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Computer Is Just Plain Out Slow!


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#1 jewman

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 11:58 AM

I went to the malware forums and they said I was clean, but my computer is extremly slow. Everything takes a really long time to load. Is there anything I can do to make it faster? I do defrag's and ATF and cleanup weekly.

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 12:56 PM

Have you checked to see what unneeded applications launch on boot? Many applications will run in the background waiting to be launched; each takes a little of your system resources and each adds to the time it takes to launch Windows.
If you have Spybot installed, it has a startup tool that allows you to manage these applications, and you can review those checked against the BC start-up database to determine which you do not need.
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#3 jewman

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 02:14 PM

Yes, I have already done that.

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 04:52 PM

Are you talking about programs taking a long time to load or web apges?

Edited by Enthusiast, 19 February 2006 - 04:52 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2006 - 12:11 AM

BOTH!

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 12:34 AM

What are your system specs? RAM, Processor, hard drive used&free space? Are you running MacAfee or Norton? What security software are you running?
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 09:02 AM

See:

Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers:

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
http://www.bootdisk.com/bootlist/208.htm#4

Right-click is extremely slow only when Network is enabled:

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rcdelay.htm

Right click crashes Explorer.exe after installing Windows XP SP2?:

http://www.winxptutor.com/sp2/divxcrash.htm

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 06:50 PM

Dell Dimension 4700. 512mb of ram pentium 4 processer, 146GB of HD 93% free about 11GB used. Mcaffe and IDK I got ATF. Cleanup. Spybot. Ewido. Ad-Aware. Spy Sweeper. Defrag weekly

Edited by jewman, 20 February 2006 - 06:51 PM.





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