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Slow running Laptop running on Windows XP

Q: Slow running Laptop running on Windows XP

Hi,

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 510m with Windows Xp ....

It is about 5 or 6 yrs old and quite well used..

Unfortunately it is not running very well lately...

and it is slow at loading webpages at times...

but in particular on websites like yahoo..

I am lately having problems sending emails...

and running videos say on youtube in particular if I have
say more than 3 or 4 webpages open...
Often it will not play video if I have been using the computer
for sometime...

I even have problems posting on even on here....or other forums..
I often have to copy the wording ,open another page and paste.
and post on the 2nd page...to send a post..

Im not sure if it may be my wifi...or my computer....
although wifi appears connected.

Sometimes my computer crashes when using Adobe flash..

I have ran several Antivirus and spyware malware programs over the last few months..
such as Trend Micro...and Avira, Malwarebytes and Spybot...

My Disc is quite full..so this may be one of the reasons why I am having problems...
BUT I have had it almost full in the not too distant past and it had ran reasonably OK..
and I did not have the problems with yahoo or sending emails from yahoo...

sometimes the computer just freezes up completely..and I cannot turn it off as usual..
so I have to switch it off by unplugging it..

It runs reasonable if I only have a few webpages open..and usually after I have reloaded it.

BUt it takes a long time to reload...and I get somethings that show up that I have to close before
it opens fully... such as a couple of wizard or new hardware banners show up that should not in
my opinion...

If anyone can help me to improve its performance..I would appreciate it..

Thank you

Astra7

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A: Slow running Laptop running on Windows XP

Sorry for posting the same thread 3 times...

Due to part of my problem... when I try to post... It doesn't not acknowledge..
to me that it posted...and I had to copy and paste it to another open page...

Only later did I see I had posted it 3 times...

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I have a Toshiba Satellite  running windows 7. I got the computer from my father and had to remove a lot of malware and games. I wish i could do a factory reset but i do not have any of the factory disks. It seems like there are a lot of processes running and the physical memory is almost always at 100%. Any help would greatly be appreciated . Thanks in advance.

A:Toshiba laptop running super slow. physical memory running high

You can first try this:
http://www.howtogeek.com/74523/how-to-disable-startup-programs-in-windows/
 
Then you can try removing all the junk files on it using CCleaner or BleachBit or something similar. If that doesn't help, I would recommend dual booting this PC with Ubuntu 14.04. I actually published a tutorial on doing that here:
http://69.107.93.24/Blog/52015/
 
You could then use that as your primary OS.

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Hello,
 
My problem is the following: after a boot up, my laptop can find itself in two states, seemingly at random.
- runs fine: the laptop runs as it always did, no slowdown or anything.
- runs slowly: as the name implies, every program runs slowly, from Firefox to video games (offline, so it's not just an internet connection issue).
As far as I can tell, which state the computer will settle in is set at boot up or wake up from hibernation mode. I've never seen my laptop go from "runs fine" to "runs slowly" while I was using it, even after running all day long. Same way, if it's in the "runs slowly" state it's noticeable as soon as I launch any program just after boot up, and it doesn't get better or worse after using it all day .
Another symptom I noticed recently is that as soon as I launch a game while in the "runs fine" state, I can hear both the CPU fan (shortly) and GPU fan (continuously) kick up a few gears, which I take to mean both CPU and GPU are put to use. This has always been the laptop's behaviour, even before this problem appeared. However, when playing a game while in the "runs slowly" state, the CPU fan will remain quiet and the GPU fan will only go a bit faster from time to time before returning to quiet speed. It seems as if the whole computer gets lazy and don't want to put any effort.
I first took notice of this whole behaviour around the end of March/beginning of April of this year, though in retrospect the "runs slowly" state may have shown up on... Read more

A:Laptop sometimes running fine, sometimes running slow after boot up.

Thanks for the Speccy link .
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Louis

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Ok, for the past few weeks, I had been getting a message that said a resource was missing, but I stupidly never wrote down what specifically was gone. It said that it could not open the Dell Dock because of it and windows explorer was running slow at times and restarting periodically. It did this for about three weeks, then, two nights ago, the computer froze, so I reset it, and it started on the green bar then black screen loop.

I tried running it in safe mode, no dice, and all other alternate boot options. It would hang up each time. Finally, I was able to get the system restore wizard up, this was earlier today, and reset the system to how it was 4 days ago. It actually opened Vista, but in low res mode and everything is painfully slow, except for the internet, which runs at normalish speeds.

