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Vista 64 Issues - Pyrotechnic Desktop - Performance Issues

Q: Vista 64 Issues - Pyrotechnic Desktop - Performance Issues

Greetings, I just switched my main computer from XP Pro to (in a different HD) Vista 64.
One of the reasons for the switch was that I had purchased the computer with 8GB of RAM and I wanted to see what kind of performance I could get from it.

These are my specs:
Computer Systemax
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz (2397 MHz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista x64
8GB of RAM (4 when I extracted these specs - I was testing to see performance)
DirectX version: 10.0

Realtek Winfast PX8600 GT HDMI(NVIDIA)
GPU processor: GeForce 8600 GT
ForceWare version: 162.22
Total av. graphics mem.:2014 MB
Dedicated video memory: 256 MB

As far as the performance issue, I am afraid I am not seeing a definite increase in performnce comparable to the XP Pro installation with just 4GB (3.25 to be exact, due to XP utilization of memory)

I am starting to woonder if there is something I can do to increase the system performance otehr than the obvious (Take out Aero, etc.) It's not the the computer is slow in handling programs, but some interface activities, such as opening and closing folders and windows, launching programs, etc. Are as fast or slower than on the XP OS.

Most recent problem:

It's actually hard to explain precisely what is going on, but I'll try my best.

With a frequency of about 4 times a day and with no apparent cause, the screen will go black. Open windows and the desktop below will flash on and off and if I move the mouse arrow over the blackened screen, parts of the interface show up only to disappear again.
The Windows taskbar, including the "Start" button move to the top of the screen, but the Vista "Start" button is also visible in the bottom left corner.

Neither the taskbar on top or the Start button on the bottom are actually functional.

This can go on for a while since it is hard for me to close windows and save my work.
If I hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete, Vista switches to the regular screen without any of the issue present on the regular desktop, but as soon as I click to open the task manager and I go back to the desktop it starts again.
Naturally, I cannot be sure it is the video card, but it seems a possibility.

I did a few Google searches and it seems to have happened to other people as well. But it's hard to tell because just describing this issue is very hard.
Anyone having similar problems?

Preferred Solution: Vista 64 Issues - Pyrotechnic Desktop - Performance Issues

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Vista 64 Issues - Pyrotechnic Desktop - Performance Issues

Performance is an elusive issue in higher end computers such as yours.First tho' - Most likely your graphics drivers are a tad bit corrupted, and the following will help to update them:Download the latest forceware drivers for your OS and video card (according to what I read, these are the most current: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_169.25_whql.html )Uninstall the nVidia stuff from Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program.Uninstall the video card from Device Manager (go to Start and type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter)Reboot and dismiss any "Found New Hardware" dialogs.Double click on the freshly downloaded drivers and follow the prompts.In most computers the big 3 performance issues are:- the hard drive- the RAM- the CPUSo, that's the first place to check. Luckily Vista has a number of tools to help with this. The first is Task Manger (right click on the Task Bar and select "Task Manager". Scroll through the tabs to see what's going on inside of your system.Next, go to Start and type in "compmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then start looking at this stuff (it's listed in the left hand pane):- Event Viewer...Windows Logs...both the Application and System logs- Reliability and Performance...Monitoring Tools...both the Performance and the Reliability monitors- Device Manager- Disk Management- Services and Applications...ServicesWhat are you looking for? Well, that's a bit tougher. What you're looking for is anything out of the ordinary. Scroll through them all and look for stuff that grabs your attention - then we can move on from that.

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Hi guys,

My name is John. I just built my second computer a week ago and decided to go with Vista Ultimate x64 for my OS.

I admit, I was always saying "hell no" at the thought of Vista and for awhile was too chicken, but finally decided to bite the bullet and go for it. It has its moments, sure...but I must also be fair and say it isn't that extremely horrible as I heard. Like with many things, just takes time to learn and get a hang of (at least for an idiot like me).

Anyways, I guess before I get to the problem at hand I will tell you all about what I have in this computer as I'm sure it'll help you to help me:
1x WD Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500 GB SATA HDD1x WD Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1 TB SATA HDD1x Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7240S DVDRW SATA 5.25"1x WD Elements 400GB WDE1U4000N External USB HDDIntel Core i7 920 (stock, not OC'ed)6 GB OCZ Technology DDR3 (6 x 1GB) - 1333MHz DDR3-1333/PC3-10600Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 4870 X2 (2GB) (stock, not OC'ed)Vista Ultimate (x64)
Ok, so my idea was to have the 500GB HDD for just the OS related stuff and then the 1TB for everything else--music, movies, games, programs, pictures, etc. Now please know I'm a computer noob () so just bear with me here. The friend that was suppose to talk me through everything wasn't around so I figured I'd try on my own. I partitioned the 500GB in half roughly more or less--it think it was around 250 for the OS and then the rest I just labeled as Backup for some odd reason. And the 1TB HDD I ... Read more

A:New to Vista and Performance issues

I have a similar set up to you.
I have 2 HD` but they are not partitioned, this is so I do not have to change a partition to make it larger or smaller.
Instead of using partitiones on the second drive I use folders. (it is all down to personal choice).
Try it with the external drive disconnected to see if it speed it up(I would use this as the backup device).
What programs have you got set to startup with the computer.
Go into Start then MSconfig
You can see what starts up with the system this way.

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Hey guys,

I have had a recurring problem since I bought my PC. I have posted other threads about this problem, but have yet to find a solution.

The performance of Vista completely craps out every couple of months on me. I have been wondering if my issue may be the compatibility of my 64bit version of Windows and my hardware. If this is the case, would you guys think that upgrading to Windows 7 could possibly end this tedious and annoying problem?

Any comments would be appreciated.

A:Vista performance issues

can you post you PC specs,,,,
if you really want to test win 7 get it here....
Windows 7 Release Candidate

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Hi, new Vista user and new poster on here too.
I've got a new laptop with the following spec:

ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo Mobile T7250 2Mb Cache Dual Core Processor

Processor Speed 2 x 2.0Ghz

Memory 2GB DDR2 667MHz Memory

Hard Drive 160GB SATA Hard Drive

Drive DVD/RW Multi Burner

Modem 56K Internal Modem

Graphics Intel GMA X3100 Graphics

Sound Azalia High Definition Audio

Speakers 2 x 1.5 Watt

Memory Slots 2x DDR2 SO-DIMM

Memory Capacity 4GB
My problem are with performance or Vista's perception of my PC performance. I'm not sure which.
When I look at the 'Windows Experience Index' it shows nothing at all apart from a greyed out link that says 'Learn how you can improve your computer's performance'.

