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Laptop Struggling to load sound/video and slow buffering and performance- HELP!

Q: Laptop Struggling to load sound/video and slow buffering and performance- HELP!

Hi guys and girls,

this is my first post so please correct me if this is in the wrong section.

I bought my laptop at Xmas 2006, it is the Acer Aspire 3682WXMi.

40GB HDD, 512MB RAM.

Now i know that these days, that is a poor specification.

However, when I first used it, it worked fine, could load youtube videos and other audio/video things without any hitches.

However, everytime a video on youtube is loading, the sound breaks up and goes very slow, and the video footage skips. However, when the video is fully loaded, the sound and video works fine.

Another example is when I play a song through itunes/windows media player, if i open a new window or go to a new website, the sound breaks up yet again due to something loading.

I have no idea why, so could some of you experts give me some advice please? It would be much appreciated.

*bits of extra info: the first time i ever turned the laptop on, it said i had low disk space. and sometimes it tells me i have low temporary memory. i deleted all i possibly could (as advised by windows xp) with the temporary memory and the same problems continue.

also, i have 4gb free on my C Drive, and about 9gb free on my D drive.*

Preferred Solution: Laptop Struggling to load sound/video and slow buffering and performance- HELP!

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: Laptop Struggling to load sound/video and slow buffering and performance- HELP!

Hi Liamando, welcome to TechSpot

Confirm all your Drivers are fully installed

You may want to download CCleaner, to clear all the temp files

I would also recommend to run Startup Control Panel, to stop most not required Startups (on next restart)

Also check in ControlPanel->Scheduled Tasks for anything not required.

After that, test again and reply back with the results.

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I'm not very good with computers, so I'll try to explain this the best I can.

I have a Toshiba laptop that came with Vista. I upgraded to Windows 7 home premium 64 bit Around 6-8 months ago, my computer started to get sound that pops, cracks, and drags, and when it does this is also lags the computer, including any video I'm watching. It only lags when I am doing something with sound, or something like taking the computer out of sleep mode, etc.

I have tried EVERYTHING I could think of so far other than a complete re-install of windows 7. The reason for this is that I have some programs installed on this computer currently that I cannot replace without buying them again. (lost CD's, mostly) So I'd like to avoid this problem if at all possible.

I have updated my sound drivers to the newest ones from Realtek, and it helped for about an hour and then the popping and cracking sounds came back. I also did a system restore as far back as possible without losing my programs, to no avail.
I also tried suggestions of a few friends, which included muting the computer sound, changing around some of the sound configurations, and bringing down the audio format of my driver from Studio to CD, also to no avail.

I had this same problem on my Acer mini laptop after a few months of installing Windows 7, which I ended up selling because I couldn't get rid of the problem! I am starting college soon, and I really need a functional laptop to work with.

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A:Cracking, dragging sound, causes video lag..struggling for 6 months!!

I have the same exact problem...I think I'm just going to have to save up for a mac...I have an ASUS laptop with Windows 7 and after a few months this crap started happening and nothing I have done has made it better. Now the problem is really bad and I'm afraid it's at its end.

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Hi I have a problem when I buffer videos on any browser and on all types of video players.

When I start to play a video from the beginning it buffers fine but after I skip to another part of the video which hasn't been buffered yet, my internet will start to get really slow. I have tested this multiple times and even after I close the browser my internet continues to be slow for a good 5-10 minutes. I have tried this on another computer on my internet connection and it doesn't have this problem.

It mainly triggers when I skip forward on a video a few times or when I buffer multiple videos one after the other.

I have also done a virus scan with bitdefender which hasnt detected anything and also used the tool on bitdefender which allows me to see what processes are using the internet and it seems to not detect anything using alot of bandwidth.

Thanks to anyone that can help.

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Hi, sorry to bother.

I unwittingly installed something I thought was something to do with DivX and since then my computer has slowed to a crawl.

here is my HJT report if it helps!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 17:35:24, on 18/03/2012
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lexmark 5600-6600 Series\lxdumon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lexmark 5600-6600 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Online Product Information\TOPI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Nero\Nero BackItUp & Burn\Nero BackItUp\NBAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\O2CM-CE\O2 Connection Manager\tscui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Users\jack\AppData\L... Read more

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ive gone through my entire PC and removed all the unnecessary programs and things that look odd. I also had a look at some other threads with similar problems to me and followed the same advice (install SUPERantispyware and remove suspicious looking programs).

still can't seem to fix anything, download speeds are really bad. it took 15 minutes to download the anti spyware program!

please help

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When I try view videos online (Netflix, CBS, etc.) the video will play for a few seconds, stop and then play and then stop again. Can someone help me with this?  

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Can someone please help me? I am having a problem watching videos online, not just Youtube, its every video on any site. What happens is the video will load and start playing, but stop every 5 seconds or so and start loading again. This just started recently, I don't know what changed. Before I could just refresh the page and vids would play properly, and Youtube would just play properly, but now all videos act the same and no matter how many times I refresh they still won't play with out stopping and starting.