Are there any possible causes or solutions for this?

I have a Dell Inspiron 530, and Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit.
 

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my laptop is running very slow.........i have windows 7 home basic.When i start the laptop it works relatively very slow..........and takes a lot of time to open files.........i need help......or else should i format my laptop??plz help.......

A:Windows 7 Laptop Running Slow

Please do not Hijack someone else's thread. I have moved you to your own thread.
Please read the link in my signature for PC Running Slow? and try those things.

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Hi Jo - I tried to run HiJackThis but as soon as I clicked scan, this screen popped up:
 
For some reason your system denied write access to the Hosts file. If any hijacked domains are in this file, HijackThis may NOT be able to fix this.
 
If that happens, you need to edit the file yourself. To do this, click Start, Run and type:
 
     notepad C:\Windoes\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
 
and press Enter. Find the line(s) HijackThis reports and delete them.
Save the file as 'hosts.' (with quotes), and reboot.
 
For Vista: simply, exit HijackThis, right click on the HijackThis icon, choose 'Run as administrator'.
 
                                                                                                                       OK
 
Once I press the OK button, HijackThis continues to run and I saved the following log:
 
I could not get the... Read more

A:Need Help!!! Windows 7 laptop running slow

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.     HijackThis is not the preferred initial scanning tool in this forum. With today's malware, a more comprehensive set of logs is required to determine the presence of malware.    Scan with FRST in normal modePlease download Farbar's Recovery Scan Tool to you... Read more

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I made a thread about this about a month ago, but I did everything I was told to do and nothing changed.

This laptop is way too slow. The audio is just a big mess from the login screen and onward(really laggy and static-y). I ran some malware stuff and registry repair as suggested, in safe mode and normal mode, but nothing was fixed.
After a few hours, I gave up and dual-booted Ubuntu 10.04 and it worked perfectly. Speed was excellent, audio was too. The only problem is I just use PCs for gaming and chatting, and I can't do much gaming with Ubuntu.

So, any idea what could be the problem here? I even tried windirstats too see if any huge files that weren't supposed to be there were causing this, because I once had a problem on my own computer where I had this huge file that slowed down everything and wouldn't let me delete it until I did so in safe mode and then everything worked perfectly again.

also, at the boot up menu, there are two loaders. one for vista, one for windows 7. windows 7 just starts up 7, while the vista loader goes to some menu thing that looks like it was booted from a disc.

1.it has the options to reset to factory settings and format the C: drive
2.has the option to reset, but keep data

don't know if that helps at all, but yeah...

A:Laptop running windows 7 is too slow

What laptop do you have? Have you update to the latest audio drivers?

I had a simalar problem that i fixed previously that had this problem due to windows not be able to write data properly and trying enough times to cause the hard drive to be put into pio mode.
Can you go into the device manger, right click my computer and choose manage then device manager, right click on your hard drive, mine is under ide channel then ata channal 0, right click, choose advanced settings and it should say there what mode it is in.

BTW i'm not sure if this will be in effect for sata hard drives, but i'm pretty sure the laptop ifixed had a sata drive in it as it was quite new, if it doew say PIO tell me and we'll go from there.

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Dear TechGuy,

My Toshiba Satellite Laptop started running very slow a couple of days ago. Some programs like WORD becoming unresponsive for several minutes, etc. Also, the Windows XP re-starting/turning-on sounds and beeps, and music and video files, are playing broken (fragmented) and jumpy. Restart process is very slow. Copying files to a USB also became slow.

I run a DDS and the reports (DDS and ATTACH) are the following (see below):

These are my Laptop specs:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.40GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1150 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 52626 MB, Free - 8078 MB; D: Total - 99998 MB, Free - 1116 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Satellite L20
Antivirus: ESET NOD32 antivirus system 2.70, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

= = =

Thanks for your help.

- DDS (Notepad)

.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_32
Run by Usuario at 11:29:21 on 2012-06-02
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
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A:Laptop on Windows XP running slow

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hello thank you for paying attention :)

after reinstall windows (vista p2) laptop is running slow also shutdown takes to long and starting takes abit longer

some1 know how to make computer fast

A:after reinstall windows laptop is running slow

Did you load the Chipset and other motherboard drivers? Have you installed the newest Service Pack and Windows Updates? What antivirus are you using?

