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Laptop - Vista - Very slow on internet & even media player is slow

Q: Laptop - Vista - Very slow on internet & even media player is slow

hi all,

it's been a long time since I have had to post something about my problems in these forums. Well over a year as I have had my laptop for over a year now. This may seem like a similar thread to most that have been put up recently but I think it is quite different.

Ever since I have upgraded to IE8 I have noticed Vista be very slow. It could be to do with IE8 but I think that the slowness of my machine has been since before then...according to my wife. Has her facebook shennanegans broken the laptop???!

Here is a list of problems I am getting:
Long start up times. They aren't bothering me that much, just seem to be a bit longer than normal.
Very long time from when Vista has loaded and I can actually do somehting (15 minutes just now to access an mp3 on my desktop and it kept skipping for about 5 minutes before it stops skipping and playing the track normally)
Extremely slow at logging onto the internet. I mean that it takes minutes, literally minutes for IE8 to even display the very first internet page. After that it is slow, but not as bad...still frustrating though.
Changing between programs seems to take a few seconds.
Accessing my computer or my documents is like a game of russian roulette, will it let me or won't it.....900 on it won't!!!!
On mp3 tracks, if you go back to a certain point in the track it will take a few seconds to actually complete the task

I have about 26gig free on my hard drive. But about 80 gig is used up for photo's as I am trying to be a photographer. I don't want to be losing these but also haven't got 80gigs worth of dvd's to back them up.

Can anyone point out some tips to help speed up my system. I hope it's not a hijack this type thing as part of me feels guilty cos I only contribute a little to the forums (usually in the photography section).

any help will be greatly appreciated and thanks.

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A: Laptop - Vista - Very slow on internet & even media player is slow

hi my first instinct is to get your self an external hdd and transfer your files folders etc to it then visit the folks in security and hijack if nothing else lets rule out any possibity of infection. when you upgraded to ie8 was it still in beta, what av and firewall are you using. have you run your av, can windows update same for windows defender, i know its a lot of questions but the answers could be helpfull

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I am migrating my music files to an NAS / Network drive. Explorer does an OK job transfering files off the PC and on to the network drive.

I set MP11 to look to "L:\Shared\Music" to add to library. It takes about 20 seconds per file to add to the library. Since it is not actually moving the file just finding the address I don't know why it is taking so long.

For the files it has added, MP does an OK loading and playing.

Any ideas.

Thanks in advance.

Tom
PS XP and WMP11 on another PC on same NAS work fine
 

A:Slow Library Update with Media Player+ Vista + NAS

Try checking to see if the option to add volume information is checked before you add the file - if it's checked, WMP will analyse the track when it's added and record the average volume and other bits and pieces of info like that.
 

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I bought a new Sony Vaio LS 25 E computer with Vista Home Premium & 2 G of RAM. I have it plugged into my DLink DI-634M router (not using the wireless capabilities). Previously, I had a Vaio with Windows XP before and had blazing fast internet and smooth Windows Media Center operation (with 1 G of RAM).

I use Firefox and the internet is painfully slow. Not only that but Windows Media Center is choppy and going through all the menus is slow/choppy/frustrating. I have not changed my ISP provider or anything else since I got the new computer. I use Norton Antivirus but have disabled the phishing filter.

Are there fixes or tweaks I can perform on this otherwise beautiful machine to make it run better? My other applications run pretty well but since I use the internet and WMP most of the time it has been a very frustrating few days...

Could it be my drivers (even though they came preinstalled)? Is it my router? Do I need a Windows Vista compatible one?
 

A:New computer - Internet & Win Media Player SLOW

I had internet issues with vista, the internet was working fine, and then it became really slow.
I had xp installed on the same computer, so I tried the internet through xp and it worked fine.
I tried absolutely everything in trying to find a solution. Through this forum we found that the issue was the driver for the network card. It had installed an update for this device 10 days previously, and it worked fine for the 10 days. So we didn't think that it was the network card.
Until someone saw the message posted on this forum, and had the same problem. He installed an older driver for the network card. So I justed rolled back the driver for mine, and bingo the internet was back to working fine. I don't know if this willl help, but it is worth trying. Good Luck

Wendy
 

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Hello,

I have for the last few weeks, experienced an exceptionally slow startup for internet explorer and media player. When I try to start explorer, it freezes for about one minute before you can click on any links on the page. It also does this when a new window or tab is opened. Once the page has opened and the approx. minute lag has passed, it functions normally and I can browse the web. Clicking on any link which opens a new window will again cause this lag, but only on the new page. I can click back to the already opened page and browse normally. I have upgraded to IE 7 but the problem is the same.

