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Please Help..PC running slow no reason found


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#1 scottbryan724

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 03:56 PM

Ok this is a long post I know but please bare with me and read the whole thing and truly try to help

So this past week.. I decided to format my pc for the first time in atleast 2
years..overall for the specs of my pc ir was running pretty good..recently i ran into a problem though with a windows service that wouldn't run right so I figure what the hell let me format

So I formatted and everything seemed fine at first but then I noticed the pc was kind of sluggish slow response times pretty much in every area whether it be in windows explorer browsing folders or simple right clicking anywhere or even navigating in firefox/page loading times,not actually internet speed

So I tried to figure it out couldn't seem to so I formatted again thinking it
was a fluke well it happened again

Like I said other then minor issues of why ii formatted I was running fine for
atleast 2 years on the same setup of windows and programs

Never got virus and no spyware

So before all of this I bought a new hard drive to replace my other one cause it was older and I wanted to play it safe so yesterday I put that it and started from scratch yet again only to run into the same issues

Last night I used the dell bootup diagnostic utility to run hardware tests and
there were no errors

Now here's the thing in that two years I kno I tweaked a lot of windows settings with programs so who knows what I possibly did to optimize it the way it was

But as far as I can tell there's no physical problem with my pc hardware wise
and def no virus or spyware..I've tried some tweak tool and only like 1 or 2
things run a little better now but like I said response time is still horrible

I don't know what to do that I havnt done I'm no dummy when it comes to fixing most problems

I need this pc working like it was its very important and I can't afford to go
buy another pc that's why I have this one so long to begin with..I'm hoping very soon to get one but until then I need this working like it was please please help me will answer any question and provide more info if needed just please help

Specs:



Processor
Model: 2x Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Socket/Slot:
Frequency:
FSB Speed:
Signature: GenuineIntel
Vendor: Intel Corporation
L1 Cache: 16 KB
L2 Cache: 2048 KB
L3 Cache: 0 KB

Mainboard
Model: 0WG261
Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Serial number: ..CN6986161B23D8.
On-board devices: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connections
High Definition Audio Controller


Memory (RAM)
Installed modules:3
RAM type: Unknown
Access speed: 533 ns
Total: 3.070 MB
Used: 509 MB (17 %)
Free: 2.560 MB (83 %)

Swap File
Total: 4.956 MB
Used: 352 MB (8 %)
Free: 4.604 MB (92 %)


Video System
Monitor: Dell E196FP
Video Card: RADEON X600 256MB HyperMemory
Screen Resolution: 1152x864 32 bit

Physical Storage Device
CD-ROM/DVD: HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B
Hard Disk: WDC WD5000AACS-00G8B0
Hard Disk: WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B0

Logical Storage Device
Local Disk (C: 953859 MB (880521 MB Free) NTFS
Local Disk (D: 476937 MB (198039 MB Free) NTFS


Communication Device(s)
Network Card: Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection

Operating System(s)
Windows Family: Microsoft Windows XP
Service Pack: Service Pack 2
Version Number: 5.1 (Build 2600)
Product ID: 76477-OEM-0011903-00102

Services

Application Layer Gateway Service
Apple Mobile Device
Windows Audio
Bonjour Service
Cryptographic Services
DCOM Server Process Launcher
DHCP Client
Diskeeper
DNS Client
Error Reporting Service
Event Log
COM+ Event System
Ext2 Volume Manger
Help and Support
HTTP SSL
iPod Service
Server
Workstation
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
MotoConnect Service
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness (NLA)
NOD32 Kernel Service
PhoneMyPC_Helper
Plug and Play
IPSEC Services
Remote Access Connection Manager
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Security Accounts Manager
Task Scheduler
System Event Notification
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Shell Hardware Detection
Print Spooler
System Restore Service
SSDP Discovery Service
Telephony
Terminal Services
Themes
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Windows Time
WebClient
Windows Management Instrumentation
Security Center
Automatic Updates
*** Services **

Total Services: 98
Running Services: 45
Startup Services: 37


*** File System

File Compression Enabled Yes
Volume is Compressed No
Long File Names Enabled Yes
Unicode File Names Enabled Yes
Encrypted File System Support Yes
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:18 PM

Please use the following link to provide us with information about your computer so that we can assist you.

How to Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

Just to make sure I understand this, you reformatted the hdd and did a fresh installation of the operating system?

Edited by dc3, 12 December 2010 - 04:19 PM.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:40 PM

Please use the following link to provide us with information about your computer so that we can assist you.

How to Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

Just to make sure I understand this, you reformatted the hdd and did a fresh installation of the operating system?


ive done formatting and reinstalling os 3 times now..first 2 were with old hard drive reason i decided to format to begin with was a problem with the task scheduler service in windows and i tried for days to figure it out couldnt so decided to format..so i did and thats when i started seeing these issues just so happens i bought a new hard drive weeks prior to install before any of this happened so after 2 formats and reinstalls on the old drive i installed the new drive and installed xp and same problem



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Posted 13 December 2010 - 08:39 AM

Did you add RAM after you purchased this computer?

I see that you only have SP2, you should add SP3 as soon as possible. As of last July Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP without SP3.

What CD did you use to install the operating system?

Did you use the Dell disk to install the drivers?

You mention that you used a "tweak" tool, what specifically did you use?

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 11:32 PM

I see that your hard drives are running hot. Have you cleaned out your computer? Dust build up on hardware such as fans and heat sinks can cause heat buildup which can cause slowness.

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 11:36 PM

I see that your hard drives are running hot. Have you cleaned out your computer? Dust build up on hardware such as fans and heat sinks can cause heat buildup which can cause slowness.


45 and 38c are considered hot? i didnt think that that was that hot

i cleaned it out best as i could wen i put the new drive in..its a dell pc so i didnt want to take things apart to really clean around its not the easiest case to navigate it

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 12:18 AM

Can you take a picture of the insides of your case?




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