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Unbelievably slow desktop load times + extremely slow PC

Question: Unbelievably slow desktop load times + extremely slow PC

Earlier today, my PC went from being perfectly fine to being extremely slow. I had a hunch that it may have been a virus or some serious malware so I tried to open up Malware and Ad-aware but everything was 'not responding.'

I ended up powering off via holding button. When I tried to load up again, the PC loaded to the blue welcome screen, but from there, it just hanged. i could open task manager but I was unable to open file > new task or anything.

I was able to go into safemode and load up Malware and Ad-aware. I searched on the internet from my laptop about what could be causing this. I found that a virus named Nimda could be a culprit. I found a fix for it so I cancelled my scans and rebooted. This time, I let it sit there. Everything had loaded properly...35min later! From here, everything was very slow.

I tried to open certain things like start menu or my computer, and it ended up taking 2-3min for each action.

Also, task manager (even opening task manager took 4min alone) showed very low CPU usage (about 1-2%) and about 20% physical memory usage.

My computer specs:
Win7 x64
Intel Core2 E7200
4 gigs of RAM
ATI HD4870

So here I am, back in safemode, attempting to run the scans (using Malware bytes + ad-aware + spybot) on 2 of my harddrives.

If this does not work, does anyone have any advice or insight?

Thanks, I appreciate it!

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Earlier today, my PC went from being perfectly fine to being extremely slow. I had a hunch that it may have been a virus or some serious malware so I tried to open up Malware and Ad-aware but everything was 'not responding.'

I ended up powering off via holding button. When I tried to load up again, the PC loaded to the blue welcome screen, but from there, it just hanged. i could open task manager but I was unable to open file > new task or anything.

I was able to go into safemode and load up Malware and Ad-aware. I searched on the internet from my laptop about what could be causing this. I found that a virus named Nimda could be a culprit. I found a fix for it so I cancelled my scans and tried the fix, but it did not work.

So here I am, back in safemode, attempting to run the scans on 2 of my harddrives.

If this does not work, does anyone have any advice or insight?

Thanks, I appreciate it!

Answer:Unbelievably slow desktop load times + extremely slow PC

I forgot to add that I actually left my computer to load (not safemode) and it ended up loading background, taskbar, icons, desktop icons...it took about 35min.

Even after this, I tried to open certain things like start menu or my computer, and it ended up taking 2-3min for each action.

Also, task manager shows very low CPU usage (about 1-2%) and about 20% physical memory usage.

My computer specs:
Win7 x64
Intel Core2 E7200
4 gigs of RAM
ATI HD4870

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I know that my computer is bogged down with something I just can't find what. I have deleted everything I can and I still have NO free space on my hard drive (not literally none but very very little).

I did the READ&RUN ME FIRST thread directions...the log files are here:

View attachment ComboFixLog.txt



View attachment mbam-log-2008-09-23 (20-12-51).txt



View attachment SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log - 09-23-2008 - 19-45-40.log





Please note that the last program did not create a .zip file as it was supposed to. I found the Hijackthis.log so I am including it but I may need to run Hijackthis and or MGTools programs again. Also, since it will only let me upload three log files I will attach the fourth one to a reply to this thread.

Please let me know what if anything can be done to help me out.


Thanks!
 

Answer:Extremely slow computer and load times

View attachment hijackthis.log



There you go!:confused
 

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No exaggeration... click to open trash & it may take 7-10 seconds. Click to close a program & it may take 5-7 seconds. Using Windows Explorer, click on a directory & it may take 30-60 seconds before the files are displayed. Sometimes the response is quick like XP was but more often it's slow.
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A possibly related phenomenon is the very frequent "graying out" of a window and a dialogue box saying "Program is unresponsive" when the program is busy calculating or printing.
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For the record I'm using Excel, Word, Access and Quickbooks primarily for my small business.
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Thanksin advance for any helpful insights provided.

Answer:W7 is unbelievably slow at times. Others have this problem? Solutions?

How much RAM do you have? Are you noticing a lot of hard drive activity (thrashing, constantly accessing)? If so, check the Task Manager as there may be a "background" app that is hogging resources. On the Processes tab, click the CPU column to sort with the larger numbers at top. Normally, System Idle Process is at or near 99%... see what may be running directly below that. If you recognize the program and it's something you do not need, open the program and locate it's settings to see if you can STOP it from loading when Windows starts.

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I have been here before using family computer. SifuMike was a god in resolving problems.I need help on my Wife's work laptop. When she starts up PC it takes about 8-9 minutes to load up before she can use it. I have followed all recomendations and here is the log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:29:52 PM, on 10/23/2006Platform: 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\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.... Read more

Answer:Wifeís Laptop-unbelievably Slow To Load From Start Up

Hello Safety Steve,Before we begin removing stuff, I want you to run AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.Download and install AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 (formerly Ewido) 1. After download, double click on the file to launch the install process. 2. Choose a language, click "OK" and then click "Next". 3. Read the "License Agreement" and click "I Agree". 4. Accept the default installation path: C:\Program Files\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 and click "Next", then click "Install". 5. After setup completes, click "Finish" to start the program automatically or launch ewido by double-clicking its icon on your desktop or in the system tray. 6. The main "Status" menu will appear. You can select "Change state" to inactivate 'Resident Sheild' and 'Automatic Updates'. If you choose to do this, then right click on ewdio in the system tray and uncheck "Start with Windows". 7. Select the "Update" button and click "Start update". If you are having problems with the updater, manually update with the Ewido Full database installer from here. 8. Exit AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 when done - DO NOT perform a scan yet. Reboot your computer in "SAFE MODE" using the F8 method so Windows will start with minimal drivers and running processes. To do this restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup [but before the Windows icon appears] press the F8 key repeatedly. A me... Read more

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Hi all, it's been a long time since I've posted since your site is so helpful just by searching it. (Sure wish I were still 37! haha) Anyways, I hope everyone is doing great and thanks in advance for donating your time to help peeps like me!

Windows XP Pro SP3, Intel Pentium M processor 1.6GHz, 2.00 GB of RAM

I update and run my AVG free and Spybot S&D at least once a week but something still seems to be lurking and slowing my computer down. I recently uninstalled Chrome though it was a lot faster and I really liked it but AVG in systray would notify me that it was using a lot of memory. I'm just trying to keep this laptop clean and running well until I receive my tax refund to buy a new laptop with Windows 7.
I don't think this is an urgent matter and I will patiently wait for help as I know there are people who need it a lot worse than I do!
Here is my HJT log and again, thank you so much for your help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 09:01:32, on 30/01/2012
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:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.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\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Sy... Read more

Answer:Hi : ) WindowsXP slow to load, ie slow/hangs at times, hjt log

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Hi guys I just bought a lenovo sl510 with win 7 professional and the win 7 loads extremely slow (takes aout 4 minutes to boot up) and running programs is a chore I click on a program and it takes at least a minute to 2 minutes to load a normal program like explorer or firefox or even notepad.  I just bought this computer 3 weeks ago and it was like this before I installed virus scan software.I had to install a program called game booster which ends unneccesary processes and clears up ram. Using that is the only way I can get my sl510 thinkpad to run at acceptable speeds but even thenI still get the occasinal hang and the occasional lock up..I should note this issue of slow boots and slow running existed BEFORE I loaded anything onto it.. any ideas how to resolve this??I've defragmented my hard drive, ran a disk scan, virus scan, registry clean and spyware scan I've increased my paging file manually. and eliminated several unneccesary prgrams from startup process.  any other thoughts?? 













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Answer:sl510 slow boot slow load times

Hello Kamain, Have you been successful solving the slow response time issue? I face the same problem. While running the SL510 (2847, 6NG)  in safe mode (win7, 64) the performance is great. I am planning to stop each running process one by one. Thanks KM     

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The first day I installed Win8, it was working relatively well. Boot times were about average and everything was running smoothly. After shutting it down and leaving it overnight, waking up the next morning yielded an exceptionally long boot time taking around 30 minutes to cold boot. Restarting immediately afterwards yielded perfectly normal boot times. Again, shutting it down and leaving it overnight resulted in more long boot times. This seems to happen every time I shut down the computer for an extended period of time. Today, I got home from work at around 8PM. Booted up computer and went to do something else expecting long wait times. It is now 10:15PM and it still has not gotten past the splash screen with the Windows 8 logo and the revolving dots. Talked on the phone with tech support for about 3 hours and couldn't come to a conclusion. Booting from optical drive is not possible for whatever reason and the install was from a fresh new install over a newly reformatted hard drive. It's getting to the point where I feel like the only way to resolve this issue is to leave my computer on 24/7 without turning it off so I don't have to deal with this extremely slow boot sequence.

Answer:Extremely slow boot times

I may have just fixed the issue. Someone enlighten me if I am correct/incorrect. I've had this computer for about 6 years now. I've had to change out the RAM, the thermal compound for my CPU, the hard drive (twice), the PSU, and the NIC so far. Everything else has been reused. One of my two optical drives started failing about 6 months ago.

I was just reflecting on my conversation with the tech support guy from Microsoft and remembered him mentioning something about making sure there were no external hard drives etc. plugged in that could interfere with the boot process. I also read on the forums something along the lines of Win8 will not boot unless all drives can be recognized or something. So I simply unplugged the non-responsive drive and everything seems to boot up fine for now. Then again, this is what I thought twice before (once for updating drivers and the other for disabling hybrid boot) and both times the problem just repeated itself the very next day. I will post back with updates tomorrow after work.

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My friend has a Dell Dimension 4600c computer, (P4 2.8, 512RAM, 80g HD (I assume it's at least 7200rpm))

Anyways the boot times on this thing is about 5mins from pushing the button, till windows begins to load. There is a long pause between loading (prior to windows loading) and it's just a black screen which stay for about maybe 2mins or so.

I went and I disabled all programs he does not need to load at start up and it still loads up slow. I don't think it's exactly windows itself since it's slow before windows even begins to load.

I opened the case and cleaned it, and we even relocated the entire setup to where there is more ventilation and less dust.

What could be wrong?
 

Answer:Computer going extremely slow at all times.

Spyware could be wrong...install SPYBOT 1.3 and purge the system of spyware...see how it goes from there.
 

