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Falling Apart Computer

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#1 kayla


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Posted 15 August 2006 - 06:58 AM

Once again I am sitting on my husband's computer as mine is just acting very weird. if you recall from my previous posts, my computer was running slow and making weird noises. Come to find out if was my c drive going bad. So we went out and bought a 80 g hard drive, so now I have an 80g main drive and a 120g secondary drive. I ended up loosing all my programs and had to reinstall them all, all working very fine, but now when I turn on my computer it runs really slow, it takes about 15 minutes to open up " My computer" and everything pretty much takes awhile to load. I don't understand what is going on with my computer but it is getting on my nerves, alot. I mean really. does anyone know what could be causing this problem? or any clues? thanks for any help you can give :thumbsup:

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 07:12 AM

Did you reinstall your data? Perhaps your data contained an infection and now you have it on your computer again? It is a possibility.

Another thing we can check is this, assuming you are using Windows XP:

ctrl + alt + del

Click the Performance tab.

Give us the numbers found under Physical Memory and next to Total and Available.

Also, while you have the Task Manager open, tell us the average amount of CPU Usage you see (in percents).

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#3 kayla

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 07:15 AM

it takes 15 minutes for that to show up as well, but when I can I will try.
we started all over again from scratch. so I have just reinstalled all programs....
I am having the worst month ever.
not to mention I ended up having to get a new case because my power button got stuck inside the case.

***edit: okay the physical memory total is 1048048

Edited by kayla, 15 August 2006 - 08:41 AM.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 05:12 PM

Seeing as you have reinstalled all your software on a new HDD, it is likely they are doing what programs all around the world love - making themselves part of windows startup!

Go to the start ups forum and get someone to help you blow away some unnecessary start up programs...


Hope that helps! :thumbsup:
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