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#1 Verrette

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:22 PM

I inherited my uncle's computer. It hasn't been run in a while, but I am trying to get it clean, speedy, safe & up to date. Can I somehow get you all my computers info so you can see what needs to be done and then advise me on what to download etc....  Thanks :)


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:08 PM

Hello and welcome Verrette. Please post a Speccy log for the others to review.
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  • Go to Piriform's website, and click the big download.png button. Next, click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
  • After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
  • Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course): speccyq.png Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot You will see the following prompt: publish.png Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard copydi.png Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the replyji.png button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box. Congrats! You have just posted your specs!

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:32 AM

Greets-  There is also BelArc Advisor.  Needs an iNet connection when you run it as it accesses their database for info on your system.  Gives fairly extensive details on hardware, network (if you have one), USB devices that have been connected, and even various security updates that you chould get.  Go here http://belarc.com/free_download.html  to get the free software.

 

 

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:30 PM

Piriform Speccy Results:

 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/ETDmYxxuVdBAkOd0Iua1oaG


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 07:49 AM

We also need to see what programs are installed on the computer.

 

Please download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.

Checkmark the following box:

•List Installed Programs

Click Go and copy / paste the result (Result.txt).

 

There is also another option. You could reinstall XP and start with a clean slate.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 09:36 AM

As I appreciate the input, I just upgraded my system to sp3. The most current results as of 7/14/13 are

 

SPECCY:

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/doyMBdkbtU1SxEd7r3jO56F

 

MINITOOLBOX (installed programs)

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 13-07-2013
Ran by HP_Administrator (administrator) on 14-07-2013 at 10:35:22
Running from "C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\My Documents\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
 
