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Solved: Very slow computer, no reason I can see

Q: Solved: Very slow computer, no reason I can see

Ok, I have no programs opened, I even restarted my computer (which took like 15 minutes) and nothing, when I move the mouse, the cursor is really slow, when I try to play songs, it lags, etc. I don't know what's wrong. Here's the Hijackthis log :

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 11:15:29, on 2007-05-30
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqimzone.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\David Desroches\Bureau\HiJackThis_v2.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://labrechemarc.ifrance.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=FR_CA&c=Q106&bd=presario&pf=laptop" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=FR_CA&c=Q106&bd=presario&pf=laptop
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = Liens
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {A8F38D8D-E480-4D52-B7A2-731BB6995FDD} - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {C4069E3A-68F1-403E-B40E-20066696354B} - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QPService] "C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eabconfg.cpl] C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe /Start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] C:\Program Files\HPQ\Default Settings\cpqset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RecGuard] C:\Windows\SMINST\RecGuard.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpWirelessAssistant] C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools] "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe" -lang 1033
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VX3000] C:\WINDOWS\vVX3000.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LifeCam] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\LifeExp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SansaDispatch] C:\Program Files\SanDisk\Sansa Updater\SansaDispatch.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.0.720.3640\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SERVICE LOCAL')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SERVICE RÉSEAU')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: Démarrage rapide de HP Photosmart Premier.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xporter vers Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Console Java (Sun) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=FR_CA&c=Q106&bd=presario&pf=laptop
O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineSweeper.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {5D6F45B3-9043-443D-A792-115447494D24} (UnoCtrl Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/EN-US/a-UNO1/GAME_UNO1.cab
O16 - DPF: {5F8469B4-B055-49DD-83F7-62B522420ECC} (Facebook Photo Uploader Control) - http://upload.facebook.com/controls/FacebookPhotoUploader.cab
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {9732FB42-C321-11D1-836F-00A0C993F125} (mhLabel Class) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/mhLbl.cab
O16 - DPF: {97E71027-0BA2-44F2-97DB-F84D808ED0B6} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsPAClient.cab55762.cab
O16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (MSN Games - Installer) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/ZIntro.cab55579.cab
O16 - DPF: {DA758BB1-5F89-4465-975F-8D7179A4BCF3} (WheelofFortune Object) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/WoF.cab55708.cab
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Pré-chargeur Browseui - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Démon de cache des catégories de composant - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Internet Security Password Validation (ccISPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Proxy (ccProxy) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: COM Host (comHost) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\comHost.exe
O23 - Service: Service d'administration du Gestionnaire de disque logique (dmadmin) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\dmadmin.exe
O23 - Service: Journal des événements (Eventlog) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
O23 - Service: hpqwmiex - Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Service COM de gravage de CD IMAPI (ImapiService) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\imapi.exe
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Partage de Bureau à distance NetMeeting (mnmsrvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\mnmsrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Service Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Service Norton Protection Center (NSCService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
O23 - Service: Plug-and-Play (PlugPlay) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
O23 - Service: Gestionnaire de session d'aide sur le Bureau à distance (RDSessMgr) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\sessmgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AVScan (SAVScan) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: Carte à puce (SCardSvr) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\SCardSvr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Journaux et alertes de performance (SysmonLog) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\smlogsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Cliché instantané de volume (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\vssvc.exe
O23 - Service: Carte de performance WMI (WmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe
O23 - Service: Service Partage réseau du Lecteur Windows Media (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNetwk.exe

End of file - 10849 bytes

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Preferred Solution: Solved: Very slow computer, no reason I can see

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Solved: Very slow computer, no reason I can see

Check your task manager and see if a svchost.exe is taking up CPU time. If it is, kill just that one and see if things speed up. I've been having trouble with one MS update that makes automatic updates freak out. Make a batch file called fixsvc.cmd, save it at the root of c, and paste the following REGSVR32 commands into it:

Restart in safe mode so the automatic update service doesn't start
Run fixsvc.cmd and ok as each item is registered
Browse to the windows directory and rename the "SoftwareDistribution" directory to "OldSoftwareDistribution", it will be recreated on the next normal start up.

Hopefully that will take care of it for you.

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I ran the Spybot. I ran the antivirus scan. I ran CCleaner. Yet they find no threats.

I don't know why my computer has suddenly gotten slow in accessing websites, and shutting down. It used to shut down in under 1 minute. Now it takes 2-3 minutes to shut down.

Any idea what I might do next to speed up my computer?


PS I now use Vista Ultimate rather than Vista Home Premium as my OS. Where do I go to make changes and updates to my personal information? I'm sorry, I forgot.

A:[SOLVED] Slow computer-no apparent reason

My money is on excessive CPU usage. Hit ctrl-alt-delete to pull up task manager and go to the processes tab. Then click "CPU" so it sorts by maximum CPU usage. Do this while you aren't running any programs, and see if something is using a lot (really, nothing should be using more than 5 when your computer is at rest, but if something is using, say 50+ it will greatly slow down your computer).

If this is, in fact, the case, post the process name here before ending it unless you are sure you know what you are doing.

EDIT: Also, let us know if your RAM usage is really high (70+) (It will tell you your RAM usage at the bottom of the task manager on the bottom edge of the window).

