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Serious Windows Slow-down issue


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Yes and yes.

And I've an update: I decided to have CCleaner and Tune-Up Utilities kick my computer's [bleep]. That is, between the two, I ran every single clean-up and fix utility...even the ones we're generally told NOT to run.

I then removed the last half-dozen programs I can recall downloading (or that updated) just before all this started. These included an MKV to AVI converter, Quicktime, several DivX programs, and something else I can't recall just now.

The computer is ALMOST back to normal. Still a slight slowdown going on, but I'm only noticing it now on playing audio or video (about 1/25 of what was in the MP3 file I posted), and I no longer notice it when launching programs or in the movement of the mouse and such. I'm guessing something I'd downloaded got corrupted (and perhaps was corrupting other things? What do you think?)

Edited by Phlegmbot, 16 January 2009 - 01:11 AM.

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one more thing: I see in add/remove programs something called C-Dilla License Management System.

What is that and should I remove it?
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I'm glad, your computer is better.
Yes, you can get rid of C-Dilla. Read here: http://www.privacyan...cy-c_dilla.html
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Better...not not quite perfect. Blechh.

Would love further suggestions if you got 'em!
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Defrag?
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In the process! It's taking fraggin' forever.

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It's been a while, I guess :)
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Well, I've done the defrag...and the slow-down issue is BACK. sigh. Gonna do another full scan with some recommended software.
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I'm running out of advice options :)
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Hey, Broni,

You know how, when the computer's comping out of hibernation, there's some white writing on the otherwise blank screen, and a bar that sort of moves from left to right?

Ever since I did one of the early scans or cleanings, that writing shrank (that is, changed resolution). What causes that? And how do I change it back?
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I have no idea, because I don't touch any of Windows power saving features, and I advice you to do the same.
Windows power saving features are simply unreliable. Unless you use laptop, forget them.
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Yes, Broni, I AM on a laptop. My point was that SOMETHING changed the default, and it could be related to my slowdown issue.

Because the first time I restarted what I describe above is something that had occurred...so, what ever slowed down my computer, caused that.
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At malware forum, did they check your computer for rootkits?
If they didn't, you may want to ask them to reopen your thread.
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I don't know...would you post this question in my Malware forum (it's NOT been closed) for my Malware helper to answer?

http://www.geekstogo...gs-t223293.html

Edited by Phlegmbot, 18 January 2009 - 03:52 PM.

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The malware helper knows what he is doing
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