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    Computer running slow

    Hi can someone please give me a little advice please,
    I am running Windows Vista 32 bit edition and the last weeks my computer has slowed down to a snailís pace, i have checked for viruses and it is clean. I have run CCleaner and to remove all the rubbish but it is still very slow.
    I even have trouble booting from a Vista boot DVD, it take approx 5 minutes just to get the welcome screen up thatís before any OS has booted.
    I have a CPU monitor on the sidebar and the CPU and the Memory usage is up and down from nothing to 100 % all the time.
    And when i do get the computer to work it is very slow and i can only open one window at a time

    Anybody got any ideas please

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    Re: Computer running slow

    In a cmd prompt, from an administrator account type sfc /scannow. It may correct any corruption

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    Re: Computer running slow

    you should download a program to hitmanpro. it's very useful and helped me a lot, you'd be surprised to see how much junk and possible harmful things to your computer there are in your computer!

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    Re: Computer running slow

    Is your memory reaching 100 percent. If it is then you are then your pagefile isnt large enought, or it isnt reading all of the memory correctly.

    Does your System Properties say that you are at 2GB?

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    Re: Computer running slow

    Quote Originally Posted by poolwizard View Post
    you should download a program to hitmanpro. it's very useful and helped me a lot, you'd be surprised to see how much junk and possible harmful things to your computer there are in your computer!
    where did you get it from? I just tried 4 or 5 sites and there all broken!!

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    Re: Computer running slow

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    Re: Computer running slow

    Quote Originally Posted by kenny111111 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by poolwizard View Post
    you should download a program to hitmanpro. it's very useful and helped me a lot, you'd be surprised to see how much junk and possible harmful things to your computer there are in your computer!
    where did you get it from? I just tried 4 or 5 sites and there all broken!!
    below someone has posted the website, it's perfect for me, however, some lame virus now has made it stop working everytime i get to 6000 files scanned LOL

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    Re: Computer running slow

    thank you brummyfan

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    Re: Computer running slow

    Why are you trying these programs? They never fix the problems...especially if it modifies registry entries. You are better off diagnosing the problem correctly. You never answered if you were running at 100 percent of system memory or not. What anti-viruses do you have installed? They could be causing system resources to be wasted if running constantly. Microsoft Security Essentials will make you computer run fine if you use that.

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    Re: Computer running slow

    Quote Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
    In a cmd prompt, from an administrator account type sfc /scannow. It may correct any corruption
    How do you run this as an admin? It saying I need to run as admin. Thanks.

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