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Q: Extreme Slow Computer

I have a fairly new PC, but at times it becomes extremely slow (namely when browsing with firefox and/or using "Xampp" - which never use'd to happen before), it freezes to the limit where everything becomes unaccesible, and I have to litterally unplug the computer.

I'm a web developer theirfore I use "Xampp" which is a local server, it worked fine, but during this period according to the processes, "httpd.exe" which is one of "Xampp"s dependencies has contributed to the slowness as its shown "50-100%" CPU.

I've reason to believe its due to some sort of malware, since the computer is fairly new, and Xampp never use to take up that much CPU until now...

Heres the HijackThis Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:09:07, on 15/02/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\FIJI\ABoard.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\FIJI\AOSD.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\SetUpMyPC\SmpSys.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TL-WN321G Wireless Utility\Installer\Win2k\TWCU.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqbam08.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\xampp\xampplite\xampp-control.exe
C:\xampp\xampplite\apache\bin\httpd.exe
C:\xampp\xampplite\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe
C:\xampp\xampplite\apache\bin\httpd.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://start.icq.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 143.248.139.55:3124
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: jZip Webmail plugin - {647FD14A-C4F1-46F4-8FC3-0B40F54226F7} - C:\Program Files\jZip\WebmailPlugin.dll
O2 - BHO: Search Helper - {6EBF7485-159F-4bff-A14F-B9E3AAC4465B} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Search Helper\SEPsearchhelperie.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: CBrowserHelperObject Object - {CA6319C0-31B7-401E-A518-A07C3DB8F777} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google_BAE\BAE.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Toolbar Helper - {E15A8DC0-8516-42A1-81EA-DC94EC1ACF10} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Toolbar\wltcore.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Windows Live Toolbar - {21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Toolbar\wltcore.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [toolbar_eula_launcher] C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\GOOGLE_EULA\EULALauncher.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ACTIVBOARD] C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\FIJI\aboard.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvSvc] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\nvsvc.dll,nvsvcStart
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware] "C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe" /starttray
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SmpcSys] C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\SetUpMyPC\SmpSys.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ISUSPM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe" -scheduler
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: OneNote 2007 Screen Clipper and Launcher.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: TL-WN321G Wireless Utility.lnk = C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TL-WN321G Wireless Utility\Installer\Win2k\TWCU.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Windows &Live Favorites - http://favorites.live.com/quickadd.aspx
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Google Sidewiki... - res://C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_60D6097707281E79.dll/cmsidewiki.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Sothink SWF Catcher - C:\Program Files\Common Files\SourceTec\SWF Catcher\InternetExplorer.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: QQ - C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQIntl\Bin\AddEmotion.htm
O9 - Extra button: Sky - {08E730A4-FB02-45BD-A900-01E4AD8016F6} - http://www.skybroadband.com (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: Blog This - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Blog This in Windows Live Writer - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Sothink SWF Catcher - {E19ADC6E-3909-43E4-9A89-B7B676377EE3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\SourceTec\SWF Catcher\InternetExplorer.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sothink SWF Catcher - {E19ADC6E-3909-43E4-9A89-B7B676377EE3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\SourceTec\SWF Catcher\InternetExplorer.htm
O9 - Extra button: ICQ6 - {E59EB121-F339-4851-A3BA-FE49C35617C2} - C:\Program Files\ICQ6.5\ICQ.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ6 - {E59EB121-F339-4851-A3BA-FE49C35617C2} - C:\Program Files\ICQ6.5\ICQ.exe
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgpp.dll
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\Windows\System32\avgrsstx.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Free E-mail Scanner (avg9emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Free WatchDog (avg9wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdate1c9c8de20c9bd4c) (gupdate1c9c8de20c9bd4c) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: MBAMService - Malwarebytes Corporation - C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
O23 - Service: ServiceLayer - Nokia. - C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\ServiceLayer.exe
O23 - Service: stllssvr - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\SureThing Shared\stllssvr.exe (file missing)

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RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Extreme Slow Computer

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: Extreme Slow Computer

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Are you still having this problem? If so, do the following:
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop

Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.
Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediatly.


Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users
Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.)
Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.
Click the Scanning Control tab.
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
Close browsers before scanning.
Scan for tracking cookies.
Terminate memory threats before quarantining.

Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen.
Back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan.
Click "Next" to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes".
To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.

Click Close to exit the program.
Download RootRepeal from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

Double click to start the program
Click on the Report tab at the bottom of the program window
Click the button
In the Select Scan dialog, check:

[*]Drivers
[*]Files
[*]Processes
[*]SSDT
[*]Stealth Objects
[*]Hidden Services
[*]Shadow SSDT

Click the OK button
In the next dialog, select all drives showing
Click OK to start the scan
Note: The scan can take some time. DO NOT run any other programs while the scan is running​
When the scan is complete, click the button and save the report to your Desktop as RootRepeal.txt
Go to File, then Exit to close the program
If the report is not too long, post the contents of RootRepeal.txt in your next reply. If the report is very long, it will not be complete if you post it, so please attach it to your reply instead.
Click on the Go Advanced button for the uploading options at the bottom of this page (in the picture below ) [/list]


In there, at the bottom, click on the button Manage Attachments (in the picture below .
A window will appear, and then Browse to RootRepeal.txt on your Desktop.
Click Upload, and when uploaded click Close this Window
Then, in the previous window, click on Add Reply


Please include the MBAM log, SAS log, RootRepeal.txt and a fresh HijackThis log in your next reply

Regards

eddie

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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

I noticed that about a minute or so after booting or powering on, my computer becomes so slow its unusable and I have to reboot. the mouse will move a few pixels every 5 seconds but thats about it.
when I boot into safe mode everything is fine

here is the DDS log

.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by drizzt at 20:42:53 on 2011-09-17
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2048.1449 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

Hi,
 
Ok, a note that this problem is occurring on both my laptop & my desktop so I know that it's a HUGE problem.
 