Now I found a forum post which said to check if a registry entry value was set to 1. I have lost the webpage however the value was deep inside windows somewhere. Anyhow the bit of the registry I was advised to change by the poster just didn't exist. It wasn't there. It was a value within 'control panel' within 'windows' but the control panel bit wasn't there, just 'explorer' if I remember correctly.

Is there part of my copy of Windows missing?

Also when I run a performance diagnostic report it comes up with this warning:

The CPU rating for the system is poor and may be the cause of performance problems. It then says the same for the graphics card, disk rating and memory ra... Read more

A:Solved: Vista performance issues...

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Computer boots up with message "Desktop Windows Manager stopped working and was closed." Ran CCleaner already and nothing. Also when computer goes to sleep and it wakes up it will not connect to the network until you reboot it. Also runs very sluggish while playing Diablo 3 when it clearly should not run slow at all. Really would like help with a clean up in general.

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Hello just to give a back log.

I was having BSOD errors. I fixed it with a rebuildbcd, fix mbr and fix boot run from the cmd prompt with a win 7 recovery cd.

So it fixed the annoying harsh case of BSOD. But I have been having some performance issues.

Programs take about 6 to 10 seconds longer to open then usual most of the time and when they do open my 6 or 7 icons on the desk top and icons on the task bar, reload. My cursor will go into the loading mode, you know the hour glass bit every 90 or so seconds. Lastly my sound is distorted, muffled and will play in slow mo at times.

I went to the virus section and REID checked and there was no trace of malware or viruses that he saw and suggested I come back here. I suspect it all stems from my resources potentially.

Not sure what to do from here. I've tried to track my resources and It might be coming from svch issues, not sure though.

Take your time, I know there is people with more pressing and severe issues. Just want my PC back to it's optimum performance peak and I've come to the experts who have helped me before.

Thanks in advance.

A:Performance issues [moved from Vista/ Windows 7]

Hi -

I saw in your Security thread that you had COMODO and now have Zone Alarm?

Performance issues after BSOD recovery

I suggest Zone Alarm Removal using Z/A Removal Tool - http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/fr...cpes_clean.exe

Your system -
System Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model K50IJ
Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
Pentium Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz
HDD shows -

Description Disk drive
Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
Model WDC WD5000BEVT-80A0RT0
Partitions 2
Size 465.76 GB (500,105,249,280 bytes)

Partition Disk #0, Partition #0
Partition Size 16.60 GB (17,823,133,184 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 1,048,576 bytes

Partition Disk #0, Partition #1
Partition Size 449.16 GB (482,282,631,680 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 17,824,181,760 bytes
You have OEM Windows 7. Is that a HDD Recovery Partition?
Press F9 key during boot-up and see if it brings you into Recovery Environment. You can exit from there.

Your prior BSOD thread naming iastor.sys - http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ws-542284.html

Files show an unknown device -

ROOT\IMAGE\0000 The drivers for this device are not installed.
Check Device Manager for red/ yellow flags -
START | type devmgmt.msc | click "View" tab | enable hidden devices

How does the system perform in SAFEMODE - tap F8 key repeatedly during bootup.

Regards. . .



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Anyone have any performance or other gaming issues after upgrading to vista?

A:Gaming Under Vista? Any Problems/performance Issues?

They have a Windows Vista Performance Guide over at Anadtech, where they discuss the ups and downs on, amongst other things, gaming on Vista.

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I am currently experiencing slow performance on a Windows 7 RC 7100 laptop.

Specs: See My System Specs

I have run RadarSync and all drivers are up to date, however when I check the device manager, the following have exclamation marks;

- Mass Storage Controller
- PCI Simple Communications Controller
- Unknown Device

I am considering installing the Manufacturers Drivers for VISTA via "Troubleshoot Compatibility" mode as opposed to the Windows Supplied drivers.

A:Manufacturer VISTA drivers to fix performance issues.

I traced the problem to the fact that it was also slow in Windows XP. I suspect a hardware problem.

I am now running on a different laptop and it runs fine.

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Ok well it has been a while since I posted requesting help in here. I suppose that could be considered a good thing... Anyway I checked the "Preparation Guide For Use Before Using HijackThis and Other Malware Removal Tools" thread just to double check the proper way to post in here and noticed you guys mention to use a program called "DDS". I have never used this in the past, I have always only used HijackThis but I will, for the sake of covering all my bases, included both the DDS files and the HijackThis report.Ok on to the problem at hand. I will list the problems as I remember them in the order of when they happened (hopefully, knowing my memory...) starting with the more recent problems. (1.) What has happened recently is I have noticed that my processor has been maxing out at 100% doing things that would normally not require more than maybe 20% of the processor. (2.) I have recently done some fairly major creation/deletion/moving of files in hopes of lowering the amount of junk on my computer. I have also run a defragmentation on my hard drive but it is hard to tell if it really worked because whereas in Windows XP the disk defragmentation tool gave you the ability to analyze your hard drive and then actually watch the progress as it defragmented the hard drive, Windows Vista only gives you the ability to "Defragment Now" and then all you can do to tell whether or not it is done is to stare at the little 'Vista ... Read more

A:Performance Issues...May be caused by long-standing issues? (HijackThis/DDS log)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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Summary: A couple of weeks ago, I installed a bunch of updates through the MS Update service. Immediately following this, I began experiencing significant performance issues and several crashes. I have tried several things to fix the problem since then but nothing has worked.

Problem: Mainly, my system resources are being over-taxed for no apparent reason. While in anything but sleep mode (and off, of course), my hard drive is constantly spinning. In task manager, my CPU usage usually seems ok, but my physical memory appears to be an issue in that it is usually running in the 40-70% range (I have 4 gb of memory) and is never lower than 25%, even with absolutely no extra programs running.

