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I have a Dell INSPIRON mini...got it in November 09.

Recently it is PAINFULLY slow and locks up in the middle of everything I do.
What can I do?
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:) needvirushelp

By your name i take it you think there is a infections?
When was the last time you went through your Autoruns and cleaned out some non needed programs?

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.

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I've NEVER run autoruns...
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Edited by needvirushelp, 17 February 2010 - 02:26 PM.

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I've NEVER run autoruns...
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not sure if the last post had the upload or not
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I included the instructions for downloading the Autoruns program and then how to run it. Then save the report and attach it to your next reply.
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I ran it, i thought, just not sure if it attached when i tried to upload it. Did I not run it correctly, or not attach it correctly?

I tried uploading again...

The file will not upload
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Go HERE to learn how to attach a file or picture in your reply.
This will also work for logs.
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I have done that 5 times now......it "uploads" for about 4 minutes, then shows tat nothing has been uploaded. There is nothing in the box to select.

"You did not select a file to upload" is what i get
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Attached File  AutoRuns.txt   101.47KB   56 downloads

okay, apparently i hadn't saved it as a .txt file
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Attached File  AutoRuns.txt   101.47KB   56 downloads

okay, apparently i hadn't saved it as a .txt file


That will do it everytime. Glad to see you got it figured out. :)
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Nothing in your Autoruns to show any kind of slowness.
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


After this then do the following steps.

Go to
Start and then to Run
Type in Chkdsk /r Note the space between k and /
Click Enter ...It will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y
If the window doesn't shutdown on its own then reboot the system manually. On reboot the system will start the chkdsk operation
This one will take longer then chkdsk /f

Note... there are 5 stages...
It may appear to hang at a certain percent for a hour or more or even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...
DO NOT SHUT YOUR COMPUTER DOWN WHILE CHKDSK IS RUNNING OR YOU CAN HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS
This can take several hours to complete.
When completed it will boot the system back into windows.

Let me know if this fixes the problem








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nothing happened when i rebooted
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Strange if you typed the command in exactly it should have asked you if you wanted to run the chkdsk /r on the next bootup.
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it did ask me, and i answered Y

Then i rebooted manually, and nothing happened
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Have you tried Disk Defragmenter, or Disk Cleanup? If you don't know what they are, Disk Defragmenter cleans up fragmented files, and makes your hard drive faster, and Disk Cleanup deletes any unneeded things, at your discretion. My old computer was painfully slow, too, and I still have it and use it. But it only had 256MB of ram. If you bought an inspiron mini, it might not have very much ram installed. Now my old computer is a great deal faster, and I didn't really have to upgrade anything. :)
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