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#1 tf4ever

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:36 PM

hi ive been prompted by bleepingcomputer user to post in this area

My computer is acting unusualy slower and it s starting to faill
I've even tried a system restore and scanned several times but the result were merely better
Ive been taken care of in 2 different forums, and all of this led me here

I Still need help with my pc, can you guys please help me?

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 08:32 PM

You could start by posting your system details here.

PC Hardware specifications?
Operating System being used?
Programs last installed before the slowdown?

and so on...
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Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:25 PM

hi

Im so sorry for the delay, Ive been really busy lately


Ok so the PC is a hp invent
the system:
Microsoft windows XP
Media Center Edition
Version 2002
Service pack 2

HP pavilion
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual
Core Processor 4600+
2.40 GHz, 1,93 GB of RAM

If you need to know about the Graphic card
Chip Type: GeForce 6150 LE
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Memory Size: 256 MB
Adaoter String: GeForce 6150 LE
Bios information: Version 5.51.28.45.65

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 12:54 AM

What about the computer is slow. Is it slow in general, booting, loading programs, changing between multiple programs? Or is it slow during game play IE: Low frame rates? Is it slow when your on the internet IE: downloading web pages? Slow rendering a 3d animated action movie (ok that last one I was kidding).

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:49 PM

the booting was slow but now it s a looott better. The problem is mostly the internet loading page and any loading programs time. However i don t really have the time to play online now but I remember the last time Ive played, day of defeat it was too laggy.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:29 AM

Suggestions:

Go to MY COMPUTER Right click Your primary hard drive (most likely C:)
Choose Properties,
Choose DISK CLEAN UP----choose everything and have it all removed.
Go to ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS---get rid of old programs you dont't use any more...they are just wasting precious disk space.
Choose DISK DEFRAGGER--defrag the disk.
Go to INTERNET PROPERTIES
Choose manage add-ons---- I would be willing to bet you have alot of those enabled--choose only the ones you really need the most. disable the rest.
Ccleaner has an option for removing browser add-ons all together---heres the link beware this link is to direct download and will pop up as a yellow bar at the top of your browser, right click the bar and down load the free tool.
http://www.ccleaner.com/download/downloading
You can also use ccleaner to remove useless old system restore points as well to save more disk space, because bloated drives do run slower.
Spy bot search & destroy available at http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html when used in the "advance mode" has a TOOLS menu available that once the extra features are ticked can reveil more items you can remove or disable as well.
Lastly schedule a chkdsk for the next time you reboot.

After all that......your machine will start to respond more quickly.

At my end...for Internet Explorer I have aboslutely no browser helpers or tool bars or add-ons enabled.
Only thing that makes my internet a tad bit slow is the popup blocker and protected mode being on, but in my opinion, that safety is worth the 1 second wait I have to endure!!

Good luck and hope these suggestions help.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 11:24 PM

Thank you Im doing what you told me in your last post right now. However my pc is acting weird now it often reboots itself. First it shows errors tabs like some win32 files are missing or are causing errors then a warning tabs comes and tells that the PC is rebooting in 60 secs because of an error then it reboots. it s weird and anoying do you have any idea what may cause this problem ? :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:32 PM

What was the malware problem with your system? I looked at the topic, but I don't do French :thumbsup:.

It is not uncommon for key files to become damaged by either the malware or the removal process...in which case, a clean install of XP is probably what ought to take place, IMO.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:06 PM

well what i did at the end of the forum was a system restore and everything before the french part was in english.
Soo u r telling me to reinstall XP or the pc is gonna stay that way? how can I do it? i don t know where ive putted those cds...

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 08:26 PM

I'm not telling you to do anything...I'm merely trying to pass on my limited understanding of what occurs on systems that have known malware problems, in some instances.

Removing malware (IMO) is not necessarily any different than a human being undergoing an operation. Sometimes the operation can remove what is damaged and what caused the damage...sometimes the damage is too extensive to be repaired without some negative impact.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 10:04 PM

As for loosing your CD's you can order replacements from your system manufacture or purchase replacements from a computer retailer (not a big box store like Best buy) They generally only charge a small fee for the disc, you will need your registration code as proof of purchase.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 10:20 PM

oOk but do you have any idea about what might have caused the problem?

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 11:21 AM

@tf4ever

Question: This is the same XP system as the one you posted in HJT-Malware forum on 30th January
system dcom shut down + hjt log ?
That one has several malwares, including Vundo. Posted Image
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:22 PM

Hello,

Now that I've verified with you that this is the same computer in the topic referenced above, I'm going to close this topic to avoid additional confusion.

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