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My friend has a slow computer, and I've tried everything. She has a 2.40Ghz computer and 512MB RAM. It's Windows XP and is completely virus-free. Any suggestions at all would be greatly accepted

DJ Geoffrey Southpaw

A:Slow Computer - No Reason

512 MB is pretty small. Is she running many processes?
Please tell us what is slow : startup, surfing, gaming, program launching?


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My computer has been teeth-grindingly slow for months. It takes forever to open a website with Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox and to open Microsoft Word and every other program on my computer. My antivirus is Avast Internet Security. I just now discovered that both Avast and Windows fIrewalls are on. Is it possible that this is the cause of the slowness problem? If so, which one should I turn off? BTW, I've uninstalled all the programs I wasn't using and I used CCleaner to up unnecessary files and registry entries. I researched which registry entries were safe to remove so cleaning things up hasn't caused any issues, but it hasn't improved things either.

Also, I used to have the free version of Avast and it worked great. I moved up to Avast Internet Security to have an extra layer of security. Is anyone else who is using this version of Avast having a problem with their computer being very slow?

Thanks in advance to everyone who responds.

A:Could this be the reason my computer is so slow?

I just now discovered that both Avast and Windows fIrewalls are on. Is it possible that this is the cause of the slowness problem?Click to expand...

No should not be
I used CCleaner to up unnecessary files and registry entries.Click to expand...

this program can cause issues on PC - we have a lot of posts following the use of register cleaner part of CCleaner, although
I researched which registry entries were safe to remove so cleaning things up hasn't caused any issues, Click to expand...

it appears you have not just allowed the program to do its own thing...

it maybe you do have some form of malware

have a read here
and post the required logs

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Yes hello im really bad with computers And mine has gotten really slow for no reason i have no clue what happen but i came home friday after noon and my computer had crashed and when i restarted it my computer was slow as h*** i tried system restoring it thinking it would help but its the same speed and everything tried Downloading virus scanners that a friend recommended and used them same speed so please help me if you can : )

i know my computer is a
Dlatitude 600
windows xp
thats all i know sorry like i said im horrible with computers sorry

here is my HiJackThis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:43:02 AM, on 6/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20815)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.e... Read more

A:MY computer has gotten slow for odd reason please help

bump please help if possible

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My computer is running very slowly. Could it be because I have 6 external drives?
Thanks, Debbie

A:Reason for very slow computer?

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Hello everyone,
Before starting to tell you the problem i have to say i have opened another topic,which i had it closed(for my reasons), dealing with another pc.
The problem of the present pc is that it is very slow for no particurarly reason. Infact, this computer have few programmes installed and I don' t use this computer to download programmes.
Here the System Specs:
Windows 8 Operating systemIntel® Celeron ® CPU 1000M @ 1.80 Ghz 2GB RAM (1,82 usable)
I noticed through Task Manager that each time i power up the PC it uses 1,1/1,8 GB RAM  for no reason, even after 30 minutes and over until I shutdown it. However Task Manager don' t state the programme which uses so much memory.
Another annoying problem is that the audio often doesn' t work. i don' t understand: the audio sometimes works but it suddenly doesn' t work anymore.
I have Avast! Antivirus

A:Slow Computer for no reason. Help me

Hello TeckMike95,My name is Cody and I'll be helping you clean up your computer. I will reply to your posts as soon as possible -- typically within 24 hours. In turn, I ask that you please respond within 72 hours. If you know you will be away longer than that, I just ask for notice ahead of time.Please do note any time differences between us. If I do not respond within 48 hours, feel free to send me a private message.==========================================================================Some points for you to keep in mind:Backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this step can save a lot of heartaches if things don't go as planned. You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive, anywhere except on the computer.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended... Read more

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:53:08 PM, on 6/11/2008Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16681)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exeC:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Users\Blackmarket\Danny\Danny\Documents\protection\HiJackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...&pf=desktopR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...&pf=desktopR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\... Read more

A:Slow Computer For An Unknown Reason

Hi fireinthehole,I'm sorry it's taken so long for you to get a response, if you still need help please do as follows:Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop (right-click the link, select Save Target As..., select your Desktop and press Save)Close all applications and windows.Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt<-this one will be minimizedMake sure Format->Word Wrap is uncheckedCopy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt and extra.txt in your replyOnce complete, please post both DSS logs, you won't need to produce a new HijackThis log as DSS produces one for you.

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I reformatted my formerly working computer (below) a couple of days ago. I noticed that the Windows installation was going kind of slow. Even worse, when I actually got into Windows, it took 30 seconds to open My Computer. It can't be a heat problem, because my ambient case temp is like 25 celcius and my CPU is like 30 or 35 celcius. It also can't be a power problem, because I am using an Antec NeoPower 480. I also installed all of my drivers to no avail.