=========================== Installed Programs ============================
 
Adobe AIR (Version: 3.7.0.2090)
Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX (Version: 11.7.700.224)
Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin (Version: 11.8.800.94)
Adobe Reader 7.0.5 (Version: 7.0.5)
Agere Systems PCI-SV92PP Soft Modem
AiO_Scan (Version: 50.0.206.000)
AiO_Scan_CDA (Version: 51.0.230.000)
AiOSoftware (Version: 50.0.206.000)
AiOSoftwareNPI (Version: 51.0.230.000)
Apple Application Support (Version: 2.3.4)
Apple Mobile Device Support (Version: 6.1.0.13)
Apple Software Update (Version: 2.1.3.127)
Ares 2.1.7 (Version: 2.1.7-Build#3041)
Bonjour (Version: 3.0.0.10)
BufferChm (Version: 70.0.170.000)
CameraDrivers (Version: 5.0.0.328)
CameraDrivers (Version: 6.0.0.212)
CameraUserGuides (Version: 6.0.0.212)
CP_AtenaShokunin1Config (Version: 70.0.170.000)
CP_CalendarTemplates1 (Version: 70.0.170.000)
cp_LightScribeConfig (Version: 70.0.170.000)
cp_OnlineProjectsConfig (Version: 70.0.170.000)
CP_Package_Basic1 (Version: 70.0.170.000)
CP_Package_Variety1 (Version: 70.0.170.000)
CP_Package_Variety2 (Version: 70.0.170.000)
CP_Package_Variety3 (Version: 70.0.170.000)
CP_Panorama1Config (Version: 70.0.170.000)
cp_PosterPrintConfig (Version: 70.0.170.000)
cp_UpdateProjectsConfig (Version: 70.0.170.000)
CueTour (Version: 70.0.170.000)
DC-Bass Source 1.3.0
Destinations (Version: 70.0.170.000)
DeviceManagementQFolder (Version: 1.00.0000)
DISCover (Version: 3.31)
DivX Setup (Version: 2.6.1.8)
DocProc (Version: 6.0.0.0)
DocumentViewer (Version: 61.0.163.000)
Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard Solution
Fax (Version: 50.0.206.000)
Fax_CDA (Version: 51.0.230.000)
ffdshow v1.1.4399 [2012-03-22] (Version: 1.1.4399.0)
Google Chrome (Version: 28.0.1500.72)
Google Update Helper (Version: 1.3.21.153)
Haali Media Splitter
High Definition Audio Driver Package - KB888111 (Version: 20040219.000000)
HP Boot Optimizer (Version: 3.0.0)
HP Deskjet Printer Preload (Version: 10.1.0)
HP DigitalMedia Archive (Version: 2.0)
HP Document Viewer 6.1 (Version: 6.1)
HP DVD Play 2.1
HP Game Console
HP Imaging Device Functions 7.0 (Version: 7.0)
HP Photosmart 330,380,420,470,7800,8000,8200 Series (Version: 8.1)
HP Photosmart Cameras 6.0 (Version: 6.0)
HP Photosmart Essential (Version: 1.12.0.46)
HP Photosmart for Media Center PC
HP Photosmart Premier Software 6.5 (Version: 6.5)
HP Product Assistant (Version: 100.000.001.000)
HP PSC & OfficeJet 5.3.B
HP PSC & OfficeJet 6.1.A
HP Solution Center and Imaging Support Tools 6.1 (Version: 6.1)
HP Update (Version: 5.003.001.001)
HP Web Helper
hpiCamDrvQFolder (Version: 6.0.0)
HPPhotoSmartExpress (Version: 70.0.170.000)
HPProductAssistant (Version: 61.0.163.000)
HpSdpAppCoreApp (Version: 3.00.0000)
IB Updater Service (Version: 3.0.5.4)
InstantShareAlert (Version: 1.00.0000)
InstantShareDevices (Version: 70.0.170.000)
iTunes (Version: 11.0.4.4)
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 5 (Version: 1.5.0.50)
Java 7 Update 25 (Version: 7.0.250)
Java Auto Updater (Version: 2.0.7.1)
Java™ 6 Update 35 (Version: 6.0.350)
Lagarith Lossless Codec (1.3.27)
LAME v3.99.3 (for Windows)
LightScribe  1.4.84.1 (Version: 1.4.84.1)
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 (Version: 1.1.4322)
Microsoft Application Error Reporting (Version: 12.0.6012.5000)
Microsoft Away Mode (Version: 6.0.0160.0)
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP (Version: 1)
Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs
Microsoft Money 2006 (Version: 15)
Microsoft National Language Support Downlevel APIs
Microsoft Office 2003 Edition 60 Days Trial Welcome Tour (Version: 1.0.0)
Microsoft Security Client (Version: 4.2.0223.1)
Microsoft Security Essentials (Version: 4.2.223.1)
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148 (Version: 9.0.30729.4148)
Microsoft Works (Version: 08.04.0623)
Mozilla Firefox 22.0 (x86 en-US) (Version: 22.0)
Mozilla Maintenance Service (Version: 22.0)
muvee autoProducer 5.0 (Version: 5.00.050)
muvee autoProducer unPlugged 2.0 (Version: 2.0.0)
NewCopy (Version: 50.0.206.000)
NewCopy_CDA (Version: 51.0.230.000)
NVIDIA Drivers
ooVoo (Version: 3.5.9041)
OpenSource Flash Video Splitter 1.0.0.5 (Version: 1.0.0.5)
OptionalContentQFolder (Version: 1.00.0000)
Otto
PanoStandAlone (Version: 61.0.163.000)
PC-Doctor 5 for Windows (Version: 5.00.3462.03)
PhotoGallery (Version: 70.0.170.000)
Picasa 3 (Version: 3.9)
Pixlr-o-matic (Version: 2.1)
PSPrinters08 (Version: 8.01.0000)
PSTAPlugin (Version: 8.01.0000)
Python 2.2 pywin32 extensions (build 203)
Python 2.2.3 (Version: 2.2.3)
Qwiklinx (Version: 1.2.0.1073)
RandMap (Version: 70.0.170.000)
Readme (Version: 51.0.230.000)
RealPlayer
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Registry Recycler (Version: 0.9.1.1000)
Scan (Version: 6.0.0.0)
ScannerCopy (Version: 6.0.0.0)
SkinsHP1 (Version: 70.0.170.000)
SlideShow (Version: 70.0.170.000)
SlideShowMusic (Version: 70.0.170.000)
SolutionCenter (Version: 61.0.163.000)
Sonic Express Labeler (Version: 2.1.0)
Sonic MyDVD Plus (Version: 6.2.0)
Sonic RecordNow Audio (Version: 2.0.6)
Sonic RecordNow Copy (Version: 2.0.6)
Sonic RecordNow Data (Version: 2.0.6)
Sonic Update Manager (Version: 3.0.0)
Sonic_PrimoSDK (Version: 70.0.170.000)
Status (Version: 61.0.163.000)
Toolbox (Version: 61.0.163.000)
Tornado Jockey (Version: WT004613)
TrayApp (Version: 61.0.163.000)
Unload (Version: 7.0.0)
Update for Windows XP (KB912945) (Version: 1)
Update for Windows XP (KB914882) (Version: 1)
Update for Windows XP (KB932823-v3) (Version: 3)
Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Updates from HP (remove only)
VC80CRTRedist - 8.0.50727.6195 (Version: 1.2.0)
WebFldrs XP (Version: 9.50.7523)
WebReg (Version: 61.0.163.000)
WildTangent Web Driver
Windows Feature Pack for Storage (32-bit) - IMAPI update for Blu-Ray (Version: 1.0)
Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803)
Windows Internet Explorer 8 (Version: 20090308.140743)
Windows Media Format 11 runtime
Windows Media Player 11
Windows XP Hotfix - KB873339 (Version: 20041117.092459)
Windows XP Hotfix - KB883667 (Version: 20040812.104354)
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885250 (Version: 20050118.202711)
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885835 (Version: 20041027.181713)
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885836 (Version: 20041028.173203)
Windows XP Hotfix - KB887472 (Version: 20041014.162858)
Windows XP Hotfix - KB887742 (Version: 20041103.095002)
Windows XP Hotfix - KB888113 (Version: 20041116.131036)
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890175 (Version: 20041201.233338)
Windows XP Hotfix - KB891781 (Version: 20050110.165439)
Windows XP Hotfix - KB892050 (Version: 3)
Windows XP Hotfix - KB893066 (Version: 1)
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 KB908246
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 KB925766
Xvid Video Codec (Version: 1.3.2)
Yontoo 1.10.02 (Version: 1.10.02)
 