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The first day I installed Win8, it was working relatively well. Boot times were about average and everything was running smoothly. After shutting it down and leaving it overnight, waking up the next morning yielded an exceptionally long boot time taking around 30 minutes to cold boot. Restarting immediately afterwards yielded perfectly normal boot times. Again, shutting it down and leaving it overnight resulted in more long boot times. This seems to happen every time I shut down the computer for an extended period of time. Today, I got home from work at around 8PM. Booted up computer and went to do something else expecting long wait times. It is now 10:15PM and it still has not gotten past the splash screen with the Windows 8 logo and the revolving dots. Talked on the phone with tech support for about 3 hours and couldn't come to a conclusion. Booting from optical drive is not possible for whatever reason and the install was from a fresh new install over a newly reformatted hard drive. It's getting to the point where I feel like the only way to resolve this issue is to leave my computer on 24/7 without turning it off so I don't have to deal with this extremely slow boot sequence.

Answer:Extremely slow boot times

I may have just fixed the issue. Someone enlighten me if I am correct/incorrect. I've had this computer for about 6 years now. I've had to change out the RAM, the thermal compound for my CPU, the hard drive (twice), the PSU, and the NIC so far. Everything else has been reused. One of my two optical drives started failing about 6 months ago.

I was just reflecting on my conversation with the tech support guy from Microsoft and remembered him mentioning something about making sure there were no external hard drives etc. plugged in that could interfere with the boot process. I also read on the forums something along the lines of Win8 will not boot unless all drives can be recognized or something. So I simply unplugged the non-responsive drive and everything seems to boot up fine for now. Then again, this is what I thought twice before (once for updating drivers and the other for disabling hybrid boot) and both times the problem just repeated itself the very next day. I will post back with updates tomorrow after work.

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Also, intermittent bouts of the OS not finding clicked applications on the hard drive -- usually after a reboot, everything's okay.

I was able to run everything except Panda Active Scan due to avast! flagging a virus during the ActiveX download. (print-screen attached)

(Note: This is on a different pc from my thread of last week.)

Thanks.
 

Answer:Experiencing extremely slow startup times

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This is Windows 8.1. When I wake my computer from sleep, regardless of how long the computer has been sleeping, it takes 10-15 minutes to complete the process. It takes about a minute or so for the lock screen to show up. When it does appear, everything seems to be working but I click on the lock screen to reveal the password entry and a grey screen emerges but no password box or profile photo. Its as if the password box and photo are just missing on the page. So as I wait for the password box to appear, the lock screen will eventually return. I have to keep clicking on the lock screen to see if the password box has appeared.

Sometimes instead of the grey screen, the loading circle of dots animation is displayed but still behind the lock screen as above.

Any ideas?

Answer:Extremely slow wake and start up times

Idea No 1
Check Hard disk for bad sectors etc.

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I run both IE 8 and Firefox on my Dell Dimension system. I'm having problems now with both browsers taking forever to load. This may be a virus or network problem. IE 8 just loaded now after 15 minutes (exactly - I timed it).

Details:
- Once it's loaded once, both browsers load in normal amounts of time.
- I haven't downloaded any new add-ons lately unless one browser or the other installed one in the background.
- The problem just started today after a reboot.
- I've also noticed that my network icon in the taskbar doesn't show up anymore when I first boot but by the time IE opens, it has showed up.
- Using ipconfig, I did determine that I am on the network and connected immediately after boot up (router also shows me connected immediately).
- I've tried running IE from the command line with iexplore.exe -extoff. It didn't make any difference. I don't know if this works with IE 8 though.
- When I click to open either web browser, the process shows up right away in Task Manager and remains.
- I have all the latest updates to both browsers that I know of.
- I've run a complete system scan with McAfee (fully updated as of today.)

Now I've run out of ideas on what to try. I appreciate any help!

Thanks!
Alec
 

Answer:Solved: Web browsers (both IE 8 and Firefox) won't load or load extremely slow

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This PC is just extremely slow at shutting down (5-10 minutes+ literally), where you can just wait and wait and wait, while its says its saving settings. I don't know how to deal with that or troubleshoot the shutdown procedure.

OS is Windows XP SP-3.

What can be done about it?

Answer:Extremely slow shutdown times (5-10 minutes+ literally)

Do you close down all running programs individually prior to shutting down the computer? If not, that may have something to do with it.

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Hi.
Well recently my computer was acting up, it slowing quite a bit, and the boot times were getting unbarable. So I backed the stuff I needed, formated and reinstalled windows. And ever since it has been slower than I have ever had it in the past, even before I installed anything I had enough time to make myself some cerial and finish it before it had finished booting. So I tried formatting again and re-installing windows but it still continued. Now That Ive installed all the drivers, and programs I needed (like opera and flash and a firewall and stuff like that), its has become unbarable to use this computer.

The boot times isn't the worst bit though, every 30 seconds or so the whole thing freezes for another about 20 seconds. Also it freezes whenever I open a program, or sometimes evern rightclick! It happens whenever I open a new page in opera, its just getting rediculous. Ive done 2 virus and spyware scans, disabled every item that loads when windows starts exept the firewall. But its still too slow to use.

Its an OK pc, with 1gb of ram and 2.5GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor, so I really don't understand whats doing this. BTW the temparature tends to stay within a 37-40.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

I restarted and timed how long the boot time was....

17 Minutes and 15 seconds

Answer:17 minute boot times and extremely slow system.

So...this is a clean install?

Have you tried opening the case and dusting it out a little, or trying different RAM?

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My computer has encountered two different viruses in January and then again the May of which I've cleaned them up with the help of these fine folks here. Most recently, as part of the clean-up I eliminated a number of programs running on start-up and the computer was operating better than ever. The only significant changes I've made recently were that I bought an iPad recently and installed the sync program. My router died so I purchased the Apple AirPort Extreme and installed it and made my once attached printer a network printer.Recently the sync program started erroring out on boot-up or intermittently if I left the computer on. Perhaps I have no virus and it is simply the conflict that this program has. How do I troubleshoot this?Here's the log file it leaves:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?><DATABASE><EXE NAME="com.apple.DotMacSync.client.exe" FILTER="GRABMI_FILTER_PRIVACY"> <MATCHING_FILE NAME="AOSUtils.dll" SIZE="82736" CHECKSUM="0x18384D8E" BIN_FILE_VERSION="1.6.48.0" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="1.6.0.0" PRODUCT_VERSION="1, 6, 0, 0" FILE_DESCRIPTION="AOSUtils " COMPANY_NAME="Apple Inc." PRODUCT_NAME="MobileMe" FILE_VERSION="1, 6, 48, 0" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="AOSUtils.dll" INTERNAL_NAME="AOSUtils" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="Copyright Apple Inc. 2010" VERFILEDATEHI="0x0&quo... Read more

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I currently have a SBS 2003 SP1 (with around 14 users accessing this)

Approx a week ago the users started having problems logging in. I also had problems logging in directly to the server (no RDP session). The problem was that the server would appear to do nothing for periods of 30 mins or so. Then suddenly work again for a few mins, to then revert back to nothing happening.

Looking at the CPU, there was next to no activity (hovering around 4 or 5% CPU), very little hard drive activity also.

I have ran AVG SBS 2009 (which is up to date), also Malwarebytes, and stinger10101243.exe
(stinger found and removed artemis!b420138b88ed from the system). but still the extreme slowness stayed

I took the measure of restoring the server to a system state of 1 month ago (when the issue wasnt around), let the system run for a day and the problem came back.

On Mon/Tue I rebuilt the server fresh, reformatted the drives thinking this would fix the issue. ( I did not restore system state or the AD, only restored user data stored on another partition.) The server is showing the same symptons, slow response when logging in from station (intermittenly, but fairly regularly, i.e. every 30 mins or so).

I've rerun, AVG and Stinger.

AVG found
"Scan ""Shell extension scan"" completed."
"Infections";"1";"1";"0"
"Folders selected for scanning:";"D:\RECYCLER;"
"Scan started:";"... Read more

Answer:SBS 2003 SP1 server running extremely slow at times

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I was wondering if anybody could help me out. I have an HP Pavillion dv6 running MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (upgraded from factory's Windows Vista). Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.10 GHz. 4GB of RAM and a 320GB Hard Drive. I'll start by outlining the problems that occur. Windows Explorer (in my opinion) seems corrupted somehow. For example, I would try to delete a certain file from my desktop, and the window would pop up that states that the item is recycling. However, it would just say calculating and never actually delete the file. Another example would be when I'm exploring files in my computer. The path bar at the top (which usually has a green bar that indicates the page contents are loading) will take forever to load, and would never reach the end. Another problem that may or not be related has to do with AVG free. I would run a full computer scan, and it would come up with 4 infections that could NEVER be quarantined, because the size is too large. Malwarebytes does not find the same infections, which makes me think that they are false-positives. Programs take forever to get started, even when the process is active and taking up memory. I have tried using system restore to an earlier point, but that did not work, so I did a "forward?" system restore back to the latest system image.

I have already tried the following,
system restores
AVG 8 free, whole computer scans (result is 4 infections that can't be quarantined. I think the file path is in C:/SWSetup/MSDV... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer is extremely slow, or at times, unresponsive.

If you believe windows files are corrupted, you can use this method to check.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Being as how you did an upgrade, it's also possible you have drivers that aren't win 7 compatible. It wouldn't hurt to check the support page for your model on hp's site to see if they released win 7 updates for your system.

I would consider the cab file hit a false positive.
I find it unlikely that particular software package is infected unless you obtained it through a torrent or something to that effect.

Bad drivers are the cause of a lot of issues in win 7.
I would also suggest installing firefox Mozilla | Firefox web browser & Thunderbird email client
and seeing if it shows the same behavior. It could very well be a problem specific to IE and has nothing to do with any other part of the system.

Updating drivers when possible is just a good idea.

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I have an HP Pavillion dv6 running MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Windows Explorer is 'usually' constantly 'thinking' and never shows files. It started when I tried to delete a file I recorded from a movie using VLC - and the window would pop up that states that the item is recycling. However, it would just say calculating and never actually delete the file. Another example would be when I'm exploring files in my computer. The path bar at the top (which usually has a green bar that indicates the page contents are loading) will take forever to load, and would never reach the end.

I've read similar situations going back to 2011 - and can't find a fix. Randomly Windows explore will be fine - but I just had Control Panel do something similar.

Run scans and some of the recommended stuff - it continues.

Any help appreciated.

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Hi,

I've started experiencing extremely slow XP Boot times after installing a 2nd SATA Drive (500GB- Seagate).