I have cleared the cache, done disk defrag and computer cleaner, turned off the firewall and antivirus and changed web browsers and nothing helps. I watch a lot of videos so this is really irritating. It will take 20 minutes for a 5 minute video to load. Can someone please help me?

A:video stop and start/slow buffering/ loading

It could be your internet. A slow internet speed will result in videos loading slowly.

Have you tried to lower the quality of the video on youtube?

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Hi there,
Not really sure what to make of this. A couple of weeks ago I thought I had a virus or malware and got some help here but the issues I was experiencing have just gotten worse.
Here's the topic/thread and I believe we went through all the possible fixes at the time:
This is what's happening now:  Everything is delayed (typing, saving, starting browsers (Chrome or IE), youtube and any video I play either buffers and/or the audio and video aren't in sync. I tried to play an .avi file today on VLC media player that I've played before and it crashed or went crazy with delayed video to the audio each time. I have another old laptop that I tried it on and it was fine so it's not the video. I burned the video and tried it on both laptops and same thing happened although I was still opening it with VLC.
I've reset chrome, run malwarebytes premium and microsoft security essentials. Don't know for sure that it's not some sort of virus again but we tried that a couple of weeks ago. The issues I describe above existed then but now are getting much worse. Not really sure what to try next but I'm almost ready to smash it. 
Any assistance/guideance would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!

A:Everything running painfully slow, browsers and video buffering - Please Help!

From your other thread
So my credit card has been compromised twice in the past 6 months and I assumed I had a keylogger which I was sure I got rid of. The first time it happened was last year in October and then again a couple of weeks ago and I've since not done any online shopping or banking.

Other people on the board may have other thoughts but personally if I had a computer with a possible keylogger I would backup any personal data and do a full factory reset. 
I don't know how you connect to your internet but I would reset the router and change the password for the router and also the WPA2 password if you connect wirelessly. Never connect with the WEP security protocol. That can be cracked in minutes. I would also disable remote access for the router. In other words the only way the router settings could be changed is if it was connected directly to your computer via Ethernet.

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My computer is very slow.. When changing pages it takes for ever to load a page and some times it says it is done but nothing is in the screen and I have to reload it. I have to load small instructional video clips and it will run for a second or two and says buffering.
I am not sure what it is I tried to look at my Vertiual memory but I do not understand what it should be set for. (not sure if that is the problem.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:43:54 AM, on 2/9/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1205888752\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Ja... Read more

A:Unable to view video clips slow buffering?

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Hi. Over the last week or so suddenly my download speed seems to have slowed dramatically. Most noticeably, while attempting to watch videos such as youtube, USA Today, and other news sources. The videos show for 5 to 15 seconds and then keep buffering. On speedtest.net, download speeds are anywhere from .19Mbps to .65 and upload speeds are fairly consistent at .68.
I reported this to my DLS provider, Verizon, and they line tested (ok) and sent a new modem to replace a 5 year old one. Speeds are still the same with the new modem. I run a weekly AVG sweep and periodically do Microtrends Housecall and Malwarbytes Antimalware checks (from past experience here @ BC  ). Nothing comes up on all three.
I'm not timing out on sites it's just noticeably slower with little to no video capability. I have 30 GBs of free space of approximately 290 capacity. It is a Windows Operating system and I'm running XP.
Is there anything to be done?  I'd appreciate any help. 
Thanks very much,

A:Download speed slow online video keeps buffering

Lets do some malware checks  Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your DesktopDoubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters Check Loaded Modules  and Detect TDLFS file system.  Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwiseClick Continue Click Reboot computerPlease post the contents of  TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your reply===================================================aswMBR-------------------- Download aswMBR and save it to your desktop.Please disable your real time protection of any Antivirus, Antispyware or Antimalware programs temporarily. They will interfere and may cause unexpected results.If you need help to disable your protection programs see here and here.Double click the aswMBR.exe file to run it. Please allow when you are asked to download AVAST antivirus engine defs.Wait until the AV update is done, then click on the Scan button to start. The program will launch a scan.When done, you will see Scan finished successfully. Please click on Save log and save the file to your desktop.Please post the contents of the log in your ... Read more

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My problems are listed:
1) My computer takes an age to startup, most of the time is spent on the Windows loading screen.
2) When I open My Documents for the first time after startup my computer freezes, if I open it again it is fine.
3) When I open a program or file while I have some music playing the music goes in 'slow-motion', but returns back to normal once the program has loaded.

My main.txt:

Deckard's System Scanner v20070411.38
Run by Owner on 2007-04-13 at 20:56:30
Computer is in Normal Mode.

