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XP SP3 Suddenly running slow


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ProsperousOne

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I've ran full scans on both Anti-Malware and MSE, (both run daily quick scans), and found nothing.

Things were running well, then about a week ago there was a noticeable slowdown on boot up, shutdown, opening firefox, and most specially when I'm playing online poker. If I open a poker clinet table, the computer freezes for over a minute, and the processes show the processor at near 100%, with 50% allocated to mbamservicce.exe and 50% to the poker client (client.exe).

Any suggestions?

TIA!
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Update: I tried disabling the mbamservice, and it helped a little, but system still running with Glacial velocity... :)
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Lets start with some basic cleaning and checks.


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
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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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I rebooted after using chkdsk /r but upon restart, the chkdsk didn't run. So I ran chkdsk /r again by rurning chkdsk /r at the cmd prompt, and powering completely down and restarting. Upon restart, the hard disk was running for over 5 minutes, which I assumed was the chkdsk running. I just got back about 6 hours later, and the system was at the login prompt.

I assumed that chkdsk will run in a cmd dos window. Bad assumption? I have no confirmation the the chkdsk /r ran. Thanks again for the help....

Following the above, it's still running very slow, and freezing up. Prior to the slow down, it took 70 seconds to boot. it now takes over 180.

Edited by ProsperousOne, 29 August 2010 - 10:10 AM.

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Update: I tried running chkdsk and I'm getting the following notice in the dos window:

chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts?


I'm also beginning to experience dropped internet on my wireless... meh
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bump? :)
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