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daveBB

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Hi,

my PC (vista home edition IIRC) is getting slower and slower of late.
This especially shows when I load windows mail or when I try to reply to email or start an email via an emailadress that's for example on a website.

I am under the impression that there's a lot of stuff on my PC that has no reason left for being there .. traces of old games that used to be played by the kids etc etc.

Maybe it's nothing, maybe someone can help out?

cheers
Dave

ps .. I ran OTL, can post the TXT files if needed?
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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

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hi, thanks for taking the time.

Do you want me to post any of the logs?

Disk defrag showed there were 575 junkfiles .. should I remove those via boostspeed as recommended by the link in disk defrag?

cheers
dave
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Did you run TFC first?
It should have deleted just about all the temp, junk, browser cache, history
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ah .. TFC .. OTL, both by Oldtimer.
my excuses for not reading properly, will do immediately
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Once you run TFC you will need to rerun Auslogics Defrag. Please do not run any other programs as this may cause unwanted results.
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just did this, took a mere 1 minute.
the pc gives me the feeling it's faster, especially the windows mail things I want done. Looks like I'll need to clean up my cache etc more often.

thanks (unless you want me to post any other diagnostics.)


off topic: my wife told me to say you have a luverly avatar ..
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Thanks for the compliment from your wife. I would like to see if we can speed it up just a little more if you don't mind.

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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you're welcome :D

did it, had to remove 5 files.

cheers
dave

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


+ "Adobe ARM"
+ "Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"
+ "QuickTime Task"
+ "SunJavaUpdateSched"



When done restart computer and then rerun Auslogics Defrag.
Let me know how everything works then. :D
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done in 53 seconds
windows mail opens up even faster.

thanks!
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That is great to hear.
My suggestions is to run TFC and Auslogics at least once a week to keep everything straightened out.
That will go a long way.
How much memory do you have and do you know how much is free right now?
How about disk space?
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Try this and I will see if we can pickup a little more speed.

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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thanks again.
the creenshot is going to be no good as clicking 'sensors' gave no result at all.

here's the .txt:(sorry for it being in dutch, I'll try finding out how to show it in English) (edit: got it)

--------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

    Version                                           EVEREST v2.20.405
    Homepage                                          http://www.lavalys.com/
    Report Type                                       Quick Report
    Computer                                          DATAMYEL
    Generator                                         DaTa
    Operating System                                  Microsoft Windows Vista Home Edition 6.0.6002 (WinVista Beta)
    Date                                              2010-12-13
    Time                                              23:10


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

    Computer:
      Operating System                                  Microsoft Windows Vista Home Edition
      OS Service Pack                                   Service Pack 2
      DirectX                                           4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
      Computer Name                                     DATAMYEL
      User Name                                         DaTa

    Motherboard:
      CPU Type                                          Unknown, 2300 MHz
      Motherboard Name                                  Unknown
      Motherboard Chipset                               Unknown
      System Memory                                     960 MB
      BIOS Type                                         Award (04/18/07)

    Display:
      Video Adapter                                     NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
      Video Adapter                                     NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
      3D Accelerator                                    nVIDIA C51
      Monitor                                           Dell SE198WFP(Analog) [NoDB]  (DR81274D12FS)

    Multimedia:
      Audio Adapter                                     Luidsprekers / Koptelefoon (Sig

    Storage:
      IDE Controller                                    NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
      IDE Controller                                    NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
      SCSI/RAID Controller                              Microsoft iSCSI-initiator
      Disk Drive                                        TEAC USB   HS-MS Card USB Device
      Disk Drive                                        TEAC USB   HS-SD Card USB Device
      Disk Drive                                        ST325082 0AS SCSI Disk Device  (232 GB)
      Disk Drive                                        TEAC USB   HS-CF Card USB Device
      Disk Drive                                        TEAC USB   HS-xD/SM USB Device
      Optical Drive                                     Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-5170S SCSI CdRom Device
      SMART Hard Disks Status                           Unknown

    Partitions:
      C: (NTFS)                                         228136 MB (152568 MB free)
      D: (NTFS)                                         10239 MB (6753 MB free)
      Total Size                                        232.8 GB (155.6 GB free)

    Input:
      Keyboard                                          HID-toetsenbordapparaat
      Mouse                                             HID-compliant muis

    Network:
      Network Adapter                                   Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller  (192.168.1.6)

    Peripherals:
      Printer                                           Brother HL-2030
      Printer                                           Canon Inkjet i250
      Printer                                           Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
      Printer                                           Microsoft XPS Document Writer
      USB1 Controller                                   Standard OpenHCD USB Host-controller [NoDB]
      USB2 Controller                                   Standaard Enhanced PCI naar USB-hostcontroller [NoDB]
      USB Device                                        USB-apparaat voor massaopslag
      USB Device                                        USB-HID
      USB Device                                        USB-HID

Edited by daveBB, 13 December 2010 - 04:11 PM.

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Well drive space looks good.
1 gig of memory is not bad. If anything I would suggest maybe going to two gigs of memory and that would help a lot with speed of opening and closing programs.
Below I am including a link to Crucial to do their online scanner.
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.
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