Please help,


A:Computer going slow as hell for no particular reason

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Hello, my computer is slow for no reason. I am running on Windows 8.1 with a Packard Bell Computer.
System Specs:
Packard Bell
Windows 8.1 Operating system
AMD A4-5000 APU processor with 1.50 GHz
( Please thouroughly read everything I am about to say )
I am at the end of my rope here as to why my computer is running ridiculously slow. I have used Norton Internet Security to eradicate every piece of malware, tracking cookie, trojan, virus, etc.
I have looked through my registry and manually deleted any and all useless keys left by deleted programs and every single harmful registry key from there and still no improvement. I have used the Disk Defragmenter many times but my PC doesn't get fragmented much at all. I hae used the Disk Cleanup to free all the space I can and my computer is really clean and uncluttered. It can't be the internet connection I have since this slowness does not affect anyone else in my house, just me.

So to recap:
Perfectly clean registry, devoid of harmful keys or useless software keys
No trace of any piece of malware/trojan/tracking cookie/virus, etc.
Fully optimized using Disk cleanup AND Defrag
No internet troubles for anyone else, just me so it must be my computer.
Also, my computer does not have very many programs or files on it at all.

So, my question is this:
Taking all of that into account, what could possibly be causing my computer's slowness?
I just don't know what to do anymore and it is very frustrating.

A:Slow computer for absolutely no reason.

Welcome to TSF.

3 reasons your computer is slow:
AMD A4-5000,
Packard Bell.

A similar PC to yours benchmarked: PassMark Software - Display Baseline ID# 271766

There's a distinct possibility that NIS might have missed something or wrongly flagged something as suspicious and removed it.

If I were you, I'd begin by running a check for any remnant malware and removing heavyweight software like NIS: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum <- study this carefully and follow it as closely as you can.

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Hi to all,
Currently I face this problem in my office IBM Computer, model: 6578-GAA

For no reason, it just load up very slow and the harddisk light almost remains on all the time but it is okay when boot up in safe mode.

Can anyone enlighten me with this problem?

Many Thanks to all who offer to help.

These are details from Hijackthis.exe

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 5:47:19 PM, on 17/12/2004
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Micr... Read more

A:Help,My IBM computer very slow for no apparent reason?

Your log is clean, but I will recommend some tools to try:

Please download Ad-aware SE and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Also go here to get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. To run this tool, go into Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection. Also make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware for better scan results. Run the scan and fix everything that it finds.

Download and install Spybot S&D. Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next click on the 'Check for Problems' button. Let it run the scan. If it finds something, check all those in RED and hit the Fix Selected Problems button. Exit Spybot. If you keep getting the DSO Exploit entries, even after you updated Windows and fixed them, then download the Spybot DSO Exploit Fix and install it over the current Spybot installation.

The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download CleanUp! (Alternate Link if main link don't work) and install it. Run CleanUp! and click on CleanUp! button. When it asks you if you want to logoff, click on Yes.

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As of around thanksgiving.. shortly after i removed norton antivirus 2004 my computer just slowed to a crawl. I've checked the hijack log and processes and nothing looks out of the ordinary but then again i'm not as good at these things as some of the guys in here. I'll put in a hijack log and any help would be greatly appreciated. beginning to think that i might just need to get some more memory. Oh well... who knows

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:30:46 AM, on 3/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\FastLane2\IPMon32.exe
C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\FastLane2\IPClient.exe
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A:Computer running slow for whatever reason.

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Hello all,
I built a computer about eight months ago now, and as of the last month, I have noticed a significant slowing down of many functions of the PC. Boot up times taking over a minute, over five minutes for all startup programs to open, things like Chrome and even file explorer taking up to 20 seconds to open, programs not responding a little to frequently, and other odd little things like this. Any ideas as to what this could be? My PC specs are in the computer description linked to my account.
Thanks in advance.

A:Computer Slow for No Identifiable Reason

I presume you've run the programs in your signature??
I use this: codestuff starter ( http://codestuff.obninsk.ru/products_starter.html ) to monitor start up and running programs/services .

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My computer has started running slow recently but i have no idea why Iv only had it around two years. i have 1GB ram and decent processor but still it runs slowly. I think it might be running hot but im not sure is there a way to tell?

A:Computer runs slow for no reason

How do you know it is running slower than usual? Have you run cleaners like Glary Utilities and CCleaner? Do you have Norton (symantec) or McAfee installed? And while you are at it, what are your system specs?

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Good day!

I am using Windows 7 Professional, SP1.

AMD A8-5600k APU with Radeon Graphics
1TB HD split into two drives (C and D)

Normally, I have absolutely no problems with my computer as it is fast enough for my day-to-day applications and gaming needs. It takes less than 30 seconds for the computer to fully start-up as well. Everything was working fine...but this morning something happened:

As I was casually surfing the internet, jucheck.exe (java auto update) came up and asked for admin permission to update, and the computer suddenly freezes for around 1-2 minutes. After which, control comes back and everything seems normal. Or so I thought. Suddenly, programs take FOREVER to open. I can't play my games properly as loading times take forever. Even the computer start-up takes a painstaking long time. I can still use the apps themselves though without lag AFTER they load though (I'm using Chrome using the said computer and I'm not having problems right now at all since it has already loaded; same goes with my games).

What happened?

