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#1 MaxJustMax


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Posted 22 January 2006 - 02:56 PM

I'm having an ongoing problem with a sluggish computer. Sometimes it is very slow to boot. Sometimes it boots but when I click the Windows Explorer, the system hangs interminably. It usually comes back in time. Windows Task manager doesn't tell me too much. When I click it, it also is hung for a while before appearing.

I suspect a background process that is sucking down my CPU cycles or some such thing. I've removed Norton AV 6.0 and Webroot Spy Sweeper from my system just in case but I'm still seeing the problem. I also have Zone Alarm pro onboard. That is still active.

Is there a good diagnostic utility or procedure to use for this kind of problem?


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#2 acklan


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Posted 22 January 2006 - 03:10 PM

I would recommend you try the "Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log" . If you go thru the preparation with no results you should post a HJT log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum.
By the time you get to the HJT log you should have a good idea what is wrong with your computer.
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#3 Kruncher


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Posted 22 January 2006 - 11:42 PM

Try running sfc /scannow, it might ask you to insert your Windows disk if it finds any system files that are corrupt.

To make your computer boot faster in general, run bootvis. Check the sources section at the bottom of this post for links to download the program and how to use it.

Hope that helps.

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/syspe...ot/bootvis.mspx < Bootvis
http://www.connectedinternet.co.uk/blog/_a.../3/1433325.html < tutorial

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 10:02 AM

Hello MaxJustMax and welcome to BC.

Try running Ccleaner. I have seen this program fix a sluggish slow booting computer many many times. Do not go to the issues area in that program unless you have a specific registry problem you are trying to fix.

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