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#1 bbarrjr

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 08:06 PM

Have XP Home machine that is running sluggish in both applications and internet. Also stopped running a flying simulator. When you start the program you get a dialog box that says bad sector, corrupt program, or virus.
Can't unistall via program or add remove programs. Delete program file and regisry in hkey local machine>software.

What do you need from me. Am I in the right forum

Edited by Orange Blossom, 09 March 2008 - 11:17 PM.
Moved to more appropriate forum ~ OB


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Posted 10 March 2008 - 12:40 AM

Have you tried the suggestions in this topic:
Slow Computer?
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 04:27 PM

OK I have looked at the Slow Computer suggestions and completed to the best of my ability.
Adaware
clean disk
scandisk
defrag
Optimize PC Pitstop

The computer runs much better but I still get an error tryin to run 1 program. the error is


This program has been damaged, possibly by a bad sector of the hard drive or a virus. Please reinstall it.

I have used add remove program to remove the program, search through the registry and removed items from this program, reinstalled and get the same result. Appears to be this program only. It is not the install disks cause I loaded it on another machine and the problem just showed up. Was working then this error.

any help?

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 05:18 PM

Program and version?

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 01:45 PM

RealFlight R/C Flight Simulator
ver 3

Windows XP Home w/ ser pk 2

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 04:51 PM

Seems to me that you ought to be investigating at http://www.gpsoftware.com/

To me, there seems to be some conflict between this program and your O/S...or this program and a driver...or this program and some other program installed.

If it were me, I would use Event Viewer to try to define the problem more clearly. If I could not, I'd just remove the program from my O/S, since it's an anomaly.

What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html

As for system sluggishness...that comes from many things.

10 Reasons Why Your Computer Runs Slow - - http://www.bestsecuritytips.com/xfsection+...rticleid+43.htm

Slow Computer - http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=22278

And...the fastest way to speed up a system still remains...add more RAM.

Louis




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