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techtard

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Hiya guys,

I tried to defragment drive d but it said to free up space because i only have 13% free space on it and it needs 15% I guess (that's what I read on here!). Sooo I deleted/ moved random files until all that was left was the Recovery icon and it still didn't have enough space so I'm really confused.

My computer takes forever to start up and while it runs fine most of the time, when I have too many things going on, especially when i'm playing media files, it starts freezing up and the sound comes out as if my speakers are out of breath or something. I defragmented drive C and it made the sound play more smoothly but it still freezes up sometimes.

I hope I explained this alright.
I'm defragmenting drive C again with the JKdefrag program . Will it defragment drive D automatically too or do I have to do something special?

can not wait for any piece of advice.

And I also ran adaware and the symantec anti-virus programs because of the slowness and it doesn't have viruses so really.. I don't know.
Apart from the slowness when too many things are open and the horrible sound and the slow start up everything else is ok.... :)
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Hello techtard and welcome to Geeks to Go!

I'm not quite sure what you are referring to that you deleted, are you talking about shortcuts on your Desktop? If so, it's no surprise that it didn't help as these don't take much space. Deleting/Moving random files doesn't sound like a very good idea, let's hope it was nothing important.

Let's tackle the issue with your low disk space first. Go to Start | Run, type cleanmgr, and press Enter. Select the drive you wish to clean up. You will then be shown a list of areas where you can clean up your files. Please be patient as this process can take a little while. Choose the items you want cleaned and proceed through the rest of the process. This should free up some more space for you so that you can defragment the drive.

There are a number of things that can cause system slowness, especially when using a lot of applications. Low disk space, fragmentation, low memory, startup programs, and programs that hog resources are all contributors. The D drive may not even be the issue here as that is many times just a recovery partition. Let's see what happens after you defragment it.

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Hiya Ax!

Thanks for the advice! I did what you said but unfortunately it didn't do anything. It may be because it keeps saying there is 0Kb in each item of the d drive so maybe it isn't the d drive. The sound is working better but it still randomly keeps going weird and the rest of the speed on the computer (running multiple programs) is up to speed since running the defrag.

I guess there is a problem because it still says that drive d has 13% free space but at the same time says there aren't any files on it although there is the Recovery and ofcourse i don't think I should delete it.

do you or anyone else have any other suggestions?
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To speed-up your omputer please do the following: (For most downloads use links in my signature).

1: Click Start > run. Type msconfig. Go to the "startup" tab and uncheck everything which is not essential to run in the background. Leave only antimalware programs running. (if you change your mind latter you can reactivate those programs). Confirm and reboot. Upon rebooting a message will show up. Please check it and continue. For laptop users: do not uncheck items that clearly relate to the operation of the computer.

2: Download and run ccleaner. Run the "cleaner" and "issues" options a number of times until nothing is left to be cleaned. Use the backup option (in "issues") when prompted to do so.

3: Run a thorough scan with updated antimalware programs. Personally I prefer Avast Antivirus, Spybot Search and Destroy, and AVG Anti-Spyware. Run full system scans (all files), preferably in safe mode. Run the programs one at a time.

4: Run disk defragmantation. For this operation I use and recommend Auslogic Disk Defrag. Also download and run Auslogic Registry Defrag.

5: Download and run PageDefrag. This program defrags system and page files which are not defragged by other means. Set it to work upon next boot and reboot.

6: Press ctr+alt+del to enter task manager. Under Performance tab look for "physical memory". Please report Total and Available.

7: Enter "My Computer", right-click drive C: > properties. Please report Capacity and Free Space of your hard disk (each partition, if you have more then one).

8: Go to Device Manager, expand IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers, Double click IDE Primary Channel, click Advanced Settings and write down what you see in Current Transfer Mode. Repeat the procesure for Secondary IDE Channel.

Edited by The Skeptic, 22 November 2007 - 12:11 PM.