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My laptop has been slowing down over the past few days. Today it is very slow and types one letter at a time as I am typing this message.
 
Please help, I do not know what is going on or how to address it.
 
Thank you in advance.

A:Windows 7 laptop running very slow all of a sudden

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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Please help!!

Since installing Windows 7 on my HP Pavillion it has been running so slowly it crashes if i open more than 1 program. It constantly sound like its burning a CD like the fan is doing overtime!!!

I have updated the drivers, installed antivirus, i have runa registry cleaner and not change. Please can you help??

Maria
 

A:Laptop Running really slow after installing windows 7

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I have a windows 7 laptop; HP Pavilion dm4-1160us. Computer purchased new in Nov 2010.  I upgraded to HDD 1Tb about 3 years ago. All O.K. with the new, larger HDD.  IT RUNS VERY SLOW! I have been living with it for over a month.  Slowness came on over a weeks time when it started.
All features still work, though.  Sometimes I go to Task Manager to see that a program is still loading or switching to a link I just clicked on.  I've ran C Cleaner and Malwarebytes and seem to have a very small change if any at all.
Any and all help will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Hez

A:my laptop is running very slow; still does all features; windows 7

Hello,Let's see what is going on.MiniToolbox by FarbarPlease 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 FilesList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.===Security Check by screen317Download Security Check by screen317 from here or 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 copy and paste the contents of the log in your next reply.Regards,Alex

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Hi, i have recently (around 4 weeks ago) upgraded my laptop to windows 8.1 and I have now found the laptop running very slow. Most of the times I am waiting around for the apps to start up, or waiting for it to respond to my actions i.e. typing, coding, editing images and its got to a stage where I am really getting frustrated.

I have a Sony Vaio SVS13 Model with the following spec:

Operating System
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 3540M @ 3.00GHz
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM
6.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Sony Corporation VAIO (N/A)
Graphics
VAIO_LCD ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Sony)
1024MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE (Sony)
Storage
698GB TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075H (SATA)
Security
Kaspersky Anti-Virus

The problem I find is that (using Advanced System Care, part of Sony installed software) this shows me that the CPU is always running at 100% and I thought its time I try and work out what the problem is, as I keep getting delayed doing my uni work and im ending up spending more time on work.

I have read a few forums saying that Kaspersky tends to use up alot of CPU but i didnt find this issue when I had Windows 8 so not sure how to fix or find what the problem is.

If somebody could please advise would really appreciate it as would help me out alot.

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 8.1 i7 Laptop with high CPU and running slow

Try to see in services about windows update and try to stop it and disable then reboot.

or can you capture screen on task manager with cpu usage (% of processing)

(Sorry for my bad english)

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I ran spybot and caght smitfraud-c, webtrendslive, Zedo, mediaplex, hitbox, fastclick, doubleclick, coremetrics, click agents, casalemedia, bridgetrack, Bfast, Bluestreak, Avenue A. Inc, Advertising.com, and AbRevolver.
Spybot fixed them all

Had norton but was not updateing I uninstalled norton and put the newest AVG 7.5 ON ran a scan it was clean

ran spysweeper it was clean

ran adware it was clean

ran cwshredder it was clean

did startup inspector and stopped everything that was not needed

Have spyblaster it is up to date
have iespyad up to date
have script defender up to date

Ran Clean up for all temps, cookies and history

ran hoster and host files are ok

Have a HJT LOG

The problem is everything is clean but it seems to start very slow and runs slower then it should. it has a gig of RAM and dsl

Windows updates are all up to date

The only thing I can come up with is, my buddy has AOL stuff on his computer and I heard that can cause it to run bad, in the add/remove programs he has

AOL Coach version-1.0
AOL Coach version-2.0
AOL Spyware protection
AOL toolbar
AOL you've got picture screensaver
AOL Uninstaller

The only other thing is he has zone alarm pro on it can that cause problems with SP2?

