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1.8ghz machine running as fast (slow) as a 1ghz machine

Question: 1.8ghz machine running as fast (slow) as a 1ghz machine

I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?

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Preferred Solution: 1.8ghz machine running as fast (slow) as a 1ghz machine

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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Answer: 1.8ghz machine running as fast (slow) as a 1ghz machine

donkor said:

I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?Click to expand...

Well, it depends on which OS you have. If it's Vista or XP, then you may want to change the graphics settings so they're lower, because they consume memory.

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Recently, my computer's startup in Windows XP has been getting slower and slower, the first loading screen takes a little while, but the most annoying part is that once I'm inside Windows, everything appears loaded, except for the icons in the taskbar, and I cannot click on the Start button or do anything, I must wait for the entire system to finish loading before I can do anything. I don't have many programs in my startup either.

I have 2 gigabytes of hyper X memory, and a SATA II hard drive, yet this startup is slower than much lower end computers.

I post my hijackthis log:
Code:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:40:23 AM, on 5/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
E:\PROGRA~2\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
E:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
E:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
E:\Juegos\Fraps\fraps.exe
E:\PROGRA~2\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
E:\PROGRA~2\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
E:\PROGRA~2\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

Answer:Very slow startup on very fast machine. WinXP

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Greetings.
My parents have an XP machine (Dell) that they use for email and minor word/excel documents. Over the course of time, some people have used this computer and either installed programs, or did stuff to make the computer slower than molasses, and they asked me to look into it. Attached is a log from running hijack this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

Answer:Extremely slow windows XP machine. Need help to make it run fast again

Could you try posting the log again. It doesn't seem to me showing up. If it is running slow then it could be not enough memory or programs or both.

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I know there are "minimum requirements" from Microsoft, but I want some input on "practical" advice on which to put on an old computer. Hope someone can give some input.

The computer is a P4 2.8GHz Hyper-Threading, 1 GB RAM, and 256MB Video card.

Thanks for any input.
 

Answer:Office 2003 or 2007 for an old 2.8GHz machine?

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Hi all,

My machine has slowed down to a crawl.
Spybot'd
Ad-aware'd
Dumped the Window temp files
Took out dome startup stuff
McAffee'd

Still runs pretty slow!

Any ideas?

Thanks!

JP
 

Answer:XP Machine running slow

Download this and post the log do not fix anything. http://download.cnet.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html .
 

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This is my first post so firstly I will say Hi to everyone
I'm hoping you can help me improve the performance of my mum's laptop. It is very slow to startup, running programs and internet browsing, I have done all the usual problem solving but its not made any difference.

Disk Defrag and cleanup - system said its not needed
Deleted cache and cookies
Ran Spybot search and destroy
Removed any unwanted programs
Windows updates all up to date

It is a Sony Vaio, running XP sp3
1.73ghz processor, 500mb ram, 62gb HDD with 51gb free

The strange thing is there doesn't seem to be any consistency with the performance, at the moment it is running OK, but this morning it took 1.5 mins to open an internet link and last night it was horrendously slow.

After looking at other posts on the forum I took the liberty of downloading and installing Hijack This. Here is the report. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 08:37:37, on 12/04/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
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\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Element... Read more

Answer:Slow Running Machine

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I was wondering if someone might be able to help me. In recent months my PC hasn't been performing very well and is very slow, whenever loading up or switching between applications. I have cleared lots of unused movies and music etc off the hard drive, and now have ample space on there (25.7GB free on a 40GB HD). I have also been through the Malware Removal User Guide, and chaslang has confirmed that my machine is Malware free. So I am at a bit of a loss as to what is going on.

I do keep getting messages about my virtual memory being low though. Not sure if that gives a clue as to the problem?
 

Answer:Help with my slow running XP Machine

Your "Registry" probable has picked up many stray entries over the months and may need to be cleaned out, for that you can use CCleaner, and if fairly Computer savvy RegSeeker to further clean the Registry. You may have also downloaded some new applications either through MS Updates or by yourself that require more RAM usage.........512Mb is almost the "Bare" minimum with most new apps, with 1Gb becoming almost the norm with New Machines. CCleaner(Slim) and RegSeeker are available for download here at MG. Please note that any tampering with your Registry can cause permanent damage to your OS so proceed slowly and always back-up your registry changes, which both programs provide. Hope that Helps
 

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well. it started a few days ago. right after i set my machine up from my move. i dont remember installing anything different. so i dont believe thats it. but then again. i may have. but it wasn't anything big if i did. when i select a file it can take a while for the right click menu to pop up. it just lags out, the folders keep comming up as 'not responding' when i try and rename something or whatever. a lot of jpgs have a greyed over looked.
everything is defragged, adware free, virus free. so i'm really at a loss. could use any ideas.
 

