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#1 sistermt

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 09:07 PM

Using IE 8 running Windows Vista. It takes a good 15-20 minutes upon startup before I can open up the browser. Then all day long it seems like the computer has gone to sleep, all of a sudden I hear a humming noise (possibly the hard drive starting up) and the browser will respond. This happens every 10 minutes or so. Could my processor need to be replaced? I ran a virus scan McAfee and it shows no virus, there were 63 tracking cookies fixed but nothing else.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:03 AM

1) McAfee is the worst. May I suggest you replace it with ANY other anti virus utility?

2) Let's check your hd. Right-click on a command prompt icon and open as administrator. In the command prompt window type:chkdsk /r (then press ENTER). You'll be told the disk is in use and asked if you want to run checkdisk on the next boot. Say yes, exit the command prompt window, and reboot.

3) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?


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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:18 AM

My McAfee experience was horrible!!

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 06:32 PM

Did the chkdsk/r but didn't get any message after doing it. It looks like everything was ok. I can't tell if it's running any smoother yet. Thanks for the input.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:56 PM

Still freezing up, but not as bad as before

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 07:13 AM

I'm not real crazy about that humming noise you hear. If there's some way you can isolate the sound and identify the source that would be very helpful.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 07:34 AM

Should I open the PC and try to determine if it is the HD or the fan?

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 07:40 AM

Sure

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 07:36 AM

Ok, I cleaned out the inside of the computer, and it seems as though the humming stopped. The fan was all gunked up with dust. The IE browser is running a bit better after I ran the Malware remover (1 was found). Still it's running a bit slow but not as bad as before. What should I set the Temporary internet files disk space to use? I currently have it set at 100, should I increase it?

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 07:39 AM

Mine is set at 250Mb




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