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Additionally I have just had another look at your autoruns.
Pls check for updates on your Hewlett Packard printer, scanner I think you have.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 12 March 2011 - 12:53 PM.

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The other option may be a infection like bloatware that could be causing the sudden slowdown as you stated.
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Additionally I have just had another look at your autoruns.
Pls check for updates on your Hewlett Packard printer, scanner I think you have.


Hmm, I uninstalled that awhile back. I'm using a Canon.
I deleted the drivers in Autorun.
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Please do not think I do not believe you but I am rather surprised given the errors you had.
Can you just confirm that you are typing
"sfc /scannow" in the run box.

I ran it again, and it took a few minutes, but it seemed to run with no problem.
It still did not load the file in question. I still have it renamed "old"
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Have you run the suggestion from the moderator - rshaffer61.
PC Pitstop - overdrive.


and have you run driver view that I sent you.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 12 March 2011 - 06:15 PM.

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I'm working on that now...it's very difficult because the computer is so slow..
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In view of the comment re the HP
PCL hpz3l5mu" "LanguageMonitor" "Hewlett-Packard Company"
from Autoruns.
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In view of the comment re the HP
PCL hpz3l5mu" "LanguageMonitor" "Hewlett-Packard Company"
from Autoruns.


Done.
The link given led me to PC Matic...it installed on my PC and is running now. Should I not bother, or should I let it go?
There is a different location for the Overdrive scan that I found here:
http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/
I can do that scan, or wait for PC Matic to finish.

Edited by jones082, 12 March 2011 - 06:35 PM.

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You misread rshaffer61`s post

He said
Go to: http://www.pcpitstop.com
Click on "Free Computer Check-up" listed below PC Pitstop OverDrive

which is what I said when I asked if you had run it.
However, its hardly surprising, as I am just beginning to be at the stage of having to re-read the whole thread, to keep pace with it.
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Edited by Macboatmaster, 12 March 2011 - 06:43 PM.

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Well PC matic finished and gave me this:

Security High MyWebSearch Toolbar Found Remove

Security Low Tracking Cookies 1 Tracking Cookies found Remove

Junk Files Old Patch Uninstallers 1,104.14 MB 50 MB

Junk Files System Restore Files 6,603.00 MB 0 MB

Internet TCP Internet Settings Unoptimized Optimized

Internet dns_settings Unoptimized Optimized

Internet afd_settings Unoptimized Optimized

Startup Programs Adobe Acrobat Enabled Disabled

Disk Most Fragmented Files 996 frags 500 frags

Disk Most Fragmented Files 612 frags 500 frags

Disk Most Fragmented Files 554 frags 500 frags

Other Drivers VIA Rhine III Fast Ethernet Adapter
3.83.0.468
12/3/2008 VIA Rhine III Fast Ethernet Adapter
3.84.0.1
6/15/2009

Other Drivers Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D7
5.1.0.1006
8/27/2003 Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D7
8.2.0.1008
9/12/2006

Other Drivers Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D2
5.1.0.1006
8/27/2003 Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D2
8.2.0.1008
9/12/2006

Other Drivers Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D4
5.1.0.1006
8/27/2003 Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D4
8.2.0.1008
9/12/2006

Other Services Test Automatic

Advice System Restore Capacity 17,738 MB 1024 MB

Internet IE Password Security Enabled Disabled

Advice Visual Effects Test Sub Optimal Optimal

Advice Adobe Reader Advice Adobe Reader 9.3.4 Replace Adobe Reader

Then they offer a "Fix now" button, which I guess will ask for my credit card.
I will leave that hanging until I hear back.

In the meantime, I will run Overdrive.
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You misread rshaffer61`s post

He said
Go to: http://www.pcpitstop.com
Click on "Free Computer Check-up" listed below PC Pitstop OverDrive

which is what I said when I asked if you had run it.
However, its hardly surprising, as I am just beginning to be at the stage of having to re-read the whole thread, to keep pace with it.
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That's easy for you to say...your computer runs :D
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Pls do not think that my post was other than humour that was why I put the smilie on.
I was saying I was not surprised that you missed the fact he wanted you to run overdrive.

Pls run that and see the rest of his post for the info, so he can view the results
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No, I laughed.
I'm beginning to think to own a Microsoft Product you need to have a sense of humor.
Here's the url:
http://www.pcpitstop...?conid=24248204
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From Pitstop.

1. System restore allocation is far too large
Advice System Restore Capacity 17,738 MB 1024 MB ARE YOU SURE IT REPORTED THAT AMOUNT 17,738Mb
space allocated to restore. It is not just a question of HDD space. The system restore allocation availablility, is not as striaghtforward as that when Windows loads.

2. Advice Adobe Reader Advice Adobe Reader 9.3.4 Replace Adobe Reader
The current version is 10.
Do not worry too much about that. Out of date Adobe is considered a security risk, as is Java and many other applications.

Most of the others are of course driver matters, but whilst you should address them in the fullness of time, I cannot believe they are the cause of the sudden slowness

I would certainly uninstall My Web Search toolbar

The system restore matter is addressed in System Properties, System restore tab, settings button

Edited by Macboatmaster, 12 March 2011 - 07:07 PM.

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From Pitstop.

1. System restore allocation is far too large
Advice System Restore Capacity 17,738 MB 1024 MB ARE YOU SURE IT REPORTED THAT AMOUNT 17,738Mb
space allocated to restore. It is not just a question of HDD space. The system restore allocation availablility, is not as striaghtforward as that when Windows loads.



Most of the others are of course driver matters, but whilst you should address them in the fullness of time, I cannot believe they are the cause of the sudden slowness

I would certainly uninstall My Web Search toolbar

The system restore matter is addressed in System Properties, System restore tab, settings button


Ok, I reduced the system restore...I did not set it on full, that happened somehow.
I do not see My Web Search Toolbar anywhere! How do I find it to get it out of here?
I dimly remember driver updates making me crazy a few years ago...there were all sorts of problems that had to do with Windows updating...
I think it was an nvidia driver, or something.
Any way, I remember updating some drivers and the nvidia was better left at an old driver, but all the other updates helped. It was very confusing.
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