RAN sfc /scannow and it is ok

defrag is ok

Before I started cleaning it for him the cpu was at 100% most the time now it is down to 4 or 5 sometimes 27% etc but that is not doing anything there are some processes I was wondering about they arre
AOLacsd.exe
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A:Toshiba Laptop with Windows XP home SP2-Running very slow

I need to add this some help would be very much appreciated.
When he asked me to help him the computer would also work for say about 10 min and then what ever you would be doing it would just shut down. If you tried to start it up again it would come on and then turn itself off again but if you let it sit for awhile to cool off it would restart and run for awhile and then shutdown again. I put a cd case under the front of the laptop to let some air under it and that did it . it runs as long as you want it to. I took the case out from under it and in a couple of min it shut down again. and to feel the bottom of the case it was really hot. So it will run if you put something under it. So I went to the Toshiba site and looked up the laptop and found that they have a heat problem with certain kinds of these lap tops that they will shut down. They get so hot in the upper right hand corner that they actually curl up I guess and by the way that is where the fan is under it on the upper right hand corner.(I did check the fan on the bottom and it is working) So I would like someone if they would be so kind as to look on the site where I went and help me to understand if I need a BIOS flash. So they say those laptops need a BIOS Update. but I can figure out if it is mine. I think it is but not sure.

This is what he has his laptop
The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A65-S126
model PSA60U-02K-15
Serial 64030643Q
at the site I see the A65-S126 and it says for serial#s 64, 74, 84, 94 so I t... Read more

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a year or 2 ago my computer has been starting to start up slow/run and open programs at a slow pace. The games themselves such as hearthstone, world of Warcraft etc. do not run well in full screen, and can only play in a smaller resolution. The internet browser chrome, internet explorer are also very slow when opening. I tried reducing the number of start up programs and installed all new software/hardware drivers and it did nothing to affect performance. I added my laptop specs as well to help out with getting a solution in the attached file below. If there is anything anyone can do to help that would be great thanks!
 

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Hi all, My laptop started to run really slow and often freezing, i did clean up and defragged nd didnt make any difference, i've re formatted the hard drive installed all updates but its still running slow , any ideas, her is some info you may need:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3400 @ 2.16GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2936 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1340 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 227472 MB, Free - 156353 MB; S: Total - 1499 MB, Free - 1449 MB;
Motherboard: DIXONSXP , DIXONSXP , ,
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:02:52, on 02/10/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\4.3.0.5\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\OEM\OSD_1.17\osd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\The TechGuys\Launch\Launch.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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My Laptop is an older version.I added one GB memory to it and despite the added memory it runs very slow.Boots up slow and once up, it is very sluggish. All help sought with resolving the issue. My gratitude to all who will provide resolution.
 

A:A very very slow Acer Aspire 5100 laptop, running windows 7.

Do the following in that laptop so we have more information to work with.

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.
After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
Information about your computer will appear.
Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

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This laptop was given to me by a friend and it was loaded with viruses including the winzip registry optimizer rouge anti virus. I used the prior knowledge I had to clean that out along with other registry issues and viruses. Yet, the laptop still runs really slow, and whenever the Pokki start button or bar is clicked, it freezes and the desktop vanishes. As far as I know, Pokki was preinstalled on here, and I know it's been used to replace the missing start bar in WIndows 8. What can I do to fix this thing?

A:Windows 8 laptop with Pokki installed running insanely slow

I would open a virus removal assistance topic to be sure everything has been cleaned up:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/I would then remove Pokki and instead use this guide to add a start menu back to Win8:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/start-menu-in-windows-8-with-classic-shell/

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Ok guys, I purchased this laptop a few months ago so its not getting old or anything, I decided to format the harddrives (C) and install Vista again because of a virus.

I then installed all of windows updates and drivers i could find on dells website. (I'm not sure if i missed one).
Before the reformat, I could run the windows Aero theme and run many programs without a freeze and multi-task alot. Ever since the reformat, even after reinstalling the drivers (to which i know of), i have to run the theme at (basic) and turn off all aero themes and make sure i only run one program in the taskbar. Whenever i watch a video on Media Player it stutters every 1-3 minutes basically freezing then replaying after 6 seconds.

All i know is i could do all of this stuff before reformatting and theres no reason it shouldn't be doing now.

This happened to me last week so i decided to reformat and install Vista again, it happened again after a few hours. The weird thing is that it comes and goes, it'll either happen after a random time or straight away from start up. it usually happens when im watching a video, its like the memorys full.

Also, i only used the discs dell provided and the drivers on dells website throughout all of this.

The drivers i installed were:

Video (Intel Media Accelerator)
Touchpad

Here are the specifications of the laptop.

