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windows xp running very slow

Q: windows xp running very slow

help me!!!!! what do i do i cleaned my computer and i defragmented it and its still running slow plzzz someone help me what do i do i even took programs out plzzz someone reply to my message

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Preferred Solution: windows xp running very slow

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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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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... Read more

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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A:Windows Vista, slow running, slow start up, physical memory cach is near full

This link has many programs to help clean up a slow computer!!!!

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic366982.html

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Hi all...

This is my first post here, I hope you can help me with my problem. For about a week now my computer is taking about 2/3 minutes to boot up and it's generally running slower than normal.

I've removed anything Spybot & Ad-aware found, cleaned everything with with CCleaner. I've cleaned the registry with Registry Mechanic. I've removed any unwanted files and programmes, making about 25gb free.

The p.c is still running slow, please can you look at my hi-jackthis log.

Thanks

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:58:32, on 06/08/2007
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\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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A:Windows XP - Very slow boot up/pc running slow [moved from Security]

Can anyone help?

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Hi..recently I've been facing odd problem that my XP is not working proper fast..when i start my computer it takes more than usual time to boot on the screen written "Windows XP"...I ignored the prob for some time n finally it got stuck so terribly that I cudnt even restart it or run it in safe mode..it was showing some error in reading disc then..somehow I installed fresh copy of window XP and then it worked properly for sometime...till the time I played nfs most wnated game online by using gameranger..then the game crashed with background wallpaper wasnt there instead a new blue background was there...and it got restarted by itself...now it is agin that slow idk why...also i wasnt disconnecting my USB hard disc while booting of computer (happaned sometime before with older windows)...also for some time i was using utorrent for downloading..so overall...i used these things on fresh window and made computer slow...
1) played nfs mw online by gameranger
2) downloaded from utorrent
3) booted up pc with usb hard disc connected

I checked for startup programmes there isnt any worth useless..
Please help me...i tried system restore but it failed..
this is my 1st question in the community so pardon me for any inappropriate presentation of prob
 

A:slow windows XP(slow booting and programme running)

The u torrent made your computer slow. Check your Task MAnager for extra processes(remember to see processes for all users),check your computer with reliable anti-malware programs and antispyware programs like spybot S&D,Malwarebytes'Anti-Malware,Ad-Aware,and your AV program. Try online scanners like kaspersky and f-secure. If nothing helps,scan your computer with HiJackThis(post log here somewhere,I can't handle HJT logs.And dont AnalyzeThis)and OTListit by OldTimer(like a better version of HJT) Then put the Extras.Txt also in the mix as an attachment if this forum allows txt attachments. I would suggest malware from p2p sharing made it slow. If that fixes it,stay clean. Never visit any pornographic websites or download anything(except AV programs) without an Antivirus program like Avast!,AVG ,F-Secure,Norton etc.
 

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Hi!
I bought this new computer about 6 months ago and up till now no problems. I have Windows XP and now Internet usage is running ver very slow. It seems the green line on bottom takes for ever to go across. I know I only have dial up service (I know my son says i need cable but i don't want to spend any more money on Internet) but it has never run this slow before. What should i do? I am not very computer literate so please explain clearly.
Thanks
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8064 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 620, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 918 GB (860 GB Free); D: 11 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 81FF
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Enabled and Updated

It may be a coincidence but about 4 days ago I had a Windows update waiting when I tried to shutdown the laptop. The updates installed ok but the next day when I tried to start it up it barely responded. I did a system restore and that worked. At first the Edge browser was blazing along, but eventually certain sites really slowed down. Facebook was a waste of time. It would start up but never really got beyond that point. About half of my usual sites slowed down to a crawl. I also have Chrome installed and I have no problems with it. I have hardly any apps on Edge. I have no idea why it slows done on most sites. Thanks
 

A:Windows 10 running slow

According to your log, your HP laptop is running Windows 10 Home 64-bit with a third-party antivirus app - Norton Internet Security.
You probably should get rid of it and stick with Windows 10's built-in antivirus app - Windows Defender Antivirus.
Windows 10 doesn't do well in some computers(especially laptops) that use a third-party antivirus app.
Updates failing to install and performance issues are common symptoms.

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Hi,

Recently, Firefox has been redirecting me to other websites, and today my computer started running much slower. There is a file called "Xfateriduba" that keeps trying to install on my system. Ran a virus scan, but computer still runs slower.

Thanks!