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

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
74: 2007-04-13 19:56:52 UTC - RP114 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
73: 2007-04-12 18:05:49 UTC - RP113 - Software Distribution Service 2.0
72: 2007-04-12 17:08:13 UTC - RP112 - Software Distribution Service 2.0
71: 2007-04-12 15:23:38 UTC - RP111 - Removed Conquer 2.0
70: 2007-04-12 15:23:16 UTC - RP110 - Removed Conquer 2.0

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2006-12-22 19:41:05 UTC - RP41 - Installed RollerCoaster Tycoon? 3

Backed up registry hives.

Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis (run as Owner.exe) -----------------------------------------------

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:00:51, on 13/04/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Int... Read more

A:Freezing My Documents - Slow Startup - Buffering Sound


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What should you do when your laptop is running really slow, using Windows explorer is taking too long to load pages. I have Norton utilities and regularly scan my machine and some tracking cookies are deleted. Otherwise, no spyware is found. But my laptop is way too slow. My startup folder is empty.

I have windows task master open and it shows 80+ processes even when I'm not doing anything. Physical memory greater than 66%. My CPU usage is 3%. I have 4 GB of memory and am running 64 bit windows home edition on my Toshiba L675 laptop.

What troubleshooting steps can I take to identity what is running, identify what I can get rid of, and tell me how I get rid of it. How can I troubleshoot what is causing this laptop to run so slow.

There have been times when it is so slow that my keystrokes are not shown. At times, I have taken out the battery for a minute and then put it back in. That seems to help the keystroke issue.

I appreciate the troubleshooting steps,

A:Slow performance - Windows 7 lost keystrokes, forever to load

How many items are checked in the startup tab of msconfig? You should leave your antivirus checked, but beyond that it gets iffy. Uncheck a bunch and see if things improve. I have 6 checked.

How many non-Microsoft services are running? 5? 20? I've got 9. Do away with as many as you dare as an experiment. See if you lose any required functionality. See if speed improves.

I rarely have over 60 processes.

You've got an i3 with a likely modestly-performing 5400 rpm hard drive. I wouldn't expect miracles, but if it was once "fast" and is now "slow", you should be able to get to the source of the change.

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Okay so this is driving me crazy. I have been working on my friends Laptop for two weeks now to fix the slow load up time and speed up the performance. I mean it Crawls. From the point I turn it on to the log in password screen it takes 2. 15 seconds. From the time I put in the password to loading up desktop and loading a working program, in my testing I try loading Firefox, it takes 3 min and 55 sec.

I have cleaned up all spyware that I can tell of and from what I can see in the HJT log it ?seems? to be clean. The maleware wasn?t really bad anyway. I then took the blackviper approach and disabled all the unnecessary services (playing on the safe side of tweak.) I managed to take 42 processes down to 28 after everything is loaded. It jumps up 34 during the startup sequence but those stop after completing their tasks.

I also uninstalled Acer epowering technology after researching it for a long time and with the owner?s permission. It was a big hog and in my opinion and many others included, it is a horrible utility. It took away certain XP utility options like for example; I could not get into the power saving options to change some settings nor does it like third party virus protectors. It ties in with Norton 360. I also uninstalled Norton 360 which was just as bad as epowering and also with their permission. After all this I still had slow load up, nothing had changed. I then went into msconfig and disabled about 5 or 6 unnecessary background programs. (It should be no... Read more

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Hello oldkrow2008,That sounds like a lot of trouble shooting... I have a few thoughts.Have you considered adding more RAM?The event viewer may give some more information.1. Click Start select run2. Type eventvwr.exe3. Press enter4. Search through the groups for errors and warnings.5. Double click on each error and or warning.6. Locate the copy to clipboard button, (under the two arrows)7. Let us know what you find. (paste the results)Also run some free online virus scanners.1.Eset2.Kaspersky3.Bitdefender4.Panda5.McAfeeAlso the hard drive may be set to the wrong mode.1. Right click My Computer select properties2. Select the Hardware tab and click device manager3. Expand the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers group4. Double click Primary IDE Channel5. Select the Advanced Settings tab6. What is the current Transfer mode for Device 0?If the mode is set to PIO Only select the driver tab and click UninstallThis will uninstall the driver and reboot the system. Upon reboot the driver will be replaced and you should be using the correct setting.

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Hey guys, I need some assistance. A couple of weeks ago my system played videos smooth with no problems. But now any video including flash play slow and and cpu usage goes to 100%. It doesn't even matter if it's low resolution, it still sticks. I'd appreciate any suggestions.

A:slow video performance

Is this a desktop, a laptop ? What are the brand and model of the computer or the full system specs if it's a custom build ?

If it's a desktop enter the BIOS at startup, locate the hardware monitor screen and report the temps, fan speeds and voltages. Turn the power off, unplug the power cord, open the computer case and clean any dust you see on the fans and heatsinks (CPU, video card, power supply).

Have you installed new programs since then ?

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Before I start let me just say that I'm new to this forum.

