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Problem in Windows 7: pc suddenly extremely slow, no obvious reason

Q: Problem in Windows 7: pc suddenly extremely slow, no obvious reason

I have a laptop (I am using another laptop to enter the forum) that suddenly became very slow 2 days ago. Since then, it takes very long to log in or restart/shut off. Initially, I thought the problem was that many important windows updates (about 35 updates) were missing, and windows update said that it was NEVER updated! So, I installed all the updates, but still no improvement. I have also ran CCleaner, Diskeeper to defrag the disk (both in normal mode and also during start-up, to defrag the pagefile), and Malware Bytes (no important problems detected). The CPU usage does not exceed 7% and the memory usage does not exceed 35%. So, I have no idea what might be causing the problem. I also noticed that when I rebooted in safe mode with networking, the PC performance was much better (still it seems to be slow when trying to open Mozilla or Google Chrome).
Another thing is that, the day the PC became slow, Windows Media Player reported a problem when I tried to open some data (photos etc) and it did some updates/needed new settings etc (this may just be a result of the problem, I just report it).
Any suggestions? Thank you

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A: Problem in Windows 7: pc suddenly extremely slow, no obvious reason

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My PC suddenly went very sluggish about 4 or 5 days ago. I've been using Photoshop a lot and thought that maybe I was just trying to do too much with too small a swap file. I deleted loads of stuff, did a scandisk overnight, ran a complete virus check using the latest Trend Micro defintions, ran Spybot Search & Destroy, ran Ad-Aware, ran CWShredder.... none of them brought up a single error. In the past when I've experienced similar problems I've usually found something and removing it has brought full speed back once more! I've even uninstalled Photoshop plus a few other programs and I'm still getting really bad performance issues with everything I run.

The most obvious symptoms are the top part of an active window will go from blue with text to just plain white for a while and isn't clickable whilst I'm trying to do something; for instance in Photoshop it was doing it when I was trying to rotate an image, or before it brought up the save image dialog box etc.

Another more obvious symptom of when it's stuggling is when Winamp and any other audio stutters very badly nearly every time I try to save a file or do anything that would involve using the processor in the slightest. It's never done this before, I've been able to have several applications running simultaneously and the worst it might do is stop playing for a few seconds, I've never had it stutter before like it was having problems "streaming" the audio fr... Read more

A:Pc Suddenly Very Sluggish, No Obvious Reason Why

The sudden slow down does make one want to suspect an infection, I would like to suggest that you try two other programs, Asquared, and CCleaner, they are both freeware. Try running these in safe mode, you generally will have better results scanning in the safe mode since safe mode disables most drivers and running programs.

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I'm back again with another problem I couldnt fix outright. It is a windows 7 machine, a HP Pavilion dv7. At one time, it was one of the fastest smoothest running new computers (not including personally built machines!) I had ever used. It ran perfectly fine, until one day where it just stopped working properly. Everything became slower than it should be- There is typing delay (sometimes), the volume ticker thing delays (sometimes), IE sometimes becomes unusable it's so slow, youtube videos stutter to the point of a slideshow (again sometimes), and things like word and CPU-z take abnormally long to open. The machine seems "preoccupied"

There are no viruses or malware, it is fully updated, ccleaner'ed, defragged, and overall checked over- no obvious problems. I ran P95 for like an hour to just test general stability and it ran fine in that. There are no apparant bad or too many programs running.

I'm at a loss with this problem- any advice? You guys have never failed me before!


A:Windows 7 computer runs very slow-no obvious reason??

Oh it also seems like the computer runs louder and hotter than it used to, but I may have just forgotten, as this is my friends computer that I just do the work on.

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Recently my computer has been booting very slowly for some reason. I'm really not sure why as I have no programs enabled for startup at alll, not even security programs. I have ran Adaware, Spybot, and a Kaspersky virus scan; completely clean. And with no startup programs enabled what could be the problem?

And by slow boot, I mean the system seems to hang on the "welcome" screen for about 30 seconds. Then after the desktop has loaded, it takes about another 20 seconds for the taskbar to fully load.

I also have pretty much nothing installed on my machine, I remove pretty much everything to try and get the performance to increase, it didn't work. I have a 2x 80GB hard drives with about 60GB free ob both of them.

I am thinking maybe a driver problem? If so, how would I go about checking this? Device manager shows no yellow exclamation marks, so I can't see any obvious problems.

Here are my system specs:

AMD Athlon 64 x2 3600+
WinFast PX6600 TD 256mb video card
2x 512mb Corsair RAM.

Any advice/reasons why my sistem in't running as well as it should be would be greatly appreciated.


PS - I did search the forum, and none of the threads could fix my problem.

A:Slow boot, but for no obvious reason.

Did you do a BIOS update for your motherboard if not try that, just an option since you said that you have tried all opitons.


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Thinkpad T60 laptop, Windows XP SP3. Machine has recently started hanging during login: I log in and the Windows toolbar never exits hourglass mode. This behavior is at least somewhat intermittent -- sometimes I'll start the machine and it will appear to come up normally.

Gmer does not report any rootkit activity. DDS logs are attached. I would appreciate any advice as to where to go from here.

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by ark at 0:28:56.85 on Sun 07/04/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3070.2243 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Norton Security Suite *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton Security Suite *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k eapsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k dot3svc
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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A:[SOLVED] Frequent hangs for no obvious reason on XP -- don't see obvious malware eith

Hello arkoenig,

No, I'm not seeing any signs of malware in the logs. Take a look at the Event Viewer messages in the Attach.txt and it may provide clues as to where to begin with this.

