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here lately my winXP home machine has REALLY been playing games very slow. not good for racing sims. games are choppy. i have 2 racing sims & simcity3000 unlimited that are not worth playing like this.

ok, where do i start?
i forgot where the startup program is that lets me paste the content here, so i'll probably need that,too.
 

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I too have SimCity 3000, but it hasn't cause a problem with my system.

Start by cleaning out your system. Defrag your harddrive(s); use Spybot to clean out all the adware. Also, upgrade your DirectX to 9.0, if you haven't already. Otherwise, it should fix the choppyness your having.

Antares
 

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i just upgraded to directX 9 and ,while i "think" i see a little improvement, it made no difference. I cleaned out everything with spybot & i defrag regularly. i also unchecked a few (more) entries in "msconfig". Simcity runs really slow and im only getting about 30fps in NASCAR 2002 unless there's a pile-up and then it drops to -10 on some tracks. In F1 2002 i can just look at it and tell the fps is low. ( i don't know how to display the framerate in this game). All i have is my internet connection on ,MS Messenger(don't ask),pop-up stopper & my UPS software in the system tray. I also disabled a few services,but can't remember which,lol.This computer used to run these games "ok", but now...
 

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here's my startup list:

StartupList report, 1/12/2003, 3:57:02 PM
StartupList version: 1.50
Started from : C:\Documents and Settings\Monte Davidson\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for startuplist15.zip\StartupList.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTSvcCDA.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Ontrack\Fix-It\mxtask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Ontrack\Fix-It\mxtask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\dpps2.exe
C:\Program Files\CursorXP\CursorXP.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberPower\PowerPanel\PowPanel.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Monte Davidson\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for startuplist15.zip\StartupList.exe

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Listing of startup folders:

Shell folders Common Startup:
[C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
PowerPanel.lnk = C:\Program Files\CyberPower\PowerPanel\PowPanel.exe

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Checking Windows NT UserInit:

[HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
UserInit = C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

nwiz = nwiz.exe /install
NvCplDaemon = RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
Fix-It AV = C:\PROGRA~1\Ontrack\Fix-It\MemCheck.exe
Pop-Up Stopper = "C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\dpps2.exe"

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Start WingMan Profiler =
CursorXP = C:\Program Files\CursorXP\CursorXP.exe
MSMSGS = "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
STYLEXP = C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe -Hide

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Enumerating Active Setup stub paths:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components
(* = disabled by HKCU twin)

[>{22d6f312-b0f6-11d0-94ab-0080c74c7e95}]
StubPath = C:\WINDOWS\inf\unregmp2.exe /ShowWMP

[>{26923b43-4d38-484f-9b9e-de460746276c}] *
StubPath = %systemroot%\system32\shmgrate.exe OCInstallUserConfigIE

[>{881dd1c5-3dcf-431b-b061-f3f88e8be88a}] *
StubPath = %systemroot%\system32\shmgrate.exe OCInstallUserConfigOE

[{2C7339CF-2B09-4501-B3F3-F3508C9228ED}] *
StubPath = %SystemRoot%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s /n /i:/UserInstall %SystemRoot%\system32\themeui.dll

[{306D6C21-C1B6-4629-986C-E59E1875B8AF}]
StubPath = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe" "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msgsc.dll",ShowIconsUser

[{44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}] *
StubPath = "%ProgramFiles%\Outlook Express\setup50.exe" /APP:OE /CALLER:WINNT /user /install

[{7790769C-0471-11d2-AF11-00C04FA35D02}] *
StubPath = "%ProgramFiles%\Outlook Express\setup50.exe" /APP:WAB /CALLER:WINNT /user /install

[{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4340}] *
StubPath = regsvr32.exe /s /n /i:U shell32.dll

[{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}] *
StubPath = %SystemRoot%\System32\ie4uinit.exe

[{9EF0045A-CDD9-438e-95E6-02B9AFEC8E11}] *
StubPath = %SystemRoot%\System32\updcrl.exe -e -u %SystemRoot%\System32\verisignpub1.crl

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Load/Run keys from C:\WINDOWS\WIN.INI:

load=
run=

Load/Run keys from Registry:

HKLM\..\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon: load=
HKLM\..\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon: run=
HKLM\..\Windows\CurrentVersion\WinLogon: load=
HKLM\..\Windows\CurrentVersion\WinLogon: run=
HKCU\..\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon: load=
HKCU\..\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon: run=
HKCU\..\Windows\CurrentVersion\WinLogon: load=
HKCU\..\Windows\CurrentVersion\WinLogon: run=
HKCU\..\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows: load=
HKCU\..\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows: run=
HKLM\..\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows: load=
HKLM\..\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows: run=
HKLM\..\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows: AppInit_DLLs=

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Shell & screensaver key from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI:

*INI section not found*
*INI section not found*
*INI section not found*

Shell & screensaver key from Registry:

Shell=Explorer.exe
SCRNSAVE.EXE=C:\WINDOWS\System32\sstext3d.scr
*Registry value not found*

Policies Shell key:

HKCU\..\Policies: *Registry key not found*
HKLM\..\Policies: *Registry value not found*

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Checking for EXPLORER.EXE instances:

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe: PRESENT!

