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Computer suddenly running very slow


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#1 rogercorke

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:59 AM

I enclose a Hijackthis log for my PC. I am working on XP professional 2002 SP3.

It is doing two things, which may not be related. First, it is running incredibly slowly. It can take nearly a minute for Firefox to open, for example. And if you push it too hard by clicking on an item again, that bit of software sometimes just stops running. Everything was working so slowly that I have bought and run Registry First Aid to see if that would help. It didn't.

I thought a virus might be the problem. AVG hasn't spotted anything, though.

It also sounds as thought it's labouring, with a constant low whir. It may help you to know that when I turn it on, up comes the desktop and the little egg-timer icon is on the screen, as usual. It then goes, and then comes back again after about 10 or 15 seconds, so something else is happening.

This is a problem which has happened suddenly, rather than increasing over a period of time.


The other (perhaps unrelated problem) is that when I get a http inn an email, it often starts up Windows Explorer - and then doesn't go through to the web page. I never use Windows Explorer, although it is installed on my PC. That suddenly started to happen at the same time.

Any ideas?

This is a repeat of a topic which I posted on the wrong forum. You kindly moved it and it may be that it is already in the queue to be answered but the email I got gave the impression that this wasn't the case. If it is in the process of being answered, please accept my apologies.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:46 AM

Hello rogercorke,

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Sorry about the delay.:thumbsup: If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:45 AM

Hi teacup61. Thanx for your reply. Yes, my computer is still running slow, though perhaps not as slow as it was after a vaccuumed the dust out of it. It deemed pretty clean inside but that did seem to help a little bit. Butd I would like you to look at the log for me, which I cnelose.

One other thing that occurred to me is that the screen doesn't automatically switch itself off after 10 minutes as it should do. Perhaps there is a programme running in the background all the time, though I can't imagine for the life of me what it is, preventing that from happening.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 12:15 PM

Hello,

A few things we can do here.........but a quick question first : Do you really use the AskToolbar? I see it running even as a service. :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 07:54 PM

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 06:21 PM

Thread reopened at starter's request. :thumbsup:

Please post a new HijackThis log so I can be sure nothing has changed. :)

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 02:50 AM

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