It's best you post a new thread in Windows XP Support section. If I move this thread over there, you'll likely get bounced back here because of the logs in the thread.

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Hello, I have an Acer Aspire 3000 laptop running Windows XP that runs painfully slow - not all the time, but at least 75% of the time. 5 minute waits for a window to open is not uncommon. I have run a full virus scan (Kaspersky 2010) - 13 hours later and nothing found. I have defragmented the C: drive (Piriform Defraggler) - 10 hours later there's no improvement. I have run Autoruns and found nothing suspicious. It just seems like it's always doing something else, something I can't see.

The hard drive is divided into 2 partitions, each a little over 17 GB. C: is 80% full (about 3 GB free) and D: is mostly empty. I have moved files over to D: and deleted unnecessary files wherever possible, to no effect.

I have run out of ideas here, and I would greatly appreciate any help or ideas. Thanks in advance

A:Painfully slow laptop - no obvious reason

Slowness and performance issues as you describe are not uncommon, especially with older computers. Since we're not finding any malware, please refer to Slow Computer/Browser? Check here first; it may not be malware. There are reasons for slowness and poor performance besides malware - i.e. disk fragmentation, disk errors, corrupt system files, too many startup programs, unnecessary services running, too many browser Add-ons/toolbars, failure to clear browser cache, not enough RAM, dirty hardware components, etc. As you use your system it becomes filled with more files/programs and has a natural tendency to slow down so cleaning and regular maintenance is essential. Incompatible browser extensions and add-ons can impact system performance and cause compatibility issues such as application hangs (freezing).You indicate that you have tried some of these suggestions but there are more in that topic.

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I've spent some time perusing the forums to see if anything fit my issue perfectly and have found nothing. So here's the scoop. I have a Vaio, running Windows 7, purchased in May 2011. About 2 or 3 weeks ago, it suddenly started running extremely slow. It is at its slowest when I try to open or save files or programs. If I'm going to open a file, it sticks once I hit "open" and eventually says "not responding". If I give it time, it eventually comes back and lets me do what I need, but we're talking 3-5 minutes. Opening programs also takes forever. I am somewhat more knowledgeable than your average Joe off the street when it comes to tech, so I've done all the obvious stuff. I run Malwarebytes and CCleaner approximately weekly. I also use Spywareblaster, and have used Rkill and Gooredfix in the past with success on particular viruses. However, nothing is finding any issues at this time. I've cleared my registry files, deleted unused programs, cleared temporary files, cookies, and caches. Defragmented. All to no avail. I have Security Task Manager and have used that to look up running applications and processes in the past, but don't see anything troublesome, although that doesn't mean I'm not just missing something. I have used Utorrent extremely rarely in the past, but the recent issues have not coincided with any downloading or opening of programs downloaded on that program (which I don't have on my computer anymor... Read more

A:Extremely Slow Vaio, Tried Obvious Fixes, Need Help

Forgot to mention: I sometimes get the infamous blue "A major error has occurred etc. etc." crash screen, though not all that often. It does give me the prompt page on startup to start normally or in safe mode quite often. It sometimes will not shut down right and will run at high speed until it feels like it's on fire. It sometimes just goes completely unresponsive, whether with a "working" symbol or just not even letting me use the mouse. It has randomly stopped showing volume on the screen when I use the Fn-F3/4 shortcut to change volume, and will not beep when muted/unmuted (random, I know, but I didn't change this feature and it just stopped doing it).

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Hello, I've ran a few searches for the problem I'm having and I found 1 or 2 threads with similar problems, but weren't resolved and were from 2010. So I figured I'd try starting a new thread!

I have never, ever encountered any problems with my pc being slow or even showing signs of slowing down for the few years I've had it, but I turn it off 1 night... turn it back on the next evening, and it took about 30 minutes for it to get past the "starting windows" screen. Even when it finally got passed, it ran so slow loading each desktop icon 1 at a time, 1 every 30 seconds or so. Once everything is loaded, it still sits with the HDD light on but making no noise, and every few minutes you hear it working, then back to silence with the light still on.

I thought maybe it was my hard drive going bad all of a sudden, but after turning it off for a few days letting it sit, I'm now on it writing this after waiting for it to load for about an hour. The mouse pointer never jitters or stalls, it works fine, but windows I have open for a folder or anything will keep freezing for a few minutes and such. I managed to run defrag, and update/scan viruses with norton and both finished fine with no problems.

One scan that had an error, the only 1 to have an error of everything I tried was the SMART scan on the hard drive. But the other hard drive scans worked fine. Its much better as I'm sitting here writing this, but then again I havent tried runni... Read more

A:Computer suddenly very slow for unknown reason, first problem ever.

If SMART tells you that there is a hard drive problem, better backup everything FAST. Because SMART warnings are usually late - your next boot up may very well fail.

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Hi there, I have a Dell XPS running Windows 7 - it's a few years old but up until yesterday it had been running fine. However, when I logged on today, everything was suddenly lagging - it took 5 or 10 minutes to load all the startup programs, and each action I took afterward had a significant delay - just opening a folder in Windows Explorer could take 30 seconds or so.
Everything's working fine in safe mode. However, when I tried to do a clean boot outside of safe mode (all startup programs and non-Microsoft services disabled), the issue persisted.
I didn't change any settings or install anything the previous day, and as far as I can tell there are no other signs of anything malicious on the computer. In Task Manager, nothing seems to be taking up a significant amount of CPU.
The only other odd thing I've noticed is that my system clock is 2 hours behind, although it shows the right time zone.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Windows 7 suddenly extremely slow

Is the date off as well?
This could be the CMOS battery failing.  I would suggest checking in the BIOS to make sure the time and date is correct there.  If it isn't replace the CMOS battery, then the date and time in the BIOS.
Let us know if there are still lagging problems after this.