So, I'm currently rendering a 2-3 minute video and the rendering took about 20 minutes... I just upgraded my computer to a 64-bit OS and it works perfectly fine. But why does it take so much time to render a video in 1080p at 30FPS? I use Sony Vegas, by the way. Seriously, do I have to like do something because it takes FOREVER. And I have a friend who's PC is more than 4 years old and the rendering took less than 8 minutes.

A:Video rendering and overall performance slow

Hello and welcome to the forums!

Can you first fill up your system specifications by following the tutorial below?

System Info - See Your System Specs

This will help us solve your conundrum.. without your system specs we wouldn't be able determine why you're getting the results you're getting...

EDIT:- Video rendering/encoding using x264 at 1080p is a very very CPU intensive task that would run like molasses for any system with less than a quad core or i7 sandy bridge or newer. As a point of reference my own aging laptop which is nearly 3 years old now has a Core 2 and takes 6+ hours to render/encode a 1 hour 1080p 24 fps movie clip using Handbrake

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Hi, I have been having trouble with my video playback being very slow to load and with very choppy playback. This occurs when viewing video clips on web pages and with my saved video files. I also had a problem with my fans running loud and at high speed, but it seems after I opened up the box and cleaned out all visable dust, that problem went away. I'm using XP on a Dell 8300 and I believe my CPU is also running at 100%. If anyone could offer any help I'd be greatly appreciative. Thank you for your interest.
Here is my HijackThis log:

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\IHA_MessageCenter\Bin\Verizon_IHAMessageCenter.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\spkrmon.exe
C:\Program Files\StartNow Toolbar\ToolbarUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\A... Read more

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Running I7 7600 with 16gb of ram & Samsung 850 SSD, made sure most background services where off also 570 just seems slow and laggy. Here is my T-570 benchmark results this laptop is very slugish my W520 with same Samsung 850 SSD was much snappier and responsive. I ran the benchmark on AC power at 100% power setting, anyone else having performance issues? The CPU scores are not real hot eitherCPU throttled at 96% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100%via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plansettings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximumprocessor state. Graphics8.79% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle verybasic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks. Boot Drive93.8% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstationuse, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimumIO wait times. Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficientfor nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches,software development and batch photo editing/processing.OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.

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Hello. Although I am not getting any virus pop ups on my screen or new icons on my desktop, I am noticing my internet going pretty slow at times. When playing my game, just lately, it has been running especially slow. When i started up the game today i had an error saying that i should check and see if the video drivers are up to date. I have ran Disk Defragmenter, AVG, and Malware-bytes. The Defragmenter is taking about 1% every 10 minutes. Can you help me?

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I am tring to copy many large files over my gigabit network

when I am playing music with winamp or WMP and even just a windows sound plays... network file copy goes from 35-40MB/SEC down to just 7MB/Sec after the sound stops, the file goesto 0MB/sec for 4 seconds then resumes at full speed..

I have tried play the music with both my onboard azella audio chip & my Creative X-FI.. they both cause slow net performance..

anyone have a solution to this...
i tried many things to setting the NIC settings to different buffers etc..

I always tried the NETSH command to disable the auto tuning!

I just updated my drivers for all hardware.. and Have still have the issues...

My old XP experence was smooth as silk..

A:Network Issue.. Sound causes slow NET performance

Check your computer or motherboard manufacturer website for relevant downloads for VISTA installs, such as BIOS, Chipset, and other relevant drivers. Some new drivers are not as good as older onces sometimes, so go both ways.

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Can someone please have a look at the HiJack This Log attatched, and let me know if there's something I should be doing? I've ran bit defender and no virus was found, but my sound now mutes on its own, (checked settings in control panel), and the pc's performance seems to be slowing down.

Thanks in Advance

A:Solved: PC slow performance and sound mutes (HJT log)

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I was wondering if there is a way to increase the performance of my laptops integrated video card.... Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD which uses shared video memory.

A:How to increase performance of video/fps on laptop

You can try GMABooster, but I recommend using with caution. Since it allows you to overclock the on-board video, you may decrease the life of your battery and your computer, or even potentially cause great harm to your motherboard if not used properly. Otherwise, I recommend buying a new/better laptop with a discrete video card.


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I've got a HP Pavilion with a crappy built in video card. I have not been able to find a store that sells video cards for laptops and even if I did, are they very difficult to install? Is there such a thing as an external video card that connects to a USB 2 port and increases the laptops performance?

A:What is the easiest way to get better video card performance on a laptop?

In almost all cases, the video card cannot be upgraded in a laptop. At one point a few companies were developing external video cards for laptops but I'm not sure that ever went anywhere.

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I just started to have this issue where my video's are slow to load and when they do it keeps stopping and states it is buffering.
I have run smithfraud and very little help. I also have cleaned up my computer by defraging it and I have compressed the files. All of the steps have only done little. I also purchased a program called Fast pc and it also did little to nothing.
Pleasse help!
Note I am not good with computers so PLEASE give step by step instructions.

