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katokanobi

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I recently ran a scan with a program called reimage PC Booster. It said I had an overworked CPU and for $65 they could fix the problem. I have an older computer with a Pentium 4 Processor. Is this a scam or can they actually fix it? :)
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Sounds like a unrealistic expectation to me. What is the reaosn for running the software? Are you having slowing problems with your system?

We will need some more information

If this is a name brand system:
Make
Model
Operating System
Age of the computer
Memory Total
Hard Drive Size, How much free space



If this is custom then We will need the following:

The CPU brand and model
The Motherboard brand and model
Ram amount and speed
Cd\Dvd rom interface IDE/ SATA
Hard Drive size and free space
Any cards in PCI slots
Any software installed\updated and driver updates done just before problem started

All this will help in determining a course of action to best correct the problem you are experiencing.
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katokanobi

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Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600) No details available
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P4S533MX REV 1.xx
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software, Inc. ASUS P4S533-MX ACPI BIOS Revision 1006 06/11/2003
Drives Memory Modules c,d
242.32 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
94.23 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

COMBO IDE5232CO [CD-ROM drive]
HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8523B
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

HDS722580VLAT20 [Hard drive] (82.35 GB) -- drive 0, s/n VNR21FC2S3905M, rev V32OA60A, SMART Status: Healthy
Seagate External Drive USB Device [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 1 992 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM 1' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM 2' has 1024 MB
Local Drive Volumes

c: (FAT32 on drive 0) 82.32 GB 33.22 GB free
f: (FAT32 on drive 1) 160.00 GB 61.01 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
bossrb 9/20/2008 2:14:32 AM (admin)
katokanobi 4/19/2009 10:38:25 AM (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator never (admin)
ASPNET never
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never


Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account hp psc 1200 series on USB001
Microsoft XPS Document Writer on XPSPort:

Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
SiS 5513 IDE UDMA Controller SiS 650_651_M650_M652_740 [Display adapter]
Gateway FPD1530 [Monitor] (14.9"vis, November 2002)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller (2x)
SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Standard Game Port
Communications Other Devices
PCTEL Platinum V.90 Modem


SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
primary Auto IP Address: 192.168.0.2 / 24
Gateway: 192.168.0.1
Dhcp Server: 192.168.0.1
Physical Address: 00:0C:6E:D3:08:2D

Networking Dns Servers: 208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Logitech-compatible Mouse PS/2
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Root Hub (3x)
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Thank you for the information. What was the reason for needing the software or issue that caused you to believe your cpu was not working correctly?
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At times my pc slows to a crawl. Slow booting. Slow connections to internet.
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OK, those can be caused by several different issues. Can you tell me when this started? Was there any new software installed, updates done as far as software or hardware?
I would like to start with the basics and see what jumps out at us.

Let's do some basic maintenance

Download ATF from my signature below
Install it to your desktop
Click to run the program >> Click Run
Select all and click
Empty Selected

Go to
Start>>My Computer>>Right Click On 'C" drive>>Properties
Click on Tools tab at the top
In the Error Checking field click Check Now

when that is done
In Defragmentation field click Defragment Now



Reboot and let me know how system is running now
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Sorry I haven't returned a reply, my hard drive died. Now I have a totally different problem.
I installed a new hard drive and when I turned on the pc the bios screen popped on then off.
Now all I get is a blue screen and a no signal popup. Now what do I do? I was told a boot screen should have
come up so I could boot up with xp cdrom.
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Try disconnecting the new hd and reconnecting it.
Make sure the only external devices connected are the KB, Mouse and Monitor
Any video now?
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