I've already tried:
1. Un-installing Java, and re-installing it.
2. Running anti-virus scans (result showed no threats).
3. Tried to defrag the computer (but it says it was not necessary).
4. Did a disk and registry cleanup.
5. Did a system restore to the day before the incident.
6. Tried to do repairs in the Advanced Options mode (F8 before windows boots), showed no need for repairs. Also scanned ... Read more

A:Computer being slow for some strange reason

Do not use Registry Cleaners, these programs cause more problems then they fix.
Click on the link in my signature for PC Running Slow? and try All of those things

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My computer seems to be acting like it is boggging itself down. Is there anything on this list that needs to be deleted?


Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 11:36:30 PM, on 11/17/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\en-us\msnappau.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6\avgw.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus...aults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp_wave/defaults/sp/*http://www.yahoo.com
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A:Hi Jack this Log - Computer is slow for some reason

Hi godfreykj,

At a first glance, there is nothing wrong showing in your log.
I suggest you to try a full PC tune-up at this site http://www.pcpitstop.com/

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I was playing a game and then it logs me out of the game, when i tried to restart it said failed to connnect the server, so i checked my browsers and none of them worked so i restarted my computer to get the connection back, and next thing i know it took appox. 6 - 10 mins just to get into the login screen and another 10 mins to be in. Also im compouter is running very slow even i dont have any programs. Also i know i dont have virus, etc that can cause this. So i need major help on this big problem that i have. Thanks for anybody that may know watts the problem.

Thanks ~MD

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Hello, my computer is slow for no reason. I am running on Windows 8.1 with a Packard Bell Computer.
System Specs:
Packard Bell
Windows 8.1 Operating system
AMD A4-5000 APU processor with 1.50 GHz
( Please thouroughly read everything I am about to say )
I am at the end of my rope here as to why my computer is running ridiculously slow. I have used Norton Internet Security to eradicate every piece of malware, tracking cookie, trojan, virus, etc.
I have looked through my registry and manually deleted any and all useless keys left by deleted programs and every single harmful registry key from there and still no improvement. I have used the Disk Defragmenter many times but my PC doesn't get fragmented much at all. I hae used the Disk Cleanup to free all the space I can and my computer is really clean and uncluttered. It can't be the internet connection I have since this slowness does not affect anyone else in my house, just me. I have used the Norton Power Eraser and it detects some registry issues too but fails to remove them, however, checking manually, I cannot find and remove them myself. I have even tried multiple other programs such as Malwarebytes and CCleaner
So to recap:
Perfectly clean registry, devoid of harmful keys or useless software keys
No trace of any piece of malware/trojan/tracking cookie/virus, etc.
Fully optimized using Disk cleanup AND Defrag
No internet troubles for anyone else, just me so it must be my computer.
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A:Computer is slow for absolutely no reason

One possible reason: Norton. It could be a case of Norton not playing nice with your computer.The only way to know is to uninstall Norton.If you decide to uninstall it for checking purposes you will need an antivirus to install temporarily while investigating Norton.

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My computer is running ridiculously slow - its a 3 year old PC, but it takes forever to switch between programs or run absolutely ANYTHING. I know this isn't specific at all, but I don't know what to say - I've run every virus scan I can and nothing seems to be working.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:40:57 AM, on 12/29/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\Commo... Read more

A:Exceptionally Slow Computer For No Good Reason...

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Please download ComboFix and save it to your desktop.Prior to running Combofix.exe you should disable your antivirus program and disconnect from the internet.Double click combofix.exe and follow the prompts.When it's done running it will produce a log for you. Please post that log in your next reply.Important Note - Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.

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My computer is running EXTREMELY slow for an unexplained reason.  I ran Malware Bytes in Safe mode and it did not find anything.
Some programs will not even open and the ones that do take up to 5 minutes to fully open and allow me to click on buttons in the program.
I am currently running in safe mode because it is the only way that I can do anything.

A:Computer running slow for unexplained reason

Same computer?
In the above topic you never replied to my post.

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My computer is very, very slow. It is operational, but it takes at least 500% more time to do any of the follow simple operations such as open a program, start up, go from login screen to desktop, to desktop being fully loaded and ready to go, to opening internet explorer, to opening my music program. It can be high usage or low usage in the task manager and this still is always a constant slowness.

I have norton anti-virus. I have had it since I bought my laptop in February 2006.

The computer is an AMD 3300 or 2GHZ, XP Home.. It has 1GB ram. Everything was fine until about 10 days ago when all of this started to happen.

What has changed? I resubscribed to norton and downloaded the 2008 software around the time this started, however the problems didn't start right when this occurred; it happened within days though. However, looking at the things I've tried below, I don't think the antivirus is the culprit.

What have I done to try to fix my high usage/low usage slow problems? The following is a list of things I've done and after each was completed, I re-tested.

1. Norton antivirus full scan
2. Spybot full scan
3. CWShredder
4. RegistryBooster
5. LavaSoft Adware
6. System restores to August when everything was perfect
7. Uninstalled norton antivirus
8. Ran in safemode
9. Reinstalled norton antivirus

None of these actions fixed the problem.

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Yes hello. I have Windows XP, and for some reason my computer's been awful slow lately. I don't believe I have a virus, so I don't know what's up. I even recently freed up some hard drive room, and I have 19.6 GB free and 17.5 used. Anything I can do to help make my computer run better and faster, or find the cause of the problem? Thanks in advance!