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Hello there,

I will try to analyze and give all the info I have so far on my situation.
The problem started 3 days ago when I was playing World of Warcraft and I was alt-tabing (nothing special, just ordinary stuff). After a load screen, where the game normally starts loading stuff, the alt-tabing was inresponsive and while I was in desktop, clicking WoW icon had no effect, like I wasn't clicking it. Soon I realized Firefox wasn't working as intended, so I pressed the reset button on my case. The pc gave me an error that, if i remember correctly, was that no boot device found. I played a little with plugging-unplugging my USB devices and the problem fixed after about 10 minutes. All good since yesterday afternoon.
So yesterday I got the exact same problem while I was playing an another game, but still at loading screen. The computer boots (from zero) very slow, even getting to "Starting Windows" screen takes a minute, and until I see the windows icon (the one about the SW text) 15 minutes pass. I left home and left the pc at that icon, and when I was back it was at login screen (weird because I only have 1 account without password so I don't ever get there). I pressed my account icon and after around 10 seconds (notice the time for just pressing a button) I got the "Welcome" screen, with the circle moving smoothly. I tried to use my Windows installation disc to find a boot problem, however it takes for ever to find a problem. Also tried booting in saf... Read more

A:PC suddenly extremely slow at boot, Starting Windows takes for ever


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I came home to and found my mother upset because her Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit laptop had suddenly become extremely slow. She had tried shutting it down, but it isn't shutting down right. THe task bar and icons disappear, but the background stays and it just stays there, like it was in a coma. So I had t restart it with the start button. It booted up in a reasonable time, and I was able to bring up task manager, but then everything slowed way way down. Chrome was basically frozen, as was every other program. I can only run the thing in safe mode.
I'm kind of tech savvy, ran a system restore and chkdsk/r. She ran antivirus programs. Nothing helped. I checked to see if she had any recent downloads. She said she hadn't and she doesnt visit many 'dangerous' websites. I'm kind of out of options, so I turn to you.

A:Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Suddenly extremely slow, wont shut down

Welcome to the forums!

Well, first thing I would do for sure is run Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware. Then a deep scan with your A/V. Even if she did it already, do them again so you KNOW. I would also recommend using Malwarebytes anti-rootkit. Its still in Beta but I've been using it since it came out with no problems. (A run with Ccleaner wouldn't hurt either)

After that run a sfc/scannow to check and repair corrupted system files. Heres a link to a tutorial if you haven't done that before :SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Before I go on I'd just like to stress how crap I am with computers and stuff, so if someone is kind enough to give me advice, please try and keep it dunce-friendly.

PC: Windows XP
Broadband: Toucan (think it's a Tiscali offshoot)
I'm using a wireless router-come-modem

Recently I've been having lots of trouble with my internet and I have no idea what's causing it. Sometimes it will run as quickly as it's supposed to but most of the time it goes incredibly slow. This has only really occurred during the past week or so.

I'm not sure if it's a virus, because I ran Spybot the other day and it gave me a clean bill of health.

This is a tracert:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Patrick>tracert yahoo.com

Tracing route to yahoo.com []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms mygateway1.ar7 []
2 182 ms 166 ms * lo98.gr-acc-bras-16.as9105.net []
3 227 ms 173 ms 172 ms
4 214 ms 172 ms 188 ms
5 166 ms 169 ms 181 ms xe-1-1-0-0.lon20.ip.tiscali.net []

6 249 ms 264 ms 263 ms xe-0-0-0.was12.ip.tiscali.net []
7 270 ms 256 ms *
8 302 ms * 279 ms UNKNOWN-216-115-101-145.yahoo.com [
9 324 ms * 347 ms as1.pat2.dnx.yahoo.com []
10 316 ms 336 ms 306 ms as0.pat1.pao.yahoo.com []
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A:Internet's gone extremely slow for no reason I can see

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I usually keep my game setups in rar formats and that saves me a lot of space over all and just recently (couple of weeks ago i think) i extracted an 8gig file within a few minutes without any problems but now i just tried to extract 4 files of 4,588,544 KB each and it says 3H:28 mins. This is a lot by any standards.
System specs as below,this problem shouldn't occur with a quad core i7. Whats the use of all those threads if you cant use em -_-
Also the CPU usage for WinRar doesn't go above 15% for some reason no matter what i do. Tried setting priority to highest in task manager but still nothing.

A:Extractions extremely slow for some reason!

~ 18.5 GB in 3:28. Wow damn, holy crap, where can I sign up? Storage is the bottleneck (if you want to call it that - technically, it is), not the cpu.

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About 72 hours ago, Internet Explorer 11 began having serious difficulties in loading pages. Pages take often 30 some seconds or more, especially if if I am switching from one page to another (like here to Wikipedia). On a few occasions, the pages won't load at all, only to load when I attempt it once again.
I have both Chrome and Firefox on this machine as well, and neither have this problem whatsoever. So it does not appear that it is an internet issue at all. This make sense, as I didn't fiddle with any settings at all before this problem started, excepting that the only thing that could possibly have changed is that I restarted my router and cable modem. But I retained the same IP address and no settings on the modem have been altered.
How should I go about tackling this issue and what other information do you need from me?
I am running Windows 7 Home and I'm on a 50/5 mbps connection on a desktop connected wirelessly.

