I have been expeirencing a dramatic slowdown on my 3 week old self built x64 vista pc.
I have at present got a post in the waiting room which still hasnt been answered since the 24th concerning this slowdown. I have included a hijack this log, along with the information about all the security scans i have continualy performed, , , and still come up clean.
The hijack this log shows quite a few " missing files " mostly from system 32, , and with the apparent knowledge that my pc is clean of malware and any form of infection, i can only summise that this slowdown is directly related to the missing files.
I dont know why, or how the files are missing as it was a fresh and full install of vista x64 when i bult the pc 3 weeks ago. For the first 10 days it was running superfast, opening webpages and folders in a split second, sometimes without even displaying a progress bar, , , now it takes an age to boot up and shut down ( both 3 or 4 times longer than previously ) , takes sometimes 30 or 40 seconds to open a webpage or folder, and the progress bar is always present and moving very slowly.
In the absence of any other reason for these problems, i can only hope that its the missing files that are the culprits, , and my only option is to do a repair from the vista x64 disc that i have. This is still a worry to me though as i have never had to do a repair and dont know what the process or consequences are.
What happens with a repair, , what is at risk if i go ahead with it , , do i lose any programs or settings, , data etc ? ? ?
How do you actually do a repair from the disc, , or is it a better option to mark down all the missing files and search for each one individually and reinstall them manualy , one at a time ? ?
I really need help here as i have been at my wits end for well over a week now , , apart from the slowdown, the pc appears to be running fine without any other problems , , Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.
I really dont want to go through reformatting and reinstalling vista again , but fear it may be the only option if i dont get some advice soon.
Many, many thanks for reading, , kev