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Win7 Desktop ridiculously slow after Windows Update, 1 hour boot

Question: Win7 Desktop ridiculously slow after Windows Update, 1 hour boot

Hello,
 
Yesterday I allowed Windows Update to install whatever it was nagging me about, this was about 6am I think.  After the restart so it could finish the installations I found that it took ages to boot back into Windows, at which point launching and using any program is sluggish to the point of nearly being unusable.  A window slowly fades in, takes about four seconds.  Firefox, which I'm using now, takes just as long to open a tab, and typing is delayed just enough that I have to wait for the sentence to catch up.  Also, Yahoo has become my default search engine, I don't know if this is directly related but it's suspicious anyway.  I work in Photoshop which is absolutely impossible at this point.  I tried restoring back to September 5th, which reportedly succeeded, but has made no change.  I wrote down the boot process this morning as it slogged past:
-7:35: Digits pop up on a black screen 98 B4 99 92 99 A2 A3 A2 A3 (seem to be the same numbers that appear, though not this slowly) It takes a few minutes to go through all of them, then it sits on A3 until-
-7:55 Goes black.  Some time after this, maybe a minute or so, the 'MSI Military Class II' logo slowly, slowly loads in chunks from the top, this takes about 30 seconds.
-8:01: Logo slowly fades to black, about 10 seconds.
-8:06: A blinking prompt appears, disappears after a few minutes, reappears
-8:12: Goes black.
-8:46: Login finally appears, I'd checked on 'No GUI' in the boot options so this is actually faster than before.  Can log in just fine, Windows comes up fairly promptly.
 
So, I don't know.  Is this an infection, a driver conflict, failing hardware?  I'd like to blame Windows Update but I doubt it's that easy.  I have a Window 8 upgrade that I was going to go ahead and try but my external DVD drive is no longer recognized, though it works on my old laptop.
 
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Intel Core i5-2500k [email protected] 3.30GHz,
12 GB RAM
 
Thanks for any assistance 
-Taylor
 

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Answer: Win7 Desktop ridiculously slow after Windows Update, 1 hour boot

Update:  I restarted again, I let it install whatever updates it had lined up, presumably the same ones I reverted from.  I took out half of my RAM and turned it back on, it booted up perfectly fine and went straight to Windows without a problem.  I restarted again, put the RAM back and it's still working.  I can only assume that one of the updates installed incorrectly and it was fixed the second time around.  I'm still having issues with USB it looks like, but that's probably not an 'Am I Infected' issue.  I suppose this can be closed. 

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Hey guys I just updated my Windows XP with autopatcher and now my internet connection is ridiculously slow. It's slow for downloads and slow for gaming. It would be really appreciated if someone can help me~ I've turned off automatic updates as well :<

I hope this helps and gives you some lead. Thanks in advance guys and girls!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:26:30 PM, on 7/13/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\mscorsvw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Prevx1\PXAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\WinFast\WFDTV\DTVSchdl.exe
C:\Program Files\WinFast\WFDTV\WFWIZ.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\NetLimiter\NetLimiter.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\DAP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\A4Tech\Keyboard\Ikeymain.exe
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Answer:Ridiculously Slow Internet after Windows Update

Just happened to me - you need to rollback your Ethernet drivers.

Right click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager

Expand 'Network Adapters', and it's probably a Realtek driver (mine says 'Realtek RTL8193 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC'). Double-click on it, go to the Driver tab, and click 'Roll Back Driver'. If it says there's no backup, then it's at the original driver and it should be fine. If it doesn't, then it'll change back to an older version of the drivers and you'll see your router disconnect and reconnect again.

Everything should be working now... enjoy.
 

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I am setting up a brand new Pavilion desktop. This is the slowest computer I've ever owned! When I have no programs running, the CPU usage stays at over 60%. When I open one web browser window, the CPU usage spikes to 100% and stays very high. Response time for the mouse is extremely sluggish. When I open Microsoft Word or Photoshop, the performance is absolutely horrible. I haven't done anything weird to this new computer, just installed Microsoft Office and Adobe software, as well as an antivirus program. Has anyone else had problems with such horrible performance with a brand new computer? I am likely going to just return it for a refund unless there is an instand and easy solution to this awful performance.

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Hi, i recently update the BIOS for my Asus A8R-MVP from 0503 to 0605 using an update tool in windows.
(sadly my Mobo does not support EZ flash and i do not have a floopy drive installed)

I did this because the update said it would fix startup crashes when you had memory hole enabled
(Which i did because it wasn't detecting all 4GB of RAM)

After i did this, i tried booting up and Windows now runs STUPIDLY slow. I mean i only have Avast Antivirus, Catalyst Control Centre and Steam loading on startup, but it took 45 minutes for Steam to finally log in. It has massive trouble doing the most mundane tasks (Such as loading an application,) Can't load task manager and when we tried to run a virus scan, it was doing it at 0.2MB/s.

EDIT: We managed to get task manager up, and it says my physical memory is constantly at 98-99% usage.

I have now taken out the New RAM (Back to 2GB) and have disabled Memory hole (Everything is default values)
I believe it may have something to do with the memory timings in the BIOS, as i forgot to record these before i updated and have now got it set to Auto for everything.

INFO:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
GPU: Radeon HD 6770
MOBO: Asus A8R-MVP
OS: Windows 7 64 bit
RAM: 2/4 sticks of 1GB PC3200 DDR
PSU: 550W

Please help.
John.
 

Answer:Ridiculously slow PC after BIOS Update

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Hi, new to the forums, I seem to have a major problem on my hands.

I have recently built my computer (Thursday), and Friday I installed the software after it was up and running (Pro 64bit). This morning I began to install my regular programs (Steam, Zune Media Player, Google Chrome), and everything worked fine. I even installed the game STALKER: SoC and was able to completely max the graphics and play for about 3 hours. Toward the end of that 3 hours, the game crashed, but I didn't really think much of it, since the game is known to be very buggy.

However, not too long after that, things like opening up windows explorer (and especially Task Manager) began taking an extremely long time, I mean almost 5 minutes for a right-click to register. It might be related to UAC (which I turned off, but the problem remains), but it also might be related to Steam (I had a game installing at the time, and it continually froze and would remain unresponsive for upwards of 10 minutes). After I hard restart (it hurt me, too) of the PC and a subsequent re-launch of Steam, two games appeared in my Installation queue. Steam then proceeded to freeze again and remain unresponsive for another insanely long session. The next time I rebooted, I did not start Steam, but my PC still takes a very long time to open anything. Now it is simply very inconsistent.

Sometimes I can open things fine. Other times it as slow as before. Help? I'm new at building, but I have a good history with computers in ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Ridiculously Slow

Three things to do and we will have the answer.
Run a full anti virus scan
Download and run malwarebytes, the full scan and be sure to update it

If these are negative, I am getting instructions for a clean boot. Do these steps in order.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

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On windows 8, my wifi speeds were perfectly fine. Since the upgrade to windows 10, my downloads speeds have been around 0.2 mbps. The wifi speed on my other devices is fine. 

Answer:Windows 10 wifi ridiculously slow

You need to update your wifi driver.Check in windows updates, or go to the vendors support page to get the latest version.

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Hello
My clock in the system tray has started to run 1 hr slow. I correct it to the right time, boot up again next day or later on that day and it's exactly 1 hour slow.
The PC is just over 3 years old. Could it be the CMOS battery needing renewed?
Is there a piece of software that could check the battery for me?
I have tune up utilities 2011 but this doesn't show the battery state. And Sisandra causes my pc to crash.
Thank you in advance for any help and advice given.

Answer:PC desktop clock runs 1 hour slow?

I think you have answered your own question.The CMOS needs replacing. And no there is no bit of software that will tell you the state of the CMOS battery.

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Well as the title says this computer is running quite slow. Now I am taking into account the lack of ram and the fact that its old but I cant see why it would be so slow. Start up and Shut down are also very slow.

I have virus scanned it with Avast, and used the scan on Spyware Search and Destroy and Ad Aware SE. I have also cleaned with SmitFraudFix. Now i'm not sure if there is something wrong but i know there are ways to speed up the shutdown..

Help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Spenright
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:22:23 PM, on 26/12/2006
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\{DC773BB4-0321-1033-0202-01012800003d}\Update.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
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Answer:Windows 2000, Ridiculously Slow (HJT Log + SmitFraudFix included)

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Hi, I just purchased a HP Envy 14 with Windows 7 preloaded. The boot time is incredibly long from start to finish. Several minutes at the windows flag, a while on a black screen before the login screen and then I have to wait another 2-3 minutes after I login before I can smoothly use the laptop. I have updated the system and installed the drivers for my mouse. I have installed League of Legends, GOM player, AIMP, AIM, Google Chrome, Open Office, Steam, and Starcraft 2. Does anyone know whats wrong? I read somewhere that the harddrive might not be getting enough power quickly enough to boot due to a faulty connection. Any help or advice would be great, thanks.

Answer:New HP Envy 14 Windows 7 ridiculously long boot

Try a clean boot and see what is causing the slowness.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

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I installed update to Windows 10 from latest version of win7 on desktop. It worked initially for about an hour with no apparent problems. I went away for a short time and came back to black screen. Tried to restart several times but can't get past windows new logo. there are no error messages and no options to change any settings. 3 days and 3 different Microsoft technicians have been unable to help, other than proposing clean restart thus losing all data. can any one offer a better solution.

Answer:windows 10 won't boot after update from win7

Try switching computer on then switching it off using the start up button. Then switch it back on and wait for 6 seconds and switch it off again using the start button. Restart it and it should give you a choice of methods to get it working again.
It worked like that on W8 so I assume W10 would be the same.

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Hello,
 
The past few days my laptop has become unbearably slow. Images don't load, video constantly buffers, internet connection slow, etc., etc. I found a folder in my programs called 'Coupons' containing couponprintingservice.exe, which I cannot get rid of no matter what tool I use. I truly appreciate your help in resolving this.
 
Thank you.

Answer:Something seriously wrong - super slow, page load time ridiculously slow

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Important: To help me reviewing your logs, please post them in code boxes. You can create them by clicking on the <>-symbol on top of the reply window.    HijackThis is not the preferred initial scanning tool in this forum. With today's malware, a more comprehensive set of logs i... Read more

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Here's the situation. I have a 17" laptop with two Win 7 drives set up with dual boot. One is a 128gb SSD with all my work software. (AutoCad, Rhino, etc) The other is a new 256 SSD with only the Win7 OS installed. Both use the same laptop Product key.

I would like to update the new 256 SSD to Win 10 and over time transition my software to that drive. However, while I'm doing that, I'll need the other Win7 system drive to work with.

My question is, If I update the 256 SSD to Windows 10, doesn't that activation use my current Win 7 key to register? And if so, does the activated Win 10 deactivate or invalidate my Windows 7 OS Key on the other drive?

Answer:Will update Win7>Win10 deactivate second Win7 drive in a Dual boot?

Nobody seems to want to answer you mate as what you are doing is not legal.

Now then on a practical level I don't think you will have any problems because of the fact that you can reinstall your original OS with your original product key anytime you like, however I have not tested this.

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Hello,

I have a strange issue i can't seem to figure what is going on. When i am playing a game (i haven't tried with any other application) my computer goes to desktop on the hour. I can't see anything in the processes that might be a problem this is a fresh install of windows. Just wondering if anyone might have had this problem or know a remedy for it. Thanks in advance.
-Philip
 

Answer:Windows goes to desktop on the hour

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Hi, I have a Win7 install that I had not used since January since I was testing Win10 (on a separate drive)
The Win7 install is a dual boot where XP x64 resides on a 300GB Cheetah drive connected to a RAID controller.
Since it's the boot drive it has the Win7 boot manager on it, including the C:\BOOT directory for Win7 and C:\NTLDR for XP x64
Win7 resides on a 4TB RAID5 array and shows up as drive D: when Windows has finished booting.

I booted it up for the first time since January, applied all 60 Windows updates and when I rebooted I was greeted with the error: winload.exe 0xc0000098 "File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe"
"Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt"
Pressing "F8" on the boot menu for Win7 just raised the same error message.

So I fired up my Win7 SP1 DVD and ran a chkdsk for both drives C: and D: but it did not fix anything.
Next I tried bootrec /ScanOs & /RebuildBcd but it found no missing entries.
So I tried /FixMbr & /FixBoot and rebooted but it made no difference.

Next I tried to run an offline sfc scan, but it could not continue due to pending operations.
So I renamed the file D:\Windows\WinSxS\Pending.xml and that allowed me to continue.
To be on the safe side I ran it in "verify mode": sfc /verifyonly /offbootdir=C:\ /offwindir=D:\Windows
But it found no corrupted files.

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Answer:Win7 boot manager raises error: winload.exe 0xc0000098 after Windows Update

Sounds like one of the boot drives has failed. If you can get into the Control Panel while in the Safe mode, try changing the OS boot order in SYSTEM, Advanced System Settings, Settings
 

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I'm experiencing 4 minute boot times on my 64bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1 desktop.

If I use msconfig.exe to disable all startup services it doesn't seem to affect the boot time.

By contrast, the safe mode w/networking boot time is about 30 seconds.

I've run CCleaner and the malware troubleshooting steps at the Win 7 Malware Removal/Cleaning Procedure page and still am seeing the slow startup. The logs from RogueKiller, Malwarebytes, TDSSKiller, HitmanPro, and MGTools are attached.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Slow boot times on 64 bit Windows 7 desktop

You can rerun Hitman and have it remove what it found, but other than that, your logs are clean.

I suggest you post in the software forum for further assistance.

Since you are not having any malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
We recommend you keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware.
Renable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it in step 4 of the READ & RUN ME.
Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis. If you don't see it or it will not uninstall, don't worry about it. Just move on to the next step.
If running Vista, Win 7 or Win 8, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to be added to the registry.
Now go to the C:\MGtools folder and find the MGclean.bat file. Double click ( if running Vista, Win7, or Win 8 Right Click and Run As Administrator ) on this file to run this cleanup program that will remove files and folders related to MGtools and some other items from our cleaning procedures.
Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
If you are running Win 8, Win 7, Vista, Windows XP or Windows ME, do the below to flush restore points:

Refer to the instructions for your WIndows version in this link: Disable And Enable System Restore​
What we want you to do is to first disable System Restore to flush restore points some of which could be infe... Read more

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So as the title says, for some reason this pc has started to take a few minutes to boot after the desktop shows up but before that the system boots fast.

Have a 1tb seagate sata3 drive as the main drive, yes yes i know i should get a ssd but now is not the time, in the mean time i'd like to figure out what could be causing these slowdowns.
After booting is complete the system runs fine, no direct slowdowns of any sort.

What's been tried:
No viruses, no spyware
Not a bad hdd, been testing that
Removed unnecessary processes/programs from running, most of them set to manual if the system needs them.
Defraged, slight speed increase
Defraged registry, only a few times if it's been needed.

Programs starting at bootup:
Comodo IS
Cacheman, tweaking program
Bluetooth app
Smartdoctor, info app for my graphics card
Asus AI suite II, have uninstalled and reinstalled this app but to no change, tested speed with and without it.

Hopefully i've added enough info to start finding some issues.

Answer:Slow boot after desktop shows but not before, windows x64

I would suspect your AV software first although Comodo IS is unfamiliar to me so its just a guess having seen similar problems with AVG and Kaspersky IS until bug fixes arrived. If you're feeling brave, disable it and reboot.

Other than that, I've seen issues with plugged in USB devices, so try unplugging everything apart from the mouse and reboot.

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After running the update my desktop is stuck in a failed automatic repair mode.  None of the recovery options function, no response with the F8 or F10 key.  What has happened and what can I do to get this machine fixed?

Answer:I ran a Windows 10 update and my Desktop will not boot up.

Always include PC model in your posts.
F8 doesn't work with Windows 10, and F10 never worked with any version of Windows on Dell PCs.  Only F12 works with Win 10.
If you didn't create a recovery drive, you will have to create a bootable USB with Win 10 and repair the installation. You can download the files for free from Microsoft.
Check for Win 10 recovery options here:
support.microsoft.com/.../windows-10-recovery-options

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The pc stays on for about 1 second and repeating the process..i can't do anything within that 1 second
Pressing the f keys does nothing, This might be the final nail in windows 10 for me..first the freezing now
this.

Answer:windows update desktop cannot boot

If i could try to get a picture. Your machine is power off. You power it on, it starts but after about a second it dies. It may try this many times or you press the power and it does this. You don't see any vendor logo or "BIOS" type screens. Is this correct?

If so this is a hardware issue. Are you hearing any beeps as it starts? These beeps can tell you information. What is the detailed model number of your unit.

What I could recommend if you are into it, open your case. Ensure you ground yourself so you don't introduce a static discharge. You likely know this, I can never tell from oyur designation, static can end the life of certain computer parts. You might try reseating cards, cables etc. Given it a try.

If this doesn't work uninstall any addins you don't need. Extra drive, sound cards, etc. Try it. Then uninstall all memory except one stick, may have to reference manual to see what position the only stick needs to be in, try it. Try a different stick. Really important here that you don't have any static build up.

If this fails and you have one, test PSU. Maybe even take PSU to shop and let them test.

The freezing may have been the precursor to the failure. Hopefully it will be something as simple as a bad stick of memory that has failed.

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I am trying to fix a friend's pc that got hit with a number of malware, worms, trojans, etc. I have run rkill, RSIT, and spyware doctor w/ AV. I chose to fix everything that spyware doctor found after running it multiple times. But the pc is still having ridiculously slow response, like 5-10 min boot up, 5 mins or so to execute commands like clicking on start or to launch IE. I also ran ccleaner and fixed everything there. I tried to run sfc /scannow but repeatedly get prompted for the XP CD2. I followed the directions for changing the registry entries to point to the CD drive, and I copied the i386 directory to the C drive and pointed there, but I still get repeatedly prompted for the CD, so the sfc /scannow is just not working. Attached is the RSIT/HijackThis log. Can someone spot anything else that the tools that I have run so far are not deleting? Logfile of random's system information tool 1.06 (written by random/random)Run by Owner at 2010-02-24 10:45:48WIN_XP Service Pack 2System drive C: has 206 GB (88%) free of 233 GBTotal RAM: 895 MB (70% free)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:56:01 AM, on 2/24/2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16981)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32 ... Read more

Answer:Ridiculously slow PC

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Please download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will o... Read more

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hi. My desktop PC has been running very slow lately. I've tried everything. I've defragmented the disks, deleted unused programs, run diskcleaner, command line AVG Scan in safe mode, Ad-aware, etc. and I have had no luck. I believe I have sometype of spyware that is causing this problem. When I go to Task Manager it says that I have 68 processes running, CPU Usage is at 11% and Physical Memory is a constant 71%. Obviously something is eating up my memory. I ordered new memory, having 1 gig may be a problem. Figured I might as well ask here. Anyways I ran hijackthis and this is the logfile. Can anyone help?
DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Edmund at 8:14:41.13 on Thu 05/28/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.16830 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.958.227 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free *enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *enabled* (Updated) {67844DAE-4F77-4D69-9457-98E8CFFDAA22}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
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Answer:PC ridiculously slow

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Question: ridiculously slow

for the past few weeks my computer has been becoming slower and slower by the day. Now it seems to freeze all the time especially when trying to run GMER rootkit scan which i need to do.

Firefox crashes all the time, opera, safari even IE just run really slowely.

Ive did ccleaner, atc scanner, malwarebytes, spybot, defrag, cleanup, system restore, av the lot but nothing seems to be wrong.

Firefox it self is very unreliable especially on facebook.

I know i only have 512mb of ram and need more but it seems i have no ram slow lol... (on different thread still in progress )

Ive changed my settings so computer runs for better performance via advanced settings but again its still ultra slow. When i formatted my harddrive a while ago it was really quick and i have no idea why it has started slowing down. I never had more than say 3 programs in operation at once, usually firefox ( facebook ) , msn and vlc player THATS IT!!!