For Windows Media player, a movie will open but no controls become available for about 30 seconds. Once the controls are available, it functions normally. If I leave the program open, I can click on different movies and they will pop up and function normally without the lag which is present on the initial startup of the program.

In addition, my on-screen ibm controls for volume have ceased to be displayed and my touchpad/trackpoint won't retain changes made so that only the trackpoint is on, with the touchpad off. It reverts back to certain settings upon computer restart.

I have run Norton, Adaware, cwshredder, AVG, ATF cleaner, Ewido, Kaspersky, Panda, fixwareout, vundofix, registry cleaner, and many others including the ones listed in the preparation section of this site, but the problem persists. A few weeks ago, I would get the occasional pop-up from... Read more

A:VERY SLOW Internet Explorer and Media Player Startup

Hi Tom and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

There's nothing showing in your log, so let's try an online scan. Could be more of a Windows problem.


Perform an online scan with Internet Explorer with Panda ActiveScan Click on located at the bottom of the page.
A "pop up" window will appear. * Please ensure that your pop up blocker doesn't block it *
Enter your e-mail address, country, and state & click "Free Online Scan" *The download of the 8 MB Panda's ActiveX control will take place*
Begin the scan by selecting If it finds any malware, it will offer you a report.
Please ignore any entry it finds and the offer to buy the program to remove the entry, as we will address this later.
Click on then click
* You needn't remain online while it's doing the scan but you have to re-connect after it has finished to see the report.
* Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan

Post back the Panda log.

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Hello hello. Windows 7 Home Premium, 3GB RAM, Intel Core i7 on a Dell Studio 1457 laptop.Refer to the topic HERE for boopme's history on my malware checks from a few days ago and reinstallation of Avira 2012 as it stopped working with similar symptoms as described below.The problems that exist now are,Video files begin to lag at random during playback. One moment it's playing fine for a good while and suddenly, lagging. Same issue in Windows Media Player, Media Player Classic and VLC Media Player. Also, VLC takes an unbearably long time to execute.Photoshop takes too long to execute, then lags when I'm working on large files.Firefox slows down and freezes at random as well.I run Ccleaner regularly and defrag once a month. How do I get my programs running normally again?

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Internet is slow on the laptop only when power cable is pluged in , not when running on battery?

All other computers are okay .The laptop is the only one that is wireless.
 

A:Got a new laptop windows vista very slow Internet

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Hello,
 
I have a Gateway P-6825 laptop running Windows Vista 32-bit, Service Pack 2.  The processor is T5250 1.5GHz and it has 2 GB RAM memory. I realize it's a slightly older machine and the processor is relatively slow, but it seems to have slowed down a bit in the last few months when I access Internet pages.  I am not getting any signs of malware infection but I'm wondering whether it is laden with too many programs or something else.  Any insight you can provide is truly appreciated.
 
Thanks!

A:Windows Vista 32-bit laptop slow internet response

First thing...empty your browser cache.
 
Then...you might reivew the info presented by Quietman at Slow Computer-browser Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic87058.html .
 
Louis

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Hi all,
I bought a new digital camera and when I play back video clips with media player it is very slow. It plays back fine in the camera but after I download them and play them back it really slows up and plays chunky like when you download from a website. The camera records 60 frames a second.
Is there any way to speed things up with media player or change the settings or something? I have media player 9. I email a clip to a friend and he said it played fine on his computer.
Any suggestions?

Thanks.
 

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I just installed XP for the first time last week, and all is well, except that video plays very slowly in Windows Media player. It sounds like a record playing at the wrong speed.

I tried updating to the newest version of Media Player, but no luck. Still slow.

Music files play well, and video in other formats is fine, but WMP is always slow.

Suggestions?

Jeff

A:Media player is very slow

there is a spware/virus program that zeros in on the media player..you need to run macfree antivirus, adaware, and even try microsofts new free antispyware program. i believe it was macfree that caught mine. goodluck [ by the way, what are your systems specs?]

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My pc has suddenly become very slow booting up (3-4 minutes) It takes ages to get past the Windows XP screen. Just as its gets past that screen , the windows melody play, but is very broken up.
Once booted up (no error messages), I can use the internet okay. However, if I try and play any video or music in Windows Media Player, it is very slow and breaks up.

Just before this started happening I did encounter a virus, which has corrupted my start menu (most of the programs have dissapered off the menu).

However I have ran various Virus checkers and none have resolved either issue. I have posted 2 threads which the Admins have been helping me with, but have now suggested its performance rather than virus related.

The results are included in these posts re-virus checking
- http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic386479.html
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic389125.html

My pc is a Patriot PT2980 . Here is my exact spec. http://speccy.piriform.com/results/FArqFRO9ypHqWXpMLt01u3y

Thanks for any advice.

A:Slow boot up / media player

If you have corrupt/damaged system files...then your atlernatives are to either try a repair install of XP...or try to run the sfc /scannow command.

Although there was some commentary about this being a hardware issue...damaged system files seems a more likely suspect, IMO.

As for the WMP issue...have you tried using a different player...to see if the problem is WMP?

Louis

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install (Stevens) - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43051.html

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heelo guys i am using win7 ultimate 64bit. i currently added all my music in windows media player media library. when i play a song media player freezes or takes like 5-10 seconds to change track.. its working very slow and usin 1140kmb of ram to play a song. what can i do? should i change player? what is a good player with media library that doesnt use alot of ram? i dont mind buying it.
 

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Hello,

So recently I have noticed that I have been having stuttering and stopping problems with VLC media player 2,0.1 when I play videos that start to stutter and then freeze the computer. Then I noticed that my computer when get really slow overall after I shut down VLC media player once the slow down occurred. I tried to use Windows Media Player but encountered the same issues. This led me to try to see if the problem was some sort of infection so I ran a partial McAfee scan, Malware Bytes scan, SuperAntiSpyware scan, and finally a SpyBot scan all of which found different things but none that solved that problem. Eventually this led to me trying to upgrade my Windows XP to Windows 7 to see if that alleviated the problem, which it hasn't. I would really appreciate any help I can get on this matter. Currently my CPU usage according to System Task Manager is 100% even though nothing significant is running.

Thank you in advance.
 

A:General CPU Slow Down After Using VLC Media Player

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Hi

Every time a start up WMP is takes an age to play any thing, i mean minutes, just sits there doibng nothing. im on 32bit vista, quad core processor and have 500gb hard drive, music taking up about 100.

any ideas?

thanks

A:Very slow windows media player

System restore to a time when it was going regular speed.

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I upgraded to WMP 11 a few months ago. It takes a solid 1/2 minute to fully load. By that I mean the window opens immediately, but the drive futzes around for another 1/2 minute doing who knows what. When it's doing that, if I click on, say, an FM radio station I want to listen to, then click the minimize button, it takes about 1/2 minute for it to start playing and minimize. In the meantime I can't work on what I was doing before I decided I wanted some music.

I unchecked the Player option to "Connect the the Internet" thinking that might have been the reason, but that does nothing. Anybody know why it is so slow compared to 10?
 

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Hello all,

Whenever I tried to change the attributes of the song in my Media Player 10 (e.g. Album name, or artist name), my Media Player suddenly 'stuck' for a long time. After some long time, the player went back to normal again.

I've also tried to change the attribute of multiple songs altogether through advanced tag editor, but then the player always stuck. It shows "changing meta data" menu for a VERY long time. Then after several hours, the player went back to normal, and the attributes were changed successfully. So it seem that the player needs a very long time to change any attributes.

I really need some suggestion here. Thanks in advance.

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My daughters Media Player has suddenly started playing DVDs really slowly, this also has happened on the other media players she has installed!

Is there some setting somewhere she may of inadvertently changed?

Any help would be appreciated!
 