I?ve also received several ?Host process for Windows services stopped working and was closed? errors. I tracked this to the AUDIODG.EXE app and this app looks like it crashed 6 times in the 4-5 days following my installs. Based on this and some reading I did online, I thought it may be an audio driver issue, especially since an update to my Creative X-Fi was part of this latest round of updates. I went Creative?s Site and downloaded updates to every possible area. That was 4 days ago, and I have not experienced that AUDIODG.EXE error out since then. But, this has not resolved the performance issues and constant hard drive usage I mentioned above. My reliability index is now up to a 4.35 from the low of 2.66 on the day I updated all my audio drivers from Creative.

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A:Severe performance issues with Vista after installing updates

Any ideas of what to try next here? This one really has me perplexed. I would sincerely like to avoid a full Vista reinstall, so any tips would be greatly appreciated

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I am experience major performance issues on my son's Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium, SP1. The computer, in general, is very sluggish when attempting to launch applications and has significant slow downs when attempting to navigate web sites via Internet Explorer. The web browser even has problems when attempting to do simple items such as pulling the vertical scroll bar from top to bottom. Are there tools or logs that someone could assist me with to decipher the issues?

Here is what has been done thus far:

1. Malware scans with mbam
2. Virus scans using Avira
3. Windows updates applied
4. IE updated to IE 8

A:Windows Vista Home Premium Performance Issues

3. Windows updates appliedand:Vista Home Premium, SP1Where is SP2?Did you try another browser to see, if it has same issues?

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I originally posted this to the Vista Operating System section and was told it probably needed to be listed here to check for malware. The link to the original thread is here for you:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/331776/windows-vista-home-premium-performance-issues/Per that thread, I have run DDS and included the logs below:DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Grant at 6:01:53.99 on Thu 07/15/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18928Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1014.121 [GMT -5:00]SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroupC:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\agrsmsvc... Read more

A:Windows Vista Home Premium Performance Issues

I have copied and pasted the thread I posted to the wrong topic for you reference below:Post 1I am experience major performance issues on my son's Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium, SP1. The computer, in general, is very sluggish when attempting to launch applications and has significant slow downs when attempting to navigate web sites via Internet Explorer. The web browser even has problems when attempting to do simple items such as pulling the vertical scroll bar from top to bottom. Are there tools or logs that someone could assist me with to decipher the issues?Here is what has been done thus far:1. Malware scans with mbam2. Virus scans using Avira3. Windows updates applied4. IE updated to IE 8 Post 2Thank you for the quick reply. I am installing SP2 at this time. I have also tried Chrome with similar performance issues. It seems to be an over OS issue as all applications are sluggish. I have also noticed that it appears the HDD is being accessed more I would expect, even when I would consider the system idle. Post 3With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread and post a DDS log HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. G... Read more

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I am not sure if this could be a virus, malware, etc or a hardware issue. The first thing I noticed was WMP 11 hanging for about 4-5 seconds upon opening up a music file. Another thing I noticed is initiating downloads through Firefox makes the browser hang for about 4 seconds. My HDD is constantly making noise as if a program or something is loading or running in the background. I check the processes in the task manager and nothing seems to be out of the ordinary. I have done system scans with my security software and nothing was found other than tracking cookies in Firefox. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Performance issues with Vista Home Premium 64bit

Does WMP 11 hang for every song you play not just starting up WMP11?

What kind of noise is the HDD making, a screeching noise?

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OK so my computer is acting up. Two weeks ago while browsing suddenly i get error messages concerning dns failed something probe. Ever since, when i open a new link it takes almost 20-30 seconds to open the page... 
When i want to view a new video on youtube, it takes alot of time concidering i have 75/75 up/down
Its not the download speed, once i get a connection it works fast, but still not as normal.
Also now ive started getting sound stuttering/lag in the video. 
Today even the mouse curser lags behind the movement of my mouse and then quickly squirms around the screen catching up all the movement i did.
Does this have something to do with my SSD starting to fail?
Is there some virus hijacking my resources?
Are my drivers bad?

A:Stuttering, performance issues, internett connection issues

Hello and Welcome ..

Does this have something to do with my SSD starting to fail?
Is there some virus hijacking my resources?
Are my drivers bad?

We can try to briefly check these with the following methods, or use stronger programs if required..

Please download Rkill (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com) to your desktop.
There are 2 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.
You only need to get one of these to run, not all of them. This gives a preliminary reading, and clears your Antivirus/Antimalware programs.
You may get warnings from your antivirus about this tool, ignore them or shutdown your antivirus.
rKill.exe: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/10/
iExplore.exe (renamed rKill.exe): http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/11/
Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
If using Windows Vista, 7 or 8 right-click on it and choose Run As Administrator.
A black DOS box will briefly flash for a minute or so, and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
Do not reboot until you run the next few tools.
If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.
If normal mode still doesn't work, run the tool from safe mode.
When the scan is done Notepad will open with Rkill log.
Post it in your next reply.
NOTE. rKill.txt log will also be present on your desktop.
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hey everyone, this is my 2nd thread on this forum. i just toasted a Toshiba laptop's motherboard. with help the troubleshooting led me to a new desktop lastnight

got a 22" monitor on an HP A6547 Tower
4GB ram
AMD Athelon x2 500 duo core processor
64 Bit (((which i know is better than 32 but dont understand why, please help)))

very very nice in my opinion. but i HATE Vista and want to downgrade/UPgrade to XP. i have been reading a bit and seeing that XP only sees up to 3gb of ram. but since i have 4, this will be an issue for me, knowing it isnt all being used up. is there a work around i am not seeing to allow 4gb of ram to be used in XP?

thanks to all!

A:new desktop with Vista but issues with 4gb of ram if i downgrade to XP?

first of all, you will need to purchase a full retail version of xp. You cannot use oem or a copy that came with another computer.

If you get xp 64 then you will see the 4 gigs. There is no true work around for using 4 gigs on a 32 bit.

You need to check with the computer manufacturer to see if they have xp drivers available for your system. If they dont, then my advise would be not to go back to xp.

