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Ultra-ultra slow!

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Mhaxx

#1
From yesterday my notebook (with Vista Home Premium) goes very very very
slowly!

I don't know if the cause is the update from Acrobat from ver. 8
Professional to 8.1.2 but now notebok start-up takes 10 or more minutes and
then my user start-up takes other 10-20 minutes! In other words, it's
extremely slow from when I turn it on to when I turn if off, you can't use
it anymore! What's happen?

HELP ME, please! :-(

Mhaxx
 

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Charlie42

#2
"Mhaxx" <supermhaxx@xxxxxx> wrote:

> From yesterday my notebook (with Vista Home Premium) goes very very very
> slowly!
>
> I don't know if the cause is the update from Acrobat from ver. 8
> Professional to 8.1.2 but now notebok start-up takes 10 or more minutes
> and
> then my user start-up takes other 10-20 minutes! In other words, it's
> extremely slow from when I turn it on to when I turn if off, you can't use
> it anymore! What's happen?
This issue can have a number of different causes. I suggest you perform a
system restore to a time prior to the problem. If everything seems ok, you
can try to upgrade Adobe Acrobat again, alternatively uninstall the old
version, then download and install v.8.1.

Turn back time on your PC: Undo system changes with System Restore:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/517d3b8e-3379-46c1-b479-05b30d6fb3f01033.mspx

Download Adobe Acrobat:
http://www.adobe.com/

Charlie42
 

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Mhaxx

#3
> This issue can have a number of different causes. I suggest you perform a

> system restore to a time prior to the problem.
Just done, but nothing changes! I really never saw anything like this, you
have to wait up to 5-10 minute to open a window of IE!

I think it could be an hardware problem.. what do you think? Everything
seems to work fine, but everything takes a long long time.

I'm desperate.. please help!

Mhaxx
 

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Malke

#4
Mhaxx wrote:

>> This issue can have a number of different causes. I suggest you perform a
>> system restore to a time prior to the problem.
>
> Just done, but nothing changes! I really never saw anything like this, you
> have to wait up to 5-10 minute to open a window of IE!
>
> I think it could be an hardware problem.. what do you think? Everything
> seems to work fine, but everything takes a long long time.
>
> I'm desperate.. please help!
I'm sympathetic that you're desperate, but we don't have enough information
about your computer to give you focused help. Here are some general
suggestions.

Since you've already done a System Restore with no success, it's time to
look at:

1. Hardware issues
2. Virus/malware infection
3. Managing Startup matrix

1. Hardware issues - First check to see if your hard drive is running in PIO
Mode. MVP Hans-Georg Michna has the explanation here:
http://winhlp.com/?q=node/10

You can also take a look at these general hardware troubleshooting steps:
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Hardware_Tshoot

2. Virus/malware infection - make sure the computer is really clean:
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

3. If the computer is clean, manage Startup:

Start Orb>Start Search box>msconfig [enter]

If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation,
type the password, or click Continue. Then see what is on the Startup tab.
You don't need to restart immediately, but the next time you do you'll get
a dialog saying you've used the Utility. Usually in Vista this will be
blocked by Windows Defender and you'll need to allow it so you can then
tick the box that says in effect, "don't bother me about this again".

Important - Do not use the System Configuration Utility to stop processes.
Instead, use Start>Run>services.msc [enter] and do not stop any services
unless you really, really know what you're doing.

The free Autoruns program is very useful for managing your Startup -
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/default.mspx - Autoruns

If you need more help, these links will show you what details to include in
your next post:

http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Usenet
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375 - How to Ask a Question

Standard disclaimer: I can't see and test your computer myself, so these are
just suggestions based on many years of being a professional computer tech;
suggestions based on what you've written. You should not take my
suggestions as a definitive diagnosis. If you can't do the work yourself
(and there is no shame in admitting this isn't your cup of tea), take the
machine to a professional computer repair shop (not your local equivalent
of BigComputerStore/GeekSquad). If possible, have all your data backed up
before you take the machine into a shop.

Malke
--
MS-MVP
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
Don't Panic!
 

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Mhaxx

#5
> >> This issue can have a number of different causes. I suggest you perform
a

Hey, one moment! Just a pair of minutes ago.. an error occured when I was
disinstalling Acrobat! Is said Windows detected a problem on the hard disk
and suggested to backup all the data!

Do you know if hard disk problem can reduce the velocity of the computer as
it's happended to me?

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BobF.