A:Computer slow and slow to load video and pix.

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Hello to all! Okay so my computer has been slow for quite some time. I tired the things listed in the things to do before posting but there was only minimal improvement. I was able to play high end games without problems and i take around 5mins just to start up. Could this be hardware problems? I have tried reformatting but there was also no improvement. For Anti-virus i have MicrosoftEssentials antispyware i have malwarebytes, spybot search and destroy and SUPERantispyware I have posted my computer specs, log from minitoolbox and Securitycheck.exe any help will be appreciated. Thank you in advance! here are the specs of my compSpecsSummary Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU Intel Core i7 2620M @ 2.70GHz 63 °C Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology RAM 4.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24) Motherboard FUJITSU FJNBB17 (Onboard) Graphics Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected]) 1023MB GeForce 410M (Fujitsu) 47 °C Hard Drives 596GB ATA TOSHIBA MK6461GS SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 42 °C Optical Drives MATbleepA DVD-RAM UJ8A0AS SCSI CdRom Device Audio Realtek High Definition AudioOperating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 Computer type: Laptop Installation Date: 06 October 2012, 01:59 Serial Number: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX Windows Security Center User Account Control (UAC) Disabled Firewall Enabled Windows Update AutoUpdate Download Automatically and Install at Set Scheduled tim... Read more

A:Very slow laptop performance

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Hello to all! So here's the problem I get lag spikes when i do stuff be it loading a video or trying to play my games and even just right clicking stuff. My CPU usage is usually low at like 1-5% on idle / surfing net. When gaming it will rise to about 45. Memory wise its a constant 30++%. I have also gotten myself a new 4gb ram but it doesn't seem to help much. Please advice me on what should i do. i have read through the preparation guide and done the dds scan the logs are hereThank you in advance! I have posted in the ____ awhile back and have been redirected here. Here's the link back to that topic.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic478399.htmlDDSDDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 Internet Explorer: Run by TECK at 23:34:37 on 2013-01-02Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8105.5558 [GMT 8:00].AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {0A215EAA-0581-4E16-AA1B-9E6837E7EC21}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Program Files\... Read more

A:Slow laptop performance

Hi,My forum name is Dev00790 and I'll be helping you clean up your computer.I will reply as soon as possible (typically within 24 hours). In turn, I ask that you please respond within 72 hours. If you know you will be away longer than that, I just ask for notice ahead of time.Please be patient while I assist you.Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us: Please do NOT run, install or uninstall any programs, unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability. Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything.
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i had windows 7 ultimate 64 bit operating system. 2 days back laptop started lagging in performance, everything hanged! Then i tried to change the windows by using bootable pendrive, which failed at 99%. later i used recovery cd supplied with laptop and windows changed to windows 7 home basics 64 bits. still i am facing same issue, laptop is still lagging and hanging!how do i overcome this problem?and also i would like to know how do i part my c drive into diffrent local discs?whenever i try to part the drives it shows "your disc is not dynamic disc"plaese help me through this! thank you.

A:performance of laptop is too slow

From your description I would focus in on the hard drive. Have you tried running a diagnostic in the BIOS? (F10 as you power up) or even a chkdsk from within Windows?

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sir i am having hp pavilion n003tx with 4 gb ram and i5 processor now i have done factory reset and upgrade it to windows 10 but my pc performance is very low and slow so sir please suggest me what to do

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Got an Inspiron 1545 with Windows 7. Worked fine for 20 months but for the last few weeks, has been having problems including msn/hotmail not opening, Outlook not loading/sending emails and websites (esp. in Windows Explorer) not loading.

Done virus and malware check but doesn't come up with anything. Tried defragging but with no noticable improvement.

Suggestions welcomed!!!!

A:Very slow laptop performance - help!!!

Hi how much space is on the hardrive and how much is free have you cleaned the temp files from the hdd and Internet explorer

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Several days ago without me installing anything my Dell Inspiron E1505, 1 Gb RAM, Windows XP became extremely sluggish with the CPU performance mostly at 100%. I ran Norton 360, Avast and Kaspersky. Norton and Avast found couple viruses and cleaned them out. I don't Kaspersky license to I was only able to do an online scan and it came up with the following infection


and Kaspersky's library on viruses doesn't have anything on it.

Any suggestions what to do?

Thank you!

Previously this topic was posted under Windows XP and moderator after looking into this suggested to post this topic in this forum.