-Jae

A:Windows running slow

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new thread, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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i got this computer from my dad and dont really know what all i need in XP not used to working with it where do i find where to disable start up programs i think this is my problem but im not sure here is my hijack this log just in case ive run spy bot and adaware
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:16:19 PM, on 5/7/2004
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:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\Program Files\compaq\Compaq Advisor\bin\compaq-rba.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msCMTSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\COMPAQ\Easy Access Button Support\StartEAK.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb05.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\CPQEADM.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\Compaq\EAKDRV\EAUSBKBD.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\EASYAC~1\BttnServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\urlmap.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Lori Fisher\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

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Hi, I'm having problems running programs in Windows 7. As the title says, Windows runs really slowly. This problem started about a week and a half ago (though most of this time I was away on spring break). What usually happens is after turning on the computer, I'll start using Firefox, iTunes, etc, and things slow down to the point that the computer might as well be frozen. The program will not respond for a while, but pressing the "x" to close them does nothing until everything unfreezes anyway. I open the task manager (which takes time) and under processes everything looks normal, except that I've noticed that sometimes there is an itunes.exe process running, though I have no iTunes window open. I think this might just happen when my iPod is plugged in and the computer is slow opening iTunes just like it's slow with everything else. I can still click things while the computer is frozen, for example the start menu button, and the animation of the button being pressed happens, but the menu doesn't pop up, just as clicking on a program pinned to the task bar will also show the animation but nothing will happen. Eventually everything unfreezes for a bit. I can end the iTunes process, and any other processes that shouldn't be there which can help keep whatever program I have open be more stable (though not completely normal). But, as soon as I try using two programs, the slow down gets much worse.

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A:Windows Running Slow

I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
ESET OnlineScanClick the button.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Check Click the button.Accept any security warnings from your browser.Under scan settings, check and check Remove found threats Click Advanced settings and select the following:Scan potentially unwanted applicationsScan for potentially unsafe applicationsEnable Anti-Stealth technologyESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.When the scan completes, push Push , and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.Push the button.Push

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I just got a new Dell Inspiron ONE 2320 with Windows 7 and it is unbelievably slow! I has XP on my old computer and never had these issues.

Google Chrome takes forever, IE9 is much worse and just getting into My Documents takes a long time as well. I checked for performance issues in the control panel and it came back saying that my computer is set up to run programs at Startup that may cause delays. The problem is that I don't know which programs can be disabled at startup.

I also checked the memory and it says its at 2.86 GB. That seems high for a new computer, doesn't it? The physical memory also says it has about 2900 mb in use. I just don't understand that.

I'll do my best to describe the computer. The computer is a Dell Inspiron ONE 2320 and the Processor is an Intel Core i3-2100 CPU @3.10GHz 3.10GHz. RAM is 4.00 GB. It's a 64 bit operating system.

Here are the programs I have running on the startup tab on the system configuration:

Webcam Central
stage_primary
Roxio Burn
Realtek HD Audio Manager
PowerReg
notes_startup_widget
NeroLauncher
Kasperky Anti Virus
Java Platform SE Auto Updater 2.0
Intel PROSet/Wireless
Intel Common User Interface (this actualy appears 3 times)
Intel PROSet/Wireless Bluetooth
Google Update
FATrayMon
DELLOSD
COMMONSDK
CHICONY_OSD
Adobe Reader and Manager
Adobe Acrobat
Accuweather

I know what some of this is, but not most of it. Does anyone know which of these can be disabled from the startup? Or which ones ... Read more

A:Windows 7 is running way too slow, please help!

i'd start out by disabling all but (Anti Virus) and see if that helps . you can always go back in and enable the
settings again if need be.


scrooge

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I have a Dell Optiplex 755 that I purchased on December 15, 2013 and received on December 24, 2013, yeah I know just before Christmas time, funny. I asked for priority mail. So, I got it installed by December 27, 2013 and been using it to browse emails, do searches, and apply for jobs. Recently, the dumb thing, started slowing down all of a sudden. It's slowing down too much. What could be the possible reasons why it is slowing down
 

A:Why is Windows XP running so slow?

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Hi,
I'm running Windows 7 on this system:
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00Ghz 3.00 Ghz
Installed Memory (RAM): 2.00GB
32 Bit Operating System

When I boot up and add password, it gets to the desktop OK and within a reasonable time.
But I am unable to use the computer properly for about 10 minutes.
It seems that the hard drive is very busy with the light on continuously.
If I click on any folder, Internet, Mail icon etc the computer hangs and I am unable to do anything.
Eventually anything I have clicked on starts to pop up and I am then able to start using the computer.
Occasionally the computer becomes busy again but not for as long and I get hanging again at that time.
I have run Malaware (up to date definitions etc), AVG virus software, disk cleanup etc etc and still I get this continual problem.

