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windows 7 being really slow for no apperent reason

Q: windows 7 being really slow for no apperent reason

hi everyone so today my windows 7 installation has gotten really slow....i mean like SLOW!!! it takes like 2 min. for chrome to launch and even the task manger becomes unresponsive.

The cpu sits at like 20% usage and the ram is usually at 60% used......

This also happen recently just out of the blue...I know its not my hardware (except possibly the hard drive) because my Ubuntu install runs smooth as possible so i don't know whats up....

I ran a scan with kesperskey pure 2.0 and Malware bytes and both turned up clean so i have no idea why its so slow..

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A: windows 7 being really slow for no apperent reason

Have a look at the running processes and see what is using the most CPU...

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Hi, This is my first time of posting/needing help so please forgive me if I get anything wrong.
This is my sons custom built gaming desktop, he has had a few BSOD issues and I can not figure it out. It manly seems to happen when he is on youtube (this just may be a coincidence).
Who crashed comes up with the following;- This was probably caused by the following module ntoskrnl.exe.
I have updated BIOS, Chipset, Graphics and every thing else I can think of, however it has happened yet again. I have used your SF Diagnostic tool and hopefully uploaded the zip file correctly.
Thanks for any help.

A:BSOD For no apperent reason

Overclocking
If you are overclocking any hardware, STOP. Reset any changed values back to default.

Code:
Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\AI Suite II Public:Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\AI Suite II Public


   Warning
This is overclocking software and can lead to system instability and BSOD's. Please reset all components to their stock speeds and then remove the software.

SFC /scannow to check windows for corruption:

How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker
1. Click Start
2. In the search box, type Command Prompt
3. In the list that appears, right-click on cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator
4. In the command window that opens, type sfc /scannow

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i was on Firefox watching YouTube and i plugged in my iPod touch to charge and play music (not sure if it was a bad timing or something or if it was because of my iPod) and then my PC got a blue screen with all this information on it and then it restarted and i got this vv, its happen once or twice before. i do play intensive PC games like mw2, minecraft etc. i edit and render videos in adobe after effects and Sony Vegas pro 10. tho i don't have much ram for some of those things seeing as i am windows 32bit my PC specs will be at bottom of post.

im not sure what is causing this but some advice and help would be nice.

Code:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 3081

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 4e
BCP1: 0000009A
BCP2: 000BD654
BCP3: 00000006
BCP4: 00000042
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\101511-24273-01.dmp
C:\Users\Nathan\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-121649-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=104288&clcid=0x0409

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

my pc is a custom build pc which i got in may 2011

cpu - Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
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A:blue screen for no apperent reason

Hi nahtanrulz welcome to SF

Please follow these steps and upload here the crash\bsod folder.

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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Hi,
I have XP Home install on my HDD as one of 3 partitons (XP Pro and Fedora 7 are the other two). My startup on ONLY XP Home is waayy too slow, and for no reason to boot! I have scanned the computer w/ Ad-Aware, SpyBot, and the ZoneAlarm Suite. I haven't seen anything out of the ordinary in my HJT log but I'm posting it up now too.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:45:56 PM, on 8/16/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LEXMAR~1\ACMonitor_X73.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LEXMAR~1\AcBtnMgr_X73.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\JMRaidTool.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SkyTel.EXE
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Hello,

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!

Thanks,
Will

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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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,
I have a laptop (I am using another laptop to enter the forum) that suddenly became very slow 2 days ago. Since then, it takes very long to log in or restart/shut off. Initially, I thought the problem was that many important windows updates (about 35 updates) were missing, and windows update said that it was NEVER updated! So, I installed all the updates, but still no improvement. I have also ran CCleaner, Diskeeper to defrag the disk (both in normal mode and also during start-up, to defrag the pagefile), and Malware Bytes (no important problems detected). The CPU usage does not exceed 7% and the memory usage does not exceed 35%. So, I have no idea what might be causing the problem. I also noticed that when I rebooted in safe mode with networking, the PC performance was much better (still it seems to be slow when trying to open Mozilla or Google Chrome).
Another thing is that, the day the PC became slow, Windows Media Player reported a problem when I tried to open some data (photos etc) and it did some updates/needed new settings etc (this may just be a result of the problem, I just report it).
Any suggestions? Thank you
 

A:Problem in Windows 7: pc suddenly extremely slow, no obvious reason

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Hey,

Starting about 12 hours ago I've been getting the pop-up message about Windows detecting slow performance, and asking to switch to a basic color scheme.

