eidenk Posted May 12, 2005 Share Posted May 12, 2005 That's my best tip. It decreases by an estimated 95% (or maybe more) the explorer crashes, freezes and unexplained slow downs that everyone knows so well even on freshly installed systems with the best service packs as we have here..I think that most of the benefit of 98 lite comes from the removal of this file which is a part of the Active Desktop component introduced with Internet Explorer 4.This file is the plague. It is permanently loaded and do nothing else but bugs your system. If you don't use a web wallpaper that needs to be regularly updated online, you don't need this file running. But it runs even if Active Desktop is disabled everywhere you can tick at for that purpose.Thanks to TaskInfo, I have quite easily spotted it some time ago. When explorer would almost freeze, instead of of rebooting, I would manage to load Taskinfo (sometimes waiting 10 seconds or more) and always explorer, instead of being idle as it should be, would take up from 10 to 40% of CPU time while apparently doing nothing. That's where TaskInfo came handy as it is the only utility I know that indicates not only processes CPU use but also the CPU use of the modules loaded by the processes. So I found out that it was systematically always webcheck.dll who was responsible for the explorer load. I took the risk to remove it from DOS. Since I have discovered that it can simply be unregistered to obtain the same benefits.I think Gape could include this fix in his next service pack.Strange though that the Microsoft experts have never spotted it themselves in their quest for stability.Too juicy in technical support I suppose.Would you please try and tell me if I am not dreaming. Difference for me is almost like, say, night and day. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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