I also find that if I open my E-mail (Outlook 2007) the synchronising folders process renders the computer completely useless until it has finished synchronising.
I have searched the net for solutions on the synchronising folders issue but no answers have been found for that.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Mark.
 

A:Windows 7 running very slow.

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I have a HP 8565C P3 500 MHz 128 MB Ram with Windows 2K on it. I installed the IE 6 Beta and unistalled it and reinstalled IE 5.5 Since then I have had problem with Internet Explorer loading really slow and locking up the system. And when it works, I can't print because I get a javascript error. What can I do to fix these problems? I have tryed to reinstall IE 5.5 but it won't let me. PLEASE help.
 

A:Windows 2K IE5 running slow

Did you try to repair IE, in the control panel, add remove programs.
 

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Hello,
I have a desktop about 3 months old with windows 8 operating system. After a while it runs very slow.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3220 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6015 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 945998 MB, Free - 855030 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0XR1GT
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Windows 8 Running very slow.

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Hi.

Just bought a new computer with OEM windows 7, 64 bit with 3GB RAM.

Loading of applications is very slow and program running appears to be slower than Windows XP.

This is very disappointing! Nothing found on malware sweeps.
Also Windows update wants to update everyday with same updates! How do I stop this stupid behaviour?

Any ideas on how to solve these problems?
 

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I have Windows XP SP1 installed. First here are my specifications.

Ram- 256MB
HDD- 80 GB
Pentium 4 processor
2.4 Ghz

When i start my computer the pc runs fine with abt 20 % CPU usage when i open task manager. I know 20 % is also large but its normal compared to my problem. Slowly as i start surfing the net, listen to music and start DC++ the CPU usage starts to rise and is static at 100 %. The system becomes damn slow. When i open task manager i see that Explorer.exe takes 90 %of CPU. I have done all scans using Ad aware se but still the problem persists. I also did a scan with Norton Antivirus. Then i read somewhere that Antivirus takes more CPU so i uninstalled it. I still face the problem.
The pc is so slow that right click on the desktop takes 20 secs.

By searching this forum i have run the Norton Removal Tool. The system is faster now but still its not normal.





Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 4:20:11 PM, on 2/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS1\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS1\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS1\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS1\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS1\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS1\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS1\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS1\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\tmlisten.exe
C:\WINDOWS1\Explorer.EXE
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Can anyone help with this one.

My laptop has slowed down over the last while, to the point of not even being able to watch a dvd, or run a program. Something seems to be eating up the cpu.

I have run Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, CWShredder and Norton Utilities and Norton AntiVirus.

If I open task manager and monitor performance, 10% or so is in constant use, and when I move the mouse it jumps to 50% or so, and stays there until I stop moving it. I have an Alps Pointing Device icon in my tray, I don't really know what this program does.

Can anybody please help - I miss watching movies...
 

A:windows xp running too slow

Download Adaware Se from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/
In Ad-aware
1) Run the WebUpdate feature.

2) Set up the Configurations as follows:

General Button
Safety:
Check (Green) all three.

Advanced Button
Logfile Detail Level:
All options under this should be checked (Green).

Tweak Button
Check (Green) the following:
Log Files
Include basic Ad-Aware settings in logfile:
Include additional Ad-Aware settings in logfile:
Please do not check (Green): Include Module list in logfile:

Click on "Proceed"

3) Click on "Scan Now"

4) Please deselect "Search for negligible risk entries", as negligible risk entries (MRU's) are not considered to be a threat.
If these are included in your logfile it will be removed as it just takes up space and we will not give advice on them, they are users choice.

5) Run the scanner using the Full Scan (Perform full system scan) mode.
A full scan is the in-depth scan mode that scans your whole computer for Spyware infections. When performing a full scan the following scan settings are used:

- Full Memory Scan is performed
- Registry Scan is performed
- Deep Registry scan is performed
- Cookie-Scan is performed
- Favorites are scanned
- Hosts file is scanned
- Conditional scans are performed
- Archive files are scaned
- All fixed drives are scanned
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Then go here http://www.spyware911.net/xcleaner.htm and run the online spyware scan, remove anyt... Read more

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i am running windows xp and it is running slow they virtual memory is full i cant play games on facebook can you help?

A:Windows XP Running Slow

Hi Paula, I moved your question to its own thread. It makes it less confusing.

Right click on My Computer, select Properties, then the Advanced tab
Click the Settings button under Performance, then the middle Advanced Tab. Under Virtual Memory, click the Change button.

