Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Applications running much slower than normal.


  • Please log in to reply

#1
savataged

savataged

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
Hi,
Applications on my computer run much slower this past week than they used to. When I run winamp, for example, and load another program, my music skips and halts. When loading a program, say, MS Word, it loads probably 3-5 times slower than it used to. Did virus scan. Used Spybot, Ad Aware, and ewido. Did memtest overnight and it came out fine. I'm outa ideas.
One hard drive is almost filled up, but the other one isn't -- I see the problem when i run programs from both drives.
I wasn't sure if this was a software or hardware problem, so I figured I would post in the applications forum first (cuz thats where the symptons are). Thanks!
David.

My Computer
P4 3.20 Ghz
DDR SD3200 200Mhz RAM
mobo Chaintech CT-9pJL2
2 60gig hdds. IDE, i think 133.
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
warriorscot

warriorscot

    Member 5k

  • Retired Staff
  • 8,889 posts
I would try and move data from one drive to the other and spread it out then defragment both drives see if it helps. Then if still no improvement go to the malware forum and follow the directions so they can check the system for malware.
  • 0

#3
savataged

savataged

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
warriorscot,
Thanks, I'll definately do that. Appreciate the help.
David.
  • 0

#4
savataged

savataged

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
hi,
that didn't work, same symptoms. I'm currently running spinrite. But, I don't think that will work. Any other suggestions? Thanks
David.

Edited by savataged, 22 April 2006 - 01:19 PM.

  • 0

#5
fleamailman

fleamailman

    Member 2k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,383 posts
Hi, here are some steps to help give your comp back some go. Eitherway I would cut back on keeping too much data on comp if you can burn some of it to CDs, or it you could store it on an external harddrive. For me too many people want to keep everything on their comp, something I call being front heavy or unbacked up, storage devices are getting cheaper by the week.

Time to use your "runbox" to clean your computer,
(all these steps are done with the run box then)

Run Box
find and press the keys; the Windows flag botton and the R botton together(up pops the runbox)
(all these steps can be simply done by typing commands in the run box then)

Step1 deleting the prefetch files
type, or cut/paste this to runbox: prefetch
press: enter
(the prefetch folder opens)
press: Ctrl botton with the A botton(select all is the same)
press: shift + delete botton(deletes with prompt)

Step2 disc clean up
type or cut/paste this to runbox: cleanmgr.exe
choose drive(normally C: but comps differ)
press: enter(this process can take a long time)

Step3 disc defragmenter
type or cut/paste this to runbox: dfrg.msc
press enter(this process can take a long time)

Step4 checkdisk
type, or cut/paste this to runbox: chkdsk /f /r
press: enter( black window appears)
press: Y botton
press: enter
reboot the computer(this process is the longest, worse the screen may be lost before hours later the computer arrives at the welcome screen)

Step5 download: clean up.
cleanup
http://www.stevengou...anup/ysspec.htm
run: cleanup

Step6 Start ups
(Important!!! If you are now giving a hjt log to be seen by the malware removal teem here, do not do step6 yet)
type, or cut/paste this to runbox: msconfig
press: enter
mousemove to: start ups
keep; antivirus related and wanted entries
google: unknown entries
disable: ones you know are unneeded.



Good, although this has taken you a long time, I think your computer will thank you for it.

Edited by fleamailman, 22 April 2006 - 01:34 PM.

  • 0

#6
savataged

savataged

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
fleamailman,
Thanks, I'll do it as soon as spinrite is done. I appreciate the help. I'll post how it turns out.
thanks again.
David.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP