Computer Trouble

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  1. Bigape

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    My Computer is a lot slower than usual.HELP!
     
  2. preacher

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    Just online or all together? Also what kind of system?
     
  3. Pete

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    .....

    Maybe just a little more info Bigape? :)

    Couple of things off top of head, have you got good anti-virus protection? Or have you installed something that didn't agree with it?
     
  4. Bigape

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    system Information
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    Time of this report: 10/22/2006, 15:24:16
    Machine name: WOOL-OETGGVJ1DK
    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: VIA Technologies, Inc.
    System Model: PM800-8237
    BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz (2 CPUs)
    Memory: 448MB RAM
    Page File: 280MB used, 774MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
    Display Devices
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    Card name: VIA/S3G UniChromeII Graphics
    Manufacturer: VIA/S3 Graphics, Inc.
    Chip type: S3G 3259
    DAC type: Internal
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3118&SUBSYS_31181106&REV_02
    Display Memory: 64.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
    Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
    Driver Name: vtdisp.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.0099 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 12/5/2003 20:22:34, 2875008 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: vtmini.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 12/5/2003 20:22:54, 138752 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B71FE6-7258-11CF-D572-1211A3C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x1106
    Device ID: 0x3118
    SubSys ID: 0x31181106
    Revision ID: 0x0002
    Revision ID: 0x0002
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_A
    Deinterlace Caps: {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,X8R8G8B8) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,X8R8G8B8) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Enabled
    DDraw Test Result: Not run
    D3D7 Test Result: Not run
    D3D8 Test Result: Not run
    D3D9 Test Result: Not run
    Sound Devices
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    Description: Realtek AC97 Audio
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: No
    Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3059&SUBSYS_18991019&REV_60
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 100
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: ALCXWDM.SYS
    Driver Version: 5.10.0000.6050 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Date and Size: 3/20/2006 14:45:52, 3960000 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    HW Accel Level: Full
    Cap Flags: 0xF5F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 192000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 26, 25
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 26, 25
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result: Not run

    Description: Modem #0 Line Playback (emulated)
    Default Sound Playback: No
    Default Voice Playback: No
    Hardware ID:
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 81
    Type: Emulated
    Driver Name:
    Driver Version:
    Driver Attributes:
    WHQL Logo'd:
    Date and Size:
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider:
    HW Accel Level: Full
    Cap Flags: 0x0
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result: Not run
    Sound Capture Devices
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    Description: Realtek AC97 Audio
    Default Sound Capture: Yes
    Default Voice Capture: Yes
    Driver Name: ALCXWDM.SYS
    Driver Version: 5.10.0000.6050 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Date and Size: 3/20/2006 14:45:52, 3960000 bytes
    Cap Flags: 0x41
    Format Flags: 0xFFF

    Description: Modem #0 Line Record (emulated)
    Default Sound Capture: No
    Default Voice Capture: No
    Driver Name:
    Driver Version:
    Driver Attributes:
    Date and Size:
    Cap Flags: 0x20
    Format Flags: 0x0
    DirectMusic
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    DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS
    DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002
    Acceleration: n/a
    Ports: Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
    Realtek AC97 Audio, Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
    Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
    Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
    Registry: OK
    Test Result: Not run
     
  5. exscentric

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    As before, is this online or off line or all the time?

    Have you defraged lately?
     
  6. mcdirector

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    Like excentric said, I'd defrag and then do a disk cleanup. Have you run your antivirus software recently and is it up-to-date? I know it's overkill, but I run mine every night at 2 am. :tongue3:
     
  7. LeBuick

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    Mines run nightly at 3AM. I'd feel better over killing than to let it live long enough to hurt me.
     
  8. MsGuidedAngel

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    CCleaner will helop ny cleaning a lot of junk in your computer.. Also Clean Up is another great Cleaner Program! I use both of them and I've never had any problems.

    I also use Ad Aware Professional, and XoftSpy, both cost me a tad bit of money, but, they're Worth every penny..