Vista 32bit
Dell Inspiron 1545
2 Hard Drives
(C = 75GB free out of 134GB) -(D = 3.69GB free out of 13GB) (OS on C)
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A:Laptop Windows Vista (32bit 1GB RAM) Running REALLY SLOW after reformat

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Hi

I formated C: and reinstalled a win 7 x64 bit. It works good after installing, but after some time when doing windows update, avast AV, installing ms office, adobe, deamon tools, drivers, google chrome etc it slows down.

sometimes it wont even restart or boot up. It gives me bluescreen in the startup process and memory dumps.

Its a Sony Vaio VPCEA2S1E

ill attach the zip file from DM Log Collector tool

A:Laptop running extremely slow after format C: and reinstall windows 7

Hello and welcome Andreas now mate when you say you formatted the drive I am wondering if the format process has really got rid of everything on it . A better way of doing the install would have been - a factory reset which of course would leave you with a ton of their bloatware or doing a "clean" or "clean all" via the command prompt or even a Partition Wizard - wipe drive but you would have needed to do that on another machine.

You could send the BSOD files - use this Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD this will help pinpoint errors.

But first up try these in safe mode
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
and see if the problem clears.

Another tutorial worth having a look at is this
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I have a Windows 8 laptop that's running incredibly slow. Several un-necessary processes are running in the background and possibly creating bad conflicts + malware somewhere.
Can't run HJT on it nor GMER or DDS.
However, here's MBAM log and Farbar Recovery scans:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (PRO) 1.75.0.1300
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2014.02.09.02

Windows 8 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.16476
Sinikka :: SINIKKA [administrator]

Protection: Enabled

2/9/2014 7:48:22 AM
mbam-log-2014-02-09 (07-48-22).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|)
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 448722
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 11 minute(s), 1 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)

Here are the 2 logs from Farbar Recovery Scan Tool, as the system is completely running awfully slow on start up and flipping through web pages:

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 09-02-2014 02
Ran by Sinikka (administrator) on SINIKKA on 09-02-2014 15:30:08
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Hi Suddenly my computer has been running quite slow and there is HDD activity all the time. I noticed there is a blank page - Internet explorer entry running in task manager (which keeps coming back even if i manually stop it) and a couple of iexplore processes running in the background although I havene't opened any IE windows.



DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496 BrowserJavaVersion: 11.25.2
Run by Yannis at 1812 on 2014-12-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1253.30.1033.18.3551.821 [GMT 1:00]
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AV: Bitdefender Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {9A0813D8-CED6-F86B-072E-28D2AF25A83D}
SP: Bitdefender Antispyware *Enabled/Updated* {2169F23C-E8EC-F7E5-3D9E-13A0D4A2E280}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender 2015\vsserv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:Computer running slow & Internet explorer instances running in task manager

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

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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.6

My PC seems to be running considerably slower, I have this multi media gadget
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDeta...5-157bd66ca5af
and both cores are indicating they are running at 100%, something it never used to do. I also noticed I had soem trouble getting my HP printer to work, needed to re-install the software, and still it's been problematic, stalling in the print queue.

Task manager was locked out by administrator, which was a sign I have been possibly been infected..

I followed the 5 steps from your forum. I would really appreciate your help..

I'm running vista on AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+

Heres is the Deckard scan:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Luke on 2008-02-20 23:20:55
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
26: 2008-02-21 01:24:54 UTC - RP115 - Windows Update
25: 2008-02-16 06:19:17 UTC - RP113 - Windows Update
24: 2008-02-15 01:50:44 UTC - RP112 - Windows Update
23: 2008-02-14 06:29:15 UTC - RP111 - Windows Update
22: 2008-02-14 06:25:02 UTC - RP110 - Device Driver Package Install: CXT Modems


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-12-19 00:49:46 UTC - RP88 - Windows Update


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
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I don't have any real idea of what the problem could be at this point. I have tried uninstalling unnecessary programs without any change in the way that the computer is behaving. HijackThis won't post a log file and also says that I have been denied write access to the Hosts file.  Any suggestions?

A:Computer running slow, freezing, stalling and generally not running properly

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.2

Hi TSG!

Can you please help me . I have this laptop and it is allegedly top of the line or so i was told by the "techs" of clean my pc. Anywho long story short. My computer is running an abnormally amount of process at start up. When i open up task manager there are 99 processes running ! Can you please help doctor my computer. Or i will have to pay the 199 and take it to the Geek Squad if you think that will help.

Thanks for your help!

