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Worried about laptop running too slowly


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claudie04

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Hi I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro SP6000 laptop that has just started to run very slowly. I have recently networked it to my desktop PC, installed Windows SP2 and Norton Internet Security 2005. This is when I noticed it running really really slowly and the HD seems to be permanently crunching. Norton Disk Doctor shows high CPU usage and Windows Task Manager shows high Page File Usage.

Am I running too many processes in the background ?
I have run SpyBot and Adaware, and am attaching my Hijackthis log -
Could you please tell me what to do ? <_<
Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 18:51:04, on 07/11/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\ActivityDisk.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TME3\Tmesbs32.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TME3\Tmesrv31.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\00THotkey.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TPWRTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TME3\TMERzCtl.EXE
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TME3\TMESBS32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TFNF5.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Wireless Hotkey\TosHKCW.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\AD2KClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\Iomega Backup\dtsc.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\NetDevSw\NetDevSW.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\SYSDOC32.EXE
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\HIJACKTHIS\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_17_0.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Norton Internet Security - {9ECB9560-04F9-4bbc-943D-298DDF1699E1} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_17_0.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton Internet Security - {0B53EAC3-8D69-4b9e-9B19-A37C9A5676A7} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [00THotkey] C:\WINDOWS\System32\00THotkey.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [000StTHK] 000StTHK.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Tpwrtray] TPWRTRAY.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TMESRV.EXE] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TME3\TMESRV31.EXE /Logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TMERzCtl.EXE] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TME3\TMERzCtl.EXE /Service
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TMESBS.EXE] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TME3\TMESBS32.EXE /Client
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TFNF5] TFNF5.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TosHKCW.exe] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Wireless Hotkey\TosHKCW.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl] C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [THGuard] "C:\Program Files\TrojanHunter 4.0\THGuard.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Iomega Startup Options] C:\Program Files\Iomega\Common\ImgStart.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Iomega Drive Icons] C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIcon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Iomega Active Disk] C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\AD2KClient.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Iomega Backup Scheduler.lnk = C:\Program Files\Iomega\Iomega Backup\dtsc.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Network Device Switch.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Norton System Doctor.lnk = C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\SYSDOC32.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! MahJong Solitaire - http://download.game...s/y/mjst3_x.cab
O16 - DPF: {1803B9EF-9905-4F34-AFC4-05D1BAB28801} (RegUserCfgUI Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.c...bt/yregucfg.cab
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.c...s/yinst0401.cab
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Hi claudie04, welcome to Geeks to Go! <_<

Log looks okay. How much memory does this system have? While Norton Internet Security is a good program, it can also be a resource hog.
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Hi claudie04, welcome to Geeks to Go! :D

Log looks okay. How much memory does this system have? While Norton Internet Security is a good program, it can also be a resource hog.

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Thanks Flatlander - it's reassuring to know that there's nothing wrong with the log. :D

Hmmmm but yes ....... I only have 112Mb of RAM, <_< so I suppose I'd better look at boosting the memory .... btw would converting to NTFS help ?
what IS NTFS ?

I really appreciate your help
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XP should have a minimum of 256MB of RAM, 512 or more is ideal.

NTFS is a modern, more secure and stable file system, but it will not help this problem. <_<
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XP should have a minimum of 256MB of RAM, 512 or more is ideal.

NTFS is a modern, more secure and stable file system, but it will not help this problem. <_<

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Thanks for all your help -

ohhh and meanwhile, I got fiddling in System, System Properties, Advanced Tab, Settings, Performance Options, Visual Effects and de-selected "let windows choose what's best" and selected "adjust for best performance" and my little laptop flickered and blinked and then breathed this huge sigh of relief and responds much quicker than before -

I'll still take your advice and get some more RAM though .... thanks xxxx
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