Please help.. i have attached dds but cannt run gmer as computer crashes

savereportcrash

Answer:ridiculously slow

Temporaraly uninstall ?Torrent,DAEMON Tools Lite, DAEMON Tools Toolbar
I dont see daemon tools listed in add or remove programs, there might be an uninstall.exe in its folder
(dont reinstall untill we are completly finished)
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...ol-431469.html

take the advice mentioned in this section to
For a complete uninstall, etc etc


After that restart your pc and try gmer again, does the initial scan work ?
Anything listed there ? if so save that log and post it then do the gmer scan as suggested in our pre posting guide, still crash your PC ?
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...ml#post1771806

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I ran virus check and still don't know why my pc is so slow.

Answer:Ridiculously slow pc

Go ahead and install Ccleaner. Now that you have the program installed go ahead and run the cleaner function.
Now that you have cleaned out some temp files, lets go ahead and disable all of the items starting up with your machine except your antivirus. To do this you will need to click on tools then start up select each item then disable.
Now that you have disabled those un-needed start ups lets go into the settings, we will have Ccleaner run when your machine boots, so that you will never have to worry about cleaning temp files again.To do this:
Hit options.
Settings.
Place a tick to run Ccleaner when the computer starts.

Now go to the advanced tab, and select close program after cleaning, now run the cleaner again this will close Ccleaner.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Download install and run Wipe & System ninja
 
https://privacyroot.com/software/www/en/wipe-download.php
 
https://singularlabs.com/software/system-ninja/
 
Then do a defrag with toolwhiz defrag.
http://www.toolwiz.com/en/products/toolwiz-smart-defrag/
 
 Download Autoruns and Autorunsc Unzip it to your desktop and then double click autoruns.exe After the scan is finished then click on File>>>>>>>>>>>Save The default name will be autoruns.arn make sure to save it as Autoruns.txt under the file type option. in other words make sure it is a .txt file instead of .arn Attach the text in your next reply.
 
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So I was shutting down my computer and it did an automatic update, and I left to go do something. I came back with my brother on it and unable to Boot Windows 10, it just takes me to the UEFI Bios Screen, I don't think it's hardware, and apparently it happen while my brother was on the computer. Anybody know the problem/solution?
 

Answer:What's wrong with my Desktop? Windows 10 won't boot after update

Welcome to PCHF
On a clean machine, please download FRST 64bit or FRST 32 bit and save it to a flash drive. Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.
If you are using Windows 8 or 10 consult How to use the Windows 8 System Recovery Environment Command Prompt to enter System Recovery Command prompt. If you are using Vista or Windows 7 enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.
Note: In case you can not enter System Recovery Options by using F8 method, you can use Windows installation disc, or make a repair disc. Any Windows installation disc or a repair disc made on another computer can be used. To make a repair disk on Windows 7 consult: https://pchelpforum.net/resources/create-a-windows-7-rescue-disc.114/ To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
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I am having trouble installing updates. I use Windows XP mostly but when I go back to Windows 7 I have 9 updates to install. They go through the install procedure but apparently does not install because the same thing happens again when i access Windows 7. I looked at the update history and it shows that mostly the failed updates has to do with office 2003, word viewer 2003, excel 2003 and ect.What causes this failure to update?

Answer:Can't update Win7 on XP & Win7 dual boot PC

Not always the updates on Microsoft operating system work as expected.Sometimes you can solve this problem by download and install the patches manually.http://www.microsoft.com/germany/te...The original poster should always write the last response !!!Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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I have had some weird behavior from this system for about 4 months.  Browsing has gotten slower and slower, youtube videos will not play properly (lots of stuttering and skipping), Google's basic page takes 15 or more seconds to load, and the system will sometimes even become unresponsive if you try to go into a more script-heavy site like Facebook.
 
I will jump to the part where 2 months ago, I did a system restore to a time before the problems started, out of desperation (not a fan of system restore).  Immediate difference, everything was lightning fast, youtube videos smooth as butter, and browsing was quite responsive.
 
Now, to backtrack.  When I first noticed the problem, I:
1. Ran hard disk scans
2. memtest86
3. checked my BIOS settings to look for changes
4. updated the Marvell network drivers
5. ran tests on my DSL service
6. tested against other devices on the network for differences in speed (other devices had no troubles)
7. Booted in Safe Mode with Networking (no change)
8. Tested Firefox, Chrome, and even IE (which I hadn't opened in eons) - no change
9. Disabled all add-ons in Firefox - no change
10. Created a fresh profile in Firefox - no change
11. Cleared Temp files and the like - no change
12. Cleaned out computer (I do this regularly, anyway)
13. Checked startup entries - they are minimal on my system and all intentional
14. Reviewed services - found nothing unusual
 
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Answer:Browsing ridiculously slow, can't run DDS

Hello InterestedIf you cannot get DDS to work, please try this instead.Please download RSIT by random/random from the link provided for your operating system and save it to your desktop.Link 1 for 32-bit versionLink 2 for 32-bit versionLink 1 for 64-bit versionLink 2 for 64-bit versionThis tool needs to run while the computer is connected to the Internet. If you get a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding RSIT attempting to contact the Internet, please allow the connection.Close all applications and windows so that you have nothing open and are at your Desktop.Double-click on RSIT.exe to start the program.Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.Read the disclaimer and click Continue.When the scan is complete, a text file named log.txt will automatically open in Notepad.Another text file named info.txt will open minimized.Save the log files to your desktop and copy/paste the contents of log.txt by highlighting everything and pressing Ctrl+C.After highlighting, right-click, choose Copy and then paste the contents into a new topic in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here.Copies of both log files are automatically saved in the C:\RSIT folder which the tool creates during the scan.Important: Be sure to mention that you tried to follow the Prep Guide but were unable to get DDS to run.Post that log with your above info hereVirus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal LogsLet me know if that went well.

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Hi so this week i learnt about speedtest.net and found i got an average of around 2-3 mb/s which really isn't good enough but today has been awful with speeds of 0.17- 0.67 what is going on?
 

Answer:internet is ridiculously slow

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Hi Guys

I was at a mates house and despite them having a reasonably new PC their startup is ridiculously slow. CPU usage tops at 100% and stays there for about 15 minutes, then opening anything really laggs the PC.

Heres the Log, can any of you enlighten me please

Thanks guys
 

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For the past two days, my internet has been really slow. I feel like I have 56k all over again. Here's the log, see if there's anything wrong...Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:23:07 PM, on 10/30/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\eMachines Bay Reader\shwiconem.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\kmw_run.exeC:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Iomega\Tools\IMGICON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\KMW_SHOW.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchos... Read more

Answer:Ridiculously Slow Internet

Hello Shinryuu and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I see no signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.There are a few housekeeping items that we should clean up so let's do that while you re here.Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:O2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)O2 - BHO: IEHlprObjClass - {CE7C3CF0-4B15-11D1-ABED-709549C10000} - C:\Program Files\Kensington\MouseWorks\IE_KMW.DLL (file missing)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)Now close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.Your Java is also extremely out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update.Updating Java:Note: the "XX" in the version will be whatever the latest version is.Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 5.0 Update XX.Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".Click the "Download" button to the right.Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".The page will refresh.Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.Close any programs you may have running - especially your web ... Read more

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I've had a Dell Inspiron 8200 Laptop (2.0 GHz, 512 RAM, 40 GB) operating with XP for about 2 yrs now. It seems to have gotten increasing slower with time in all aspects. I recently deleted a ton of unnecessary files to give me about 13 GB of free space. I then ran Ad-adware SE, Spybot S&D, McAfee Virus scan, AVG virus scan, Trend Micro Office Scan and even MS Anti-Spyware Beta. I then defraged and still slow. As a side note, I've been told that it is a bad idea to run multiple virus scanners (I had a with problem running multiple real-time scanners/firewalls), is this true?
(Incidentally, when I ran MS Anti-Spyware it deleted a .dll file from my I386 and system32 folders which disabled just about everything on my PC, I had to run System Restore and when I ran Anti-Spyware again it didn't attempt to delete it.)
I recently installed a D-Link wireless card and Router and the MS Anti-Spyware as I said. After these installs, the time to rip DVDs to my harddrive seems to have roughly tripled (or it could just be a coincidence).
At this point I'm at a loss and need your help desperately, b/c my only remaining course of action is to re-format. I just spoke with someone at work and they suggested that I go into 'Start', 'Run: MSCONFIG'. I should see a bunch of programs that MS runs in the background and to disable all that I can, is this a good suggestion?
Reading other threads, it seems that I should run Hijack This, which I have used in t... Read more

Answer:Solved: XP ridiculously slow! Help Please!

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I have three programs I want to uninstall, but I can't because uninst00.dat isn't in the folders, my keyboard occasionally doesn't work on start up, my computer is incredibly slow, and it is extremely loud sometimes. I usually have to system restore.
Help appreciated. Thank you.

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Incident Status Location

Spyware:Cookie/Tribalfusion Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Aria\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\58pet6ms.default\cookies.txt[.tribalfusion.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Zedo Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Aria\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\58pet6ms.default\cookies.txt[.zedo.com/]
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Answer:Ridiculously Slow, Freezing

Um...?

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Hi Guys,
this is my first post here so please b gentle!!

I'm tryin to help my brother fix his laptop.. the problem is that IE is running really really slow. We've ran mcafee, adaware, spybot, cwshredder, stinger among others adn no luck with fixing it. All are coming up clean now.

Its not the internet connection because i've installed Firefox and it runs perfectly, it seems to be just an IE problem.

Basically when you open IE the homepage won't show for over 2mins at least, the same happens with new tabs. Once it does kick in it seems to work correctly (apart from new tabs/windows)

i'm not sure what other information would be useful for here.. em..its on XP. if you need more info please ask

Heres the log from hijack this anyway.. any help at all would be really appreciated!!

thank you soo much for your time!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:39:32, on 07/06/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)

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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
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Hello, Thanks for providing this awesome forum! When I first got the laptop, it was perfect. Now, it has been getting progressively slower, especially the last few months. I used to be able to use CCLeaner to make it go faster, now ccleaner doesn't do much.
here is the info on the computer (maybe increase Ram?)
Thinkpad R60, Celeron 1.6 Ghz, 512 MB DDR2, XP Pro, SP2

I posted a question in the malware forum (http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=224428) and they said malware isn't the cause and suggested I post in the software forum. They found this info:
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 55.82 MB

Thanks for your help,
Dmitry
 

Answer:Comp is ridiculously slow... Thanks!