My original Config was as follows:

Mobo: ASUS A8N-E (nForce 4 Chipset) (Bios Rev 1013)
Proc: Athlon64 3000+ (1813MHz)
RAM: Kingston Value RAM 512MB
Gfx Card: XFX 7600GT (No Overclock)
Optical Drive: Sony DRU 820 B
SMPS: Cooler Master 380W

HDD:

1. Seagate 40GB IDE -ST340810A (Configured as Slave)
2. Western Digital 250GB SATA-II -WDC 2500KS


OS: Windows XP SP-2
File System: NTFS
Mobo Driver: Forceware 6.86
Gfx Driver: Forceware 162.18

The 40GB drive was configured as the System Drive & a 20GB Partition on the 250GB drive was configured as Boot Drive (Win XP SP2)

The load times were typically about 18 seconds (Win XP Boot Screen Only)

Then I purchased & Installed a Seagate 500GB SATA II Drive - ST3500630SV.

Since then the Boot times have increased to around 1min 20 secs (WinXP Boot Screen Only). After booting All applications work at normal speed without slowdowns.

Since then I have tried the following options:

1. Formatted both the Old drives. Disconnected them both & installed fresh Win XP on the 500GB drive (20GB Partition).

Result: As long as the other SATA drive (250GB) is not connected the boot times are down to 10 Seconds. On attaching the other SATA drive Boot times again increase to around 1 min 10 secs.

2. Formatted the 500GB drive & installed XP SP2 on a 20GB partition on the 250GB drive &a... Read more

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First I would like to say that I have never posted to a forum before, so please be patient with any 'newbie' mistakes I might make. Secondly, and most importantly, the problem:For months now I have been experiencing a lot of odd behavior. When I boot up, whether it is from scratch, hibernation, or standby, It may take up to 5 minutes to get to the log on screen. A lot of times though, 40% of the time or so, it will just freeze with a blank screen; never even achieving the windows loading screen. This has become very infuriating, as the only way to get anywhere is to shut it off the hard way (pressing and holding the power button for 5 seconds) and trying again. I run a HP Pavalion dv4000, all stock. It's less than a year old. Here's what I've tried thus far:I have been runing Norton Antivirus regularly, Ad-aware, AVG Root kit, Spybot S&D, and ccleaner (always creating a restore point and never having to use it) for years. I have tried scans in both regular and safe mode and I have tried doing everything with the system restore disabled; still the same problem. Truth be told, I'm starting to think it isn't malware at all, which isn't a fun idea. I tried doing some research with the startup programs from the db here at BC and stopped a couple of the unnecessary processes, which helped some, but didn't rectify the situation. Any help would be appreciated. Here's my current HTJ log.Also, if someone is able to help me out, I am very interested in learning why cert... Read more

Answer:Extremely Long Start Up Times And General Slow Moving

Hello drunkleI will be helping you with your problems. Thanks for being patient. I need to see another HijackThis log, but you need to extract (unzip) HijackThis first. Otherwise the backups made when items are fixed won't be secure. The easiest way to accomplish this is to reinstall and delete any copies of HijackThis.zip you have saved.Please download the self-extracting version of HijackThis from here:HijackThis_sfx downloadSave HijackThis_sfx to your desktop.Double-click the file then click the Unzip button. Then close the Self-Extractor window.Using My Computer/Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\Program Files\HijackThis and double click on HijackThis.exe to run it. If you would like to make a shortcut for your Desktop so it's more easily accessable, right click HijackThis.exe and choose Send To > Desktop (create shortcut).Please run the extracted HijackThis.exe from now on. Delete any copies of HijackThis.zip that you have saved.Open HijackThis and click Do a system scan and save a log file. Copy the entire contents of that log and post it here by clicking the Add Reply button.

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Hello,

I need some assistance. I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop that runs Vista Home Edition. Whenver I boot up and try to open a program or application, it takes a really REALLY long time for it to open. For example, whenever I try to open Firefox or Internet Explorer or even my control panel, the window will open and will be blank. Then it will start to load but either take an enormous amount of time or, after I've become tired of waiting, I'll try to exit and it will say (Not Responding). Now eventually this goes away and the window does close, but like I said, it takes a ton of time trying to open and close these things up. If I do wait it out and I do get into my Internet Explorer or Mozilla, any links that I click or addresses that I type, it again, takes forever.

I've run a deep system scan with my Anti-Virus software and came up with nothing. I did a system restore to a point where the problem was not happening and, again, nothing.

Any suggestions?!

Answer:EXTREMELY slow response times when opening/closing apps and programs

Originally Posted by seany811


Hello,

I need some assistance. I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop that runs Vista Home Edition. Whenver I boot up and try to open a program or application, it takes a really REALLY long time for it to open. For example, whenever I try to open Firefox or Internet Explorer or even my control panel, the window will open and will be blank. Then it will start to load but either take an enormous amount of time or, after I've become tired of waiting, I'll try to exit and it will say (Not Responding). Now eventually this goes away and the window does close, but like I said, it takes a ton of time trying to open and close these things up. If I do wait it out and I do get into my Internet Explorer or Mozilla, any links that I click or addresses that I type, it again, takes forever.

I've run a deep system scan with my Anti-Virus software and came up with nothing. I did a system restore to a point where the problem was not happening and, again, nothing.

Any suggestions?!



Frag/file errors/disk errors
or insufficient Installed Memory
How To Make Vista more responsive and faster

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my computer is really laggy, and when i watch movies the sound is really choppy! when i open one program it takes forever to load, and if i try to run 2 both of the programs freeze. help! i ran spyware doctor, spybot and adaware to get rid of a bunch of spyware/malware, but my laptop is still really laggy. Help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:47:27 PM, on 10/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
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My laptop has the following specs, and it's about a year old, running Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit.

4 GB RAM
2.4 GHZ Core 2 Duo P8600

My desktop is 5 and a half years old, running Windows 7 Professional, 32 bit.

2.5GB RAM (PC3200)
3.4GHZ Pentium IV

Yet, when it comes to loading Windows, my desktop is blowing it out of the water.

My laptop takes 2 and a half minutes to get to the desktop (and a a large majority of that time is spent before I even log in!), compared to only about a minute for my desktop. Here is some additional information.

1) Malwarebytes and Norton Security Suite come up perfectly clean. Highly doubt it's spyware-related.
2) I updated all of the drivers on the laptop.
3) When it comes to loading all of the stuff on the desktop, the desktop has more tasks to load on the system tray than the laptop does, but at least the laptop is fine loading AFTER logging in.

Programs launched when logging into desktop:

-Malwarebytes
-Norton Security Suite
-ATI Catalyst Control Center
-CMedia Xear 3D Sound Configuration
-HP Digital Imaging Monitor
-Local Internet Connection Icon
-Volume Icon

Programs launched when logging into laptop:
-Norton Security Suite
-Wireless Icon
-Volume Icon
-Power Icon

So, there's hardly any stress on the laptop to load the programs.

4) I ran chkdsk /f on the machine, and here's the log I dug out from the Event Viewer.

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is Local Disk.
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Answer:Windows 7 Extremely Slow to Load

You may want to take a look at all your startup items, using the appropriate startup manager. There are many more items launched at startup...than you see reflected in your summary, including Windows files and drivers.Unfortunately, I have not really familiarized with my Win 7 install and can't suggest a startup manager, other than from XP experience.AutoRuns for Windows - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx. If you use, please read the instructions beforehand...the typical startup items will be reflected on the Logon tab.Louis

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I have an HP pavilion 533w that takes at least 10 minutes to load WinXP OS. What can I do to speed up the process. The following are some of the things that I have done to help matters.
1. Disabled all at MSconfig.
2. Removed everything at the Windows/startup folder.

Thanks in advance


System Specs...
OS winXP/SP 2
CPU 2.00Ghz/256mb ram
50gb HD
 

Answer:WinXP extremely slow to load

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As stated in the topic title, my webpages load extremely low. I've tried 3 browsers: IE, Chrome and Firefox, but none of them seem to make any difference.

My laptop is a Dell XPS 15 with a Intel Centrino wireless-n 1030, and according to my laptop, fully updated.

My main pc works perfectly, so it has probably nothing to do with my internet connection. And downloading on my laptop works also perfectly with a speed of 2 megabytes per second, but yet pages load slow...

First I thought it was my Bitdefender Antivirus, but after removing it and installing Kaspersky (due to its high rating), the problem persists.

I hope someone can solve my problem, as I find it really annoying and time-consuming.

If additional information should be neccesary I will gladly post it.

Thanks in Advance,

PS: Sorry for my inadequate command of English
 

Answer:Webpages load extremely slow

The slowness is the same with either a wireless or ethernet connection?

(From a JohnWill post)

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or 7.

Start - All Programs - Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
 

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So I made my computer about 6 months ago, and just recently I've noticed that whenever I try to open a folder, it slows and takes at least 15 seconds (which is longer than my boot time). This also happens when I attempt to attach an item through a browser, and the browser freezes until the folder opens. I've tried running sfc /scannow, cleaned up the disk, and am looking for a solution that doesn't involve reinstalling windows. Any solutions out there?

Answer:Explorer Folders Extremely Slow To Load

How many Hard Drives?
Is anything encrypted?
Are your Folders Compressed?

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First I'd like to say that I've read help on some problems in these forums, and am always shocked at the actual help that you guys give out (you know, most forums dont actually help anyone). So, now I come here with my own problem, that I have yet to find.

My flash videos are loading extremely slow. I have a 180kb/s connection (not sure what the actual feed SHOULD be, this is what I have noticed the max is), which is extremely slow by todays standards, but a few months ago the exact same videos loaded perfectly fine for me to view non-stop (for instance, any youtube video set at 360p). The videos seem to load for a couple seconds then pause, then buffer, then repeat the steps again. It is getting extremely annoying to have to watch bits and pieces of videos instead of one continuous film.

I've found the TCP optimizer on here dealing with another issue. I have also found a batch file for winsock fix. Both seem to help the issue for a few hours, then the problem begins to crop up again. I have tried running firefox with only the essential add-ons enabled (java, etc). I also am an avid user of CCleaner, and use that at least weekly to keep my laptop 'cobweb' free. I even have disabled all anti-virus and firewalls in hopes that, that was the problem.

The problem has persisted in Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox, so I'm starting to believe that its not just a browser issue. I also run uTorrent, and that mysteriously gets an incredibly... Read more

Answer:flash videos load extremely slow

Hello Evan, I'm sorry to hear that you are having problems.
The first order of business is to immediately turn your anti-virus and firewall back ON. These shouldn't be causing any problems, and it is highly unsafe to have them turned off. You should actually run your antivirus program a.s.a.p. to make sure there isn't any malware slowing your computer down. Run windows update and install all available updates, and restart to complete them. It may seem too simple, but you'd be suprised how often a lapse in these updates can cause problems with all kinds of things. Also, have you checked to see if you have the most up-to date flash player? Try uninstalling and re-installing it.
 

