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Vista running extremely slow and takes a really long time to shut down


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#1 wendell66

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 03:22 PM

....this pretty much sums it up. I did a scan disk, installed a new virus protection (avast), ccleaner, ran new scans and nothing seems to work. Before I resort to the likely inevitable solution (restoring back to factory settings), anyone want to try and see if we can fix this without having to wipe out the hard drive?


Edited by hamluis, 03 July 2015 - 02:45 PM.
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Posted 01 July 2015 - 03:39 PM

Hi....This was happenning to me & it ended up being that I had a failing Hard Drive. Check your Hard Drive first to make sure that it's ok.



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Posted 01 July 2015 - 03:40 PM

How do I do that?

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 04:21 PM

It runs much better and faster in safe mode.

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 04:48 PM

Did a disk drive status check in a command prompt window.......

All is a-ok.

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 08:25 PM

I meant the HDD is ok.....I am still experiencing the really slow response time and really really slow shut down time.

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 11:00 PM

Hi....Did you check for any malware, spyware, adware or a Virus??



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 01:33 AM

When did it last have a thorough cleaning? Programs, malware, files.
 



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 11:25 AM

yep....did all the scans as recommended here ..................

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/462831/vista-runs-fine-in-safe-mode-very-slow-otherwise/

 

no improvement.



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 02:38 PM

I found Comodo Rescue Disc really good for finding problems:it runs a pre boot scan and picks up problems others miss;it has saved me from re-install several times.
Also,reinstalling the master boot record has solved chronic problems.



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 02:39 PM

Download and run wipe.

 

https://privacyroot.com/software/www/en/wipe.php

 

Under details make sure the highlighted button is ticked prior to cleaning.

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Then System ninja

https://singularlabs.com/software/system-ninja/

 

Scan for junk then delete.

 

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Then.....

 

Go ahead and install ccleaner Now that you have the program installed go ahead and run the cleaner function.

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
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Now that you have cleaned out some temp files, lets go ahead and disable all of the items starting up with your machine except your antivirus. To do this you will need to click on tools then start up select each item then disable.

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Now that you have disabled those un-needed start ups lets go into the settings, we will have Ccleaner run when your machine boots, so that you will never have to worry about cleaning temp files again.

To do this:

  • Hit options.
  • Settings.
  • Place a tick to run Ccleaner when the computer starts.


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Now go to the advanced tab, and select close program after cleaning, now run the cleaner again this will close Ccleaner.

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Reboot your machine and then follow the  instructions below.

 

Step 1: eScanAV.

 

Disable your antivirus prior to this scan.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/114351/how-to-temporarily-disable-your-anti-virus-firewall-and-anti-malware-programs/

Download the eScanAV Anti-Virus Toolkit (MWAV)
http://www.escanav.com/english/content/products/downloadlink/downloadcounter.asp?pcode=MWAV&src=english_dwn&type=alter

 

Source

http://www.escanav.com/english/content/products/downloadlink/downloadproduct.asp?pcode=MWAV
Save the file to your desktop.
Right click run as administrator.
A new icon will appear on your desktop.
Right click run as administrator on new icon.
Click on the update tab.
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Once you have updated the program, make sure the settings are the same as the picture below.
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Once you have made sure the settings match the picture, hit the Scan & Clean button.
Upon scan completion, click View Log.
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Copy and paste entire log into your next reply.

Note: Reboot after you remove infections.

 

Step 2: Zemana

 

Run a full scan with Zemana antimalware.

http://www.zemana.us/product/zemana-antimalware/default.aspx

Install and select deep scan.

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Remove any infections found.

Then click on the icon in the pic below.

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Double click on the scan log, copy and paste here in your reply.

Note: Reboot after you remove infections.

 

 

Step 3: Junkware Removal Tool.
 
Please download Junkware Removal Tool and save it on your desktop.

Source

http://thisisudax.org/

  • Shut down your anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click it and select Run as administrator.
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Please post the JRT log.

Step 4: Adware Cleaner.
 
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.


  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Scan button.
  • When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.


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Posted 05 July 2015 - 12:48 PM

Hi....This was happenning to me & it ended up being that I had a failing Hard Drive. Check your Hard Drive first to make sure that it's ok.

 

Run Piriform's SPECCY. Click on "File", "Publish Snapshot", "Yes" and post the weblink that pops up in your next reply.


Edited by Willy22, 05 July 2015 - 03:39 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2015 - 01:51 PM

IDK if this is against the rules, I didn't see anything specifically stating this was not OK. 

I can help thru TeamViewer, if that's OK with you. Send me your ID.



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Posted 05 July 2015 - 02:33 PM

IDK if this is against the rules, I didn't see anything specifically stating this was not OK. 
I can help thru TeamViewer, if that's OK with you. Send me your ID.


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#15 wendell66

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 06:02 PM

Thx all fe the replies....I ended up doing a full system restore. Having to run hundreds of windows updates is getting old. I find the 'puter still runs slow....its old though. I may have squeezed the last bit of life out of it now. My av is bit defender......i sometimes wonder if it is more of a problem than what it's worth.

And thx yenial for the offer...but that is the last thing I would do from someone on a msg board.......esp one with 3 posts...no offense.




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