to setup windows to only be able to use a set chunk of hard drive space for VM. Letting windows w•••• your whole HD for VM is very bad.


Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2003 11:38 pm
by Iznoach at the Crib
Thanks guys. I finally turned my machine back on a little while ago, and I went to "system" and it said I was running with 84% free :shock: ! Apparently you were right about needing an occasional reboot. Hey Wan Hung Lo, how do you set how much VM the hard drive uses? What would I go to, if you don't mind?

By the way, I'm on my comp at home now, and for some reason it won't let me log on :x

Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 4:32 am
by Justin
*tech support mode*

Ok a few quick quesitons, what OS are you using? Windows 98, 2000, XP. This is very important for me to know. How much hard drive space do you have? How much RAM do you have installed? Once we get these figures established we can determine how much Virtual Memory you need. IM me if it's easier than passing messages on the board.

Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 7:26 am
by Iznoach, Legendary Dragon
Don't laugh...okay, go ahead and laugh if you feel the need :lol: Here's my spec's:

HDD: 1.5GB :x
OS: Windows 95 :x
and for shit's and giggles, I have a 200MHz pentium 1 processor :lol:

I appreciate the help. :)

Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 7:48 am
by Justin
dude, what are you feeding the hamsters in there to keep them alive? JK!!!

Ok if i remember correctly to set VM you should take the amount of RAM you have and subtract it from 512, so 512 - 96 = 416. So windows should not get anymore than 416 MB of disk space. To change this you should do the following:

Right click on My Computer and select Properties. Click the Performance Tab, and then click Virtual Memory. Choose 'Let me specify my own virtual memory settings'. Enter in 416 for both values. Click apply or OK. It will ask you to reboot clickyes. That's it! You should now see better performace. I would also run a scan disk and defrag on your machine. It probably needs it ;)

Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 7:52 am
by Justin

Iz, here is a list of some good resources for windows 95 users. Man you need to get out of the dark ages and at least get onto a pIII!

Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 9:18 am
by Iznoach, Legendary Dragon
Thanks again. That link does indeed have a lot of useful information for my dinosaur, and when I get home in the morning I think I'm gonna be messing around with it for awhile...