When the Virtual Memory box pops up, put a check next to System Managed size. If that's already selected, then your virtual memory is set to where it's supposed to be. Reboot the PC.

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HP 2000 Notebook
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Service Pack 1
AMD E-350 Processor 1.6GHz
3gigs RAM

A friend of mine recently asked me to take a look at his laptop as it was running very slow. I installed/ran avast!, malwarebytes, superantispyware and Ccleaner which significantly sped up the computer. It still feels like it's running a bit slow to me and at this point I'm out of my league. It's still seems to be slow on startup and when initially opening programs. I'd appreciate it if the community wouldn't mind taking a look to see if there are any changes that would help speed things up.

I saw this thread, http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1117712-windows-7-extremely-slow.html , from a few days ago and followed most of the instructions (without doing any of the actual removal/changes). I've got the Adwcleaner log, msconfig startup item list and services.msc automatic/delayed lists if requested. The only program I didn't install/run was SystemLook.exe because I wasn't sure if it was necessary as it was mentioned to specifically remove NCH Software.

Please let me know how to proceed and thank you for your help.
 

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I just purchased a asus laptop it has windows 8 and takes forever to load anything slow connecting to internet ; web pages anything it just crawls.
 

A:windows 8 running slow

Download and install (beginning with chipset) the latest drivers from Asus's web site.

Get all Windows updates.

Take care of any items in the Action Center.
 

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Hello,
I recently had an issue where when I would boot up my laptop, i would get a black screen with a blinking cursor...that's all I would get. To fix this, I had to download a windows 7 recovery CD, boot to it and open up command prompt and then run the following commands:

bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot

after wards, I finally was able to get into W7...the only issue is, like the title says, the computer is running slower than i've ever experienced. It will not take too long to log on but once logged on, anything takes minutes, i.e.: opening up firefox, opening up internet explorer or chrome...it takes about 30 seconds to open up the start menu...something is terribly wrong here as it was working JUST fine before this issue happened.

It does seem that one of the fans has failed but it is still staying cool. I don't know what caused the black screen/blinking cursor issue but my wife was on it, just browsing the web and suddenly the laptop just shut down and then it went to that screen.

I have already ran a virus scan, disabled unnecessary services and start-up items but the computer is still running terribly slow.

Any help with why my computer is running so terribly slow would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Running SLOW

Hi start with this Is your PC running slow...?

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I'm using a Dell Inspiron 15R 7520 laptop shipped with Windows 8.0 but upgraded to Windows 8.1 during its time of release. 
 
This machine use an Intel core-i5 3210-M, 4 GB RAM, and a 1TB 5400rpm hardisk. 
 
I'm have been using this laptop for nearing 2 years, all is considered good but until recently (in this few months), my laptop is taking slightly a bit longer time to boot up and also shutdown. Little bit much longer time before I can access files/program after start screen is loaded. 
 
I do not know what caused this slight delay during boot up, shutdown, and opening of program and accessing of files. The slow of my laptop is not to a critical level but it is clearly that it's not as fast as before. 
 
Is that anything I could about it? 

A:Windows 8.1 is running slow.

Hi tancheeping It looks like no one assisted you with your issue yet, so allow me to jump in and give you a hand with that issue alright? It's normal that after a certain time, a system becomes less responsive, depending on how it was managed. Useless programs are installed, some aren't updated, temp files and folders are being accumulated, the HDD needs to be defragged, etc. Hence I'll walk you through a standard clean-up procedure, and after we'll see if it improved your system performance, okay? Let's start with the programs.Download MiniToolBox from BleepingComputer.com (linking the website as it have a lot of useful tutorials, programs, etc. to see);Execute it by double-clicking on it;Check the "List Installed Programs" checkbox;Click on the "Go" button;Once the scan is complete, a log will open.Copy/paste (select the Notepad, press Ctrl + A then Ctrl + C to copy, and Ctrl + V to paste) the content of the output log in your next reply and post it;

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Hi everyone:

When I start/restart my PC and run any program, my destop is very slow, I have a pentium IV "ThinkCentre".

Anyone that solves this for me would be greatly.

Thanks.
 

A:Windows XP running very slow

Download Spybot Search & Destroy.

Also hit window key + R and type msconfig

Check your startup tab and disable anything you dont need to startup.

Also you might want to ctrl-alt-del and check your "processes" and see if there is anything hogging up your CPU usage.
 

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I am having trouble with Windows XP. When I type the letters do not appear right away. Even when I do down arrow it takes forever. Can you help me?
 

