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Extremely slow computer!


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monkeyman26

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Hello,

My computer is taking around 2 minutes to seemingly respond to anything that I want it to do (ie. browse, open a file, open a progam. . .anything). Once it finally does respond, the bizarre thing is that it will be fine for another 15 seconds or so (ie. respond immediately to anything I want), but after which, it will crap out again and I'll have to wait another 2 minutes for anything to happen. I've been reading through a lot of posts on this forum and have tried everything that I can think of (ran spybot, adaware, defragged, checked for viruses with AVG 7.1 and McAffee, performed disc cleanup, removed all files in 'temp' and 'prefetch', performed 'sfc /scannow' with the XP disc, and with my limited knowledge do not think that there are any unnecessary programs running at start-up). If anyone has any other ideas about what I can do, I would love to hear them.
Thanks!
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KazeDreams

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how full is your HD? I've heard that you should leave about 5% of your hard drive unused, that should help with overall performance, I personally try to keep like 15-20 gb free on my main HD, but I can do this because I have second drive which I put all my music, movies, games, etc. so if you have only one hard drive I know that can be hard to do. You many also be running a program that is sucking up your memory, you can open up your Windows Task Manager menu by hitting "ctrl alt delete" and from there go to "processes" tab and see what programs are using what amount of memory. Hope this helps, cause thats all I can think of :tazz:
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dsenette

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Please go to the malware forum in my signature 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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