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I am having a nightmare of a time with networking our computers. We have two lappies, one with Vista Basic (hubby's) and one with Vista Premium (mine) and two desktops, both running Win XP SP3 We have a Linksys wireless router, connected to our cable modem. All of the computers go through the wireless for their connections.

All of the machines have had their firewalls and antivirus turned off during all of our attempts, and even totally uninstalled on one of the desktops. That desktop has had the MCPR removal tool run and is totally clean of antivirus software as I type.

The Vista Basic machine sees the desktops on the Network Map, but cannot access either of them. My machine does the same.

We have installed the LLTD hotfix and this has not cured the problem.

I was up until after 3am last night attempting all of the suggested fixes I have found for this issue so far...but nothing has worked.

Does anyone know any workaround for this issue? If more info is needed please let me know.

We are definitely tech/geek/nerds and are about to dump our money into either an XP downgrade for both lappies, or an upgrade to Vista for both desktops, neither solution is one we can afford right now.
Many Thanks, Shadowe

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Hi all,
Going to try and make this brief, "try" being the operative word here..

I have a Gateway PC running Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
4 gigs of ram but obviously not all useable (yet)
Dual core processor
Nvidia 9800GT graphics Card
Corsair 650 watt PSU
HT Omega Striker 7.1 Souncard..

Kaspersky Internet Security 2012
Nvidia 280.65 driver (latest)

Basically have done a lot of upgrades on this PC with the exception of the motherboard and CPU.

Two days ago I noticed when I log into my PC, it will boot up, however shortly after, programs will begin to stop responding. Sometimes the PC will boot into a black screen, other times I get to the desktop and the taskbar clocks and just does not work, then other times as stated, will boot up, work for about 15 to 30 minutes until explorer stops responding and ultimately, everything else I try to use.

Here are some behaviors I noticed:Is probably not hardware related as safe mode does work as should no matter how long I use it
Could not install programs - when trying, would freeze or fail (in reg desktop)
One weird thing I noticed is that the hard drive activity LED will start doing a repetitive pattern when the system begins to freeze... it will light up for 3 to 4 seconds to show activity, then blink on and off, then light again for the same time, then blink.. same exact pattern over and over again.. all the while you can hear the drive making the same noise, almost as thought its "skipping" (again, safe m... Read more

A:Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit issues with desktop freezing/ other issues

Try working through these troubleshooting steps to utilize the logs and System Resources to find clues, clear all hardware.

There are other tools listed which may help working up to a Repair Install as a last resort before Reinstalling Windows 7 to get a perfect clean baseline reinstall which should solve anything not hardware related.

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I couldn't see a forum based purely on printing, so please redirect me if this is not the place to be. I've been searching for an answer to this for a while, but haven't been getting very far ...

Scenario: Vista 32bit Home Premium SP1 PC, with a Konica Minolta 2500w Magicolor printer via USB. All printing works fine from the desktop.

XP Laptop with SP3, all sitting together happily in a wireless network (workgroup called workgroup). File and printer sharing is turned on, and I can exchange files between laptop and desktop with no issues.

I can see and install the printer on the laptop, and I can print a test page (I had to turn bidirectional off to achieve this, or at least achieve this without restarting the print spooler every time). When I try to print from an application such as Word, I get an error to say that there was an error printing to the printer, check printer is installed properly, etc. If I try to print from notepad I get an error the handle is invalid. If I try to print from Wordpad, no errors, but no print job is created either.

I can continue to print test pages from the laptop even after receiving this error.

Within the Network and Sharing Centre, I can see the printer listed underneath my Vista desktop machine.

If I connect the printer directly to the laptop via the USB cable, the laptop can print from any application I choose.

Anybody come across anything similar, or have any suggestions?

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I've been having strange internet issues on my Windows Vista desktop computer. I have tried to talk to my ISP about it but they haven't given me any help that has resolved the issue.

On the Wireless Network Connection Status window next to "Speed" it fluctuates constantly and the signal also fluctuates constantly when it did not use to do this before and I am getting bad download speeds at times as well which also did not use to occur.

The signal will jump from "Fair" to "Very Good" a lot and will also say "Good" and "Poor" at times. The "Speed" on the Wireless Network Connection Status window used to say 130Mbps and would only fluctuate from 78 to 104 to 117 to 130 Mbps. But now it won't even do that and it will say 13.0, 65, 58.5, 52, 39, and more.

The download speed is being affected. I have tried unplugging my modem for one minute and plugging it back in. My ISP has sent new codes to my modem several times. There are no viruses or anything like that on my Vista desktop as I have scanned with MalwareBytes and SpyBot.

This seemed to start after I installed WinDirStat because my hard drive space was being taken up by nothing and I was trying to see what was going on. My free space used to be 209GB but now it is only 184GB and I have done nothing to it.

The device for the internet I am using on my Vista desktop is a Dell Wireless WLAN Mini Card 802.11n.

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A:Solved: Having internet download/speed issues on Vista desktop (please help)

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L305, running Vista SP1, that locks up and freezes at random time intervals from the time the computer connects to the internet.

I have run multiple virus scans using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, in both Normal and Safe modes that have determined that the system is indeed clean of malware.

I believe the Network Adapters are the cause for the system freezing based on information found after running ipconfig /all. There are multiple Adapters that, based on internet searches, have something to do with the iP6 protocol.

Also, it is worth noting that there is an issue with the Device Manager. The Device Manager will not allow me to view Properties on any of the installed devices.
Subsequently, I can't uninstall the network devices for Windows to re-install to 'reset' the network settings.

* sigh*

Any help anyone would have would be greatly appreciated.

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Toshiba Satellite A205 laptop running Vista Home PremiumVista seemed to be loading okay, but a lot of applications would not start. Some would, but trying to open device manager, malware bytes, and some other programs or tools would not work. I'd double click and the system would just sit there as if I did nothing. Loading into Safe Mode with Networking works fine and that's where I'm having to run programs and such.I ran Spybot and Malware Bytes and got a few things that I cleaned. After cleaning those, now regular booting loads Vista fine, I login, but then just get a black screen with nothing.I have no previous backups or images to load from. Startup repair is finding no problems. This is my sister's computer and I'm waiting on her to mail me her recovery disks. In the meantime I thought I'd post a HiJack This log to see if any problems stand out.Thank you!JasonLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:16:22 AM, on 9/18/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Users\jenny\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exeC:\Users\jenny\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft ... Read more

A:HiJack This log: Vista having exe issues and loading issues

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The ap... Read more

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I have two computers, both recently installed with windows 7.

