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Slow, Lagging, Freezing Computer + Ghost Space in Hard Drive

Q: Slow, Lagging, Freezing Computer + Ghost Space in Hard Drive

Hello,I recently installed software that apparently contains malware. My computer's symptoms include a little slow on startup, after use of more than 30 minutes the computer becomes extremely slow at doing anything (looking at My Computer in Windows Explorer takes 5 minutes), it freezes (especially Firefox and Windows Explorer) and, in one incident, the computer failed to wake up from sleep mode (lights reactivated but screen was "off" [not black, "off"], no response, repeated attempts to wake it up failed). I have since uninstalled the software to see if it would make a difference, and it has gotten better, but I'd like to make sure that there is no residual malware left over - or if I have spoken too soon.Attached is the Attach.txt and Ark.txt that is required by the preparational page. Also, here is the contents of DDS.txt:
DDS (Ver_10-11-03.01) - NTFSx86
Run by ------ at 8:02:52.68 on Wed 11/03/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3003.1901 [GMT -4:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k apphost
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k HsfXAudioService
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation\SMSvcHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k iissvcs
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k SDRSVC
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k WerSvcGroup

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.ca/
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
TB: {32099AAC-C132-4136-9E9A-4E364A424E17} - No File
uRun: [uTorrent] "c:\program files\utorrent\uTorrent.exe"
mRun: [SynTPEnh] c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\SynTPEnh.exe
mRun: [egui] "c:\program files\eset\eset nod32 antivirus\egui.exe" /hide /waitservice
mRun: [Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (reboot)] "c:\program files\malwarebytes' anti-malware\mbam.exe" /runcleanupscript
mRun: [Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware] "c:\program files\malwarebytes' anti-malware\mbamgui.exe" /starttray
mRun: [MSSE] "c:\program files\microsoft security essentials\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
mRun: [AppleSyncNotifier] c:\program files\common files\apple\mobile device support\AppleSyncNotifier.exe
mRun: [IntelliPoint] "c:\program files\microsoft intellipoint\ipoint.exe"
mRun: [IgfxTray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [HotKeysCmds] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [Persistence] c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
uPolicies-explorer: NoDesktopCleanupWizard = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-system: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = 3 (0x3)
mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\mif5ba~1\office14\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: Free YouTube Download - c:\users\daichi\appdata\roaming\dvdvideosoftiehelpers\youtubedownload.htm
IE: Se&nd to OneNote - c:\progra~1\mif5ba~1\office14\ONBttnIE.dll/105
IE: {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - {5F7B1267-94A9-47F5-98DB-E99415F33AEC} - c:\program files\windows live\writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
Handler: wlpg - {E43EF6CD-A37A-4A9B-9E6F-83F89B8E6324} - c:\program files\windows live\photo gallery\AlbumDownloadProtocolHandler.dll
Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
mASetup: {10880D85-AAD9-4558-ABDC-2AB1552D831F} - "c:\program files\common files\lightscribe\LSRunOnce.exe"
Hosts: gs.apple.com

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - c:\users\daichi\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\ie7b7yqr.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.gametoast.com/forums/search.php?st=0&sk=t&sd=d&sr=topics&sid=ddf17792e9a6c09274256f4014e96343&author_id=6902 | http://www.facebook.com/home.php?
FF - plugin: c:\program files\realplayer sp\netscape6\nppl3260.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\realplayer sp\netscape6\nprjplug.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\realplayer sp\netscape6\nprpjplug.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\windows live\photo gallery\NPWLPG.dll
FF - plugin: c:\users\daichi\appdata\roaming\facebook\npfbplugin_1_0_3.dll

c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--mgbaam7a8h", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--fiqz9s", true); // Traditional
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--fiqs8s", true); // Simplified
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--j6w193g", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--mgberp4a5d4ar", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--mgberp4a5d4a87g", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--mgbqly7c0a67fbc", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--mgbqly7cvafr", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--kpry57d", true); // Traditional
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--kprw13d", true); // Simplified

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R1 MpFilter;Microsoft Malware Protection Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\MpFilter.sys [2010-3-25 151216]
R1 vwififlt;Virtual WiFi Filter Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\vwififlt.sys [2009-7-13 48128]
R2 ekrn;ESET Service;c:\program files\eset\eset nod32 antivirus\ekrn.exe [2009-9-11 735960]
R2 epfwwfpr;epfwwfpr;c:\windows\system32\drivers\epfwwfpr.sys [2009-9-11 95896]
R2 HsfXAudioService;HsfXAudioService;c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k HsfXAudioService [2009-7-13 20992]
R2 MBAMService;MBAMService;c:\program files\malwarebytes' anti-malware\mbamservice.exe [2010-5-2 304464]
R3 MBAMProtector;MBAMProtector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys [2010-4-15 20952]
R3 MpNWMon;Microsoft Malware Protection Network Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\MpNWMon.sys [2010-3-25 42368]
R3 RTL8167;Realtek 8167 NT Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Rt86win7.sys [2010-6-23 275048]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 130384]
S3 b57nd60x;Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet - NDIS 6.0;c:\windows\system32\drivers\b57nd60x.sys [2009-7-13 229888]
S3 fssfltr;fssfltr;c:\windows\system32\drivers\fssfltr.sys [2010-10-20 39272]
S3 fsssvc;Windows Live Family Safety Service;c:\program files\windows live\family safety\fsssvc.exe [2010-9-23 1493352]
S3 SrvHsfHDA;SrvHsfHDA;c:\windows\system32\drivers\VSTAZL3.SYS [2009-7-13 207360]
S3 SrvHsfV92;SrvHsfV92;c:\windows\system32\drivers\VSTDPV3.SYS [2009-7-13 980992]
S3 SrvHsfWinac;SrvHsfWinac;c:\windows\system32\drivers\VSTCNXT3.SYS [2009-7-13 661504]
S3 WatAdminSvc;Windows Activation Technologies Service;c:\windows\system32\wat\WatAdminSvc.exe [2010-4-5 1343400]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2010-11-03 12:00:12 25992 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\pgdfgsvc.exe
2010-11-01 15:28:24 6146896 ----a-w- c:\progra~2\microsoft\microsoft antimalware\definition updates\{5b9766c9-b578-4a9b-b0d2-c041ae0c11f3}\mpengine.dll
2010-10-26 22:48:46 641536 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\CPFilters.dll
2010-10-26 22:48:46 417792 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\msdri.dll
2010-10-26 22:48:45 204288 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\MSNP.ax
2010-10-26 22:48:45 199680 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mpg2splt.ax
2010-10-26 22:48:40 26504 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\Diskdump.sys
2010-10-21 02:18:18 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\en
2010-10-21 02:17:47 39272 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\fssfltr.sys
2010-10-21 02:13:42 69464 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\XAPOFX1_3.dll
2010-10-21 02:13:42 515416 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\XAudio2_5.dll
2010-10-21 02:13:41 453456 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\d3dx10_42.dll
2010-10-21 02:13:07 94040 ----a-w- c:\program files\common files\windows live\.cache\7ecff5e01cb70c50a\DSETUP.dll
2010-10-21 02:13:07 525656 ----a-w- c:\program files\common files\windows live\.cache\7ecff5e01cb70c50a\DXSETUP.exe
2010-10-21 02:13:07 1691480 ----a-w- c:\program files\common files\windows live\.cache\7ecff5e01cb70c50a\dsetup32.dll
2010-10-21 02:13:03 94040 ----a-w- c:\program files\common files\windows live\.cache\7ce360e91cb70c509\DSETUP.dll
2010-10-21 02:13:03 525656 ----a-w- c:\program files\common files\windows live\.cache\7ce360e91cb70c509\DXSETUP.exe
2010-10-21 02:13:03 1691480 ----a-w- c:\program files\common files\windows live\.cache\7ce360e91cb70c509\dsetup32.dll
2010-10-21 02:12:36 -------- d-----w- c:\users\daichi\appdata\local\Windows Live
2010-10-21 02:11:44 196608 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mfreadwrite.dll
2010-10-21 02:11:43 3181568 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mf.dll
2010-10-21 02:11:42 1619456 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\WMVDECOD.DLL
2010-10-19 16:12:37 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Microsoft IntelliPoint
2010-10-17 12:42:29 -------- d-----w- c:\users\daichi\Autodesk
2010-10-17 00:03:46 171880 ----a-w- c:\progra~2\microsoft\windows\sqm\manifest\Sqm10134.bin
2010-10-14 01:27:49 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Bonjour
2010-10-13 01:37:10 453456 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\d3dx10_41.dll
2010-10-13 01:36:59 444776 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\d3dx10_36.dll
2010-10-05 10:16:47 -------- d-----w- c:\users\daichi\appdata\roaming\URSoft
2010-10-05 10:16:31 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Your Uninstaller 2010

