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#1 sreez

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 12:17 PM

Hi,

Here is the system info of one client. I have ran MBAM and it resulted in some ad-ware, and I don't think there is any virus or major threat with this system.

Host Name: DESKTOP
OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Uniprocessor Free
Registered Owner: Mobile Doctor
Registered Organization: Computer
Product ID: 76487-640-3838562-23484
Original Install Date: 06/01/2005, 13:11:18
System Up Time: 0 Days, 1 Hours, 34 Minutes, 41 Seconds
System Manufacturer: VIAK8M
System Model: AWRDACPI
System type: X86-based PC
Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed.
[01]: x86 Family 15 Model 44 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD
~1599 Mhz
BIOS Version: VIAK8M - 42302e31
Windows Directory: C:\WINDOWS
System Directory: C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
System Locale: ar-eg;Arabic (Egypt)
Input Locale: en-us;English (United States)
Time Zone: (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon
, London
Total Physical Memory: 958 MB
Available Physical Memory: 582 MB
Virtual Memory: Max Size: 2,048 MB
Virtual Memory: Available: 1,997 MB
Virtual Memory: In Use: 51 MB
Page File Location(s): C:\pagefile.sys
Domain: WORKGROUP
Logon Server: \\DESKTOP
Hotfix(s): 3 Hotfix(s) Installed.
[01]: File 1
[02]: Q147222
[03]: KB893803v2 - Update


I have uninstalled all the unwanted programs and then disabled many items from startup. I also ran check disk to see any errors.

The issue with this computer it takes literally 2mins to reboot and when asked to start, I can go and make a nice coffee :thumbsup:

So guys can you please advise me in decreasing the time to start this system. Well for now the limitations I cant install new memory or make any hardware changes.

Here is the process that are running

Process list saved on 17:11:39, on 14/01/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

[pid] [full path to filename] [file version] [company name]
480 C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe 5.1.2600.2180 Microsoft Corporation
568 C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe 5.1.2600.2180 Microsoft Corporation
620 C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe 5.1.2600.2180 Microsoft Corporation
632 C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe 5.1.2600.2180 Microsoft Corporation
792 C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe 5.1.2600.2180 Microsoft Corporation
948 C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe 5.1.2600.2180 Microsoft Corporation
1284 C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe 5.1.2600.2180 Microsoft Corporation
1456 C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe 3.0.1.130 McAfee, Inc.
1476 C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe 9.15.126.0 McAfee, Inc.
1540 c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe 3.15.101.0 McAfee, Inc.
1580 c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe 3.15.101.0 McAfee, Inc.
1624 C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe 14.0.0.435 McAfee, Inc.
1760 C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe 10.15.106.0 McAfee, Inc.
1832 C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe 10.15.101.0 McAfee, Inc.
1924 C:\Program Files\O2\bin\sprtsvc.exe 7.0.940.0 SupportSoft, Inc.
420 C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE 6.0.2900.2180 Microsoft Corporation
924 c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe 9.15.160.0 McAfee, Inc.
2140 C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe 1.4.5.929 S3 Graphics, Inc.
2200 C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE 5.1.0.35 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
2224 C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe 5.1.2600.2180 Microsoft Corporation
2528 C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe 13.15.102.0 McAfee, Inc.
2768 C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe 1.9.1.3593 Mozilla Corporation
3316 C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE 5.1.2600.2180 Microsoft Corporation
3756 C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe 2.0.0.2 Trend Micro Inc.


And here is the Uninstall program list

7-Zip 4.32
Adobe Reader 7.0.8
Adobe® Photoshop® Album Starter Edition 3.0
Belkin 54Mbps Wireless Network Adapter
BlueSoleil
Football Mania
Google Desktop
HijackThis 2.0.2
K-Lite Codec Pack 2.72 Full
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
McAfee SecurityCenter
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
Mozilla Firefox (3.5.5)
O2 Broadband Assistant
Realtek AC'97 Audio
S3 S3Display
S3 S3Gamma2
S3 S3Info2
S3 S3Overlay
Skype™ 4.1
UniChrome Pro IGP Display Driver and Utilities
Uninstall Startup Inspector
Vodafone Mobile Connect Lite
Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803)
Windows Media Format 11 runtime
Windows Media Player 11
WinRAR archiver
Yahoo! Messenger

Thats all. Let me know if you got any ideas in improving this system performance.

Thanks

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 12:43 PM

Nothing in Processes jump out at me
Does Task Manager show anything pegging the CPU at 100%?
You probably need to disable startup items one at a time
Start with McAfee
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 01:59 PM

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Available Physical Memory: 582 MB

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I have uninstalled all the unwanted programs and then disabled many items from startup. I also ran check disk to see any errors.

The issue with this computer it takes literally 2mins to reboot and when asked to start, I can go and make a nice coffee :thumbsup:

So guys can you please advise me in decreasing the time to start this system. Well for now the limitations I cant install new memory or make any hardware changes.

...



First things I would have checked would be the above. RAM meets the minimum I recommend that being said I start recommending my customers get 1gb of RAM with xp.

I would test the hard drive. I have had computers with similiar issues that were hard drives going bad.

Do a chkdsk or use a utility like MHDD and lets see what those say.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 02:26 PM

@Garmanma : I have installed startup inspector and disabled many items in it..well actually I left cftmon.exe and MCservice if I remember correctly.

@Promethius : It has already 1GB

Total Physical Memory: 958 MB



I had already tested the hard drive

I also ran check disk to see any errors.


But I dont know what is MHDD !! anyways other ideas are welcome.


Thanks for your tips.

LIFE is so simple, if you know the reason of your existence at certain place. Treat every step as first one and trust god, friends, relatives and everyone.

 

Its a simple magic trick given to me by one friend also and I am at this stage  :love4u:


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Posted 14 January 2010 - 02:50 PM

http://hddguru.com/content/en/software/2005.10.02-MHDD/

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 03:38 PM

http://hddguru.com/content/en/software/2005.10.02-MHDD/


you will have to burn the iso to disc and then boot from the disc. press f4 and then f4 again and it will test the responisveness of all the sectors on the hard drive. if you get numerous errors you have a bad or going bad hard drive. if it comes up clean then you have something else going on.

i would also look at the motherboard and make sure that you dont have any capacitors bulging or oozing goo. they can cause random issues including but not limited to slowness crashing and other things. (their barrells that stand off the mobo, google capacitor if not sure).

Edited by Promethius, 14 January 2010 - 03:39 PM.


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Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:02 PM

The issue with this computer it takes literally 2mins to reboot


Personally, I do not see that as an excessive amount of time for an older computer to boot, that is about how long mine takes. It seems a lot of the newer computers boot almost instantly, but the older ones do not.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 08:04 PM

A speedy system with 1GB of RAM...that's asking a lot, IMO.

Only happens if very few programs are installed and no heavy hitters like Adobe, MS Office, etc., IMO.

Agree with Stang about the boot time...

I just took a look at the programs installed list you provided...it appears that someone has great expectations from 1GB of RAM. Betwen Adobe, Office, and Yahoo...there's probably a few million files and registry entries that won't ever uninstall cleanly (just joking).

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:52 AM

Alright thanks for information and tips provided here. Btw I think 2mins was quick, I counted the exact time it takes for reboot and literally around 3mins actually, may be its all the processor to be blamed, as in our office all the systems have a Intel dual processor and 1GB RAM which work perfect with many more applications installed on them.

Anyways I have uninstalled all the programs I can, made changes to start up entries.

Thats all for now. Have a good day.

sreez

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:12 AM

3.4 dou with 2g ram my boot is near two minutes, this is not the the old 3.1 days!!!!

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