One is 32 bit, the other is 64 bit.

I have come accross a few problems.

Firstly when i rename desktop icons they disappear. This is a gamble, dosnt happen all the time. Over time they will reapear.

Also when using adobe dreamweaver.... using an external style sheet.. every time i change a style on the external style sheet it takes several minutes for it to change or update. This happens on both computers.

All help is appriciated and needed very much!


A:Adobe CS4 Issues/Desktop Issues

Can you go through the preparation section in the troubleshooting guide in my signature and upload your system specs. Next question, did you upgrade to 7 or clean install/format?

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Okay, About three months ago, I got hacked HARD...permissions were changed, administrator rights were removed from my administrator accounts, etc. i was flabbergasted. THe iactually didn't bother me though until I ran a MBAM scan and found 133 viruses and spyware instances on my drive (NOT including tracking cookies!). I cleaned and recleaned, using MBAM, SuperantiSpyware, Avira, running each one in safe mode first, then loading into my normal account and running them, and finally erasing my user account and creating a new one. But even after the new user account was created with Administrator privileges, I still routinely received virus and Malware threat warnign flags from MBAM and Avira. Eventually, Avira and MBAM were disabled and Avira was "deleted" (Windows will not uninstall because the setup.exe file has been 'Changed" and won't reinstall it because I don't have "Administrator privileges" on my Administrator accounts!) even though at startup I receive an error message saying that Avira has been corrupted. The most telling issue is that antivirus and spyware/Malware scans come up clean on Safe mode scans, but using my normal account, the machine reboots. Using Superantispyware I notice that it's always during the memory test that this occurs (and in Safe Mode, it passes through this section with no issue). None of my antivirus programs will download updates, even ones I start manually, and although I have no problem acc... Read more

A:Machine reboots during Spyware scan...won't load updates. Issues issues issues!


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I have installed IE 11 and its cosuming too much memory. It literally hangs and also make other apps slow. I have tried reinstalling , disabling addons, resetting, using software rendering,  but doesnt seems to be improving the performance. I tried
using IE10 from debugging mode, its fast and fine. So the issue is definitely with IE11. Please assist.


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hi, i'm a noob at this site and i wasn't quite sure where to post this, so sorry if i'm in the wrong place.
So anyway i have a
GA-P35-DS3 mobo
q6600 @ 2.6ghz OC,
2gb kingston 800mhz,
gigabyte GV-RX387512H-B (hd 3870),
500gb western digital sata 2
and a 500 watt psu.
My friend has extactly the same cuz we got them at the same time but for some reason he can run games fine at hi res but mine just can't hack it. For example cod4 maxed at 1600x1200 he runs at 40-60 fps but i run it at about 8-28 fps, he runs crysis at 30-40 fps high @ 16x1200 but i have to play it on lowest at that res to get playable frames. I was hoping someone would have an idea about what the problem is because i really would like to avoid sending it back because i've OCed it so i'm pretty sure theywont take it without money.

Any help would be appriciated, cheers

A:Performance issues, please help

I'm running vista home premium he's running a cracked version of ultimate

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hey everyone,

ive recently noticed that while using certain applications my cpu seesm to slow down, especially with those assoicated with audio recording. For example i use samplitude 7.0 pro as my audio recording/manipulation software. Ive been using it for several years without any type of problem , however lately ive noticed that during playbakc, the audio is choppy, often skipping and breaking up. Ive also noticed that adobe priemer 6 is very slow running, and takes forever to render video. Im thinking it has something to do with memory buffering, im not sure what the cause is or how to fix it. i have 1.5 gig of memory, one on board 512, and two more 512 additions. any ideas ? here is hijack log , to give everyone idea of what running process i have, however, even after shutting most of them down i still run into the same problems.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:35:32 AM, on 7/23/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\Tmntsrv.exe
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System Information: (from Sandra Lite)
SiSoftware Sandra

User : HP_Administrator
Workgroup : WORKGROUP

Model : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
Speed : 3.20GHz
Performance Rating : PR3999 (estimated)
Cores per Processor : 1 Unit(s)
Threads per Core : 2 Unit(s)
Internal Data Cache : 16kB Synchronous, Write-Thru, 8-way set, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing
L2 On-board Cache : 2MB ECC Synchronous, ATC, 8-way set, 64 byte line size, 2 lines per sector, 2 threads sharing

Bus(es) : ISA PCI IMB USB FireWire/1394 i2c/SMBus
MP Support : 1 Processor(s)
System BIOS : American Megatrends Inc. 3.03
System : HP Pavilion 061 EL470AA-ABA a1340n
Mainboard : Hewleet-Packard Զ Asterope Զ
Total Memory : 960MB DDR2-SDRAM

Chipset 1
Model : Hewlett-Packard Company RS400/200 Host Bridge
Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 200MHz (800MHz data rate)
Total Memory : 1GB DDR2-SDRAM
Shared Memory : 1GB

Video System
Monitor/Panel : Plug and Play Monitor
Adapter : ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series

Physical Storage Devices
Hard Disk : ST3250823AS (233GB)
Hard Disk : Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
Hard Disk : Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
Hard Disk : Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
Hard Disk : Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
Hard Disk : Sony Storage Media USB Device
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A:Performance Issues

A new issue, when I load Windows, even when loaded all the way. I can not get on the internet. I am currently using a Slackware based Linux Distro, LiveCD to get to the internet (meaning not a hardware problem). Performance on the live CD appears to be fine, a lot faster then in Windows.