Also against my wishes, my ISP wanted me to test using IE (I NEVER use IE) & for some reason there's no lag on IE, although I only tested it for a second.
 
I haven't been able to work for 5 days now so I really hope someone can help me quickly & yes I know everyone is busy & it's long weekend.
 
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A:Extreme lag when camming & computer is slow as well

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It took the techie ages to get rid of all the left over flash files when he uninstalled it & then when he tried to put it back, it wouldn't go back. It took over 2 hours with me on Skype with him.
 
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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

Just recently the M6300  hhas begun to be stupidly slow  after being on for a few minutes taking several seconds to respond to a key press.
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RELEVANCY SCORE 56

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RELEVANCY SCORE 46

Lately my pc has been crawling, even when performing (just about) the simplest tasks. It often freezes up while surfing simple web pages, forcing me to quit everything I'm doing and restart! It's extremely frustrating and I'm close to firing it out the nearest window. I've only 256mb RAM, maybe that's a contributing factor at times when I've a few power hungry programmes open? But, it's gotten ridiculous lately and I'm sure I've got some nasties hiding somewhere!I've done everything advised in the Preparation guide - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/And even re-downloaded hijackthis after being directed to the thread advising me to do so after my first posting log attempt ... so here goes a second time - Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 23:39:28, on 02/06/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)Running 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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\GameSpot\DownloadManager_Win32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBA... Read more

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Hello Cagey and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I don't see any signs of infections in the log but there is a bit of housekeeping that we can do and there is also a program that has the potential to download malware.First let's do the housekeeping.Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497}_ - (no file)O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} - http://software-dl.real.com/2867c1e26d6cca...ip/RdxIE601.cabO16 - DPF: {91433D86-9F27-402C-B5E3-DEBDD122C339} - http://www.netvenda.com/sites/gampr-ie/iep/games7.cabNow close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.I would also recommend uninstalling Torrent Manager. It is considered unsafe and capable of downloading malware. See the information here. The choice is yours but I would not keep it installed.The HijackThis forum deals exclusively with virus and malware issues. HijackThis does not have the capability to analyze performance, hardware or application issues. For these types of issues I would suggest posting to the Windows XP Home and Professional forumThe techs in that forum specialize in matters pertaining to the operating system, performance and applications. Let... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 46

I've been having a terrible slow down in recent time. I think the main reason behind that is Windows Explorer. While I am not using it the PC works okay. Then I open it and after 10-15 min all I can do is restart the machine, often only manually. Maybe, there is another reason for that, though.

Any help will be appreciated! Thank you.
 

A:Extreme PC Slow Down

Not much to go on so lets start by asking you to go here and download hijackthis,to its own folder (important) away from the desktop http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html this will tell us a lot about your computer so we can help you fix the problem......
 

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For some time my windows is extreme slow. When I power up the comp in the morning it takes 15 min so I can start working. It's also slow when I restart it but no so extreme. I have two same computers in the company the second one works fine but this one is a nightmare. I did some scans with Windows Defender, Avira Antivirus, Advanced system optimizer. I also deleted temp directories (safe mode) from windows because there is still some *.exe file running from windows/temp, maybe thats the cause for the slowdown??? here is the text from Hijackthis logfile so you can see if there is any unusual thing running. sorry for my bad English. please help

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:44:13, on 16.8.2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!

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:\Programske datoteke\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programske datoteke\AntiVir\avguard.exe
C:\Programske datoteke\AntiVir\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Programske datoteke\Trend Micro\Client Server Security Agent\ntrtscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Programske datoteke\Trend Micro\Client Server Security Agent\tmlisten.exe
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A:windows extreme slow

Hi
I can see one piece of malware that needs to come out..

Please download FixWareout from one of these sites:
http://downloads.subratam.org/Fixwareout.exe
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/file...Fixwareout.exe

Save it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish.
The fix will begin; follow the prompts.
You will be asked to reboot your computer; please do so.
Your system may take longer than usual to load; this is normal.
Once the desktop loads Save the text that will open (report.txt) to your desktop.


1) Go to Start > Control Panel >Network Connections. Right click your default connection, usually Local Area Connection or Dial-up Connection if you are using Dial-up, and left click on Properties.
* Make a note of the settings before you change them just in case you need to put them back how they were.
Double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) item and select the radio button that says Obtain DNS servers automatically. Click OK twice.

2) Go to Start > Run, enter CMD and click OK.
At the Dos Prompt Screen, type in cd\ and then press <ENTER>.
Now type in ipconfig /flushdns and then press <ENTER>. (notice the space after ipconfig)
Close the command prompt window.


When your system reboots, follow the prompts. Afterwards, HijackThis will launch. Please click Scan, and check the following items:

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{5F67A389-8008-4C61-B6... Read more

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ok so just recently I got broadband internet because we have always been out of range for everything, including cable and DSL and stuff like that. so for Christmas my dad got wireless internet. (not exactly sure what its called but has some sort of antenea/satelite lookiing thing that is at this website http://ejourney.com/wireless.html) well that is what we have and we got the cheapest package that you can. so of course its not lightning fast but at least its better than dialup. so now that that is out of the way... my download speed are terrible sometimes! just now I was trying to download a file and it started out at like 68kbs and then sometimes it stays steady but most of the time it drops down to around 4 or 5 kbs (sometimes it stays around 23 or so but sometimes it stops completely because it is soooooo slow. Oh, by the way I am using a laptop that is connected wirelessly to the internet. I was just wondering why my speeds are so low. and if there is any way of increasing them.
 

A:EXTREME slow downloading

A good sight to poke around in is: www.speedguide.net there are some tests you can run and optimize your connection speed etc. It's highly insightfull and very educational as well. Give it a try, just make sure you come back here! Cheers!
 

