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My computer is terribly slow...


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Redchilli

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For last few weeks my computer has been terribly slow. The internet is extremly slow and opening up programs and what not is also very slow. im starting to wonder what the problem might be. Any help would be greatly apprectiated. Here are my System Details

Dell - Vostro 1000
AMD Athlon ™ 64X2
Dual core Processor TK-53
1.7GHz


Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 2GB
Currently Installed Memory: 1GB
Total Memory Slots: 2
Available Memory Slots: 0

OP: Microsoft Windows XP (SP3)
3Years old
Hard disk size: 70GB
Free Space: 10GB


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Hello Redchili.... Welcome to
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I'm sorry to hear about your issue. We will try to help you resolve this as soon as possible.
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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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Thanks for Reply... Attached requested file.

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OK now we can get started with some work. :)
Open Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab, and UN-check:


+ "Adobe ARM"
+ "iTunesHelper"
+ "QuickTime Task"
+ "SunJavaUpdateSched"
+ "Facebook Update"
+ "Google Update"
+ "MSMSGS"





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
Please do not run any other Auslogics programs other then this one as they may cause unwanted results.
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Yes, As you suggested, it did all...

It looks like it picked up its speed :) . But when it booting up and connection to wireless is taking time.

Forgot to inform you: When I boot my system it gives errors msg on black screen as given below
""Power Adapter not recognized". This will prevent optimal system performance."
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Power Adapter not recognized may be a signal that the AC Adapter is failing.
How old is the system?
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Also is the speed on the internet any faster now?
What browser do you use and what version is it?
Also could you please do the following.

Please Go to

1: START and the click on RUN
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter


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





Please Run the PCPitstop.com OverDrive Full Tests

Here's how:

You must use your Internet Explorer for this procedure. (doesn't work so well in Firefox or others). If your machine is running Vista or Windows 7, you must Select IE to ďRun as AdministratorĒ. After completing PCPitstop OverDrive you can close your IE browser and re-open it Normally so that you are no longer running as administrator.

Go to: http://www.pcpitstop.com
Click on "Free Computer Check-up" listed below PC Pitstop OverDrive
In the User Login - Click on "Sign up FREE!"
You'll need to submit a valid email address and create your own password, then click - Create Account(button)

Now enter your email address and password to Log in, Select - Scan this system Now!(button)
You will then be asked to download an ActiveX component and allow it to install.
It is safe and does not compromise your privacy.
Follow the on-screen prompts to install the ActiveX and to allow the Full Tests to be run on your machine.

The Full Tests take about 2 1/2 - 3 minutes on most machines.
When complete, a Results - Summary - Recommended Fixes will be displayed.

Please post the URL internet address, from your Results, back here into this Topic Thread so that we can review the configuration and present performance levels of your machine.

Note: During the graphics 2D and graphics 3D testing, your screen will display some rapidly moving objects.
If you are sensitive to visual flashing, it may cause dizziness. Therefore, look away from the screen during that portion of the testing.

After reviewing the results we will be more informed and may be able to provide better recommendations for you to work towards improving your machine's performance.

While PCPitstop does offer a variety of Paid Products, the PCPitstop OverDrive testing is FREE. Please ignore the references to Paid Products. We prefer to provide manual solution instructions that you can apply directly to your machine.

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I bought it 3 years before.
I use Chrome and IE 8.

Now the browsing speed is good.

I did as you suggested.

But the results were not saving.. Error msg shown below.

Unable to Load Results
We were unable to load the test results that you requested. Most often, this indicates that the results were not saved correctly in the database. Please try to test your system again.

We've logged this problem and will look into the cause. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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SM bus controller is part of your motherboard chipset drivers.
You need to go HERE and get the ATI driver in the middle of the chipset drivers. The one that says smbus controller. Install that and that yellow exclamation mark in your Device Manager should go away.
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Hi,

I went on travel.... thank you it is resolved now. Happy to see my computer is running quick... :) :unsure:
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Did you get the sm bus controller I linked to and is that what finally resolved the issue?
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