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okay when i got my computer back from the shop back a few months ago and it was working fine but now when i try to run programs(that way take up a lot of memory) it crashes and restarts by itself when normally it would just work through it.

you think my computer is dusty or something or do i just need to reinstall windows, because i have followed the malware tutorial and i have 0 viruses that i know of :blink:

btw i cant even run a simple online 2d game anymore called maple story :whistling:
also i have windows xp sp2 and 256 mb of memory <-- i know thats not a lot but it should be doing better then this, i have seen it before

Edited by nettoon1991, 24 October 2006 - 08:16 PM.

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a spring cleanup of the comp might help

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

deleting the prefetch files
runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: prefetch
- press: enter
(the prefetch folder opens)
- press: ctrl + a
(select all is the same)
- press: shift + del
(deletes without prompt)

disc clean up
runbox command
- press keyboard buttons:winkey + r
- paste: cleanmgr.exe
- choose drive(normally C: )
- press: enter
(this process can take a long time)

runbox command
- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: chkdsk /f /r
- press: enter
( black window appears)
- press: Y button
- press: enter
- reboot the comp
(this process is the longest, worse the screen may be
lost before hours later the computer arrives at the welcome screen)

disc defragmenter
runbox command
- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: dfrg.msc
- press enter
(this process can take a long time)

deleting internet cookies, files and history
- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r button
- paste in the slot: inetcpl.cpl
- press: enter
- click: delete cookies
- click: delete file
- click: clear history

disable unwanted startups
runbox command
- press: winkey + r
- paste: msconfig
- press: enter
- click tab: start ups
- keep: the AV and firewall entriies enabled,
- disable: 100% unused or unneeded entries
- Unsure about the start up: http://www.bleepingc...r.com/startups/
(IMPORTANT: enable all startups before running the Hijackthis program)
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Have you checked your memory paging file?

Right -click "My computer", go into: Properties/ Advanced (tab)/Performance/settings/advanced/virtual memory...

and check to see if: "System managed size" is selected. If it is, then it may be good to change this to manual and select the recommended size for the file.

If it was, it may also be good to defragment the local disc too...

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