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so the other night, i had a party and my friends were on my laptop and i went to bed. they did the usual thing like change background to something gross, change my name on Msn. The morning after i went onto it to play some world of warcraft and it was running very slow and my music would just cut out or speed up/slow down randomly. i was just wondering if anyone else has had this problem and what they did to fix it. im angry because i got this for my birthday in april and need it for school coming up
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also, they say the didnt download anything. they did however to go some webcam chat site, im wondering if that would do anything. i did run a spybot and an adaware but they did nothing
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try this


http://www.ccleaner.com/

http://www.ewido.net/en/

run all these programs in safe mode.

do a disk defragmenter

Edited by rushin1nd, 03 September 2006 - 11:55 PM.

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hey i tryed those and still nothing, could it be something wrong with the laptop itself and not a program or such causing it to run slow, like something was split on the table and the laptop was sitting on it?
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clean your prefetch folder GO START...CLICK RUN...TYPE IN... prefetch ...CLICK OK..EDIT..SELECT ALL ..ON ANY BLUE FILE RIGHT CLICK THEN DELETE.............go to your tools menu at the top of your page select internet options delete cookies... delete files including offline put check mark click ok then close by clicking apply then ok.....go start..... all programs....accesseries...system tools....disk defragmenter.....just defragment ......

when your done that do this

go start right click on my computer and open it .....on c drive right click and click on properties select tools then click on check now make sure both boxes are checked then click start

if a black pop appears dont be alarmed you should see a flashing white bar ..type the letter y for yes hit enter reboot

let this proccess go through 5 stages

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

all of this will eliminate problems and fix some if your still having problems we will look at other options
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hey, thanks for the help, only problem is...that my defrag gets to 50% then stops, its been going for about 9 hours now, is this normal with xp? on my old computer it would finish after 2 or 3 hours
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not normal try a restart on check disk repairs
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do a system disk clean-up
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