Answer:Machine is running slow

It's probably something running in the background. Use the task manager to try to find any suspicious software. Try closing things one at a time and then checking to see if the problem is affected or not. If you are using a NT based windows (2K, XP) then check running services as well.

Probably it would help if you stated what OS you are using as well as any other pertinant information you can think of.

My susipicion is that something is reading/writing in the background, keeping your harddrive on it's toes trying to do two things at once. Is it accessing a lot?
 

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hello,

I am trying to clean up a laptop on behalf of a friend, it has had (at least) Messenger Plus and Limewire installed on it recently.

It is now slow to boot, and particularly slow when launching IE or Firefox, and suffers from pop-unders (they are always in IE and are named CiD, in top left corner of browser window).

On shutdown IEXPLORER.EXE often hangs, and has to be closed manually.

Also the Startup Programs list in WinPatrol shows the following suspicious entries:-
"draw road surf license - find 64.exe"
"close surf mail dupe - BASE JUGS.exe"
, I have disabled these entries for now.

I would be grateful for any help you could offer.

I have attached a HJT scan log.

Thanks in advance for any assistance,

Rich

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 20:46:07, on 24/09/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Please check this hijakthislog...my computer is running slow and a have a few pop ups, can anyone help?

hijakthislog:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:28:44 PM, on 5/5/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
C:\WI... Read more

Answer:machine running slow

Multiple post, same topic. Answered here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=52099

Please post only once, and stick to one thread. We reply to logs as soon as we can.

Thank you.

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Hello,

This laptop has been running pretty slowly for a few months now. Could you please take a look?

HijackThis log attached.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Machine running slow

A HijackThis log is just about no use to us at all in diagnosing your problem which is why the sticky threads all say not to post them.

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Please follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.
After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and inf... Read more

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I did a scan with FRST 64 and have attached the file.

I've also ran your SysInfo Utility as well.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8071 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (719 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, Z77A-GD55 (MS-7751)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled (I have AVG installed. Not sure why it's not showing)

Thanks for any guidance you can provide.
 

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Please check this hijakthislog...my computer is running slow and a have a few pop ups, can anyone help?

hijakthislog:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:28:44 PM, on 5/5/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
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Answer:machine running slow

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem a.s.a.p

Please be patient with me during this time.

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My computer is a Dell Dimension 4300 running WinXP Pro SP2 (Unable to install SP3 which may or may not be caused by my general problem) with 1GB of RAM, 120GB Hard Drive and an Intel 1.8GHz processor. I do a lot of (careful) browsing so I have lots of anti-malware installed: I have Avast anti-virus, Threatfire, MalwareBytes, SuperAntiSpyware, Spyware Blaster, Spyware Guard and Zone Alarm Firewall. My computer has started to boot and run very slowly. I've done online and offline deep malware scans with no malware showing up. I've deleted some programs that I can temporarily do without with some increase in speed. I've run A2Free looking for trojans or rootkits and nothing shows up so I'm probably safe. But just to put the topper on the bottle I've run MGTools and I've attached the zip file requested. Hope someone will take a look and let me know if I'm really malware free.
 

Answer:Extremely Slow Running Machine

You didnt allow MGTools to run to completion. There are numerous logs missing. Please run the C:\MGtools\GetLogs.bat file by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator).
 

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I just bought a low end compaq (specs below) as a 2nd PC but it seems to run fairly slow. A lot slower than my 3 year old Dell with XP. I was wondering if Vista is a slower OS, or the machine is too low end or you should run Vista on something with a little more memory or something.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Matt
Processor Brand: Intel
Processor Class: Celeron D Processor
Processor Number: 356
Processor Speed: 3.33 GHz
Bus Speed: 533 MHz
L2 Cache Size: 512 KB
Memory Speed: PC2-4200 (533MHz)
Memory Technology: DDR2-SDRAM
Installed Memory: 512 MB
Memory Slots Total: 2
Memory Slots Available: 1
Hard Drive Capacity: 120 GB
Drive Controllers: SATA-300
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
 

Answer:Brand new machine running slow

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I am running a windows 7 toshiba laptop. It is operating very slow. I am typing much faster than it places characters on the screen. Can someone please help me out with this?