Click start type run in run type %temp% delete all files in this folder " if any folders can't be deleted in there just click on skip "
Then open CMD type flush /dns see if this helps
Also the idea of adding more RAM would be a good idea !
 

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I tried to follow the Prep Guide but was unable to get DDS to run.
 
Original post with details (including actions performed so far) is here:
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/541160/browsing-ridiculously-slow-cant-run-dds/
 
I was directed to run RSIT and post the log.txt here in Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs...
 
Logfile of random's system information tool 1.10 (written by random/random)
Run by owner at 2014-07-22 01:53:47
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
System drive C: has 235 GB (16%) free of 1431 GB
Total RAM: 2047 MB (73% free)
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:54:10 AM, on 7/22/2014
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Ray Adams\ATI Tray Tools\atitray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
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Answer:Browsing ridiculously slow, can't run DDS

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Heres the situation. We have 3 computers in our house, a wired desktop (mine), a wireless one and a wireless laptop.
On my PC i have no trouble with speeds, nor does the laptop, the wireless desktop however, at times barely works at all.
It is running XP with an Edimax EW-7728IN / PCI Wireless N WiFi Card / 300mbps / 802.11n, now we recently bought this card to resolve the slow internet problems, did not work.
on speedtest.net it gets less than 1mb download normally with about 150ms ping, and when we should get 20mb this is fairly frustrating, I would like to know a way of resolving this problem without having to mess aroung with wires through the house.
 

Answer:Ridiculously slow internet

How good a connection do you get? also what is the connection speed of nic for the wireless conection
 

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Here is my HJ log, can somebody please help me. My computer is just ridiculously slow. I think I saw some things that I should have HJ fix, but don't want to do anything w/out knowing for sure. Thank you so much.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 10:53:18 PM, on 1/12/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0d\aoltray.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0d\waol.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0d\shellmon.exe
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Answer:Computer is ridiculously slow, please help, I have HJ log

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Is there some diagnostic tool that can determine this? I live in a house with a bunch of other people, and me internet has been running really goddamn slowly on and off for a while now. I want to find out if someone is soaking up all the bandwidth, I've got a ton of trojans or something, or SBC just plain sucks.
 

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Computer: Compaq Presario/AMD Sempron 3000/256MB/80GB/Windows XP Home. When I open any of MS applications, it takes about a week to open. Okay 6 to 8 mins. Its driving me crazy. Here's my hiJackthis log;
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:11:52 PM, on 4/4/2007
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\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPwuSchd2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\macromed\flash\GetFlash.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
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Hi, I have an Asus X551MA running Windows 8 that's less than a month old and it is sloooooow. Web browsing is a little slower than I'd like but marginally acceptable - running anything else is just stupidly slow. I've changed the power option to high-performance, removed as much of the bloatware as I could, gone through the startup programs, run a SMART info checker, switched antivirus programs, defragmented the HDD, run Malwarebytes... and the laptop is still very slow. The laptop I had previously (HP Pavilion g6) was nowhere near this slow and it was older and not as (theoretically) powerful. What gives? Am I screwed, or is there a way to make the Asus run like... well, like it's a new computer?

Sysinfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2830 @ 2.16GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 55 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3982 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -2040 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 190775 MB, Free - 130926 MB; D: Total - 264544 MB, Free - 264088 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., X551MA
Antivirus: Avira Desktop, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:New computer ridiculously slow

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Have a Chromebook 14 for over a year. It has always run slowly - but I've persevered with it as conceptually I love the Chromebook idea - and believe I have a set up issue rather than a hardware problem. Regularly, when I needed assistance, I went through the settings help prompts which took me to Chrome support not HP support! So I've effectively been receiving the wrong support while my HP warranty expired! Anyway, tried powerwash etc which initially works (which gives me hope it's a set-up issue), but slows again within hours, wifi is fine as no other device in the house suffers lag, but my lovely Chromebook is p-a-i-n-f-u-l-l-y SLOW! Very few extensions involved. Cleared cache history etc. Really at a loss. Help!?!  

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Here is a recent log of my computer:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:01:33 PM, on 8/10/2007
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\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Ti... Read more

Answer:Computer ridiculously slow--Please help!!!

http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/606998-there-any-malware-computer.html

Still applies = log is clean - how mcuh memory?

Norton NIS is a bloated pig and WILL slow you down!
 

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I play Novalogic's "Delta Force 2" almost everyday and use only a 56k connection and AOL (yeah, I know). But, a problem arose a few days ago that whenever I was playing, I would lag like crap! I know, 56k will lag anyways, but this was ridiculous! The game would stop for a few seconds and then start again. Also, my regular internet was much much slower. I connect at a rate of 49333.....but when I download something, it only downloads at like 2 to 2.5kbps when I normally can get about 5 to 6kbps. I know for sure it is not my ISP, spyware, or a virus because I've changed internets to Earthlink and even reformatted and scanned with numerous spyware and anti-virus softwares.

I decided to ask help from the AOL techies and they said that out of my 256Mb RAM, my computer is only allowing about 65% of it??? They gave me a list of stuff to do like spyware, defrag, clear cache and delete temp and cookies...but NOTHING is working. Could I need a new graphics card or memory card? This sucks so bad because my computer worked FINE before. Please help

Here are some of my computer specs:


TotalDiskDrives=4
DiskDrive0=Floppy Drive A:
DiskDrive1=HardDiskDrive C: FreeSpace: 111944 MB , TotalSpace: 114400 MB
DiskDrive2=CD-ROM Drive D:
DiskDrive3=CD-ROM Drive E:
Processor=x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7
PageFileUsage= 68% free
Memory=256 MB total ( 55% load)
OS=Windows XP (Build 2600) Service Pack 1
Video=800 x 600 , True Color (32 bit)
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Answer:Ridiculously Slow Internet

It may be a problem with your phone company. Have you called them to see if they know anything about the problem?

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Thanks for having such an informative forum. I've completed the Read & Run me first procedures and my laptop is still ridiculously slow. When I first got the laptop, it was perfect. Now, it has been getting progressively worse, especially the last few months. I used to be able to use CCLeaner to make it go faster, now ccleaner doesn't do much.
Also, not sure if it's related, but since I've completed the cleaning procedure, the laptop has been freezing ever few minutes and a few times has frozen during startup.

Just in case, here is the info on the computer (maybe increase Ram?)
Thinkpad R60, Celeron 1.6 Ghz, 512 MB DDR2, XP Pro, SP2

I've attached the logs. Thanks in advance.

Cheers,
Dmitry
 

Answer:Ridiculously Slow Comp. Thanks for help

Ridiculously Slow Comp. Thanks for help (2nd part of logs)

This is the final log.
Thanks again
 

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Hello guys today i updated my windows to version 1607 build 14393.0 ( clean install wiped everything) and i noticed that the boot name have drastically increased. Before my windows used to boot in 5 seconds now it takes like 15 seconds
Any ideas what cause this ?

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Note, I always have an image back on my system if anything goes wrong with the updates. I have restored from the image backup till I figure out which update(s) cause the slow down.
Which of these new update(s) causes a slow boot up on windows 7? The slow down happens after the windows 7 logo appears and before the windows login screen. I may have to install one at a time to figure what update caused the slow down. I just thought I would ask to see if anyone had this problem or knew which update(s) caused the slow down.



Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3087038)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB3074543)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, 4.5.1 and 4.5.2 on Windows 7, Vista, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 x64 (KB3074230)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, 4.5.1 and 4.5.2 on Windows 7, Vista, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 x64 (KB3074550)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3069114)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3083992)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3084135)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3086255)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3087039)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3087918)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3083324)
Windows Maliciou... Read more

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Hello guys today i updated my windows to version 1607 build 14393.0 ( clean install wiped everything) and i noticed that the boot name have drastically increased. Before my windows used to boot in 5 seconds now it takes like 15 seconds
Any ideas what cause this ?

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Last time i Installed my Windows around 6 months before or more, Now a days boot up of Windows 8.1 is similar to that of my Windows 7.
What could be the cause.

There is not Program which run at Startup.
Really I am not able to find what could be the problem.
 

Answer:Slow Boot Up - Windows 8.1 Update

MrExplorer said:


Last time i Installed my Windows around 6 months before or more, Now a days boot up of Windows 8.1 is similar to that of my Windows 7.
What could be the cause.Click to expand...

need defrag/new programs over time in start up/computer is just getting plain lazy? LOL couldnt resist that last one.. Could be a few things, you would have to be more specific of what has changed in the last 6 months, especially around the time your first noticed it..
 

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This is a problem that I'm sure others must be familiar with. On any of my windows installs, on any computer a problem eventually arises; after boot, after the desktop has loaded, windows becomes almost unresponsive. This happens both on my XP and Vista machines. On XP, the whole taskbar will become completely unresponsive for maybe a minute; the start menu wont open, no taskbar icons will load in this time, taskmanager wont open in this time, nothing happens.

It would be one thing if the system appeared to be actually doing something in this time, but I don't think it is. Once it unfreezes the system finishes loading any startup apps as normal and things go on, but it is really annoying. What the hell is windows doing in this time?

Vista's behavior is similar, except the system will open whatever program you ask it to, it's just the two (or three) "system" icons in the system tray that dont respond. ie: you cant change the power plan, the little window will open, but is unresponsive (and same thing for the network icon)

I am posting both problems in the same thread because they seem related, but any help with either would be greatly appreciated. Even a "hey! I have that problem too!" post is appreciated, it would get more attention to this problem.
Also, just a note: I do not have a crap load of startup items or anything, and I do have all the latest windows updates and bla bla bla...
 

