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#1 waxace

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 03:55 AM

Perhaps one or two of you folks can offer some suggestions to an issue I seem to be having...

Lately Windows seems to be very slow responding .. ie: opening a program, opening Internet Explorer.
Internet Explorer used to open up within a second or two at the most.
Now it seems to wait about five or even ten seconds before opening...
I have done a few checks.
1. My connection speed is well above average 15,000 kbps
2. A full sweep for Spyware, Trojans and viruses with a few programs.
(Spysweeper, Spybot, McAfee Virus Scan, A2, Ad-Aware, X-Cleaner, Pest Patrol)

I have not installed anything different, and have gone back a few Restore points with the same effect.

Is there anything that I am missing or does anyone have this issue and can suggest a solution??

HELP! It's driving me crazy and it is very fustrating...

I have Win XP Pro SP 2 fully patched...


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Posted 26 September 2006 - 08:26 AM

Please check the Processes tab in Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del) and see how many processes are running, and if any of them are consuming a lot of the CPU time (System Idle Process should be relatively high - mine's at 98%).

Also, what are your system specs? (processor, RAM, hard drive, etc) If you don't know, let us know the exact make and model of your system and we can look it up.
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Posted 26 September 2006 - 08:29 AM

Try using the following which in addition to being an anti-malware scan (on-line), it is a performance and registry scan and it is free:

Windows Live Onecare Free Scan
http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

Make sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and
not the "Try It Now Free" on the right side.

Allow it to download an Active X component.
Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opens
Click "Next"

Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.

Allow it to scan - it may take quite, maybe two hours or so depending on how big your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive are.

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 08:55 PM

Done Maint no so long ago.
I do not run all the forementioned programs all the time. I use them to "Check and clean" the system weekly...
Perhaps I should let someone analize my Hi-jack this log......
I know that I am clean of crap, something perhaps a setting is slowing this CPU down..

I'll post back with updates but if you think of anything else, please post...


System is Dimension 8100 P 4 1.4 g 40 G Hard drive 640 Ram
Windows XP Pro Office XP Pro (2003)
Thanks Again
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Edited by waxace, 26 September 2006 - 08:57 PM.



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Posted 26 September 2006 - 09:16 PM

How much free space is on your hard drive?

Have you deleted temp files recently and defragged?

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 09:25 PM

I have Diskeeper 10 activly defragging...
55% free space on HD


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Posted 26 September 2006 - 09:26 PM

Shut down Spysweeper and see if you still have the problem.
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 03:20 AM

I do not have spysweeper running.
I use it on demand as needed...


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Posted 27 September 2006 - 05:18 AM

I assume you have cleaned your system temp files and internet temp files recently.

Read the Slow Computer Checklist Here:
Slow Computer Checklist
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/

If those steps do not resolve your problem you are welcome to post a HJT log in our HJT Logs and Analysis Forum -(not here in the Windows XP forum because the HJT Team would never look for it here)

Read the pinned post in our “HijackThis” forum,
here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
Carefully read and follow all directions explicitly.

Following instructions create a HJT log, and POST THE HJT LOG YOU CREATED IN OUR HJT FORUM – not in this forum,
at this link.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/posthjtlog.html
Include the specs for your computer (ie, processor, amount of RAM, brand or motherboard, etc, and briefly describe the problem you are experiencing.)




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