==================== Find3M ====================

2010-10-19 20:51:33 222080 ------w- c:\windows\system32\MpSigStub.exe
2010-09-23 04:47:28 49016 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\sirenacm.dll
2010-09-23 04:32:56 301936 ----a-w- c:\windows\WLXPGSS.SCR
2010-09-21 18:03:14 208768 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\LIVESSP.DLL
2010-09-08 15:17:46 94208 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\QuickTimeVR.qtx
2010-09-08 15:17:46 69632 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\QuickTime.qts
2010-09-08 04:30:04 978432 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2010-09-08 04:28:15 44544 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\licmgr10.dll
2010-09-08 03:22:31 386048 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\html.iec
2010-09-08 02:48:16 1638912 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mshtml.tlb
2010-09-01 04:23:49 12625408 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wmploc.DLL
2010-09-01 02:34:52 2327552 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
2010-08-31 04:32:30 954752 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mfc40.dll
2010-08-31 04:32:30 954288 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mfc40u.dll
2010-08-27 05:46:48 168448 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\srvsvc.dll
2010-08-26 04:39:58 109056 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\t2embed.dll
2010-08-25 23:46:02 8198680 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\TVWSetup.exe
2010-08-25 23:45:44 136216 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
2010-08-25 23:45:42 266776 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
2010-08-25 23:45:40 170520 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
2010-08-25 23:45:38 179224 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\igfxext.exe
2010-08-25 23:45:36 171032 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
2010-08-25 23:45:32 3156504 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\GfxUI.exe
2010-08-25 23:39:46 81920 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\igfxCoIn_v2202.dll
2010-08-25 23:31:30 4967424 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\igdumd32.dll
2010-08-25 23:28:22 571904 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\igdumdx32.dll
2010-08-25 23:23:14 4411904 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\igd10umd32.dll
2010-08-25 23:09:34 11040256 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ig4icd32.dll
2010-08-25 23:00:00 23552 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\igfxexps.dll
2010-08-25 23:00:00 194560 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\igfxpph.dll
2010-08-25 22:59:58 261632 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\igfxTMM.dll
2010-08-25 22:59:58 115200 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\igfxcpl.cpl
2010-08-25 22:59:42 57344 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\igfxsrvc.dll
2010-08-25 22:59:24 130048 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\igfxdo.dll
2010-08-25 22:59:16 94720 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\hccutils.dll
2010-08-25 22:59:10 120320 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\gfxSrvc.dll
2010-08-25 22:59:08 4096 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\IGFXDEVLib.dll
2010-08-25 22:59:06 85504 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\igfxrenu.lrc
2010-08-25 22:59:06 828928 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\igfxress.dll
2010-08-25 22:59:06 228864 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\igfxdev.dll
2010-08-21 05:36:33 738816 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wmpmde.dll
2010-08-21 05:36:24 224256 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\schannel.dll
2010-08-21 05:33:24 530432 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\comctl32.dll
2010-08-21 05:32:37 316928 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe

============= FINISH: 8:03:39.80 ===============
Please post soon. I'd like my computer back up and running (or maybe not, since I'll have to go back to work! Just kidding!).

Preferred Solution: Slow, Lagging, Freezing Computer + Ghost Space in Hard Drive

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: Slow, Lagging, Freezing Computer + Ghost Space in Hard Drive

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HEREWe also need a new log from the GMER anti-rootkit scanner. Please first disable any CD emulation programs using the steps found in this topic:Why we request you disable CD Emulation when receiving Malware Removal AdviceThen create another GMER log and post it as an attachment to the reply where you post your new DDS log. Instructions on how to properly create a GMER log can be found here:How to create a GMER logElle

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As you can see, it reads near the top: C Drive: 38.6GB. Here's an image of my C Drive:

This reads 162GB free of 232. Can ANYONE tell me where my missing space is?
List of things I've tried: CCleaner, Registry Mechanic, Disk Cleanup, Recycle Bin Emptying, etc. So basically I've tried all that I can think of. HELP PLEASE!!!

A:Ghost Hard Drive Space? Help Please!!!

Welcome to TSF.
I notice that in the Windirstat window it shows 0% for System Volume Information.
This is you system restore points and unless you disabled system restore, this is wrong.
(probably need to run Windirstat as administrator). The system restore points can use up to 15% of you drive size or about 35GB. Then there is page file that is usually set at the
size of your RAM or slightly greater and the the hibernate file which is about the same as your RAM also.

This article will show you how to determine the size of the restore point storage.


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A:Computer slow, lagging keystrokes, freezing when shut down

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# rhino.acme.com # source server
# x.acme.com # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# localhost
# ::1 localhost
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:17:39 PM, on 8/1/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\hp\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Odometer\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Remote Solution\HP_Remote_Solution.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Norton Online Backup\NOBuClient.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\hp\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
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I'd like to run a batch file to check hard drive space on an XP computer, and if there is enough space available, then run some commands to create a directory to copy the files from remote server.