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I just checked and the physical memory usage is at 95%! The same programs are running since startup, when the physical memory usage is below 40%. What would use the memory all of a sudden and not stop until reboot? I can only use the laptop an hour at a time....SOLVED - Thank you jowahThe Windows Media Player Network Service was taking over 1G of memory alone. I went to service, clicked on services on the lower right, found it and right clicked, went to Properties. under General I disabled startup. My computer is 100% again.

Answer:Windows 7 runs very slow after an hour of usage

You can see which application is being a memory hog. Try using the task manager.Right-click the windows toolbar in a blank spotclick 'Start Task Manager'Select the "Processes" tab within the task managerClick on the column header labeled "Memory (Private Working Set)" until the column is sorted by the biggest memory user.Just monitor that until all of the memory is used up, and then you should have an idea of which application is leaking.

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Since the infamous November Update, my setting to boot straight to desktop from start-up works but when I put the pc into sleep mode and wake it up, I now have to log on. Can anyone help please

Answer:Windows Update Upset Boot Straight to Desktop

Go to Power Options under System Setup and uncheck the

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Alright i just started getting this Error: Memory Error 0x7c918fea memory address 0x00000010 at the start up window of xp followed by a single beep. I know the beep means memory error but what would be the reason for my crazy slow computer. I ran adaware se and spybot and hijackthis but can't find anything. Could someone help me please? Thanks in advance i need all the help i can get!!! Here is my Comboscan >


ComboScan v20070226.18 run by Josh on 2007-02-28 at 17:42:26
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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Unable to create System Restore WMI object; error code: 0x8007042C
Performed disk cleanup.


-- HijackThis (run as Josh.exe) -------------------------------------------------

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:43:16 PM, on 2/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mclogsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcupdmgr.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mn... Read more

Answer:Ridiculously slow XP on restart plus with and error!!!

Can anyone help me???? Techs??????? Does anything need to be deleted on my hijackthis ?

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Hi, so whenever I take my Yoga 300 off charge the machine virtually grinds to a halt. It takes ages to respond, causes plug-ins to crash on Firefox, web pages to load slowly, programs like VLC to not display video properly. It's not the speediest machine to begin with, but it goes from being ok to unusable. It was fine for a long time, but it suddenly started doing this about 3 months ago.  I've checked the power saving settings and everything is switched off, with the exception of the screen powering down sooner. Going into task manager and nothing seems to be running abnormally high, either before or after taking it off charge. It's getting quite frustrating, because it has a decent charge, I just cant use it anywhere without having to leave it plugged in, which defies the point of having a laptop/tablet. I saw another post about a similar issue here from last month, but the Lenovo community person misunderstood the question. This isn't an issue of whether I should leave the battery in or not, but an issue with my laptop performing very underwhelmingly when not on charge. Has anyone encountered similar issues? Does anyone know of a fix? Thanks!

Answer:Yoga 300 ridiculously slow when not plugged in

I have a Yoga 460 and encounterd a strange problem which may be related. Yesterday I was using my laptop unplugged and the battery ran down to critical level for the first time. I was watching a movie. It was about 7% I think and I heard a new sound which I haven't heard before  (three or so beeps). This was some sort of critical battery alarm I would imagine. Anyway I plugged the laptop in to power and it started charging. The strange thing was though that everything started working slower than I would expect. For example, moving windows, selecting which window had focus, even the mouse cursor seemed to be slower! I rebooted and things returned back to normal.  I hope this helps. :-)  

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Hi everyone,

I'm pretty much completely computer illiterate so I'm sorry if I can't explain this problem or understand any advice particularly well..but this is pretty urgent as most of my work is done on this computer/the internet.

I'm not the sole user of this computer, I woke up a few hours ago and my roommate tells me that the internet suddenly slowed down to a ridiculous speed, we haven't come close to exceeding the data usage from our provider. We use DSL broadband, not wireless. Some pages partially load, some pages do not load at all and some load completely but after a really long time. When I open a youtube vid a fraction of it loads before it stops, then when I click to skip a bit of the video the same problem happens (but sometimes the video completely loads...). I only use chrome but the speed is the same on IE and firefox as well.

Maybe a year or two ago, a computer guy installed all the antivirus things and programs necessary when we previously had problems. Not sure what it is....but an ESET Nod32 frame thing appears every time the computer starts for a few seconds so i assume (?) that this is our antivirus. Again, pretty much retarded computer-wise here haha. I find ESET nod32 in the start bar to see if maybe i can click it or run a scan or something but after I click it nothing happens at all....

Not sure how relevant this is but this is the system info recommended by this website:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.... Read more

Answer:Internet suddenly ridiculously slow

If you have separate modem and router test with a connection directly to the modem.

Beyond the above test of the router it may be very difficult to further isolate the source of the problem if you cannot test your internet access with another computer and cannot test your computer with another internet access.

What speed are you supposed to be getting, and what do you actually get with a test such as Speedtest.net?
 

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I have two computers connected to a Linksys dual band Wireless-N router and the firmware is up to date. Both computer are dual band Wireless-N as well. I also have full signal strength for both computers and the routers encryption is set to WPA2/WPA however I am getting incredibly slow speeds for transferring files. I'm trying to transfer a 10GB file from one to the other. It first started out at over 2MB/s but then over the span of a few minutes plummeted to the 400KB/s range. After sitting around there for 10 minutes it has began to slowly go back up but has been holding at just over the 600KB/s range for quite some time.
 

Answer:Solved: Ridiculously slow Wireless-N

The first thing I would try before getting into trouble shooting is to connect one of the computers by ethernet and turn off its wireless.

If that improves things considerably then there may be no problem--just the two wireless connections fighting each other. If there is only a little improvement then maybe you are suffering wireless interference (e.g., from another wireless network) or a problem with the router.
 

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I honestly don't know if this is directly related to the ICFX3200 or not, but for now it's an assumption.

Previously, my finance was using the system that is now the file server (running WinXP Pro SP2) and I was using my s939 system with an RDX200 motherboard, also running WinXP Pro SP2. I had no issues with FTP file transfers, whether I actually used an FTP client or not, I was getting 3-8MB/s, decent considering the early released Gigabit ethernet connection on the nForce2 board in the server and my old cable.

Now, I'm using the Marvel Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Controller on the ICFX3200...absolutely the only thing that has changed. Now...whether I move files to the server or pull them off of it, or even log onto the server remotely and move files to and from...I'm only averaging about 50kb/s...completely ridiculous.

I'm not sure if there's something I'm missing in the configuration of the ICFX3200...but the ONLY thing that has changed is what motherboard I'm using...and all of a sudden my FTP transfer speeds are crap.

Please help!!!
 

Answer:Ridiculously slow FTP transfer speeds

usually its a bad cable.
 

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I'm using a Compaq Presario with Windows XP and Intel Celeron. It's running really slowly - making a loud grinding noise nearly all the time and the CPU usage seems to be up between 50 and 75% every time I try to do anything.

I'm sure there's a problem but don't know what it is. Hijackthis log follows.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:04:52, on 13/08/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.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\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\OasClnt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\SPAMKI~1\MSKSrvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
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when i copy a large group of files (say a couple of gigs or so) to a different folder it runs at a whopping 8-10 MB/s to copy them, i know vista had an issue with copying files but this was meant to be fixed, is this a known issue with win7? i notice it happens on both X86 and X64.... now i KNOW my hard drive is capable of doing 80MB/s (roughly) and does on Ubuntu, so i assume its an OS issue,

now maybe its just me, but surely an Operating system should be able to do something as simple as copy files at a decent rate?

Answer:ridiculously slow file transfers

It's not the OS.

There's something wrong with your setup. You can begin by installing the latest chipset/sata/motherboard drivers.

Also use HDTune to help you diagnose.

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I recently built my own pc and everything has been working perfectly since i built it about 2 weeks ago. for the past 2 days my internet download speed has been abnormally low. I should be getting more than 20mbps down, and yet im getting around 0.30 mbps down. i am on a wireless connection but i dont think that is the problem since other devices on the network get the 20mbps just fine. I am running windows 8 and i am thinking the issue is with that. i have looked through some solutions people have posted online with no success if anyone has any suggestion i would really appreciate the help.

Answer:Ridiculously slow download speed

Upgrade the drivers for your network adapter? If the adapter isn't built in to the motherboard, have you tried a different adapter just to rule out it isn't just a piece of hardware?

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OS: Windows 7
System: Sony VAIO SR
Router: Linksys WRT54G
Wireless adapter: Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN

Around the house, my wireless connection is ridiculously slow where on previous occasions it was always fast. I have another laptop I'm running side-by-side with the my VAIO and its wireless performance is flawless, so I'm confident the router isn't the issue. My VAIO reports the signal quality at full bars, but the speed is usually only at 1 or 2 Mbps, whereas my other laptop always holds at 54 Mbps.

The connection itself is flaky. I get knocked off every 5-10 minutes. The only time there's any stability is if I'm 5-10 feet away from the router.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

Answer:Ridiculously Slow/Flaky Wireless

Hi Amorphous, welcome to the forums.

I would personally look to resetting your router, there could be certain addresses that might not be being read correctly by 7. I have had similar issues with connectivity on other peoples machines & a router reboot has solved all of them.


   Note
After resetting your router, it can take up to 2 minutes to be fully internet capable


Hope this helps


OS

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I do not have a clue what is causing the problem, so i will give all the background information I can and hope something obvious is to blame. So last night I wiped my hard drive and installed Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600 64bit. Everything went fine. I then started downloading all those programs you forgot you had cause they've always been there (i.e. skype, adobe flash, the ol' anti virus (happens to be nod32), aim, firefox, vlc, itunes) and i noticed something funny. My download speed was around 10 kb/s... Now that was shocking. Immediately i thought, hey wireless router is acting up. Restarted modem and router, problem persisted. Next thought, hey i'll plug directly into the modem, problem persisted. Next i thought, maybe its that bloody ISP. So i went to speedtest.net and lo and behold 3mb down is what it said. Then I happened to be using utorrent to get an activator and *gasp* it went at all normal speed. I was shocked, the only thing i could think of is something is limiting my download speed from a single source... but what i'm not sure. (i should add that the download was rediculously slow b4 the anti virus was installed). Hmm... what else can I add... downloads are slow through both firefox and IE. I have time warner cable internet thats supposed to be 6mb down, 1 mb up. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, its rather difficult resetting up an os without being able to download -_-; (my anti-virus took over an hour and a half to download and it... Read more

Answer:Ridiculously Slow Direct Downloads

Try Safe Mode with Networking to see what results you get that way.

