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green&yellow

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I have an old computer and it has both vista and ubuntu 12.04 installed. Suddenly vista got extremely slow. Is there a way to make it work better?
CClear, malwarebytes and avast are reporting nothing.
Thanks,
Mauro
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Hello green&yellow.... 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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Before we can help you need to provide the following so I can start you in the right direction.
Laptop or Desktop?
  • If a name brand system then what brand, make and model is the system?
  • If custom built then what brand, make and model is the motherboard
  • Total memory installed
  • Total hard drive capacity and free space
  • What steps have you taken so far to resolve the issue

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Hi! Thank you for your help.
In fact, I've solved this problem. I found a folder with 40gb of garbage...it was consuming my computer!

Could you help me with another computer which is also very slow? Both IE and Chrome are not loading, and Word is extremely slow.

This is a laptop, a Vaio PCG 61311X. Intel i3 M330 2.13 GHZ, Ram 4GB
Windows 7 SP 1, 64 bits.
HD with 455GB, with 400GB free.
Avast and Malwarebytes reported no problems. I've used CCleaner, auslogics disk defrag and TFC, and there were no improvements.

Could you help with this?
Thank you very much,
Mauro
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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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The log is attached.
Thank you!

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

+ "IgfxTray"
+ "Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"
+ "SunJavaUpdateSched"





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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Hi, Windows is loading faster now.
I've also unstalled chrome, and reinstalled internet explorer. This is working fine by now. But Word is still very slow. I have office home&student 2010 installed.
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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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Well, speedfan is not reporting everything.
The computer is very better. The only problem is still Word.

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Yeah it shows the temps are good and that was my concern. Seeing that it is only Word that is slow I believe the issue is within the program itself.
What about other Office applications are they slow also?
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Thank you!
The computer is pretty fine now.
I have runned "office repair", and reinstalled endnote. Everything is perfect!
Thank you very much for your help!
Warm regards!
Mauro
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Congratulations green&yellow. :rockon: for a successful resolution for your issue.

I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed us to assist you with your issue and for your patience.
Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :thumbsup: :ph34r:
This issue now appears to be resolved.


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