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When I start a song it takes about 10 to 15 sec I get a white screen and the song starts and then after the first song it works fine next time it loads fast. This happens only the first time I open Windows Media player If I shot it down and restart it happens again. Thanks for any help with this problem.
Neil

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Need help with Windows media player. When I attempt to play a wmv or wma file it is slow to start playing and while it is waiting I get a message at the bottom left "media Changing" it takes about 20 sec to start. This also happens if I am playing a playlist and skip to the next song - ANY Ideas ???

A:Media player slow to start playing

Found a fix but I don't understand why?
The fix is to go to control panel - sounds - select the speakers I am using - properities - enhancements - disable all enhancements
this fixed it.
I did not have any enhanceents checked -- so I wonder what I disabled??

Oh well I guess another VISTA SECRET .......

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A:How do you slow down both the pitch AND speed using VLC Media Player

I don't know if its the same on all versions or not but on both ends of the slider relating to the current position there should be a double arrow, left pointing (slower) on the left and right pointing (faster) on the right. Each click on the left makes it go a little slower. I don't know if it can do that with any video or if its limited to compatible codecs.
 

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For some weird reason Windows Media Player is running slow on my computer.
Only recent addition is a wirelss broadband router
Using Windows XP
Run slows no matter which source, e.g. CD, stored files etc
Can anyone suggest remedy..

Cruiser
 

A:Windows Media Player running slow

Probelem solved...
Disappeared after re-boot..... crazy...

Cruiser
 

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Hi everyone, i have down-graded from Windows Vista Home Basic back to Windows XP Pro and now my media player is very very slow in opening any type of video file, and it refuses to open any .wmv file at all.Before when i launched any file with media player it would open up straight away too and know it seems to have a minute or two thinking about opening then you see a pop up box downloading the file u have clicked on briefly then the player opens and plays.Am i missing codecs or do i have a virus or malware?
Hope you can help thanks!!

Downloaded k lite codec pack ,thats solved the wmv and dvd files it wouldnt play but it still takes ages to open any web based media files

A:Very Slow Windows Media Player 11 With Problems

When you installed XP did you then install all the hardware drivers; in particular, the video driver?

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Hi, I would like to find out why my media player and interactual player is going in slow motion and freezing up, this is the only time Im having trouble with slow motion and freezing up its when Im watching something on line or off line....Thanks
 

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This problem just started 1 day ago.
I noticed my computer was going really slow. All that was running was my songs, via windows media player 11 (from hereafter, abbreviated as 'wmp11'). I saw that switching siongs, pausing them was taking a lot of time, so i restarted my pc, started wmp11 again, started playing songs. and i also opened task manager to see how much space wmp11 took.
After about 5-10 minutes of playing,windows media player 11 gets really slow and songs will start to skip... cpu usage jumps to 95%+. This never used to happen ever before! I have a Core 2 Due, 2.4 GHz with 2gb of RAM, nvidia 8500 GT.

I've scanned for spyware and viruses, and have found nothing.
Please give me a true solution, and not suggestions to use other programs. None are better than wmp11 at managing files in library, etc.

Anyone experienced a similar problem and found a solution, or anyone know what might be causing this? Thanks for any help!
Please reply as soon as possible.
 

A:Windows Media Player 11 suddenly slow

By the way, I have Windows XP. And there hasnt been any problem in their relationship until yesterday. I used to play songs on wmp11 for hours at a stretch without any problems. Has there been a build up in some sort of wmp11 cache or something like that?
 

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Hello all,

Havent been around here for a while but Im having a recurring problem with Windows Media Player for XP version 9. When I play a .wmv file the video plays as smooth as anything without any jerks in sound or playback...however, when playing a .mpg file it comes on straight away and soon starts jerking after about 2seconds playback. I have tried playing around with the connection settings and buffering but nothing seems to work.

I am running it on an AMD Athlon 2GHz comp with 512MB DDR and Nvidia Geforce 4 MMX graphics. I have a 512kbps cable connection to the internet via Blueyonder Broadband.

I have done the usual routine of updating drivers etc...and also ran spybot checks, hijackthis, adaware and CWshredder. Dont know what else!

Hope someone can shead the proverbial light..
Danny.
 

A:Windows Media Player slow play...