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I've been having this problem recently, I honestly dont know what it is. My computer runs smoothly, up until I open up file explorer and it basically doesn't load. It's been sitting there for at least 40 minutes. If anyone can shed some light, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

Answer:File Explorer Will Not Load / Extremely Slow

Make sure all drive(s) cables are firmly connected.If there's a USB device connected, temporarily disconnect.From Admin command, run: chkdsk /r x: on all drives (Replace x: with drive letter for each drivestill having problem, try:
Solved File Explorer crashes after Right Click in Desktop - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello all and thanks in advance for you help.
I have a dell Dimension B110 that is very slow to load and when I shut down a program it just seems to slowly scroll down the page and kind of bleed off the screen. I have defragmented the disks and cleaned the caches to no avail.
Can you look at the HiJack this log and see if there is anything that screams "problem"?
Thanks
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:39:52 PM, on 3/13/2011
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreServiceShell.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\UniClient\UiFrmWrk\uiWatchDog.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreFrameworkHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\UniClient\UiFrmWrk\uiSeAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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Answer:Computer extremely slow to load any page

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 I 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.Follow the ... Read more

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IE takes a very long time to load home page, 20 to 30 minutes. Once loaded it works fine. Norton Anti-virus was also turned off when I started the computer and I couldn't get it to work. Actions taken: 1. Tried to reload Norton AV with new definitions via internet connection. This failed and program would not work. My subscription ends in 15 days but should still be valid. 2. Uninstalled Norton.3. Ran Spybot in SAFE mode. No problems found. 4. Ran Ccleaner.5. Ran Ad-Aware. No problems found. 6. Loaded AVG, ran AVG. No problems found. 7. Downloaded Firefox. Works fine as a browser.8. Ran McAfee Stinger. No problems found. What am I to do? I would really like to get IE working again and I think I might have some malware. I don't care about fixing Norton, will use AVG from now on. Thanks for looking at this. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:14:42 AM, on 10/5/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.e... Read more

Answer:Ie Extremely Slow To Load, Norton Av Shut Down

Hello awolff, Download FindAWF: http://noahdfear.net/downloads/FindAWF.exe Save the file to the Desktop Double-click the FindAWF icon. If a Security Alert shows, allow the program to run. As instructed, press any key to continue. Use the following option: Press 1 then Enter to scan for bak folders The scan may take a while, please be patient. When done, a text file, Find AWF report is produced that we need to look at. Please post it in your reply.

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I have a home addition xp, sp3, 2g of memory, AMD Athlon 64x2 dual Core Processor 5400+. What I have noticed lately is that it takes forever for a program to open and form what I see in Event Viewer, Iím getting a lot of application hangs. I run SuperAntiSpyware and I like its success but Iím wondering if there is something here that it does not see as spyware. I have included a copy of Hijack This log. Con you look it over and see if there is something I should be removing? Thank you.

C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S0BIC1.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://internetsearchservice.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://internetsearchservice.com
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Hello
 
I have windows 7 running on a HP Pavilion dm4 laptop.  Lately windows is very slow to start -close to 5 minutes just to get to the log in screen.  Also, the updates will not install.  I am getting various error messages and when I try to look them up I get general information.  
 
I have done a disk cleanup, defragged and removed some unneeded programs.  I am going to do the Security Tango also.  
 
What should I try next?
 
Ann

Answer:Windows is extremely slow to load and won't update

Welcome Ann,
If your self help attempts don't clear the problem [I suspect that they may not]. Or if you can't download, install, update and run any of the scanners please quit trying by yourself and go to the Am I Infected forum and get expert assistance.
Continuing to try different things without a plan can make things worse.
 
Dick

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Question: Slow Load Times

I downloaded Maple Story the other day and when I tried to install it, I thought it froze my PC so I rebooted it. When I rebooted, the PC took forever to load the startup programs (anti-virus, anti-spyware, AsusProbe, ZoneAlarm, and wireless connection). Usually it takes about a minute, this time it took 2-3 minutes. I rebooted again and it loaded normally with one exception. Now, whenever I open a program, it takes 15-20 seconds to load the program. If I close it out and restart it, it takes just 2-5 seconds. It goes for most programs (haven't tried it on all). Like I said, once the program has loaded, it loads like normal for the rest of the time my PC is on. I did a defrag and run a virus scan, nothing worked and nothing showed up in the scan. Maybe something was attached to MS that my anti-virus can't find? Any suggestions? I can provide a HJT log if necessary. Thanks for the help.

Answer:Slow Load Times

Maple story may just be using up too much of your resources.

I would uninstall Maple Story and see if your PC goes back to normal.

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Question: Slow load times.

I run an hp pavilion a810n. I was browsing the internet when the page changed to the fancy virus where it says you have x many viruses and to download their program. I ended the iexplorer process as soon as I could. I restarted the computer later on. Internet loads times are 5 minutes+ now, it will stay at a white screen for a while. Oddly once Google actually loads, there's no lag. Malwarebytes might have got it, it got lsass.exe, but now it says lsass.exe could not be found, on startup, though there is clearly one running on my processes. To be safe I went and tryed to do a system recovery, to factory conditions. It says some file was missing, and restarted the computer. Might be unrelated, but Malwarebytes says Failed to start; Error Code 2, when I turn on the computer too.

So the problems are lass.exe not found on startup, Malwarebytes error code 2, 5 minute+ loading on internet explorer, and not being able to system recover.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:26:23 PM, on 8/10/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
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Answer:Slow load times.

Delete any existing version of ComboFix you have sitting on your desktop
Please read and follow all these instructions very carefully​
Download ComboFix from Here or Hereto your Desktop.

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop and run from the desktop and not any other folder on your computer**
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1. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus and anti-malware real-time protection and any script blocking components of them or your firewall before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results" or stop combofix running at all
Click on THIS LINK to see instructions on how to temporarily disable many security programs while running combofix. The list does not cover every program. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
Remember to re enable the protection again after combofix has finished
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2. Close any open browsers and any other programs you might have running
Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.​If you are using windows XP It might display a pop up saying that "Recovery console is not installed, do you want to install?"
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Hello, I've been trying to pinpoint the source of my computer's slow load times for a while now, and have even got help from Doby here at MG. I've already run MemTest for over 8 hours and gotten no errors, and I've also run Prime 95. Prime 95 found an error after 2 hours WHEN my FSB was at 200 and RAM was at 166. Doby suggested that I turn the FSB to 166 also, which I did and then it ran all night with no errors. Any help would be greatly appreciated, so that I could spend my money on the correct part! If anyone could tell me what components are involved in loading, this might help some. If you are wondering what I mean by slow, Windows XP Pro takes about 20-30 seconds to load, whereas my brother's Duron 1200 only take about 5-7 seconds to load XP. My problems also extend to loading games such as BF:1942 Desert Combat Final.

My Specs:
Asus A7N8X Deluxe
Athlon XP 3000 400FSB (currently at 333 fsb)
PowerColor Radeon 9700 Pro
512 mb PC 2700 DDR 333
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Western Digital 80 GB HDD 2mb cache
320 watt PSU
Logitech Z-640 speakers
 

Answer:Need Help With Slow Load Times

Anyone have any suggestions?
 

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hello all,fisrt thanks to everybody who has helped in the past with all my other issues.....im running win xp and currently ,but not for much longer aol7/8.when i connect i usually obtain connection speeds of about 40-49 bps,but my download times vary between 1.5-3.0kb/s.at present i am experiencing interferance/satic on my bt phone line,bt are sending an engineer out to investigate monday.can anybody offer any suggestions .my modem is a asteh with a smart link driver.i have updated to the 2003 driver,still the same.thanks for taking the read this ,hear from soon.thanks mimo

Answer:slow down load times

Download speed/times will vary and there is never one fixed/permanent download speed.The interferance/static is probably causing your 1.5-3.0 so i would wait till its looked and hopefully fixed.If there are many people downloading a file at once then you will notice a slower download. Nothing you can do apart from downloading in the early morning.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:32:42 PM, on 10/12/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exeC:\PROGRA~1\RETROS~1\RE... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow - firefox takes several minutes to load

Hello. I am PropagandaPanda (Panda or PP for short), and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed with logs at times, but we are trying our best to keep up. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you still need help, post a new HijackThis log.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. 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.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix.If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part-way, only to have the system re-infect itself. ... Read more

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Hello, I own a T420i and have been experiencing very slow load times on startup.  The "ThinkPad" BIOS screen stays active for roughly 5-10min before continuing like normal.  Once operational the computer works fine other then an occasional freeze up (which becomes extremely annoying with a boot time of 10 min). Thanks for any suggestions.

Answer:Slow BIOS load times

HiWelcome to the forumsI would you first reset to default settings in bios menu. I think f9 is the key. After resetting bios to default settings, try to boot again and see if there are any changes.Regards





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here is the hjt log for a laptop that i am fixing for a friend. Has a very long start up time as well as a long load time for web pages

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:29:42 AM, on 1/9/2007
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\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\gearsec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer... Read more

Answer:Very Slow start up, big load times for IE

bumpity bump bump bump

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I have a few people with laptops that seem to be complaining about slow login times.... I cheked to see if they had their DNS settings in the machines, as I have seen slow logins because of this before(they had them).... NOW, I've checked 5 or 6 other machines on the network and they log on within seconds(desktops that are hardwired)... it just seems to be 3 of the laptops... any ideas? Also, just in case you are wondering, it has nothing to do with the wireless, bnecause I took one of the machines and disabled the wireless and plugged it in ethernet and it still does the slow login... perhaps maybe up to 1.5 minutes before their icons will show up.

QJ
 

Answer:Slow load times in Windows....

Try rebuilding the user's profile?
 

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We have been experiencing increasingly slow start-up and load times, and more recently unresponsive mouse movements. All very annoying, and now almost unusuable. It all seems to point to problems left over after being infected with various spyware problems. These were removed with superantispyware (which I subsequently removed) and malwarebytes' Anti-malware (which I've left on), however the damage seems to have been done. Apparently HiJackThis can identify the problems and fix them, but it's far too advanced for me to do on my own. The processor is AMD Sempron 1.6 GHz, with 704 MB RAM/ The system is Microsoft Windows XP Hoem Edn V 2002. It's a slow processor I know, and probably unsuitable for things like itunes and Skype. But I want to avoid upgrading if possible, as we just can't afford at the moment. Can anyone help?
 