Here are results of Kaspersky scan:
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner version:
Program database last update: Saturday, April 25, 2009 12:49:10
Records in database: 2077509

Scan settings:
Scan using the following database: extended
Scan archives: yes
Scan mail databases: yes

Scan area - My Computer:

Scan statistics:
Files scanned: 145422
Threat name: 6
Infected objects: 13
Suspicious objects: 0
Duration of the scan: 10:10:49
File name / Threat name / Threats count
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A:Slow laptop, performance mostly at 100%

First, it you have both Nortons and Avast installed as resident antivirus programs. you need to uninstall one. Have two will cause conflicts between them. Let's start with MalwarebytesHi and welcome to BleepingComputer The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on 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 pro... Read more

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I've been having a problem recently in which my computer operates very slow after rebooting and shutting down. My PC information is as follows:

Model: Del Inspiron I720
Processor: Intel Core Duo T5450 @ 1.66GHz
Memory (RAM): 2.00GB
System Type: 32-bit

I can normally run 720p videos without any lag whatsoever. However recently after restarting my computer the audio and video quickly un-synchronize and it becomes unwatchable. I have tried going removing items from my system config start-up but nothing has worked so far. I have run anti-spyware scans as well as malware scans but still this problem continues. I keep my computer on for long periods of time but i put it to sleep when I'm not using it. This problem starts after I restart my computer and continues for days until eventually things go back to normal.

I delete my temp folders, and run disk clean up and defrag on a regular basis. The main problem is very high CPU usage even when simply using firefox. It sometimes spikes up to 80-100% just with firefox alone.

I ran a HJT scan with these results:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:33:21 PM, on 13/07/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
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A:Vista slow performance - Unable to play 720p video - HJT log included

You could probably afford to disable the Sidebar and perhaps the Search Indexer. Might as well disable your SuperAntiSpyware because it's taking up some resources and let this through:

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Front Driver] sfphost.exe

That's malware (a keylogger I believe). Probably from the torrenting you are doing. If you want help with that you'll need to "report" your thread to have it moved to the Malware Removal forum.

I don't know if ESET is part of it. Many AVs will really drag your machine down. I personally use Avira and never have a problem.

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Having some issues watching videos. I typically get a buffer every 15 or so seconds which will pause the video, and sometimes make me even restart it or skip forward because it can't get by a certain spot. From what i have experienced, it happens on every single website besides youtube, where i dont think i have ever had any buffering. Lowering the resolution helps very slightly. I'm currently using Windows 8.

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Since I haven't received any responses from my post in multi media I thought I would try here.

Whenever I download a movie, stream a video or movie, or attempt to play anything with the windows media player already installed on my laptop it stops and goes but stops more than if goes. I'm told its buffering but strangely it rarely buffers during the advertisements. How can I resolve this problem in order to obtain a smooth streaming of movies, etc? Thanks for all the help in these forums.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 430, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305142 MB, Free - 151754 MB; E: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1131923 MB; I: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 688099 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell BV, P5N-E SLI
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus 2012, Updated and Enabled

I am experiencing intermittent video freezing when playing HD video. I was wondering if this could be fixed by increasing the video buffer if this is even possible. Many thanks in advance for help given,


A:Video buffering

Internet video or video from your hard drive, or video from a DVD?

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I am using a VPN software ( Zenmate ) to watch videos on a website and it was working fine but now it buffers the video after every 10 - 12 secs. I have a 1 mbps connection and my ISP doesnt provide support for proxies. I m using da same windows Xp, same Browser ( google chrome ) but I dont know the reason why it buffers that much. pls help !

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DELL Laptop
1700 Series
Intel Core IE5
Windows 7

Computer is only a few weeks old, and not used all that much. I have noticed that sometimes while trying to veiw a video (Youtube, or linked from a web site using DailyMotion, or , several other players) my player will pause (buffering). Eventualy it will start back playing after a few seconds, but sometimes it takes quite a while. On some occasions i just stop the video all together, and view it on another day, and it works fine (most of the time).

Is there something i'm doing wrong with my computer (settings wrong), or could it be the video was loaded wrong by the poster?

I run a speedtest on my broadband service several times a week, and the download/upload speeds are for the most part consistant with the service i am paying for. My speeds are running around 12-20 Mbps (download), and 3-5 Mbps (upload).

Is there a way to set this playback at optimal settings to avoid the buffering of certain video's, or is this common for viewing videos?

Thank You,

A:Video Buffering

What browser are you using? My mother used to get that all the time and she was using Firefox. I switched her to Chrome and she doesn't have anymore problems on YouTube.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76191 MB, Free - 39574 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G679R
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
First let me tell you up front I am a techno idiot so dumb it down for me, please?
I've played one on line game for years. Over night it loaded with sound but no video. I tried Face Book games. Same thing. I cleaned my cache, ran Malware Bytes, rebooted, downloaded about 60 Windows updates (not critical ones, these were optionals) and tried everything short of standing on my head. Off and on for about a week I tried the game again. ONE TIME it opened and worked. Nothing before or since. I hunted down an different source for the game. Still won't work. Now the problem has spread to simple videos on FB. All games installed on my computer work just fine so it has to be on line games where the problem is but the game site isn't the problem since it happens on multiple sites. That makes me think it is my computer but everything else is working as usual. Help!