I am by no means an expert on internet video but I've put a couple of them on my website and found that .wmv's are much smaller and faster than .mpg/.mpegs. I don't think it's your system that is at fault I think it has to do with how fast you can receive the data off the internet. If you download the mpegs you will probably find that they play just as well as the .wmv's. It's just that the wmv's stream better directly from the internet.

Hope this helps.
 

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I'm having a weird problem with Windows Media Player. Out of nowhere (I didn't make any major changes to my computer recently), it went from running fine a few days ago, to now consuming 100% CPU and running really slow. I've run a virus and adware scan and nothing came up. I've tried reinstalling Windows Media Player to no avail. I don't know what could be the problem. Can somebody help me?
 

A:Windows Media Player slow all of a sudden

Can't anybody help me? I can't figure this problem out at all!
 

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Hello all.

I run a Windows 7 Ultimate on a Dell Studio 1555 (4GB, 2.53GHz Dual Core, 500GB HDD)

Recently, I have noticed that my media player library take slonger than usual to load its song list. I would have to wait for about 10-20 seconds for the files to fully load.

Could anyone give me some insight as to what is happening?

A:Windows Media Player 11 Slow Loading

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wmp runs very slow
maybe a clean hijack this log will help


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:53:15 PM, on 11/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\gearsec.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\Personal Firewall\kpf4ss.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\Personal Firewall\kpf4gui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsgSys.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\Personal Firewall\kpf4gui.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger Khalid Edition 4.2\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SSScsiSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\InterMute\PopSubtract\PopSub.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
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I am attempting to play mvi files with Media player 11 and in the play speed settings there is no slider to adjust playback speeds nor do the slow/normal/fast buttons work. I can advance frabe by frame but that is all. Need help. Thanks
 

A:Solved: Windows Media Player slow motion

Some media is not indexed in such a way that WMP can play it at different speeds. It is just the way the movie has been coded up, nothing you can do about it. You can convert the movie (recode it) into WMV format by using Any Video Converter or perhaps Windows Movie Maker and WMP will be able to adjust play speeds on properly created WMV's without any problems.
 

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My Windows Media Player used to play videos flawlessly, but then just recently it has stopped playing those same videos slowly or not at all. And before you ask, yes I have it at normal speed in playback options. This is very annoying because I need to watch back my videos as I upload some to YouTube or other things.

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Hi,I'm using free VLC Media Playerhttp://www.videolan.org/ to play back my digicam video files but can't figger out how to make the vid playback speed remain fixed.I open a vid clip (such as some football action) then select a slow-motion speed to analyse the action, select 'Continuous loop' then hit 'Go'.It plays through fine on slow-mo the first time, but when it loops back to the start for the 2nd (and subsequent) playthroughs, the speed always reverts to 'Normal'.So how can I make it stay on slow-mo for all the playthroughs?Thanks

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sorry if this is in the wrong forum..you cant post new threads in "everything software"?

So basically I've given up on wmp 10 and was going to just re-install it. (btw, is there a file I should save to keep track information? like playcounts and stuff?) It takes like 20 minutes to actually start, and if I look at a playlist or something, it takes like 10 mintues to view the playlist..with only 4 songs in it.

Anyways, when I try to re-install, i get the error, "It was not possible to complete setup. Windows Media Player 10 was not installed. To update windows, run Windows Media Player 10 Setup again."

Well, I seem to have found my solution on the microsoft website: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win.../0073.mspx#EDC
sorry for being stupid...But I can't for the life of me figure out how to do it.
I went into C:\Documents and Settings\All Users and right clicked on shared documents (it says my documents on the site..does that matter? I only have one account..why are they "shared"?) and click properties..but I see no security tab, just general and sharing. And I see no "Group or user names box" in either tab.

any help? Am I following it wrong?

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My Windows Media Player used to play videos flawlessly, but then just recently it has stopped playing those same videos slowly or not at all. And before you ask, yes I have it at normal speed in playback options. This is very annoying because I need to watch back my videos as I upload some to YouTube or other things.

