Clean your path
As you install and uninstall programs over a long
period of time, you'll notice that some programs starts
to run little bit slower. Once of the reasons for this
maybe that your program search path is either contains
too many directories, or it contains references to some
directories that does not exist.
It's a good idea to check if your "PATH" environment
variable is "clean," every so often.
- If you're using Windows 95, look in your "AUTOEXEC.BAT"
file for the PATH statement:
directories separated by a semi colon>
If you're using Windows NT, go to "My Computer | Properties |
Environment," and then look for
a PATH statement in both "System" and
- Now go through each directory in your PATH and
see if they exist; if not, remove them from your
For example if your PATH contains
and if Z:\TEMP
directory no longer exists (you can find out by
Z:\TEMP" from the "DOS/Command Prompt")
change your PATH to:
Applicable Keywords : Windows NT, Windows NT 4.x, Windows, Windows 95