The difference in my case versus everything else I've been able to find about this problem, is that my computer actually is running extremely slow.

The problem started while I was browsing CNN's homepage last night...the mouse icon stared flickering, and any actions I took (clicking a link, etc) would be completed a minute or two later.

I built my computer about 2 years ago and have had no problems. Nothing has been recently updated or installed, nothing downloaded...I have no clue why this would start out of the blue, AND why it would affect the performance to the point where the only way I can use Windows is in Safe Mode...even switching to the basic color scheme doesn't provide smooth performance.

Specs:

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
Pentium Dual-Core E5200 2.50 GHz
4.00 GB RAM (2.99 usable)
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L motherboard, using onboard graphics (don't use PC for gaming)
I'd appreciate any help that can be provided. Thanks in advance.

stsa84

Note to mods: I posted this here because I found other threads in this forum about this warning message. If this belongs more in another forum, please move it. Thanks.

A:"Windows has detected performance is slow" - no known reason?

get a virus check done and then a malware scan done - both on full scan before you do anything further

you could also check task manager to see what if anything is taking up large amounts of memory

also check services if you like - use run command box and type services.msc and the snap in should appear - check to see if anything is unusual in there

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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.
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A:PC Always been slow for no reason

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Hello
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:
2CPUs
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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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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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
Dell
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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SCardSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Nexon\Mabinogi\npkcmsvc.exe
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A:MY computer has gotten slow for odd reason please help

bump please help if possible
 

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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

Thanks!
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?

Wolski888

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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
http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/943214-everyone-must-read-before-posting.html
and post the required logs
 

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Hello there,

I've noticed my comp has been a bit slower of late mostly not just for the net, but for opening programmes as well - even the 'favourites' list suddenly takes ages to load. Even programmes as basic as notepad seem affected. But the main issue is my 'clean disc' won't work. It got about a third of the way through and stopped, now it won't open at all.

I have AVG and ZoneAlarm running. Tried Spybot and Adaware, nothing. Tried Housecall, no viruses. Tried Pitstop, which said I needed to defrag, I was able to do that but I still can't clean the disc and the comp is getting slower and slower (and now refuses to even display google).

I've also noticed ZoneAlarm has been raising a lot more notifications than usual, but never to a named destination. The last ISP was 194.65.100.117NS.

Here is a HJT log from a few minutes ago, hope it shows something useful.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
Scan saved at 23:59:56, on 04-07-2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\pctspk.exe
C:\Programas\ATI T... Read more

A:Slow and slower for no reason?

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Windows 10

Same internet as roommate who has upwards of 12MB/s download, I have less than 400 kB/s. Same ISP. Tried switching modem ports to no avail. Tried downloading the same programs from same sites with same applications(mainly Steam and BitTorrent) and same background programs running, but we still have a massively different download rates. While this is the case for non-browser applications, downloads through the Chrome browser have had no issues at all. This applies to downloading games, music, video, and anything else we've tried. I have run anti-virus scans and manual checks of the task manager Processes and Details tabs, but nothing problematic shows up. The processes still say that nothing is using up the rest of the Network. Turning off firewalls and add-blockers had no effect. I've made sure that all my drivers are up to date.

