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Sluggish Computer, Mainly At Startup

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#1 Dr. Cox

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 11:27 AM

Had a post in the HiJackThis logs forum and was advised to try here. Original Post

Thanks to the advice there i got rid of the spyware etc that was in my computer but still a couple of minor problems i'd like assistance with if anyone is able to help please?

Seems to be really slow starting up...the computer boots up quickly but when it gets to the desktop can take a good 5-10 minutes before you can start anything, if you click earlier it takes a good few minutes for something minor like IE or Outlook to open.

There does seem to be a lot of things running in the background, a lot of which i'm not really sure of and have no idea wether i should be disabling them or if their needed - i don't think of it is spyware or malicious but just not sure if most of it is needed to be running in background..

ATI and Gigabyte utilities specifically...i never use them but they've been on the computer since i had it upgraded a couple of years ago..

Another thing since i've had problems is when opening a folder on the computer (My Documents, My Music or My Pictures for example) there's no toolbar at the top anymore, still one on the left but there used to be on top aswell, have tried right-clicking everywhere on the screen to see if it's something i can manually enable but no joy?

When i open any of those folders or another one i get this error quite a lot aswell...pops up 4-5 times before it goes away and lets me access whatever folder it is:

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Anyone any ideas on how to solve these or how i could find out more about it?

I know it says only to post one problem but i'm not sure if these are all connected in the same problem or not so apologies.


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Posted 12 July 2007 - 11:47 AM

Hi, Doc try this: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/87058/slow-computerbrowser-check-here-first;-it-may-not-be-malware/ try doing everything that you can in this self help article. If you wish, as some want P2P software, others don't, uninstall Azureus.exe, this program uses the internet connection constantly and can cause bootup slowdowns. you can also uninstall the gigabyte utilities if you wish.
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Posted 13 July 2007 - 06:03 AM

Have you scanned this file as RichieUK suggested in his last post? C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe What were the results?

What Symantec/Norton products are you running - could one of them be interfering with one of your other security products (I'm particularly concerned about Norton Internet Security vs the Sygate Personal Firewall)?

Go to Start...Run...and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Click on the Application category in the left hand pane and view the events in the right hand pane - let us know about any errors that you find. Then do the same thing with the System category.
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