Read a text file with all the server ips
Run as service account
Verify that there is enough space on C:
Create a Install directory on remote server
Then copy the file from my computer remote server.

Can anybody please help me!!!

A:batch file to check hard drive space on an XP computer, and if there is enough space

I found this code on "SpiceWorks.com'.

I have not tested. I have not test (just to be clear). It's set up to determine % of free space (on a text file listing of servers) but could be modified to do what you want.

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I have been having alot of problems with my computer the past few days. You cant really even get online because it goes so slow and freezes up. I have ran spyware scans and virus scan numerious times and nothing seems to change. I also performed a disc clean up and defragment. I dont know what else to do.
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Everyone at my house uses myspace alot so I think that is where my problems are coming from because we dont do much more on it.

Deena Knight

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A:Using space on different drive slow down your computer?

No to both questions with exceptions. For instance, if you shrink a partition to the point that there's too little free space, that can cause performance issues.

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Hi everyone,
Thanks in advance for all your expert advice.
My computer is running slow/freezing and always seems to be working. Makes it very hard to get anything done. Also my C Drive is slowly decreasing in memory every few minutes. About .01gb every 5-10 mins or so when the computer is running. I have reset the restore settings but dont really want to leave them off permanently.
My computer is pretty old now, an Acer TravelMate 2400, and am currently saving for a new laptop but will be a few months until that happens so if I am able to keep this one alive until then that would be great. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
I have run the Hijackthis and this is below:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:43:26 a.m., on 20/08/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.... Read more

A:Slow/Freezing/Always Working/Self Duplicating Hard Drive

Hi guys,
Anyone want to give this one a go?
Just giving it a nudge back to the top since no replies.

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I have a 298 GB hard drive, when I got it there was 292 GB free. There's now 237 GB of free space. I'd totally be fine with that except I don't understand how I used up all that space. I recently updated from Windows XP to Windows Vista and it seems like the GB have been dropping off rapidly since I did that. In fact, yesterday at 9:20 PM I looked (and took a screen shot) and it said I had 249 GB of free space (I have the TreeSize program as well and it said i had used up 42.6 GB at the same time). I just checked a few minutes ago (at 4:00) and I now have 237 GB. How did I go down 12 GB in like 18ish hours? (Or however long it's been). (TreeSize is at 43.2 GB now). At this rate with in 2 to 3 weeks I'll be out of hard drive space.

A:Computer losing hard drive space


I suggest using WinDirStat to see where the space is going.

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I put in a 250 gb hard drive and my computer tells me I have 127 gb total. How can I get my computer to recognize it all? THANKS in advance for any and all help!

A:Computer not recognizing all space on hard drive

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I have had my Windows XPfor 4 years. Now let me just says its Slow and always crashes and now the toolbar is freezing. How do i solve the problem? So far i have tried:

* Ad Ware Check
* Spy Ware Check
* Virus Check
* Cleaning up the Hard drive
* Disk Defragmenter

But it’s still slow and crashes all the time. Any one know what the problem is? Also tried a system restore but it still goes slow. What could be the problem.

A:Slow, lagging, Freezing PC. How do i make it fast

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I have an older Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop. Today I installed a 100GB hard-drive, but my computer only recognizes 27.9GB. I checked on the hard-drive, and it says it's a 120GB hard-drive. (I also installed more RAM so the computer is a lot faster, but I don't know it won't recognize the larger hard-drive.) Thanks in advance for any and all help.

A:New Hard-drive; Computer Doesn't Recognize More Space

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As the title says I have been having a weird issue since yesterday where every time I start my computer I have less free space available on my hard drive. For example before restarting my computer I had 606GB free and now I only have 559GB free. What would be causing this because I am not downloading or installing anything?

I read online that system restores could do this so went ahead and turned off system protection so that it would stop creating systems restores but it keeps doing this. Also My hard drive keeps becoming more and more fragmented despite repeated attempts at defragmenting. Before my last restart I was sitting at 17% fragmenting and now I am at 23% fragmented.

A:Less Free Space on Hard Drive after I start my computer

Go to the website of your hard drive manufacturer and test your hard drive, it may be failing.
Back up all of your stuff now, just in case. Put your stuff on an external hard drive.
If you hear any strange sounds or clicking that is another indication of a failing drive.

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I was just wondering if I used say...about 70% of my hard drive space would my computer slow down. If so, would it slow my computer down by a great amount?

A:Solved: Using more hard drive space = Slower computer?

Of course, the amount of space that I use isn't the whole story. Depending on how I have set my configuration parameters, Recycle, System Restore, and page file all use hefty slices as well. I found that as I passed 70% my system began to slow, and by the time I got to 80% it became very slow. My new exterior hard drive has allowed me to keep my local interior drive down to about 20-25% usage. Quick. Quick. Quick.

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About a year ago I had an HP Windows XP computer that was only a year old at the time with two hard drives in it. It just freak out on me and when I booted it up one morning, all I got was a blue screen. I have not touched it until today and I went to Micro Center and bought a external case for the hard drive itself. Well now the data is not there nor is some of the space. This hard drive was a secondary hard drive in the computer, however, it is now partitioned into 2 drives. It originally had 300 GB on it and now it has 270 GB of Free Space and 9 GB partition with HP Recovery loaded on it. What in the world happen to my other space and my files. I tried to use EASEUS Data Recovery Software and it says that there are 129,310 files located on the drive. Wouldn't that be the Recovery files. I also tried the TREEsize Free and it said that there is O MB but there is a O MB of System Volume Information that is Access Denied! Even the BIOS only reads 279 GB!

Can anyone help me? This hard drive had the last 4 years of pictures of our kids on it along with over 4 years of data from our business that we would like to get back. We have still not been able to recreate all of that information. We loaded all of this from our older computer and then formatted that other computer and gave it away, so this is our only chance to get the data back. Someone please help.

Thank you in advance,


A:Need Help Computer Crashed! Hard Drive Missing Space

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On this computer I am having some very strange symptoms including my C drive is continues to become completely full with only about 2 GB of personal data (music, docs, photos,) and 1.5 GB of programs installed yet my computer is showing that the hard drive is completely full. Recently deleted some of my backed up files off of the C in order to make room for HJT and other programs needed for diagnostic yet before this there was zero bytes out of the 218GB available. I have ran AVG scans without any results and my MalwareBytes is expired. There are also other symptoms but do not have the screen shots of what is occurring. Also has crippled periperhal devices including Canon MF3010 laserjet printer. Any help would be appreciated.

