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PC Slows Down - Reboot Fixes

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#1 meppwc


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Posted 05 October 2009 - 10:01 AM

I am having PC problems where as my system slows down as it is being used. I have included the specifications of my machine in this communication. I am an experienced user and am quite familiar with the basic steps that all individuals would take prior to posting this message (i.e. run updated malware and virus apps, scandisk and defrag, perform windows updates). I am currently running Spyware Doctor Antivirus and Anti-Spyware............I was running Trend Micro previously. I have been having this "slowing down" problem no matter what antivurus or antispyware I ran.......the machine acted this way even if I ran no protection at all, so I think I can rule that out.

Overall everything starts running slowly the more you use the machine.......browser, accessing folders, video gets jumpy, games run jumpy...............if I reboot, then everything returns to normal and runs fine...........a day later, need to reboot again..............any ideas? It almost seems like the systems is somehow not "letting go" of processes once I have ended them (just a guess)

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 05:09 PM

Have you checked in the Task Manager to see if anything is hogging your CPU?
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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