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Mary Montague
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Dec 10, 2000, 12:20 AM
 

Macintosh Performa 5260CD
I thought this was solved but it isn't. I have 64 megs RAM 1.2 gigs HD with 347 megs available and system software 8.1. It used to be quite fast. I haven't put any new programs on but lately when I click to open or close a document there is a delay. Memory is set to defaults and apple share is off. I have run Norton Disk Doctor and everything seems fine but the computer is still is painfully slow. I removed Printer Epson Stylus 740 software and reinstalled it- also reinstalled system software. I need help. Thank you.
     
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Dec 10, 2000, 01:45 PM
 
Originally posted by Mary Montague:

Macintosh Performa 5260CD
I thought this was solved but it isn't. I have 64 megs RAM 1.2 gigs HD with 347 megs available and system software 8.1. It used to be quite fast. I haven't put any new programs on but lately when I click to open or close a document there is a delay. Memory is set to defaults and apple share is off. I have run Norton Disk Doctor and everything seems fine but the computer is still is painfully slow. I removed Printer Epson Stylus 740 software and reinstalled it- also reinstalled system software. I need help. Thank you.
Try zapping the PRAM and a desktop rebuild. Set virtual memory to 65 Mb.
If all of these don't speed your system up, I would reformat the HD and start from scratch.
     
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Dec 10, 2000, 07:12 PM
 
I assume when you mention Norton, you also optimized(De-frag) your hard drive also... I usually use the "disk re-sizing" algorithm. If not, do so. Rebuilding the desktop should help. Check for open folders, set global prefs to NOT calculate folder size. If you can find someone with a copy of Disk Warrior, optimize your directories.
     
   
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