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Hi guys,
My win xp suddenly started working slowly. I defragmented my XP, it works a little bit. How can i make my Xp to run like it was running before.

Thanks in advance
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Hello ISW,

Do you have Anti-Virus and Spyware scanners installed on your computer?
The biggest cause of slowed down PCs is PCs with viruses since they tend to take up a lot of memory.

Regards,
Olrik
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Try a program like TuneUPUtilities - the 30 day trial is available from their website (google is your friend). That will sort out all your registry and fragmentation issues. Most PC's have all sorts of old and invalid registry files from uninstalled programs and the like. Also, defrag c: twice, that helps make sure its completely defrag'd.
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just to make sure its not malware related...
Please go to the malware forum Start HERE....

That will help you clean up 80 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty (and you may not be) then post back here and we can run some other tests
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I have Norton antivirus and Spybot search and destroy and recently i just installed adaware on my computer.

But my computer was working perfectly fine until past week.
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I would first follow what Happyrck had said above, doing this makes sure that we aren't trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist. If your computer is free of malware come back to this thread and we will gladly look for other issues.

Good luck,

Mike

Edited by Suerte, 04 April 2008 - 07:48 AM.

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My computer is definitely free of malware. Is there anything that i should do to make my computer works like it was working before.
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go to START..RUN...type in MSCONFIG...then click on OK or press ENTER..
click on START UP TAB...uncheck everything EXCEPT your AV and firewall...if its a laptop you have to be careful about what you uncheck or your touch pad and wireless and things like that will not function for you..
google each start up item to decide if you need it to load with windows...unchecking them does not remove them ..they are still available to use...

the next thing we are going to do is turn off indexing ....its a resource hog and if you aren't searching for things on your computer 10 times a day it will only slow down your system....

click on start...my computer...right click on C: drive....properties...on the general tab..uncheck ...allow indexing on this drive....if you do not have the box on your system...

then START...RUN...type in SERVICES.MSC...then OK...scroll down until you find INDEXING SERVICE...click on it and in the general tab set it to DISABLED...then exit

To clean your temp folder, recycle bin, index.dat etc..please download this free tool...

CCleaner

Don't install any Toolbars, or other programs, should it ask you...Just
uncheck the option of installing the Yahoo toolbar....if you get
the slim version it does not have the toolbar
thats the one I recommend...

It will put a shortcut on your Desktop.

Click on CCleaner to start it....
Before first use...
Select Options then Advanced.
UNCHECK "Only delete files in Windows Temp folder older than 48 hours"
The rest of the standard settings are fine...

Then click "Run Cleaner"

DO NOT USE ANY OF THE OTHER TOOLS...RUNNING THEM MAY CAUSE OTHER PROBLEMS

next get diskeeper lite here...

after installing it...click on the icon...close the "nag" screen...click on your c drive to select it ...then down towards the bottom ...click on defragment now...first time you use it it may take 15 to 30 minutes to complete...do it about every two weeks and it will complete in about 7 minutes...
reboot and tell me hows its running...
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Most times I when I shut down my pc-Windows XP SP2-it doesn't shut but I get error: "iexplore.exe has to shut down" I gotta click a few times on End manually till it shuts down. Many times IE6 freezes and I get the iexplore.exe error. I don't wanna upgrade to IE7 or to Firefox. Thanks a lot.
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ISW,

Please don't use caps - on forums, that can construed as shouting. How do you know that you are free from malware?
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I borrowed my friends free trial version of malware software and run the trail version and nothing shows up.
If u want me to run certain malware software then please let me know.
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did you do what i asked you to do..
have you got ALL of xp updates...
the shutdown troubleshooter is here...

Edited by happyrck, 04 April 2008 - 10:07 AM.

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I scan my computer with HIjack this and this is the result

Log Removed
Please post all Malware logs in the Malware forum
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Please do NOT post Hijack this logs in the XP forum.
They belong in the Malware Forum found here:
http://www.geekstogo...o-Here-f37.html

Regards,
Olrik
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You might want to stay away from the cracks and keygens I see in your log - that is a great way to get infected and could be the cause of your slowdowns, but you'll need to wait for someone to reply to your log.
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