Sincerely,
Natasha

This is my computer stats:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-72, AMD64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3836 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 227364 MB, Free - 127467 MB; D: Total - 11106 MB, Free - 1874 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30FC
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

And this is my Hijackthislog:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:14:00 PM, on 11/27/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
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A:Computer running multiple processes at startup. Running very slow!

Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type msconfig

Click OK.

Select the Startup tab.

Other than hpWirelessAssistant, you can uncheck just about eveything in there.

Restart the computer.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.2

I have installed superanti spyware and that found some stuff to delete, Im quite computer illiterate, the internet is running at about 4 or 5 for speed and it should be 8 according the internet provider, they said everything is fine from their end, however I may have programs running on the computer that shouldnt be and are slowing it down, Im not sure if this is a spyware issue, virus, program not needed? Under the windows task manager the system idle process is 98 under the cpu, everything else is 0, I dont know if that makes a difference?
 

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Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = ht... Read more

A:Slow running system and Hard drive constantly running

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe 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. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.2

Hello - I am a first time poster that is looking for some possible help before I unplug this computer and take it to the shop. I have a Dell 2350 (approx 3 yrs old) running Windows XP SP2. For the past couple of weeks, the computer has been running very slow and shuts down during any scans or programs running (ex. Ipod updates, virus scans,spyware scans, etc.), which means I have been unable to try to figure out what the problem is. I have been able to run Hijack this and have posted the results below: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:06:33 PM, on 11/24/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\savedump.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\S... Read more

A:Computer Running Slow - Shuts Down During Scans Or Program Running..please Help!

I apologize for the very long 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. If we do not hear back from you within a couple of days we will need to close your topic.When posting your logs please post them directly into the reply. Do not attach them.Also make sure you have already followed the steps outlined below:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogThank you for your patience.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.2

Brand: Gateway FX Series
OS: Vista SP2


Recently my computer has started booting up very slowly, and after it boots up the CPU or the fan (not sure which) stayed revved up. If I check the task manager idle system process is running at 98-99% all the time. I know this is a measure of how often the CPU is idle, but I don't recall it always being so high.

If I start the task manager as soon as my computer lets me when I boot up all my CPU is going to idle system process for some reason, instead of booting things up.

Its been awhile, but I seem to recall that some problems can make it look like idle process time when in reality something else is actually wrong.

I get random lag when I open a program. Firefox for example, will load just fine, but then I try to click something and the computer momentarily freezes. Its not just Firefox though, it happens when I open up "My Documents" or Pidgin or anything.

I ran Microsoft Security Essentials, Malware Bytes, and Spybot S&D, all of them came back clean.

I would post stuff from Belarc Advisor here, but it keeps hanging on the "Checking local network of this computer." part at 54%.

I'm not sure where to go from here. :(

A:Computer Suddenly Running Slow - Random Hangups and Fan Running

I finally got Belarc to respond and finish.

EDIT:: I can't attch the .html file. How do you all prefer it to be presented?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 68.8

COMPUTER RUNNING VERY SLOW. WAS TOLD BY REAL TIMES THAT CPU IS OPERATING AT 98% AND THAT A LOT OF OPERATING PROGRAMS ARE OFF.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 68.8

Computer got infected by some nasties.  The hard drive is constantly chattering and running the hard drive and system even when I am not using it.  I've run superantispyware, kaspersky, malwarebytes.  DDS file is attached.  I've tried to clean it up but I am at the end of my span of knowledge.  If I run hijackthis there are a lot of bizarre looking%%%  files found, lots of BHOs, and the hosts file is probably corrupt.  Have used ccleaner and revo to clean out old junk files.  COMPUTER IS ***VERY SLOW***.  This makes me sad. Thank you in advance for any help!!Also, have a lot of registry errors. Thanks again.

A:Computer running slow, constant processes running

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My CPU usage meter runs real high, sometimes all the way up to 100%, even when the PC is idle and not doing anything! This is really slowing my system down. I'm thinking it could be some kind of virus or spyware. Please help! Here are my scans.


DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Krish Sincere at 18:43:53.54 on Fri 07/17/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18783 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2038.765 [GMT -4:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 081219-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 081219-0] *enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
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 GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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A:CPU Usage Meter Running High & PC Running Slow!

Still seeking help!!