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The fan in my laptop hasn't been working for some time and the laptop is running hot. When I checked the temperature of the CPU it shows an average of 80 degrees C when running a few tasks. Task manager shows the CPU running at 100% when I'm only running Firefox and 5 download tasks on IDM. I suppose the slow performance is related to the heat issue but I'm not sure if there has been a permanent damage to the motherboard or CPU.

Besides fixing the fan, is there a need to replace the motherboard+CPU as well?

A:Laptop running hot and slow performance

Only way to tell is to change the fan and benchmark your performance.

Running your machine at 80degrees is not advisable...

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Acer 5100 laptop running XP (sp3).

Experiencing a lot of lag with applications - slow to load and close, overlapping windows leave imprint for up to 10 seconds when moved or closed, unable to keep up typing speed.

Have run disk check, defrag, checked for virus/malware with no problems detected. Wondering if I have a component thats failing (eg. hard drive, ram, video card) and would appreciate any direction/help on diagnosing.

Thanks in advance

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Hello. I have a old laptop, a Gateway Solo 5300. I have installed Win XP on the laptop, and the system seems to slug along in the Windows UI. I have turned off LUNA and I am currently using the classic windows interface. Anything that seems to do with graphics rendering is very sluggish, and I can't seem to fix it. This also includes things like the general mouse movement and scrolling web pages. There also seems to be a slowdown in general performance of the system. This is a clean install of Windows XP Pro. With the system specs that this system has, I really don't see where the problem is. I have a feeling it is the graphics card, but I have tried many drivers and none seem to fix the problem. Here are the specs:

S3 Savage IX/X Graphics 8MB

If there are any dirvers/suggestions, please feel free to respond.

I have also tried:
Different Drivers
Turning off windows animations

A:Old Laptop, Slow Graphics Performance

try to go www.driverguide.com to find the driver.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:13:16 AM, on 11/21/2006Platform: 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\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exec:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\SPAMKI~1\MskAgent.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\Agent\GhostTray.exeC:\Program Files\Com... Read more

A:Unusually Slow Performance For A New Laptop

Hi lizzy924,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. I do not see any signs of malware in your log. I do see a large number of optional programs running at startup, it occurs to me that your system may be slow because of them.However, to rule out malware completely, please answer a few questions for me and run a couple of scans.First question. It looks like you have the full McAfee Suite installed. Is it set to update and scan automatically, on a daily basis? And has it reported any infections?Second Question. Did you run the scans recommended in the Preparation Guide? Did those scans report anything (other than tracking cookies)? I do not see any O16s in your log, which I would expect to see if you had run the online virus scans. However, it's possible you deleted them after running the scans, so I have to ask.Third question. Just how new is your Dell? Do you know the model number? How much RAM is installed?Assuming you have done the prep work, about the only thing I can add would be a couple of rootkit scans.Please download Blacklight Beta here. You can read the information on the download page for an idea of what it will do. Download it to your desktop and double click to open. Accept the agreement, then on the next screen click the Scan button. When the scan is finished, click Next. If anything was found, let Blacklight clean it. Then exit the program. You will find a log file on your desktop, named fsbl-xxxxxxxxxxxxx.log. The x's are numbers, the first four... Read more

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Gregrockers helped me install a clean proper windows 7 on my laptop. How come I tend to wait along time to open 1 app? Here are my laptop specs:

Gateway Model ML3108b
Sempron 3400+
1Gb DDR2
14.1? Crystalbright Widescreen
4:1 Card Reader
Wireless LAN
Vista Home Basic
Works v8.5 Details
Processor: AMD Sempron? Processor 3400+ (1.8GHz, 256KB L2 cache, HyperTransport? technology @ up to 1600MHz)
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate build 7600
Display: 14.1" widescreen Ultrabright? WXGA TFT (1280 ? 800)
Chipset: NVIDIA? C51MV
Memory: 1Gb 667MHz DDR2
2 DDR2 slots total
Hard Drive: 60GB 4200rpm PATA hard drive2
Optical Drive: 8x multiformat dual-layer DVD?RW
Write max: 8x DVD?R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 2x DVD-R DL, 2.4x DVD+R DL, 24x CD-R and 16x CD-RW Disks
Reads max: 8x DVD-R/RW/ROM, 4x DVD?R DL, RAM, 24x CD-R/RW/ROM
Media Reader: 4-in-1 memory card reader
Secure Digital? (SD), Multi Media Card? (MMC), Memory Stick? (MS), Memory Stick? Pro
Video: NVIDIA? GeForce? Go 6100 Up to 256MB Turbocache?
Audio: High-definition 2-channel audio
Built-in speakers
Network: 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
802.11g Wireless LAN
Modem: 56K ITU V.92-ready fax/modem (RJ-11 port)
Pointing Device: Synaptics touchpad with vertical scroll Ports/Other: 3 - USB ports
1 - VGA connector
1 - RJ-11 modem port
1 - RJ-45 Ethernet port
1 - Headphone / Audio out
1 - Microphone
1 - Kensington Lock slot
1 - AC adapter connector
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A:Windows 7 slow performance on my laptop

I am gonna say its not gonna be a fantastic peformance if anything looking into going to 2 or 4 gigs would give you a noticable increase.

btw not exactly an expert but that's my opinion

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I accessed a New Zealand website and got a warning message from avast! saying that a Trojan Horse was found with the name JS:Redirector-B (Trj) and was in my temporary internet files. When I click on "move to chest" it says the file is being used by another process. I use AVG free edition and avast! home.

