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Vista is being really stupid!


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kittiez

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Okay. I thought using the recovery disks would solve this. (Which also reformatted the drives I believe) but it didn't. This is crazy. '

Problems:
  • Computer is a lot slower than when I first got it.
  • Downloading is slower / web loads slower / computer is just slow in every way possible!
  • When switching to another task within a task, it freezes/lags. (Example: From talking in a MSN conversation window to using the handwriting tool in the MSN conversation window)
  • When switching from a game to another task, it lags/freezes for a bit. (Even when I'm only just clicking outside of the window. I don't even have to CLICK outside of the window, if my cursor wanders out - it freezes!!)
  • It's overheating. Badly. For no apparent reason. (No programs installed except for ONE game and MSN which I used to check if the other issues were fixed.)
Why I know this can be fixed:
  • When I first bought it, none of this was happening.
  • The first time I took it to Circuit City, they managed to fix it but the recovery partition drive was damaged so I had to use recovery disks to fix that.
Computer Information:

http://www.circuitci...l.do?oid=199876

I do not have Vista Service Pack 1 installed yet. :/

Edit - Added DxDiag
Edit 2 - Added hijackthis! log, just in case that can magically help, too.
Edit 3 - I removed all of the (no file) things in HJT, and there is no change. (The HJT log is the same, except without (no file)s.

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Edited by kittiez, 21 June 2008 - 12:13 AM.

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kittiez

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Topic edited. Brand new problem, joy.

Why me?

Edited by kittiez, 20 June 2008 - 09:18 PM.

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It has been a really long time, does nobody have an answer?
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Hello,

With any PC using it over time it will get slow. Have you done things like CCleaner to clean out temp files and your cache? Have you run Disk Defrag? Have you run ChkDsk? Have you used Eusing Registry Repair to help keep yoru Registry somewhat clean? Have you gone to the exters here to have the Malware people analyze your HiJack Logs? That can not be done in this section.

I suggest you take your log to the malware doctors found in this forum.
Please make sure that you read this before posting anything in the malware forum.

If you're still having problems after the malware doctors declare your log clean feel free to post back here and we'll help you to the best of our knowledge! :)

Cheers,
Mak
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kittiez

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Hello Mak, thanks for your time!

I only had this computer for 1 month before it started acting like this.

It was actually after Disk Defrag that it messed up.

I ran chdsk, I cleaned it with CCleaner, cleaned it with TuneUp Utilities Registry Cleaner, ran Disk Cleaner, just about everything you can think of.

It didn't come up with any problems. I even ran Spybot S&D and multiple other virus programs. I am /positive/ it is not a virus, because it continued happening even after I used a recovery disk to completely recover the computer.


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Hello,

What Defrag utility did you use? The Built in Windows one or something like O&O or Ashampoo Magical Defrag?

Cheers,
Mak
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Hi again!

I used TuneUp Utilities 2007's defragment option.
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Hello Kittiez,

Maybe try using O&O or Ashampoo. O&O is a real good defrag application. I have used it several times.

Cheers,
Mak
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That didn't help at all.
I let it defrag for a long time. xD

Thanks for at least trying to help. I'll be sending it away.
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The MSN handwriting thing is a known lag point, you shouldn't care about that too much.

Your laptop is overheating due to too much dust inside the fan, it is good that you send the laptop in.
If they haven't done it yet ask them to clean the fan from dust, etc... :)

This has nothing to do with Vista, and a last remark: Don't just remove "File not found" entries, it broke my boot process some time ago...
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You mentioned that the computer is "overheating".
Is the CPU fan working ?
Is the fan clean...and is the inside of the pc clean as well?
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You mentioned that the computer is "overheating".
Is the CPU fan working ?
Is the fan clean...and is the inside of the pc clean as well?


At the bottom where the RAM goes there's some dog hair. I'm not sure how it got in there.. I mean it seemed protected really well. I'm assuming it got in there because I had the laptop on a blanket and my dog sleeps with me.

I don't know how to clean the CPU fan. I blew in it, but I guess that might be bad..

The MSN handwriting thing is a known lag point, you shouldn't care about that too much.

Your laptop is overheating due to too much dust inside the fan, it is good that you send the laptop in.
If they haven't done it yet ask them to clean the fan from dust, etc... :)

This has nothing to do with Vista, and a last remark: Don't just remove "File not found" entries, it broke my boot process some time ago...


Oooh. I thought no file meant that it's not available and the entry is just taking up space. Well darn, thanks for telling me!
I haven't sent it in yet. I needed it for a project for a day, I'll add that as a note. Thanks again.

Haha, I thought that maybe I had broken Vista or corrupted a file that caused all these problems. Also, it's not just MSN handwriting (which works fine on my desktop), but it happens in games too. Like when I click 'cash shop' which sends you to a shop in Maplestory, my computer freezes up.. When I try to click outside of Mabinogi, my computer freezes up. Click a button in any other game? Freeze! It's only temporary but it's still very frustrating. It's even when my cursor just wanders outside of the game window (if I have it windowed, of course!)
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I had the laptop on a blanket

This is not a good idea. The fibers can block the vents and cause overheating.
Also the fibers can be sucked into the cooling vents, along with dust, and dog hair, and clog the cooling vent/fan.
Too much heat can cause your hard drive to function improperly, as well as your processor and RAM.
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I had the laptop on a blanket

This is not a good idea. The fibers can block the vents and cause overheating.
Also the fibers can be sucked into the cooling vents, along with dust, and dog hair, and clog the cooling vent/fan.
Too much heat can cause your hard drive to function improperly, as well as your processor and RAM.

You are [bleep] right. The poster should never ever use a blanket ! I use a strong "non flexible flat underlayer". I found out that the best thing is yet a small glass platter like they use in the kitchen to cut fruit and vegeatables. It is cheap and thick enough so it won't break (around 5mm thick) and it is perfectly flat. On top of that it is approx. just a little wider as your laptop. And use a wireless mouse. Now I can use my laptop everywhere, on the sofa in front of the TV, even in bed. It rests on a perfectly flat surface. I just have to watch the cat isn't gonna sit on top of the keyboard.

Edited by JimB007, 06 July 2008 - 03:05 AM.

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