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My Computer Is Just Slow.


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#1 raidencmc

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 08:39 PM

I am not sure where to start. My computer has slowed down. The boot up, the internet connection, and opening programs. I have wiped everything clean and reinstalled windows and after awhile it just slows down. I cannot think of any software or dirvers I have installed that seem to be around the time when it began to slow down. I ran my Nortons, Spysweeper, and spybot in safe mode with no problems. I also defragged and cleandisked. I went through my programs in the start up and made sure that only the essentials are loading up. I also went in the task manager and looked at what programs were using alot of memory and the only on was the system idle process. It ranges from 90% to 99%. I am not really sure what to do or if there is anything to do. Just let me know what other info you need to help.


Date 2007/06/18 21:37:21

[PC Information]
Model Name Satellite L15
Part Number PSL10U-01X02FV
Serial Number 35077094W
OS Version Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
BIOS Version V1.80
CPU Intel® Celeron® M processor 1.30GHz
Memory 240MB RAM
Hard Disk Capacity 40,007,761,920 [Byte] 37.260 [GB]
Hard Disk Free Space Capacity 24,177,000,448 [Byte] 22.517 [GB]
Video Intel® 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller ver=6.14.10.3929
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 Pixels
Color Quality True Color (32 Bit)
Sound Conexant AC-Link Audio ver=6.13.10.8355
Network Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC ver=5.618.1015.2004 MacAddr=00:C0:9F:8D:AC:0D
INPROCOMM IPN2220 Wireless LAN Card ver=3.3.11.2004 MacAddr=00:0E:9B:AA:C3:C6
Modem AC97 SoftV92 Data Fax Modem with SmartCP ver=7.12.13.50
IDE Device 1 TOSHIBA MK4025GAS
IDE Device 2 None
IDE Device 3 TSSTcorp CDW/DVD TS-L462A Firmware=TO30
IDE Device 4 None
IDE Device 5 None
IDE Device 6 None
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11

EC/KBC Version ""
PS-MICOM Version ""

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Edited by raidencmc, 18 June 2007 - 08:39 PM.


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#2 jgweed

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:16 PM

System Idle Process is actually the per cent NOT being used, not an actual programme component itself.
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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:36 PM

Memory 240MB RAM is very low. Get more ram if possible.

Many people want 99 % idle. That is excellent.

http://computercleanup.blogspot.com/

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 11:19 PM

What zbd said...just go to a computer store, radio shack, etc... and ask for additional RAM cards or memory cards. U might need to know your DDR type; but once you get, just apply to your hardware. It should work.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 01:32 AM

ur system config is too low mann but if its running slower than wat its supposed 2 be then its the prob wid ur ram
dont add more rams first replace ur ram i guess for ur sys a 512mb ddr(400mhz) will do da wrk

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 06:31 PM

Thanks. I just can't figure out why the speed has changed so much. I actually looked at RAM over the weekend. They had a great deal for a gig but were out of it. When I do get it and install it do I need to install 2 chips that are the same or could I get the gig and then put it in the first slot and put my 256 in the second??

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 06:55 PM

You can verify what memory works on your computer at Crucial. Enter your computer info or allow Crucial to scan your computer. Link for Crucial is below:
http://www.crucial.com/crucial/pvtcontent/...;memtype=CHOOSE

Check and see how much startup time and computer speed is gained by exiting Spysweeper. Spysweeper and Norton are known resource hogs especially when running in the background and slow startup.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 19 June 2007 - 07:06 PM

Check and see how much startup time and computer speed is gained by exiting Spysweeper. Spysweeper and Norton are known resource hogs especially when running in the background and slow startup.

Are you recommending different antispware and antivirus software

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 07:24 PM

If you have Norton, get rid of it.
Use the free AVG.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Norton_Removal_T...mNRT_d4749.html

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=886

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 08:05 PM

Not at this point. I suggested you try exiting Spysweeper to see how much difference it made in computer starting up and afterwards. If the difference is enough that you want suggestions then I would be happy to do that.
Which Norton product do you have? Is it just antivirus?

Edited by buddy215, 19 June 2007 - 08:08 PM.

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A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 20 June 2007 - 06:38 AM

I have Norton AV 2005. It has email and messenger protection. But since I use yahoo I turned off the email protection. I am positive that Spysweeper will improve start up so I guess what suggestions. I have Spybot but only use it to scan periodically.

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 08:38 AM

spyware blaster is a good program to have. Just update every two weeks. It is not a program you scan with but blocks a lot activex malware in IE and some third party cookies automatically in Firefox.
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

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Since you have Spybot, activate the teatimer if you haven't. That will give you some real time protection.
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I like to keep one of the better antispyware programs such as Super Antispyware or AVG 7.5 antispyware on my computer and update it once a week. They both are free for the home user. Just block them from loading at startup and use one to scan with if you have a problem or just to check.
http://www.superantispyware.com/
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1
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If you are using IE as your default browser, I would suggest you check out Firefox.
As most malware is aimed at IE it is much safer to use another browser. Firefox with an addon extension called NoScript will protect you against "driveby" installation of malware which is becoming more prevalent across the web.
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An informed, safe user is the best protection from malware. No program can stop you from clicking on a link in Email, IMs, opening an attachment, downloading free screensavers, porn, using P2P programs or visiting gambling sites.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

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