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john god

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Hello,
My wifes pc is running real slow.
I did Super Anti-spyware, Mal ware-Anti Malware, C Cleaner, Auslogis Disk Defag, AVG. Anti Virus.
Doesn't seem like I did anything to it.

What I was going to do was, do a complete uninstall,than a complete install.
Running Windows XP Pro.
I'm posting this because I'm unsure on how to go about doing this.

Can I please get your opinion and your help?

Thank-You,
John
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Go to Start then to Run
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On left side click on Disk Management
On right side you will see you hard drive.
Now I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply. Do the following to take a screenshot while the above is open and showing on your desktop.

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




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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Hi,
I did everything you asked until I got to,
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
my Accessories didn't have a paint icon.
Why I don't know. Is there anything else we can do?
John
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1: Go to Start>Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs. In the left-hand menu bar of the window, click "Add/Remove Windows Components."

2: Select "Accessories and Utilities," and click the "Details" button.


3: Select "Accessories" and again, click the "Details" button.

4: Look for "Paint" in the list of accessories. If the check box next to it is blank, check it and click "OK." This will reinstall the program. If the box is already checked but the program isn't functioning, uncheck it and click "OK." This will fully uninstall the program. Then repeat the steps to install it.

5: Open Paint from Start>Accessories>Paint. The program should now open and work correctly.


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Not sure if this is what you want, but here goes....
And again thanks for all your help..
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Ok you did good but can you tell me on the picture if the C partition is showing 50 plus gigs free space? It doesn't show in the picture as it is cut off.
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I'm trying this one now.
Attached File  AutoRuns 1.txt   53.59KB   35 downloads


The picture showed, I think.

Basic Fat 23mb
Basic NTFS 74.47gb

Is this what you needed?
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Basic NTFS 74.47gb

This is total space but what I am looking for is the amount of free space it shows on that drive.




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


+ "Adobe ARM"
+ "Adobe Reader
+ "igfxtray"
+ "SunJavaUpdateSched"
+ "TkBellExe"
+ "swg" "GoogleToolbarNotifier"





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.



Please let me know if there is any improvement with the system speed when done.
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Whenever I open Autorun it goes to notepad
and there isn't a Logon tab.


Does this help:
I went into computer and properties;
I got this:
Used Space 14.4gb
Free Space 59.9gb

Edited by john god, 28 March 2012 - 12:13 PM.

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It sounds like you are trying to open the log it produced but what you need to do is open the Autorun program like before then go to the logon tab.

Does this help:
I went into computer and properties;
I got this:
Used Space 14.4gb
Free Space 59.9gb

Yep that shows me you have over 20% free so it''s not a space issue.
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My wife says the computer runs better.

I'll keep you posted.

Thanks Again,
John
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That is great to hear and did you run all the steps from post 8?
Did TFC clear up a lot of temp files on your system?
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Yes, I ran all the steps from post #8.

Can I use the TFC on my pc?
And the Auslogics Defrag?
Also should I keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Super Anti-Spyware and AVG Anti-Virus?

Anything else I should have, to help my machine and my wife's run better?

Thank-You Again,
John
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Can I use the TFC on my pc?
And the Auslogics Defrag?

Yes you can


Also should I keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Super Anti-Spyware and AVG Anti-Virus?

Yep and let me ask is your AVG the paid full version or the free version?
I ask because I'm not a fan of it and if it is completely installed it may slow your system down.
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The free version.
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