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#1 Yemes


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Posted 21 December 2010 - 11:17 PM

After going through varies task my computer is still running slow. Bloopme says he feels that I'm clean but my computer is still slugglish and I don't know why.

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#2 the_patriot11


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Posted 21 December 2010 - 11:18 PM

what kind of system is it?



Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

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#3 LinniVisay


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Posted 28 December 2010 - 05:08 AM

How old is your computer?
I am recently clean of viruses too, but all the starting/restarting has, I feel, aged my 3 year old PC before its time (not that it was going to run smoothly for much longer anyway). Windows (XP SP3)used to take about a minute to load, now it's more like 3.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 09:21 AM

There are many reasons a computer will run slowly, and there is thread at the top of the forum about this. :)
However often the issue is third party software and other programs that build up over time. We install something, use it a couple of times and then don't uninstall it. Meanwhile the registry grows and grows and should not be 'cleaned'.

There are programs which run at startup and will slow your machine down. For example Kodak EasyShare is a huge resource hog, although very useful. So it is best to often set it to not start at startup. If you go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902 and use the Run Autoruns from LiveSysinternals, you can look at the programs in the Logon section (don't mess with the others), do not disable your antivirus or other system files but look for things like Windows Live, ICQ, messengers and the like.

In particular WindowsLive, unless you actually use it will really slow down your system at boot. I personally also do not like tool bars in my browser. Yahoo, Ask and many other tool bars will really slow down your browsing, as will, Weather desktop items and many other features.

Many people who are gamers will recommend doing a 'clean install' of the OS every six months or year, which I think is a little crazy, yet I did find that after five years when I did a clean install after a rootkit infection, it did speed up the system considerably.

Edited by Mooseby, 28 December 2010 - 09:24 AM.

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