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CVTThea

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So, I don't have numerous blue screens of death and my PC hasn't burst into flames (yet)... and I'm unsure if this is the right forum, but I'm wondering if someone can help me clean up my PC and tell me what needs to be kept and what can go.

I have a Dell B110, running windows XP home edition. I know it's no spring chicken but it would be nice if it would run faster than the tortoise. Web pages are very slow to load, and I get frequent errors telling me that programs are not responding.

I'd love to meander around and start getting rid of stuff, but as I don't know what these files/programs are, it might not be a smart idea just to get rid of stuff - for example, how many java updates do I need? And why are there so many processes running - are they all necessary?

I've used Puran defrag and TFC - neither seemed to improve performance. Have McAffee and Malwarebytes, scans pick up nothing.

If anyone would like to help, that would be great!
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rshaffer61

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for example, how many java updates do I need?

Please download JavaRa from the link in my signature below to your desktop and unzip it to its own folder
  • * Run JavaRa.exe, pick the language of your choice and click Select. Then click Remove Older Versions.
    * Accept any prompts.
    * Open JavaRa.exe again and select Search For Updates.
    * Select Update Using Sun Java's Website then click Search and click on the Open Webpage button.
  • Download and install the latest Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version for your computer.



I've used Puran defrag and TFC - neither seemed to improve performance.

We'll return to this later but first I need you to do the following in the order they are presented please.


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"







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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CVTThea

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Hi and thanks for your help. I ran the steps as requested - I got 2 errors when trying to use the JavaRa saying that the program wasn't responding, but worked the third attempt. One line item in Autoruns says "file not found" but I was unable to delete it from the list.

Thanks!
-Thea


--------[ EVEREST Home Edition © 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer THEA (THEA)
Generator Owner
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2010-10-27
Time 23:24


--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name THEA (THEA)
User Name Owner

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Celeron D 325, 2533 MHz (19 x 133)
Motherboard Name Dell Dell DE051
Motherboard Chipset Intel Morgan Hill i865GV
System Memory 512 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (01/03/06)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller (96 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics 2
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (KC14765O1M6S)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-2/A-3]

Storage:
IDE Controller Intel® 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
Disk Drive WDC WD1200JB-00GVA0 (111 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-248F (48x/24x/48x CD-RW)
Optical Drive SONY CDRWDVD CRX310EE
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 114463 MB (101804 MB free)

Input:
Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Mouse HID-compliant mouse

Network:
Network Adapter Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection (192.168.0.3)
Modem Conexant D850 56K V.9x DFVc Modem

Peripherals:
Printer HP DeskJet 930C/932C/935C
Printer HP Deskjet D2300 series
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801EB ICH5 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-2/A-3]
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device


--------[ DMI ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ BIOS ]

BIOS Properties:
Vendor Dell Computer Corporation
Version A01
Release Date 01/03/2006
Size 512 KB
Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, LS-120
Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD, BBS
Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI, ESCD, PnP
Expansion Capabilities PCI, USB

[ System ]

System Properties:
Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
Product Dell DE051
Serial Number 5DX9KB1
Universal Unique ID 44454C4C-44001058-8039B5C0-4F4B4231
Wake-Up Type APM Timer

[ Motherboard ]

Motherboard Properties:
Manufacturer Dell Computer Corp.
Product 0WF887
Serial Number ..CN7082165QA11S.

[ Chassis ]

Chassis Properties:
Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
Serial Number 5DX9KB1
Chassis Type Mini Tower

[ Processors / Processor #1 ]

Processor Properties:
Manufacturer Intel
External Clock 533 MHz
Maximum Clock 3600 MHz
Current Clock 2533 MHz
Type Central Processor
Voltage 1.1 V
Status Enabled
Upgrade ZIF
Socket Designation Microprocessor

[ Caches / Cache #1 ]

Cache Properties:
Type Internal
Status Enabled
Operational Mode Write-Back
Associativity 4-way Set-Associative
Maximum Size 16 KB
Installed Size 8 KB
Error Correction None

[ Caches / Cache #2 ]

Cache Properties:
Type Internal
Status Enabled
Operational Mode Varies with Memory Address
Associativity 4-way Set-Associative
Maximum Size 256 KB
Installed Size 256 KB
Error Correction Single-bit ECC

[ Memory Devices / DIMM_1 ]

Memory Device Properties:
Form Factor DIMM
Type SDRAM
Type Detail Synchronous
Size 256 MB
Speed 333 MHz
Total Width 64-bit
Data Width 64-bit
Device Locator DIMM_1

[ Memory Devices / DIMM_2 ]

Memory Device Properties:
Form Factor DIMM
Type SDRAM
Type Detail Synchronous
Size 256 MB
Speed 333 MHz
Total Width 64-bit
Data Width 64-bit
Device Locator DIMM_2

[ System Slots / PCI1 ]

System Slot Properties:
Slot Designation PCI1
Type PCI
Usage Empty
Data Bus Width 32-bit
Length Long

