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#1 culen20

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:32 AM

Computer is running very slow during bootup and when I get to the desktop its takes a half hour just for things to load It will often freeze up. I am able to run in safe mode with networking and the computer runs very quickly and its the only way I can access the internet without any lockups or slow speed. I have Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2. What i did so far was run a Diskclean up and In the process of doing a Disk Fragment.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:52 AM

http://download.cnet.com/3001-2086_4-10315...c594ac581194b63

http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfi...EE&rid=3324


http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

http://www.malwarebytes.org/startuplite.php


Download and run each of these inorder select the quick scan option for both malwarebytes and superantispyware if thingss dont improve then start here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html

hope this works for you

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 10:19 AM

Just a note on running CCleaner...please do not run the registry-edit feature of that program. It's a multi-faceted program and does some very useful things...registry-editing is not considered to be one of those that is useful or should be recommended/suggested.

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:

Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.

Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.

Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.

Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.

The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.Louis

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 05:19 PM

ok i ran all that stuff rockmilk I ran everything in safemode.is it ok too be in safe mode while i run those programs? Now i ran my computer in normal mode it did run a bit faster it doesnt freeze up but is still painfully slow and i noticed my internet will not work either. the only way i can use the internet is in safemode. i will try this link you gave me http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 11:46 PM

http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=4...f302c260093894b

run this in normal mode you should get your internet back




then run this http://www.eset.com/online-scanner if you get internetconnection back

let me know howthings go is it ok too be in safe mode while i run those programs?
run them in normal mode also

also open ccleaner select tools startup copy to text and post here ill tell you which startup programs you can disable to free up some ram

Edited by rockmilk, 15 September 2010 - 11:54 PM.


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Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:19 PM

download this http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx


you can extractitwith this http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/f...65.exe/download


1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder,or your desktop.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
7: Attach to your next reply.

•Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).

•It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.

•Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.

•Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/TFC.exe

Edited by rockmilk, 16 September 2010 - 05:20 PM.





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