A:Slow computer for seemingly unknown reason

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I'm not sure whats wrong with my pc. I haven't downloaded anything recently and im not running anything big enough to cause my pc to act like this. Anyone know what the problem could be, and maybe a solution?

A:Computer running slow, Very High Memory use for no reason.

Welcome to the forum.
Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing the Memory (not CPU) information.

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Hello, I've ran a few searches for the problem I'm having and I found 1 or 2 threads with similar problems, but weren't resolved and were from 2010. So I figured I'd try starting a new thread!

I have never, ever encountered any problems with my pc being slow or even showing signs of slowing down for the few years I've had it, but I turn it off 1 night... turn it back on the next evening, and it took about 30 minutes for it to get past the "starting windows" screen. Even when it finally got passed, it ran so slow loading each desktop icon 1 at a time, 1 every 30 seconds or so. Once everything is loaded, it still sits with the HDD light on but making no noise, and every few minutes you hear it working, then back to silence with the light still on.

I thought maybe it was my hard drive going bad all of a sudden, but after turning it off for a few days letting it sit, I'm now on it writing this after waiting for it to load for about an hour. The mouse pointer never jitters or stalls, it works fine, but windows I have open for a folder or anything will keep freezing for a few minutes and such. I managed to run defrag, and update/scan viruses with norton and both finished fine with no problems.

One scan that had an error, the only 1 to have an error of everything I tried was the SMART scan on the hard drive. But the other hard drive scans worked fine. Its much better as I'm sitting here writing this, but then again I havent tried runni... Read more

A:Computer suddenly very slow for unknown reason, first problem ever.

If SMART tells you that there is a hard drive problem, better backup everything FAST. Because SMART warnings are usually late - your next boot up may very well fail.

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I'm back again with another problem I couldnt fix outright. It is a windows 7 machine, a HP Pavilion dv7. At one time, it was one of the fastest smoothest running new computers (not including personally built machines!) I had ever used. It ran perfectly fine, until one day where it just stopped working properly. Everything became slower than it should be- There is typing delay (sometimes), the volume ticker thing delays (sometimes), IE sometimes becomes unusable it's so slow, youtube videos stutter to the point of a slideshow (again sometimes), and things like word and CPU-z take abnormally long to open. The machine seems "preoccupied"

There are no viruses or malware, it is fully updated, ccleaner'ed, defragged, and overall checked over- no obvious problems. I ran P95 for like an hour to just test general stability and it ran fine in that. There are no apparant bad or too many programs running.

I'm at a loss with this problem- any advice? You guys have never failed me before!


A:Windows 7 computer runs very slow-no obvious reason??

Oh it also seems like the computer runs louder and hotter than it used to, but I may have just forgotten, as this is my friends computer that I just do the work on.

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Please help. Virtual memory showing low a lot of the time. Computer slow. Also about:blank is default homepage. I run Anti virus, spy kill, spy bot and many others. Spyware blaster will not install. Here is my log. Any help would be great. I'm a gamer and this slow computer is killing me. Thanks Alos showing this virus Virus name: Backdoor.HackDefender

I want only the bare minimum running.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:00:33 PM, on 5/22/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe

A:Please help. Slow computer and always low on virtual memory for some unknown reason

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I have Norton antivirus installed. Scans return clean. I have degragmented the hard drives, deleted temp. and unnecessary files, etc. Computer is still running slow. I suspect an infection. Help?

A:Computer Running super slow for no apparent reason

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwar... Read more

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Hardware Configuration: HP Compaq 6510b, Intel Centrino, 1 GB Ram, 80 GB HDD, DVD Rom
Software Configuration: Windows Vista, MS Office, MCafee AV (corporate version, says its updated), no other spyware/malware/virus removal tools, no P2P application installed for downloading etc, no download manager, no toolbar

Symptoms: General slowness (getting worse), browsing timeouts, 80 GB HDD getting full again and again.
I deleted 300 Megs from C: drive, within minutes I got a notification stating I had 0 KB available. I deleted another 200 MB, same notification, this kept happening for about 5-6 times.

Remedial action attempted:
Virus scan with Mcafee, nothing found.
Attempted to install MBAM and SAS but those did not install stating no space available on HDD
Attempted to run Housecall online scan but that did not complete as it tries to download some malware data to the computer stating no space available on HDD
Downloaded cleanautorun.exe and tried to run it but its not allowed to run with a message stating its not a valid Win32 app.
Tried logging into safe mode to run it or install MBAM, but the load gets stuck at crctest.sys ( I think).

Cant think of anything else I can do so HELP !!!

A:Computer is slow / Hard drive is full for no reason

Moved from HJT forum to the more appropriate as no Logs posted.
Hang on. Others here will assist.