[ System Slots / PCI2 ]

System Slot Properties:
Slot Designation PCI2
Type PCI
Usage In Use
Data Bus Width 32-bit
Length Long

[ System Slots / PCI3 ]

System Slot Properties:
Slot Designation PCI3
Type PCI
Usage Empty
Data Bus Width 32-bit
Length Long

[ Port Connectors / PARALLEL ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Parallel Port PS/2
Internal Reference Designator PARALLEL
Internal Connector Type None
External Connector Type DB-25 pin female

[ Port Connectors / SERIAL1 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Serial Port 16550A Compatible
Internal Reference Designator SERIAL1
Internal Connector Type None
External Connector Type DB-9 pin male

[ Port Connectors / KYBD ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Keyboard Port
Internal Reference Designator KYBD
Internal Connector Type None
External Connector Type PS/2

[ Port Connectors / MOUSE ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Mouse Port
Internal Reference Designator MOUSE
Internal Connector Type None
External Connector Type PS/2

[ Port Connectors / USB1 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type USB
Internal Reference Designator USB1
Internal Connector Type None
External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB2 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type USB
Internal Reference Designator USB2
Internal Connector Type None
External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB3 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type USB
Internal Reference Designator USB3
Internal Connector Type None
External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB4 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type USB
Internal Reference Designator USB4
Internal Connector Type None
External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB5 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type USB
Internal Reference Designator USB5
Internal Connector Type None
External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB6 ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type USB
Internal Reference Designator USB6
Internal Connector Type None
External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / ENET ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Network Port
Internal Reference Designator ENET
Internal Connector Type None
External Connector Type RJ-45

[ Port Connectors / MIC ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Audio Port
Internal Reference Designator MIC
Internal Connector Type None
External Connector Type Mini-jack (headphones)

[ Port Connectors / LINE-OUT ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Audio Port
Internal Reference Designator LINE-OUT
Internal Connector Type None
External Connector Type Mini-jack (headphones)

[ Port Connectors / LINE-IN ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Audio Port
Internal Reference Designator LINE-IN
Internal Connector Type None
External Connector Type Mini-jack (headphones)

[ Port Connectors / HP-OUT ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Audio Port
Internal Reference Designator HP-OUT
Internal Connector Type None
External Connector Type Mini-jack (headphones)

[ Port Connectors / MONITOR ]

Port Connector Properties:
Port Type Video Port
Internal Reference Designator MONITOR
Internal Connector Type None
External Connector Type DB-15 pin female

[ On-Board Devices / AC'97 Audio Controller ]

On-Board Device Properties:
Description AC'97 Audio Controller


--------[ Overclock ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CPU Properties:
CPU Type Intel Celeron D 325
CPU Alias Prescott-256
CPU Stepping G1
Engineering Sample No
CPUID CPU Name Intel® Celeron® CPU 2.53GHz
CPUID Revision 00000F49h

CPU Speed:
CPU Clock 2526.91 MHz (original: 2533 MHz)
CPU Multiplier 19.0x
CPU FSB 133.00 MHz (original: 133 MHz)
Memory Bus 166.24 MHz

CPU Cache:
L1 Trace Cache 12K Instructions
L1 Data Cache 16 KB
L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, ECC, ATC, Full-Speed)

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID <DMI>
Motherboard Name Dell Dell DE051

Chipset Properties:
Motherboard Chipset Intel Morgan Hill i865GV
Memory Timings 2.5-3-3-7 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
PAT Enabled

SPD Memory Modules:
DIMM1: Mosel V826632K24SATG-D3 256 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-2-2-6 @ 133 MHz)
DIMM3: Mosel V826632K24SATG-D3 256 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-2-2-6 @ 133 MHz)

BIOS Properties:
System BIOS Date 01/03/06
Video BIOS Date 04/16/20
DMI BIOS Version A01

Graphics Processor Properties:
Video Adapter Intel 82865GV Graphics Controller [A-2]
GPU Code Name Springdale-G (Integrated 8086 / 2572, Rev 02)
GPU Clock 266 MHz


--------[ Power Management ]--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Power Management Properties:
Current Power Source AC Line
Battery Status No Battery
Full Battery Lifetime Unknown
Remaining Battery Lifetime Unknown


--------[ Sensor ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type HDD

Temperatures:
WDC WD1200JB-00GVA0 33 °C (91 °F)

Attached Files


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rshaffer61

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Temps and Autoruns look pretty good.
Everest report I found the below.

System Memory 512 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)

Minimum amount to run OS anymore. I suggest increasing that to one gig total.
Go to HERE and run the Crucial online scanner.
This will give you the exact memory configuration for your system.
You do not have to buy the memory from there, but write down the information and if you need assistance in purchasing the upgrade memory GTG can assist with suggestions also.


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

+ "SunJavaUpdateSched"




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


Let me know how the system is running when done
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