A:Windows XP Running Slow

Download and install HijackThis using the "self extractor". Run it and select "do a system scan and save the log file". Then copy/paste the contents of the log to a reply

http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe

Performance Questions:

1 > is it very slow to boot up?
2 > do programs open slowly?
3 > does the same behavior occur both offline and on?
4 > does it matter how long the system has been on, and does a restart improve things?

Slow performance issues can often be due to overheating, so if the system is faster after it has been shutdown for a while and then restarted -- that would be especially suspect. To check for possible problems here, shutdown, open the case and blow out any accumulated dust. Then turn it
on and check to see that the fan is working. Sometimes it helps to physically clean the fan. Programs are available that can help monitor temperatures as well.

5 > if you do a ctrl-alt-del, do any processes show excess cpu usage, other than System Idle Process?

6 > If you open the Device Manager (windows+pause/break > Hardware > Device Manager) and select the entry for IDE ATA/Atapi and select the Primary IDE > Advanced Settings, does it say the "current transfer mode" is DMA or PIO?

If it says PIO, first ensure "Use DMA if Available” is selected, then select the driver tab and uninstall the driver and reboot. Then check again.
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Windows XP SP2
Intel Celeron 2.5GHz, 256 MB Ram...

This computer is running very slow... I double click an icon on the desktop and it doesnt instantly open up anymore... takes a few seconds to do so... booting takes a bit longer too... To restart or shutdown, it takes awhile for the screen to showup and takes awhile to shutdown after I tell it to...

Any suggestions??

I ran Ad-aware, Spybot, Spyware Doctor....
 

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I have an HP G61, with Windows 7 Home, AMD Sempron M120 CPU running at 2.10 Ghz, 3GB RAM and its a 64-Bit system. I have looked up this problem before but it said that its due to overheating so i got a cooling pad. But the problem has gotten worse, whenever i run a program the CPU gadget says that its working to its full capacity. in the begging it will work fine but then it will slow down to a point where its processing frame by frame. Its a new computer I got it last July. I wold like to know if its a virus or a possible worm and how can i resolve this problem.

A:Windows 7 running slow

It could be a lot of things. Do you have an AV program installed? If not you can use an online scanner, most AV companies have one. ESET Online Scanner works good for my purposes. Also try downloading Malwarebytes.

Run both of those (not at the same time) let them do their work and see if they find any malware. If they don't find anything then you can feel reasonably safe its not a malware issue.

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Hi All,I am running Windows XP from a Dell Inspiron 8200 Laptop. It is running very slow, from a slow bootup to applications and windows opening slowly. I have checked the disk for errors, ran Ad-Aware, Spybot and AntiVir without much changing. I'm not really sure if the problem lies in spyware/malware or somewhere else. Here is my HJT log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 1:51:33 PM, on 6/30/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Drivers\dadapp.exeC:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exeC:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.... Read more

A:Windows XP Running Really Slow + HLT Log

If you still need help, could you post a fresh log please?

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 9:32:47 PM, on 7/27/2015
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17840)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go8\CLMLSvc_P2G8.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Keyboard\BATINDICATOR.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Keyboard\BATINDICATOR_HIDList.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Keyboard\CNYHKEY.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\YouCam\YCMMirage.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Elizabeth\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.msn.com/HPDSK13/1
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.google.com/
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A:Pc is running slow.. Windows 8

Nothing found with windows defender or Malwarebytes... Also use ccleaner on a regular basis... Found some doubles of files with ccleaner but they don't appear exact to one another. I have a multitude of free space also... I cant figure out what the issue is.
 

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Im writting to see if anyone can help me. Im running windows xp on my xps m140. Everything is loading slow at start up and when Im on internet explorer the pages are not loading. I have to stop the page and then click reload to get the page to come up. I dont know what to do can someone please help me with this issue. Also my wireless connection is running slow and loses connetion with my wireless router. I know this question is for another forum but if anyone could direct me where to go that would be great.

A:windows is running slow

It sounds like you could have a virus or spyware infection. This is a very common cause of computers running slow.
Look over the First Steps at Removing Malware

Once they tell you, you are clean, if the problem still exists let us know and we'll see what we can do.

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Here is my HJT log file, I've already "cleaned" this machine with the latest versions of Adaware, SpyBot and McAfee 8.0. If I can't get this working by Mon. I will HAVE to reimage, oh yeah I'll be out of town for the weekend but will be back early Monday morning so if you don't hear back from me that is why. Thanks for your help. I uninstalled SP2 to try to speed it up-didn't work. Logfile was done in safe mode if that makes a difference, couldn't get HJT to run from a normal boot.When looking at task manager there are no programs running, processor is idling, and there really aren't any obvious processes running that shouldn't be.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:32:37 PM, on 3/4/2005
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
E:\Misc\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://business.dellnet.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://hotmail.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.rr.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://business.dellnet.com/
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A:Windows running slow if at all!! HJT log.