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Hi there,

My computer has been running slow for few months now despite having a high speed internet connection. I have tried to fix it by having its set up changed. It didn't fix the problem. It was working fine but one day it suddenly started running slow. At first I thought it must be a problem with the servers of my network provider but that wasn't the case. I've called the cable company to check several times but they said other users were able to use internet in full speed without any problem. I noticed the problem by trying to watch videos from various websites and after this problem occurred, they started loading super, super slowly. It has gotten to a point that I can no longer watch TV shows, movies, and other videos. The only video website that works is YouTube and even that doesn't function completely normally. Only most YouTube videos work without getting stuck too much. Another thing which I must mention is that quite often the internet cuts off in midst of browsing sessions and it doesn't reconnect without restarting the computer. My computer is a Dell laptop pc with Intel core i5 processor. I suspect that maybe my LAN card has worn out and it needs to be replaced. Although, I have been told by some computer technicians to not to do so. But they weren't able to give me any solutions. So here are my questions:

1. Should I get my LAN card changed?
2. If I should get my LAN card replaced, what model do I need that's compatible w... Read more

A:Computer running slow despite having a high speed internet connection for some reason

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Hi everyone,

I've got a pretty strange problem here. Since October 30 or so, my tablet PC has been running pretty slow for no apparent reason. I haven't seen any process in Task Manager eating up my memory or CPU but the Performance tab shows my CPU usage pegged at 100% and I've always been diligent about keeping my startup list clean and limited to the essentials. I also haven't installed or done anything different to my computer that should have caused this. Below is a list of symptoms I've noticed and things I've tried to fix it.

- Takes a good 5 minutes or so to boot up.
- Slow or jerky mouse movement
- Most actions take noticeably longer to perform
- Performance tab in Task Manager shows CPU pegged at 100% or so. No process in the Processes tab are shown eating it up though.

Things I've tried:
- Ran AVG, it found three things and put them in the "virus vault:"
---- Infection - Virus Found JS/Downloader.Agent
---- PUP - Potentially harmful program Dialer.IPK
---- Infection - Virus Found IRC/BackDoor.Flood
- Ran CCleaner (and registery cleaning option)

I've attached a HijackThis log too.

Any help is appreciated. I use this tablet PC for work and I rely on it so the sooner someone can help, the better.

A:Solved: Slow performance all around; no apparent reason

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I'm going to be honest and tell you that this laptop is pretty old. It used to be my father's and knowing his knack for making videos, downloading programs, and with my own combination of using it when I was younger with gaming has made it slow. I'm hoping we can "save" this old laptop to help me with college, as I have no money to buy a new one.

Whenever I browse on my computer its slow, I had it cleaned awhile ago on this site for viruses, since I haven't used it at all since then I don't think that's the source of the problem, but I'll post later on the security forums to have it checked out again.

My computer keeps eating up memory, it jumps from telling me I have 47 GBs left to 36 GBs and I've tried everything from running a disk check to deleting temporary files and useless programs and it still seems to be eating up memory usage for some weird reason.

The Laptop I am on has a total capacity for 134 GBs, and it says 94 GBs are used up...I'm not sure if that's all computer software taking up space or something else.

I also have some programs that seem to refuse to uninstall from an old video software my dad had...can anyone help me remove it?

Thank you for the help

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista&#8482; Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
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A:Solved: Slow, Memory keeps getting eaten up for no reason... please help?

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I have windows7(x64) , and when i browse the internet , i get supper slow speed , i had some google searches on it and i found it has to do something with the firmware , upgrading the routers firmware version , i had to go to the manufacturers website and download the latest version . I did , i downloaded the file now , to upgrade to version i have to enter the routers ip adress on the adress bar on my internet explorer enter the username and password , and then upgrade. I got everything from the above , Im just saying all this stuff for other users who may have same problem to know what to do. Now what i want to know , when i will upgrade the version i will have to close any device in my flat , that has an wifi access? and connect to the router through a lan cable and install? do i have to close the internet to do that , when using the lan cable? it's a yellow cable i heard people saying u need to do that with an ethernet cable , idk the differences. So am i right? WILL THIS SOLVE MY ULTRA SLOW SPEED? i know that is slow cause on my laptop ( windows vista x32 ) i was getting very fast speed and some files i was downloading i was getting 1.09 mbps , on my w7 im getting max 900 ( and thats very rare!) so plz help

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 slow speed, firmware reason?

See if same conditions exist in SAFEMODE w/ Networking - tap F8 key repeatedly during boot-up.

See what speedtest says - Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test

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HI im new to this forum but i really need help. I have just installed a brand new windows 7 ultimate it was done professionally so i know there is no problem with the installation but for some reason every time i try to run a moderate games ( Operation 7, Crossfire, AVA, Soldier front) it just shuts down no over heating it just click and its off here are my comp specs

Intel cor 2 duo T5250 @ 1.50GHZ

1.00 gig of ram

32 bit processor

A:Solved: My computer Just shuts down for no reason

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I have a computer that keeps shutting down for no reason. I get to the log in screen, on Windows XP, and if I don't log on right away, after about 5 mins, it shuts off. I have already reseated the cpu with new thermal paste,tried 2 different PSU's,taken all memory out or left one in and switched them around,reset the cmos, loaded the default options in the bios,hooked up only the hard drive and the video card(ATI PCIE 512 MB),formatted 2 times(legal copy of XP)...I am at my wits end. Any help would be much appreciated as I have been trying to fix this now for 3 weeks.I already ran AVG Antivirus and Adaware with no threats on either and have updated XP completely.