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I am helping a friend, and this one is a mess. The laptop runs in slow motion (worse than I have ever seen & I have an IT degree and have helped lots of people over the years!). Media player won;t play, ShockWave won't work, YouTube won't work, Spybot can't download necessary files for install, AVG won't update, etc. Also, this person let someone tunnel in, but I have serous suspicions about said person, so if you can tell if there is anything malicious in that regards, it would be helpful. Finally, I had alter the auto start programs just to get HiJackThis to run. Here is the first HiJackThis log...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:40:08 PM, on 10/19/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32&#... Read more

A:Pc Slow, Media Player Won't Play, Programs Won't Download...

I know that you're not supposed to reply to your own topic, but it has been 10 days since I posted this, so I assumed that it was accidentally skipped. Thanks for everyone's hard work!

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Hi everyone,

Does anybody know why, on dial up connection, and on Windows Media Player, .avi and .wmv files download quickly and .mpeg files download very slow?

Do I not have mpeg properly enabled for my Windows Media Player?

Thanks,

Larry
 

A:Windows Media Player - mpeg slow to download.

It best u download the movie clip before playing in WMP, and that too when using a dial-up.
 

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Just recently, my media player doesn't play videos correctly. The speed is normal so it shouldn't play slow or lag. Also, my computer is pretty beefy and can play medium to high performance in new games so it should be able to play a video.

A:Windows Media Player plays videos slow or not at all

You really shouldn't double post, it just confuses the issue. See my suggestions in your OTHER , properly posted, post.

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My Windows Media Player used to play videos flawlessly, but then just recently it has stopped playing those same videos slowly or not at all. And before you ask, yes I have it at normal speed in playback options. This is very annoying because I need to watch back my videos as I upload some to YouTube or other things.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.6

My Windows Media Player used to play videos flawlessly, but then just recently it has stopped playing those same videos slowly or not at all. And before you ask, yes I have it at normal speed in playback options. This is very annoying because I need to watch back my videos as I upload some to YouTube or other things.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 68.8

I just recently reinstalled XP and downloaded WMP 10. Everytime I play an mp3 or stream video from the web (mms), the system slows to a crawl. I can barely move the mouse and ctrl + alt + del doesn't work because WMP takes up so many resources. Most of the time I have to resort to resetting my computer. Am i missing a codec or do I need to install a driver or something? This is really annoying. This happens with all software. When i stream w/ Winamp same problem. -regards.
 

A:Windows Media Player is very slow when I stream audio/video from the web

never mind. nvidia drivers blow. problem solved.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 68

So I upgraded from a Lenovo y510p around in August to a Y700 and immediately noticed that it was better at gaming back for everything else it was slow. I thought it must have been an update or maybe games but I have unistalled the games with plenty of space left and its driving me insane because even on slower laptops I will never have it get stuck or loading with simple stuff like youtube or selecting another song in windows media player. Any idea how to fix this? I have always set to High Perfomance mode, disabled tons of services from the boot and msconfig and very few applicactions running from what I know. Thanks

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RELEVANCY SCORE 68

So I upgraded from a Lenovo y510p around in August to a Y700 and immediately noticed that it was better at gaming back for everything else it was slow. I thought it must have been an update or maybe games but I have unistalled the games with plenty of space left and its driving me insane because even on slower laptops I will never have it get stuck or loading with simple stuff like youtube or selecting another song in windows media player. Any idea how to fix this? I have always set to High Perfomance mode, disabled tons of services from the boot and msconfig and very few applicactions running from what I know. Thanks

A:Lenovo Y700 Very slow and stuttering with Youtube and Windows Media Player

Hi takotakumi,  There are 2 posibile reason for the issue. 1st is software and the 2nd is hardware. Lets try to check both. For software try loading the system in safe mode, to check if there was any 3rd party software was causing the issue. If it is software issue, try and isolate the software causing the issue by un-installing the software.  For hardware try running Lenovo Solution Center or Lenovo Companion for hardware diagnostic back in windows normal mode. If you find any hardware issue after the diagnostic test then better to call Lenovo Warranty Support for assistance. You can get in-touch with Lenovo by clicking on the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page under Support. Also try updating the drivers for the video card of the system.Hope to hear from you soon. Cheers,





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RELEVANCY SCORE 67.2

HP 876x - 2.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM. XP Media Center 2003 upgraded to XP Media Center 2004.