This is where the strange part starts. When I run download/upload speed tests on the internet, I get the same numbers as my roommate. When I first start a download, it starts at the same speed as my roommate usually gets, but slows down to between 400-100 kB/s. When I pause download, it doesn't just stop, it slows down to a crawl *or* speeds up to about 600 kB/s and then slows down to a crawl before actually stopping the download (I don't know if this is strange or not but it doesn't seem right). This process can take up to a few minutes. When I un-pause downloads after they've fully stopped, it shoots up to... Read more

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Hi,

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???

Regards
 

A:Reason for Desktop being slow...

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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:\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:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\LogMeIn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Virtual CD v4 SDK\system\vcssecs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\spywareblaster.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\apps\ABoard\ABoard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\apps\ABoard\AOSD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\LogMeInSy... Read more

A:Pc Running 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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It seemed like everyone yesterday was having a problem with Microsoft word being very slow because of NAV, and this may be why.

quote:
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A certificate which Verisign used for signing SSL certificates has expired. When applications which depend on that certificate try to make an SSL connection, they fail and try to access crl.verisign.com, the certificate revocation list server. This has effectively DOS'ed that site, and Verisign has now updated the DNS record for that address to include several non-routable addresses, reducing the load on their servers. Some applications affected include older Internet Explorer browsers, Java, and Norton Antivirus (which may manifest itself as Microsoft Word being very slow to start). Hope this helps a few people, and if you have other apps with problems, please post about them below.
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I found this little bit of info to be very interesting
 

A:reason word is so slow with NAV

I have the same exact problem. If you want word to work normally, just disable NAV's autoprotect temporarily.
 

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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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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, 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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.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 =(

Anyone?
 

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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
6GB RAM
( 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,
Norton,
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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Hello,My problem with laptop acer aspire M is kinda weird. I took the comp from my gf (idk how many days she didnt shutdown it, even weeks or months) and i shutdownit then a few hours later i lunched it and computer started to work slowly. But its unreal slow, its hard to open any file, even cmd but sometimes its like he wake up and starting work normally. I tried everything what i know. I cant just format and install windows 7 again cos theres no partition recovery and i don't have recovery disks, also theres a lot of important data.What i already discovered:- explorer.exe randomly stopping work- most ussage is dwm.exe ( i shutdown it and still problem)- sometimes theres icon with information "intel rst stopped working" and computer then working normally. Rst is Intel Rapid Storage Technology, i tried to shutdown it in mscofing on start but theres still problem.- temperature of ram and processor are ok (max 5-30%).- if comp working normally (1-2mins) and i open anything like chrome+youtube its like something start work in background and slow him, if i watch hd video then every few seconds my mouse frozen for a 0,5sek or something and i hear that the music in speakers crash.What i already done:-scanned by avira-scanned by malwarebytes-scanned by hijackthis (adding logs)-scanned by securitycheck (adding logs)-scanned by adwclear-used ccleaner-scanned by hdtune (adding photos cos i cant make printscrean on deadcomp)-tryied to find anything in autorunsc microsoft tool that i dow... Read more

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Recently my computer has been booting very slowly for some reason. I'm really not sure why as I have no programs enabled for startup at alll, not even security programs. I have ran Adaware, Spybot, and a Kaspersky virus scan; completely clean. And with no startup programs enabled what could be the problem?

And by slow boot, I mean the system seems to hang on the "welcome" screen for about 30 seconds. Then after the desktop has loaded, it takes about another 20 seconds for the taskbar to fully load.

I also have pretty much nothing installed on my machine, I remove pretty much everything to try and get the performance to increase, it didn't work. I have a 2x 80GB hard drives with about 60GB free ob both of them.

I am thinking maybe a driver problem? If so, how would I go about checking this? Device manager shows no yellow exclamation marks, so I can't see any obvious problems.

Here are my system specs:

ASUS A8N-E
AMD Athlon 64 x2 3600+
WinFast PX6600 TD 256mb video card
2x 512mb Corsair RAM.

Any advice/reasons why my sistem in't running as well as it should be would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

PS - I did search the forum, and none of the threads could fix my problem.