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Hello, I'm experiencing  slow boot on x1e ( about 30 seconds ) How much time should it take to boot and what can you suggest? thanks!

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Hello, i'm not sure what my trouble is, all I know is Kasp found 5 'very dangerous' files and AVG found 4 'Tracking cookie' files, DDS and GMER will not work on my System, I'm using Vista (Sigh), I would really appreciate some help.

Edit: I've tried everything in the 'slow running comp' thread to, helped somewhat, but I think I still may have a virus.

A:Slow and extreme lag issues

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See if RSIT will run:
Download RSIT by random/random and Save it to your Desktop.
Double-click RSIT.exe to run the tool.
Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.
When the scan completes it will open a log named log.txt maximized, and a log named info.txt minimized.
Please copy/paste the contents of log.txt in your next reply.
Please attach info.txt to your reply.
To attach a file to a reply, simplyClick the Manage Attachments button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
Copy and Paste the following into the Upload File from your Computer box:C:\rsit\info.txt
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I have an HP a6863w that came with Vista but also a W7 upgrade (W7 hadn't been released yet). Did the upgrade to W7, no problems. Learned to love W7, but then about a month ago I got a pretty bad Malware infection and ended up having to reinstall Vista, then W7 (Docs stayed intact). Since then my mouse has been very sluggish and the computer has generally been very slow and unresponsive. A friend of mine has said he experienced the same thing after a reinstall. I'm wondering if this is something common, or if any of you have experienced this yourselves or can offer any advise? Maybe there's some setting that can be tweaked?
 

A:Extreme;y slow after W7-64 reinstall

Have you tried performing a repair install to see if it was just a bad install?
 

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Hello,

Recently, I have been experiencing an extreme slow down with my comp where simple programs like firefox take an eternity to load. When i Ctrl-Alt-Del, I find that my CPU usage is or near 100%. I have scanned for viruses and adware, but have come up with nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

My log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:25:56 AM, on 5/21/2006
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink DVD Solution\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LEXMAR~1\ACMonitor_X83.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LEXMAR~1\AcBtnMgr_X83.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\printray.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar V35\FotomatDeviceConnect.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\program files\valve\steam\steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
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Hi,

not sure if this is the right thread to post my question.
I am working with a Laptop, Windows 2010 program. Since a few days I have noticed that when trying to open websites it takes extremly long for the website to come up.
Sometimes so long that I give you and log off.
I have run my antivirus program many times (Bidvest) to see if I 'accidently' have been invested by some virus, but so far nothing was discovered except some cookies.
is there anything what I could do to speed up this again?
Any suggestions?
Thank you already for any help.
cheers,
 

A:Extreme slow Internet - Download

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Hello, I've had some issues with my web browser over the past few days. I've run multiple virus scans as well as using ad-aware and spyblaster and I've come up with nothing.

I'm currently using firefox, but I've also tried google chrome and windows explorer and they run even worse. I seem to be able to ping websites okay but as soon as it gets to 'connecting', it is very slow and frequently times out completely. I've tried gaming online, using messengers, etc, without any lag issues, so it seems to be limited to browsers, which leads me to believe this is some kind of malware that my scanners aren't picking up.

Below is the DDS log and attached are the other logs.

Thanks!

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-03.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Run by Stu at 21:07:04 on 2011-06-04
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3070.1265 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {9FF26384-70D4-CE6B-3ECB-E759A6A40116}
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *Enabled/Updated* {24938260-56EE-C1E5-047B-DC2BDD234BAB}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
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A:Browser running extreme slow

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Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.

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Due to the restrictions on Vista, all tools should be started by right-click > Run as Administrator

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It appears that you have two antivirus programs installed and running, AVG and Ad-Watch. While this may seem like better protection, they can actually conflict with one another and cause system instability or even system hangs.

In additon, you will have to uninstall AVG in order to run ComboFix, as AVG targets ComboFix's embedded files and prevents ComboFix from running.

Uninstall AVG via Programs and Features in your Control Panel, then reboot.

If ComboFix still detects AVG after uninstalling AVG and rebooting, try removing AVG remnants with AppRemover:

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This is just a small thing, but my X1 Extreme feels like it takes awfully long to wake from sleep. Opening the lid of my laptop, I expect it to be ready to go immediately, especially with a supposedly excellent SSD. But the screen stays black for a second or two, then the power button flashes, a few more seconds go by, the screen finally turns on, a few more seconds and Windows Hello decides to activate, the mouse finally starts to respond, and then I'm finally in. Just feels awfully janky for a performance device. Anyone experience this or have any fixes?

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DaChew told me to post it, so that trained pros can help me. Original Thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/203627/sas-scans-same-files-over-and-over-again/Logfile of random's system information tool 1.05 (written by random/random)
Run by James at 2009-02-16 20:44:55
Microsoft? Windows Vista???? Home Premium Service Pack 1
System drive C: has 21 GB (9%) free of 227 GB
Total RAM: 1982 MB (67% free)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:45:18 PM, on 16/02/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe
C:\Program Files\TELUS\TELUS Support Centre\bin\McciTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Window Hide Tool\Window Hide Tool.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Users\James\Desktop\HJT\RSIT.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\James.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_ca&c=81&bd=Presario&pf=laptop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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Hello LeechWelcome to BleepingComputer ========================Please download DDS and save it to your desktop.Disable any script blocking protection Double click dds.scr to run the tool. When done, DDS.txt will open. Click Yes at the next prompt for Optional Scan. Save both reports to your desktop.---------------------------------------------------Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:DDS.txtAttach.txt. ================Download the GMER Rootkit Scanner. Unzip it to your Desktop.Before scanning, make sure all other running programs are closed and no other actions like a scheduled antivirus scan will occur while the scan is being performed. Do not use your computer for anything else during the scan.Double-click gmer.exe. The program will begin to run.**Caution**These types of scans can produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries unless advised!If possible rootkit activity is found, you will be asked if you would like to perform a full scan.Click NOIn the right panel, you will see a bunch of boxes that have been checked ... leave everything checked and ensure the Show all box is un-checked.Now click the Scan button.
Once the scan is complete, you may receive another notice about rootkit activity.Click OK.GMER will produce a log. Click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "GMER.txt" Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop.Post the contents of GMER.txt in... Read more