A:IE 11 Extremely Slow in Loading Pages - No Identifable Reason

I know it may not "define" the issue for you exactly, but it could very well solve it.
How to reset Internet Explorer

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Downstairs in the living room is the family pc that everyone else in the house uses.  It's pretty high end and the fastest in the house.  Now, when using it recently, the internet moved to a crawl and sometimes not even connecting to whatever site you wanted it to go.  It behaved like that out dated pc you just wanted to chuck in the trash?  I couldn't even uninstall or reinstall programs because that was lagging too.  I have no idea whats wrong with it.  I ran spybot and a few other software to no help.
I gave up and did a system restore.  And it worked.  Only problem was I couldn't create desktop icons?  Which is what I was going to ask about in this post.  Except, the whole computer is now moving to a crawl again.  It doesn't make since, it's a gaming rig really.  
What should I do?  Back up everything and reformat?  What could the problem be?

A:Custom PC moving extremely slow for no real reason.

Hello hello_from_ny,
Spybot- Not recommended. I would run a malwarebytes scan and an adwcleaner scan.
Are there any other systems?

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About 72 hours ago, Internet Explorer 11 began having serious difficulties in loading pages. Pages take often 30 some seconds or more, especially if if I am switching from one page to another (like here to Wikipedia). On a few occasions, the pages won't load at all, only to load when I attempt it once again.
I have both Chrome and Firefox on this machine as well, and neither have this problem whatsoever. So it does not appear that it is an internet issue at all. This make sense, as I didn't fiddle with any settings at all before this problem started, excepting that the only thing that could possibly have changed is that I restarted my router and cable modem. But I retained the same IP address and no settings on the modem have been altered.
How should I go about tackling this issue and what other information do you need from me?
I am running Windows 7 Home and I'm on a 50/5 mbps connection on a desktop connected wirelessly.

A:IE 11 Extremely Slow in Loading Pages - No Identifable Reason

I know it may not "define" the issue for you exactly, but it could very well solve it.
How to reset Internet Explorer

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For the last couple of weeks, my IE 11 has been getting slower and slower.  No idea why.  Other browsers (Edge, Firefox, Chrome) seem unaffected (but I simply have preferred IE in the past for various reasons).
Running on a Windows 10 Pro 64-bit system, Intel i7-3770k (3.90 GHz), 16 GB RAM.
Tried a few fixes I've seen on the web (KB3071338 fix, removing add-ons/extensions, etc).

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For the last couple of weeks, my IE 11 has been getting slower and slower.  No idea why.  Other browsers (Edge, Firefox, Chrome) seem unaffected (but I simply have preferred IE in the past for various reasons).
Running on a Windows 10 Pro 64-bit system, Intel i7-3770k (3.90 GHz), 16 GB RAM.
Tried a few fixes I've seen on the web (KB3071338 fix, removing add-ons/extensions, etc).

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Good afternoon,

First of all I have to say that my knowledge as it concerns computers is marginal at best so in my current situation I have no idea what I should be doing.

- This is my current problem:

Suddenly McAfee game me two messages that a program (uccot.exe ?) was trying to access the internet and the registry respectfully. I blocked said attempts and ever since that moment everything on the computer runs EXTREMELY slow. Google Chrome is slow, media player takes forever to load and skips as it is running, even something that I assume is simple (installing hijackthis) took well over a minute.

The computer was working perfectly fine up til that moment. I have tried rebooting several times but without any success.

- These are my computer's specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium

- This is my HJT log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 15:29:17, on 06-08-2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\MagicDisc\MagicDisc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\Marketing Tools\MarketingTools.exe
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We've had this PC for about 1.5-2 years now, and it's always worked fine and fast. Then about a week ago it started being very, very slow. No viruses or spyware. When turning on, it's stuck on the Windows/Dell loading screen for about 5ish minutes. Today my mom called the Geek Squad and had them do a remote repair, and it's a lot better, but still a bit slow. What's a fix for this, or is it just normal slowdown?

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We've had this PC for about 1.5-2 years now, and it's always worked fine and fast. Then about a week ago it started being very, very slow. No viruses or spyware. When turning on, it's stuck on the Windows/Dell loading screen for about 5ish minutes. Today my mom called the Geek Squad and had them do a remote repair, and it's a lot better, but still a bit slow. What's a fix for this, or is it just normal slowdown?

A:PC Suddenly Extremely Slow

Try a clean boot to see if there is any notable difference.
If there is, enable 1 entry at a time and reboot to see if there's a difference.

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Yesterday, my computer started to act unresponsively, than the windows explorer stopped and restarted; while I was shutting down, the computer crashed.
I didn't make any hardware or software change in the last days.
The system files are attached to the post. If someone could tell me what's going on, I'd appreciate it.

A:Crash Without Obvious Reason

Your BIOS dates from 2011. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard.

I've seen a couple of problems recently with Avast. If you'd like, remove it and replace it with another free anti-virus to see if that helps.

If this is an upgrade installation, it may be quicker to wipe and reinstall windows. If you're interested in that, please post back for instructions.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

ASMMAP64.sys Thu Jul 2 05:13:26 2009 (4A4C7A36)

kbfiltr.sys Mon Jul 20 05:21:42 2009 (4A643726)
Dritek Keyboard Filter Driver

HECIx64.sys Tue Oct 19 19:33:43 2010 (4CBE2AD7)
Intel Management Engine Interface

iaStor.sys Sat Nov 6 03:44:52 2010 (4CD50774)
Intel Storage drivers
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I started getting the BSOD earlier this week on the 13th. This is the information from the first one as shown in the Reliability Report

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000003b (0x00000000c0000005, 0xfffff8000314235f, 0xfffff880072b4c90, 0x0000000000000000). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 051313-35973-01.

