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Very Slow Shutdown/restart


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#1 jd_jordan

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 10:43 AM

I work offshore, so i dont know what my old lady did, but when i got home my laptop is very slow at shutting down and restartin now. i have tried everything that i could possible think of. My computer used to run like a champ, but now its limpin pretty bad I am running window xp home edition W/ service pack 2, i have 1 gig of ram, a 1.5 gig celeron processor, and a 60 gig harddrive. please any suggestions would be appreciated. thank you.

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 11:36 AM

You may have a malware infection.

Download, install, update and then run the following using safe more to run them:

Ad-Aware SE Personal - freeware
http://www.lavasoft.com/
Click on Adaware SE Personal in “Products” on the left side of the page
Or it may be easier to find it here:
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Adawa...nal/965718306/1


Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Be sure to enable “Teatimer” which gives you realtime protection against malware invasion. (absolutely necessary)

Also download, install and update the following ap. After updating it let it run a scan:

Microsoft Windows Defender
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
This also provides realtime protection. (absolutely necessary)

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 12:20 PM

Also Go toStart>Run>MSCONFIG see what are the programs loading during startup/ disable the ones that arent necessary. This will help a lot. You can check it against the forum startup list.
Has she been regular with maintenance? It wud be a good idea to check the free space/ disk fragmentation levels and run a disk cleanup and defragment if its been a while as it will also lend speed to boot and shutdown.




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