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I bought a ThinkPad X1 Extreme and I've been using it since nearly two weeks now. My set-up specs are:  Intel Core i7 8750H16GB RAM512GB SSD WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001NVIDIA GeForce 1050Ti with Max-Q4K Touch display Windows 10 Pro Given such gorgeous specs, I was expecting a lightining fast machine. However, it doesn't feel so.Cold boot (restart) takes usually from 15s to 20s. Normal boot (Windows fast start-up) is taking from 10s to 15s. Wake up from sleep also takes long, nearly 10s. The screen needs 5s to go from black (with the power button led still flashing) to login screen and from there it takes another 5s to activate biometrics (fingerprint and Windows Hello), verify identity and then enter desktop.Word and Excel need 2s to open (wich is 1s more than a 4 years old ASUS laptop I was using before, with way worse specs).Matlab R2106a requires an outstanding 40s to open, while on an old MacBook Pro only needs 15s. VirtualBox needs 7s to open and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS from VirtualBox took nearly 1 full minute to show the login screen. Plugging the AC cable does make some difference, however not so much for heavy software like Matlab (30s with AC). And all this was with max performance mode setted within Windows and also Lenovo Vantage utility software.  I don't think it's something hardware related, since Cinebench is giving me 1365 cb with Windows increased battery mode and 2178 cb with AC plugged in and max performance mode. T... Read more

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I got the 32gb ream, i7, 1tb ssd option and i find that is taking too long to boot, its a 3.1k computer, it takes 17s to boot up from shut down. is this normal? is a pCLe ssd to be like that.

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Hi, I just bought the satellite C40D and I connected wifi, but internet speed is extremely slow (.2mbps), but when i connect to Ethernet it goes unto like 19~24mbps range.
My router is d link and setting is aes wpa2-personal
I have done many research, but nothing seems to work.
Can anyone help me fix this issue? need my laptop for school work

A:extreme slow wifi connection on windows 8

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Hi, I just bought the satellite C40D and I connected wifi, but internet speed is extremely slow (.2mbps), but when i connect to Ethernet it goes unto like 19~24mbps range.
My router is d link and setting is aes wpa2-personal
I have done many research, but nothing seems to work.
Can anyone help me fix this issue? need my laptop for school work



I fixed most of my Wi-Fi issues today by updating bios. I hadn't before because it said that the current version and the one I was trying to update to were the same. Today, I thought, "What the heck? It won't hurt anything." After the subsequent reboot, Wi-Fi works awesomely.

Maybe it could work for you too?

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I'm using an external ssd (sandisk 480gb extreme 500) and when transferring from usb 3.0 I can only get speeds of 30MB/s ... need this to be faster for video editing the ssd inside is not that good (pm810 ssd 128gb) but i get speeds of 200 - 300 MB/s when copy pasting files...  I tried new drivers for the USB 3.0 ports (which both work identically) but no good, any suggestions? Is the comp just busted? Any other drivers I should try? Thanks 

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I have a Dell Inspiron15 Laptop with Vista and IE8.
Since quite a while it crashed completely about once per day while I was working in MS Word. All I could do was shut it down by pushing the power button 4 seconds and then start up again. The following, however, does not apply to software installed on my laptop; that works fine.
Now, since about three days, I am having problems in IE. When starting the Internet Explorer, it takes about 35 seconds to build up my Yahoo homepage. When I type an address in the address bar, first it takes about 5 seconds for each letter I deleted, then another 5 seconds for each letter of the new address to show, while a "not responding" comes up in between, so "not responding" shows, goes away and a letter shows, then again "not responding", goes away and a letter shows, etc., etc., until the address is complete. Then it takes at least another 5 seconds, usually longer, for the site to come up. The day before yesterday it was so bad that I could hardly get any site up. I did a clean up, a defrag, and a total Norton virus scan over night. My homepage is coming up a little faster now (about 25 seconds), but the problem of going to other sites still persists.
Does anybody know what is going on here? Except for taking it all down and re-install (and I'm not even sure that that would help), I am at the end of my poor wits. Thanks a lot in advance.
 

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Windows 7 x86
4GB RAM
 
 
So I was helping a coworker diagnose some issues with his computer and scanned a few USB keys that I thought might be infected - I couldn't find anything. (Today I read how Stuxnet was transmitted and realized that those files wouldn't be detected by any scanner..so I'm very curious, maybe this was something similar).. The day I helped him (Tuesday), my computer was fine, as was the next day. I took yesterday off and when I came back today I was noticing things weren't running right. Logon became much longer and now I'm experiencing bouts of unresponsiveness. The mouse still works but I can't click on anything, windows become Not Responding but if I wait then things pick back up. There's no disk usage and CPU is pretty much idle all the time. I've tried checking out ProcMon but I'm still learning how to use it so nothing is sticking out yet... although there could be but I don't understand yet.
 
I'm running a quick MBAM scan right now and so far nothing is detected but I don't think anything will. This is very odd.
 
Some wierd symptoms - Opening Firefox, it takes forever to connect to Google (homepage).
Opening Notepad++ takes about 2 minutes (should be instant!)
 
I just don't know where to start looking, hoping to get a hand.
 
Thanks,

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are you using bit defender by any chance?

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Hello, and thank you for trying to help me. My families computer has been infected with a virus, or malware. I tried doing scans with superantispyware and mcaffee but the things that they deleted didn't fix the problem.