My first post on the forum so I tried to post everything that I think that I need so far.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:18:51 PM, on 9/13/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16447)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Dell\apache\bin\httpd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AOL\1273550361\ee\aolsoftware.exe
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A:Computer Hard Drive down to minimal space, possible virus

Also found AVG Resident Shield Log which been showing repeated Trojans. I have the log that can be posted if requested. The trojan is called "Trojan horse Dropper.generic_c.MMI located in c:\Windows\System32\services.exe. AVG is listing as white listed. The most recent trojan was called Generic28.ANCI and AVG moved the virus to Virus Value a week ago.

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Hey guys, I've been having a very serious problem lately. I'm in the middle of working, and suddenly, my hard drive goes" click, clock....click clock, click clock. Then my mouse freezes and I have to flip the switch on my computer to turn it off. Then, when I reboot, it says "no drive found", so I wait like 3 minutes, then boot again, and all is fine about another hour. Then the same thing happens..... click clock...freeze.

Now, there are a few factors to consider. My computer did this one time in 2004 (when I left it on for 3 days straight of Maya rendering) and hasn't done it again til about a month ago. Recent things that I have done since it happened was:

1.) Increase my page file size to 3.5GB (and add the "/3GB" line to my boot.ini) (also note, my page file is on my Slave hard drive on it's own 5GB partition at the beginning of the drive. It's split up a bit (cuz of the MFT). Prior, I had my page file set to 1.5GB (and it wasn't split at all) on it's own partition on my slave. No problems.

2.) I arranged my physical arrangment in my case of drives, my Master was on top and Slave just below it. Mind you, I have 11 fans in my case, two on the rear, two on the side, two in front (blowing direct over the HDDs) one on top, two on the PSU, one on both the CPU and GPU, so my PC is well cooled. It's also very much OUT IN THE OPEN under my large desk, so nothing is blocking airflow (except maybe the desk about 5... Read more

A:Hard Drive Clicking then freezing computer. overheating? Too much load? Bad drive?

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Previous thread - Please read the responses so you know what I've done so far!
I have followed the Preparation Guide, but still decided to open a thread.
My browser, Google Chrome, has the need to..
- Freeze for no apparent reason, taking it about 5-10 seconds before closing a tab
- Loading (sometimes) the sites I enter very slowly.
- Radio stations getting interruptions at times
- Sounds continuing (Youtube, Twitch) for a short duration after going back to previous location on the website. 
My laptop was bought about 3 years ago. It's getting old, but it still performs well for it's age. I have never suffered these problems until recently. I do not know what is wrong.
Here are the DDS logs.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.15.2
Run by Nicklas at 16:08:51 on 2013-03-26
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.45.1030.18.3071.1312 [GMT 1:00]
AV: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {090F9C29-64CE-6C6F-379C-5901B49A85B7}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {B26E7DCD-42F4-63E1-0D2C-6273CF1DCF0A}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\NvXDSync.exe
C:\... Read more

A:Browser freezing, lagging, generally terribly slow

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 2
Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects foun... Read more

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I had originally posted this issue on this forum but it was moved to the "Am I infected? What do I do?" forum.  We ran ESET online scanner, Malwarebytes, CCleaner, AdwCleaner, and Junkware Removal Tool.  We deleted or disabled start up items and scheduled tasks but computer still freezes up.  Only a reboot gets it going again.  Task Manager shows "Disk"  stuck at 100%.  There is 40 gigs space left on the drive.  It was recommended that I start a new topic on this forum.  We did find a suspicious file ... conime.exe, but I could not locate it to submit it to www.virustotal.com for evaluation.  Not sure if it is important or not but the on-screen keyboard keeps popping up. Stays gone for a while after closing but pops up again after a few minutes or whenever I open a different app. I ran FRST.  The files are attached.

A:computer freezes until reboot. Hard drive stuck at 100% but 40 Gig free space

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file. 


FF DefaultSearchEngine: Google (avast)
FF SelectedSearchEngine: Google (avast)
FF Homepage: hxxps://www.google.com/?trackid=sp-006
FF Keyword.URL: hxxps://www.google.com/search/?trackid=sp-006
FF DefaultSearchUrl: hxxps://www.google.com/search/?trackid=sp-006
FF SearchEngineOrder.1: Google (avast)
FF NewTab: about:newtab
FF SearchPlugin: C:\Users\Heather\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\o1visahr.default\searchplugins\google-avast.xml [2015-09-30]
CHR Plugin: (Widevine Content Decryption Module) - C:\Users\Heather\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\WidevineCDM\\_platform_specific\win_x86\widevinecdmadapter.dll => No File
CHR Plugin: (Chrome PDF Viewer) - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\47.0.2526.106\pdf.dll => No File
CHR Plugin: (Adobe Acrobat) - C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AIR\nppdf32.dll => No File
CHR Plugin: (Google Update) - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll => No File
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This started yesterday or today, can't recall, every couple of seconds, my computer freezes, and I can't do anything for like 1 -10 minutes. i'ts unbearable and it's driving me crazy!

At first the time between freezes was like 2 - 10 minutes, but it slowly got worse, now it happens every 5 seconds, and I tried everything.. I restarted the computer, turned it off and let it cool for a while then turned it on again, I deleted some things and freed some space, I ran troubleshoot, but nothing helped.. it still freezes..

I'm sure that it's not becuase that my RAM have too little free space(9.96 GB free space out of 111 GB), becuase it always been like that, and it didn't make any problems for me.

Although, when I turned the computer off for like 20 minutes to let it cool, it got better when i turned it on again, but after a while the freezes came back, so it could be a heat problem.

Note: a while before I got an alarm that said that my windows isn't genuine, it deleted my windwos anti-virus, turned my screensaver black, and on the right-bottom there's a message that says that my windows insn't genuine. Everytime i turn on the computer it asks me to get the genuine version, but i click remind me later, and occasionally it warns me that I don't have an anti-virus and I should get the genuine version. but I ignore all of those alarms, becuase untill now, it didn't say anything about my windows version. But I don't think that it have anything to do with the freeze problem... Read more

A:My computer keeps lagging and freezing

Is this a Laptop or a Desktop? A computer that freezes is either overheating or has a failing Power Supply Unit (desktop) If a desktop, shutdown the computer and open the side, clean out all dust and blow out all fans with a can of compressed air. Look at the label for the PSU. Report the Make, Model # and Wattage. Restart the computer and make sure all fans are spinning.
As for non-genuine Windows you will need to purchase a Windows key and activate it again. If your computer came pre-installed, I would talk to whomever installed it for you. If you, yourself installed Windows, then you will need to get a disc that has not been activated. We cannot help you with circumventing Windows Activation.

