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Roadwye102

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My computer running XP has slowed down quite a bit in the last couple of months. It seems that in takes forever to load anything from the internet and when they do load, it's jumpy and slow to respond. A lot of this has happened since I upgraded my Norton Anti-virus software. I have a feeling this may be the problem. Is the any way to really tell if this is the problem, or if it is something else. I would appricate any help anyone could give me .

Thank you
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rshaffer61

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Hello RoadWye102.... Welcome to
GeeksToGo, :D
;) ;)

I'm sorry to hear about your issue. We will try to help you resolve this as soon
as possible.
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  • Sometimes it may be a extended amount of time to get back to you. If it has been
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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 that has to do with Norton or Sysmantic 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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Roadwye102

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Thank you for taking the time to try and answer my question. I tried what you suggested, but it did not make a difference. If you have another solution, i'd be very eager to try it.
Again, thank you for your time
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rshaffer61

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Thank you for taking the time to try and answer my question. I tried what you suggested, but it did not make a difference.


No problem this is just the first step.

If you have another solution, i'd be very eager to try it.


Well strap in and lets get started. :D


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"

Download Speedfan (The download link is to the right), and install it. Once it's installed, run the program and post here the information it shows.
The information I want you to post is the stuff that is circled in the example picture I have attached.
To make sure we are getting all the correct information it would help us if you were to attach a screenshot like the one below of your Speedfan results.

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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