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#1 ghstwrld

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 12:42 AM

Hey guys,

This is a fairly old computer and quite a few people use it. The problems that most of us seem to be experiencing is a massive slow down in performance after using it for an extended period of time (like 30 or so minutes), sometimes the number 6 appears in place of some of the icons in internet explorer, and the "blue screen of death" has been showing up a lot lately.

We've ran a couple of virus scans (Panda online, AVG), but nothing is showing up.

Any help you guys can provide will be greatly appreciated (Apparently, there are research papers on this computer and some people are starting to get nervous. LOL)


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Posted 05 December 2007 - 03:03 AM

Next time you get a Blue Screen of Death, copy down the error message and post it back here. Those nervous people need to make a back-up of any important data otherwise they're asking for trouble.
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 11:49 AM

If your computer seems to be slow, read Slow Computer/Browser? Check here first; it may not be malware. There are reasons for slowness besides malware - i.e. disk fragmentation, disk errors, corrupt system files, too many startup programs, unnecessary services running, not enough RAM, dirty hardware components, etc. As your system gets older it becomes filled with more files/programs and has a natural tendency to slow down so cleaning and regular maintenance is essential.
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