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#1 mojavemystic

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 11:56 PM

Hello,

I just fixed my computer with HJT and some other programs to remove spyware, etc. Since then, I have noticed that the pages are down loading slooowly. *Yawn*

I suspect that it is my firewall causing it?? I use Zone Alarm. Could this be doing it? If so, how can I fix it?

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 12:58 AM

It might be zone alarm but i dn wanna give u false hope. However, i advise u to remove zone alarm from add/remove program from the cntrl panel and reboot your system. :thumbsup:

No harm doing that and after which check the boot up duration.

Here, i am not sure weather it is the bootup that u are saying slow or opening application browser etc....

For bootup, u can check your startup by going to START > RUN , type in msconfig and look at the startupp tab and see if your messenger or any other application that YOU KNOW has been chosen to start up while booting. You can deselect this by going to the APPLICATION options and uncheck the box in startup while booting. This will recover your bootup speed fast. :flowers:

For opening up application browser, might wanna take a look at Ctrl Alt Del to check the process under CPU tab to see which application takes up the resources or is working behind the OS.

Try the first and 2nd step and if it dosen improves, get back here......... :trumpet:



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Posted 24 January 2006 - 02:13 AM

Zone Alarm works OK if set to default. However if you turned the settings to high in 'Privacy' etc. in the Control Panel, you have to go to 'custom' to change them, and then click on Restore Defaults. This is less arduous than uninstalling.

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 02:18 AM

I forgot to say thet the 'general' tab of 'msconfig' gives you lots of options on startup, minimal services, start programs etc. By disabling selectively you can diagnose the delaying factors.

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 02:22 AM

Try Disk Cleanup. [b]Start>Program Files>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup.
How much system RAM do you have and what programs are you running in the background. (Spybot, AVG, NIS, MacAfee, MS Antispyware,...?)
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 02:02 PM

Hello, '

I am sorry that I didn't explain myself better. The problem is a little more unique than I originally conveyed. What happens is that when I enter such web sites as Ebay or gmail etc and click on links or buttons, sometimes the web pages either take a long time to load or they do not load at all. My Zone Alarm icon in my sys tray is usually red bars and green bars "dancing" on either side. When this incident occurs, the bars disappear and I get a steady icon that shows a ZA (as if there is no activity). This doesn not happen all the time, but it does happen more often than not. This is why I believe it to be my fire wall that is causing it?

I have no problem entering the sites, the problem arises when I try to navigate through the sites. I hope this helps!

By the way, This computer has 1 ghz, 128Mb ram (but it was free!)

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 04:16 PM

Try a Disk Cleanup. Start>Program Files>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup. Right next to disk cleanup is defrag. Do it next. I wold also recommend a 256mb RAM chip. It's about $40+- but will make your computer more stable and should reduce some of your Windows need for Virtual Memory.
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 07:01 PM

Hello,
Did the disk cleanup, but it didn't need the defrag. I don't mean to sound like a noob but what is virtual memory?

I will look into the chip. I can probably figure out how to install it- shouldn't be that difficult.

Thank you.

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Edited by mojavemystic, 24 January 2006 - 07:03 PM.

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 07:29 PM

:thumbsup: Now I see there are different kinds of RAM. This computer is a Hewlett Packard Pavilion. Probably five years oldish or older. Def not newer. What kind of RAM??

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 09:28 PM

The RAM will be no sweat. This program will tell you what you have and what type you should get.. Everest
Virtual memory is a spaced reserved on your hard drive so that windows can swap files between RAm and the hard drive. Usually it is 1 times the size of your RAM. In your case it should be about 192mb.
It is located...
Start>Control Panel>System>Preformance>Virtual Memory...>
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 09:30 PM

I forgot...When you run Everest post the results of your RAM speed and type, processor, hard drive space used/free.
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 10:07 PM

SPD

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[ DIMM1: Hyundai 7V631601BTFG-75 ]

Memory Module Properties:
Module Name Hyundai 7V631601BTFG-75
Serial Number 2E09A105h
Module Size 128 MB (2 ranks, 4 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered
Memory Type SDRAM
Memory Speed PC133 (133 MHz)
Module Width 64 bit
Module Voltage LVTTL
Error Detection Method None
Refresh Rate Normal (15.625 us), Self-Refresh

Memory Timings:
@ 133 MHz 3.0-3-3-6 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
@ 100 MHz 2.0-2-2-5 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

Memory Module Features:
Early RAS# Precharge Not Supported
Auto-Precharge Supported
Precharge All Supported
Write1/Read Burst Supported
Buffered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
Registered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
On-Card PLL (Clock) Not Supported
Buffered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Registered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Differential Clock Input Not Supported
Redundant Row Address Not Supported