I had no idea what caused it.

Thinking perhaps it was my video drivers or card, I swapped out my ATI card with my Nvidia card because I had been meaning to do that anyway.

I received multiple BSOD after, while trying to uninstall ATI drivers, then while trying to install Nvidia drivers. I downloaded Driver Sweeper and removed all remnants of both drivers, downloaded new Nvidia drivers and have finally been able to successfully get them installed, but I still get BSOD.

I turned on Verifier and when I got the BSOD, it would hang at the crash screen and I don't think it ever created the dump file. I was forced to reboot to get back into windows. I have sinced turned off verifier.

I have tried everything I can think of and have no eartly idea how to read these dump files. So any help will be much appreciated. The BSOD are too frequent to be able to get any work done, plus I never know when it will crash.

Hopefully I have done the upload correctly and you will have everything you need.



A:BSOD for no obvious reason

BugCheck 1A, {41287, 18, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+454f5 )

Usual causes: Device driver, memory, kernel
This bugcheck indicates that a severe memory management issue happened, more specially the bugcheck indicates that a illegal page fault occurred.

Run Driver Verifier to scan for any corrupted drivers which may be causing problems, this program works by running various stress tests on drivers, in order to produce a BSOD which will locate the driver; run for least 24 hours:Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Additional Help - Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Drivers

Update BIOS (if able):

Dell Inc. 2.4.2, 3/30/2007

0: kd> !sysinfo machineid
Machine ID Information [From Smbios 2.3, DMIVersion 35, Size=2381]
BiosMajorRelease = 2
BiosMinorRelease = 4
BiosVendor = Dell Inc.
BiosVersion = 2.4.2
BiosReleaseDate = 03/30/2007
SystemManufacturer = Dell Inc.
SystemProductName = Dell DXP061
BaseBoardManufacturer = Dell Inc.
BaseBoardProduct = 0CT017
BaseBoardVersion =
Install and perform full scans with:Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download
Microsoft Security Essentials | Protect against viruses, spyware, and other malware

Remember to install the free version of Malwarebytes not the free trail; untick the free trial box du... Read more

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I have an HP Deskjet 2645 connected by USB to my computer. I use it for printing and scanning. In the past few weeks I have had problems printing (problems = it would print from Adobe PDF viewer but not from another software, for example).
I have no problem scanning.
The printer is shared with my home network, and there is no problem printing from other computers.
Lately, I have not been able to print from my main computer at all, but I can still print from other computers or scan.

When I send a print job, there is no error message and it doesn't add to the printer's queue.

I have checked the cables (though not relevant since I can scan and I can print from other computers), updated drivers, etc. It does not seem to be that I can find a solution.

The following is my computer's information:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16243 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 96 GB (20 GB Free); D: 931 GB (328 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, Allsparks 5A2
Antivirus: Panda Free Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

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This is the second time my computer has started doing this, last time I had to do a clean install to fix the problem. Here is the problem. I have win 7 x64 on my laptop and it has been running fantastic for several weeks now. But all of the sudden it has just become unbareably slow and unmost completly unresponsive. I can hardly do anything on it it is so slow. It is not my laptop, which is still quite new and fairly fast. I have 32bit on my desktop which is much older and it runs fine. The only recent changes I have made is installing the latest updates for office 2007, and installing PS3media server with Java runtime. I can boot to safe mode and it runs fine and is not slow at all. I tried to restore to the restore point before installing office 2007 updates but it fails to complete. I was able to uninstall Java after taking almost an hour to open control panel and everything. Now i am trying to completly uninstall office to see if that fixes it, but I have a feeling it will take all day or more. This is the second time it has done this, both times I installed win 7 it ran really great for a few weeks than its just dead like it hit a brick wall. Anyone have any ideas what could be causing the problem?? Thanks

A:Help win 7 x64 running extremely slow suddenly.

You might start by opening task manager and see what process is taking up your resources ....

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Using a Dell Inspiron 1545--has been working fine, and now suddenly the keyboard has almost no response. I have to hold down a key for 4-5 seconds to get it to register. Happens for both the laptop keyboard and any keyboard I attach via USB. No problem when I boot the machine and type my password. It's when I go into Windows 7. Happens with everything--Word, IE, Chrome, Steam, etc.

I'm running a full Malware scan on it right now. The only other thing I've seen online is some folks got their issues resolved by removing their battery. That did not work for me. I'm afraid to re-stage the machine as it may still be a problem. Any advice?
Mods, if you feel this is in the wrong forum, feel free to move.


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Last night I turned off my computer and when I went to turn it back on It was way too slow! It takes more than 30 minutes to start up and continues to be slow afterward. So slow it doesn't let me do anything. I ran the diagnostic and it didn't find any problems. The weird part is that it was working well and suddenly this happened. Please Help!!!