Answer:Slow startup and load times

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I am using window xp. yahoo mail take foreever to load on internet explorer 8. I could not open link on some mails. I have to download chrome to use yahoomail. it is a lot faster. please help!

below is what I copy from DDS

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UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
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Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Install Date: 4/21/2013 12:55:37 AM
System Uptime: 9/13/2013 9:11:27 AM (6 hours ago)
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Motherboard: Dell Inc. | | 0M3918
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz | Microprocessor | 2992/800mhz
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==== Disk Partitions =========================
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C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 977 GiB total, 923.92 GiB free.
D: is FIXED (NTFS) - 421 GiB total, 418.985 GiB free.
F: is CDROM ()
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==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
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==== System Restore Points ===================
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RP59: 6/16/2013 3:40:47 PM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP60: 6/17/2013 7:45:34 PM - System Checkpoint
RP61: 6/18/2013 12:33:22 PM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP62: 6/19/2013 1:46:56 PM - System Checkpoint
RP63: 6/19/2013 4:14:57 PM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP64: 6/20/2013 5:03:42 PM - System Checkpoint
RP65: 6/21/2013 9:45:42 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP66: 6/22/2013 10:59:21 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP67: 6/22/2013 9:28:27 PM - Removed Google Drive
RP68: 6/23/2013 1:44:25 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP69: 6/24/2013 12:02:11 PM - Softw... Read more

Answer:Solved: yahoo mail load extremely slow on IE8, Window xp

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I recently just built a computer and I notice that when I'm playing video games that between maps (in games like TF2) I experience really slow load times. I also have a two year old laptop right next to it and it loads maps in half the time. I have a very fast Seagate barracuda drive which should load much faster than a laptop drive. Is there anything I can do to speed this up? All my computer specs are listed below. I am running this on XP professional x86. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

Answer:Slow load times in video games. Any help?

ryan29121 said:



I recently just built a computer and I notice that when I'm playing video games that between maps (in games like TF2) I experience really slow load times. I also have a two year old laptop right next to it and it loads maps in half the time. I have a very fast Seagate barracuda drive which should load much faster than a laptop drive. Is there anything I can do to speed this up? All my computer specs are listed below. I am running this on XP professional x86. Thanks in advance for your help.Click to expand...

i had this problem after i re-installed my windows again 2 weeks ago.

if your playing online games, you may need to download all the images from that game to your hard drive by using the " -image" command right after your target address example ""C:\Program Files\Guild Wars\Gw.exe" -image"

this process may take several hours, but it made my load times go from 3-5 minutes inbetween maps to 2 seconds inbetween maps

if your not playing online, then i have no clue on how to help you.
 

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Ok so this is my HJ this log and I'm looking for some help here. I'm having serious laggy issues when I power up the PC and pretty much doing anything.

I have Windows 7 x64
Core i3
4GB Ram .. yeah yeah.

Any help?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:10:56 PM, on 25/02/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\Version7\TeamViewer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil11e_ActiveX.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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Answer:Laggy PC / Slow Load Times (HJThisLog)

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 are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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At work we have a few computers that have Windows 8 (installed in Feb some time) that have recently started moving insanely slow when opening our main log spreadsheet in Excel. We have taken off all the infinite formatting such as shading and such but there seems to be checkboxes stacked on top of each other and we can't delete them unless we do it one at a time. I have tried selecting them as objects and I don't know if it is because there are too many of them, but they won't select either. And when I try to load the object list it stalls etc etc so I am wondering how they might have all duplicated themselves and how do I get rid of them?

I guess my question is would this make a difference and why if Windows 8 is an UPGRADE??

Is anyone else struggling with this?

Thanks in advance!

Vic
 

Answer:Excel - INSANELY SLOW load times with Win 8

Also, there are not any real formulas or formatting and the workbook itself is only 12 pages of the exact same thing for each month of the year.
 

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My page load times are between 5-30 seconds for some sites, mostly 10+, while they are between 0.5-2 for others. I have checked multiple of the slower pages with external tools and they all report under 3 secs of load time.
The same thing is happening on Firefox 38.0.1, IE 8 and Chromium portable.

I have tried multiple DNS servers, all tested to be fast, no difference. I guess the ip's are cached anyway...

The fun thing is, using Tor browser makes the slow ones load regularly (in about 1-3 secs).

My internet speed is 90 Mb/s / 20 Mb/s.
Specs according to the sticky thread:

1. Wired connection

2. ISP? UPC

3. What type of Broadband connection are you using?
Cable

4. What is the exact Make and Model of your Modem, Router or Modem/Router Combo
Ubee EVW3226

5. What is the Name of the Anti-Virus, Security or Firewall Software installed from the problematic computer
G Data 2014, turning off the firewall makes no difference.

6. ipconfig /all


Code:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : _
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : ##-##-##-##-##-##
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . ... Read more

Answer:Slow/jittering page load times

Did you try the Google DNS? I have not (yet) but it supposed to be fast. https://developers.google.com/speed/...dns/docs/using

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Hello everyone, recently my comp has been acting a bit weird. It acts weird in the sense that explorer.exe likes to crash. This explorer.exe does not referr to Internet explorer but the windows component. Usually when I load a movie with the folder opened, it will start to lag and slow down so much that it takes 3 mins or so before the lag is over. Sometimes the explorer decides to crash. It seems that it only happens when I have folders opened. Here is my hijack this log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:48:45 AM, on 27/02/2007
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPage15.0\Opware15.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\SchSvr\SchSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ct... Read more

Answer:Explorer crashes + slow load times

remove these entries...

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)

O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - (no file)

then take a look at this... http://www.symantec.com/security_res...050614-0532-99

here's the file... http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0geu8bDOe...UnHookExec.inf

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Dear All,

I recently upgraded my computer to the following:
MSI Neo3 Motherboard
4Gb Crucial Balistix ram
E8500 Intel core Duo
8800GTS 640Mb Nividia graphics card
Seagate 7200.11 300Gb SATA main drive
2xSeagate 7200.10 250Gb in Raid 0 config

Both Windows and Linux boot from the main drive not raid.

Now the problem is a bit of a wierd one and started after installing all the Windows programs on a fresh install. Its this:
1: computer boots fine (if a little slowly given the hardware spec)
2: Desktop appears no problems and does not appear to be slow
3: Start a non Microsoft application (doesn't seem to matter what) and it can take up to 30 minutes to start.

Further to this - network access appears to be painfully slow for the first part and copying files to and from this computer across the network can take hours instead of minutes.

Now comes the wierdness:

Starting a Microsoft application such as IE seems to kick the computer into action and starts the other non-microsoft app - most of the time.

Starting any application while copying files across the network and the transfer speed skyrockets, but as soon as the app is finished loading and the speed drops right back to bugger all again.

Running two file copies across the network to the same machine and the copy speed is fast. As soon as one finishes, the speed drops right back down again on the other.

Once an app starts it generally onyl takes a few seconds to start again.

Starting the app in Safe Mode has no pro... Read more

Answer:Windows XP - Very slow program load times

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Any ideas on speeding it up. I hit ctrl all del and it popped up 3 min later. I jsut started the system. I'm going to, delete files, run AVG and HJT on it. Just wondering if there is anything else I should look at. What's the key in the registry that sets how long it takes to open folders? I can't remember. Maybe somehow that got changed.


EDIT: It's been up for about 15 min and the virtual mempory low message just popped up.

Answer:Desktop EXTREMELY slow to respond.

youve run out of ram and paging file increase the paging file and tell us what your system specs are? also try clearing your msconfig that will cut down on the programs you dont need.

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I've been trying to troubleshoot my Dad's desktop computer, which is running extremely slow. It takes forever for it to do even simple functions. I ran a malware scan, but it showed nothing. It has 2 GB of physical memory (which I'm assuming is the physical RAM), and there aren't any unnecesary programs running in Startup Programs. I'm at a loss at this point other than going and putting in more RAM, but I can't imagine that it would make that much more difference.
 

Answer:Extremely slow desktop - systemwide

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If anyone gets a chance could you look at this HiJack This log to see what could be making my desktop run so very slow. Thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:57:18 PM, on 12/21/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (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\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.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\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 7.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Elements Organizer 8.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\StartManSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Macrium\Reflect\ReflectService.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
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Answer:Extremely slow running desktop

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Hi, here's the problem:You cannot choose a background what-so-ever for some reason, just stays as a blue screen. Windows also takes atleast 10-15 minutes to start up properly, and once it does start up and you click say IE, it will take another 5 minutes to load that. This isn't my computer, it's my grandparents, I have a heap of crap at my house but this is relatively new and better and it's slower than mine?? *censored*?System Idle Manager uses 94% of the processor ALL THE TIME, not just when it is idling, usually it is high when there is nothing going on, and when you start a program it goes down, but for some reason it stays on a consistent 90 to 98.System restore will not allow you to go back a month.Here's some somewhat vital information you may need, I'll most likely have to post a thread after this because I'm going to use HijackThis! and post what that says.INFO:Acer Aspire T300 MHD11190Intel Celeron 2.40gHz248mb RAM (not sure if it's DDR or SD)Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (All legal, no copies (including programs))Remote Assistance is ON.Virtual Memory is on 744 which is maximum.SVCHOST stays on a consistent 70% CPU usage.PF Usage whilst idle: 327mbPhysical Memory (K): Total: 253420                                Available: 81132 & Descending                                System Cache: 87152 &am... Read more

Answer:XP - Extremely Slow, No Desktop BG options.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 15:12:39, on 06/11/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)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\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\WINDOWS\htpatch.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\sistray.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exeC:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\16.bin\mwsoemon.exeC:\WINDOWS\LOGI_MWX.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmgr.exeC:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.ExeC:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Location Finder\LocationFinder.exeC:\Program Files\WiseCam\WCamTray.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Documents and Settings\joseph lelievre\My Documents\Downloads\hijackthis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.m... Read more

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hey everyone, i think this is the right forum

i recently built a new workstation to run maya, photoshop etc..

for some reason ive always experienced slow load times for my programs, my old comp never had these problems. all hard drives are 7200 rpm ones.

what ive got:

pentium 4 3.0ghz HT
ausu p4p800 e deluxe
2 gigs pc2700 crucial ram
ati fireGL z1
old 40gig hdd for programs
160gig hdd for files, etc
windows xp pro sp2
 

Answer:slow program load times (moved from XP forum)

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Let me just explain the situation here a little bit

Ever since Saturday morning, my computer has been acting real funny. If I was to move my mouse from the left side of the screen to the right, then about every two seconds, the cursor hangs and the comp freezes, and then picks up again. If there's any audio or video playing, then about every two seconds it freezes and picks back up again. When I start up XP on the windows loading screen, it used to take about 20 seconds top until the login screen appeared, now it takes about 3-4 minutes. I tried to access safe mode, and that took a few tries, when the computer finaly didn't freeze, safe mode was just as slow, but the hanging problem wasn't there

The online scan can't be completed cause it freezes my computer about 5 minutes into it (The bottom bar stops responding, the one with all my open windows) and I have to alt + tab between windows, but those are mostly not responding anways ^_^

The only thing that I can thing of is that I was downloading a movie called "The Island" friday night and when I tried watchin it saturday...well lets just say that it certainly wasn't the movie that had Obi-Wan (Ewan Mcgreggor) in it, and I believe that may have been the cause of my problem, that the .avi download had some kind of virus on it

Here's my hijackthis log


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:10:00 PM, on 6/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.60... Read more

Answer:hanging, slow load times, lots of freezing :(

Welcome to the Tech Support Forums. Please post the two text files, main.txt and extra.txt produced by theDeckard's System Scanner (formerly Comboscan) as instructed in IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting A Log.