A:Solved: Computer shuts down for no reason

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This has been an ongoing problem now for about a month... Every so often and usually when I'm playing a game, my computer will abruptly shut off. Because it seemed to happen while playing games, I assumed it was my EVGA GeForce 9800 card that was causing the shutdown... However, last night I was just mindlessly surfing and I had the same issue... When I tried to restart, it took a few times before it 'took' ... this has happend before in the past when the computer has abruptly crashed.... as for the GeForce, I've uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled.

I've also checked to see if it's the fans, but they all seem to be working fine, no obstructions. Is it possible that with it being summer, the room might be getting too hot and in turn causing the computer to run hotter than usual? I don't keep the air on all the time in that room as it's a window unit and I'm conserving energy...

A:Solved: Computer shuts down for no apparent reason

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Well the titel explained it.
My computer just keeps on crashing while gaming or playing songs while it didn't crash till a week ago.
Actually my computer never crashed...
I didn't install anything new, didn't download anything new and i don't have torrent things on or something.

When i'm playing warcraft or diablo it just lets me play for like 10 minutes, then just without a reason Blam... stuck, no sound, no loading or anything.

This is my hijackthis log, if it helps:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 14:16:34, on 7-4-2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
E:\Program Files\Autodesk\3dsMax8\mentalray\satellite\raysat_3dsmax8server.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\MessengerPlus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
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A:Solved: Computer Crashes, No reason, No error messages.

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Now, I've tried following some of the instructions in the other top two posts about XP lagging (of course, I didn't remove anything using HijackThis, or manually mess with my registry), but I haven't achieved any results.

All my problems seemed to have started when I applied the newest update to Mozilla Firefox (v5.0). Saw that my Realplayer Video Recorder was incompatible with the new version of Firefox, so I downloaded the latest installation of Realplayer and installed it. Shortly thereafter, videos and firefox were slightly lagging, so I restarted my computer. First problem I hit was that it was taking much longer to start up Windows. Then once in Windows, everything became EXTREMELY Laggy, ie. everything would hang for at least a minute before it started, and whilst running, would periodically freeze up for a while, then continue on it's merry way.

So I did what anyone would do when something goes wrong with an update, I went and uninstalled both realplayer and Firefox. I then downloaded the previously known working version of Firefox, and after a re-boot, installed it once again, but to no avail. So I decided to try to get some expert advice before I give up and reinstall my Windows XP.

I was initially planning on finding a HijackThis forum (hence it showing up on some of my reports), when I found this site listed as a recommended forum from TrendMicro, so I figured that this would be the most knowledgeable place I could go to in order to seek h... Read more

A:Solved: My Computer JUST Started Lagging - And I Can't Find A Reason Why

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I'm using Windows 7 on C drive and Windows xp on D drive. Drives are separate. I recently changed the mobo. Now for no reason the computer will stop and show me a BSDO with a message about a memory dump error and show me a count down at the bottom of the page and reboot. Maybe event viewer would be able to show more information about the crashes but I don't know how to access it.

Is there any thing I can do. MY PC specs are
Drive C: W7 Home Premium 32bit 250GB Seagate NTFS (Sata2)
Drive D: WinXP Pro sp2 32bit 100GB NTFS Hitachi (Sata2)
Drive E : Storage 220gb (ISata2) -2nd half of Drive D
Drive F, G and H DVDRWs F and G are Sata2 H is IDE

Seagate 400GB Sata2 Storage with 2 Partitions
Seagate 400GB Sata 2 Storage with 2 Partitions
Seagate 400gb IDE Storage with 2 Partitions
Phenom II 5500 (3.2ghz) CPU
4GB DDR3 Ram
Nvidia 9500GT PCIE 1GB video card
Onboard sound card
Foxconn A76ML-K 3.0 Mobo
Earthlink DSL 6000bps
Ext.Floppy drive, 56K dialup, Optical Mouse, Keyboard, 19inch Sq Scr DVI Monitor, Bitdefender AV, USB Floppy and dialup modem, Nero9, Word and Excel 2K, Acronis 15 backup, Belarc Advisor, Winrar, Hijack This, DVD Shrink, Maleware Bites, Firefox and IE, Win Regitry Repair, DVD Fab, Format Factory, Jet AV, Norton Ghost 15, MS Works 4.5, Winzip

A:Solved: Computer Automatically reboots. BSOD for no reason

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My computer is extremely slow all of a sudden. I fallowed the links to a slow computer but was unable to get it to improve.

Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)
Run by Administrator at 2008-10-27 09:59:50
Windows Windows Vista? Extreme Edition Service Pack 1
System drive C: has 101 GB (64%) free of 159 GB
Total RAM: 1023 MB (50% free)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:00:05 AM, on 10/27/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFTray.exe
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A:[SOLVED] Slow Slow Slow computer. Followed all links to fixes

TTT BUMP TTT. Can anyone take a look at this. Its really driving me crazy.


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my xp takes ages to switch off and on, it happened all in a sudden, when I run sound, it breaks like hell, my system idle process is always over 98% and my CPU usage is low, I tried, updates, anti virus, reg cleaner, spy doctor, system restore, cleaning the msconfig, scandisk, dfragment, almost everything mentioned in read before posting!
I'm using:
T7200 @ 2.GHz
1.99GHz, 2GB of RAM

A:XP Getting slow, no reason?

How many start up's programs are running? Check that.