A:Slow boot, but for no obvious reason.

Did you do a BIOS update for your motherboard if not try that, just an option since you said that you have tried all opitons.

http://www.driverstock.com/ASUS-A8N-...420/index.html

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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:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\GWMDMMSG.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\taskswitch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.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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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
6GB RAM
( 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.
Also, my computer does not have very ... Read more

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 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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Hi, my computer has been acting really weird lately. Ever since I removed the computer fan to clean it and Installed it back, it starts to get laggy and slow. Everything becomes so laggy and slow. Occasionally, my computer restarts every 5-10 mins. I think it is because of blue screen? Sometimes the blue screen pops up and sometimes it doesnt. 
Thanks,
bing

A:PC shuts down by itself for no reason, slow and lagging

What fan...did you remove?  A system has several fans in it.
 
If you removed the heatsink...did you reapply thermal lubrication?
 
Louis

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Ok, we've had this new PC for about a year or so now. The reason we got a new comp is because our old XP one only had 256 ram and was riddled with "junk" all thanks to my brothers >_>

Anyway this new one is just as slow if not slower and I can't figure out why. Here are the specs (just copying the system information here):

Dell Inspiron 530

Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 420 @1.60GHz 1.60GHz

1013MB RAM

32bit Operating System. Vista (Home Basic)

Hope you guys can make more sense of that than I can.

I've checked that nothing hidden is eating up the CPU and as far as I can see its ok. So basically Im thinking I should up the memory to 2GB right? Would there definitely be an improvement if I did? Cos it wouldn't be my money getting spent on additional RAM.

Sorry to ask such stupid questions but my family think I'm supposed to be some sort of tech wizard, it was me who persauded them to get a new PC saying it would be faster and I feel pretty bad that its just as crap as the old one

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Vista slow for no discernable reason?

G'day Pench,
Who hasn't suffered from this occasionally?! Before you try anything too daring, give this app a try, it will do no harm, and has sorted out my Acer/Vista nicely.

http://www.download.com/Advanced-Wi...-AdvancedW&subj=uo&tag=button&cdlPid=10890240

DO NOT use the green "Download here" button - that's something else. Use "Download now (6.24MB)" link. You will be surprised at the errors you'll find. AWC v2 will clean them up pronto. If in the unlikely event something weird happens (it won't) you can restore within the application.

If you still have problems,more basic trouble shooting might be needed, but this is a good start. (No, I am not affiliated with these people!)

Good luck
 

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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:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMANTEC_CLIENT_SECURITY\SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS\RTVSCN95.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMANTEC_CLIENT_SECURITY\SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS\DEFWATCH.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPBPRO.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPBOID.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\CFGSAFE\AUTOCHK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMANTEC_CLIENT_SECURITY\SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS\VPTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\TOOLBOX\STATUSCLIENT\STATUSCLIENT.EXE
C:\USBSTORAGE\USBDETECTOR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PROMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\TOOLBOX\JRE\BIN\JAVAW.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\INTERNAT.EXE
C:\LOTUS\NOTES\NLNOTES.EXE
C:\LOTUS\NOTES\NHLDAEMN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

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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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Good day!

I am using Windows 7 Professional, SP1.

Hardware:
AMD A8-5600k APU with Radeon Graphics
8 GB RAM
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.
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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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Ok this is a long post I know but please bare with me and read the whole thing and truly try to help

So this past week.. I decided to format my pc for the first time in atleast 2
years..overall for the specs of my pc ir was running pretty good..recently i ran into a problem though with a windows service that wouldn't run right so I figure what the hell let me format

So I formatted and everything seemed fine at first but then I noticed the pc was kind of sluggish slow response times pretty much in every area whether it be in windows explorer browsing folders or simple right clicking anywhere or even navigating in firefox/page loading times,not actually internet speed

So I tried to figure it out couldn't seem to so I formatted again thinking it
was a fluke well it happened again

