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#1 Geoff777

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 02:21 PM

Hi all, just repaired computer using manufacturer's disc, everything working ok,
but computer really slow to load applications or close them down.
Surfing speed on the net is fine, as is sending/receiving email or downloading files.
I have ran spybot. adaware and kaspersky(with system restore on and off)
A few malware found but nothing l would call serious. Have cleared all temp files and also defragmented, shows 90% resources available.
Anyone any idea why all applications should load and close soooooo slowly???

Any help most appreciateed
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 07:34 PM

When you open task manager (ctrl-alt-del), are there any processes that continue to run? What percentage of your CPU is free? (I assume you're using XP?)

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 11:39 PM

Hi, when l check task mananger it tells me 31 processes are running and cpu usage varies between 4 and 25%????
Hope that helps.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 10:54 AM

My next question would be, do you have a network? And is Kaspersky your only anti-virus program?

31 isn't an inordinate number of processes.

Here are some of the things that may slow down your computer:

Too many programs or applets running in the background
Malware attempting to contact the internet
Anti-virus like Norton scanning files before opening them
Searching network drives
Lots of temporary files and directories

You can also enable indexing on the drive to speed up searches, though
that's probably already enabled. Go to My Computer, right-click on the
C: drive and choose Properties, then make sure the indexing box is checked
at the bottom of the screen.

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 11:49 PM

Hi Herk,
yes we are networked, both my wife's and my computer share printer and internet connection. Kaspersky runs on both machines. My wife's machine ( the problem one!!) has it scan automatically each evening late( dont know if that makes any difference). The indexing is ticked as you suggested.
I had a look at startup items in ms config, there were a few items that were not immediately recognizable, but these were not ticked anyway.
Any other ideas you may have would be most welcome.

Many thanks Geoff
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Posted 29 April 2005 - 08:04 AM

Try all generic solutions given in my home page..

http://faqs.cogia.net

good luck..

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 05:19 PM

I've been thinking about this and coming up with a blank. If it was just slow-opening programs, I might think it was a problem with Windows Prefetch, but slow-closing wouldn't have anything to do with that. I'm wondering if the problem has to do with the network and the re-install. If both machines were cleanly installed and then networked, they might work better than if both machines were networked and then one was taken off the network, re-installed, and then re-networked. Am I making any sense?

I'm guessing that the slowness has something to do with the network. Can you log off and see if programs will open and close more quickly?

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 03:07 AM

Hi Jbravo,
checked your sight out, tried to run gpedit.msc on my wife's computer,
but the file could not be found???
any ideas??
many thanks Geoff
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Posted 04 May 2005 - 12:35 AM

Hi,
anyone know what gpedit.msc is??
Should l have it??
And if l haven't got it, where can l get it from??

Many thanks Geoff
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Posted 04 May 2005 - 12:38 AM

Hi Herk,
my son is getting a computer this week so l am going to do a complete reinstall on my wife's computer( instead of a repair) and then renetwork al;l three computers.
I'll let you know if l am successful :thumbsup:

Many thanks Geoff
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Posted 04 May 2005 - 10:53 AM

Good luck with it - sorry we couldn't be of more help.




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