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solar_eclipse2

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My laptop is running windows xp home, has a P4 2.4 Ghz processor, 256 megs of memory and has a 20 gig hard drive with only 8 gigs used. I also have an external 120 gig.

Are there any start up programs and/or services that I can stop so that my computer will run faster?

Edited by solar_eclipse2, 17 August 2005 - 06:00 PM.

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Please go to the malware forum and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE .

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.
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Well, I used Trend Housecall to scan my computer for virii and it picked up 17 that my new copy of Norton didnt even with auto protect on. I run bi-weekly scans of Ad-Aware SE and Microsoft Anti-spyware and they didnt pick up anything even when I ran them again tonight.
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Please follow the link given in Kat's post.

Best wishes.

-SkyHi
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Ok, well I posted up an HJT log after runnin the suggested programs and now my machine is telling me that windows virtual memory is too low
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Actually he log is clean just ran through using ewdio and a couple online scans,
A couple optional fixes with HJT but I m thinking it wont make much difference,
What you may want to do is go through your Add/Remove programs and remove any programs you are no longer using,

I would suggets you list your spec's from your machine and let one of the OS folks see if the can find anything
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Computer Name: STEVE
Username: Owner
IP Addresses: removed
MAC Address: removed
Windows: Windows XP or .NET server 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Serial Number: removed
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Memory (RAM): 224 MB
CPU Info: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.40GHz
CPU Speed: 2390.9 MHz
Sound card: SiS 7012 Wave
Video card:
Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768
Network Adapters: Instant Wireless Network PC Card V3.0 - Packet Scheduler Miniport |
Power Status: High
Time Zone: Central Standard Time
CD Burner: Installed
COM Ports:
LPT Ports: LPT1
Hard Disks: C:\ 18.6GB E:\ 111.8GB
HD Serial Number: B417 - 3FE6
BIOS Date: 07/30/02
Serial Number: 00000000
Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.
Product Make: ECS G731
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
USB Controllers: Detected: 2 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not detected
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Edit:
Log is not clean had some items disabled at start up through msconfig

will post back with an update
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