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    hi,

     

    have been using windows steadystate for an year and m facing some problems that I would like to discuss with other and would like to have information if others have the same problems and if have anyone have a solution for these problems.

     

    1. the first problem was the slow start up, but was resolved by disc defragmentation, and after disc defragmentation for 2 to 3 times, system took almost the same time as was taking before.

     

    2. the problem that I m facing now is the general slowness of the system, with the passage of time progrmas like windows live messenger and internet explorer and even other programs r taking more time to execute, internet explorer is crashing too much, and I always observe that system is doing something in the backgraound, and is occupied.

     

    i dont know m i only to observe these problems or others r also observing these problems.

     

    Regards,

     

     

     

    Tuesday, November 4, 2008 6:05 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    The performance issue can be caused by several reasons. Since you mentioned that system always does something in background, this behavior may be caused by certain background programs.

     

    I suggest that you boot in Clean Boot Mode.

     

    Clean boot

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    Let’s disable all startup items and third party services when booting. This method will help us determine if this issue is caused by a loading program or service. Please perform the following steps:

     

    1. Click the Start Button type "msconfig" (without quotation marks) in the Start Search box, and then press Enter.

     

    Note: If prompted, please click Continue on the User Account Control (UAC) window.

     

    2. Click the "Services" tab, check the "Hide All Microsoft Services" box and click "Disable All" (if it is not gray).

    3. Click the "Startup" tab, click "Disable All" and click "OK".

     

    Then, restart the computer. When the "System Configuration Utility" window appears, please check the "Don't show this message or launch the System Configuration Utility when Windows starts" box and click OK.

     

    Please test this issue in the Clean Boot environment, if the issue disappears in the Clean Boot environment, we can use a 50/50 approach to quickly narrow down which entry is causing the issue.

     

    For more information about this step, please refer to the following KB article:

     

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista

    http://support.microsoft.com//kb/929135

     

    Thursday, November 6, 2008 8:48 AM