Give us a log in normal mode so we can see what programs are running.

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computer is really bogged down. what to do?

A:windows xp running slow.

Hello jwilbeck and Welcome to TSF. In order for us to help you we will need more info. Explain more clearly what exactly is happening with your computer and please give your computer specs.

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I just purchased a new Compaq PC last week and am running Windows 7 64-bit. It has worked like a charm until this morning. Last night, I set up Windows Media Center to run through my xBox 360. This seemed to work OK and I was listening to music through my surround sound. Then, I got brave and tried out something I had heard about. I went to www.katz.cd and downloaded an episode of House through RapidShare. I've never done this previously and am assuming I did it correctly, though I'm really not sure. The file downloaded and I tried to view it through Media Center on my TV and it was saying that the file was not present, but that Media Center was still locating files. I figured this was probably a long process as I have many music and picture files on my PC. So, I went to bed and when I got up this morning, the xBox 360 had shut down and my PC was still on and not in hibernation (which it normally does). I've tried rebooting, restoring, ran a full system scan using both Norton and Malwarebytes, but none seemed to help. The PC is running slow and I can see that something is using heavy CPU, but can't identify it.

Please let me know if anyone can help.

Thank You,
Daren

A:New Windows 7 64-bit PC running slow

If you can't see what is chewing up resources in Task Manager (I assume you didn't forget to hit the box at the bottom of the Processes tab that says "Show processes from all users") I suggest you perform a System Restore to a point where it was working well and research what may have happened WMC and XBOX etc. before trying it again.

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My computer runs very slow!. Simple tasks such as start up or opening folders take forever. I check for spyware with spybot, I also check for viruses/trojans with my Norton A/V. I use Norton Internet Security. I do a defrag frequently. My drive size is 32.3 GB and I have 20.7GB of free space.

I want the performance of my computer back!, please help. Below is the hijack this log I got.

----------------- Hijackthis Log ------------------

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 11:27:07 PM, on 9/28/2004
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S3apphk.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADUserMon.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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A:Windows XP running Slow

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No this is not a joke, user has ME, running slow. I cleaned up a lot of garbage, but still kind of running slow, and getting a lot of pop ups. belowis the Hijackthis log contents:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:55:10 PM, on 9/8/2006
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SSDPSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCSETMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON INTERNET SECURITY\ISSVC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCPROXY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MOUSEWARE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\DELL\RESOLUTION ASSISTANT\COMMON\BIN\RXMON9X.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\DELL\RESOLUTION ASSISTANT\MOTIVEASSISTANT\BIN\MAD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\BILLP STUDIOS\WINPATROL\WINPATROL.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\VERIZON\SERVICEPOINT\VERIZONSERVICEPOINT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\VIEWPOINT\VIEWPOINT MANAGER\VIEWMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCPD-LC\SYMLCSVC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\APPLICATION DATA\TPUS\DLLHOST.EXE
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A:Windows ME running slow

Hi, mikebach

Please read this post completely. It may make it easier for you if you print, or copy and paste this post to a new text document for reference later.

This will likely be a few steps process in removing the malware that has infected your system. I encourage you to stick with it and follow my directions as closely as possible so as to avoid complicating the problem further.

Download CWShredder here to its own folder.

Update CWShredder

* Open CWShredder and click I AGREE
* Click Check For Update
* Close CWShredder

Download and install CleanUp!

Boot into Safe Mode:

Restart your computer and as soon as it starts booting up again continuously tap F8. A menu should come up where you will be given the option to enter Safe Mode.

Perform the following steps in safe mode:

Run the CWShredder. Click I Agree, then Fix and then Next, let it fix everything it asks about.

Close the Shredder.

Open Cleanup! by double-clicking the icon on your desktop (or from the Start > All Programs menu).
Set the program up as follows:
Click "Options..."
Move the arrow down to "Custom CleanUp!"
Put a check next to the following (Make sure nothing else is checked!):
Empty Recycle Bins
Delete Cookies
Cleanup! All Users
Click OK
Press the CleanUp! button to start the program.

It may ask you to reboot at the end, click Yes.

Restart the computer in Normal Mode.

