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sup guys, my PC's been acting kinda strange lately and slowing up on me so after backing up all my important stuff I formatted and did a brand new install. everything's working great now, but I was just wondering if anybody had any advice on keeping it this way. I run system mechanic 3.7 and spybot S&D pretty regularly to try to keep unwanted junk cleared out, but is there anything else I could be doing to keep things going smooth?
 

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Defrag, clean out unused registry entries, virus scan, Spyware removal, that's about the normal list. You might run something like Norton's WinDoctor to cleanup the registry once in a while...
 

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I use system mechanic's registry cleaner, is this adequate or is there a better way?
I run norton's anti-virus auto-protect at startup and do a complete system scan every once in a while so I should be OK there.
I read a post in one of the forums here about spybot S&D and downloaded it and it seems to do a real good job with keeping spyware under control.


just want to give some props to the guys that run this place. I've only been into PCs for a couple of years, and all my knowledge is pretty much self taught and learned through trial and error. the only PC that was around when I was in school was the commodore64 (yeah I know I'm an old fart :winkgrin: ) so I never really got any kind of formal PC education. I wish I had found this place a lot sooner. keep up the good work guys.
 

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Sounds like you're doing what you need to do. I don't know about System Mechanic, but I'm assuming it's pretty similar to the Norton functionality.
 

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The Commodore 64 was a little packaged PC with a tiny monochrome screen, as I recall, it used one of the 65xx processors. Oh, and it didn't have any disks, used cassette tape. :)
 

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it came with a tape drive and a floppy drive, but no monitor. it hooked up to your tv with a cable kinda like the atari 2600. I still remember playing zork and superbowl sunday on that thing for hours.
 

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I was really lame, I had a commodore VIC 20.
 

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I've been in computers for a long time. I once worked on an IBM mainframe with 64K - it could multi-task! I'm not making this up. Before that I worked on a card system that was 8k - It had a card deck loader and compiler (three passes). We put dozens of applications on it. In one day I programmed a card re-arranger and out went the old clickety-clack EAM card punch.

When i won $600 at Atlantic city on craps I realized my dream of having 64K in my basement - unreal. I've given away all my old PCs but I still have the commodore (first time syndrome?).

The later put out a disk drive that also had a 6502 chip running it (alright it didn't work right - but hey) independently. Another chip ran the screen sprites and another chip ran the sound. Very advanced. The screen was 64 chars wide so it died as a business machine. Atari put out a series of game machines that exceeded that and was great for graphics.



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James Sullivan said:
I've been in computers for a long time. I once worked on an IBM mainframe with 64K - it could multi-task! I'm not making this up. Before that I worked on a card system that was 8k - It had a card deck loader and compiler (three passes). We put dozens of applications on it. In one day I programmed a card re-arranger and out went the old clickety-clack EAM card punch.
I worked for IBM in the 60's, and I installed the first 360 in Phila. :) It was a Model 30 with tape drives, no disk! FWIW, 64kb was the maximum memory that the Model 30 could be configured with, and those 2311 removable pack drives has a monster 7mb of data on them, each! :D
 

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All this talk makes that Apple 2 I used to play Odell Lake on for hours seem state of the art.:brush: Strangely, you may be better off with one of these arcade game machines than with one of today's powerhouse boxes. Those old boxes didn't crash, did they?
 
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