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#1 deathjrd

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:54 PM

hi.
can someone help me please. my pc is slow to start up and continues to be slow when it is running.also after about a hour of being on a message comes up that i am low on virtual memory and windows needs to increase it.i am sure this is not normal?????????

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:56 PM

What are your computer specs? How much ram do you have?

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 01:24 PM

windows xp home edition, 2.8ghz,intel pentium 4, 1gb of ram,160gb hard drive

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 01:49 PM

ok So there are a multitude of causes of a slow computer, one thing i want to know is:

1. what anti virus software (if any) do you use?
2. what programs do you have set to start on boot up?

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 02:07 PM

i have avg 9.0 free.how do i know whats in startup?

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 03:40 PM

160gb hard drive

How much of a free space?

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 03:42 PM

i have 54.4 gb free

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 03:46 PM

See, if the computer boots fine and runs fine in Safe Mode.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 03:50 PM

i no longer get that option when i turn my pc on,i cant do a system recovery either?

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 03:50 PM

to see whats running at startup go to start, run, msconfig and click the startup tab

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 03:51 PM

i have avg 9.0 free.how do i know whats in startup?


Click: Start>Run, then type in

msconfig

Go to the Startup tab.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 03:53 PM

i no longer get that option when i turn my pc on,i cant do a system recovery either?

I strongly suspect, your computer may be infected.
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