My computer slow to start and slow to shut down
Posted 05 March 2009 - 12:53 AM
Posted 05 March 2009 - 01:16 AM
There are many of reasons a computer may slow down...
I advise you to read artellos post here : http://www.geekstogo...ow-t210685.html
I had the same problem some time ago
Start> run > type "msconfig" once the window loads " system configuration utility " click on the " BOOT.INI " Tab , check the box /NOGUIBOOT
Helped my boot up time dramatically
Best Of Luck
PS: Let us know how it all goes !
Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:42 AM
Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:38 AM
these tweaks will speed you up some...
turn off indexing...click ...START...MY COMPUTER...right click on the hard drive...properties..uncheck allow indexing and compress drive...then click on OK...when it asks about subfolders say YES...it will take a little while to finish...
go to add/remove programs and get rid of anything you don't want or use
get rid of real player... Quicktime ...and Adobe reader
they are resource hogs
get CCLEANER here
To clean your temp folder, recycle bin, etc..please download this free tool...
Don't install any Toolbars, or other programs, should it ask you!Just
uncheck the option of installing the Yahoo toolbar....if you get
the slim version it does not have the toolbar
thats the one I recommend...
It will put a shortcut on your Desktop.
Before first use...
Select Options then Advanced.
UNCHECK "Only delete files in Windows Temp folder older than 48 hours"
The rest of the standard settings are fine...
Click on CCleaner to start it. Then click "Run Cleaner"
DO NOT USE ANY OF THE OTHER TOOLS...RUNNING THEM MAY CAUSE OTHER PROBLEMS
this replace's Adobe reader
Foxit Reader is a free utility that includes some tools that Adobe lacks, including a "typewriter" tool that lets you type text over any PDF, and edit any of the text they contain. not just files that have been set with form fields.
Foxit launches very quickly (in about one second) and it requires no installation... It allows you open, view, print, and change the page layout in PDF files. For some functions, such as the typewriter function, FoxIt Reader shows an ad for FoxIt Reader Pro. However, these functions still work with minor limitations.
get foxit reader
I highly recommend these alternatives to quicktime and real player..
they both are
- Quick and easy install..about 30 seconds..
- No background processes
- Low on resources
- Smaller size
QuickTime Alternative ...QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime files (.mov, .qt, .3gp and other extensions) without having to install the official QuickTime Player...get it here..
get Real Alternative here..... will allow you to play RealMedia files without having to install RealPlayer or RealOne Player.
Starting Disk Cleanup
* Click Start ... Programs... Accessories ... System Tools ... Disk Cleanup
* In Windows Explorer or My Computer... right-click the disk in which you want to free up space... click Properties... click the General tab... and then click Disk Cleanup....
next get diskeeper lite here...
and Defragment Your Computer
I hate newspaper articles that start on the front page but continue somewhere in the middle of the newspaper. I could get through the article much faster if it was printed on consecutive pages like a magazine article. Files on your computer can either be fragmented like a newspaper, or unfragmented like a magazine. Over time, more and more files become fragmented. When a file is fragmented, it takes longer for the computer to read it because it has to skip to different sections of the hard disk—just like it takes me a few seconds to find a page in the middle of a newspaper.
you do not have to defrag in safe mode with diskeeper lite and its 10 times as fast than the defragger that comes with windows....
you should time your computer before doing these and then again after doing the tweaks..
Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:32 PM
Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:50 PM
Please go to the malware forum Start HERE....
That will help you clean up 80 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty (and you may not be) then start a new topic in the MALWARE FORUM forum here...
if after getting a all clean from the malware pros...and your still having the same problem...post back here again
Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:46 PM
Posted 07 March 2009 - 09:38 AM
did you go thru the malware forum....
Posted 07 March 2009 - 03:33 PM
Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:51 PM
try firefox and see if you have the same problems...get it here...it will offer to get all your favorites (bookmarks)..during the install...JUST YOUR BOOKMARKS...don't let it get cookies or history
do it ...
also go here and get the hosts.zip file...
open it and click on the mvps.bat icon..it will take about 2 seconds and then say ..press any key to continue..press the spacebar and thats it....
Edited by happyrock, 07 March 2009 - 07:16 PM.
Posted 07 March 2009 - 09:09 PM
Posted 07 March 2009 - 09:28 PM
I went where you said and the results were: Dallas5102 and 645 Atlanta was 5133and635
Posted 08 March 2009 - 07:10 AM
Edited by happyrock, 08 March 2009 - 07:12 AM.
Posted 11 March 2009 - 08:23 PM
I also recommend firefox ( safe , fast , and many of add-ons readily available )
There are tweaks to make firefox even faster , can be found here : http://www.geekstogo...er-t177375.html
Just follow kelvin's advice
Best of luck !!!
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