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Hi
I wonder if I could get some help, my laptop has suddenly become very slow and it mentiond something about virtual memory and the paging file earlier, i'm running windows xp home.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Regards
Neil

Edited by fireguy999, 23 August 2010 - 03:38 PM.

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Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
- security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)

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Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.micro...s/bb963902.aspx
No installation required.
Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.
Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type:

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Attach the file to your next reply.
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Howdy fireguy999 lets see what we can find. Please do the following and attach the requested logs.

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...


DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING UNDER THE LINE THAT SAYS "DEBUG- PCI"
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Hey Ron :)
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Thanks guys I will get on to this tonight and post the results

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Hi Broni :)
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Processor 1.60, 480mb ram, 40gig drive, 10.5 free, antivir in use.

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First of all, you could definitely use another 512MB of RAM. That would help a lot.

Before I go to your startups, one question.
Do you have a whole Adobe Acrobat suite, paid for version? Is it crucial to whatever you do?
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Here is the Everest reports :-)

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no i dont have a full adobe suite
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Ron asked also for this:

Click the + by computer, click on Sensor. Get a screenshot and post it so I can check your temps and voltages...


Plus my questions regarding Adobe.
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I didn't see your reply regarding Adobe...hold on
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here are the sensor reports

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As I said, first, more RAM.

Then...
I suggest, you unistall Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is a resource hog, and install FoxIt Reader: http://www.filehippo...download_foxit/, which is much smaller, and faster. It does very same thing.
Make sure, you run "custom" install, and opt out from installing any extra toolbars.

Now, you have some unnecessary startups, which can be disabled (no actual programs will be removed).

Re-run Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab and UN-check following items:

+ "Adobe ARM"
+ "Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"
+ "AGRSMMSG"
+ "GrooveMonitor"
+ "HP Software Update"
+ "iTunesHelper"
+ "SoundMan"
+ "SunJavaUpdateSched"
+ "HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk"
+ "WMPNSCFG"

Restart computer.


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.
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Your temperatures look fine :)
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