    Another Free Program is an Anti-Virus called Avast - Home Edition. It works wonderful!
     
  9. Trotter

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    First-
    MSCONFIG (when used with the RUN command) opens up the System Configuration Utility. Most of the stuff in there you don't want to mess with unless you know what you are doing or have detailed instructions.

    Click the STARTUP tab. The list that it pulls up is everything that you can choose to start up when Windows does.

    Why is all of this stuff in the list? Because every program designer thinks his 'creation' is so indispensible that no one could possibly want it to NOT start up with their computer (yeah, right), so they set it into the list and have it to do just that.


    Once you're at the list, look it over and see what all has a check mark. Every program that does starts up when Windows loads... EVERYTIME!

    If something is checked, but you don't know what it is, Google it and find out.

    Once you have seen what is there, uncheck everything that you don't need or want. Keep your firewall, antivirus, broadband drivers, graphics drivers, whatever you absolutely have to have, but uncheck everythign else.

    Once you are done, click APPLY, OK, then reboot.

    When your computer starts up, you'll get a grey box about the System Configuration Utility. Check the box about 'Don't run on startup' then OK.

    If you had a lot of stuff checked, then your comp ought to start up faster and run more stable.

    Second-
    Download and run AdAware, Spybot, and possibly Microsoft Windows Defender.
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/Ad-Aware_SE_Personal_d506.html
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/SpyBot-Search_&_Destroy_d2471.html
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Windows_Defender_d4466.html
    (All are free. Be sure to have each one update itself before you scan. MS Win Defender requires SP2.)

    Third-
    Uninstall any unused or unneeded programs you have on your hard drive.
    *** After this step or the previous step you may have to repeat the MSCONFIG one. Many programs will replace themselves on the startup list, especially spyware/adware.

    Fourth-
    Download and run CCleaner. Use the Cleaner function to clean up the junk on your computer (temp files, cookies, and stuff). Then use the Issues function to clean up your computer's registry.
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/CCleaner_Slim_No_Yahoo_Toolbar_English_d4191.html

    Fifth-
    Download and run O&O Defrag to REALLY defragment your hard drive. The free version is great, but the Pro version is worth a lot more than the cost (the Pro has a 30-day trial).
    Free- http://www.majorgeeks.com/O&O_Defrag_2000_Freeware_Edition_d4545.html
    Pro- http://www.majorgeeks.com/O&O_Defrag_Professional_Edition_d809.html

    Reboot your computer and see if it cranks up a bit faster, plus it ought to have a lot more zip to it as well.
     
  10. been_around

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    Sluggish performance can come from a number of factors:
    1) Adware/Spyware/Malware
    2) Virus, worms, trojans
    3) Undeleted temporary files, garbage files
    4) Disk fragmentation
    5) Harmless but useless programs running at startup
    6) Too small a swap file
    7) Too little memory

    Download HiJackThis (http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/programs.php), then post the results for someone experienced to evaluate the results.

    SpyBot Search & Destroy (http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html) is also an excellent compliment for AdAware.
     
  11. kubel

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    My suggestion:

    If you feel comfortable doing it: Format, reinstall OS(s), drivers, and most commonly used programs and files. Install Acronis TrueImage. Create a full backup, and store the image on another drive somewhere. Make incremental backups regularly (automatically if you make it a scheduled task).

    Then if you ever get a virus, malware, spyware, slow performance, etc... again, just restore your image. 5 minutes and you are back to normal. I have so much confidence in my backups that I don't run an antivirus, antispyware, etc... You can also create multiple images with different OS's and configurations. 5 minutes sure beats the hours it takes to format, reinstall, and configure an operating system(s).
     
  12. His Blood Spoke My Name

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    After following Trotter's Advice in post #9, go to www.majorgeeks.com and download RegScrubXp. It will clean up additional loose ends left behind in your System Registry.

    Your PC should run much smoother after following those steps.
     

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