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Mega PC Slowness


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Hello

Ive been having some major slow issues with my pc

I rang the local computer pc shop and he toldme to do the following:

go into MSCONFIG and under STARTUP & SERVICES disable everything in there apart from the microsoft entries then reboot my pc and if there was anything there thenit was deffo a virus

He also told me to run a Malicious Software Removal scan and a Stinger scan which both showed nothing

What else is there I can do

See attached pics of what I have in my Startup & Services part of MSCONFIG

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Any possibility of someone looking at this for me please
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What I usually do in a situation like this is disable *everything* in the startup, and see if that helps anything. After that (if it does help) I start reenabling things one by one and see what causes it to slow down. Also, have you cleaned out your temporary files or defragmented your hard drive lately?
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Ive never defraged my harddrive & does do i have to restart my pc everytime I enable something in startup?
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To speed-up your computer please do the following: (For most downloads use links from the list below).

1: Click Start > run. Type msconfig. Check Selective Mode and click the "startup" tab. Uncheck everything which is not essential. Leave only antimalware programs (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: In Add/Remove programs, in Control Panel, uninstall all unnecessary toolbars such as Yahoo, google and others. Latter on you can download them again.

3: If you have Internet Explorer 7 installed as a windows update, uninstall it in add/remove programs in control panel. This will roll you back to internet explorer 6. Latter on you can download it again as a Windows Update.

4: Download and install CCleaner. Do not install the Yahoo toolbar that comes packed with the program. In addition to items checked by default please check "Old Prefetch Data". Run the "cleaner" and "registry" options a number of times until nothing is left to be cleaned. Use the backup option (in "registry") when prompted to do so.

5: Run a thorough scan with updated antimalware programs. Use the link in my list to the malware forum and follow all the preliminary steps. Run full system scans (all files), preferably in safe mode. Run the programs one at a time,

6: Run disk defragmantation. For this operation I use and recommend Auslogic Disk Defrag. Alternatively you can run Microsoft's defragmenter.

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

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

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

10: Go to Device Manager, expand IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers. Click on "Primary IDE Channel" and click "Advanced Setting". "Transfer Mode" should show "DMA if Available" for device 0 and device 1. If it shows "PIO", Right click again the "Primary IDE channel" and choose to uninstall it. Reboot and let Windows reload the driver. Repeat the procedure with Secondary IDE channel.

11: Download HD Tune and under Benchmarking run a complete performance test. Please report Average data transfer for the entire test.
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