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Greetings to all. OS is Win 7x64 Pro
For the past week computer has become sluggish in response. When opening folders I get infinite loop and the message that it is not responding. When connected to Internet webpages are slow to open and at times unresponsive and again message that such and such is not responding. At times Internet Explorer has stopped working pop-up. This is becoming more frequent.
I've checked in the Event Viewer and there are several IEXPLORER.EXE faulting errors.
I am not running that many programs on startup. I've run malware as well as anti-virus scans and results are negative. I've tried some solutions as proposed by Microsoft Answers including MrFixit.
Hoping someone in forum has a solution. Mini Toolbox report is included.MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 13-07-2013
Ran by Owner (administrator) on 10-09-2014 at 09:44:13
Running from "C:\Users\Owner\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
Error: (09/10/2014 09:14:40 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: IEXPLORE.EXE, version: 11.0.9600.17280, time stamp: 0x53f262eb
Faulting module name: AFHook64.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x53dfecf0
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000000a999
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A:Performance Issues

Please follow the directions provided and Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Hi, I scanned using Avast Free Antivirus just now (did a quick scan) and it showed me that I have performance issues. I clicked "Resolve it", but it showed me a pop-up that asks me to purchase Avast Cleanup in order to fix my performance issues. Are there any other good softwares which are free (this is a must) that are good enough to fix my lappy's performance issues? Thanks for answering.

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Hi -- I have recently started having issues with my laptops performance and have no clue what's going on. I did inherit this one from my older brother who is a developer so I know there is a lot installed on here which I don't need...

I've uninstalled all the applications I'm certain I won't be using, but there seems to be a lot of php or .net environment stuff on here that I'm not sure I should touch as I'm uncertain if it's required for something?

Task manager looks like nothing is taking up too much memory or CPU so I'm really puzzled as to why everything is just so slow to respond.

I'm running windows 10 on a 2 year old Alienware laptop (at least I think it's 2 years old), it's a legit copy, there's no CD but I'm pretty sure it doesn't need one - though... I'd love it if I could avoid spending a whole weekend re-installing everything! Thank you in advance for any help or light you can shed.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.14393.0 BrowserJavaVersion: 11.111.2
Run by James at 23:35:37 on 2017-02-01
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 10.0.14393.0.1252.61.1033.18.16265.13421 [GMT 11:00]
AV: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
AV: Avast Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Avast Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
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My machine is P4 3.6Ghz, 2GB RAM, XPPro SP2, all Win Updates installed, Sophos Antivirus, Also scan weekly and alternately with the following utilities AVG AntiSpyware, S;ybot S&D, Super AntiSpyware, AdAware 2007. Also do weekly updates with SpywareBlaster. I do scheduled defrag every night with Diskeeper. I've struggled with these issues for months. Hope someone can help:
1) Right Clicking on files or folders in Windows Explorer requires about 30 seconds for the context menu to visualize and then 10 seconds more for any chosen action to occur. Sometimes the context menu doesn't visualize at all and the entire Windows Explorer interface does a "whiteout."
2) Highlighting a file or folder and selecting 'Edit' dropdown menu has same symptoms as #1 above.
3) Deleting a file takes 20-30 seconds.
4) Internet Explorer 7 takes painfully long (30 seconds to a minute) to initialize and it takes about 20-30 seconds for new tabs to initialize. By contrast Firefox 3 Beta 2 initializes fast and renders fast. Within Windows Explorer I disable the 'Automatically search for network drives and printers' and in System properties have chosen 'Best performance' option. All other programs on my computer are running without any issues including Windows Media Player 11.
Here's what I've done so far without fixing the problems:
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A:XP Performance Issues


My name is Matt Steckler and I work for Haute Secure. I noticed you were having some performance issues, and saw you had Haute Secure Beta installed.

First, you can try and isolate the problem application by starting Windows XP in a 'clean state' (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353), then open applications one-by-one until explorer starts to drag.

The symptoms you are describing are classic GDI starvation where too many windows open at the same time (or more specifically applications trying to draw windows using GDI+) cause the machine to run low on GDI resources and explorer to start to drag. There were some issues in the early beta with Haute Secure on this but they've been solved in a later beta.

So, can you tell me which version of Haute Secure you are running?

You can find out by clicking the Haute Secure icon in the System Tray, choose the computer icon (local) and write down the version number.

If you would like to see if Haute Secure is the culprate, you can download and install the latest beta. For information on this, please visit http://community.hautesecure.com/forums/t/174.aspx.

Please feel free to post any further questions or comments at http://community.hautesecure.com

Thank you!

Matt Steckler
Haute Secure

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Well, I never thought Id see the day ..

system wont boot up properly, sometimes have to tell it to boot from XP disk which seems to work but Im not sure if its just a matter of it trying to boot several times. Even without the disk, it boots sometimes on its own. Other times ti locks up at the blue MS welcome screen.

When shutting down, I always get the pop up DirectDBNotify which Ive Googled. Ive only found it to be a MS problem not a virus or spyware.

I have up todate trendmicro antivirus and spyware which picks up nothing. Also ran Adaware, Spybot and Spyblaster to no avail.

There is still 25% left vacant on the programs disk so I dont think its that.

the system Im referring to is P4 1.6ghz with 1gb ram

also when changing users on express email, you can walk away, have a coffee, go to the store, read the paper, then come back, THEN the user changes! My Commodore 32 is faster (thank God I kept it )

this happens with the least amount of program running too. Like when you open express and Explorer for instance.

Also, when you go into Cntr Alt Del and check performance, the processor is peaked much of the time at 100%

I vacuumed it out - wasn't too dusty so I dont think heat is an issue either.

Any suggestions would be great


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i've been having problems with my system slowing down. I've MS Defender & AVG running daily, I've run Ad-ware with no problems. Running Spybot 1.5 found over 200 problems but on fixing it removed access to my normal user account and I had to do a RESTORE. Things are now available but the system is again slow.

I note from the task manager that when I have problems "agent.exe" seems to be taking 97% CPU at times.

I also notice from the Hijack list that despite removing Norton from my system. elements of Symantic still remain. Are these a problem & can they be removed?