What's "an activator"?
 

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hi..Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:54:28 PM, on 1/6/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exeC:\WINDOWS... Read more

Answer:my com is running at a ridiculously slow speed

Hello.There does not appear to be an infection. Does you antivirus pick up anything?If it is just slowness, we can try disabling some startup items next round.Update Java to Version 6 Update 11Your current version of Java is outdated. Malware creators can exploit the lesser security of older versions. Please uninstall your current version through Add/Remove Programs. Remove all instances of Java, J2SE Runtime, Java Runtime, and Java Runtime Environment. Restart your computer after uninstalling.Please download the installer for Windows.32, here. Follow the prompts to install and delete the install after use.----Please post back with a fresh HijackThis log.Also, when you have the slowness, open Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) and select the Processes tab. Take note of any that are taking large amounts of CPU.With Regards,The Panda

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Hey guys. Upon installing the W7 build 7100 RC (64-bit) I've noticed a gross decrease in wifi speeds and stability. While running XP I averaged at about 10-12mb/s wirelessly which was very stable (1 disconnect every 5-6hours maybe). Now I'm receiving <1mb/s and disconnecting frequently which is a real hassle :/

In reality, even the speed I had on XP was slow considering that my fathers macbook pro reaches speeds of 60-70mb/s wireless from the same place as my stationary stands. I'm well aware of the fact that I have a 54mb/s cap on my network card, but I still think that my network connection should be stronger. Reality aside, I was doing fine with 10-12mb/s despite knowing that somehow I could be getting a faster connection and now it's really unbearable to have <1mb/s.

I've followed tonnes of solution guides on how to set-up wifi on W7 without any success. I've tried countless drivers, let the W7 wizard find appropriate drivers for me, turned on and off Ipv6, changed homegroup settings, messed with the registry and more - Now I don't know what to do next.

One interesting thing (although perhaps trivial?) I noticed while downloading via uTorrent last night was that in the Resource Monitor it said that the network utilization was only at 1% despite me downloading at 100kb/s (which should be more then 10% from uTorrent alone according to the speed test conducting right before). Could this have anything to do with it?

As a final note I'm using a genuine RC client wi... Read more

Answer:Ridiculously slow wifi connection

There are plenty of driver problems with WIFI on Win7 (audio appears to be a common problem, as well) so I would recommend ensuring you have a solid driver installed.

Fill out your system specs via your profile and we can better help you.

I would also recommend using the 7201 build, it's the last 'real' RC client that was released before RTM was and unless RTM (b7600+) is an option for you, 7201 might be a better solution.

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Here's the deal. My computer runs into problems with everything. It's slow loading up any file I try to use and programs frequently freeze. I've done multiple virus scans, but it keeps coming up clean. Can someone look at my HijackThis log and tell me if they see anything fishy?
Thank you so much
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:02:34 PM, on 5/27/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 4300 Series\lxcemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxcecoms.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\TrojanHunter 5.1\THGuard.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\isuspm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\agent.exe
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Answer:My computer is running ridiculously slow... some help, please?

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Hi,

I've got a Netopia Cayman modem and a Linksys WRK54g, and when connecting wirelessly to the Netopia, there's no problem whatsoever with speed.

However, I plumbed some cat5e from the office into the house, in an effort to have the Linksys inside and broadcast to the house. Now - I made the cable and plugged it in to test before connecting the router, only for it to take AGES to get an IP, then tell me the connection is limited with no connectivity.

I then plugged the cable into the WAN port of the Linksys, and lo, it got an IP grand and Skype signed in, I could check my email, but all is ridiculously slow. I tried disabling the DHCP server on the Linksys, in an effort for it to query the Netopia...same subnet etc, but no luck.
Tried disabling the Netopia's wireless...nada difference

Help?

L
 

Answer:Ridiculously slow Linksys + Netopia....

Try using the Linksys as a WAP only, so give it an Ip address within the Netopia's subnet, disable DHCP and connect it to the LAN port of the Netopia. DHCP must be enabled on the Netopia. The Linksys should forward conected traffic onto the Netopia.

Check your cable too ... you made it did you? That might be the problem! :grinthumb
 

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Hey guys,
I've done my fair share of lurking on this site, some exceptional information! I do have a minor problem with my Firefox though. I've searched high and low, the annals of the internet, and haven't found nothing that has helped. I've compressed my Mozilla .dll files in the Mozilla directory using UPX, that didn't help. I have prefetched my Mozilla shortcut target, no go. Lastly, I have altered my Mozilla shortcut to be compatible with a Windows 2000 set-up, still no improvement. Every time I completely exit out of Mozilla, and click back on it, it literally takes 10-15 seconds for the program to load. Any other suggestions?

Answer:Mozilla Ridiculously Slow to Load

How many add-ons do you have installed for it? Excessive add-ons will slow down the browser. Also, how much RAM do you have? I used to have 448MB of RAM and I would hesitate to open Firefox, because it took so long to open.

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Hi, first-time poster here so hope you can help me.
My laptop is running really slow, particularly on the web, even though I have 2mb broadband. Most applications I try to open take up to 2 minutes to open and the mouse pointer appears to freeze. Not just the mouse but the laptop and any application running can freeze but when you move the mouse pointer it starts up again from where it left off. I.e it's like a pause button. This is the same whether or not I use the internal mouse or an external one.
I've ran loads of antivirus and spyware including:-
Lavasoft Adaware, Spyware Blaster, RegistryFix, PCBugDoctor, Avast Antivirus, Xoftspy, CC Cleaner, Spybot and AOLs own virus scan. I've also ran TrendMicro and Panda Software on-line virus scans. Only the odd small thing showed up which I've removed/fixed.
I guess I may have too many processes running but don't know which ones I don't need or how to turn them off so they only run when needed.
I've downloaded AIDA32 as recommended on this site but don't know what information to post. This is the system info for my pc

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name DAVID_WILSON
System Manufacturer MEDIONNB
System Model FID2130
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~3200 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~3200 Mhz
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Answer:Laptop running ridiculously slow..

This is only a suggestion, as the moderators don't like users telling others to post in other sections of the forum, but since you've done all that you mentioned, with no improvement, it could be in your best interest to visit the Spyware Specific forum, read and follow all the sticky notes at the top and see if this helps!
 

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Below is a the OTL.text & Log of my computer. I keep getting "Not responding", etc. Thank you so much for your assistanceOTL LOG:OTL logfile created on: 7/31/2010 8:20:45 PM - Run 1OTL by OldTimer - Version 3.2.9.1 Folder = C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\DesktopWindows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (Version = 5.1.2600) - Type = NTWorkstationInternet Explorer (Version = 8.0.6001.18702)Locale: 00000409 | Country: United States | Language: ENU | Date Format: M/d/yyyy247.00 Mb Total Physical Memory | 35.00 Mb Available Physical Memory | 14.00% Memory free834.00 Mb Paging File | 536.00 Mb Available in Paging File | 64.00% Paging File freePaging file location(s): C:\pagefile.sys 600 744 [binary data]%SystemDrive% = C: | %SystemRoot% = C:\WINDOWS | %ProgramFiles% = C:\Program FilesDrive C: | 67.50 Gb Total Space | 49.44 Gb Free Space | 73.24% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFSDrive D: | 7.01 Gb Total Space | 2.42 Gb Free Space | 34.57% Space Free | Partition Type: FAT32E: Drive not present or media not loadedF: Drive not present or media not loadedG: Drive not present or media not loadedH: Drive not present or media not loadedI: Drive not present or media not loadedComputer Name: YOUR-XHTR8HVC4PCurrent User Name: OwnerLogged in as Administrator.Current Boot Mode: NormalScan Mode: All usersCompany Name Whitelist: OnSkip Microsoft Files: OnFile Age = 90 DaysOutput = StandardQuick Scan========== Processes (SafeList) ==========PRC - [2010/0... Read more

Answer:Spyware, Malware - Ridiculously Slow

Hello momdottsWelcome to BleepingComputer ==========================Hi your problem appears to be only memory related.This is your actual memory 256 mb which is on the low side.Adding a 512 mb upgrade would significantly increase the speed and rectify this issue.Let me know if you need anything further your log is clean.

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I've had it for about 9 months now. Barely used it because it's absolutely useless. It's been this way from the start, after about 2 weeks it completely froze to the point where I had to reformat the entire computer.Now my main computer is on repair and I'm forced to use this one, and I feel increasingly frustrated over how poor it performs.It's unable to perform simple tasks such as using Google Chrome. It constantly lags and freezes, and my old laptop from 2004 performs better.I chose Acer because I've had positive experiences with it before, but now I feel ripped off.Is it really supposed to be this useless? It's cheap, but the specs are astronomically better than that of an older computer that outperforms it.I feel like they're intentionally punishing people for buying cheaper computers. I should've listened to the guy at the store who told me this computer works best as bookend.

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I've had it for about 9 months now. Barely used it because it's absolutely useless. It's been this way from the start, after about 2 weeks it completely froze to the point where I had to reformat the entire computer.Now my main computer is on repair and I'm forced to use this one, and I feel increasingly frustrated over how poor it performs.It's unable to perform simple tasks such as using Google Chrome. It constantly lags and freezes, and my old laptop from 2004 performs better.I chose Acer because I've had positive experiences with it before, but now I feel ripped off.Is it really supposed to be this useless? It's cheap, but the specs are astronomically better than that of an older computer that outperforms it.I feel like they're intentionally punishing people for buying cheaper computers. I should've listened to the guy at the store who told me this computer works best as bookend.

