Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:36 AM
Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:01 AM
This enables and disables the splash screen on boot up and is best disabled so that it does not slow down your boot times.
I've looked in the Bios again and can't see any Boot Booster. The only option I see is Quiet Boot.
The one other thing that I can think of that may be responsible is the power settings as I noticed in the Speccy results that you have The Power4Gear Hybrid software installed, please refer to the attached link for how to configure the best settings for the notebook when you are gaming etc http://dlcdnet.asus....de_XP_EN_V1.pdf
I also noticed in the Speccy results that you had no Anti Virus protection.
Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:23 PM
I've read that link and set Powergear to maximum settings. Do you have any other suggestions on specific settings that might be causing issues?
At the time that Speccy scan was done I had uninstalled my antivirus as it had been causing internet usage of over 2 gigs per day when idle. I have now installed microsoft security essentials and Malware bytes without those issues.
Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:25 AM
As a side note, I'm incredibly appreciative of the time you've spent helping me.
Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:51 AM
I am pleased to hear that things have improved somewhat, would you like to do some spring cleaning of the HDD to see if it helps things further, there is nothing drastic to it such as tinkering with hardware or settings etc.
Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:41 AM
My next suggestion is to tidy up the data on your HDD so please follow the directions provided below starting with Autoruns http://technet.micro...ernals/bb963902
1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
5: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
6: Attach to your next reply.
2nd: Download and run TFC from http://www.geekstogo...ds&showfile=187 your computer should automatically re-boot on completion but if not do it manually.
3rd: Defrag your HDD http://www.auslogics...re/disk-defrag/ a tidy drive is a faster drive, please note that I am not suggesting that you use any other product or service at the link.
To speed up your boot times find any unnecessary programs linked to start up "how to" below;
START -> RUN
type MSCONFIG in the RUN box
then click OK
Click on the start-up TAB
Look at each line that has a check in the box, these are start-up items, with the exception of Windows programs and your AV software uncheck the ones you do not want to run at start-up.
Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:12 AM
Ran TFC without issue. Got rid of 12 gigs worth of stuff.
Defragged with that program. Ran it a few times but when it finishes it still says i have 3.92 gigs of junk files. Is there anyway to deal with this?
thought I'd hear your suggestions from autoruns before I started disabling in msconfig
Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:32 AM
No Autoruns results I`m afraid Lance other than that you have done well
Posted 22 June 2013 - 03:34 AM
Posted 22 June 2013 - 02:59 PM
Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:26 AM
FileHippo.com" "FileHippo.com Update Checker"
Posted 23 June 2013 - 08:01 AM
Any thoughts on the 3.92 gig of junk files found in the defrag program?
Any other suggestions?
again, thanks for the help
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