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gaviota824

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sorry i get a head of myself. here is the txt log file attached

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Open Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab, and UN-check:

+ "Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"
+ "ddoctorv2"
+ "LXCTCATS"
+ "lxctmon.exe"
+ "NeroFilterCheck"
+ "NvCplDaemon"
+ "NvMediaCenter"
+ "nwiz"
+ "SunJavaUpdateSched"
+ "YSearchProtection"
+ "Search Protection"





The next file needs to be manually disabled and is only needed if you use multi language on your keyboard. If you do then skip the step.


To turn off just ctfmon.exe go to:

Control Panel then to Regional and Language Options

Click on the Languages Tab then click the Details button

Click on the Advanced tab

Check the box that says Turn off advanced text services option

Click A and then OK




When done restart computer and then:



Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC)
Double click on TFC.exe to run the program.
Click on Start button to begin cleaning process.
TFC will close all running programs, and it may ask you to restart computer.


Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:
It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged

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Further I would suggest getting rid of AVG as it is a resource hog and can slow your system down.

Please download Avast from my signature below. Please make sure you do the registration as it is good for a year or more. When it is due simply just reregister it.
Avast in my opinion is better because:
It's FREE to the Home User
It Updates it's Definitions daily
You can scan Individual Files, Folders and Drives
No buying new versions every year

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ok so I am about to do the defrag that you mention and I assume will take a while to do, then I will come back and do the new antivirus and get rid of my old one. I wanted to thank you now for all your help. Do you think it is still a good idea to just buy an external hard drive or is that not going to help the memory any by removing some programs and running them off the ext hard drive, which was my original thought. Thanks again for all your help! Have a wonderful weekend.
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It will not make a difference as your main drive is only 50% full.
It will help in the future to keep the drive from filling up anymore which will cause a slow down.
The maintenance steps I am having you do should help out the slowness but in the end the problem is going to be the
  • Age of the system
  • Amount of ram available
  • Speed of CPU

It may be time to seriously think about replacing the system with something newer that will have some expandability to it for awhile.

Edited by rshaffer61, 13 January 2010 - 10:19 PM.

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