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#1 djh72

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 04:28 AM

Computer has recently slowed to a crawl seemingly at random. On reboot it seems to work fine but after a couple of hours it slows right down again. I get messages such as 'program not responding' and it takes an age to log off.

I have tried all the obvious:-

Searched for spyware with Ad-aware and Spybot and there are usually some little trackers in there, which I delete.

Used Avast! anti virus (comes up with the same as Adaware).

Defragged C drive.

The weird thing is it seems to come from nowhere?
Oh, and my internet connection goes to nothing when it slows down.

I would appreciate any advice.

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#2 djh72

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 06:24 AM

P.S. OS is XP home addition.
Also forgot to mention that, worryingly, System Restore is not working. The progress bar chugs away until about 80% complete and then reboots. When I log on again it says that no changes were made?

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 09:32 AM

shouldn't oughta be needing defrag but every 3-4 months or so

you use disk clean ?

how about a better browser ?

http://mozilla.friendpages.com

look here for some internet options that you may benefit from

http://ieoptions.friendpages.com

some helpful freeware here

http://browseraddons.friendpages.com

not germain but...got kids ?

http://www.freelink.org/kids

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 10:06 AM

How much RAM do you have? It sounds as if your RAM is getting used up and you're swapping too much. It's also possible that you have some infection or problem not handled by the adware/antivirus programs.

If you have 512mb or more of RAM, it might be wise to submit a HijackThis log in the Hijack forums. If you do, be sure to read the pinned post, "How to Submit a Hijack Log" and don't reply to your own post since the helpers look for posts with no replies. Here is the link to the forum.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 10:34 AM

Thanks guys

I have got 512 mb of ram and I don't think it is a browser problem.
Cheers for the advice. I think I will submit a hijack this log as suggested.




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