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Vista running really slow and many applications crashing randomly


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#1 mdt81

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 08:02 PM

I just got my computer back from my IT department. They reformatted it because they needed to change something in the network start-up script. It now runs at about 1/4 the speed it used to with start-up times runing 7-8 minutes on average. Also, half the stuff I try to run just randomly crashes. Any ideas?

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 08:26 PM

Assuming, it's a company computer, why don't you complain to your IT people?

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 08:29 PM

They said it's just the nature Vista and it does things like that and there's nothing they can do about it.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 09:01 PM

I guess, your IT people don't know much about computers....

Is it company's computer and do you have a permission to monkey around its settings?

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 09:39 PM

Let's just say it took them 3 days to reinstall Vista and it runs worse now than before.... I own the computer, work leases it from me. They told me they could try reformatting again but they'd need my computer for a week this time to do it which seems ridiculus. I'm hoping there's some things I can tweak that will stabilize and speed things up. If you're thinking of anything major I'll probably go in tomorrow and make a bit of a scene and tell them to get things right. I just don't know enough about computers to have any idea what might be wrong with it. How long should it take them to wipe my drive and reinstall Vista and drivers?

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 09:41 PM

Let's get some info....

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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Go Start>Run (Start Search in Vista), type in:
msconfig
Click OK (hit Enter in Vista).

Click on Startup tab.
Click Disable all
IMPORTANT! In case of laptop, make sure, you do NOT disable any keyboard, or touchpad entries.

Click Services tab.
Put checkmark in Hide all Microsoft services
Click Disable all.

Click OK.
Restart computer in Normal Mode.

NOTE. If you use different firewall, than Windows firewall, turn Windows firewall on, just for this test, since your regular firewall won't be running.
If you use Windows firewall, you're fine.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 01:58 AM

don't let your IT dept work on it.. they might really crush it this time..

that happens to my computer.. I guess I installed it wrong.. I have to replace the vista.. but it is okay now.. my computer a win 7.. :huh:

you can also do it if we have the same type..




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