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  1. Well, just as I suspected.....you have a bunch of Sony stuff running at startup. Most all of the "Sony" stuff can be turned off from running at startup. I would say that's where most of your memory problem is. Most everything in blue can safely be turned off. My Vaio had most of that stuff running too. You might leave Cryptainer and TCP services running but I would turn everything else highlighted in blue off and see how much better it will run. But if you really want a big improvement, upgrade to 1 gig of ram.

  2. Power supply never crossed my mind when I added drives to my old PIII-550 Gateway! I had a CD-Rom, CD/RW, floppy A drive and an Iomega tape backup drive in mine. Never gave me a bit of trouble. I don't know to this day what size power supply is in it........maybe I should take a look. :P

  3. Do you have admin privileges from your logon account? If so, click on "start", right click "my computer", select "manage", on the left side of the box, click the + sign beside "services and applications", click "services". On the right side of the box, scroll down to "print spooler" and right click on it and select "properties". In the middle of the screen you will see "startup type".....if it is not set to "automatic", change it to "automatic", then just below that, click the start button if it is available, click apply and OK. That should start the print spooler and keep it running automatically everytime you boot your computer. See if that helps you.

  4. My Dell 8400 system I bought last year has a restore partition...hit F11 at boot when you see a black screen with a bright blue strip across the top.....got to be fast to catch it. Then it will completely wipe/reinstall partition #2, which is the main XP partition. The software will then appear exactly as it did "out of the box". On the next boot you will be presented with the Dell EULA and service tag screens, followed by the Microsoft OOBE (out-of-box-experience) "welcome" routine. There will be nothing left from the previous XP installation - no registry, data files, or any programs you had installed after you first received your computer. Don't know if your system has this feature but it is worth a try.

  5. I said it months ago...........something was up with the forum. Most of the regulars were not around anymore...or at least not posting as usual. I think they have moved on to other forums. Just my opinion but I feel like it was because of all the bickering going on. Something said....someone replies....didn't like what was said or the way it was said...etc. etc. I come here daily and read mostly U2U and GD. I'm thankful that there are still a few left here that can answer my questions...when I have them. I would rather come here than sit on the phone waiting for 45 minutes for a tech that "might" get the question answered. I try to help when I can. Maybe the summer time has everyone outside and not at the computer....I don't know...all I know is.............its not like it used to be...that's for sure!

  6. Give this a try...

    1. Open gpedit by double clicking on 'gpedit.msc' (C:\WINNT\system32\gpedit.msc)

    2. Open 'User configuration' -> 'Administrative Templates' ->'Start Menu & Toolbar'

    3. In the right pane find 'Remove Run from start menu' and double click on it

    4. See if it has been disabled. If it has been ..click enable, apply, and ok.

  7. I remember a while back, folks were having trouble like this after removing Easy CD Creator from XP. Their fix was to delete the upper and lower filters in the registry. Don't know if this will apply to your problem or not but here is the link from Microsoft. Good luck. :)

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