#6
Can you explain what you mean by this - "reduce the velocity of the
computer"

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"Mhaxx" <supermhaxx@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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>> >> This issue can have a number of different causes. I suggest you
>> >> perform
> a
>
> Hey, one moment! Just a pair of minutes ago.. an error occured when I was
> disinstalling Acrobat! Is said Windows detected a problem on the hard disk
> and suggested to backup all the data!
>
> Do you know if hard disk problem can reduce the velocity of the computer
> as
> it's happended to me?
>
> Mhaxx
>
>
 

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Malke

#7
Mhaxx wrote:

>> >> This issue can have a number of different causes. I suggest you
>> >> perform
> a
>
> Hey, one moment! Just a pair of minutes ago.. an error occured when I was
> disinstalling Acrobat! Is said Windows detected a problem on the hard disk
> and suggested to backup all the data!
>
> Do you know if hard disk problem can reduce the velocity of the computer
> as it's happended to me?
Yes. Hence my previous suggestions to you.

Malke
--
MS-MVP
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
Don't Panic!
 

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Charlie42

#8
"Mhaxx" <supermhaxx@xxxxxx> wrote:

> Hey, one moment! Just a pair of minutes ago.. an error occured when I was
> disinstalling Acrobat! Is said Windows detected a problem on the hard disk
> and suggested to backup all the data!
In addition to Malke's advice:

1. Do as Windows says, back up!
2. Run a hard disc check. Make sure you set the disk checker to repair
errors automatically:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/bc1393cf-9f9c-79c7-0f91-9337c2c41f811033.mspx

A disk error may affect the system files and cause issues with the OS. You
should run the System File Checker tool after running the disk check. Open
up a command prompt, run as administrator. At the prompt, type in this
command:

sfc /verifyonly

If inconsistencies are reported, type in this command to have them repaired.
(Keep the OS installation media close, SFC may need it in order to perform
the repair):

sfc /scannow

If SFC fails, you may be looking at a repair installation of Vista. Please
report back to this ng.

Charlie42
 

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Mhaxx

#9
> Can you explain what you mean by this - "reduce the velocity of the

> computer"
I mean now everything goes slowly, from when I turn the PC on to the end..
everytime everything goes wrong, moreover if the PC is on from a certain
time, maybe it's related to the "hot".. In your opinion, could this explain
the cause? Bad processor cooling vs hard disk problem, and so on..

Mhaxx
 

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Mhaxx

#10
> A disk error may affect the system files and cause issues with the OS. You

I've just performed scandisk with error correction and it works for a long
time (some hours!) finding some problems.. however I suppose it fixed them
and now Windows Vista can't start but with it's always slow! :-(

Mhaxx
 

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Mhaxx

#11
> 1. Hardware issues

I suppose it's.

> 2. Virus/malware infection
No

> 3. Managing Startup matrix
....

> 1. Hardware issues - First check to see if your hard drive is running in
PIO

> Mode. MVP Hans-Georg Michna has the explanation here:
> http://winhlp.com/?q=node/10
>
> You can also take a look at these general hardware troubleshooting steps:
> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Hardware_Tshoot
>
> 2. Virus/malware infection - make sure the computer is really clean:
> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
>
> 3. If the computer is clean, manage Startup:
>
> Start Orb>Start Search box>msconfig [enter]
I exclude it's a problem of some process because my PC is slow from the
beginning to the end, that is from start-up through account choice, until
desktop start.. always! I deduce it's an hardware problem but I don't know
what! :-(

Mhaxx
 

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Malke

#12
Mhaxx wrote:

> I exclude it's a problem of some process because my PC is slow from the
> beginning to the end, that is from start-up through account choice, until
> desktop start.. always! I deduce it's an hardware problem but I don't know
> what! :-(
I already gave you my suggestions as what to do. If you choose not to do
them, then take the machine to a professional computer repair shop. This
will not be a BigComputerStore/GeekSquad type of place. There is no shame
in doing this.

I really don't have anything else to add to this thread, so EOT for me.

Malke
--
MS-MVP
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
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Charlie42

#13
"Mhaxx" <supermhaxx@xxxxxx> wrote:

> I've just performed scandisk with error correction and it works for a long
> time (some hours!) finding some problems.. however I suppose it fixed them
> and now Windows Vista can't start but with it's always slow! :-(
How can your OS run slow and not be able to run at the same time? I am
assuming you meant "can start, but runs slow".

If you can get Vista to start, I suggest you walk through Malke's and my
troubleshooting advice posted previously in this thread. If you have already
done so, I think it is time to insert the Vista installation media in the
drive, boot it and perform a repair installation. Back up your files first.

If you can not get it to start at all, you are pretty much left with no
other option but the repair installation.

Startup Repair: Frequently asked questions:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/5c59f8c1-b0d1-4f1a-af55-74f3922f3f351033.mspx

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