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notwired

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My computer has been hanging & running very slowly the last few days. Someone just asked how to solve the same problem for Windows XP Media S3 & I will follow the instructions they got.

I also have a couple of questions...is there a list of add-ons that have to always be anabled, or a list of what I can disable...for example, I see there are about 7 instances of Java running w/out permission, 5 unverified.

And there are at least 30 add-ons beginning with "RA", like RaGenreList Object etc......it says no control name available.

I read somewhere this might be Apple. Do I need all those just to download songs and play my ipod? It seems crazy.

Also, does a new IE process open every time I open a new tab? Sometimes I see many instances of explorer.exe running and this has got to slow things down. Sometimes I close all but the biggest one and usually things speed up, but I'd like to avoid it.

Thank you.
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My computer has been hanging & running very slowly the last few days. Someone just asked how to solve the same problem for Windows XP Media S3 & I will follow the instructions they got.


What topic are you following?

I also have a couple of questions...is there a list of add-ons that have to always be anabled, or a list of what I can disable...for example, I see there are about 7 instances of Java running w/out permission, 5 unverified.
And there are at least 30 add-ons beginning with "RA", like RaGenreList Object etc......it says no control name available.
I read somewhere this might be Apple. Do I need all those just to download songs and play my ipod? It seems crazy.


Don't know unless we check your startups and autoruns.

Also, does a new IE process open every time I open a new tab? Sometimes I see many instances of explorer.exe running and this has got to slow things down. Sometimes I close all but the biggest one and usually things speed up, but I'd like to avoid it.


Ie treats a new tab as a new window normally. Nothing to worry about there.


I suggest you do the following first:

Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:
1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
7: Attach to your next reply.


Download and install Free Everest Home Edition
Open it.
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.
Click the + by computer, click on Sensor. Get a screenshot and post it so I can check your temps and voltages...

PLEASE........DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING UNDER THE LINE THAT SAYS "DEBUG- PCI"
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I'm following the topic "Computer Running Slowly" by Traixen.
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OK I am assisting in that topic also so I can make sure what it is you are attempting. Have you started the steps I outlined above?
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I did the first step.

Attached Files


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Well I can see you didn't get rid of some of the File Not Found entries so I am including them in this.

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

"iTunesHelper"
"QuickTime Task"
"OOBEDDDemise"
"Logitech . Product Registration.lnk"
"Power2GoExpress"
"swg"


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 TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.


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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Also I saw you have McAfee virus scanner. This is a resource hog and will slow your system down.
If you have paid for it then I cannot suggest much. If you haven't then I would suggest some free alternatives that are a lot less resource hungry to replace it with.
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Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Report Wizard
Computer YOUR-542A7E8CF0
Generator Owner
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2010-01-14
Time 13:55


Summary

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Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name YOUR-542A7E8CF0
User Name Owner

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 531, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset ATI Radeon Xpress 200
System Memory 445 MB (DDR2-533 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Intel (08/17/06)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 (64 MB)
Video Adapter ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 (64 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon Xpress 200 (RC410)
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (S6B 50N 05088)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter ATI SB450 - High Definition Audio Controller

Storage:
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Hitachi HDS721616PLAT80 (153 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H21N
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 151652 MB (132207 MB free)
D: (FAT32) 5401 MB (2166 MB free)
Total Size 153.4 GB (131.2 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

Network:
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC (68.199.231.23)
Modem PCI Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP

Peripherals:
Printer EPSON Stylus C66 Series
Printer EPSON Stylus C88 Series
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
USB1 Controller ATI SB450 - USB Controller
USB1 Controller ATI SB450 - USB Controller
USB2 Controller ATI SB450 - USB 2.0 Controller
USB Device Multimedia Card Reader
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Printing Support
ary.
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One issue that could help you with the speed of your system:

System Memory 445 MB (DDR2-533 DDR SDRAM)


You are running with minimum memory to run XP and other programs. I understand this may have worked in the past but with Autoruns increasing over time with new programs installed it is probably being ran really thin.
According to this you must have 512 megs of memory of which 64 megs is being shared with your video taking you down to the 445.
I suggest you go to HERE and run the Crucial online scanner.
This will give you the exact memory configuration for your system.
You do not have to buy the memory from there, but write down the information and if you need assistance in purchasing the upgrade memory GTG can assist with suggestions also.
Hard drive space looks good so no problems there.
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I just ran TFC...1,169 mb of files cleaned. Now to defrag. Something tells me this will take a while.

I would like alternatives to McAfee. It kind of drives me crazy...my paid subscription just expired & they won't leave me alone.

Thanks for all your help...I got more helpful info from you than I have from Microsoft's website!
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My setup for protection and it works very well.

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


Download Malwarebyte's from my signature below
This protects from other infections and you can right click on any file and do a scan on just that file or folder.

Download SupeerAntiSpyware from my signature below
Spyware protection what the others don't have

Make sure you have a Firewall running be that Windows or some other one.

Uninstall McAfee completely by using the tool located HERE

Edited by rshaffer61, 14 January 2010 - 02:07 PM.

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