A:Computer is suddenly extremely slow!! HELP!!!!

this is like the fourth time this has happened, I really wanna know why

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For the last couple of weeks, the internet has been extremely slow. It takes more than a minute just to load one page. I have DSL so it should be working fine, it's working fine for my laptop. It's just this computer that the internet is slow. I tried ad-aware and spybot- search & destroy but its still slow. Heres my log for anyone can help. Thank you. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:20:51 PM, on 2/16/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.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:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\WgaTray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exeC:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXEC:\Program Files\Adobe\... Read more

A:Hjt Log, Internet Is Suddenly Extremely Slow

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My laptop was running fine until just last night. I opened the lid and there was a blue screen (I forget exactly what it said, though) that shut down and restarted my computer. Ever since then, it's been running extremely slow. I ran a virus scan with Avast and MalwareBytes but both of them came up with nothing.Here's the log from HijackThis:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:50:25 AM, on 4/19/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16766)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\Roxio Burn\Roxio Burn.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
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A:Computer suddenly extremely slow

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. 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 I 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.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 ... Read more

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I'm doing this for a friend of mine. His computer is fairly new and all of a sudden the internet is slow now. Here is his HJT log. Where should I go from here?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 2:57:00 PM, on 4/24/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe
C:\Program Files\Altnet\Points Manager\Points Manager.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\aoltray.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq Connections\1940576\Program\BackWeb-1940576.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\waol.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://server224.smartbotpro.net/7search/?001-nhp
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A:Internet is suddenly extremely slow

There's so many variants of coolwebseasrch out there now, let's make sure none are present here.

Go here and download CWShredder:


After downloading, close your browser, open the application and click Fix (not scan) and let it do it's thing.

Then, go here and download AdAware and read how to initially configure it:

After installing, download current updates, then scan your system. Everything AdAware finds is safe to delete.
Reboot, then start HJT (keep browser closed) and check the following entries if still present, click Fix and then REBOOT.
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://server224.smartbotpro.net/7search/?001-nhp

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://server224.smartbotpro.net/7search/?002-nhp

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.websearch.com/Home.aspx?cid=1&hs=1

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://server224.smartbotpro.net/7search/?003-nhp

O2 - BHO: myBar BHO - {0494D0D1-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC} - C:\Program Files\MyWay\myBar\1.bin\MYBAR.DLL

O3 - Toolbar: &SearchBar - {0494D0D9-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC} - C:\Program Files\MyWay\myBar\1.bin\MYBAR.DLL

O3 - Toolbar: Viewpoint Toolbar - {F8AD5AA5-D966-4667-9DAF-2561D68B2012} - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar\ViewBar.dll
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Hi, this is my first time on a computer help forum, usually I can fix whatever is going on myself, but for whatever reason this one problem has me beat so I am forced to start looking around the internet for some help. Now this problem is kind of hard to explain because it seems to happen entirely randomly. I can be away from the computer with no programs running besides the start up (which is just basic functions, kaspersky, and skype) and come back and the computer will respond like normal, except everything will jump around and take about 1/4th of a second for the mouse to move properly where I try to move it, if I am talking to anyone on skype their voices get chopped up because of how laggy its being, if I am playing a video game the character will move very erratically like my fps is at 2. The only common aspect of when this happens is that in my task manager my CPU usage jumps a little bit but not very much. Im not certain but I believe either audiodg.exe or skype has something to do with it, or some combination of both. Lemme know what other information you need to get a better grasp on this problem. I have hijack this and can post a log of that if it would help.

A:computer suddenly becomes extremely slow

Hi, welcome to Bleeping Computer .

System manufacturer and model?


This is the Win 7 forum...do not post HJT logs here .

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My computer was running fine until I downloaded an auto update for windows. Restart took THIRTY minutes to do anything and when it did, it showed the "you illegally shut down the computer, checking drives for errors" blue screen. I let it run but it got hung up on this screen for well over two hours before I forced another shut down.

On the next try I waited the thirty minutes for the disk checking screen and I skipped the checks, but it still took literally another thirty to forty five minutes for my desktop to be displayed. It just said "welcome" for the majority of the time. This is taking over an HOUR to start up my computer.

Safe mode mysteriously will NEVER start now. I've waited all day for it and nothing happens. Just a black screen with a bunch of white text for hours on end.

All I can do is start my computer normally, skip the checks, and wait. When the desktop finally appears, everything on the desktop is usable as normal. However, anything that appears in the taskbar (start button, tray items, anything) cannot be accessed via the taskbar and I have to use the ALT + TAB command to navigate my running programs. Internet Explorer takes about 10 seconds for my cursor to appear in a text box after I click it. Even scrolling cause the computer to "hang" for about thirty seconds. I randomly get messages that Internet Explorer has to close with an option to restart IE.

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I have an emachine that has suddenly become extremely slow. I was in the middle of burning a c/d (normally) and it just slowed all of a sudden to almost non- functioning. Have run AVG, Norton, Ad-Aware and Spybot and have only found cookies (removed). Upgraded to 2Gb memory - didn't help. All systems seem to run, but very slow. Takes about 20 minutes just to start up. Help, please?!

A:Extremely Slow Computer (suddenly)

Hi kellbellnooksack, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Did you run those scans in Safe Mode?

How large is you hdd, and how much free space do you have?

Are you running AVG and Norton's anti virus? If so you should only have one active at a time, this will cause conflicts like false positives and other fun things.

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First of all I apologize if this is in the wrong thread I was in two minds where to post it as i'm not 100% sure what my problem is.

Here it goes; For the past month or so my PC has been going crazy, in the sense that when I play music whether it be through my browser or media player/itunes. The sound crashes and and then my CPU rockets up I know this because I have a CPU meter gadget on my desktop and I see on the graph it is very irregular always at the highest peak of usage.

This can occur at any time, even as as I googled 'Seven forums' my PC lagged like crazy and the mouse cursor was moving many second after I moved my mouse. This mainly happens when I am playing music and/or using my webcam on Skype whilst talking to friends. I thought it was a flash player bug as I found that on google I tried downgrading it and that didn't work I then changed browsers from Firefox to Chrome, but to no avail.

