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Computer Speed Slowed Down Drastically


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#1 Shaftell

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 06:52 PM

Hello everyone

I have Windows Vista Home Basic. About 2 weeks ago my computer speed slowed down a lot. Everything would freeze up, the internet, which would normally take 5-10 seconds to open and start working, took almost 5 minutes to open. The mouse lagged when I moved it from one side of the screen to the other. Basicially, every normal function of the computer slowed down majorly.

I did a full defragment using O&O's defrag program. That didn't fix the problem so I went and downloaded the trial version of Advanced System Optimizer and did their scan. That didn't work either. I downloaded CCleaner and did their scan, still nothing. I have Registry Mechanic so I did their registry scan and fixed their errors, still the same problem. I did a full MalwareBytes Anti-malware scan(even used Rkill.exe before doing the scan) and it found nothing. I did the optimize memory thing that comes with ASO, and STILL the computer is really slow. Finally I turned to Kaspersky thinking maybe it was something the other scan didn't pick up. After a 6 hour scan, it still found nothing! I have about 89 GB remaining out of 143 GB.

Sure I don't have the best computer, and it's about 4 or 5 years old but it still doesn't make sense as to why the computer all of a sudden slowed down. Would it be a hardware issue?

Please, any help at all would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for your time :huh:

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 09:34 PM

Have only your antivirus and firewall at startup.
I use ccleaner/tools/startup/highlight/delete for every item except those 2.
All other programs can be started when needed.

http://majorgeeks.com/CCleaner_Slim_d4191.html

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:22 PM

Registry tools are not recommended and here is why: http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2008/02/registry-cleaners-and-system-tweaking_13.html

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#4 Shaftell

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:49 PM

Thanks for your suggestions.

I only have the anti-virus running at start-up and I still have no luck.

Thanks for that link Broni, I never realized how oblivious I was :huh:

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 03:46 AM

that is the good idea man its tru home vista is to slow i try my laptop and pc notebook. then i find great to some new os.plz

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:03 PM

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:27 PM

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:32 PM

I would highly recommend getting more RAM for your system. 1Gig of RAM is not enough for Vista.

Process Explorer - Taking a Screenshot of Process Explorer. can do that, and post an image of the main window.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:54 PM

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 12:14 PM

I see Registry Mechanic...Advanced System Optimizer...Kaspersky...and CCleaner...all mentioned.

All of those have scanners that run, probably along with update processes.

I don't know what else you have installed...but I would take a look at programs installed and realize that you only have 1GB of RAM installed. If you have onboard video, that reduces the amount of RAM available for other system functions.

If you have programs like iTunes, Adobe anything, MS Office and such installed...you are asking a lot of your system RAM, IMO.

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