Do you have more the one spyware protector running?

Do you have more then one virus protector running?

Do you have more the 2 firewalls running?

"I tried, updates, anti virus, reg cleaner, spy doctor, system restore, cleaning the msconfig, scandisk, dfragment...

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Ok this is my last resort before i sell this piece-of-sh*t PC for whatever price i can get.

First, the specifics of my PC, although they're not really relevant for reasons i'll describe later:
Intel Core2Quad Q6600 2.4GHz, 4GB DDR2, GF 8600GT, HD Samsung 500GB 7,200 RPM, etc...

I use Windows Vista Ultimate.

My problem is that the PC always behaves slowly as if it was a really lousy PC (its slower than other PCs we have here in the house that have like 5 times worse hardware).

It's not anything virus related because i've reformatted it countless times (and didn't reinstall/transfer the files that i previously had in the HD) and it always gets slow, with the same symptons, which include:
- Slow start of any software.
- After software is open, it behaves REALLY, IRRITATINGLY slow.
- Often, i have to open the same program (like internet explorer) several times before one of the boots has an acceptable speed (which is still not very good and may get slow again after a while of it opened or if i open "too many" windows -which for this crappy PC means around 5-10 IE windows).
- I used windows XP, then after it was so slow i decided to change to Windows Vista hoping that my PC would magically start running at the speed it should run. It did in the very beginning (a few days), then it went downhill after then and ever since i've reinstalled windows vista twice already.
- My PC runs slow even with ALL FIREWALLS and ANTIVIRUSES and ANTIT... Read more

A:PC Always been slow for no reason

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hi, i got great help here with my own computer, so i'm back again with another question, this time about another computer.

I am currently on a running windows xp home edition, IE 6.0. For some reason, the system has really been lagging lately and i'm not sure why. It was fine a a few months ago but it seems like there's something slowing it down now. It takes a long time to even just open something I double-click on on my desktop. And when i put a CD in, it'll read the information, but then i put another cd in and it will still show the same amount of songs as the previous cd. something's up with the system and i'm not sure what, so if you have any idea, i would greatly appreciate your help!! thanks! :)

A:slow system for no reason?

Could be many things, including a spyware infection. The first thing is to ensure your system is clean.

In Internet Explorer, go to Tools, Internet Options, General tab. Select Delete Cookies, and then Delete Files to delete all your temporary Internet files (Note, this also will force the manual entry of usernames and passwords for sites requiring them on your next visit, so make sure you know them). If using Mozilla Firefox, go to Tools, Options, Privacy, and Clear All. We do this as there is no need to scan thousands of temporary files and to delete any corrupt cookies that may already be on your system.

For Windows Me and XP users, as an option, you might consider temporarily turn off System Restore to enable the scanners to clean any infected restore images. See here for instructions. This keeps malware hiding in restore images from coming back and re-infecting your systems. It may also be the reason for spyware scanners finding the same spyware over and over again. If that is happening, you should consider this option. IMPORTANT: This option removes all past restore point images.

Now scan for spyware. To ensure you have the latest scanner versions, download and install SpyBot Search and Destroy V1.3.1 TX (which includes the DSO false positive fix) from here. Before scanning, use the program?s update option to get the latest signature files, and then scan. Note: If you have been using SpyBot S&D for some time, chances are you have version 1.2. For some unk... Read more

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Hello, I have a huge probem for the past few days something happen to my my pc and now its running very slow every time I run a program for example winrar. Before programs like winrar would run very fast and wouldn't take up much CPU but now when I run a program like winrar it takes up 95-100% CPU usage and runs 6-7 times slower then before for some reason also all my games are now runing very slow and basicaly any other progam that I run is extreamly slow compared to before and they all take up a huge amount of CPU can someone please help me find whats causing this.

System info
2.53 GHZ 512MB RAM
120G HD System is 2years old

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:06:48 AM, on 7/19/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2, v.2120 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2120)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Slow Pc for unknown reason Please help =(


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hi again, i have a users pc here and it is running stupidly slow. i have cleaned the registry, edited the startup, cleaned spyware, removed viruses, and defraged the hard drive, and various other tweaks. i cannot see any reason for it to be running slow. any ideas greatly received!! below is the HJT log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:10:12, on 12/01/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\Virtual CD v4 SDK\system\vcssecs.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\spywareblaster.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\LogMeInSy... Read more

A:Pc Running slow for no reason

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I am gaving problems...with my desktop...it has become slow these days....

I wish to find out the reason for the same....What should i do???


A:Reason for Desktop being slow...

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Hi, I just got a new laptop because my old one's hard drive crashed. For some reason, my laptop is really slow. I got it on December, 5, 2014. Please help explain why it's so slow! Look at the specs! It shouldn't be this slow

A:Laptop too slow for some reason

Sometimes the antivirus can cause slowdowns (actually, often). I've heard AVG can be notorious for that. There are faster ones available, or you could use the built-in Defender antivirus instead, up to you. In addition, here are some ways to speed things up:
Optimize Performance of Windows 8
If it doesn't say outright, there are some programs that come with your computer that, if removed, you would experience a faster computer. Dells have all kinds of such programs with big important-sounding names that don't really benefit anything, in all truthfulness.

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