I checked the 'Performance' tab under task manager and It shows also in the graph the CPU usage is at it's highest and the % of usage is usually 99%, it also tells me I have 1.72GB of memory. Also checked the resource manager various times and under the CPU tab I see multiple processes can vary at being at the top of the list, A few on these are 'Avastsvc.exe' 'Perfmon.exe' 'system interrupts' also flash player and firefox have been at the top a lot when I was using that browser. I'm sorry if i'm vague but this really isn't an area I am familiar with.

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A:Full CPU usage for no obvious reason

First of all run a full antivirus scan (I recommend malwarebytes)
If results are negative, click show all users. Now you can see what is taking up most of the CPU.
Post a picture of it or type in the most CPU-intensive program there.

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This has happened twice today, after five minutes of use my Dell Optiplex 760 screen went black, I heard a click, then the computer rebooted, stopping at the screen that gave me a bunch of bootup choices.  I picked the NORMAL choice and the computer booted up without problem.  Five minutes later the same thing happened again.
I've checked the temperatures (Speedfan) and right now(the computer has run for 20 mins without a problem) the core temperatures seem to be varying between 95F and 120F.  Checking the hard drives with a SMART test (Speedfan) shows them to have no obvious problems.
Is there a way to diagnose this kind of intermittent problem by trapping information (errors, etc...).  I've checked the Event Viewer and there's no sign of any recent problems, no errors or red X'a. 
Where can I look for information if this happens again?  Or how can I set up a trap to gather information when this happens?


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I've been having BSODs for a couple of weeks that don't appear to be triggered by anything specific. I finally decided to reformat and start over.

I don't know if it helped, but it didn't get rid of them entirely. I reinstalled windows 7 (Ultimate x64) today, a few programs and drivers, and ran windows update. Even so, I've had many crashes already.

I think I've followed all the posting instructions here. Here's the ZIP of what's happened since the most recent install. Thanks for looking.

Attachment 236299

A:Various BSODs, often 3b and ntoskrnl, no obvious reason


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Hi. I've used a video editor called avidemux 2.5 (portable) for a long time with no problems although I do also have the 2.6 version (also portable) for the odd file that 2.5 doesn't like. Yesterday, I used 2.5 to edit some scenes from a clip then, deciding the volume was too loud, loaded the new file so as to reduce it by a few Db. It wouldn't load, saying ?a problem has caused avidemux to stop working?. And that's now the case for every video I try to open with 2.5. I downloaded a clean copy of 2.5 but it crashes too. Version 2.6 still works, however. I've ran ccleaner and malwarebytes. Can anyone suggest what the problem (and cure) could be? My grateful thanks to anyone who can assist.

A:Avidemux crashing for no obvious reason

Update... At the same time as avidemux started crashing, WMP was repeating a video every time I played it and I was saving that problem for later. Turns out I had accidentally hit the 'repeat' button and now that I've unclicked it, avidemux is back to normal. I believe both programs use the same 'engine' so I must assume that avidemux doesn't like WMP being on 'repeat'.

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Task Manager "CPU usage" sometimes shows as high as 60 - 70% when individual task CPUs don't add up (System Idle Process CPU shows >90 at the same time). Sounds, such as Windows startup, stutter and take longer than usual to play. Scans with Avast and Malwarebytes turn up nothing. Also getting occasional blue-screen crashes.

DDS log files attached - After saving the attach.txt file, I tried to save it again with a different name. Seemed to save, but the newly saved file wasn't visible in Windows Explorer. I made a copy of attach.txt in the same folder (named Copy of attach.txt). Then I renamed attach.txt to attach2.txt - now I can't see attach.txt or attach2.txt. Do I have malware that's attacking the attach.txt file from DDS?

Please advise. Thanks!

A:cpu usage high without obvious reason

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Download http://public.avast.com/~gmerek/aswMBR.exe (aswMBR.exe) ( 511KB ) to your desktop. Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it Click the "Scan" button to start scan. Upon completion of the scan, click Save log, and save it to your desktop. (Note - do not select any Fix at this time) <- IMPORTANTPlease post the contents of that log in your next reply.There shall also be a file on your desktop named MBR.dat. Right click that file and select Send To>Compressed (zipped) folder. Please attach that zipped file in your next reply.===Please DownloadTDSSKiller.zip>>> Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application.Click on the Start Scan button and wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue
If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue
If you are asked to reboot the computer to complete the process, click on the Reboot Now button. A report will be automatically saved at the root of the System drive ((usually C:\) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt" (for example, C:\TDSSKiller.2.2.0_20.12.2009_15.31.43_log.txt). Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If ... Read more

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i have a windows xp- the computer's speed itself is fine. the problem is the internet. i used to have a great connection, when i downloaded stuff it was like 255kb/s, now if i'm lucky i'll get 25.5kb/s. i'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with the time i am logged on; there are other computers on the same server and their connection speeds are fine. i used to have something weird in my system32 file, regscan.exe, which i deleted, but my internet is still running horribly. please help me out! here's my hijackthis log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:49:26 PM, on 1/26/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\bak\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
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A:Solved: suddenly, extremely slow internet

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My computer was running fine a couple of months ago but has suddenly become extremely slow and freezes constantly when I even click on one thing. I posted in the malware section and they told me to post here. Here is the link to my previous post:


I have already
If you could help me, I greatly appreciate it!