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ok I just went through your list and did everything. My computer is still slow when starting up. and the sound is still weird.

but well, here is the information you asked for:

Physical Memory
Total 915952
Available 489 000 ish

Drive C:
Capacity: 66.9 GB
Free Space: 39.7 GB

Drive D:
Capacity: 7.57 GB
Free Space: 1.01 GB
:)

Device Manager
Current Transfer mode: Not Applicable
Secondary Current Transfer Mode: Not applicable

suggestions?
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You can leave drive D alone and do well. It is your recovery drive so it shouldn't affect your system performance. Also, since you removed files from it, it may be corrupted/broken, so I would advise you not to try a system recovery if you ever do have a system failure.

Please Run the PCPitstop Full Tests, here:
http://www.pcpitstop.com
Register and create a password
Accept the ActiveX component to allow your machine to run the Full Tests
Registering and accepting the ActiveX are both SAFE and FREE.
Full Tests is the first item in the left hand column of that page.

The Full Tests take less than 5 minutes for most machines.
Once you have your Results, please post the TechExpress Link back here into this thread for review.
TechExpress is the last item on the list in the yellow box in upper right area of any Results page.
Post the entire URL link information back here into this Forum thread.

Caution: During the testing of Video Adapter, a variety of patterns, shapes, colors and text are “flashed” onto the users monitor screen. In the many thousands of daily uses of the PCPitstop Full Tests over several years, two individuals who suffer epilepsy experienced discomfort and temporary dizziness when viewing the flashing patterns.
If you know that you are susceptible to photo driven seizure, please look away from your screen during the Video Adapter testing sequence.
Note: The PCPitstop Full Tests Results is a free service, but is supported by various paid product advertisements for utilities that "could" remedy the OP's problem.

Since G2G is a "free-help" forum, we do not recommend or endorse purchase of automated utilities, and will assist you in manually correcting any problems and settings necessary to optimize your machine's performance. Ask your questions here. We'll help you walk through any necessary steps.

Regards,

Ax
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I have to say, that was kinda neat
p.s. Thankyou guys/gals very much for your help :)

http://www.pcpitstop...L8ZSWDN6WVS99WV

that is the link. clearly. I am scared.
suggestions?

also after the FIRST message telling me that i shouldn't have deleted the stuff from my d drive, i restored everything.t? Can it still be damaged? How does one know whether it is or isn't?

I haven't really had computer problems since Freshman year and this is really freaking me out because I haven't been to any sites I normally don't go to and i haven't installed anything new and I try to run adaware and symantic frequently enough. ya know...just saying...

Edited by techtard, 28 November 2007 - 06:42 PM.

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Hello techtard,

Well don't be too scared. If you put everything back into the D drive you can breathe a sigh of relief as you most likely are back on track. I'm glad you were able to do that, as it may be of assistance in the future.

Yes, the PC Pitstop Full Tests is pretty nifty. I like watching the graphics get tested, but to some that may sound crazy. As for your results, these are a few things we can work on.

It looks to me like you are running two antivirus programs: Avast! and Symantec. While two antivirus programs on one system is fine in and of itself, you should not have both enabled at the same time. This would be a major cause of a slow machine. The real-time scanners can conflict with each other. My advice would be to just choose one and uninstall the other. If you choose to uninstall Norton (Symantec), please make sure to use the Norton Removal Tool.

Please also take care of the following Customized Tune-up Tips (clicking each one in your Tech Express page gives instructions on how to implement the tips):
• Reduce System Restore space (Drive C)
• Adjust IE browser cache size
• Auto-filling Forms with IE May Present a Security Risk
• Saving Web Page Passwords with Firefox May Present a Security Risk
• Auto-filling Forms with Firefox May Present a Security Risk


Please let me know if you need assistance with any of these items.

Finally, go to malware self-help thread and work through the instructions there. After doing so, post a HJT log in the Malware Removal Forum in a new thread. This will help us make sure you don't have any malware on your system causing problems.

You'll be back up and running in no time at all!

Regards,

Ax
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