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Our home desktop has become very sluggish, and sometimes lately it even locks up. There are six people in the house that use the machine, so I am unable to even figure out who may have done what to start the problems. I havent deleted any programs, and believe I have completed all of the required initial steps for posting a help request. Thanks.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by David at 1038 on 2012-02-03
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3582.3033 [GMT -6:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IObit\Game Booster\gbtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Application Updater\ApplicationUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmt
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
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A:Performance issues

Hello and welcome back to TSF Virus & Malware support. My name is Taylor and I'll be helping you with your fix.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

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I recently built a computer with the following specs:

Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz Processor
2GB Ram
Nvidia 8800GTS Video Card (Factory overclocked by BFG)
Intel Motherboard
500GB 7200 RPM HDD

My OS is Windows Vista Home Premium

My issue is that the performance is not what I thought I could expect. Word takes about the same time to load as it did on my Dell E1505 using XP Pro, with a 2 Ghz processor, 1GB Ram... Most games (Call of Duty 2, Prey, etc) will run at max settings smoothly (frame rate ~60-75), with the exception of Halo 2, which tends to have horizontal tears even with lower settings... So for games it is fine. But for some programs - especially iTunes - it isn't that impressive.

Is it the programs? Is iTunes always very slow? For example, it takes it about 7-10 seconds to come up. (Does library size have to do with that?) Also, iTunes always starts with everything black... I have to maximize it and then reduce the window again in order for it to show up right... (UG) (Also can't scroll with the mouse wheel...)
Does Word typically take a while? (As in longer than 3-5 seconds?)

Or am I just expecting too much?

(Virus scans seem to take decades, but I'm guessing that's due to the 500GB HD...[1/2 full])

A:Performance Issues

Hi Rousseau

Vista has a lot of overhead going on by default, and it's suitability as a gaming platform has gotten a pretty cold reception by gaming mags like MaximumPC. Some users have gone the route of keeping XP around via a dual-boot situation, and they game from XP. Performance is usually much better under XP. The DirectX 10 mess didn't help things much with Vista, either.

You can try trimming your optional start programs a little, and turning off your Indexing services (at least during gameplay). If you've several competing desktop indexers (both Vista's native Indexer & Google Desktop, for example) -- make sure they're off while playing.

I think you are very likely correct in your guess that your lengthy virus scans & slow indexing simply reflects the large amount of data involved. If iTunes checks it's library at startup, that would follow too = the larger the library, the slower the iTunes startup.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

P.S. User Account Control seems to add a delay for just about everything --- I'm not in a great hurry most of the time (and I put more emphasis on security than performance), so I leave UAC on. But if you have good protections in place, you could try disabling UAC for a bit, and see if that speeds up a few things - or not.

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Hello there. So when I restore my computer to defaults, which is a dell XPS 8700, 8gb of ram, running windows 7 64 bit,I7 processor, everything is great.
But when I download the updates for windows, and put in the anti virus programs like malwarebytes or avast, download firefox and chrome, and all of the normal stuff for a good user experience; in game performance takes a serious dive. Its definitely what I would call an internet problem, as lag time and stuttering becomes huge. What can do to see whats taking up all of my bandwith, or reducing kbps? I looked at my resource monitor and nothing seems too high, and I went in cmd to look for Trojans but nothing.

Thanks for your time.

Game is Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare on Origin.

A:Performance issues with PvZ on PC

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Can you provide us with the Dell Service Tag number for the machine, then we can look up the exact specs for it?
Is it all exactly as it came out of the factory or have you changed / upgraded any parts?

If the problem isn't there before you download all the Windows updates etc then it is unlikely to be your internet, as that won't change just because you have updated Windows and/or drivers.

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If this belongs in gaming more so than here, I'm sorry!

I'm running an ATI 5770, an Athlon II 2.8Ghz quad core CPU, and 4GB of RAM. MY PSU is a 550W OCZ Fatal1ty, and I'm on Windows 7 64-bit.

Up until about 2 months ago, everything I played ran fine - specifically, League of Legends and Starcraft II. (NOT demanding games in the least, and other things like BFBC:2 ran great as well)

At some point (not sure when or what I would have changed to caused this) I started getting slowdown - sporadic in LoL, constant down to 40 in crowded settings in SC2. Since then, I've taken all the steps normally associated with this sort of thing; nothing helped so I wiped the HD and re-installed Windows (Win 7) I'm on the latest service pack with all updates, have the latest GPU drivers, and furthermore just pressure-cleaned the case with an air compressor. I've been monitoring heat and my system stays at a constant ~24-27 while my CPU goes up to ~45 if I'm trying to push it.

I've ran diagnostics such as SpeedFan, Memtest86+ and CPUID, checked the SMART values of my HD, and manually measured my PSU voltages under load with a multimeter, all to no avail - I can't find a damn thing wrong with my system.

I'm at complete loss now, and simply have no idea what to check for next. In other forums, one person mentioned that just because my PSU voltages were fine didn't mean my PSU wasn't under excessive stress - are there any more tests I... Read more

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To All You Win 2k Gurus Out There Reading This.

For the almost non-technical person that I am.....

Can you put me on to some good products that can analyze the performance of a 25 node Win 2k network and either automatically or tell me how to set it up so that the Win 2k Server and The Win 2k Stations are set to their best optimization and their greatest perfomance level????? I seem to have slow network performance levels. Respectively, I don't want to figure out how a sniffer or network monitor works. I just need a software that will give me the end result..... And maybe I will be able to learn from these softwares.....

I would greatly appreciate the expert advice.......

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Every time I search the internet I get a message through Norton which says

Category: Performance Alert
Date & Time,Risk,Activity,Status,Recommended Action
2012-02-15 19:13:52,Info,High CPU usage by: Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host ,Detected,No Action Required

I have attached the results of Hijackthis, but to be honest am not sure what I am looking for. All help gratefully received!

Many Thanks......

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 17:36:22, on 19/02/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18639)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DellDock.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell DataSafe Online\DataSafeOnline.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\BT Broadband Desktop Help\btbb\BTHelpNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Brownie\BrStsWnd.exe
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A:Performance Issues

You have Windows defender enabled. With Nortons anti virus and Windows defender running can cause your system to run slow also perhaps your high CPU percentage.

Go to Control Panel> Windows Defender turn it off.

We can not diagnosis HJT logs here we are not permitted to.

If you feel you are infected please navigate tot he link in my signature "Virus/Malware/Trojans help" Read all instructions.