Deckard's System Scanner gives us additional information. Thank you for your patience.

We are aware that users sometimes seek help from several Forums at the same time. Unfortunately, this can cause confusion and actually wastes time and resources, both yours and ours. Every Analyst will work in a different way. If you have already posted at another Forum, please advise us, or them, and choose just one.

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Hi,

I've owned Norton 2006 for quite a while and it takes so long to finish loading and for the green check mark to appear saying everything is OK. I can use other programs while Norton loads but it slows them down until Norton finishes. I also have Norton 2008 for my other computer, and it loads 10 times faster.

Is this only because Norton 2006 is an older version and normally takes longer, or is there anything I can do to make it faster or as fast as Norton 2008. Also, is there a way to update Norton 2006 to Norton 2008 without having to buy another copy of 2008?

Thanks for your help!

Answer:Norton 2006 Slow Load And Startup Times

You will have to have a different key in order to update Norton.Instead of paying for the update, you could try free antivirus and firewall programs.A list of recommended programs can be found here: Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Appshttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.htmlThere is no one size fits all when it comes to computer security. What works well on one computer may not play nice on another system. On the system with 2006, when did it start to slow load? Was it fast loading in the past? It's possible that for some reason Norton has decided not to play nice with the computer. The programs in the link above are all excellent ones you can try. If you choose one and you don't like it, it can easily be uninstalled so you can try another one. No money lost or wasted.

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At first, everything was working fine but starting about a month ago, I've noticed a severe lag in my PC when doing certain tasks. I mainly use my PC for modeling, games, and video editing. I surpass all recommended requirements for these games and yet they still lag! The lag gets unbearable when attempting to make screen recordings. Also, for some reason or another any website that incorporates Flash causes my CPU usage to sky-rocket (usually landing in the 75% - 85% range). My specs are listed below.

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual-Core 2.20Ghz Allendale
VIDEO: nVidia GeForce 8600GT
RAM: 4GB DDR2
OS: Vista 64-bit

I have updated all of my drivers, and have done spyware/adware/virus scans on almost a daily basis. I have a rather large HDD so following some advice, I have correctly (at least I hope so) partitioned it and have noticed a slight increase in speed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Hi Guys,

I have recently updated to XP version 2002 from ME and after clearing several spyware etc my system functions but is unbelievably slow. It can take up 5-7 mins to connect and get to my home page [and that just from idle] The hard drive sounds like it's having to read 'War and Peace" before it can do anything. It seems as though what ever I ask it to do there is a queue of other processes going on before it does anything.I have run :-

CW shredder
Spybot
AVG virusscan
Panda Scan
Ad-aware
I ran them in safe mode and also did a HJT log in safe mode.
Nothing major found but the scans all said reading error on -

kernel32.dll
wsock32.dll
user32.dll
shell.dll
Im also running Zonealarm - do I have too many conflicting antivirus programs ?

HJT log
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.yahoo.com/p/hp/us/?http://hp.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.yahoo.com/p/hp/us/?http://hp.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://xtramsn.co.nz/home/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.yahoo.com/p/hp/us/?http://hp.yahoo.co... Read more

Answer:XP unbelievably slow

OK, you should post the whole HijackThis log, you left out the header part. And it should not be in Safe Mode. We always want the HijackThis scan/log to be in Normal Mode unless you have problems getting into Normal Mode. Safe Mode disables some programs from running and these may include the malware/spyware ones.

As far as I can see, you only have one antivirus program running there (AVG). ZoneAlarm is your firewall program.

Try going to Start->Run and type in sfc /scannow and see if that program finds anything. If not, it will close on its own.

Repost the new HijackThis log scan in Normal Mode.

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Over the last three weeks, my computer has gone from pretty good speed to literally a minute before a page loads after I click - doesn't matter if it's a program, internet, or whatever. This is my business computer as well as personal...and I'm seriously over it!

Can you help??! THANK YOU!!!
Natalie
HJT Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:01:05 PM, on 4/8/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\apache\bin\httpd.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Printers\Additional Color Laser Software\Status Monitor\dlpsp.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\dcmsvc\dcmsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\CarboniteUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\RIMDeviceManager\RIMDeviceManager.exe
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Answer:Unbelievably slow...HJT log...Help?!?!

It's getting worse and worse. Regardless of the program I try to open, it takes minutes - it used to take literally seconds. Also when I click on nearly anything in Explorer, it reverts to a weird dell/google error page.

I forgot last time - I'm have a Dell Studio 1737 running Vista Ultimate 32-bit SP2 with 4GB of RAM.

Help?! Thank you!!
 

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I posted in the Malware forum a few days ago and have found it to be a great help. Now I'm posting from my girlfriend's computer because it is ridiculously slow, and unusable when McAfee is installing an update.

I'm not sure if I need a HiJack log or anything, but just let me know what I need to do and I'll do it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:XP: Unbelievably slow

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Within the past few days something has happend to change my fast dsl to extremely slow. I have attached my HJT log. Can someone take a look?

I hope I'm posting this correctly as I tried to watch the video to make sure I was following guidelines but was too slow to see/watch.

Please don't flame me.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 7:39:38 PM, on 11/30/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16915)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMEService.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\SpySweeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WebUpdateSvc4.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\WUSB54GSCv2\WLService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\WUSB54GSCv2\WUSB54GS... Read more

Answer:DSL Extremely slow on desktop connected to wifi

I downloaded the newest version of HJT and here is my log from that:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:06:10 PM, on 11/30/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16915)
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:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMEService.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\SpySweeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WebUpdateSvc4.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\WUSB54GSCv2\WLService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\WUSB54GSCv2\WUSB54GSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
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Okay, this is kind of a lengthy topic. About two and half years ago, I wound up with a huge virus because I wandered onto an unsafe site. I had ridiculous amounts of malware and spyware, and I continually tried to fix it. A friend tried Rkill, RegCure, Spybot, Malwarebytes, etc. The computer then refused to connect to the internet, loses sound sporadically, and reverted back to Windows Classic Style with no option to change back to XP style. My desktop when it lost internet then couldn't find the IP address to reconnect(it's wireless), so I didn't have internet for those two and half years (simply because I went to college and had a laptop). Yesterday however, I was able to connect it with an ethernet cable. It worked for a while, then when I had to restart, the connection was lost again because my compute wouldn't register the ethernet cable.

I went to Control Panel, to connections, disabled the local area connection and enabled it, and it worked. Now that method does not work, and it says that connection is nonexistent or low. I suspected my computer is running entirely too slow for normal, and I ran ComboFix (I have done it previously, so I knew what to do). Here is log: *sorry, wouldn't copy/paste for some reason.

Answer:Windows XP Desktop running extremely slow

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease 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 same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top o... Read more

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I just got a new computer a week ago or so, and I'm not sure when this started happening, but now when I right-click an icon on the Windows 7 Desktop, the delay between the right click and the shortcut menu display is close to 30 seconds. I've googled this and people talk about uninstalling an Nvidia driver, which I don't have installed--I went through Control Panel to see installed programs and through Device driver tabs and didn't see Nvidia anywhere. They also talk about context menus and going into registry and deleting there. As far as I know, I don't have any context menu in place in the registry. My registry for ContextMenu reads: (Default) REG_SZ (value not set). Any ideas? The wait time is driving me crazy.

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Toshiba Satellite M-55 S-325 - 1.73 GHz Pentium M - 1G RAM
Running Windows XP Home v. 2002 w/ SP3

Within the past week, this computer has become really slow at startup. Desktop shows up quickly enough, but icons take a very long time to load. Once they do load, I'll click on Firefox 3 (or another program). It takes well over a minute to load, However, once up, it works well. Thank you for looking for anything unusual in my HijackThis log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:17:26 PM, on 7/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
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\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Browser Mouse\Browser Mouse\1.1\MOUSE32A.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Audigy 2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE
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Answer:Extremely slow at startup and going back to Desktop

It's been over a week...no takers?
 

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Since the past one month, my internet has been slow.. When i download it seems to be pretty fast, but many websites do no load.. Even google loads only after refreshing many times.. Yahoomail, Youtube all take a lot of time to load and only load upon refreshing many times.. Though youtube initially takes long, once it is loaded fine, the videos buffer quite fast.. i ran a scan with mbam and sas.. the log showed that there are no infections.. So i think it may not be a virus but i aint sure.. any advice what i could do next?

Answer:My Internet Conenction Has Become Slow.. Websites Load Only Upon Refreshing Many Times..

What kind of connection are you using?

What browser are you using?

Being summer time and school is out there is a lot more traffic at sites which can result in slower responses getting to some sites. Does this happen with all sites that you go to, or just some of them?

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My computer is unbelievably slow. I am running win 2000 pro. I have done a disk cleanup and defragmentation and its really slow. Plus every time I open IE it crashes. I can only open IE in safe mode. I suspect I have some form of malware. Here is my log. Help would be appreciated. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:15:49 PM, on 12/1/2007Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\hidserv.exeC:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgwb.datC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Progr... Read more

Answer:Computer Unbelievably Slow

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days, please post a new HijackThis log. Thank you for your patience.If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped.