Like I said other then minor issues of why ii formatted I was running fine for
atleast 2 years on the same setup of windows and programs

Never got virus and no spyware

So before all of this I bought a new hard drive to replace my other one cause it was older and I wanted to play it safe so yesterday I put that it and started from scratch yet again only to run into the same issues

Last night I used the dell bootup diagnostic utility to run hardware tests and
there were no errors

Now here's the thing in that two years I kno I tweaked a lot of windows settings with programs so who knows what I possibly did to optimize it the way it was

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A:Please Help..PC running slow no reason found

Please use the following link to provide us with information about your computer so that we can assist you.How to Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyJust to make sure I understand this, you reformatted the hdd and did a fresh installation of the operating system?

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Hi all,

I'm a relatively intelligent computer user but this has got me stumped. I just reformatted and my computer is lagging. CPU usage is no more than 3% at any time. RAM and PF use is at a minimum too. The only things I've installed so far on the computer are the mobo drivers AVG, Adaware, and Spybot. I tried running bootvis to no avail (it reboots and takes forever on the "optimizing system" dialog box, disappears and nothing happens). Since the system was just reformatted I can't imagine any software is slowing it down (unless it's specifically XP that's doing something). I just remembered I've been slipstreaming my XP CD so maybe ill try reburning the ISO tonight without using bartpe.

anyways, my system specs are:

ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
3 x Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive in RAID 5 array using the mobo's onboard RAID
1 x Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (has OS on it)
1 x Western Digital 250GB (some old one i had lying around)
A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
XFX PVT84JUDD3 GeForce 8600GT XXX 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported

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A:System is running slow for no reason

Did you install the chipset driver first? . .

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I have two computers hooked up. Both ran the internet pretty fast until a few days ago when I noticed a significant slow-down on my laptop. The other one runs pretty fast still, but this one takes a lot longer. It's a hell of a lot newer and faster too. I am wondering if there is a way to check if something bad is installed on my computer that is messing with my internet speed? Nothing suspicious appears to be running in the process window.

Thanks.

A:Internet Is Slow For No Apparent Reason

Try using Ad-aware or Spybot Search and destroy. Thats about the best I've got to say, but i suppose you could also try cleaning your computer to get rid of all the dust...

Also, you can always reboot the router.

Do you leave your computer on all the time? I think it doesn't help for speed either...

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Hey everyone, I was having the same problem as alot of you guys lately, where the web browsing was real slow...no matter what you did....but the download speeds were good. I tried antivirus, and all my spware removal stuff...my PC was clean but it didn't fix the slow internet.

I have fixed mine, I called Verizon and they made me do the simplest darn thing...so simple I would never even think of it, but all they made me do was release and renew my I.P. address!

To renew your I.P. address, simply do the following:

-Start/Run
-type in Command...this brings up a black dos box
-type ipconfig /release
-type ipconfig /renew

thats it! Note, there must be a space between ipconfig and the forward slash. Now my Internet browsing is back to normal...yay!
 

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Hi!

Before I go on I'd just like to stress how crap I am with computers and stuff, so if someone is kind enough to give me advice, please try and keep it dunce-friendly.

PC: Windows XP
Broadband: Toucan (think it's a Tiscali offshoot)
I'm using a wireless router-come-modem

Recently I've been having lots of trouble with my internet and I have no idea what's causing it. Sometimes it will run as quickly as it's supposed to but most of the time it goes incredibly slow. This has only really occurred during the past week or so.

I'm not sure if it's a virus, because I ran Spybot the other day and it gave me a clean bill of health.