What happens is about seven internet explorer boxes will open up at sites that you never visited, they are strange, one is usually for some sort of dating site and others are for some sort of flash game. Sometimes, but not always, there is a box asking you to click ok to fix the problem. I do not believe anyone clicked any of these pages, instead I told them to end the processes.

Also, I don't go on this computer much but I have noticed its extremely slow, I have a much faster computer so maybe I'm just used to that but to me it seems like the cpu or something is being used by the virus. as there is even somtimes a delay in the letters that I'm typing showing up.

Thank you, and here is the Hijack this log as needed:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:19:01 AM, on 7/5/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)

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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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Sorry for bumping.
 

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Hi i am attemting to fix my mums laptop and do not know where to start.
It has very bad freezing problem freezes for 2 seconds out of every 8 seconds the resumes functioning. It is EXTREMELY hard to type as the freezing interupts text input. This took me 10 minute to type. Any suggestions?
i ran /sfc scannow and no problems and have updated windows. I am thinking it might be some virus or malware as there is some weird programs on here. thanks in advance

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Welcome to the forum. Can you run all our scans and post result PCHF System Scans

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Svchost.exe Extreme Memory Usage Crashes Computer When Computer Idle
I am currently experiencing a problem that started just a few days ago where the svchost.exe process keeps taking up memory on my computer even when the computer is idle and continues to grow to taking up to 99% of memory before it crashes/freezes the computer and it has to be restarted several times a day to clear the memory back down. However sometimes when I restart the computer within an hour or a couple of hours or sometimes less the memory will get exhausted again.

One special note is that since my Windows 7 OS was preinstalled on my HP computer, I do not have access to the original Windows DVD and the DVD drive on my computer is currently broken and is unable to be used.

I downloaded the TSG SysInfo tool and the FRST tool with the following results.

I was able to download the FRST tool and I have the following results, so hopefully this will help someone to be able to help me with this problem it seems to be getting worse as time goes on eating up memory.

Thanks for your help, time and efforts it is appreciated and here is the TSG SysInfo and the following 2 logs from FRST:
Here is the TSG SysInfo

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600S CPU @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8174 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6570, 1024 Mb
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Hi,
 
I am currently experiencing a problem that started just a few days ago where the svchost.exe process keeps taking up memory on my computer even when there isn't anything active and continues to grow to taking up to 99% of memory before it crashes/freezes the computer and it has to be restarted then several times a day to clear the memory back down but within a few hours or sometimes less the memory will get exhausted.
I was able to download the FRST tool and I have the following results, so hopefully this will help someone to be able to help me with the following problem:
 
Thanks for your help, time and efforts it is appreciated and here are the following 2 logs from FRST:
 
 
 
 
Addition.txt
 
Additional scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x64) Version: 26-09-2014
Ran by Joellen at 2014-09-26 19:04:45
Running from C:\Users\Joellen\Desktop
Boot Mode: Normal
==========================================================
==================== Security Center ========================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, it will be removed.)
AV: AVG Internet Security 2012 (Enabled - Up to date) {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
AS: AVG Internet Security 2012 (Enabled - Up to date) {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
AS: Windows Defender (Disabled - Up to date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: AVG Internet Security 2012 (Enabled) {621CC794-9486-F902-D092-0484E8EA828B}
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A:Svchost.exe Extreme Memory Usage Crashes Computer When Computer Idle

Hi there,please run Combofix:Please download Combofix (by sUBs) and save it to your Desktop.Disable the realtime-protection of your antivirus and anti-malware programs because they might interfere with the scan.Start Combofix.exe and follow its instructions.Do not use the computer while the scan is running. This may cause the program to stall.When finished, a log file will be displayed (that can also be found at C:\Combofix.txt).Please copy and paste the contents of this file into your next post.Note: If you receive an error "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion." after the scan, just restart the computer.(You can find more detailed instructions in this guide on using Combofix.)

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I eagerly awaited the online release of HL2, and once it was fully released I immediately went in to play (after setting video settings and the like). Unfortunately, every time I have tried to start a new game and play, everything loads up, but once the actual game starts (since it's a new game it goes to the title screen first), it slows to an absolute crawl. Even when I press escape to exit its extremely jittery, and only goes away when I exit. Now, this is not simply low fps - it is actually in slow-motion. I'm getting about a frame per second, in slowmo. Normally, when one would get really low fps, the actual gametime wouldn't slowdown - however, with my problem it does.

By the way, I have been playing Counter-Strike Source flawlessly beforehand, and I can still play it flawlessly now, so I can't seem to think of a problem from my video card. Another thing is interesting too - I occassionally play lemmings on internet explorer (someone was kind enough to host it), and once about 50 or so lemmings are on screen, everything gets extremely slow (its a progressive slide to slowmotion hell). Even though lemmings would run perfectly on any 100mhz computer, my 2250mhz Athlon processor cannot handle it. Obviously, its not the mhz that's the issue - there is some other problem with it.

The same problem at least seems to be happening for Half Life 2. In any event, I uninstalled Steam and am going to reinstall all the game files to see if that works.

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A:Half-Life 2, Extreme Slow-motion 1 FPS in-game

specs?
 

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My problem is weird. I bought a brand new Lenovo z50-75 laptop. 4 cores, 4 Gb RAM, etc. I installed a 64 bit Windows 7 (SP1) on it. After I installed the Windows, the boot was long and the programs loaded slow too. So I downloaded the latest Ahci drivers (14.9), but nothing changed. I decided to try this out with SSD (Kingston SSDNow V300). The results were the same, the machine was SLOW! The Ahci is ON - I checked it in BIOS. What is happening? Please help me!

A:Extreme slow boot time + HDD access - AMD FX 7500,...

Hi HyperX and welcome to the community,
 
There was a similar problem over here and it looks like they fixed it.  Maybe it will work for you.
 
