The computer is running much better now. However, It under performs a lesser laptop that I use to do daily financial work. I run a couple of programs simultaneously and this desktop lags quite a bit while the laptop does not.
Here is what I have done.....
Logged into Safe Mode and ran Malwarebytes, ran my Avast scan, and I have run a disc check on a start up.
Can I clean up the Image D: drive?
Is the Windows Defrag the way to go or should I run a aftermarket defrag? In Safe Mode?
What is the best way to Clean the Registry after a major amount of software and user data is removed?
Will removing the two user accounts and all of their data effect other data on the computer or just the software they installed?
What is the best way to remove User Accounts and all the data?
Could the lag be caused by Hardware issues?
If so, how would I go about checking out hard ware issues? (disk check ran fine and did not report any problems, the only noticeable thing is that a cooling fan is making a little noise, more than say a new one but is still working.)
I hope that is not too much all at once,
Thanks in advance,
HP Desktop, AMD 9500 Quad 4, 640GB HD, Vista 64 bit SP2, Avast Free, Ad-Aware with live watch running, Windows Firewall.
Edited by hamluis, 20 January 2011 - 07:11 PM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected.