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Windows XP Unbearably Slow


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sheppardzwc

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OS: Windows XP Pro SP3
RAM: 3GB

Hey all,

When I recently started my computer this afternoon it booted fine until I reached my desktop, where the computer's processor light was fully bright and I could hear the drive cranking. I saw no processes being started (I only have 4 when the computer is booted) and a virus and malware scan in Safe Mode came up with a few things, but even after scanning and rebooting to normal mode, nothing was changed. The computer is unresponsive after a few minutes of being on the Desktop and I have to hard-shutdown. I ran HijackThis:

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Edited by Rorschach112, 27 April 2010 - 05:48 PM.
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Please go to the malware forum and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post an OTListIt log in THAT forum.
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Please go to the malware forum and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post an OTListIt log in THAT forum.


Thanks! Will do. Tried the first few steps but still to no avail - will continue onward.

Just posted in the Malware forum with my OTL results as the first 3 steps in the guide didn't help: http://www.geekstogo...ow-t275410.html

Edited by sheppardzwc, 27 April 2010 - 06:47 PM.

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Hi,
Please follow the below mentioned steps:

1). Download Ccleaner from the below link:
http://www.filehippo...nload_ccleaner/
2). Install it and run to remove all temporary files and cookies.
3). Disable all unnecessary programs from startup.
4). Goto Start select "Run".
5). Type "%temp%" without quotes and hit enter.
6). Select all the files and hold down Shift key, then press Delete.
7). Goto Start select "Run".
8). Type "temp" without quotes and hit enter.
9). Select all the files and hold down Shift key, then press Delete.
10).Goto Start select "Run".
11). Type "prefetch" without quotes and hit enter.
12). Select all the files and hold down Shift key, then press Delete.
13). Restart your computer.
13). Run Disk Cleanup and restart your computer.
14). Run Disk Defragmentation and restart your computer.

While restarting keep an eye on your computer startup, and check the speed.
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