Memory Module Manufacturer:
Company Name Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
Product Information http://www.hynix.com/eng/02_products/01_dram/index.jsp
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 10:11 PM

Or, is this it?
When I ran this a comment was at the bottom:
"Problem AGP aperture size is more than half of the system memory size. This may cause performance penalty. " Any way to fix this??
[ North Bridge: VIA VT8365A ProSavage KM133A ]

North Bridge Properties:
North Bridge VIA VT8365A ProSavage KM133A
In-Order Queue Depth 4

Memory Controller:
Bank Interleave 4-way

Memory Timings:
CAS Latency (CL) 3T
RAS To CAS Delay (tRCD) 3T
RAS Precharge (tRP) 3T
RAS Active Time (tRAS) 6T

Memory Slots:
DRAM Slot #1 128 MB (PC133 SDRAM)

AGP Controller:
AGP Version 2.00
AGP Status Enabled
AGP Device nVIDIA Vanta
AGP Aperture Size 64 MB
Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x
Current AGP Speed 4x
Fast-Write Not Supported
Side Band Addressing Supported, Disabled

Chipset Manufacturer:
Company Name VIA Technologies, Inc.
Product Information http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets
Driver Download http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=2

Problems & Suggestions:
Problem AGP aperture size is more than half of the system memory size. This may cause performance penalty.

[ South Bridge: VIA VT82C686A ]

South Bridge Properties:
South Bridge VIA VT82C686A
Revision 22
Package Type 352 Pin BGA
Package Size 2.7 cm x 2.7 cm
Process Technology 0.35 um
Core Voltage 3.3 V

Chipset Manufacturer:
Company Name VIA Technologies, Inc.
Product Information http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets
Driver Download http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=2
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 10:12 PM

Memory

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Physical Memory:
Total 127 MB
Used 70 MB
Free 57 MB
Utilization 55 %

Swap Space:
Total 339 MB
Used 283 MB
Free 55 MB
Utilization 84 %

Virtual Memory:
Total 466 MB
Used 354 MB
Free 112 MB
Utilization 76 %

Physical Address Extension (PAE):
Supported by Operating System Yes
Supported by CPU Yes
Active No

Problems & Suggestions:
Suggestion Install more system memory to improve applications performance.
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Posted 25 January 2006 - 12:36 AM

AAS is the amount of system memory (RAM) shared with an AGP graphics card in order for it to have more memory to process textures and other visual data.

Some people think that the more RAM you share with the graphics card, the larger the performance boost. In some cases, this might be true. In others, it might result in a performance drop. There are two common outcomes from setting the AAS too high: (1) If you share too much RAM with your graphics card and an application takes advantage of that, you will have less RAM for other functions of the software, and possibly for background applications. (2) If the graphics card does not utilize the memory, it is not taken from system memory. In this case, there are no problems with AAS sucking all of your system RAM, despite its setting in the BIOS configuration utility. The latter is the most common case, since most people have enough memory now to compensate for a high AAS, and most applications would not take all of the memory anyway.
http://www.tweak3d.net/articles/aperture-size/

The fact is your 128megs of Ram is light! XP may run on it, but more is definately better.

"Module Size 128 MB (2 ranks, 4 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered
Memory Type SDRAM"

Physical Memory:
Total 127 MB
Used 70 MB
Free 57 MB
Utilization 55 %

Swap Space:
Total 339 MB
Used 283 MB
Free 55 MB
Utilization 84 %

Virtual Memory:
Total 466 MB
Used 354 MB
Free 112 MB
Utilization 76 %

Using the swapfile instead of ram slows your computer down as writing to disk is much slower than ram.

Cures:
Get a graphics card that has its own memory, increase the amount of RAM, or a combo of the two.
(the cheapest is more RAM - min 512megs recommended)

Of course minimize the amount of ram being taken by background aps where and IF you can. Be careful not to deactivate your AV ap, antispyware aps, and firewall.

By the way, how old is your version of Zonealarm? If you are using an older version, updating to a new version may be beneficial.

Your Winsock may also need attention -
XP Winsock fix
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html

Did you use Hijack This yourself or did you get assistance from our HJT Team?

WinSock XP Fix offers a last resort if your Internet connectivity has been corrupted due to invalid or removed registry entries. It can often cure the problem of lost connections after the removal of Adware components or improper uninstall of firewall applications or other tools that modify the XP network and Winsock settings. If you encounter connection problems after removing network related software, Adware or after registry clean-up; and all other ways fail, then give WinSock XP Fix a try. It can create a registry backup of your current settings, so it is fairly safe to use. We actually tested it on a test machine that was having a Winsock problem due to some Adware removal, and after running the utility and rebooting, the connectivity was restored.

Edited by Enthusiast, 25 January 2006 - 12:58 AM.





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