(I have already taken the steps in the pinned "slow computer?" forum.)

A:Computer is running extremely slow suddenly

Try removing Spybot and AVG and use the removal tools http://www.avg.com/ww-en/utilities. Download free Avast or Microsoft Security Essentials.Try downloading Speccy and then install the program. To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post.

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Failure I'd: 0gq42f-7hs86u-tt92mg-c0dk03Product I'd: 715848drThis is from running go diagnostics and it was a battery failure! Which I am very suprised, bring that the battery is able to last a good 6 - 8 hours on a single charge. Ok maybe that is a stretch. But it is a good out of time for sure. Anyways. I am running further diagnostics right now to hopefully sniff out the problem it is having. I have just freshly installed Windows 10 on it after it became unworkable running so slow I just couldn't take it anymore. I am able to run it in bios just fine, so why I thought it might be a software issue. I was also able to get it to run at a good speed for like a minute when I was first installing everything. It made it to about 80% through the reinstallation, and it started creeping oh so slowly once again. So I thought it might be a hardware issue. It just started running so slow just today only, and it came kind of all of the sudden. I was previously running a copy of Ubuntu on the laptop before switching back to Windows 10 tonight, and while running Ubuntu, the computer also ran incredibly slow. So I'm worried. I tried pulling the back cover off of the bottom and taking out the memory stick to see if it just wasn't sitting right in its locked position, and ended up moving the one memory stick (4gb, 1600mhz ddr3) to the other slot to hopefully jumpstart some progress. And I'll be, it seemed to work at first! For a good 25 minutes I had full speed back to my laptop anf managed ... Read more

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I have a duo centrino PC running windows vista. My laptop was working well up until last week when I shut down the computer without any problems. The next time I started it, I noticed it was running EXTREMELY slowly and It was taking 10 to 15 minutes to start basic programs such as internet explorer or word. I tried running McAfee figuring the computer may have acquired a virus. When I would try to run a full scan, it would give me an error saying that a file was missing and the scan could not be run. So I figured the computer had a virus. I went to safemode and the computer runs with good speed in safemode. I tried to reinstall McAfee but it can not be installed in safemode. I tried installing it in regular mode but when I click on setup file, nothing happens. Could it be that a virus is preventing me from installing McAfee? The fact that the operating speed is good in safe mode but extremely slow in regular mode be related to a virus? Would really appreciate your input on how I can get my computer back.

A:Vista running Extremely slow suddenly

i would post you tread here http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/

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I have a cable connection and spoke with ISP who says it something on my PC causing it??Does anyone know what this means I copied it from my event viewer log.
DCOM got error "1079" attempting to start the service upnphost with arguments "Unavailable" in order to run the server:

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Yesterday my HP laptop suddenly started moving molasses slow. As in, even trying to type something in the start bar takes several minutes. I was able to start Windows but it took like 15 minutes to even get past the Windows logo. It's like everything is in slow motion. But task manager said the usage is at 0% or 1%. No programs are open. Trying to open folders, right-click on anything, or even move a folder results in the whole screen turning lighter (like a window does when it crashes) and says "Windows Explorer is not responding."

I've tried restarting and it says "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." and recommends Launch Startup Repair. The first time I was able to launch startup repair, but it didn't seem to solve anything. Now it won't even launch startup repair, attempting to do so brings me to a new screen that says "Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer." I don't have anything connected.

This apparently started when I uninstalled an old version of Gimp and downloaded paint.net. (But I didn't run the installer. The slowness started even before the download finished.) But it was fine yesterday.
I tried to open safe mode so I could run Malwarebytes but I can't open safe mode. Pressing F8 just makes it scream this high-pitched beep noise and takes me to the "Windows failed to start" screen.

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hi all,
am using my laptop for 2 years now, there is a constant problem that happens so many times lately. the pc suddenly become very slow.. it happens when it's freeze for 6-7 second (i think its hardisk) and the sound stuck for this period of time ,and then it becomes very slow when u try to do anything with inconstant sound(or slow) .
this freezing occur once in a while, some times after this, it's run regular without any problems and some times...it goes bad forever (blue screen,slow...)
i can solve this problem by restoring my system in less than 30 minutes (which i did alot).. but am sick of it.. i want to know what i had to do to fix this problem and to change the hardware if necessary to prevent further problems.

who know what it could be the problem or had similar issue , please response

p.s: the usage of cpu is 18% when am not doing nothing,it goes to max 50-55% when i open a new program, when am looking at CPU Usage History one of CPU's reach the top the other nearly nothing!!!

A:Solved: the pc suddenly runs extremely slow!! HELP

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Hey guys. I just ran windows update, got an update for my nvidia video card, and 2 regular updated for 64x systems. nothing out of the ordinary by any means. So i am looking around, thinking maybe it will help my wie score. I went to the system properties page, and it says refresh your system (probably because of the video card update). I run the assessment, and my score dropped on my ssd. From a 6.8 to a 6.3. I was like "really?" so i ran it again. nothing else running, just the test. then my ssd dropped to a 5.9, and my ram and cpu dropped to a 5.4, from a 5.5.

Any suggestions as what is going on? I am aware that the numbers don't necessarily mean that much as long as my rig is running good. But numbers don't just drop like that for no reason.

Thanks in advance for the input. You guys are always great!

A:WIE dropped alot for no obvious reason. Any suggestions?

As hardware speed and performance improve, higher score ranges will be enabled. The standards for each level of the index generally stay the same. However, in some cases, new tests might be developed that can result in lower scores.

What is the Windows Experience Index&#63;

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