C:\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\System\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\Command\Explorer.exe: not present

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Checking for superhidden extensions:

.lnk: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
.pif: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
.exe: not hidden
.com: not hidden
.bat: not hidden
.hta: not hidden
.scr: not hidden
.shs: HIDDEN!
.shb: HIDDEN!
.vbs: not hidden
.vbe: not hidden
.wsh: not hidden
.scf: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: NO!)
.url: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
.js: not hidden
.jse: not hidden

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Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

(no name) - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}

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Enumerating Download Program Files:

[Support.com RemoteControl Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\tgrc.dll
CODEBASE = http://support.fastaccess.com/sdccommon/download/tgrc.cab

[Support.com Configuration Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\tgctlcm.dll
CODEBASE = http://support.fastaccess.com/sdccommon/download/tgctlcm.cab

[sys Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\PCPitStop.dll
CODEBASE = http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB

[Microsoft.WinRep]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\Winrep.dll
CODEBASE = https://webresponse.one.microsoft.com/oas/ActiveX/winrep.cab

[ForumChat]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\MSJAVA.DLL
CODEBASE = http://objects.compuserve.com/chat/RTCChat.cab

[{56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71}]
CODEBASE = http://207.188.7.150/1263bd117ebcee868518/netzip/RdxIE2.cab

[{6CB5E471-C305-11D3-99A8-000086395495}]
CODEBASE = http://toolbar.google.com/data/en/big/1.1.62-big/GoogleNav.cab

[{7A32634B-029C-4836-A023-528983982A49}]
CODEBASE = http://fdl.msn.com/public/chat/msnchat42.cab

[TLIEFlashObj Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\TLFlsCtl.dll
CODEBASE = http://rtc.webresponse.microsoft.com/media/XP/TLIEFlash.CAB

[ActiveScan Installer Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\asinst.dll
CODEBASE = http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as/asinst.cab

[Update Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\iuctl.dll
CODEBASE = http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37603.599525463

[WebResponseAttachments Control]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLO~1\FILETR~1.OCX
CODEBASE = https://webresponse.one.microsoft.com/oas/ActiveX/FileXfer.cab

[MSN Money Charting]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\inv12.ocx
CODEBASE = http://fdl.msn.com/public/investor/v12/invinstl.exe

[{CAFEEFAC-0014-0000-0001-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]

[Shockwave Flash Object]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\macromed\flash\Flash.ocx
CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

[MSN Chat Control 4.5]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\MSNChat45.ocx
CODEBASE = http://fdl.msn.com/public/chat/msnchat45.cab

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End of report, 9,033 bytes
Report generated in 0.120 seconds

Command line options:
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/force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
/forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
/forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
/history - to list version history only
 

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What is that Startup program called?
 

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i think i may try to go ahead & beat some of the games it does run and reformat. been awhile.
 

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Here is my Startup list:
StartupList report, 1/19/2003, 8:59:18 AM
StartupList version: 1.51
Started from : C:\Documents and Settings\Dennis R. Hatley\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for startuplist151[1].zip\StartupList.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\DiskeeperWorkstation\DKService.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\dmadmin.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\TimeSink\AdGateway\TSAdBot.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\QDCSFS.EXE
C:\Program Files\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\msn6.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Dennis R. Hatley\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for startuplist151[1].zip\StartupList.exe

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Listing of startup folders:

Shell folders Startup:
[C:\Documents and Settings\Dennis R. Hatley\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
PowerReg Scheduler.exe

Shell folders Common Startup:
[C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
Internet Answering Machine.lnk = C:\Program Files\CallWave\IAM.exe
Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE

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Checking Windows NT UserInit:

[HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
UserInit = C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

ccApp = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
ccRegVfy = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
QD FastAndSafe = C:\Program Files\Norton CleanSweep\QDCSFS.exe /scheduler
NvCplDaemon = RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
TimeSink Ad Client = "C:\Program Files\TimeSink\AdGateway\TSAdBot.exe"

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

MSMSGS = "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
MoneyAgent = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\Money Express.exe"
RamBooster = C:\Program Files\RamBooster\Rambooster.exe

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Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

(no name) - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}
(no name) - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872}

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Enumerating Task Scheduler jobs:

Norton AntiVirus - Scan my computer.job
Symantec NetDetect.job

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Enumerating Download Program Files:

[symsupportutil]
CODEBASE = https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/activedata/symsupportutil.CAB
OSD = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\OSD34.OSD

[MSN Chat Control 4.5]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\MSNChat45.ocx
CODEBASE = http://fdl.msn.com/public/chat/msnchat45.cab

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End of report, 4,531 bytes
Report generated in 0.250 seconds

Command line options:
/verbose - to add additional info on each section
/complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
/full - to include several rarely-important sections
/force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
/forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
/forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
/history - to list version history only

Any suggestions?
 

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Scan your disk manually instead of using the scheduler and turning off MS Money Express feature might help,Gun_For_Hire.Unless you turn them off before you start playing games.

Also any other unneeded background tasks.
 
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