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    Has anyone else noticed a general slowdown of their computer durning December? I'm running Windows XP SP3, Office 7 SP2, and ZAES 9.3.037 with mostly default settings on a Lenovo T61 (dual-processor) laptop. Perhaps not a ZA problem, but at least three things changed automatically during December: There were a substantial Microsoft update, an Acrobat 9 update, and at least one automatic ZAES program update relatively early in the month. Since early December, I've noticed that nearly all programs (MS-Word, MS-Outlook, Acrobat 9, IE 8, etc.) are very slow responding. For example, Outlook can take seconds to change from one folder of filed mail to another, and Acrobat can take seconds to open a new file (even after Acrobat itself is already running). The computer wasn't exactly 'snappy' before, but now it's downright sluggish.

    Of course I've done a couple of "super" virus scans, and I've looked at Task Manager CPU usage for indications of any module hogging resources during these 'pauses,' but nothing is jumping out at me. Any suggestions? -- jclarkw

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    The 3rd Coast - South Central Texas

    Default Re: General Slowdown


    Maybe this Link at the top of the General Section by the Forum Moderator may explain your Laptop Win XP problem..

    Here is another suggestion to help diagnose what program is consuming your Resouces..

    this can be related to hardware incompatibility or potential software incompatibility. For the latter you can try to boot the system only with ZA and standard services and see if it is caused by third party software:

    1.) Click Start -> Run
    2.) Type MSConfig in the run box and click OK
    3.) Once in MSConfig, click the Startup Tab
    4.) Remove the checks from everything except ZLClient
    5.) Click the Services Tab
    6.) Place a check in "Hide All Microsoft Services"
    7.) Now remove checks from everything other than TrueVector Internet
    Monitor and ForceField (if present), and click OK.
    8.) Restart your computer
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