Slow to boot, slow to launch applications. Here is a recent hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 3:32:13 PM, on 12/13/2005
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\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\JavaHMO\bin\Wrapper.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\java.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\USB Storage RW\shwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
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A:XP Media Center running slow slow slow

BTW, I run Spybot Search & Destroy and Adaware a couple of times a week. Also virus scan a couple of times a week. Defrag once every week or two as needed.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 67.2

(adding system info):
Dell M90, Vista, all updates current.
Wireless: AT&T Expresscard

Concurrent wil all this, something is resetting my trackpad settings back to default on every reboot. Solved this last summer by removing something from Logitech, but the problem is back now. Weird.

Internet MUCH slower than usual, responses sluggish on- and offline. System fans kick on within 2-3 minutes of startup. I've run all the usuals - McAfee, Ad-Aware, SpyBot, disk cleanup, and chkdsk. Hard boot after all that, then ran HijackThis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:29:36 PM, on 2/27/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
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:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CSR\Vista Profile Pack\BtHidUi.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Services Manager\DocMgr\bin\WavXDocMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\SecureUpgrade.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\shstat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
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A:computer slow to boot, slow response, very slow internet, fans on high - HJT log

Any thoughts, anybody?

catillac said:


(adding system info):
Dell M90, Vista, all updates current.
Wireless: AT&T Expresscard

Concurrent wil all this, something is resetting my trackpad settings back to default on every reboot. Solved this last summer by removing something from Logitech, but the problem is back now. Weird.

Internet MUCH slower than usual, responses sluggish on- and offline. System fans kick on within 2-3 minutes of startup. I've run all the usuals - McAfee, Ad-Aware, SpyBot, disk cleanup, and chkdsk. Hard boot after all that, then ran HijackThis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:29:36 PM, on 2/27/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
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:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CSR\Vista Profile Pack\BtHidUi.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Services Manager\DocMgr\bin\WavXDocMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\SecureUpgrade.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\shstat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
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RELEVANCY SCORE 67.2

My computer is unusually slow and it takes up to 10-15 minutes just for my computer to completely start up.

Here is the HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:34:18 AM, on 12/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Firewall\msfwsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winss.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwiconem.exe
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RELEVANCY SCORE 66.4

For some odd reason, in the past 4 weeks, my streaming video has become VERY slow, and I do not know why. I have a high-speed cable connection, the same I have had for the past 6 months. It is slow, sound-with-stil-images and/or constantly rebuffering, and this is true with WIndows Media, Winamp, Realplayer and even Flash videos (on YouTube for example). I cannot take it anymore. I tried this Hijackthis thing, and this is my log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:58:08 PM, on 7/22/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Acer\eManager\anbmServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\acer\epm\epm-dm.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\QtZgAcer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Remote Update\cachemgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\sophos\remote update\imonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\acer\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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A:Slow internet, slow video streaming, slow computer... aaaaah!

Please, somebody.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 66

Hello

I just installed Vista, replacing xp media center 2005. and all is fine cept when I go to play my videos on Vista Media Center it takes forever for it to find them, 2-4 mins at a time. Xp never had that kind of problem finding those files. Please help.
Petepuma17
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 66

Alright, so today i replaced my dad's powersupply and got an "Error Loading OS" Message for his system when it previously had XP on it. So i said forget messing with it ill just put vista on it and call it a day.

After putting the vista disk in it seemed to go pretty slow compaired to how it was on mine. But in the end it took about 1hr to 1hr and 1/2 to install completely. After installing it took forever to do the first boot up and after it booted i could not move the mouse more than one direction every 2 minutes or so. The system would apparently freeze or become completely bogged down for no reason.

So, this is a fresh install of Vista on a fairly good machine. Any reason why it is running as though it has the worst specs in the world?

PS: It runs fine in Safe Mode.....

The System configuration is as follows:

OS: Vista Ultimate 64bit
MoBo: Asus P5NSLI
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Graphics Cards: Nvidia 8600GT x2 SLI
Hard Drives: 3 various, one 80, one 200g, one 300g
RAM: 4gigs of corsair or something of the form.. namebrand to say the least

I Cant think of what else might help... it is doing this for NO REASON what so ever that i can find.
 

A:Vista, installed slow, loads slow, runs slow

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