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New Computer Slowed After Windows Updates.


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#1 TheSadness

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 02:27 AM

Any Clue?
Is Windows XP Service Pack3 Affecting it?

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 02:28 PM

If your computer seems to be slow, read Slow Computer/Browser? Check here first; it may not be malware. There are reasons for slowness besides malware - i.e. disk fragmentation, disk errors, corrupt system files, too many startup programs, unnecessary services running, not enough RAM, dirty hardware components, etc. As your system gets older it becomes filled with more files/programs and has a natural tendency to slow down so cleaning and regular maintenance is essential.
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Posted 04 October 2008 - 02:39 PM

I defragged after doing disk cleanup before applying the full service pack 3, I had plenty of free disk space. My system partition was extremely(in my opinion) fragmented after the install, I defragged again.


Even more importantly I was running no security programs or anything else during the install.


My computer seemed to run smoother and faster after the upgrade

Edited by DaChew, 04 October 2008 - 02:41 PM.

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 06:59 PM

I did the same as DaChew no problems at all and a slight speed boost.

You may want to perform a disk clean up and a defrag to speed things up. If things on the system are not acting normally the event viewer may give some more information.

1. Click Start select run
2. Type eventvwr.exe
3. Press enter
4. Search through the groups for errors and warnings.
5. Double click on each error and or warning.
6. Locate the copy to clipboard button, Posted Image (under the two arrows)
7. Let us know what you find. (paste the results)
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Posted 04 October 2008 - 11:15 PM

If your computer seems to be slow, read Slow Computer/Browser? Check here first; it may not be malware. There are reasons for slowness besides malware - i.e. disk fragmentation, disk errors, corrupt system files, too many startup programs, unnecessary services running, not enough RAM, dirty hardware components, etc. As your system gets older it becomes filled with more files/programs and has a natural tendency to slow down so cleaning and regular maintenance is essential.


Sir,

My computer is new btw.
that's why i wondered why it slowed down after the updates. :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 11:16 PM

I did the same as DaChew no problems at all and a slight speed boost.

You may want to perform a disk clean up and a defrag to speed things up. If things on the system are not acting normally the event viewer may give some more information.

1. Click Start select run
2. Type eventvwr.exe
3. Press enter
4. Search through the groups for errors and warnings.
5. Double click on each error and or warning.
6. Locate the copy to clipboard button, Posted Image (under the two arrows)
7. Let us know what you find. (paste the results)


Sir,

Its too many :thumbsup:

What should i do?

Copy it all?

#7 nigglesnush85

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 06:29 AM

If you want, you could take a screen shot making sure that the event and source columns are visible.
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 09:50 AM

Just to clarify...it's only errors that reveal anything useful, IMO.

Warnings are just informational items, whereas errors are items that indicate immediate attention should be given.

Do not post the entire log of entries in Event Viewer, it will just take up unnecessary space in your post.

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 10:54 AM

If you want, you could take a screen shot making sure that the event and source columns are visible.


well, i guess i fixed the main problem now. :thumbsup:
i just cleaned up the registry after the installs and it went ok.
but still i will post the event viewer logs here so you can help me.

now my last problem is how to disable MagicJack from creating an icon to my desktop.
hope you can help too. :flowers:

Regards,

Edited by TheSadness, 06 October 2008 - 10:55 AM.


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Posted 06 October 2008 - 01:07 PM

Thats good news, thanks for letting us know.

I'm not familiar with magic jack, can't you just right click the icon and select delete?
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 01:20 PM

If you want, you could take a screen shot making sure that the event and source columns are visible.


In the event viewer, I am trying to find a list of what the numbers mean that
are in the "Event Catagory" ....
Can you help?
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 01:26 PM

You can then gather more information doing a Google search or searching these links:

"EventID.Net".
"Events and Errors Message Center".
"MonitorWare EventID Database"
"Top 50 Viewed Events"
"Windows Security Log Events".
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 01:33 PM

I have been using EventID.
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 05:35 AM

NVM, could somebody close this topic.

Thanks.

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 05:49 AM

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