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System slowwww...should I reinstall Vista?


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#1 ozhawk

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:38 PM

My system is really slow. I have run several spyware programs, Avast antivirus and Malwarebytes and haven't found anything. My question is should I do a complete reinstall of Vista or is there an easier alternative. At this point I am open to any and all help that can be given.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:57 PM

What exactly is slow?

Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
- security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 04:22 PM

Sorry for the delay...even keeping this info from dissapearing before i get it posted is a task now. My cursor is blinking and jumping on a regular basis. I am going to post what I can and re-run my virus/malware programs.


When I first sign on the icons on my desktop are all just outlines (no photo image ?), then it can take from 30 secs to a minute for them to refresh and actually appear). I wait forever for IE to load (and have removed 98% of the add ons. I once had Advanced Care Systems installed and then they upgraded to a registry cleaner. Now I am wondering if it screwed things up w/my registry. (Why I wondered if I needed to reinstall Vista again). When I right click on an icon it takes up to 10 seconds to get the menu. I can try to save a website to my favorites and it hangs up. It eventually works, but not like it should. I went through my start up folder and stopped the automatic programs that I thought that I could.

I have attached the file for my startups and really do appreciate your help. I haven't done this autorun attachment before so let me know if I screwed it up.

OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
System Model Inspiron 518
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
149 GB used
301 GB Free

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 04:32 PM

I once had Advanced Care Systems installed and then they upgraded to a registry cleaner. Now I am wondering if it screwed things up w/my registry.

Very possible.
Registry tools are not recommended and here is why: http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2008/02/reg...weaking_13.html

How long ago was it? Can you use system restore, reaching that far?

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