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Old June 1st 06, 06:35 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.apps
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I have a computer (the same one from my other question that I'm trying to get
files off of) that will barely run right now. I'm sure it's because there is
so much junk from things like viruses and worms and adware and I don't know
what else on it. Right now, it won't start up properly in normal mode, and I
can occasionally (maybe once out of every three times I try) get it to start
up and run right for a while in safe mode before it locks up. I want to get
rid of all the junk that's making the computer run so slowly, but I'm not an
expert and can't tell what is and isn't supposed to be on the computer. What
would you suggest that I try in order to get rid of all the junk and get the
computer at least semi-working again? (if it's a program, it would have to
be able to run in safe mode)
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Old June 1st 06, 07:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.apps
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Default remove viruses/worms/adware/other junk from computer

Run msconfig.exe and on the start up tab, disable nearly everything but the
power profiles and your anti virus program entries. Reboot and maybe this
will allow you to get it running long enough that you can extract the files
that you need.

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I have a computer (the same one from my other question that I'm trying to
get
files off of) that will barely run right now. I'm sure it's because there
is
so much junk from things like viruses and worms and adware and I don't
know
what else on it. Right now, it won't start up properly in normal mode,
and I
can occasionally (maybe once out of every three times I try) get it to
start
up and run right for a while in safe mode before it locks up. I want to
get
rid of all the junk that's making the computer run so slowly, but I'm not
an
expert and can't tell what is and isn't supposed to be on the computer.
What
would you suggest that I try in order to get rid of all the junk and get
the
computer at least semi-working again? (if it's a program, it would have
to
be able to run in safe mode)



 




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