Answer:Windows 7 machine running very slow

FWIW: Slow Computer-browser Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic87058.html

Louis

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This machine was doing well until now. Sluggish booting to desktop and programs seem slow. It takes opening task manager to get some programs to suddenly popup and respond after lagging. I wanted to run the malware scans needed for MG forum post. All others ran well but the rootrepeal fails to open. In task manager I see rootrepeal.exe but it is using 2GB of memory and 100% CPU for over 5 minutes and still nothing. I killed the process and tried again. Downloaded another copy and tried again with same response. Just thought it was worth a post. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Machine running slow also will not run Rootrepeal

I am not finding any malware in your logs. I suggest you follow up in the software forum.

Since you are not having any malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
We recommend you keep SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware. Unless you purchase them, they provide no real time protection. They do not use any significant amount of resources ( except a little disk space ) until you run a scan.We recommend them for doing backup scans when you suspect a malware infection.
If we had you use ComboFix, uninstall ComboFix (This uninstall will only work as written if you installed ComboFix on your Desktop like we requested.)

Click START then RUN and enter the below into the run box and then click OK. Note the quotes are required
"%userprofile%\Desktop\combofix" /uninstall

Notes: The space between the combofix" and the /uninstall, it must be there.
This will uninstall ComboFix and also reset hidden files and folders settings back to Windows defaults.




Go back to step 6 of the READ ME and renable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it.
Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
If we had you download any registry patches like fixme.reg or fixWLK.reg (or any others), you can delete these files now.
If running Vista, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing ... Read more

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Hi, my computer has been running very slow the past few days. I'm running windows 7, someone please help! I haven't had any viruses show up and I have 2 gigabytes of ram and my hard drive isn't full.
 

Answer:E Machine e6000 running slow

Welcome aboard

Please, complete all steps listed here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html
Make sure, you PASTE all logs. If some log exceeds 50,000 characters post limit, split it between couple of replies.
Attached logs won't be reviewed.

Please, observe following rules:

Read all of my instructions very carefully. Your mistakes during cleaning process may have very serious consequences, like unbootable computer.
If you're stuck, or you're not sure about certain step, always ask before doing anything else.
Please refrain from running any tools, fixes or applying any changes to your computer other than those I suggest.
Never run more than one scan at a time.
Keep updating me regarding your computer behavior, good, or bad.
The cleaning process, once started, has to be completed. Even if your computer appears to act better, it may still be infected. Once the computer is totally clean, I'll certainly let you know.
If you leave the topic without explanation in the middle of a cleaning process, you may not be eligible to receive any more help in malware removal forum.
I close my topics if you have not replied in 5 days. If you need more time, simply let me know. If I closed your topic and you need it to be reopened, simply PM me.

 

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Greetings,I am nw to this forum so hello to allof you. I was told by a friend that you guys and girls do awesome work.OK over the last three days my PC has been running very slow and sluggishly. I have tried Adaware and removed what that found, ran my antivirus and saw some Adaware type viruses but was not able to remove them. Did 'msconfig" looked for any weird programs - found nothing.Can you please look at my HJT logfile and tell me if you see anything suspicious that could be slowing me down.Many thanks,JPLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:19:03 PM, on 9/18/2005Platform: 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\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS ... Read more

Answer:Machine running very slow and sluggish

Hello JP, You have some nasty malware on this computer, so will we use this fix for it. Print out these instructions as we will need to shutdown every window that is open later in the fix.Please download Process Explorer by Sysinternals and extract it to your desktop. Do not run this now as we will use it later.Download KillBox and extract it to your desktop. Do not run this now as we will use it later.Download FixVundo.reg and save it to your desktop. Do not run this now as we will use it later.Download CCleaner and install it. (default location is best). Do not run this now as we will use it later.Reboot your computer into Safe Mode*******************************************Double-click on procexp.exe which is the Process Explorer that we downloaded earlier.In the top section of the Process Explorer screen double-click on winlogon.exe to bring up the winlogon.exe properties screen. Click on the Threads tab at the top.Once you see this screen click on each instance of the sstqo.dll and click on the kill button. If you see any files listed that are the same name but end with .bak or .ini or are the name in reverse, you can kill those as well.After you have killed all of the instances of the sstqo.dll under winlogon click on the OK button.Now double-click on explorer.exe, select the Threads tab, and again click once on each instance of the sstqo.dll. Once they are highlighted click on the Kill button. When this is done, click on the OK button again.*********************... Read more