Answer:Acer Aspire ES 15 ridiculously slow

It should work better than that. It may be defective. You are still under warranty. Book it in for repair. Send a list of what it has been doing and ask if they would check it out good. Here's the link to start the warrantyhttp://customercare.acer.com/customercare/Default.aspx 

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Please can anyone help. I have run C Cleaner and deleted lots of things. Run start up inspector. Tried to run Trend Micro the free anti virus programme but it will not run. It sticks on page 2. My machine is a 2.79 and was never slow before. I have Norton Security 2006 installed and updated. Help please. I am a silver surfer well no I am worse than that as I am 86. Please treat me gently in simple language.

Answer:Computer running ridiculously slow

Try running this and see if any problems come up:click hereAlso, Norton (or any other anti-virus) does not like to work alongside another anti-virus application.Personally I would ditch Norton altogether and opt for a free anti-virus such as Avast or AVG.click here

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Computer is so slow that it takes real "minutes" to open a browser or directory. Freezes completely. Seems to be constantly "doing something" in the background. Thanks for your help.

Sony Vaio FS-990 Laptop

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:39:08 AM, on 5/20/2013
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.21335)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device

Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec

Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL

Server\MSSQL$VAIO_VEDB\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CAPM1RSK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\CAPM1SWK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\6.4.1.14\ccSvcHst.exe
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Answer:Freezing Computer and beyond ridiculously slow

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I have been using Comcast cable internet for the last month at my new apartment and everything has been downloading at high speeds and been great. But since two or three days ago my download rates have slowed to a crawl. I don't download very much, but at this connection speed I can't get anything done. Downloads and even webpages are timing out left and right.I'm better than your average internet user at avoiding viruses online, running scans, and keeping my system clean. I run a custom "XP Lite" version of Windows XP Home on a Compaq laptop I formatted/repartitioned to get rid of the preloaded crap. Since then I've only installed programs that have been scanned for viruses and that don't bog down the CPU or fill the registry with a ton of crap. I run Firefox 3.6.3, Windows Firewall, and Spybot S&D with TeaTimer, no Norton or anything like that though. Basically, this could just be Comcast crapping out on me, but I wanted to make sure I haven't been infected with something first before complaining to Comcast that the "high speed internet" I'm paying out the ass for is not delivering what it promises.HijackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 8:11:11 PM, on 6/3/2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\... Read more

Answer:Ridiculously slow internet all of a sudden

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Anyone that is using an IdeaPad U310 who has installed Windows 10, I would like to hear from you.  The 1st upgrade to Win 10 went great, no problems whatsoever.  On the major update to to Win 10, boot up times went to heck in a handbasket.  I've tried everything I know with no luck.  Does anyone have any experience with this?  Is there a way to step through the boot process to see where things go haywire?  I knew how to do this in Win 7 but I don't see how to do that in Win 10. Also, this model of U310 has a small SSD which allowed it to boot quickly in its original format - Win 7.  It is now not part of the boot process with the change from Win 8.1 to Win 10.  Any thoughts on this would be appreciated also. Thanks

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My apologies that the title is not more descriptive but the most distinguishing detail about my problem is a complete lack of distinguishing details.

No error codes no repeatable cause no entries in the event viewer and no log files.

Let me give an example: I am browsing the web in Microsoft edge and after about 10 minutes I click a link and nothing happens, I click the back arrow and nothing happens, I try to change tabs and that works the first try so I try to change tabs again and nothing happens, I try to close the window and you guessed it.. nothing happens. I do win+x and click task manager to end the task manually and while the task manager opens nothing can be clicked on and the cpu usage and other fields all read zero and don't update.. so I click the x and it closes.. I try to open it again the same way and it doesn't open.. I try win+x again nothing happens I click the start button and it opens so I go through the menus to do a restart.. when I click ok the menu and windows close like they are supposed to but nothing happens.. I click Start again and nothing happens, I right click the start button that gives me a menu so I try to shutdown and it looks like it starts to close everything but then stops on a blank black screen with just a mouse cursor. Hard reset is only remaining option.

While the details change every time depending on what I try the same pattern seems to hold.. things just seem to stop suddenly without warning or a reason and while stuff s... Read more

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My apologies that the title is not more descriptive but the most distinguishing detail about my problem is a complete lack of distinguishing details.

No error codes no repeatable cause no entries in the event viewer and no log files.

Let me give an example: I am browsing the web in Microsoft edge and after about 10 minutes I click a link and nothing happens, I click the back arrow and nothing happens, I try to change tabs and that works the first try so I try to change tabs again and nothing happens, I try to close the window and you guessed it.. nothing happens. I do win+x and click task manager to end the task manually and while the task manager opens nothing can be clicked on and the cpu usage and other fields all read zero and don't update.. so I click the x and it closes.. I try to open it again the same way and it doesn't open.. I try win+x again nothing happens I click the start button and it opens so I go through the menus to do a restart.. when I click ok the menu and windows close like they are supposed to but nothing happens.. I click Start again and nothing happens, I right click the start button that gives me a menu so I try to shutdown and it looks like it starts to close everything but then stops on a blank black screen with just a mouse cursor. Hard reset is only remaining option.

While the details change every time depending on what I try the same pattern seems to hold.. things just seem to stop suddenly without warning or a reason and while stuff s... Read more

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I hope this is the right place to put this. Because I don't know what the exact problem is--whether hardware or software, I thought I'd start here.

So then, like the title says, my computer is extremely slow for around 30 minutes to an hour every day. This happens after the weekend when I turn it on after it was completely off for the weekend, and happens every morning during the week when I start it up from sleep mode.

After that initial start-up, it works just fine, for the most part. It's nothing fancy, but I'm able to work from it. It only has 2 GB of RAM, so I know it's lacking an immense prowess, but I don't understand why the start-up is so bad. I looked at what I have on start-up via WinPatrol, but found nothing particularly interesting. And even then it's only about 5 or 6 programs. Can anything be done or is it just the computer? Where can I start?

Thank you all very much.

Answer:Windows 7 is extremely slow for 30 minutes to an hour upon start-up every day...

Hi and welcome to TSF, try a sfc scan https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...?wa=wsignin1.0

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My apologies that the title is not more descriptive but the most distinguishing detail about my problem is a complete lack of distinguishing details.

No error codes no repeatable cause no entries in the event viewer and no log files.

Let me give an example: I am browsing the web in Microsoft edge and after about 10 minutes I click a link and nothing happens, I click the back arrow and nothing happens, I try to change tabs and that works the first try so I try to change tabs again and nothing happens, I try to close the window and you guessed it.. nothing happens. I do win+x and click task manager to end the task manually and while the task manager opens nothing can be clicked on and the cpu usage and other fields all read zero and don't update.. so I click the x and it closes.. I try to open it again the same way and it doesn't open.. I try win+x again nothing happens I click the start button and it opens so I go through the menus to do a restart.. when I click ok the menu and windows close like they are supposed to but nothing happens.. I click Start again and nothing happens, I right click the start button that gives me a menu so I try to shutdown and it looks like it starts to close everything but then stops on a blank black screen with just a mouse cursor. Hard reset is only remaining option.

While the details change every time depending on what I try the same pattern seems to hold.. things just seem to stop suddenly without warning or a reason and while stuff s... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 mysterious slow death every 30 minutes to an hour

Hi, you have Win 10 Pro, anniversary edition.

Do you believe these problems started after you upgraded to this?
Are you aware many people have experienced a range of issues related to this upgrade and MS is working on them?
One update a couple of weeks ago was meant to address freezing, if that's part of what you are experiencing.
Microsoft Fixes the Windows 10 Freezing Issues - Windows 10 Forums

Do you have that update?

Now, are your symptoms different if you
a. do a clean boot
b. boot to safe mode

c. Please as a matter of routine run chkdsk:
From an admin command prompt
[Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
chkdsk C: /F
Your PC will need to restart.
Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.
Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!
Could you also complete your system specs?

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I read the sticky on what to do before posting but unfortunately I can't get to my desktop to get the info. I figured I would just list my specs.

Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
Intel core i3 2120
Nvidia GTX 560 Ti
8 GB RAM
Crucial 128 GB SSD (drive with the OS files)
Seagate 2 TB Hard Drive
Windows 10 64-bit

I was using my computer like normal, I walked out of the room for about an hour and when I walk back in I see the automatic repair and diagnosing screens loop on my computer. I had not installed any new drivers for any of my devices recently either, the only thing I could think of is a windows automatic update. I tried most of the alternative startup methods from the options. Tried system restore, it kept giving me errors. Tried to refresh it and it gave me an error. I am getting the error message of Automatic Repair could not repair your computer and it displays the log file "E:\WINDOWS\System32\LogFiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt"
I found this odd because my E: drive does not contain my OS files, my C: drive does. I go to the command prompt from the recovery console and open up the log file srttrail.txt it shows one error (0x490) a recent driver installation or upgrade may be preventing the system from starting. I open up bcdedit and it shows that none of my defaults are to my C: drive like they should be. Again odd, I change them to the C: drive, close out of the command prompt and restart again. Still doesn't work. I check in my bios, my C: drive is no longer list... Read more

Answer:Possibly a windows update error preventing boot up to desktop?

In the RE (Recovery Environment) Windows will many times not be on the C: drive like it is in Windows.
There are at least one maybe two Hidden Partitions that are labeled System that have no drive letter in Windows, these partitions hold the Boot information.
In the RE they may be given a Drive letter and push the OS partition to a lower drive letter (ie) E:
In the RE Command Prompt type the drive letter E: and press enter. Type DIR and press enter, to confirm that there is a Windows directory in the E: drive. Now type chkdsk /R and press enter. Now type a Y for Yes and restart the computer. Check Disk should run at next bootup. It will take a while. Try starting normally. If that fails back in the RE run the BCEdit commands from the E: drive.

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Hi,

I have a SONY VAIO laptop, 64 bit.

I recently did a factory reset, so it's a clean install.

But after doing the factory reset, Outlook mails stopped showing up in search results, so I decided to rebuild the search index (Indexing options > Advanced options > Rebuild).