Regards,
Dave

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Hello folks,

Well, at this moment, my computer is on a sad state of disrepair. The following are some of the symptoms:

1. Cannot see hidden files and folders, even when the option is enabled in Folder Options.
2. Extremely slow startup, frequently beginning with a message such as "Data Execution Protection has closed Windows Explorer in order to protect your computer".
3. Frequent pop-up virus warnings from Norton AntiVirus, identifying threats as "Trojan.NsAnti.Packed" but is unable to repair/remove the affected files. The files are listed as C:\xk2n.bat and C:\pnt.com
4. Frequent lockups and crashes, e.g. right now I cannot use the Task Bar because it's "frozen" and same with the desktop.
5. Sometimes I cannot copy/paste.
6. I have received the "System shutdown due to RPC service terminated unexepectedly" countdown. Also a similar one but with DCOM or something.

What I have done so far is run Norton AntiVirus and let it "fix" some of the problems it encountered, but that didn't do much since it just 'solved' about 3 of the myriad of threats detected. I ran msconfig and unticked "cvko" (located at C:\WINDOWS\system32\cvko.exe) from the Startup list.

As you can see, there are a lot of things going wrong. I would appreciate your help very much. I would like to avoid having to reformat, or I'd like to return my computer to a working state decent enough so I can reformat later when I have more time.

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A:Slow boot up, extreme instability, virus warnings...

BUMP, please...

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Hey, I just recently moved to a new house, and since then, I've experienced severe packet loss (17%), My personal guess is that the wifi card on my laptop is dying since, before I moved I had to move the router closer to my computer for a better connection (Which is no longer possible in this new house.) This is getting extremely annoying, if anyone could try to come up with a solution it'd be great. Thanks!
Ah, and since I didn't give any information, if you require me to copy paste some information or provide a screenshot or anything, Feel free to suggest that and I will reply back with such things. Please help and thank you very much!
 

A:Extreme packet loss, internet hella slow.

Could also be the router.
Have you tried to connect with a different router? (friend, family, school, library etc.)
 

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I have 1000mbps internet connection. When I booted my Laptop (T430) from a USB with Linux Mint and checked the internet speed, it was 800+ Mbps. With Windows 10 Pro it is only ~150Mbps.Windows version: 1703I had to restore my windows to this version because after the last bigger update (1709) the whole laptop was so slow that it was impossible to work with. The internet speed was only ~50-70Mbps.Well, now the system fast enough that at least I can work on it. But still, 800+ vs 150 is a huge gap.Any idea what should I do?It is so annoying and disappointing that such an expensive laptop (even if it is 5 years old) with 16 GB RAM and with a Samsung SSD 850 Pro is totally useless. It is ridiculous.Every driver is up to date. I am connecting to the internet via cable, wifi is turned off. 

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Hello All,

After spending a lot of time isolating the specific update that was giving me the extremely slow reboot time, (from 5 seconds to 150 seconds after update) I was able to determine that Windows optional update -Qualcomm Atheroos Communication - Bluetooth Controller - Qualcomm Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0 + HS was the cause of the lag.

I was wondering if anyone else had experienced the same problem and might have a solution to the lag. from 5 seconds to nearly 3 minutes is a substantial lag in restarting the computer.

I'm hoping that someone might have a solution to this problem.

The computer is a MSI GS70 229US.

thanks for the help!

A:Extreme slow rebooting speed after windows update

Hi,

Always best to download drivers from manufacturers instead.

For Atheros, this is good to use though: ATHEROS Bluetooth drivers for Windows

As far as reboot time, it is special after Windows Update. It is expected to take longer usually. There is only a problem when you reboot like 3 or 4 times and the issue remains.

But ya, just update from the link. If you already have the latest they have there, check back in a few days.

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It seems like there a lot of people experiencing very similar issues as me, but there are some slight differences. If I let it hang long enough, SOMEtimes it will finish booting up(takes about 5 min), but not always. I usually have to kill explorer.exe and restart it using task manager. I can use, like others here, the explorer window, but thats it. The screen is black, no taskbar, no start menu or desktop background. What could cause this, would a registry repair program fix it, is it spyware, or is it just a broken Windows OS?

ps. I started my own thread, so I wouldnt hijack someone else's, so please help me out here, even if you've already stated the same stuff.
 

A:No desktop , no start menu/taskbar, extreme slow boot

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Hi,

I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP 1 original unmodified MS Technet ISO to a blank Crucial RealSSD C300 SSD drive and it is taking hours to do that. The last time I did the install it took almost 4 hours to copy the files, I tried it from a DVD drive and from an external USB-HDD and there was no speed difference. After the installation was done, the SSD was very fast though, no problems at all then.

Now I have to install again and I do not want to wait again a half day just for the files to copy, so I hope anyone can point me towards a solution for this problem.

My Mainboard is a ASROCK 870 Extreme 3 , I use AHCI , AMD AHCI Bios is disabled and AHCI is enabled for SATA3_5 and 6 .

Thanks for any help.

A:Super slow Windows install on Asrock 870 Extreme 3 with RealSSD C300

Are you booting the installer and not running it from another OS?

If so then I'd download another ISO, try writing to flash stick using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool.
Boot under USB, Removable or HD's. Flash stick install is known to be faster.

You could have a bad DVD burn - if necessary to use DVD, burn with ImgBurn at 4x speed.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals and try SSD in first SATA port in AHCI mode.