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My anti virus was turned off for a few days.It is Avast and I think it prompted me to renew my trial,but I failed to.My computer is now lagging and freezing up.It sometimes unfreezes after 5 minutes.Other times I have to just restart it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:04:43 PM, on 12/12/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16428)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NETGEAR\WNA1100\WNA1100.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Web Camera Application\TWebCamera.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Real\RealPlayer\Update\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://start.toshiba.com/g/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:Computer freezing and lagging.

GMER 2.1.19163 - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2013-12-12 18:35:46
Windows 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 x64 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IAAStorageDevice-1 TOSHIBA_ rev.GH10 596.17GB
Running: jd8n886s.exe; Driver: C:\Users\megan\AppData\Local\Temp\uwdiqpoc.sys
---- User code sections - GMER 2.1 ----

.text C:\windows\system32\wininit.exe[600] C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll!GetBinaryTypeW + 189 00000000772feecd 1 byte [62]
.text C:\windows\system32\services.exe[656] C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll!GetBinaryTypeW + 189 00000000772feecd 1 byte [62]
.text C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe[792] C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll!GetBinaryTypeW + 189 00000000772feecd 1 byte [62]
.text C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe[848] C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll!GetBinaryTypeW + 189 00000000772feecd 1 byte [62]
.text C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe[944] C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll!GetBinaryTypeW + 189 00000000772feecd 1 byte [62]
.text C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe[128] C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll!GetBinaryTypeW + 189 00000000772feecd 1 byte [62]
.text C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe[380] C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll!GetBinaryTypeW + 189 00000000772feecd 1 byte [62]
.text C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe[444] C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll!GetBinaryTypeW + 189 00000000772feecd 1 byte [62]
.text C:\windows\system32\AUDIODG.EXE[700] C:\windows\System32\kernel32.dll!GetBinaryTypeW + 189 00000000772feecd 1 byte [62]
.text C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe[1016] C:\wind... Read more

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:38:33 PM, on 5/25/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\PackethSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Pinnacle\MediaServer\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$PINNACLESYS\Binn\sqlservr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exeC:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exec:\program files\pinnacle\shared files\programs\mediaserver\pmshost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\s... Read more

A:Computer Is Lagging And Freezing

Hello heineckenguy and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I don't see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.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. When posting to any other forum, do not post a HijackThis log or the post will simply be moved back to this forum for infection analysis. That is what HijackThis is used for and that is what we specialize in here in this forum.Also, when posting in any other forum for assistance, give as much detail as possible regarding any issues that are occurring. The more information they have, the better the techs can analyze the issue and make any recommendations for resolving it.Cheers.OT

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I recently purchased the new 15" Spectre laptop and recently it started giving me issues. At random times my pointer seems to lag and even sometimes freezes. I orignally thought it was just the pointer but it seems that when the pointer freezes my open applications do as well. If I am typing something my input momentarily stops and my pointer stops working and my input won't display until the computer catches back buy but the pointer remains jumpy.   

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ok so im gonna be as detailed as i can about my problem, yesterday i decided to clean up my pc a bit to gain more memory and to make it run a bit faster. so i started uninstalling unused programs and did disk clean up clearing out whatever i didnt use. then i started ending processes cause i had way to many that i didnt recognize and i ended the cleanup with a disk defrag that took all day. now im not sure exactly where i went wrong trying to retrace my steps in my mind but i did end the process of taskeng.exe cause i saw there was two of them. well of course my windows totally disappeared leaving just my background wallpaper, though everything usually pops back up, it didnt this time so i was forced to do a hard reset while i was still defragging. which might of been a bad idea cause now everything is messed up. im not sure exactly where i messed up, i may have ended one of the default processes my computer needs to run properly, or maybe restarting when i was still defragging, or it could have been ending the taskeng.exe process that did it.

now everything is lagging and freezing, including windows. i would open a folder navigating through and it would take a long time to load all the way even freezing to the point of making it "not responding". it also freezes my mpc player while watching something for about 10 seconds then starting again and freezing everyone once in a while also to the point of "not responding" until it goes b... Read more

A:Computer keeps freezing and lagging

Hello sho9un1 and welcome to the forums

The reason for your problems is probably due to the ZeroAccess rootkit infection on your computer. I am currently still training for my malware removal degree and won't be able to help you remove the infection manually but instead, I recommend that you do a clean install:

Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista


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Hello there.
I've been having a problem with my computer ever since i bought it around 4 months ago.


AMD Athlon 64, 2.4ghz
2gb ram
a2n-sli deluxe motherboard
7600GS graphics card

All are updated.

My computer has been randomly freezing when playing games (CS:S and BF2). The game will freeze, then the sound will start rapidly looping.

I'm also getting a problem with small lag spikes, in online and offline mode, on CS:S.

It's really annoying, and i've been looking for a solution ever since.

All help appriciated, Lee.

A:Computer Lagging / Freezing

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Hello, my friend gave me their laptop to fix and I thought it was no big deal since the only problem they said they had was lag.I have downloaded CCleaner, Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes, and SuperAntiSpyware onto it and done scans to clean it up. There was no harmful malware or viruses on it and I did a System File checker and everything seems to be in order. I've also uninstalled a lot of 3rd party software from the manufacturer and other unnecessary programs and that sped it up a little bit, but it still lags or freezes at startup and doesn't respond when trying to open up new programs sometimes. I'm not sure what's wrong with it now. It's a 2 year old Windows 7 Acer Aspire 5532 laptop with plenty of room to spare on it (101gb free of 136gb).Thank you in advance.

A:Computer Lagging & Freezing

Hello,I will be helping you with your problemsPlease do the following:Step 1Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.----------------Step 2Please download Farbar Service Scanner to your Desktop and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.----------------Step 3Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList DevicesList Users, Partitions and Memory size.List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.----------------Step 4Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your d... Read more

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Hi, my computer is freezing and lagging when I open 2 windows or more at the same time (Google Chrome doesn't respond). The lag is often accompanied with a black screen after a few minutes. When I restart my computer it sometimes says ''Windows didn't load correctly'' with a blue screen. I tried doing windows reset but it still happens. Please help!! My system : http://prntscr.com/g4g8lq

A:Computer Freezing and Lagging

Can you tell us the make and model and approximate age of the computer? Is this something recent or has it been doing this for a while? You might try turning it off, unplugging, remove battery, hold power button for 30 seconds then reinsert battery, and restart.

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Ok now I know you're probably already thinking oh great another thread about some noob who's computer keeps freezing.

Firstly here's my hardware specifications.

Processor: Celeron 2.00ghz CPU.
RAM: 1 Gig.
Virtual Paging File: 1918mb of hard drive space is currently allocated for the paging file. (This is what windows recommends).
Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 2.
Graphics Card: (Gamebuster) ATI Radeon 9200se (128mb).

Well here goes my problem.

