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#1 mr benn

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 04:51 AM

My pc has suddenly become very slow booting up (3-4 minutes) It takes ages to get past the Windows XP screen. Just as its gets past that screen , the windows melody play, but is very broken up.
Once booted up (no error messages), I can use the internet okay. However, if I try and play any video or music in Windows Media Player, it is very slow and breaks up.

Just before this started happening I did encounter a virus, which has corrupted my start menu (most of the programs have dissapered off the menu).

However I have ran various Virus checkers and none have resolved either issue. I have posted 2 threads which the Admins have been helping me with, but have now suggested its performance rather than virus related.

The results are included in these posts re-virus checking
- http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic386479.html
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic389125.html

My pc is a Patriot PT2980 . Here is my exact spec. http://speccy.piriform.com/results/FArqFRO9ypHqWXpMLt01u3y



Thanks for any advice.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 08:38 AM

If you have corrupt/damaged system files...then your atlernatives are to either try a repair install of XP...or try to run the sfc /scannow command.

Although there was some commentary about this being a hardware issue...damaged system files seems a more likely suspect, IMO.

As for the WMP issue...have you tried using a different player...to see if the problem is WMP?

Louis

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install (Stevens) - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43051.html

Edited by hamluis, 17 April 2011 - 08:50 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2011 - 08:17 AM

When I bought my desktop there were no Windows cd's , but it did make me do a System restore , which took up 3 cd's.
Do you think this is my Win XP operationg system ? There are loads of files on it - sorry, not on a pc with a cd drive, so cant list them right now.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 11:20 AM

There's little point in me guessing...at what you have created...since I am unfamiliar with Patriot systems, how they work, support procedures, etc.

If you consult your owner/user manual...it should explain a few things.

FWIW: Recovery/restore disks...are not equal to a MS Genuine XP CD. Recovery/restore disks are generally intended to revert a system to the same programs and O/S status the system had when purchased. Such disks cannot be used to execute functions which clearly are written for MS Genuine XP/Windows CDs.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 11:50 AM

Just tried another media player (nero ) and that is not playing videos correctly either . Very broken up. The viseo file itself is not corrupted, becuase if you press pause, then rewind to the start it plays okay.

Will see if I can run the repair system files.

I can sense my credit card is going to be paying for a new pc anyway but Id like to fix these issues first if possible !

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 12:41 PM

You have already run the basic tools...Sound Troubleshooter, Video Troubleshooter, DX Diagnostic...which Windows provides?

You've run the DirectX diagnostic tool?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Run-DirectX-Diagnostic-Tool

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 02:31 PM

Sorry Hamlius - how can I run these Windows tools ?

Just an update - Im listening to something on the BBC iplayer - and thats breaking up a bit as well.

Edited by mr benn, 19 April 2011 - 02:32 PM.


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Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:47 PM

If you use the Windows Help menus...they will guide you to the tools mentioned previously.

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