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#1 Keith1


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Posted 18 April 2005 - 07:36 PM

Hi - i'm not sure if this is the right area, but here goes. my problem is slowdown. while waiting for lots of pages to load i either give up or get the "page cannot be displayed message. a major problem is my wifes games, either she cannot get into them or they lock-up. this has just started the last few months.

ok, i guess you need to know about what i have. internet - broad band cable ( roadrunner ) i ran dslreports.com and it shows about 4400kbs download speed and about 300kbps upload speed.so i don't think this is the problem.

computer - e-machines t1440 - 1.4ghz processor, 128mb ram (soon to be upgraded) 40gb hard drive ( only about 1/3 usage) windows xp ( firewall turned off ) SP2 - zone alarm, avg, spybot, adaware, ( all of which i update and run at least weekly ). stopzilla pop-up blocker. i think that's all.

also i regularly delete tempory internet files, recycle bin, history, and check to see if defrag is needed. when i check the programs that run from start-up i don't have a clue as to what most of them are. so i am very careful here.

so the major usage of the computer are my wifes numerous games - could there be some "residue" from them causing the priblem? so, i hope i have given enough info - if not, please let me know. looking forward to your replies - Keith

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 20 April 2005 - 08:58 PM

Have you posted a hijackthis log for someone to take a look at ?

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Posted 20 April 2005 - 09:03 PM

How many of those games are in the startup folder?

How many of them have attached spyware, adware or other malware or trojans?

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