Recently I reinstalled Windows XP Service Pack 2 onto my computer and a few patches and the usual things. My computer was running fine then the other day I decided to install Winamp the latest version 10th Anniversary Edition. Well it would seem after installing it my computer now suffers from a severe lagging and stuttering and freezing problem. I did a complete uninstall of Winamp and left out some components based on some information from the Winamp forums to no avail.

Whenever I play music in Winamp it suffers from severe lagging and so too does my system now. I have tried.

* Defragging my system.
* Scanning my hard drive for errors.
* Scanning for viruses using Avast! (Latest Updates).
* Webroot Spysweeper (Latest Updates).
* Running Hijackthis, I have posted a copy of this log to this post.
* Deleting files in the prefetch folder.
* Deleting my temporary internet files.
* Deleting temporary files on my had-drive.
* Disabling unneeded windows XP services using; services.msc.
* Disabled so... Read more

A:Computer keeps Freezing/Lagging.

A similar problem happened to me when a new program is being installed in my computer.

Get ready your Windows XP CD and do a Windows Repair. That's my best bet. Might solve your problem cause it solved mine.

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I have a number of Latitude E6520 computers that are all exhibiting the same performance problems.
While using the computer normally, users complain of very slow performance and applications reporting that they are not responding. On visiting a computer which has the problem, the following very specific symptoms are found:

The computer works normally for a short time, then suddenly stops responding to user input.
During this lagging behavior, the computer does not respond to user input, but some screen updates do continue. More specifically...

Mouse cursor can be moved around the screen
Hourglass cursor may or may not appear
Clicking the mouse on an on-screen button has no effect, not even visually (The animation of the button being depressed does not occur.)
Typing or pressing keys pressed on the keyboard have no effect
Hitting Ctrl-Alt-Del does bring up the lock menu, however it does so much more slowly than normal
If the freeze lasts long enough, an "Application is not responding" message may appear for the active application
After a few seconds, the computer resumes working normally again. At that time, typed characters may suddenly appear in a document, or mouse clicks made during the lag might suddenly take effect.
Once the problem begins happening, it grows worse. The delays tend to grow longer, and the time between them grows shorter, until it becomes impossible to get any productive work done.
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A:Latitude E6520 Win7-64 lagging/freezing/slow performance issue

     Only because sometimes problems of this nature arise from the simplest little things I ask:

What does your Windows Update scheme look like
Have you downloaded ALL available updates 
are you scheduled to receive recommended updates the same way you receive critical updates
Have you made the jump to Microsoft Update (the option on the windows update page below the progress bar)

Once you install Microsoft Update it behaves the same way as Windows Update except that it's more thorough and covers some important hardware issues.  Frequently this  step will iron out some of the most obscure and difficult problems.
If this information was helpful please remember to hit the YES button and if you need further assistance don't hesitate to contact

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Im running a core 2 duo, 2 gigs ram, 8800 gts, etc.. Everything has run fine until recently. I startup my comp and its terribly "touchy" the first like 10-15 minutes, everything lags up easily and runs dead slow.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 8:40:49 PM, on 12/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\LCDMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDPop3.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDCountdown.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDMedia.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDClock.exe
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A:Computer Freezing/lagging at startup.

Hello and welcome to TSF.

I apologize for the delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to
handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If
you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please post a brand new hijackthis log.

Thank you for your patience.

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I've run Pandascan and now this is the Hijack This log.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Heather on 2008-02-05 20:09:53
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.
-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
66: 2008-02-06 01:10:09 UTC - RP529 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
65: 2008-02-05 02:39:45 UTC - RP528 - System Checkpoint
64: 2008-02-03 07:34:55 UTC - RP527 - System Checkpoint
63: 2008-02-02 07:30:09 UTC - RP526 - System Checkpoint
62: 2008-01-31 17:54:42 UTC - RP525 - System Checkpoint
-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-11-08 04:21:47 UTC - RP464 - Installed Napster
Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 511 MiB (512 MiB recommended).
System Drive C: has 8.36 GiB (less than 15%) free.
-- HijackThis (run as Heather.exe) ---------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:20:07 PM, on 2/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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Hi all, Past couple days my laptop has been freezing for a good few mins's while running Google Chrome and Bodog. I pulled up my task manager and the commit charge was like 3500/4090 which is really high. I have 70 processes going now, I think that's high but I'm not really sure the right way to go about fixing this and removing what. I cleaned up my temp files, cookies, and history and it hasn't helped. I run Avira, MBAM, SAS regularly and keep my computer clean. I dunno what the problem is. Any help would be appreciated. Windows XP/Service Pack 3 1.8GHz 2GB of RAM Thanks

A:Computer lagging/temp. freezing

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My problem is that my computer keep lagging every few seconds, the video (entire display, including mouse) freezes and audio buzzes.

I can go for a while without anything going wrong on my computer, but once it starts to lag, it happens for about 10 seconds on and off.

This happens almost randomly, the freeze is about a half a second and happens one after the other.

I have looked at many different articles describing problems similar, but all of them are talking about, just a video lag, or just an audio, etc. None of those solution have helped me.

At first I thought it might be my ram, maybe it was faulty, but i have switched the two 4gb sticks around and tested both so I know its not the ram.

So that leaves, Processor, Mobo, and Graphics card.

I built this computer completely by myself and it was my first build. I had a lot of issues building it and I could have messed something up. I have warrantys on all three components so I can bring any of them in, I just dont want to waste my time, or theirs by replacing something that doesnt have a problem.

Could anyone shed some light at all on what might be the problem?

A:Computer keeps lagging/freezing every few seconds.

Well, the bad news is that it could be anything from the problems you mentioned to the PSU or OS files. Try the simple test first. Open an elevated command prompt (click start, type cmd in the search bar, right click on the entry that appears and select run as administrator. ) Provide admin permission and copy/paste sfc /scannow in the window and press enter. It will take just a few minutes. It will check system files and attempt to correct any that are wrong. Next test the ram with memtest86 for 7 passes (best to check overnight), the CPU is possible but not likely. You can test it with Prime95 watch that test very closely with a good temp monitorting program like core temp. You can use Furmark to test your GPU, watch the temps on that also. Also, please completely fill out your system specs. The computer listed in your system specs looks to be a laptop. I don't think that is the computer in question. It would help us to know the hardware you have. What size, brand of PSU do you have?

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I am currently running XP Home and my external usb 2.0 hard drive has not been working of late. It will register with a sound on XP, then show near the time that a USB to IDE and a Mass Storage Device have been connected. However, the hard drive does not appear by in My Computer, and the computer slows down. After turning the hard drive off when it slows down, the computer immedaitely performs all the tasks quickly. I have checked the hard drive on another XP Home computer and it does the same thing. I have reinstalled the USB and updated the drivers for the hard drive. If the hard drive is saveable, I dont care about the information on it, so is reformatting possible?

Thanks in advance,

PS. I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 with 1.5 Ghz Centrino and 1.25 Gigs of Ram if that helps.