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Hello 1st time poster with a question-
XPS8700 3.60 gigahertz Intel Core I7-4790, windows 8.1, 32 megabytes of ram, A11 BIOS
The problem encountered was extremely slow screen loads,some programs would time out, other screens took forever to come up. The spinning icon was very slow. This happened the first time I started up the computer and Dell tech support had me run the F12 diagnostics, all items passed, so he had me update the BIOS from A10 to A11 and the problem was resolved. This was a year and a half ago.
The same problem happened 2 nights ago. I first ran virus scan and malware scan. All of them reported no issue. I had Verizon reset my FIOS connection and check my Internet-no issue on their end..
I was finally able to resolve the issue the next morning by running the F12 diagnostics,the long version, took about 3 hours or so and now the computer is back to normal. Diagnostics were clean, no issues reported and everything passed.
I have a program that gives a complete profile of my computer-The Belarc Advisor- I ran it while the problem was present and my processor shows a speed of 57.65 gigahertz, not 3.60 gigahertz.
I reran the Belarc Advisor after the problem was resolved and now we are back to normal, 3.60 gigahertz.
Has anybody every encountered this issue or seen the processor speed change so dramatically and then return to normal?

A:Extremely slow screen loads and extreme change in processor speed

Unless you mis-typed it, something was wrong with what Belarc found because there's no way a CPU could run at 57.65 GIGA-Hz.
Back up your personal files on external media ASAP, in case your hard drive is about to fail....

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Some places I have checked:This thread involves a laptop that is already set up. Mine is stuck in windows 10 setup. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Thinkpad-x1-extreme-sluggish-performance/td-p...I tried this, and have tried shutting down the system multiple times. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4020048/windows-oobe-fails-when-you-start-a-new-windows-bas..."Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Business Laptop 20MF000DUS 15.6" 4K/UHD touch screen, Intel 8th Gen i7-8750H, NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti, 32GB RAM, 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD, Windows 10 Pro" --------------I just purchased a new X1 Extreme, it has a 1 TB SSD, so I assumed that Windows setup would be a breeze, right? Just a moment... Wrong. Right out of the box it was terribly slow. I could enter my language and location just fine, but when it got to network and account is when it slowed down, and you'd think my computer was 20 years old with how long the "Just a moment..." would stay on screen after trying to sign in. After a certain timeout, windows will present the error: "OOBEIDPS" jump to setting up an offline account. When I get this far, I reboot the computer, and try again, because the "Just a moment" screens persist on offline account.  Only once, I managed to get to face ID recognition, after signing in and things were going well, but once it scanned my face, I sat waiting endlessly while it told me "Just a moment..." This is not the standard of quality I expect from a $2500... Read more

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Just got a new X1 Extreme (Gen2, 20QV, i7-9850H) and it has been working perfectly for a couple of days. Yesterday a notification appeared that i should upgrade the Intel Management Engine Interface. After that upgrade the Wifi is extremely (!) slow and its almost useless. Especially the "upload" maxes out around 1Mbit/s. Can i downgrade the ME drivers somehow? This is the current details:Intel Management Engine Interface 1914.12.0.1256ME firmware 12.0.40.1433BIOS 1.25 (2019-08-19) Thanks for any advice on how to solve this.

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Hi everyone,

I need some advice diagnosing a problem with my parents computer. I have been trying to help them out over the phone, so please bear with me on this.

The computer is a few years old. Runs Windows XP with 512 MB RAM, 1.8 GHz processor and a 120 GB hard drive. It's "protected" from Viruses and Spyware by Norton Internet Security 2008.

On Sunday my parents called me saying that the computer had slowed down immensely. I clocked over 20 seconds just for them to expand the start menu. Running programs is nearly impossible.

I was able to walk them through a round of Advanced Windows Care and Ccleaner to fix any registry glitches and clean out any junk files. That did not help the problem at all. They also did a MalwareBytes scan which turned up nothing. Then they attempted to defrag the hard drive over night, but it was impossible due to the extreme lag.

The really odd part is that CPU usage hovers between 5-10% even while lagging terribly, with occasional spikes up to 15%. I expected it to be maxed out...

Any ideas on how to fix this problem are extremely appreciated! It has been very difficult to help them through this, because it takes such a long time to run the diagnostics that I am so familiar with.

David
Houston, TX

A:Extreme computer lag

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time of the lags.To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.Check in all the categories.If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here. This will help us diagnose your problem.How To Use the Event Viewer

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I am having various problems with my computer. I get a lot of errors that relate to my memory although I'm not completely sure if it is the problem.

First off, here are my specs:
AMD 3800+ Dual Core
M2N-E ASUS Motherboard
1 GB DDR2 PC5300 RAM
ASUSX1300PRO 256MB PCI-E
Western Digital SATA HD 250GB
OPTIMAX 550 Watt PSU

Generic keyboard and mouse and Dell Monitor.

My friend built most of the computer except installing the hard drive which I bought and installed myself.

I started out trying to install Windows XP many times but each time there would either be an installation error. Sometimes it would say that it's missing a file and sometimes it would just freeze. A couple of times, it has restarted and I had to do the installation all over again. I tried and I tried until it finally worked and I thought that would be the end of the problems.

If I try to start a program, my computer will restart sometimes. Each time I restart my computer, at least 1 program won't work. Sometimes Adobe Photoshop will give me a memory error, sometimes Firefox won't start when I click it, sometimes I get conversational errors when using Windows Live Messenger, and sometimes, Windows Live Messenger goes extremely slow.

My games don't work all the time either. Half Life 2 and Counter Strike Source never start when I try to play them and Halo has various errors like files missing, etc.

Also, my microphone port on my front and back panel don't work properly. It receiv... Read more

A:Extreme Computer PRoblems

Could the problem be related to the PSU? I just tried re-installing windows and it still restarted in the middle. It works now but not properly.
 

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After some assistance last year from "Oh My", my computer is in much better shape.  However, we were not able to finish.  I moved to the country, and didn't have internet for months - hence, the thread was closed.  
 