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So I have no idea what to do to my computer at this point, I've ran Norton Anti-Virus scans and AVG Anti-Spyware scans and I'm coming up with nothing I am unsure what to do other than reformat or maybe my computer components are just getting old not sure. But my computer takes forever to startup and takes a long time to get programs started and run multiple programs at a time. It used to be fine, I've had this thing for about 3 years now.

Answer:Too much CPU being used up, computer unbelievably slow HELP!

I'm doing a Panda Scan/Hijackthis Scan/Deckard Scan at the moment and will have them up and posted within the next couple hours hopefully

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Hi,I'm a bit of a computer thicky.My laptop boots astonishingly slowly now............as in about 5 minutes. I have used defrag & regularly use Norton clean sweep, and also use registry mechanic. It has few other programmes on it.I suspect it is because, it came loaded with Win 98, I put Me on it and then XP...

Answer:Unbelievably Slow Laptop

sorry see other thread

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Hi,I'm a bit of a computer thicky.My laptop boots astonishingly slowly now............as in about 5 minutes. I have used defrag & regularly use Norton clean sweep, and also use registry mechanic. It has few other programmes on it.I suspect it is because, it came loaded with Win 98, I put Me on it and then XP...

Answer:Unbelievably Slow Laptop

I suspect you've answered your own question. A laptop purchased when Windows 98 was the chosen OS would fall far below the recommended specs for XP. I would suggest reverting to 98SE or ME.

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OK HERE IT IS:=======================Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:16:53 PM, on 11/23/2005Platform: 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\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exaeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\WINDOWS\taskmgr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.ExeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Wtablet\TabUserW.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\HijackThis.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" ... Read more

Answer:Ie Is Unbelievably Incredibly Slow

Have you used Msconfig to disable start-up programs? This entry has led me to believe that:O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /autoBefore we begin could you please Go to Start / Run and type MSConfig in the 'Run' box. When the System Configuration Utility opens, click on the 'Startup Tab' and make sure there is a checkmark beside each entry. DO NOT REBOOT when asked to by Windows to complete the change.Then post a new HJT logDavid

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Hi,I'm a bit of a computer thicky.My laptop boots astonishingly slowly now............as in about 5 minutes. I have used defrag & regularly use Norton clean sweep, and also use registry mechanic. It has few other programmes on it.I suspect it is because, it came loaded with Win 98, I put Me on it and then XP...

Answer:Unbelievably Slow Laptop

Sorry, told you I was an idiot pushed the wrong buttons again.Is this why my laptop is so slow.... and what can I do about it?I suspect I need to remove the old OS but could do with advice about wether this is the right thing to do AND how to do it.CheersPeter

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My computer has reached the point of where it is almost unusable. I've tried many difference spyware programs (Adaware SE, Spybot, Spy Sweeper) and even tried restoring my computer. The spyware/viruses just seem coming back. It's so bad I must keep my task manager running all times so I can end some of the useless processes. Anyways, any suggestions or help would be appreciated. By the way here's my HJT log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 1:40:05 PM, on 30/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\winscr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svshost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WINDOWS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\lssrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows ServeAd\WinServAd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\lmhosts.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows ServeAd\WinServSuit.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\temp\salm.exe
C:\Program Files\ISTsvc\istsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Optimizer\actalert.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svphost.exe
C:\Program Files\Admilli Serv... Read more

Answer:Unbelievably Slow Computer- Need Help

Welcome to Tech Support Guy! We hope you enjoy your stay here.

We apologize for the delay in response. The forums have been very busy lately.

We are going to download a program called Ad-Aware SE Personal. If you already have Ad-Aware then please uninstall it and download this one. Hopefully it can clean some things up.

Download, install, update, configure, and run Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.05.
Download Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.05:
Download Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.05.
Save aawsepersonal.exe to a convenient location.

Install Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.05:
Double-click on aawsepersonal.exe to install the program.
Follow the default settings for installation.
After the program has finished installing uncheck the "Perform a full system scan now", "Update definition file now", and "Open the help file now" boxes.

Update Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.05:
Double-click the Ad-Aware SE Personal icon on your desktop.
Click "Check for updates now" then click "Connect".
It will check for any updates. If any are found click "OK" to download and install the updates. Once it has finished click "Finish".

Configure Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.05:
Click on the Gear button at the top of the window.
Click "General" on the left hand side to display the General Settings box.
Make sure these items have a green check next to them. If they do not, click once on the circle next to them to put a green checkmark:
"Automatically save l... Read more

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Unfortunately, my photoshop is so slow it's unworkable. It worked fine 3 days ago. Now it drags, like it is trying to catch up to my mouse movements. I have an P4 2.4 GHZ, 512 MB of RAM, and Radeon Pro 9800. I just updated drivers. I am running Photoshop CS. I havent gotten aroung to updating to SP2, but I dont think that would br an issue if it was working before. I killed everything running at startup. And I reinstalled Photoshop. It's photoshop CS btw. I really don't know what my options are at this point. To me it seems like either a photoshop, video, or memory issue, but I am diagnosing as much as I can. I have an 80GB hard drive and 18 GBs free space. I am defragging now because I have 21% total fragmentation and 43% file fragmentation, but again I don't think that woudl cause photoshop to crawl. Just getting a bit exasperated. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Photoshop CS unbelievably slow

Is your swap file on a separate partition/drive?

You could use more ram if the files are large.

how much ram is alloted Photoshop?

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HiSince Christmas my computer has been so slow. It's unbelievable.It loads perfectly well at start up, but takes such a long time to get into any website. For instance, it's taken just over an hour to get to here for help.I've tried everything possible. Scandisk, defrag, anti virus, spyhunter; even loaded my photographs onto cd's - but no difference at all.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks

Answer:Computer unbelievably slow - please help

Not sure about Spyhunter what other security programs do you have installed.maybe download Malwarebytes free edition and maybe Superantispyware.Any problems on your computer they should find them.

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Hi,I'm a bit of a computer thicky.My laptop boots astonishingly slowly now............as in about 5 minutes. I have used defrag & regularly use Norton clean sweep, and also use registry mechanic. It has few other programmes on it.I suspect it is because, it came loaded with Win 98, I put Me on it and then XP...

Answer:Unbelievably Slow Laptop

sorry see other thread

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Surfing on ie has been incredibly slow lately, and I don't think it is a connection problem because my download speeds are normal.......pictures, especially, take VERY long to load.

My temporary internet files cache is set to 4 gigs+ which should be far more than enough. Even so, pages that I go to everyday still take forever to load.

I have tried using mozilla, and have tried turning off my zonealarm, but surfing is still just as slow.

--->I run Windows XP Pro SP2 & IE6

Thank you =)

Answer:Ie Is Unbelievably Incredibly Slow

Please post a Hijackthis log. Read how to do it in the forum here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/Please read the pinned topics on how to post a log.Thanks

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Hi,I'm a bit of a computer thicky.My laptop boots astonishingly slowly now............as in about 5 minutes. I have used defrag & regularly use Norton clean sweep, and also use registry mechanic. It has few other programmes on it.I suspect it is because, it came loaded with Win 98, I put Me on it and then XP...

Answer:Unbelievably Slow Laptop

sorry see other thread

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1. I have a Compaq Presario DeskTop. I am running Windows XP-with service Pack 2. Since about 2 weeks the computer is running very slow. It freezes when I open more than 2 windows in internet explorer. The internet is extremely slow. I see that some windows are trying to pop up now and then. Such as SystemErrorFixer, WinFixer Etc. I am also getting warning from windows defender about Trojan:win32/Conhook.D, Adware:win32/ZenoSearch. The intenet explorer is also not running as it should.

2. When I turn the system on the confuguration utility box appears with message that I am using a selective start.

3. When I look at processes running in Task Manager I see iexplorer running even I haven't started it. I also see several duplications of various processes running. Such as follows:

ati2evxx.exe system
ati2evxx.exe Compaq_Owner
lsass.exe system
lsass.exe Compaq_Owner
rundll32.exe Compaq_Owner
rundll32.exe Compaq_Owner
svchost.exe system
svchost.exe system
svchost.exe Network Service
svchost.exe system
svchost.exe Network Service
svchost.exe Local Service

4. In the msconfig startup I see the following processes running:

Windows defender
Bell sympatico Index Cleaner
Sympatico security manager
Freedom needs reboot Security Manager
Skype
Yahoo Pager

I am aware of the above legit programs, but not the following programs:

ctfmon.exe
PostSetupCheck rundll32.exe
LSA ShellU lsass.exe

5. I am pasting the log of Hijackthis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved ... Read more

Answer:Help needed to fix my Desktop, Freezes often running extremely slow

Please visit this webpage for instructions on installing recovery console and downloading/running ComboFix.

Post the log from ComboFix along with a new HijackThis log.
 

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Hi:Running a Gateway desktop system, WIN XP. Having browser re-direct when using IE 7 and have an extremely SLOW system. AVG 9 is up to date. WinPatrol is installed. I ran Spybot S & D, Spyware Blaster is up to date, and I ran Windows Defender. Malware Bytes is up to date and was run. Windows updates are up to date, JAVA is up to date, Firewall is On, and so forth. MBAM and GMER log, in addition to the OTL log, follows. Thank you in advance. Kaspersky online scan found nothing.AdamMalwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44Database version: 3598Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.131/19/2010 12:39:55 PMmbam-log-2010-01-19 (12-39-55).txtScan type: Quick ScanObjects scanned: 118416Time elapsed: 22 minute(s), 17 second(s)Memory Processes Infected: 0Memory Modules Infected: 0Registry Keys Infected: 0Registry Values Infected: 0Registry Data Items Infected: 0Folders Infected: 0Files Infected: 0Memory Processes Infected:(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Values Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Data Items Infected:(No malicious items detected)Folders Infected:(No malicious items detected)Files Infected:(No malicious items detected)GMER 1.0.15.15281 - http://www.gmer.netRootkit scan 2010-01-19 15:04:15Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3Running: gmer.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\pxtdapod.sys---- Devices - GMER 1... Read more

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Hi there!

