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Computer running slow

samdog

New Member
Messages
1
#1
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 snail’s 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 that’s 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
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Made
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Motherboard
    Asus P5B Deluxe
    Memory
    2Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce 8600GT
    Sound Card
    On Board

richc46

Staff member
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Messages
20,105
Location
Fairfield County, CT
#2
In a cmd prompt, from an administrator account type sfc /scannow. It may correct any corruption
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT
Messages
117
#3
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!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario
    CPU
    AMD Phenom-64 8750 (2.4GHz)
    Memory
    2814 MB ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce 9400
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1024 X 768
Messages
211
Location
Reading PA
#4
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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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion DV7-1129wm Entertainment PC
    CPU
    AMD Turion X2 RM-72 Dual Core @ 2.1GHz
    Memory
    2 x 2 GB Hyundai DDR2 400 MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 @ 256 MB
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio/SRS Premium Sound/Altec Lansing
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Laptop Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900 laptop, external 17 in LCD 1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    WD Scorpio Blue 320 GB SATA 5400 RPM
    Toshiba 68 GB SATA 5400 RPM Second Drive (backup)
    PSU
    8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
    Case
    Laptop with "light up" HP Logo on outside
    Cooling
    Insane air coming out of Targus dual fan cooler
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3000 / Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Full Keyboard with numpad
    Internet Speed
    Comcast Cable 20 MBps
    Other Info
    Used Primarily for CAD design using SolidWorks 2010.
    Also I love to watch HD movies using the HDMI output(Netflix).
    Linked to my Xbox 360 for Windows Media Center
    3 USB ports + USB/eSata
    HP Remote for Windows Media Center and Quickplay
    Internal Dual Layer DVD+/-RW
    External HP Lightscribe Dual Layer DVD+/-RW
    HP Webcam and Microphone
Messages
365
Location
Mount Dora Florida USA
#5
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!! :confused:
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    acer aspire 6930
    Memory
    3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Hard Drives
    320GB

brummyfan

Brummy
Vista Guru
Messages
731
Location
Birmingham
#6

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Biostar
    CPU
    AMD Athlonx64 Dual Core 3800+ 2.0GHz
    Motherboard
    Biostar MCP6P-M2
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS
    Monitor(s) Displays
    CIBOX
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi 160GB
Messages
117
#7
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!! :confused:
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario
    CPU
    AMD Phenom-64 8750 (2.4GHz)
    Memory
    2814 MB ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce 9400
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1024 X 768
Messages
211
Location
Reading PA
#9
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion DV7-1129wm Entertainment PC
    CPU
    AMD Turion X2 RM-72 Dual Core @ 2.1GHz
    Memory
    2 x 2 GB Hyundai DDR2 400 MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 @ 256 MB
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio/SRS Premium Sound/Altec Lansing
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Laptop Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900 laptop, external 17 in LCD 1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    WD Scorpio Blue 320 GB SATA 5400 RPM
    Toshiba 68 GB SATA 5400 RPM Second Drive (backup)
    PSU
    8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
    Case
    Laptop with "light up" HP Logo on outside
    Cooling
    Insane air coming out of Targus dual fan cooler
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3000 / Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Full Keyboard with numpad
    Internet Speed
    Comcast Cable 20 MBps
    Other Info
    Used Primarily for CAD design using SolidWorks 2010.
    Also I love to watch HD movies using the HDMI output(Netflix).
    Linked to my Xbox 360 for Windows Media Center
    3 USB ports + USB/eSata
    HP Remote for Windows Media Center and Quickplay
    Internal Dual Layer DVD+/-RW
    External HP Lightscribe Dual Layer DVD+/-RW
    HP Webcam and Microphone

alspumoni

New Member
Messages
8
#10
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS400
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D CPU 2.80 GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
    Hard Drives
    2 @ 250 GB
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave

alspumoni

New Member
Messages
8
#12
Thank You
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS400
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D CPU 2.80 GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
    Hard Drives
    2 @ 250 GB
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave
Messages
1
#13
Optimize the system services by creating a profile with minimal no of services. Services are nothing but the background processes. There are some services which are not necessary. Such services should be stopped.


1. Press Windows Key + R.
2. Type "services.msc" in the Open textbox.
3. Click the OK button.
4. Right click a service you would like to terminate, and select Properties option.
5. Service Properties dialog will open.
6. Click the Stop button.
7. Select "Manual" from the "Startup Type" drop down box.
8. Click the OK button.
9. Do the same for all unnecessary services.


Use the Zombie Soft Fix. Select "computer runs slow" in the drop down box. Select the operating system from the subsequent drop down box. Follow the wizard.


Windows provides a way to optimize system settings for best performance. You can either customize Windows for best performance or best appearance. The former option should be selected as shown below:


1. Right click Computer desktop icon.
2. Select Properties.
3. Click "Advanced system settings" link.
4. Click the Advanced tab.
5. Click Settings under Performance frame.
6. Click the Visual Effects tab.
7. Select "Adjust for best performance" option.
8. Click OK | OK.
9. Restart your computer for the changes to take effects. :sleepy::cry:
 

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