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Two days ago I was prompted to upload an update for Java. I did and was then ask to install a special program just for 64 bit machines. The computer went crazy. I uninstalled the updates but the machine is still acting very slow. It won't let me defrag. I was able to do a disk cleanup but it also ran very slow.
 
Help
 
Sudsy
 
MSI 64 bit (from iBuyPower)
4 G ram

Answer:Win7 64 bit machine running very slow

Download and run wipe  and system ninja,
 
https://privacyroot.com/software/www/en/wipe.php
https://singularlabs.com/software/system-ninja/
 
Step 1: eScanAV.
 
Disable your antivirus prior to this scan.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/114351/how-to-temporarily-disable-your-anti-virus-firewall-and-anti-malware-programs/
Download the eScanAV Anti-Virus Toolkit (MWAV)http://www.escanav.com/english/content/products/downloadlink/downloadcounter.asp?pcode=MWAV&src=english_dwn&type=alter
Save the file to your desktop.
Right click run as administrator.
A new icon will appear on your desktop.
Right click run as administrator on new icon.
Click on the update tab.
Once you have updated the program, make sure the settings are the same as the picture below.
Once you have made sure the settings match the picture, hit the Scan & Clean button.
Upon scan completion, click View Log.
Copy and paste entire log into your next reply.
Note: Reboot if needed to remove infections.
 
Step 2: Zemana
 
Run a full scan with Zemana antimalware.
http://www.zemana.us/product/zemana-antimalware/default.aspx
Install and select deep scan.

Remove any infections found.
Then click on the icon in the pic below.

Double click on the scan log, copy and paste here in your reply.
 
 
Step 3: Junkware Removal Tool.
 
Please download Junkware Removal Tool and save it on your desktop.
Shut down your anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall software now to ... Read more

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NeoFix,

you help me earlier, this could be a virus, my machine is running sluggishly, application are loading slowly and at times crashing. Started Several Days Ago

I have used the following:

Sybot Search & Destroy - nothing found
Malwarebytes Anti-malwae - nothing found
McAfee - nothing found
Quicken 2010 application now displaying message "Quicken launcher not working"

Can you help?
 

Answer:Virus? Machine Running Slow....Sluggish

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:20:26 PM, on 9/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\AIM Pro\aimpro.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\ally\Desktop\hijackthis_sfx\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/mywaybiz
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/mywaybiz
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell4me.com/mywaybiz
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\... Read more

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I did a system scan in HJT and SpyDoctor a few weeks ago, and found nothing but a couple adware cookies. To my novice eyes, my HJT log was clean, too. I did the scan because my machine was running oddly, startup was slow, and it would freeze periodically. It's running fine now.

However, I have just been told that I sent one of those "This looks like you! (url here)" links - I make it a point not to click on strange links that are sent to me, but I thought I'd post my HJT log as of just now and see if you professionals can help me get rid of this ridiculous virus (and tell me how, so I can clean my friend's machines as well).

Thank you SO MUCH. You're all godsends.

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HJT Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:36:03 PM, on 2/7/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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I have another machine running slow and sluggish and need some malaware assistance. I hope someone can advise me. 
 
 

Answer:I have another machine running slow and sluggish and need some assistance

Here is HiJackThis log:
 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 20:14:47, on 19/08/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17239)
 
 
Boot mode: Normal
 
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2014\avgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\New\Downloads\HijackThis.exe
 
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Any help with this log file, much appreciatedLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)Scan saved at 13:56:15, on 16/03/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRpc.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRT.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoTask.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exeC:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exeC:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy Media Creator 7\Drag to Disc\DrgToDsc.exeC:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE... Read more

Answer:Machine Running Slow - Hijackthis Log Attached

Our apology for the delay in responding.The workload on this forum is intense, and sometimes it is not possible to respond to every inquiry.The version of HijackThis you are running is Beta, a product that is normally in its final stages of testing. Often, a Beta version of a product may contain minor bugs, so let?s work with final version 1.99.1 instead.Use Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs to remove HijackThis v2. Then, do a search and also delete any Folders or Files the program created.Next, install HijackThis v1.99.1:http://downloads.malwareremoval.com/HJTsetup.exeIt installs to its own foder (C:\Program Files\HijackThis), makes an entry in the Start Menu, and also provides a Desktop shortcut: Click on the link Select: SaveSave the program to the Desktop Double click HJTsetup.exeFollow the promptsNext, when HijackThis opens, select: Do a system scan and save a log file.When the scan is finished, please provide the contents of the HijackThis log in your reply.

