COMP RUNNING SUPER SLOW HELP!
Posted 22 December 2007 - 07:14 PM
Posted 22 December 2007 - 09:07 PM
Sounds like a transfer mode issue by your description. Right click on "My Computer" and choose "Properties". Click the "Hardware" tab, then the "Device Manager" button. In the list of devices, expand (click +) IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. In the expanded list, right click on "Primary IDE channel" and choose "Properties"...click on the "Advanced Settings" tab in the resulting window. This should open a window with one or more devices listed and show the transfer mode information for each.
List for me here, the Transfer Mode and Current Transfer Mode shown for each device.
Repeat this for each Primary channel and for each Secondary channel listed.
Posted 22 December 2007 - 09:22 PM
Device 0 says, DMA if available and Ultra DMA MOde 5 ....and Device 1 says DMA if available....not applicable
Secondary says ...DMA if available, Ultra DMA 2....and second device says Dma if available ....not applicable
Edited by Evamarie718, 22 December 2007 - 09:25 PM.
Posted 22 December 2007 - 09:29 PM
Is this a brand name machine such as HP, Dell, etc...? If it is, what make, model, and model number is it?
Have you been experiencing pop-up windows or any other unusual behavior on your machine or just the slowness you mentioned in your initial post?
Posted 22 December 2007 - 09:36 PM
Posted 22 December 2007 - 09:51 PM
I have to wonder just what and where your elderly uncle may have searched...
There are a few things that can cause overall slowness in a machine. Malware is an obvious possibility here and will certainly cause the symptoms you describe. Transfer mode is another...your's is set correctly. Another possibility is a failing HDD. If it were failing, though, I would have expected to see the transfer mode set to PIO only rather than Ultra DMA as you found it.
I think the logical next step would be to have the machine checked for malware. If the machine is clean, we'll have a closer look at the HDD.
Please go to the Malware Forum and follow the instructions found there.
That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself...then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum. Be patient, the Malware Forum is a very busy place and a two or three day wait is not unusual. Do not reply to or bump your own topic. If it shows a reply it may be overlooked as one that is being worked on.
Click Here to start a new topic and paste your log.
If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.
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