slow start up and operating programs
Posted 12 January 2009 - 11:09 AM
Posted 12 January 2009 - 01:30 PM
I'd try to REMOVE Norton, and put in something else, (Free AVG or AVAST), but sometimes hard drives start slowing down before a failure. Run an error check and see what it says and be sure you've defragmented recently...
Hope this helps..
Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:39 PM
Posted 12 January 2009 - 10:16 PM
If you look at CPU column in Task Manager, what process(es) is taking the biggest chunk?
CPU usage on idle at 30 to 80 % alot of times
Also, see how computer operates in Safe Mode.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 11:18 PM
Edited by cradl, 12 January 2009 - 11:24 PM.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 11:31 PM
...and I agree, as well.
It's a horrible program.
You have another proof. Your computer is running fine in Safe Mode, where Norton is not present.
I'd suggest, you uninstall it, using Norton Removal Tool: http://service1.syma...005033108162039
Since you paid for it, there is no problem to reinstall it.
If you decide to go this way, after uninstalling Norton, make sure, you turn Windows firewall on.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 11:42 PM
Posted 13 January 2009 - 12:05 AM
Did you uninstall Norton, using Norton Removal Tool? If you used just Add\Remove, it won't work. That's how Norton is. It simply sucks (your computer resources out).
I don't recommend AVG, either. Their ver. 8.0 has been having problems.
I recommend these:
- Avast! free antivirus: http://filehippo.com...vast_antivirus/
- Avira free antivirus: http://www.free-av.c...load/index.html
- free PC Tools Firewall Plus: http://www.pctools.com/firewall/
- free Comodo Internet Security (firewall + AV): http://www.personalf...all.comodo.com/
If you decide to install Avast, or Avira, make sure, Windows firewall is turned on, or use PC Tools Firewall Plus.
If you decide to install Comodo, make sure, Windows firewall is turned off.
IMPORTANT! Make sure, you use only ONE antivirus, and ONE firewall.
Getting another 512MB of will surely help.
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