This is a tracert:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Patrick>tracert yahoo.com

Tracing route to yahoo.com [68.180.206.184]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms mygateway1.ar7 [192.168.11.1]
2 182 ms 166 ms * lo98.gr-acc-bras-16.as9105.net [212.74.102.34]
3 227 ms 173 ms 172 ms 10.72.9.1
4 214 ms 172 ms 188 ms 10.72.4.124
5 166 ms 169 ms 181 ms xe-1-1-0-0.lon20.ip.tiscali.net [213.200.78.233]

6 249 ms 264 ms 263 ms xe-0-0-0.was12.ip.tiscali.net [89.149.185.1]
7 270 ms 256 ms * 213.200.66.126
8 302 ms * 279 ms UNKNOWN-216-115-101-145.yahoo.com [216.115.101.1
45]
9 324 ms * 347 ms as1.pat2.dnx.yahoo.com [216.115.96.55]
10 316 ms 336 ms 306 ms as0.pat1.pao.yahoo.com [216.115.101.128]
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System: Toshiba A300D (PSAKCC - 01300Y)
OS: Vista 64bit, SP2
(All hardware is factory)

Hi, I got home Wednesday night from work and my computer has been REALLY slow. It also hangs for no foreseeable reason ever since and I've also noticed I/O errors when attempting to back up certain audio files on my external.
Example: "Error 0x8007045D: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error." (when attempting to move one specific .wav file)
Also, a new symptom that has recently and currently been making itself aware to me is: while typing this thread the prompt randomly moves around at unpredictable times, usually resulting in finishing or starting a word in a random undesired location within the post. Hard to explain really, but i thought i would include it, because it extremely annoying and thus seems virus-ey. - Sounds to me like some program is stealing priority, my friend thinks it's Windows Update.
About 8 hours prior to this slow/hanging activity (before i left for work), it was working fine, though i did notice similar hanging-like activity localized solely in google maps.

What i've done so far:
- backed up important files on my external
- ran process explorer and checked the CPU, RAM, and I/O usage to find nothing out of the ordinary (low cpu, normal RAM usage, low i/o usage)
- ran a virus scan using Microsoft Security Essentials

I'm at a loss as to what i can do at this point; it's unbearably slow...i can't use the internet unless... Read more

A:Toshiba notebook very slow for no reason

Run HDD diags -
- http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html
- http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html
- Drive diagnostic utilities compendium - TechSpot OpenBoards

Start w/ Seatools for DOS - 2nd link.

Run on both internal & external HDDs.

Regards. . .

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Ok this is a long post I know but please bare with me and read the whole thing and truly try to help

So this past week.. I decided to format my pc for the first time in atleast 2
years..overall for the specs of my pc ir was running pretty good..recently i ran into a problem though with a windows service that wouldn't run right so I figure what the hell let me format

So I formatted and everything seemed fine at first but then I noticed the pc was kind of sluggish slow response times pretty much in every area whether it be in windows explorer browsing folders or simple right clicking anywhere or even navigating in firefox/page loading times,not actually internet speed

So I tried to figure it out couldn't seem to so I formatted again thinking it
was a fluke well it happened again

Like I said other then minor issues of why ii formatted I was running fine for
atleast 2 years on the same setup of windows and programs

Never got virus and no spyware

So before all of this I bought a new hard drive to replace my other one cause it was older and I wanted to play it safe so yesterday I put that it and started from scratch yet again only to run into the same issues

Last night I used the dell bootup diagnostic utility to run hardware tests and
there were no errors

Now here's the thing in that two years I kno I tweaked a lot of windows settings with programs so who knows what I possibly did to optimize it the way it was

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A:Please Help..PC running slow no reason found

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Hi there-
 
I know this sounds like a typical issue and it is, but the problem is, I can't determine what is making startup time for my system, which is not a low-end machine per se, so slow.
 
I have, in the past, unchecked just about every unnecessary startup program and process I could in msconfig, and have run multiple virus and malware scans, etc. but to no avail.
 
Perhaps someone can help me through what could be the issue, maybe a Hijack this analysis or something?
 
My PC:
 
HP Pavilion dv6
Intel Core i7-2670QM/2.20GHz
8 GB RAM
64-Bit
 
Any suggestions?
 