A:Computer Freezing/external Hard Drive Problem

If I understand you correctly, when you plug in the external Hard Drive (EHD) things start going slower on your computer, but when you unplug the EHD or turn it off then the computer works at normal speed? Is this correct?

If so, then I don't really see how reformatting the EHD will change things, at least not at this point. That being said, it is an easy enough operation to do, and I don't see any harm in it, as long as we are talking about reformmating the EHD and not the hard drive on your computer.

How is the EHD powered up? Do you have a power cord that plugs into the wall, or does the EHD get it's power from the USB ports? Sometimes EHDs require more power than a USB port can put out, sometimes requiring two USB cords to be plugged in together (if this is possible in your case even. If so they must be plugged in together, say within a second or two of each other).

How old is this EHD? Is it making any noises, such as squeeks or squeels? If so, then this is a sign that the EHD is going bad.

What driver are you using to install the EHD in your computer? Did a disk come with the EHD when you bought it, or did you just have to plug it into your computer, wait for a minute or so, and then it worked properly (because Windows already had the proper driver)? If you installed a driver from a disk, then I would suggest going to the manufacturers web site and see if any new driver is available. Download and use the new one, not the one on the disk.

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Hello Dear Friends ,
I think i have a very hard one for you ...
first my system :
HP pavilion dv4000 ( updated all the drivers using version tracker for bios and all the hardware on it )

Windows XP sp2 (Also updated with everything )

first my problem started out by over heated USB ports( HP SAID CAUSED BY OS) which slowed the computer beyond a possible way to work on it , but i managed to disable all of them ... tryin to find a solution , i couldnt and dicided to get a PCI bus which has USB connection on it , so I went and bough a HP PCI bus with two USB ports on it , and here is the problem

now everytime i plug in the mouse or my small memory stick (64 M) or my razer phone the computer works fine , but when I plug in my EXTERNAL harddriver (120 g) OR my camrecorder (80 g) the computer works for like 1 minute , and then freezes totaly ... unless i take the PCI slut out side the computer will stay in freeze mood , after i take the PCI slut out the computer works PERFECTLY ..
if someone can help me with the second problem with the PCI bus , it would be very appriciated and also if anyone has any idea how to fix the first problem also would be very thankfull

thanks alot for your time
and wish to hear from you soon

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i turned my computer on the other day and soon smelled smoke. about 5 minutes later i heard a pop and my comp shut off. it wouldnt turn back on. i went to get it checked out and it was the power supply got fried.
apparently some tiny bugs had gotten into it. so i replaced it.

now when i turn it on it will freeze and restart itself within anywhere from 15 minutes - 2 hours.
i reinstalled windows to see if that would fix it but nope. then i replaced the hard drive (which i was planning on doing soon anyway) but this did not fix the problem. i also tried using a different video card to see if that was the cause but it still froze. also removed the ram modules to see if they were the cause, no luck.

now i am guessing that either the motherboard or processor is damaged, but is there a way to find out which one before replacing? the last thing i want to do is pay more to have someone diagnose the problem.

Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) Quad Core 6000K
Intel i5 / i7 CPU Fans:
Coolermaster GeminII M4, 4 Copper Heat Pipes, Extra Quiet,Slim CPU fan
Intel i3/i5/i7 Motherboards:
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H, Onboard Video, DVI & HDMI, X-Fire, SATA3, USB 3.0, GB LAN
DDR3 Dual Channel memory:
8GB (2x4GB) PC12800 DDR3 1600 Dual Channel
PCI-Express Video cards:
AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB PCI Express 16x dual head DVI, HDMI
Hard Drives:
500.0 GB Western Digital Blue 7200RPM SATA3 6GB/s 16m cache
DVD Recorders:
LG 24x SATA DVD Recorder +R/RW -R/RW
Sound Cards:
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A:computer freezing after replacing power supply and hard drive?

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My solid state drive is half full of with and unknown CAB file (see attached WinDirStat report. I'm running out of space. I've disabled imaging and everything else that I can find to disable and have all data on my D drive which is setup with 2 drives 1 TB each for a total storage space of 1 TB. Your assistance is greatly appreciated! The attached screen shot from yesterday has the file size at 66.3 and today it is at 67.5. Looks like computer cancer.

Thanks so much for considering this.

A:running out of hard drive space. 67.5GB unknown CAB file wasted space

Hello and welcome to the forums, jjvvbb!

Your attachment(s) aren't visible to us.

Please reattach your WinDirStat report properly using this following guide:-

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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How do I put the hard drive space used and free space on the Partition C: ? Partition D:\ and Partition E:\ has it but for some reason drive C:\ is missing it doesn't say how much space is used and how much space is free. The GBs are missing

A:How to bring back the amount of free space and used space on a hard drive

I'm a little confused about your question

You can't see how much drive space you have left when viewing your C drive via My Computer, or similar?

If you right-click on My Computer and select Manage, when the new window pops up click on Disk Management from the left hand side. What does that tell you about C drive? Assuming your C drive is actually a hard drive (and not a CD drive or something, though I have never heard of this happening and don't even know if it's possible to have C as your CD drive), you should see details at the top of the screen such as how much space you have left, by percentage of total capacity, as well as GB

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I have an HP Envy 17 notebook. My notebook has 2 hard drive slots. It came with 2 500 GB HDD's. I decided to re vamp my laptop when I got it new. I put in a 40 GB SSD as my main drive. Desiganted as the C: Drive. I didnt have money for anything larger and I had my mind set on having a fast SSD instead of a normal HDD. I also put in a 320 GB Hard drive as the secondary drive. Its my E: Drive.

I also put in 8GB of Random Access memory. It came with 4GB. I then Installed Windows 7 Ultimate to my 40 GB SSD. I had about 7 GB left after installing. I just wanted a fast boot up. And I wanted Windows to run fast and smoothly.

Awhile later My SSD started having space disappear for no reason. I wasn't installing anything new on the drive, nor was I saving anything extra to it either. The extra 7 GB dwindled down to about 200 MB. Now my notebook is always running on low disk space. I have tried removing unwanted programs. I also tried clearing out cookies, history and my cache. Even tried removing system restore and shadow copies. And also tried the windows disk cleanup utility.

Does anyone know why my SSD started to have space magically vanish? I would like the space back. And can anyone give me any other ideas on how to free space on the drive? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

A:Running out of hard drive space. Need info on how to clear up much needed space.

Probably windows updates that have been downloaded. 40GB is pretty small for Windows 7. You could running through the disk cleanup utility located in START>PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>SYSTEM TOOLS

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Hey guys,
I'm having a big problem with my hard drive space. First of all it keeps decreasing for no apparent reason when i am connected to the internet even though i'm not downloading anything. And i'm not talking about mb but GB!! My first guess was a vius so i ran my antivirus (avast) and removed some issues, but the trouble continues... I installed the WinDirStas as i saw in other posts to find if i missed something. And to my surprise i discovered that my HD is occupied by ~80GB of unaccessible files! I'm not sure i am saying that correctly so see for yourselves...