For a while now my laptop has been running very slow, and takes about half an hour to start up. It's about 8 years old but I get the feeling there's a fair bit of junk on it making it run slower than it should be running.

I've downloaded HijackThis and have done a scan.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 15:56:36, on 18/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\necmfk\necmfk.exe
C:\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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Hi, I have a COmpaq Presario V2321US Laptop that hasen't been used in a few years that still works good, but just a bit too slow at logging on, opening windows, and executing programs. If anyone can help me out with this I'd be greatly appreciative. Here is my Hijack log;

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:33:48 PM, on 3/8/2012
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\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
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A:Slow Compaq Laptop Performance

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summary: Windows XP (SP3 + recent patches) boots up fast past the boot up slash screen and my desktop appears, but the system is unusable for a good 8 minutes at this point, the hard drive is chugging away.  The system is unresponsive until the chugging stops, I can't even open task manager to see how much CPU is being used.  After the system is usable Flash player performance is pretty poor, You Tube at smallest settings is choppy.
Hardware is not amazing but I have a lesser computer perform better.  Specs are: AMD X2 3800+, 3 gig ram, Geforce 7600GT
A friend of mine tried to tweak the system by changing the startup items and running ccleaner and a spyware remover.  This did not improve performance.
DDS.txt log pasted here and Attach.txt attached.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.21.2
Run by op at 9:40:02 on 2013-11-30
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2815.1859 [GMT -5:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\CDP\afcdpsrv.exe
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A:fast boot up to XP, but long time before system usable + slow video performance

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.===Nothing suspicious was found on your DDS log.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).=== Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, dependin... Read more

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I'm trying to get sound/modem combo card working on an HP Pavilion 6553 that has been upgraded from Win98 to W2K. Brought it to me because sound is no longer working. I don't know when it was upgraded or if this is the result of the upgrade.

It is a modem with audio riser card not much on card for ID purposed but 90079 smart moudlar. Looked up original specs on pc and it listed Rockwell RipTide Combo Card. I find drivers for this but none seem to work. I did get sound to work at one point using the drivers from the recovery cd but the modem isn't working. Exclamation mark on COM2 in device manager as well. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

On boot add hardware wizard comes up searching for the following:
PCI simple communications controller, Multimedia audio controller, PCI Input Device

A:Solved: STRUGGLING! sound/modem combo HP Pav

Some pc's have the com ports disabled in their BIOS.
Normally the serial mouse is placed om com 1 and the modem on com 4.

*this info was taken from:

you might want to check if there is a seperate driver for the modem.

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Hi all.
Our family desktop has been playing up the last 6 months and its getting worse and worse.
Quite often it will start to make an odd sound,
like it's working too hard/struggling/high pitched buzzing/high pitched scratching kind of noise - if i close all programs the noise tends to stop.....until i open any program again.
But thats not it. Once it starts making this noise, within a few minutes (or sometimes seconds) it just hard resets to the boot screen. Startup - Log in again, and the desktop icons are all muddled up & whatever i was working on....GONE. back to square one!
And once it hard reboots, it keeps doing it constantly (sometimes i can get to log back in-sometimes it dosnt even make it to the windows logo screen before it does it again)

I took it to a repair shop and the tech told me its a faulty PSU; or a bad sector on the HDD (which could be what the sound is? HDD struggling to read?)

Anybody have ANY idea on what it is? I dont want to buy either part if they arent the cause of this nightmare.


A:PC makes struggling like sound & hard reboots!

Hi! If you suspect HD, then you can find your manufacture here and test it!!
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

PS! Did your repair person suggest a chkdsk??If not. he's not much of a repair person!
A failing HD usually makes a clicking sound before it dies. I hope you
you're backing up your data!!

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I go to video sites, most notably Youtube, and it's maddening to just sit and wait, wait, wait for the video to buffer before I can watch it. I'll be able to play it for a few seconds, then it pauses again, sometimes for up to a minute. And sometimes I don't see any buffering going on at all, which makes me think it's not actually a buffering issue at all.

A:Video buffering always stopping

Could be several reasons for the problem. Do you have a high speed internet connection? Sometimes the site is so busy it affects playback. Are there multiple people in the house online at the same time - this goes back to having sufficient internet speed.

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