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#1 razblow

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 03:01 AM

My computer suddenly started being slow, about 2 weeks ago. Startup is slow. Running any program is slow.

I don't think its a virus because I use:

Pc-Cillin Security

Spybot

and

Ad-Aware

very regularly scanning my computer and updating their definitions.

I also defragmented my computer about a week ago.

Help?

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 03:43 AM

I'd suggest running your hdd manufacturers diagnostic program, could be a hdd issue causing the problem.

If your unable to identify your hdd manufacturer use either Seagate Seatools which has a generic test which will work on any drive or download EMSA Diskcheck

If either show any errors, back up your data and try running chkdsk. If this fails to correct any errors you can either try doing a zero format (you may need to do several passes) and full reinstall or try this program HDD Regenerator. If either of these fail then it will be a new hdd.

The ultimate BootCD has several tools which will perform a zero wipe of the disk, it even has all the hdd manufacturers testing tools so if you have boardband this is the best option.

If these don't show any errors then I'd suggest posting a hijackthis log in this section of the forum for someone to check that you are not infected.

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 07:06 AM

Try running HJT and posting it HiJack This Fourm . Follow the instruction to the letter . It may take a day or two to get back with you . These guys (and gals ) are great . Just give'em a chance to help you.



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#4 Leurgy

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 08:06 AM

Perhaps try cleaning out the cobwebs. Run a program like Ccleaner or Toni Art's Easy Cleaner. An overabundance of temporary and junk files can dramatically slow a computer during the boot process and when you are using it.

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 04:51 AM

Thanks for all your help and suggestions. Much appreciated! :-)

I think I've found my problem: I bought my computer with 256 MB Ram. Now, for some reason, my computer's telling me I've only got 96MB ram. The computer went wonkers about a month ago, and I had to reinstall windows. Physical damage, maybe? I assume this would be the best explanation as to my problems...

It gets damn hot here in Australia and my computer did break down on a really damn hot day.

Thanks again.




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