**** End of log ****

Thanks! -Stacey

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:03 PM

Even though I upgraded to sp3 on my windows XP, the computer is still running ridiculously slow. I pretty sure my anti virus and firewall are up to date.... maybe their is something I can download to make it run faster or maybe their is something I can upgrade? 


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:00 PM

You have 1GB of RAM installed and an Athlon X2 3800 processor.  I had one of those CPUs at one time, so I'm somewhat familiar with its performance capabilities.  It's fine for routine computer use, but it certainly cannot reasonably be compared to any of the processors by either Intel or AMD...which have emerged in the last 8 years or so.  So...if you expect CPU performance similar to any newer CPU...don't hold your breath :).

 

XP can run on 1GB of RAM...depending on the programs that are installed.

 

Google Chrome, iTunes, and oovoo...are the 3 processes taking up the largest portions of RAM usage.  The more windows that you have open at any one time...the more the system is stressed.  I am exluding your installed AV because...it is essential.  Bottom line, as I see it....you need more RAM installed.

 

If you don't want to install enough RAM so that there are at least 2GB of RAM...consider uninstalling the above listed 3 items and using programs that don't tax the system as much as those items do with your current amount of RAM.

 

FWIW:  Upgrading XP to SP3...was never intended by Microsoft or anyone else...to be anything more than a system security move.  It cannot make a system faster...but it sure improves the system defenses against malware threats.

 

That's just my take :).

 

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:15 PM

Hi -

I tend to agree with hamluis that you need more RAM or remove quite a few installed programs

 

Java™ 6 Update 35 (Version: 6.0.350) < Look for this in Add / Remove and delete it
Older versions of Java are subject to vulnerabilities and infections

 

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:15 AM

As for a lot of the terminology from hamluis I don't quite understand. However I get what he is saying. Chrome, itunes and oovoo are the main reasons I go on the computer in the first place so i do not intend on getting rid of them. I will take his advice on not running more then one or two windows at a time as I have noticed it does slow things down. I am just so spoiled by computer I have at work where I have a million things open and i never have any problems. (because it is always being maintenanced and it is windows 7)

 

Thank you Aussie for the advice, I did just delete the Java 6. Like I said, I inherited this computer so I am not sure what I can remove in add or remove programs. I would love to delete everything I don't use. (like games and stuff. but again, not sure which are games and which I actually need)

 

(windows explorer error) J:\refers to a location that is unavailable ....

Is a recent error that comes up when I restart the computer.... (don't know what that means or how to fix it)


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:18 PM

I more than agree with more ram 2g will perk it up nicely.


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 05:03 PM

PC Specs

 

I just bought some SDRAM via Amazon about 2 weeks ago (for an older system used by a friend)...it's affordable and does the job.

 

$10 for 1GB

 

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:08 PM

I will look into purchasing that 1GB. I have also recently received the following errors:

 

(windows explorer error) J:\refers to a location that is unavailable ....

AND

Windows have recovered from a serious....

C:\DOCUME~1\HP_ADM~1\Locals~1\Temp

 

Does any one know what these errors are referring to and how to fix them?


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:50 AM

IMO...analyzing errors involves far more data than you have posted.  Windows and the error reporting system...are just not that simple.

 

My suspicion about any error referencing temporary files...is always malware because I believe that temporary files probably reflect (often) the location from which malware may be trying to launch.  I have no training nor real knowledge that this is the case...just my preconceived idea.

 

But...let's see what we can discern :).  Since you already have MiniToolbox installed, please follow the directions I post.

 

Checkmark the following checkboxes:

  List last 10 Event Viewer log

  List Installed Programs

  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.

 

Click Go and paste the content into your next post.

 

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 09:38 PM

1. I tried to burn a C.D and programs are not recognizing the C.D burner!!!

2. The Application Error Mediahub.exe keeps popping up

 

        I don't need a long reply... just the steps to fix both of these..... (I don't need to know why is happening etc... I just want he solution... A, B, C)

 

Thanks

Stacey


Edited by Verrette, 12 August 2013 - 09:40 PM.

Thanks! -Stacey

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