Slow running windows 95 - any tips?

  tiggertwo 13:19 18 Feb 03

Yes I know most have moved on but I still have windows95. That said I am running word97 and outlook express 5.5 plus internet explorer 5 and jetsuite for my fax printer. Those are the main programs. The PC is now nearly 5 years old [Pentium II 32MB RAM 233mhz].
I saw something about typing 'msconfig' at a command prompt and seeing what is running but this returns 'bad command'. How can I see all that is running on the PC?
Also someone suggested cleaning the registry, any tips on how to do this?
Thank you

Don't worry, I'm still running a similar spec PC with Win 95!

'msconfig' is only available with Win 98, but you can get hold of 'Start Up Control Panel' from click here

I think this was also available on a recent PCA cover disc.

Also try 'RegCleaner' from click here

  bof:) 13:32 18 Feb 03

Hi tiggertwo

for an automatic regleaner go to click here and download

regcleaner 4.1a

there are also some free registery cleaners in the download section on this site.

I think (its been some time since I've used win95) you can see whats running on your PC by holding down the

ctrl+alt+del buttons all at the same time.

be careful, if you do this twice on most PC's it will restart your pc.

You should get a box up called 'task manager' I think...everything in the box is a program running. Dont close down Explorer or systray.


  bof:) 15:35 18 Feb 03

it may also be worth emptying your Internet Explorer 'temp' files, folder if there are a lot of them. You can look via windows explorer to see how many there are.

Also your windows temp file.


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