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RELEVANCY SCORE 68.8

Hey I just got some help from you guys with my Alt-tab problems and now something else just popped up... my internet latency. It has gotten to the point that I cannot even log into my favorite video games and that web pages take ages to load. Heres a Hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 18:38, on 2007-11-24
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\CPF.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\FRISK Software\F-PROT Antivirus for Windows\FProtTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
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A:Internet running slow. Latency running high.

You never replied here: http://forums.techguy.org/malware-r...puter-running-slower-than-my.html#post5346595
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 68.8

Hello,
I have a Vista laptop and the cpu % is running very high and IE 8 locks up alot. I've run various virus/spyware scans that found some instances but it hasn't fully done the trick. I've attached the HighJackThis log. Any help would be great.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:52:16 PM, on 10/2/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19120)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sunbelt Software\VIPRE\SBAMTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\ControlCenter3\brccMCtl.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway\CEC_MAIN.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqbam08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgpc01.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HighJackThis\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Exp... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 68.4

I installed Virtual Clone Drive and Mikinho's Media Center Mount Image from Cnet the other day and since then my computer's running very slow. I ran NOD32 and there was one infection. What do I do now?

Thanks in advance

A:Laptop running very slow

Hi,After performing these scans, enter the results in your next post and also update me on the status of the PC.Note: You may have to perform some or all of the following in Safe Mode With Networking, depending on if you have internet access while in the normal Windows environment. If you still don't have internet access in Safe Mode With Networking, you will need to download the installers onto a flash drive from a working computer and transfer them to the problem PC.Also, if you have any of the following programs already installed on your machine, download the latest version along with updates, then run the scan.================================================================================Download Security Check by screen317 from here or 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.================================================================================Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use SUPERAntiSpyware to scan and remove malware from your computer Guide.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click ... Read more

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Hi

My laptop is running very slow, sometimes it takes 2/3 minutes to log on from the log on prompt (seemingly starting up numerous programmes in the background), also problems with IE, sub menus on favourites sometimes do not open on their own and more worringly the view/text changes size on it's own.

I have done the first steps as requested, I had problems running GMER (twice stopped working and twice laptop crashed) I do not have access to an install disc or boot CD, any help much appreciated.

DDS log


DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Martyn & Linda at 18:00:41.38 on 21/02/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18882
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.893.164 [GMT 0:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
SP: SpywareBot *disabled* (Updated) {BE6BB97C-93A3-4C2E-8CEC-55CA0E6B6229}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free *enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *enabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
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A:Laptop running slow

BUMP please

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Hi,
I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop that has been gradually getting slower and slower to the point where I almost can't use it now. It started getting slower about three months ago when I noticed that games were running slower. Eventually everything stopped working and now opening a folder and moving it around my screen causes my cpu usage to jump to over 70%. My Hijack This logs were fine, I cleaned my fan with compressed air, formatted all drives and reinstalled Windows. My laptop doesn't feel unusually warm or anything, so I'm not sure what the problem is. Any help would be appreciated.
I'm running Windows XP professional, SP 2.

A:Laptop running slow

Try running check disk it usually helps me when my comp is running crappy...Here's a post with directions http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...wn-316737.html

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RELEVANCY SCORE 68.4

Hello All,
Have just joined and this is my first posting.

Have a Compaq Presario V2000, WIN XP HOME EDITION VERSION 2000 With SP2, Intel Pentium 4 1.7GHz with 224MB Ram and 60 GB hard drive (divided into 2).

Problem:
Start up is fine but the moment you open any programme it takes a hell of a lot of time to run and within a minute or so of starting up there is a 'tick tick' noise from the machine.
However, if I open in Safe Mode - the computer works fine and there is no such weird noise.

Have tried all sorts of things - defrag, scandisk, pc pitstop check up (which was fine) etc no luck.

In Device Manager shows Yellow exclammn. mark at - Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter #2. Have tried to uninstall it - no luck as message says cannot be uninstalled as maybe needed for booting.

Moreover cant even system restore - fails every time.

Many thanks

Hope someone could throw some light.
JC
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 68.4

My mates laptop is running extremely slow, so I thought there might be a virus or spyware or something. To make sure, here's the HJTL.

Hijack log is here:

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Novell\XTAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Novell\ZENworks\nalntsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Novell\ZENworks\RemoteManagement\RMAgent\ZenRem32.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\UltraVNC\WinVNC.exe
C:\Program Files\Novell\ZENworks\wm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NWTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\Fujitsu Hotkey Utility\IndicatorUty.exe
C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\Application Panel\QuickTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\BtnHnd\BtnHnd.exe
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A:Laptop Running slow.