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My XP system started running real slow yesterday. I have run Spybot and Norton, and nothing found. Help! Photoshop runs like a pig. Here is my HJ log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:45:53 PM, on 11/23/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\Tablet.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINNT\GWMDMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\MediaDet.Exe
C:\WINNT\system32\SK9910DM.EXE
C:\Program Files\PhoneTools\CapFax.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
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Answer:My XP Machine started running real slow

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Please update your version of hijackthis as your using an old version.

Before attacking an adware/spyware problem with hijackthis make sure you have already run ad-aware SE with VX2 add-on cleaner, Spybot Search & Destroy (with updated database) and CWShredder as these programs will clean a lot of the crap out first. All links to programs are in my signature. Ok..on to the log?..


Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure that the System Files and Folders are showing/visible also. Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore.

Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until menu shows up). Make sure to close any open browsers. Open add/remove programs and remove the following if listed.

FlashGet
Dpi
FreshDevices


Check and fix the following in HijackThis if they still exist (make sure you do not miss an entry)

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {206E52E0-D52E-11D4-AD54-0000E86C26F6} - C:\PROGRA~1\FRESHD~1\FRESHD~1\fdcatch.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {49E0E0F0-5C30-11D4-945D-000000000000} - C:\PROGRA~1\POPUPB~1\IEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A5366673-E8CA-11D3-9CD9-0090271D075B} - C:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\jccatch.dll
O3 - Toolbar: FlashGet Bar - {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - C:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\fgiebar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dpi] C:\Program Fi... Read more

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Basically, I have an XP machine that was acting up. For some reason, WIN98 was loaded onto the machine by someone else (XP was originally what came on the PC). A new harddrive was also installed at the time WIN98 was loaded. So brand new hard drive, with bare bones WIN98, running unbelieveably slow. Did some basic troubleshooting, didnt seem to have any viruses or spy problems. Everything worked but it was ridiculously slow loading programs, opening windows, even just responding to mouse clicks. Long story short, formatted the drive, and tried to install XP.

The XP install also ran extremely slow, you could watch it copy each individual file! Machine is an HP Pavilion XT938 desktop, has 128MB memory, 80G hard drive, 1.3AMD Athlon processor. Should be plenty to run WINXP with no problems. I let the install run all night. After finally making it through the setup/configuration, it wouldnt boot past the welcome screen. I let it sit all night again just to see if it would go past, but it did not.

Tried another hard drive, tried other memory, same results. I am NOT very good with hardware related issues, but Im convinced this is hardware related. Where should I start troubleshooting from this point? Possible motherboard issue?

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Xp Machine Running Slow, Hardware Related?

Has it always had 128 meg of ram? That is way low for Win XP, it will run, but at a crawl. 256 is good, 512 is better. RAM is very cheap these days, I would try that and then go from there.But, if the computer has always had this small an amount of ram, and has gotten slower, there may be other problems.You could go to pcpitstop.com and try their diagnostic program, it will give you some hardware information.If you hadn't changed the hard drive I would also suspect virus or spyware and unless you are 100% certain the second drive was clean I would run and post a Hijack This Log. Especially do this if you go to pc pitstop and they say there are problems in this area. For information on how to prepare for and post a Hijack This Log go to: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/If there is any possibility of virus or spyware problems, post the Hijack This Log and do nothing until someone has reviewed your post and gotten back to you.

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Hello,

Followed all suggestions and attaching logs. I'm noticing Windows Explorer hanging for a long time before allowing me to select files. Thanks in advance for checking these for me.
 

Answer:Machine Running Slow, Please Review Logs

Welcome to Major Geeks!

There are no real malware issues in your logs. You may just be having some issues due to some junkware or possibly due to some programs that you are running. Let's try check for more junkware.

Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, Win7, 8 or 10, right-mouse click it and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Note: That JRT may reset your home page to a google default so you will need to restore your home page setting if this happens.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Attach JRT.txt to your next message.
Now please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.

Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Vista/Windows 7/8/10 users right-click and select Run As Administrator
Click on the Scan button.
AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R#].txt) will open in Notepad for review (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
The contents of the log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, don't... Read more

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My machine has been working extraordinarily slow after an infection of MS remval toolkit virus. Iused MBAM to remove the malware but my system has become very slow. It takes 5 times the time it used to boot earlier. Please help! I believe i am infected.
Thanks in advance!

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Greetings.

I have a 1 year old ThinkPad T61. Over the last few weeks (2 months?), the laptop has been running slower than it had in the past, and is consistently running at 80-99% of processor usage/capacity. It can be doing this with no programs open.

I've been able to find no spyware or viruses, and the worst problems I have seem to be when I am trying to connect the computer to wifi networks - which often takes minutes rather than seconds. On the other hand, when the computer is working on an application, it seems to be running ok, and fairly efficiently. Except that the processor seems hotter than normal.

Running VISTA Business, with a Dual Core Intel T7500 at 2.20GHz. The hard drive has about 160 gb, and is just under 50% full. 2 GB of RAM.

Here's the HJT log. I'd appreciate if anyone can help me get rid of things I don't need. For example, I am no longer using any Symantec antiVirus programs, and I see that there are still services running supporting that software.

Can't figure out where to turn that stuff off or eliminate it.

I am wondering whether programs are running in background that I don't need, or if there's something running that shouldn't be.

I appreciate your assistance, in advance.

Thanks,

Eric

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:50:52 PM, on 11/29/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Expl... Read more

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can someone please help to eliminate from the top down. i have got this machine from a friend who knows just about where the on and off swithch is on her computer. (as much use as boobs on a fish i guess) her computer is running really really I mean really slow. i have done housekeeping and the hardrive is 3/4 empty. there is also an up to date spyware doctor present. her kids use the internet, again housekeeping i have done. the computer is still sooooo slow. any ideas where what i could start off with?
thanks for your replies.

Answer:help most common problems why my machine is running slow?

Warez monster will know he has a huge list of all this software to download (he'll be on soon no doubt), i cant remember it though. Have you got any firewalls other than the windows one? Have you got any Antivirus software? You should have these things as well as antispyware.

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5 year old XP machine. Recently boots very slowly. suspect alot of unecessary apps loaded at start up or possible infection???

Ran defogger

Ran dss (log atttahed below)

Ran rootkit unhooker (log attached below)

Assesment and help greatly appreciated!

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.5.0_12
Run by Rob at 19:22:47 on 2011-09-13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3582.2463 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled*
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ngvpnmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
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Answer:XP machine clogged with junk??? running slow

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!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.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.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for... Read more

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I am having a problem with my dell computer in that it is
running slow and I think there is a virus on it. I am running
windows XP and the free version of avast. last night I was
getting the avast red box that states that it blocked a URL. I
scheduled a boot scan of avast and started it before I went to
bed. Now, when I am working on my machine, I am ot
gettting any red boxes. I am not sure if the scan removed the
virus or not. I have run the three programs that I am
supposed to run and will post the information.
 

Answer:windows xp machine running slow and possibly have a virus

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Hey Guys,

I have just built a new comp with following Specs:

AMD Athlon 64 3200+
ASUS A8N-SLI
Gigabyte 6600LE 256mb Video Card
2 X 512mb DDR400 (Elixir/Generic)
Seagate 8m SATA 200GB
16x LG Dual Layer DVD-RW Drive
Sony 1.44 Floppy Disk Drive

(some guys helped me make my decision through my previous post: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/455516-buying-new-comp-help-please.html)

We had this baby built 2 weeks ago but are having MAJOR issues with installing and running windows XP.

It has taken about 4 hrs to do a fresh new install of Windows XP Pro Corp. SP2...is this the normal time frame, i have been told it should take about an hour.

After the lengthy install, we thought it would be smooth sailing ahead (im learning that there is no such thing when building your first comp) =(

When running windows it is abnormally slow compared to my old dinosaur that only has 256ram and an even older cpu.