Since then, I've tried wiping the computer through recovery mode (failed and lost the recovery disc), and tried updating to Windows 10 in hopes the issues would be washed away (cannot complete the full Windows update.  This may be due to the fact my computer thinks it's not running Genuine Windows, albeit official Windows bought.)  I would prefer to save the thousands of photos this computer and wipe the rest of the computer, but remain timid to upload the photos to a USB or cloud as a jpeg virus was confirmed last year.  As a sidenote, I do have a drivers and utilities disc that I used to fix the drivers last week.  
 
Here's an update....  FST.txt & ADDITION.txt
 
FST SCAN
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 11-08-2016 01
Ran by Townsend (administrator) on TOWNSENDFAMILY- (22-08-2016 13:54:11)
Running from C:\Users\Townsend\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Townsend (Available Profiles: Townsend & MistNic)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: IE)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar... Read more

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Hello everyone.

I'm having a lot of trouble regarding my son's ASUS Aspire laptop. It's running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1. My wife shut my son's laptop one night and put it away without turning it off first. When I gave it back to him, the battery had died and was showing the Disk Check screen. I ran the disc check process and it froze at 9% all night long. I shut it off and disregarding the disc check process, I tried to log on. After about 10 minutes of nothing but black, a blue screen appeared and it turned off the computer. I tried to log on again after that and got in successfully. The computer is now running very slowly, and will not connect to the Internet. I tried running Malwarebytes (the most recent update) and it would not open. I tried starting it in safe mode and that freezes when it reaches...

Loaded: \Windows\system32\DRIVERS\avgidsha.sys

Is there any way I can log into this computer and create a disc backup? I plan on restoring it to original factory settings after the backup.
 

A:Extreme Computer Problem

Instead of booting into safe mode, choose the last known good configuration option that is in the advanced boot menu screen with safe mode. If this doesn't work, you could also try system restore in the recovery options. You get there by pressing one of the f keys at boot.

(I realize your actual question was creating a disc backup instead of getting the computer working, but I don't do much of creating backups so I'm not great at that. Until someone else replies with a way of doing that, we can try and get the computer working)

CORRECTION: Last known good configuration should not solve your problem. This is because it will boot as the computer was the last time you successfully booted into the system. Since you have already been able to log into the system, that is what is stored in LKGC, so your computer shouldn't be any different than now. My apologies.
 

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We have a Windows Vista computer. Today while my brother was on youtube is suddenly crashed and blue screened. Unfortunately I wasn't here to see exactly what happened, but when I returned we were having the same issue. If we turn the computer on, it starts booting up and then goes to certain screen, please check the picture I took.

picture 1: http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/s...9/IMG_0015.jpg

We have tried F10, F2, F12 and they all bring us to the screen to launch start up repair. We tried start up repair, which will scan saying checking for repairs, then it was start disk checking. The disk check will run and then stop after a while, and we have to start over again.

OR It will keep disk checking and then suddenly go to a blue screen that says dumping memory.

If we try "start windows normally" it goes back to picture 1.

Please help us, we have over 5g of family photos and important documents, we dont want to lose them!

A:EXTREME computer problem, please help!

Hard drive is dying, apparently...Is it a home-built machine or OEM?

Look for your hard drive's manufacturer (if you don't know, it may be listed in the BIOS or you'll have to burn an Ultimate Boot CD, let us know if you need it) and download the correct test from here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f234...es-302602.html

Burn it to a CD or DVD with ImgBurn: www.imgburn.com

Good luck.

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I am new to this forums, and ive tried everywhere looking for hwelp, trying so many things, My computer is 3.2GHz, 512 ram, 40 GB and i had recently had a spyware attack, now ive used many spyware cleaners and i smitfraud and hijack this a lot of the time and then after cleaning out my registry, viruses, spyware, maleware my PC has turned incredibly slow....Ive done al these procedures in safe mode and now my computer takes literally 20 minutes to start up, programs take forever to load. So ive ocome to tthe conclusion that I have to reformat my computer, So ive a windows Xp with SP2 CD and the bootdisks now i insert the disks into my computer and they sometimes freeze up, now i just take out the floppy and put it back in, and it works again but the problem is that when i get to disk 6 on the bottom it tells me to 'Please wait...' which i do for HOURS and its just frozen and will not change screens, so ive tried to coot from CD but that doesn't work either because i change my 1st format read from floppy to CD ROM but it doesn't boot with my Windows XP Slipstreamed, i cannot system restore because there is no earlier point, so you can see that i am in quite the pickle here, Please help i am unable to afford another computer and my last hope is this.

Here is my HiJack Log (by the way after starting hijack and doing scan it took 5 minutes to open up notepad and unfreeze...thats how slow my pc is):

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:25:04 PM, on 7/14/2006
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A:Extreme Problem With Computer

Bump

Please do help with this

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Hello all--

My desktop started freaking out this morning. It's never had this problem before, and I couldn't find another problem on the forum that was exactly comparable. I'm running Windows Vista. See detailed specs at the end of the post.

Symptoms:
--Boots up without any noticeable problems until after the initial Windows loading screen. Then it slows down dramatically. It spends about 5 minutes with a blank screen before Windows actually shows up. Takes another 10-15 minutes before Windows loads completely and desktop icons are visible.
--I can actually use various programs, but oftentimes "Windows Explorer" will time out, and prompt me to end the program. Programs alternate between long wait times and normal functioning.
--Has trouble recognizing secondary hard drives. Sometimes it will show them. Other times it won't.
--Has trouble with internet connections. Sometimes it will recognize the Ethernet connection and sometimes it won't.

Things I've tried:
--Tried booting into safe mode to see if the problem occurred. It did.
--Tried System Restore, but didn't change anything.
--Tried using the Windows install disc to "repair" the installation; however, it seemed to experience the same slowdown loading up the install disc and I was unable to get to the repair function.
--I'm running Memtest right now on an Ubuntu "live" DVD. No problems so far.

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A:Extreme Computer Slowdown

Hi try running sfc /scannow and chkdsk/r
 

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