However, it's been over an entire month and it's still only at 1,400 items indexed!

Normally it can index like 30,000 items within seconds.

I tried "troubleshoot search and indexing" but that did not help.

I've googled for a solution to this problem without any luck.

I would be so grateful for your help, because I have been struggling with this problem for weeks.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Why is Rebuild Search Index ridiculously slow?

A factory reset is not only not a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
but is the worst possible install of Win7 one can have.

Until you can do the vastly superior Clean Reinstall to start enjoying actual Win7 performance, you can try to Clean Up Factory Bloatware to regain some performance lost to bloatware and duplicate utilities which interfere with better versions built into Win7.

In particular establish a Clean Boot to get the freeloaders off of Win7's back. This may speed up the background indexing, which will always run slowly when other services are vying for resources.

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Dear all, this is my first post on the forum and I'd really appreciate any help or guidance that members can give to me. The issue I have is that I bought a G50-30 laptop which is just incredibly slow to boot up any web pages or any other programs. I use other laptops at home and they run fine and quick so it appears to be an issue specific to this laptop. Our wifi is fine for other users so again don't think it's that. The issue has been there since I bought it but it's a second laptop for the house so it hadn't been getting used much but recently I wanted to use it more but just can't because of the speed at which it does everything. I'd simply like to send it back to Lenovo to get them used to it but find the website impossibly to provide just a simple address to send it to (I am probably missing it). Can any member give me a hint on where to send it for checks to be done or welcome any other suggestions. Thanks, Mark

Answer:G50-30 Ridiculously Slow - how to send back to Lenovo

Try another browser.  Uninstall the network adapter and then reinstall and see if helps.   I  would think it odd to have an issue with the hardware, but it does happen.  My best guess is an issue with the software on your laptop. Malware, sypware, virus.  All of the above will cause eratic connections and slow issues.  BTW, if you indeed have a virus or the like, I don't care what "experts" say, you can't fully get rid of them without a format and clean install.  Others here will argue, but take it from a guy who been doing this since the mid 90s, you will spend LESS time just saving what you want, then doing a complete factory reset or manual format and installation.   i have a small shop as a side biz and I can't count how many times a customer has brought me a PC that has been "cleaned" by Best Buy or some other computer company charging a rediculous amount, only to have the same issue a handful of days later. Reformat, reinstall. Problem fixed.

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I need help desperately. The wifi speed of my Hp Probook 455 G3  (16gb Ram with 1tb drive) is ridiculously slow - Download at 2 Mbps and Upload at less than 1 Mbps.  My desktop right next to it is tested at 81 Mbps and 91 Mbps.  I have reserched and followed every advice I could find, short of getting into the Windows Registry to remove Cortana.  I have reset the PC several times to try different settings to no avail.  I have disabled Bluetooth, VPN, Cortana, location search...    Also unchecked "Allow the computer to turn off this device..." both of the network adapters - as adviced somewhere from my research. Just to indicate that this is not normal, the wifi speed of my Asus notebook is running very well. I will appreciate your help.  Or should I just give it all up?

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A few weeks back I started having issues with my computer acting up. It was having issues booting up, so I have been running it in safe mode to get work done. For about a week I had not shut the system down just to avoid it not starting up again. I proceeded to back up all my files over the last several days and yesterday rebooted to start to try and try to get the booting issues fixed. After several attempts to reboot I got an error message BOOTMGR missing for the 1st time. I started trouble shooting that and eventually the computer rebooted, BUT I think on its own because I did not do any thing to fix it at that point, it just eventually rebooted on its own. BUT I'm actually not sure because, at the time I was trying to get the system to boot from the CD drive by resetting the boot order in the bios and to run the original Windows install disk. I was never prompted with any thing while or after boot up so Im not actually sure if it was booting from the CD and running the boot off the CD. But after it finally booted up I did get a completely different desktop, that was very back looking, reminded me of old windows 3.1 desktop. I rebooted again and eventually I'm back to my original desktop configuration. After booting up now it is painfully very slow, unresponsive and has crashed about 3 times. Can not get anything done on it. Prior to this and was part of the original issue I was getting a (BCM is ready SATA Port4 Device) Error, and was also seeing reference to ... Read more

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urm well,

I need help. this Laptop is so slow now.

It has got the Vundo. urm and various other bits of spyware thanks to my brother clicking something on msn that said it had a picture of him. the baboon. anyway please help me
 

Answer:My Computer has gone Ridiculously Slow suspected Virus

Click here and then scroll down to and click on hijackthis self installer to download HJTsetup.exe

Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

***

Download this tool to your desktop:
http://www.uploads.ejvindh.net/rootchk.exe
Run the program. After a short time a logfile will turn up. Copy the contents of the log into the thread.

Notice: Some security-programs prevent the creation of dummy drivers with certain names. This may cause false positives. If the log of rootchk contains a lot of hidden drivers, you may want to turn of your security programs while rootchk is scanning (you should then unhook your network connection as... Read more

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And I keep getting "change color schemes to optimize computer speed" or something like that on my Vista PC. I did a speedtest check on my dad's PC and his runs at 40-45 mbps and mine runs at like 12-15. I looked at the slow computer/browser check and that's not helping me. ___  DDS LOG DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19088  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2Run by hp at 0:09:19 on 2014-02-21Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium   6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3837.1594 [GMT -5:00].AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\stwrt64.inf_5d1a7764\STacSV64.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroupC:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Windows\system32\Hpservice.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkSe... Read more

Answer:Computer/Internet is running ridiculously slow

Hello itsjustme7, I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the sa... Read more

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Hello!My computer has been acting up recently. It'll run smoothly for a while after boot up but then something sets it off and it'll start to lag really bad. I'm able to move the mouse around normally but if I click taskbar buttons or links, nothing happens for a long time. Taskbar Manager won't end any programs either, my only solution is to manually reboot.I've performed a full scan using Malwarebyte then ran Hijackthis; please take a look at both of the reports below. Thank you so much!!******************Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.32Database version: 1619Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 21/5/2009 5:07:13 PMmbam-log-2009-01-05 (17-07-13).txtScan type: Full Scan (C:\|)Objects scanned: 154666Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 35 minute(s), 45 second(s)Memory Processes Infected: 0Memory Modules Infected: 1Registry Keys Infected: 6Registry Values Infected: 0Registry Data Items Infected: 1Folders Infected: 0Files Infected: 1Memory Processes Infected:(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Infected:C:\Program Files\iWin Games\iWinGamesHookIE.dll (Adware.BHO) -> Delete on reboot.Registry Keys Infected:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iehlprobj.iehlprobj.1 (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{495874fe-4a82-4ad1-9476-0b957e0b95eb} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{e3ed53c5-7ad5-4df5-9734-afb6e7e5d9db} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted suc... Read more

Answer:Computer runnning ridiculously slow at times

Can someone help me with this?

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Hi
I bought a new laptop yesterday (Compaq CQ61-315sa). All is good with the operating system and everything(Windows 7) but...

Download speeds are so slow. iTunes took me 13minutes to download, (85mb file)

Old laptop would have done that in about a minute.

Can anybody offer any reason/fixes for this?

Thanks
 

Answer:New Laptop - Ridiculously Slow Download Speed - HELP

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My computer started running really slow the other day, so I ran a Bitdefender 2008 Total Security Deep scan and it didn't detect anything... I've done some other things, like cleaned my registry (also with bitdefender) ran CHKDSK, but still my computer locks up frequently and often isn't able to run more than one application without freezing.

Hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:00:23 PM, on 6/17/2008
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1905 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Veoh Networks\Veoh\VeohClient.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.6.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adaptoid\wishd201.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Logishrd\LQCVFX\COCIManager.exe
C:\hp\kbd\kbd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157... Read more

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I have a Thinkpad T420i.  I am running Windows 7.  I last updated it a month ago, and I am trying to update it now.  When I click on Windows Update the progress bar comes up, and the blue progress part moves from left to right.  The last time it took 45 minutes for it to return the updates.  Last night and today it has been running for an hour.  My machine was updated a month ago, so its not as if I have a billion updates needed.  I can't imagine why it is taking so long.  I am on a FIOS network, so network speed wouldn't seem to be the issue.  The computer is not loaded with a lot of applications.  Does anyone have any idea what the issue might be?  Many thanks.  Ken

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It seemed to delete alot of trojans and things but i see no difference in the performance speed of the computer, if anything it's worse. :[
 

Answer:Still ridiculously slow after I ran antivirus prog. and removed some trojans

Closing duplicate thread, please continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/malware-r...rnet-speed-monitor-outerinfo.html#post5272587
 

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I have just bought a used ASUS x53sr notebook from my good friend. I have used this comp many times at his house so I know it works fine. He got a new one and sold me this one. Problem is I format re-installed vista home basic and it is awful!! everything takes ages to load. every webpage, opening the start menu, listening to music. It freezes every 5 seconds when im online. and its a bloody nightmare. I read somewhere than the ATI radeon hd 2400 graphics drivers conflict with Vista so I un-installed them but that just made things worse as now i cant get back online for some reason to update the driver. I have 2 gig ram so thats not the issue, plus I dont have really any programs installed yet. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Vista home basic going ridiculously slow and freezing

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Hey,what's up ,you gus ?I'm at a friend of mine who bought himself a Lenovo s205 laptop a week ago and asked me to install him some programs and printer drivers. The laptop is a week old ,but is installing programs and running at times extremely slowly.More than half of the attempts of installations just stop at the middle and don't progress for half an hour,considering I'm trying to install small <10megabytes programs. It had avc installed and when I ran an anti-virus checked,everything was clear.There are pretty much no programs installed,so the reason can't be that it's clustered either. Does any of you have any idea how I can get it up to normal speed?Please reply soon,as I will be out of town for a week and won't be able to help him.Thank you!

Answer:A week old s205 laptop runs ridiculously slow

Hi there! back up any data necessary, power off, hit the One Key Recovery button. Run the Antivirus Full scan app from there and then the One Key Recovery Option , to restore to initial back up.While youre at at it, create recovery discs as well, just to be on the safe side.  Cheers!

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