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#1 FatalSpirit

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 09:17 PM

Hi! I posted it in other forums, but then a person told me to post here.

Look at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...topic=16484&hl=


I have no malware, but my comp is really slow, and I was wondering if anyone can help

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#2 Enthusiast

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 09:23 PM

If you're positive that you have no malware, empty your temp files, run a scandisc, then reboot and defragment your HD.

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 11:55 PM

Here are some basic steps, including Enthusiast's advice, which you should go through:

Edit: I originally posted more actions but I see you've gone through most of them with OldTimer in the HJT forum.

Do some basic maintenance:
  • Clean your internet cache:
    Open Internet Explorer, click Tools then Internet Options. In the Temporary internet Files section click Delete Cookies
    and Delete Files.
  • Boot in safe mode and do a scandisk (with Thorough and Fix checked).
    How to find scandisk:
    Start>My Computer. Right click the C: drive then Properties>Tools tab, click on Check Now
  • When that's finished do a defrag.
    Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
    They will take some time but at least you will know your hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.
  • Reboot and see if there's any improvement.
  • Check how much free space you have on your hard drive.
    Assuming you run WindowsXP or ME this is Start>My Computer click once on your C: drive and look in the Details box on the left.
See if that helps :thumbsup:

Edited by Rimmer, 23 April 2005 - 12:15 AM.


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Posted 23 April 2005 - 06:12 AM

[SIZE=7] I had this problem a while back. but i managed to fix it. go to CCleaner and download. run all three Scan options, to get rid of junk files. reboot computer. Then go to your Temp Folder and delete junk. reboot computer. then do a full virus scan again. then fragment computer, then reboot. problems should be fixed!!!

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:44 AM

Problem Fixed. Thanks!

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:53 AM

Great news, but what fixed it? Please share with us so that others may benefit.

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