When I logged onto my laptop yesterday SOME of my icons had dissapeared, but only some of them. The Recycling Bin was still there and a few folders. I checked to see whether the hidden/show desktop icons was ticked etc. and it is fine. When I was looking through my folders, in one of my user folders there were two 'Desktop' folders. I opened them both and realised one had the few icons that were curently on the desktop and one had all those i previously had. So, I researched how to change the target to the correct Desktop folder (I believe). This then brought back the original items. However, the problem I now have is that there is a 'Desktop' shortcut on the desktop that cannot be deleted as it is a system file. Please advise what to do here. Also, whenever I save anything to desktop it doesn't appear straight away, but I have to press F5 to refresh the desktop for it to appear!

In addition to these issues, my laptop went extremely slow around the same time, whic led me to believe it was maybe a virus etc. and is still slow.

Finally, DivX managed to be installed on my laptop but with no way of getting rid of it! It has it's own Control Panel in the Windows Control Panel, but no way of uninstalling it!

Please advise!

Please see the below DDS.txt log, and the attach.txt and ark.txt logs are attached:



DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Daniel at 23:39:56.66 on 22/09/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18943
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Ba... Read more

Answer:HELP! Laptop extremely slow, Problems with desktop and DivX

BUMP, Please

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I could use some help on a Desktop Computer that is extremely slow... Thanks...

Answer:Desktop with XP, Service Pack 3 running extremely slow!

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Note** If you are having problems posting the complete log into this thread upload them here http://www.rapidshare.com/ and post the links in this thread Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.I would like to get a better look at your system, please do the following so I can get some more detailed logs.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message w... Read more

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just refreshed win 10 pro 64 after boot speeds getting very poor as was performance, on a refresh with all drivers cleanly installed and some needed programs boot is still pits, 67.156, windows boot 17, desktop 50. my specs are:
win 10 pro 64
i7 4770K - CRYORIG R1 cooler
MSI Z97-GD65 GAMING mobo
16GHz Kingston HyperX 2400MHz 2x8
samsund 830 120gb ssd
samsung 850 evo 500gb ssd
msi gtx 1080 gaming
psu seasonic 1000w platinum

just before i refreshed i ran my win 7 home premium 64 image i made before win 10 move, 17 seconds to desktop, only difference is the gtx 1080 which was a 970, performance seems way better in win 7 also.
i ran win 10 backup image again then refreshed, so dissapointingly slow.
all help well appreciated

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just refreshed win 10 pro 64 after boot speeds getting very poor as was performance, on a refresh with all drivers cleanly installed and some needed programs boot is still pits, 67.156, windows boot 17, desktop 50. my specs are:
win 10 pro 64
i7 4770K - CRYORIG R1 cooler
MSI Z97-GD65 GAMING mobo
16GHz Kingston HyperX 2400MHz 2x8
samsund 830 120gb ssd
samsung 850 evo 500gb ssd
msi gtx 1080 gaming
psu seasonic 1000w platinum

just before i refreshed i ran my win 7 home premium 64 image i made before win 10 move, 17 seconds to desktop, only difference is the gtx 1080 which was a 970, performance seems way better in win 7 also.
i ran win 10 backup image again then refreshed, so dissapointingly slow.
all help well appreciated

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(Hope this is the right forum for this...)
*Here's alittle background on what I just did to my system, please read*
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?p=2882142

Okay so my comp was having probs so I got AVG and Registry Repair and Trojan Hunter 4. After installing/running these programs (and finding an alarming number of issues), I shut down my comp for the night and go to bed. The next day, my comp takes about 6 minutes to startup, as oposed to the normal 1-2 minutes. (I have an old, slow comp). I figured it was all the new programs trying to load at startup, so I went into msconfig and removed everything new, and tried that. Still no help.

I've finally isolated the problem to ZA, (as #1, I only have that set to run at startup, and #2, I have also tested to see how long it takes to load when it isn't set to run at startup.) It takes an average of around 3-4 minutes. I've had ZA for a few years now and never had this problem, normally it loaded pretty quickly. A few weeks or so ago I upgraded to the new version, but the problem didn't start until after using and installing the new stuff. I even upgraded again to the very latest version and still no help.

Did one of these programs somehow do something to it to make it really freaking slow? Is there anything I can do to fix it?

And if not, are there any other good firewalls that load fast and might work on my ancient craptastic system?

- Faith
 

Answer:Zonealarm suddenly unbelievably slow?

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Ok so I'll make this as simply as possible

For way over a year my pc has always frozen/crashed/turned it self off and it's become too frequent and bad, im sick of it

It loads slower than an intel duo core processor with 2 GB ram at my college, like legit it takes 10 minutes just for me to load my desktop

Game performance was quite good but now it won't even let me run the main menues of almost all games

I can't do windows updates because it will just crash mid way and then revert back to the previous version before update. I can't even make this post on the PC itself because it crashed last time I tried (posting from my phone)

I honestly have no idea what to do and would appreciate any help given, thank you.

The specs are as follows:
CPU: AMD FX 8320
GPU: Radeon R9 280 3GB
PSU: 650W Corsair VS
RAM: 8GB Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance
OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
 

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Takes 10-20 mins for computer to load up after a restart. Whenever I try to open my browser (Google Chrome), I can see it trying to start up then it suddenly closes itself. I've tried to see if I could do a system restore to before I was having problems but when I try to look for my last restore points, ALL of them have been erased, which leads me to believe I may have a virus? Also, when my computer finally is able to open my browser it constantly freezes and takes forever to load (It took me almost 30 mins just to get here and register). Any and all help would be appreciated please .. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Laptop running unbelievably slow

Hello and welcome to TSF.

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Please download DDS from either of these links

LINK 1
LINK 2

and save it to your desktop.Disable any antivirus programs during the scan (If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here )
Double click dds to run the tool.
When done, two DDS.txt's will open.
Save both reports to your desktop.
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Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:

DDS.txt

Attach.txt
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Please download aswMBR to your desktop.
Double click the aswMBR icon to run it.
Click the Scan button to start scan.
If you are asked to update the Avast Virus database please allow it to do so.
When it finishes, press the save log button, save the logfile to your desktop and post its contents in your next reply.


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AdwCleanerClose all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Delete.
Confirm each time with Ok.
You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.
Please po... Read more

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Hi,
I have an HP laptop g7-1101sa, about 6 months old. It is an AMD Phenom11 quad-core, 1.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 750GB. And i'm running windows 7.
I have had this about 6 months and it is so slow and unresponsive.
Web pages hang and take about 20 seconds to turn over. It's impossible to have two open programs. When you click on something it just feels as nothing is happening.
I run Norton security, Crap cleaner, malewarebytes, super antispyware. I clean up regularly.
It is so frustrating, half my time is spent shutting windows down because nothing is happening.
Any ideas what is wrong, or should I send it back.
THANKS

Answer:HP laptop unbelievably slow and un-responsive

Norton Security. Uninstall it.
And just use Microsoft Security Essentials instead.

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I just got back from vacation for a week. The computer was off the whole time. I come back, ddraw.dll is screwed up. No problem at all. I delete it, then install DirectX 9.0c again. Problem solved. Everything is running as normal. I go out to the movies and come back, and the computer is unbelievably slow. I scanned for spyware and viruses. Didn't fix it. I restarted 3 times. Didn't fix it. The hard drive activity light is on constantly, but I cannot even hear it loading anything up (it's audible whenever something is being loaded). It goes off for about one second then comes back on again. I have to wait about 20 minutes for the computer to even start up, and about another 5 minutes just to be able to click the Start button. Then, at random times, the computer will be normal for about 5 seconds, then go back to being slow. Other times I can't even click on the Start button for a very long time. The computer will also just stop altogether, then come back 20 seconds later. What's going on? Anybody know? I really need some help. It was working absolutely fine since 3:30 today when I left. It's like something is being constantly loaded, but the processor is at 0-1%.

Windows XP Home
DirectX 9.0c
1 gig PC800 RDRAM
40gb HD that works fine (I have had a scan done on it before and the guy I took it to a little bit ago said that there's nothing wrong with it)
30gb HD that has some physical problems with it, but I my OS doesn't use it, plus the ... Read more

Answer:Computer = Unbelievably slow. Need major help

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Hello. During the past couple days or so, one of the computers in my house became very slow. The first symptoms were a blue screen with BAD_POOL_CALLER as the message. That seemed to stop, but when it did stop, the computer became very slow. I've tried everything so far yet nothing is working. I've run virus/malware scans, which come up empty every time. I have run Memtest86+ to see if there was bad RAM after the blue screens, and came up clean. I've Defragged, run CCleaner, turned stuff off from auto starting, etc. Yet nothing has worked.

Hardware wise, the most recent additions were a BFG Geforce 8500GT video card, and a pair of 1GB RAM. I reinstalled the graphic drivers to no avail. I've swapped the video card out and tested with onboard video, no luck. l. I've swapped the RAM for the previous set, no luck there. Those were added to the system about 1 month ago, and the problems have started in the past couple of days. On an interesting note, the mouse that was in use with the computer was running up the DPC processor usage a TON whenever I moved the mouse, so I swapped it with success in that regard. That still didn't cure the slow problem.
The system is as follows. This is a COMPAQ computer that was bought about 4 years ago.

AMD Athlon 64 3800+ @ 2.4 Ghz (single core)
2 GB RAM (PC2-5300 DDR2)
BFG Geforce 8500GT 1GB video card
250GB HDD
Onboard Realtek Sound
From what I know. The problem is either: A. Faulty Hardware somewhere B: A vir... Read more

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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457
Run by John at 22:49:20 on 2013-01-18
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3838.2408 [GMT -8:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {0A215EAA-0581-4E16-AA1B-9E6837E7EC21}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway Power Management\ePowerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Gateway\Registration\GregHSRW.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k HsfXAudioService
C:\Program Files (x86)\NewTech Infosystems\Gateway MyBackup\IScheduleSvc.exe
C:\Pro... Read more

Answer:My computer is running unbelievably slow

BUMP, please

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I have a Dell Dimension 4600 running Win XP with 1 GB RAM. It takes forever for the computer to boot up and do absolutely anything. It is like it is set to slow motion. When I click on an icon the action is not initiated for a minute, then navigating around any program takes minutes for each action. I thought it might be the hard drive, so I replaced it with a brand new one and reinstalled Win XP and all programs. It does the same thing, like it is mired in molasses. Does anyone have a suggestion? Any help would be appreciated.

Bob
 

Answer:Solved: Unbelievably Slow Computer

Did you install the Hardware Drivers on your Dimension 4600?

For details and more, see: http://support.ap.dell.com/support/...rt/dsn/en/document?c=sg&l=en&s=bsd&dn=1081757
 

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