Run Ad-Aware with the latest update.
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Good Afternoon, I am running Windows 7.  About a week or so ago, I had a pop up that said my flash player needed to be updated.  then it also said I need to update my Chrome application.Since then I have had ads pop up in my internet pages, I have had new windows open up with ads or immediate updates needed, none of which I have done.  I did delete the new programs that were installed and have run several security scans but am not able to get it repaired.  I also went into my registry and deleted the add program from that place.  My computer is extremely slow and whenever I click on something to do a fill in for a form, it will open a new page with some sort of an ad.  Please help
 
Thanks
Michele

A:Running slow and having new windows pop up

Hello there    
 
Welcome to Bleeping Computer, I'm LighthouseParty. Let's run a couple of scans to see what could be causing this.
   Please download MiniToolBox to your desktop
Double click MiniToolBox.
Select the following and then press go.
Post the log in your next reply.
Flush DNS
Reset IE Proxy Settings
Reset FF Proxy Settings
List Installed Programs
List Restore Points
  Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop
Double click mbam-setup-x.x.x.xxxx and follow the on-screen instructions.
On the dashboard, click update now.
After that, click scan now - the scan will now begin.
When the scan's completed, select apply actions - make sure the action is quarantine.
Restart your computer.
How to get the log.
On the dashboard, select the history tab and click application logs.
Select the log which has the time and date of when you did the scan.
Click copy to clipboard and paste it into your reply.
Please download Security Check to your desktop
Double click SecurityCheck and follow the on-screen instructions.
A log should open, called checkup.txt.
Please post the contents of it in your next reply.
Thanks and good luck!

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I have no idea why, but my computer is running extremely slow. It's been getting progressively worse, and now is borderline ridiculous. Here are the symptoms/details:

* Windows Explorer freezes/ stops responding.
* Same thing with Taskbar.
* When I restart, ctfmon stops responding, and I need to force end it.
* svchost hovers between 30,000 and 40,000 K Mem Usage.
* explorer is spiked up between 20,000 and 30,000.
* When winamp is running, it's anwhere between 20,000 and 45,000.
* Firefox normally sucks up a lot of memory as well, in the 30s or 40s.
* Antivir doesn't find any viruses.
* HijackThis results listed at end of post.
These are the general specs of my computer:

* Windows XP Pro
* AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+
* Clocked at 2.20 GHz
* 1 GB Ram
I know a gig of RAM isn't much these days, but my computer shouldn't be that slow, right? I mean, I built the computer less than a year ago. Do I need to just quit whining and get some more RAM? Or is it something bigger? Any help would be great. Thanks!

HijackThis Results:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:33:56 PM, on 8/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

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\svchost.exe
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I have a 17in HP pavilion that does not have a lot of additional software on it, but it running extremely slow.  I am using Windows 10.  I am really frustrated with this performance. It took me over an hour to do a PowerPoint that would normally take me 15 minutes. It takes about 3 minutes to load a website, if not longer, and it just does not respond to any que quickly. Can this be fixed, because I am really upset with this. I have had this happen now 4-5 times with HP, and I am very close to just buying a Mac.  I tried to look up my product name, but the computer won't load in enough time for me to even find it.

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hello my windows 7 laptop apears to be running very slow! and when i say slow i dont mean like slow while gaming i mean like sometimes it will take me 10 minutes to open windows explorer! first ill tell you the specs
Acer aspire 5745pg
i3 350-m 2.26 ghz
4gb ddr3
320gb (less than half full) Although i will note that system reserved has only 35mb left (i know this because when i was trying to do a backup you get errors of system reserved is under 40 mb but i dont know if this effects performance speed)
window 7 64 bit (reinstalled just a 2 weeks ago because it got so slow then stopped booting alltogether)

I have "AVG pc tuneup pro" and when scanned found thousands of errors and later on fixed them ( i know it can make it worse but when its this bad im just trying anything.

I see a lot of people put a list of operations for posts with computers running slow but i dont know what software they use to please feel free to ask me for more info!
 

A:Windows running very slow! Please help

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Hey all I have just done a re-install of windows in the past few weeks and have noticed that windows and programs are running really slow. Opening some programs take 10 times longer than normal to open.Can you please advise me if there is something I can do to solve this error.Hijackthis log below.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:18:40 p.m., on 8/03/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr&... Read more

A:Windows Running Really Slow

Hello PapaSmurfinNZ Welcome to Bleeping Computer! Sorry about the delay. We're all volunteers here, and it's been very busy. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic: Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log <--link And I'll be happy to take a look at it for you. I also need to see a different type of log from Hijackthis: Run Hijackthis.Click on "Open the Misc Tools section".Next click on "Open uninstall manager".Press the button 'save list'. It will open a Notepad file.Place the content of that file here in your next reply.Thanks, for your patience.

