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System Performance Significantly Decreased


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Boris_yo

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I have no viruses, spyware or malware. It takes maybe 5 seconds to open folder first time and exeptionally long to open application. My hard drive is not only slowly loading, but also is often under activity which cannot identify. I used FileMon and RegMon but didn't find anything related to this activity. I think i remember i did a system restart and after that my system's performance decreased. I never did full hard drive defragment and i have my laptop already 3 years.

My specs are the following:

HP Pavillion 1.83Ghz
1GB Of RAM
80GB Hard Drive
Nvidia GeForce Go 7400


At least if i could identify this activity it would be better and would improve system's performance a bit.

Edited by Boris_yo, 07 August 2010 - 09:06 AM.

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Hi Boris_yo, and welcome


Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.
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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

http://auslogics.com...defrag/download

Let us know of any changes.
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Boris_yo

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Thanks 123runner, but that didn't do anything. Also i didn't restart laptop after this.
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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.


Go to Start then to Run
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On left side click on Disk Management
On right side you will see you hard drive.
Now I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply. Do the following to take a screenshot while the above is open and showing on your desktop.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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Boris_yo

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rshaffer61, i have done what you asked, however in Autoruns there was one "file not found" called awvmig26 that did not let me remove it.

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rshaffer61

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


+ "NvCplDaemon"
+ "QuickTime Task"
+ "Google Update"
+ "swg" "GoogleToolbarNotifier"


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


Push and hold the Windows key on keyboard. This is the one with the Microsft windows logo on it.
While holding Win key down click on the Pause\Break key

This should open the System properties window
On this window it will show

System info:

Microsoft Windows: type and version
Service Pack number

Registered Name
Register Number

Computer:
CPU type
Memory
I need all the above info in your next reply Except for Register name and number.
This is private and we don't need to know this information
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Boris_yo

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Unfortunately nothing changed. Here is the information you requested:

Micorsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002
Service Pack 2
Geniune Intel® CPU
T2400 @ 1.83GHz
1.00 GB of RAM
Physical Address Extension


You can also help me in this thread, where i have another problem with Wireless Zero Service.

Appreciate your help.
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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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Boris_yo

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That didn't help, however chkdsk /r was instant and i didn't have to wait.
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What do you mean it was instant?
Did you reboot to have it run on the next startup?
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Yes i rebooted my laptop.
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OK I don't know why it didn't work but we will move on to the next step.

Lets see what you have in your startup

Please click on
Start and then to Run
Type in msconfig and press Enter
Now click on Startups
Then uncheck everything and restart.
IMPORTANT! In case of laptop, make sure, you do NOT disable any keyboard, or touchpad entries.
If system boots correctly and is running smoothly and faster then we have a startup problem
Try going back into msconfig and check one item and reboot
Keep doing that till you have found the problem or all are finally checked.
Post back with the results
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Boris_yo

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I have almost nothing in Startup. Forget it, there is no way to repair this thing. Formatting and reinstalling Windows is the only way.
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That is your choice in the end. This may help make it less painful.

You can go to HERE to read the tutorial by one of the members here on how to do a Fresh Install or Repair Installation of you OS.
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