Bump. Some help would be seriously appreciated. I know I may sound impatient, but my mate is on my back about trying to get this fixed. The reason I've posted this log for him as he currently has no internet.

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I've had this laptop for 5 years now. 2 years ago the hard drive started crashing so I stopped using it.

Last month I had the need to use it againg and bought a new hard drive, installed it and worked fine. As I started updating it got slowwww. I remember it used to be realy fast but now is a pain, I'm not sure whats wrong, I've heard I need to check the BIOS but I dont know to go beyond that point...
here is my hijackthis

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:51:08 PM, on 10/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\RegCure\RegCure.exe
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Hi guyz,

This laptop runs slow even tho i just put an extra 1gb of ram in it.

Could someone check the hjt log please to see if theres any nasties?

Thanx
Paul

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:41:08, on 04/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\TalkTalk\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\SHARED\HPQWMI.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

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A:Laptop running slow

Anyone??
 

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I have a laptop that seems slow to open programmes, shutting down, starting up etc

It was ok until I had a bug and had to format completely. Ever since then it has been slower and sluggish.

I defrag regularly, I maintain msconfig so that nothing untoward is starting up. I scan the system once a week with Ad Aware, Spybot, Windows Defender scans daily. It has Spywareblaster and SpywareGuard installed and updated regularly.
I have Avast (scans once a week) and Zone Alarm free installed.
After running HJT, there doesnt seem anything amiss, and my scans show nothing.

Is there anything else I can do to liven it up a bit?

Paul

A:Laptop Running Slow

Did you install the drivers when you reinstalled XP? You can check by going into Device Manager (Start...Run...type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter). Look for any red x's or yellow !'s - those are indicators that the drivers may not be installed or working correctly.After that, run this free System Information utility (doesn't require installation) and post the results here for us to have a look at: http://www.gtopala.com/index.html I'm sure we'll have plenty of recommendations after that.

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hey all,
lately my laptop had been running pretty slow, takes awhile to load windows and some times having multiple windows opens can causes it to slow between them, it never use to,
the spec of my Toshiba laptop is
Duo core 2.3 t2700 processor
2gb ram
256 geforce go nvidia graphics card
windows XP MCE
erm is that enough?
The other day i went to the Toshiba website and downloaded the latest drivers for my graphics card, bios etc. and opened my processes tab and there's loads!! here's two screen dumps, also if anyone has any idea can they explain it simply to me please cheers

 

A:slow running laptop

Over time Windows systems slow down--boot takes longer as well as other operations. Reasons include extra processes running, Registry corruption, disk errors, etc. I've seen advice to do a fresh install of Windows every year to avoid this. Others run applications that are supposed to "clean" your system and disable seldom used services and search for other problems.

My own habit is to try to fix individual problems but as soon as I get 2 or 3 that I have to live with, or the boot time gets excessive, I make sure I have my drivers and have all needed data backed up, do a disk check, format the disk, install Windows, etc. I recently did that on my Dell laptop and cut the boot time by 1/3.
 

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my laptop with vista has been getting slower and slower. for a while, it was verry slow for sites with google ads. it seems to be slow when viewing facebook as well. and now it is getting slow just running different programs. here is my hijack this log, please help. and thank you.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:32:06 PM, on 9/12/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ENET\ENMTRAY.EXE
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I probably need more memory but...

The laptop is an ACER 2444i,
XP Prof 2002

1.4Ghz, 0.98GB of RAM

This the HiJack log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:47:12 AM, on 5/27/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exe
C:\Acer\eManager\anbmServ.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\ISafe.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\ccschedulersvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\VetMsg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Personal Firewall\capfsem.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\ccprovsp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
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A:Laptop running slow

CA accounts for many of your running processes. I would consider a much lighter alternative.

You still have traces of Symantec in there you should remove with the Norton Removal Tool. Run the tool at least twice.

You should also trim down your Startup programs and running processes like you did in your previous post:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/925566-pc-slow-again.html#post7411114

And, RAM is not an issue here. You have plenty for XP.
 

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Hi

Please could someone check my log for my laptop as I think it's running a tad slower than usual

Cheers

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:26:38, on 23/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\admServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\admtray.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\PCMService.exe
C:\acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\epm-dm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\QtZgAcer.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
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A:Laptop running a little slow - HJT log

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