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Windows 7 RC Build 7100
No errors or Blue Screens
No new software installed
Ran standard and thorough scan with AVAST
-Avast did throw 3 items into a "virus chest" but since I did a clean install, I don't have access to them anymore

Sorry for the long description. Not sure what information would be pertinent.

I have used Windows 7 for about about two months now with no problems. It was a clean install for a new system I built. A few days ago, I shut it down for the night and restarted it later on the same night because I forgot to do something. I noticed the system was extremely slow. I wanted to put music on my mp3 player and usually it takes 1-2 mintues, it took almost ten minutes. When I tried to access my folders, they would stop responding and I'd have to keep trying. I went ahead and shut it down for the night.

Afterwards, when I booted the computer up, I have to wait 30 mins to 1 hour before the system would run as normal. The last couple of times, it would be extremely slow indefinitely. I thought it might be a hardware issue, but my system worked as normal in safe mode. AVAST found 3 items and contained them, but that didn't solve the problem. It became worse after that. I wasn't able to perform any tasks after subsequent reboots. Safe Mode and Safe Mode with networking still worked fine.

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A:Windows 7 - Slow running

Place your Windows 7 DVD in the DVD drive, be sure that the BIOS firing order is set to look at DVD 1st and then re-install Windows 7.

Windows 7 RC is a test version and the user s/b prepared at any time to re-install.

I would advise re-installing given the mention of a virus.

jcgriff2

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Hello,

I have windows 7 32bit on a older pc it was running well, but now everything is running slow programs and internet they stop responding as well. I have scanned for virus and run superantispyware, still slow. I tried to run combofix, but it will not install right. I have alsoAny help would be great.

A:Windows 7 running slow

Follow the suggestions here, maybe doing some of these things will help http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic87058.htmlBe very glad Combofix would not install right. Combofix is not meant to "fix" general computer problems. ComboFix is a program, created by sUBs, that scans your computer for known malware, and when found, attempts to clean these infections automatically.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixPublisher's DescriptionFrom sUBs: Combofix was designed to scan a computer for known malware, spyware (SurfSideKick, QooLogic, and Look2Me as well as any other combination of the mentioned spyware applications) and remove them. http://download.cnet.com/Combofix/3000-8022_4-75221073.htmlComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for general public or personal use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.

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My computer has been running slow for the last few days.  Actually, since I installed a new NETGEAR N750 (model: WNDR4300) wireless router.  I had a Linksys router previously and it crapped out.  Everything was just fine, but I'm not sure if the router is the problem.  I've tried resetting the NETGEAR, etc. but that didn't do anything to my PC's performance.
 
YouTube videos come through with choppy audio - just everything is slow and my backups are taking forever.  I'm using Windows Backup and I'm backing up to a network external 3Tbyte drive, but my PC is connected directly via an ethernet cable.  My backups (actually everything) were way faster before I installed the new router.  However, I'm not sure if the router is the problem.
 
Here are my system specs:
 
OS:  Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1
Processor:  AMD FX-8120 Eight-Core Processor - 3.10 GHz
Installed memory (RAM):  8.00 GB
System type:  64-bit OS
Pen & Touch:  Pen Input Available (Wacom - works just fine)
 
I am using AVG free.
 
Warren

A:PC with Windows 7 Just Running Too Slow

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.
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I have an AMD 850 processor, asus K7V motherboard. I'm running Nt service pack 6.
I am trying to get my "DV raptor capture card" by Canopus to work- I'm trying to capture and edit using the Priemere software. The problem I'm having is it captures for only 30 seconds than stops and a sign comes up saying drive speed to slow. The DV raptor came with a disk to check drive read and write speed- and when I run that it comes up in the red... slowest speed. I have dual harddrives and on the other I use windows 98. The Dv raptor works fine with 98... when I run the raptor test it is in the green- highest read and write speed. So I figure it has to be something with NT. I'm not sure if there's something in the setup of NT that I need to change or fix to make it run faster... it should have no problem with it's read and write speed- there's plenty of free space and it's an 850 processor. I have 256MB of Ram and it's a 20 gig harddrive. (I don't know what a paging file is???)
thanks...

[Edited by khoas20 on 03-21-2001 at 02:48 PM]
 

A:Windows NT running slow

how much RAM do you have? how big is your paging file?
 

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Dear all,

I've loaded Norton Antivirus on my friends Dell computer and now it runs so slowly the computer is unusable. I've subsequently heard that this can be a problem and that trying to uninstall NAV using the uninstall programme is not very effective.

Has anyone got any advice on what to do!?!

many thanks,

Neil
 

A:Slow running Windows XP

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