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Posted 02 November 2005 - 05:55 PM
Posted 02 November 2005 - 06:14 PM
We had a virus a long time ago and now our computer is slow and messed up. How can i increase my computer's speed and memory?
Also, my browser's IE and i have sbc global. I have to do things slowly on the internet, b/c if i click really fast or if i play a game or have multiple windows up, i get a browser error and i have to close.
Also, most of the time when i try to shut down or try to restart my computer, the blue screen comes up saying illegal operation.
How can stop all this from occurring?
we knew a friend from the army who worked with computers try to help us, but after it messed up again and we gave up. But now i'm pissed off that it's so slow, so i figured i might try here. Can u guyz help?
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Posted 03 November 2005 - 11:59 PM
From the model number you gave me these are your specs:
HP Pavillion 6640C
AMD K6-2/500 MHz processor
128MB RAM (8 used for video)
Onboard SiS video adaptor
15GB hard Drive
Software bundle (mainly Works+Encarta+Quicken)
From your specs Win98SE is the best choice for that PC. You reported >6Gb free space on the hard drive.
A defrag from safe mode should be the first thing you try. See how it runs afterward.
If no (or little) improvement follow this:
Is your Anti-virus program current and updated? If not you can download a free anti-virus program here (US Link): AVG Free
When you have downloaded and installed it you need to go online to register it and update it. (It will probably prompt you to do this.)
Once you have installed AVG uninstall your old Anti-Virus software because you should only have one running on your system.
Do you have any anti-spyware installed? If not download and update all of the following:
Reboot your computer in Safe Mode and run the anti-virus scan and anti-spyware scans there.
- Ad-Aware SE from http://www.lavasoft.de/
There is a tutorial on how to run this here: Ad-Aware Tutorial
- Spybot Search & Destroy from http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download
There is a tutorial on how to run this here: SpyBot S&D Tutorial
- SpywareBlaster from http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
There is a tutorial on how to run this here: SpywareBlaster Tutorial
- A-squared complements anti-virus software by specializing in detecting Trojans, Dialers and Spyware.
It is free for private use but registration is required. Download it from here: A-squared
See if that helps
Posted 05 November 2005 - 12:26 AM
Posted 05 November 2005 - 12:35 AM
tx 4 u guyz' input on my problem. I greatly apprecicate it.
i couldn't find scan disk on the tools tab, i only read error checking, backup, and defragment now so i thought that's what u meant the last one(defragment now). It would go up to 2% done than it would go back to 0 and then 1% and 2% and then back to zero and then a note popped up that said windows can't defrag b/c it contains errors that must be repaired.
I just gave up after that b/c it wouldn't restart properly and i'd have to shut it down and try again.
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