A:Hard drive space decreasing and showing less space available

I think you should read as 8 point 8... but you do need more overhead for Windows. Look at your pagefile settings in System and maybe have a look at what Windows Indexing settings are...

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I read one or two posts from bleeping and download hijack this and run.. But i dont know how to what to fix.. can some one help me.. to help me to select what should be/ should not be there ? 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 2:44:50 AM, on 3/23/2014
Platform: Windows 7  (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.17267)
FIREFOX: 15.0 (en-US)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://search.conduit.com?SearchSource=10&CUI=UN12183107982776584&UM=1&ctid=CT3289075
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = 
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = 
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = 
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A:Computer slow.. Browsing pretty slow.. browser loads lagging.. help me pls

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully. First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding. Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one. If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem. Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me. Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts. If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed. Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean. My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.    Scan with FRST in normal modePlease download Farbar's Recovery Scan Tool to your desktop: FRST 32bit or FRST 64bit (If not sure: Start --> Computer (right click) --> properties)Run FRST. Don´t change one of the checkboxes and hit Scan. Logfiles are created on you... Read more

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Hello Team,

My computer has recently started behaving strangely.

Sometimes it is fine, but sometimes loading webpages is incredibly slow, entering keystrokes delays so badly as to be almost impossible, and clicking on links in emails from ebay or facebook results in error messages that windows can't find them and to check they have been typed correctly, - when they are auto generated.

The fault is intermittent and re-booting can clear things up sometimes.

The sysinfo is below and I ran the Hijackthis program and the log is below that.
I downloaded dds but when I run it a dos prompt screen with a message appears very briefly and then disappears without trace.

I downloaded gmer it does the quick scan ok I uncheck iat/eat and make sure only drive C is checked. The scan runs for a while and a log is being created but it stops working at "volume/shadowcopy5" and I don't get a file to attach.

Sorry I can't do any more.

Many thanks for any help,


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3581 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 233271 MB, Free - 47210 MB; D: Total - 5200 MB, Free - 602 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., LEONITE, 5.00, MS1C6CS27600341
Antivirus: None


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A:Computer keyboard lagging, freezing and task manager doesn't work

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On my IDE cable, I have 3 connectors. One going to my "main" hard drive, one going to my CD drive, and one with nothing connected. It's there for a second CD drive.
I hooked up an 80 gig hard drive to the non-used connector. This hard drive has no OS. I formatted this drive, and then moved all of my music from my main hard drive, to the secondary drive.. The problem is, when I play music from this secondary drive, the song lags. Why is this happening? Is it something to do with using the CD drive cable for a hard drive? Or is it some kind of setting for this drive that needs to be changed? Some sort of conflict happening?

I'd appreciate some advice about this. All I want to use the secondary hard drive for is to simply store my music, and be able to play that music (without the lag of course) .

A:Secondary hard drive Lagging

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Hello all,

Asus P5N-E SLI
Intel Q6600 2.4ghz
Micron 4GB RAM
2x 320GB SATA Hitachi
1x 200GB IDE Seagate Baracuda 7200
nVidia 9600gt
Ultra 600Wat PSU
Ever since i bought my new motherboard (Asus P5N-E SLI) and SATA hard drives, my IDE hard drive was messing up. I can not load up Windows on it. When i install Winxp x64 on one of my 320gb hard drives, it loads but not fast. Before WinXP loads (progress bar and logo) the screen stays balck for about 20secs or so before it reaches the load screen. And right before it reaches the load screen, there is a gray load bar on the bottom of the screen. Then comes the GUI progress bar. It takes about another 40secs for it to fully load into windows. When I unplug the IDE hard drive, the gray load bar does not appear and the load time is very quick, 15 seconds or so. Also, when I try to transfer data from SATA hard drive to IDe, 3gigs would take around 25mins or so. Is there a way I can fix this issue?

A:[SOLVED] Slow Boot Time, Slow Transfer Rates(Hard drive to hard drive)

Transferring files from SATA to IDE is a process- and IDE is no where near as fast as SATA, so you can expect some transfer times there. For the boot issue, it sounds like the computer is confused on what to load at first. Check your startup and recovery options by right-clicking my computer, advanced, startup and recovery, and see if multiple opearting systems are there. If so, remove the one that you know you don't want to load by editing the file.

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My computer has been running really slow & the hard drive seems like it is always running. Some of the disk cleaning utilities do not work b/c of space issues, the drive is 228 gb & 21.1 gb is free.

I downloaded the tsskiller & malwarebytes as recommended in another thread. Both came up clean & have also run Norton, spybot,trend micro, etc. which have not come up with anything either.

This is the hijackthis log, any help would be appreciated
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:16:58 PM, on 3/20/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Elements 9 Organizer\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
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A:Computer Hard Drive Running all the time; computer slow

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerMy name is etavares and I will be working with you to fix your computer.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting. If you will be unable to respond (e.g. vacation, travel, etc.), please let me know ahead of time.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those w... Read more

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Hi guys. Okay here is the situation. I only have my huge laptop now, it's huge it's about 25 pounds. It's the HDX 9300 HP Laptop. I have been using it for 2 years. This October I had to reinstall W7, and since that time my computer has days of major lagg.

Doing things like opening apps, browsing the interwebz, looking at my hard drives, creating folders... the computer just laggs everything is jumpy, the response time is bad.

Some days it's fine. Today I tried playing my old favorite CSS, and I could not. My ping was only 56(average) but I could not do anything because of the lagg on my system.

I have to think it's something to do with W7. I don't have a custom mod HDX9300, so I have what came with the lappy. That's 3 gigs of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS video card, and the rest of the stuff should be in my computers specs if you want to look.

I keep my drivers for the video card and whatnot updated, I think. (side note, I wish there was a program that would update my drivers for me)

CSS is not a demanding game. I played it this summer on Pentium 3 systems, and it ran smooth.

I cannot even think about playing my old fav BF2.

So what could be the issue?

I keep my computer pretty well maintained. I scan for viruses every week with my free avast AV. I also use CCleaner everyday. And Advanced System Care. Also Microsoft security essentials. I don't do checks to my registry, because in the past with Vista one of the programs that g... Read more

A:Computer is lagging hard

The first thing to look at is your Task Manager to see what's eating up your processor cycles. Basically as I see it, with a clean install you shouldn't be getting lag unless you've installed something additional that the OS doesn't like, the HD is getting bad, or you have some spyware or something like that on the computer. I'd check task manager first to see what's going on and I'd also look at the system logs to see if there are some error messages.

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