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I'm having major issues with lag on my computer and its making gaming an impossible task, my specs are:
running windows xp home edition, Pentium 4, 3.2gh processor single core, 250hdd, 4gig ram, nvidia gforce 6600
the game I play is Heroes of Newerth and I've been told my computer should be able to play it flawlessly, It is an online game and I have t1 1.5 internet speed, here are the file logs, any help will be greatly appreciated, I have suffered with this problem for over a year. its mostly extremely poor frame rates.



DDS (Ver_09-09-29.01)

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Install Date: 9/03/2008 2:04:05 PM
System Uptime: 10/02/2010 12:41:21 PM (5616 hours ago)

Motherboard: Intel Corporation | | D915GAG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz | J2E1 | 3200/200mhz
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz | J2E1 | 3200/200mhz

==== Disk Partitions =========================

A: is Removable
C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 233 GiB total, 153.567 GiB free.
E: is Removable
F: is Removable
G: is Removable
H: is Removable

==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============

Class GUID: {4D36E96B-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Description: Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Device ID: ACPI\PNP0303\4&2D2D400&0
Manufacturer: (Standard keyboards)
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A:Lag and bad performance issues

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Hi -- I have recently started having issues with my laptops performance and have no clue what's going on. I did inherit this one from my older brother who is a developer so I know there is a lot installed on here which I don't need...

I've uninstalled all the applications I'm certain I won't be using, but there seems to be a lot of php or .net environment stuff on here that I'm not sure I should touch as I'm uncertain if it's required for something?

Task manager looks like nothing is taking up too much memory or CPU so I'm really puzzled as to why everything is just so slow to respond.

I'm running windows 10 on a 2 year old Alienware laptop (at least I think it's 2 years old), it's a legit copy, there's no CD but I'm pretty sure it doesn't need one - though... I'd love it if I could avoid spending a whole weekend re-installing everything! Thank you in advance for any help or light you can shed.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.14393.0 BrowserJavaVersion: 11.111.2
Run by James at 23:35:37 on 2017-02-01
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 10.0.14393.0.1252.61.1033.18.16265.13421 [GMT 11:00]
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A:Bad Performance Issues

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I am running Windows XP Home Edition and I am having extremely slow performance at certain times. The performance is usually slowest at startup, when on the internet, and while playing games. Startup procedures may take 10 minutes before the computer is functional, the internet may take 5 minutes to come or never open or the internet will simply run incredibly slowly (this is especially a problem with firefox and when on facebook), and when I am playing games (such as Warcraft III) the computer runs extremely slowly (especially when the internet is running). Sometimes when I minimize a game and try to maximize it will be as long as two minutes to maximize the program.

Let me know what information you need to help.

A:Performance Issues

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I recently bought a new PC and have installed some of my favorite games, however when i play them on anything above low settings i get below 50fps I have only installed BF2 and BF2142 and defragmented and all of the other stuff so i am convinced it is not any issue related to that. My specs are :

Type: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 / 1.86 GHz

Cache memory
Type: L2 Cache
Installed Size: 2 MB

Chipset Type: Intel 945G Express
Data Bus Speed: 1066 MHz

Installed Size: 1 GB / 4 GB (max)
Technology: DDR II SDRAM

Hard Drive: 1 x 250 GB - standard - Serial ATA-300 - 7200 rpm

Graphics controller
Type: PCI Express x16 - plug-in card
Graphics Processor / Vendor: NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE
Video Memory: DDR SDRAM
Installed Size: 256 MB

Operating system / software
OS Provided: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

So guys, do you think that it is my CPU or my GPU thats causing me problems. I would be willing to upgrade my hardware if i was guaranteed a moderate FPS increase however im not ready to splash out hundreds of pounds on that infamous "8800 ultra". A quick response would be greatly appreciated! I have been looking all over the web and people have said that the CPU was more likely to be causing problems on a game like BF2142. I am interested in this CPU:

- IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 Boxed Processor 3.2 GHz 1Mb 800 SL7P

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Hi -

I recently upgraded my RAM from 120MB to 632MB running of a 1.20ghz AMD Duron processor. This has significantly increased the performance but only after i ran chkdsk /f. Until this point my system would hang up a lot and it would take far to long to perform simple tasks in XP. (you could imagine what it was like working with apps).

Does anyone know how reliable the system performance utilities in Windows are? I seem to get very high readings in there for all the counters. If that is the case then i can't think what hardware i might need to upgrade, my system is:-

AMD Duron Processor 1.20 Ghz with 632 MB RAM
35GB Hard Disk.

Can anyone recommend how i can make it go better or am i over reacting?

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Hello my name is Juli , I am from albania and i have bought a Dell Laptop Inspiron n5010, after 7 years of using him I never had any big problems with performance or something else (even why i tried to install another graphic card and everytime i try i got some errors ) . 4 Weeks ago I broke my batery charger and today i bought a new one that is an offical product . After i turned on my pc I saw that windows 8 was lagging too much so i decide to install windows 7 . After i installed it i see that in my Laptop Rating , Processor have the lowest rating (2.7) and this never happened before . Always my lowest rate goes to graphic card (4.5) but this time my processor is the lowest . My question is what can I do for that ?

(sorry for my bad english )

(Btw i opened this thread in windows 7 section because i am new here I didn't know that there is a section for hardwares)

The title should be "processor issues " but excuse me because i am too nervous right now

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Lately, I have noticed performance issues on my Windows XP Media Center edition. I used to be on XP home, then I decided to try out vista, then from Vista I proceeded into X64, and then now to media center. I had never had any problems like the ones I have experienced lately.. Here's my problem:

I have been experiencing very very slow performance on my computer, but the biggest thing I notice is when I go onto internet pages and try and scroll down. I have a DSL connection and always have a very high connection so it has nothing to do with my internet, I also have other people on the router who have none of these problems, and I also had none of these problems before. As I scroll down on a page it lags the screen and then if I keep going fast it will give a system beep. I am wondering if possibly my processor or ram is messed up, or if X64 bit may have messed up my processor by activating the 64 bit part and now moving back? I have looked all over and found no solution to this problem, please help!!

A:Performance Issues: Please help

Make sure you have the newest video drivers to fix your scroll lag problem.

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