Thanks,
 
-Nick

A:Slow Startup, No Discernable Reason

 
 
1) Please define "slow". How long does it take to boot to the desktop?
 
2) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?
 
3) Rather than unchecking individual items in msconfig, have you tried a selective startup? If not, here's how:

Open msconfig and on the General tab choose "selective startup" (uncheck all three items) and reboot. Does the problem still occur? If not, start adding items back to msconfig one or two at a time, rebooting after each change, until the problem reappears and you'll have identified the offending process. This is clearly a time consuming procedure, but it is the best way to determine if some process loading with the system is the cause of your problem.
 
After you've isolated the cause, do not use msconfig to permanently disable the process. Instead, if it is a service go to START - RUN and type: services.msc (then press enter) and disable the service OR, if it a program, you can download & run a dedicated app such as Autoruns (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx) to enable, disable, or otherwise manage startup programs.

 

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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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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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:

REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAUENG1.DLL
REGSVR32 ATL.DLL
REGSVR32 WUCLTUI.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL
REGSVR32 WUWEB.DLL
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.
Reboot.

Hopefully that will take care of it for you.
 

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a few days ago i downloaded auslogics disk defrag,registry cleaner,registry defrag,and speedboost(full version my friend let me borrow his)

And after i use all of the programs my computer got slower and constanly keeps freezing.I had 2 anti-viruses(eset nod 32 and malwarebytes)

i removed those 2 and downloaded mircosoft security essencials then i also removed the auslogics programs.

later my computer got a little bit better(stoped freezing and it speeded up a lil)

but after two days of it speeding up it got back to normal and keep on freezing and getting slow.

i used system restore to the only point i had(when it stopeed freezing and it got fast)

but it still freezes, what am i suppost to do now ? i used ccleaner and defraggler but still doesnt work(slow and freezes)
 

A:Constanly freezing and got slow for no reason

Age can be an issue
When computers get older, so does the amount of data and metadata, .tmp files, blah, blah, blah It gets gunked up. Solution: Fresh Install of Windows, it clean and fix the slow down and freezes, because it got rid of some software that you've installed in the past.

Hardware deficiencies:
With out knowing your pc spec (please list them on your reply) You might not have enough RAM. Solution more RAM

The inside of your computer might be very dusty. I had this dell that was heavily used by everyone in my family. It ran and ran and ran, until one day it would turn on for a few mins and then shut off and reboot and shut off again. I opened the case and blew out as much of the dust as I could. I was a little better. Instead of a few mins, this Dell would stay on for several mins. What I didn't realized was to open up the fan scoop that was on top of my heat-sink and fan. When I did, it was a dust carpet on top of the heat sink.. Pretty much two or three year of neglect will do that to a computer.
Solution: open up the class and careful clean out all the dust that you can with short burst of compressed air.

Your hard drive might be telling you something subconsciously. It might be getting old and about to kick the bucket. THIS SOLUTION WILL BE EXPENSIVE. Buy a copy of SpinRite @www.grc.com it's about $89. It'll be the best thing you'll ever do. When I say expensive, it will be expensive if you don't use this software. Because your... Read more

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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
 

A:Computer running slow ,,,no reason

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I usually keep my game setups in rar formats and that saves me a lot of space over all and just recently (couple of weeks ago i think) i extracted an 8gig file within a few minutes without any problems but now i just tried to extract 4 files of 4,588,544 KB each and it says 3H:28 mins. This is a lot by any standards.
System specs as below,this problem shouldn't occur with a quad core i7. Whats the use of all those threads if you cant use em -_-
Also the CPU usage for WinRar doesn't go above 15% for some reason no matter what i do. Tried setting priority to highest in task manager but still nothing.

A:Extractions extremely slow for some reason!

~ 18.5 GB in 3:28. Wow damn, holy crap, where can I sign up? Storage is the bottleneck (if you want to call it that - technically, it is), not the cpu.

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