Windows takes forever to load/shutdown, ages to open/close programs and when scrolling down pages, the images scroll choppily and slowly. I checked my cpu usage, and it strangely stated it was using about 70-90%.

Does anyone know what the problem may be? Would this be a hardware or software problem

Any help would be great guys, not being able to use a brand new computer sux! =(

Thanks
 

Answer:Install Of Windows XP on new machine is running so slow!! Helpppppp :(

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I believe my computer is infected by a virus (or multiple) and don't know where start. The processor is maxing out for extended periods of time and it has locked up and crashed when running Internet Explorer. Some computer basics: Dell Latitude D820 Intel Core2 CPU [email protected] 2.33Ghz4 GB RamVista Ultimate SP1 32 Bit OSNot sure what else you need to get started, so let me know and I will get what you need.Thanks, CavittUPDATE:I found a file (6.0.6002.18005_001c11ba_blobs.bin) on my computer that when I Google it it seems to be a result of malware or a virus.

Answer:Vista machine maxing processor and running extremely slow

Welcome to BCThe process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free version and save it to your desktop.NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finishe... Read more

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I am having problems with my Laptop. I am running Windows 7 ultimate with service pack 1 - 32 bit. I ran HiJackThis and have posted the log below. I'm not sure what to look for to be honest, so any advice with someone with a 'trained-eye' would be really helpful and apprereciated!
 
I ran Malawarebytes and it found  PUP.Optional.MyStartTB.A which I quarantined; but its still slow on the browsers IE11 and Chrome, also PC generally sluggish.
 
Any help would be much appreciated many thanks!
 
Michael
 
Nottingham - UK
 
Log:
 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 15:39:32, on 12/08/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17207)
 
 
Boot mode: Normal
 
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2014\avgui.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\Update\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Windows\System32\regsvr32.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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Answer:My machine is running slow/sluggish; logs posted; is it a malaware problem?

Hello radioman4949,my name is Jo and I will help you with your computer problems.Please follow these guidelines:Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient.Read and follow the instructions in the sequence they are posted.print or copy & save instructions.back up all your private data / important files on another (external) drive before using our tools.Do not install / uninstall any applications, unless otherwise instructed.Use only that tools you have been instructed to use.Copy and Paste the log files inside your post, unless otherwise instructed.Ask for clarification, if you have any questions. Stay with this topic til you get the all clean post.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.It is important for you to check your topic at least once a day for a reply. You cannot rely on the e-mail notification system to inform you of new replies as it is not completely reliable.***1. Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.Vista / Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.***2. Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it.Vista / Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.Make sure ... Read more

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I have tried to go through all of the steps listed for a computer running slow and for the Malware removal but I'm having no luck. I have a fairly new Windows Vista machine that runs with 80% or more CPU usage even just after startup.

It is impossible to use some programs that we really need to use on this machine (like AutoCad) and the others are just so slow that we avoid this computer.

I have two other computers both running Windows XP that are much faster but this is the newest computer and it's very frustrating not to be able to use it. Maybe I need more RAM or something like that but not being a computer whiz I don't know what to do now.

ANY help you could provide would be GREATLY appreciated.

Here is my DSS log (I'm not sure why but this file C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt does not exist).

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by HotMomma on 2008-05-26 19:42:00
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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Total Physical Memory: 1014 MiB (1024 MiB recommended).


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

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:43:18 PM, on 5/26/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
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Answer:Windows Vista machine running painfully slow and has high CPU usage

Bumping original post

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1. I have a Dell Pentium 4 2.8Ghz PC (with 1GB RAM) - Windows XP.
2. I have a Dell Dual Core 2.1Ghz laptop (with 4GB RAM) - Vista.

Why am I finding that 1 is faster than 2?

I'm not sure if it's for everything - but certanly for some things I've noticed.

1: OK, sometimes takes longer to load many applications all at once - I put that down to RAM.

I have an Excel sheet that runs a Macro. Heck it's nothing extra complex, but does take 10 seconds or so to run.

1: will do this is 10 seonds.
2: will do this in 20+ seconds.

Photoshop: my laptop hates it!
It likes to take its time when loading big images.

The same big image will load in my PC as qucik as a Flash!

I was lead to believe that 'Centrino' meant that even if the speed is lower: 1.6Ghz = much more than 2.8Ghz for a P4.

What am I missing here?

Should I just go back to buying P4's???

(I would add though that when running CPU intensive video editing operation: my whole CPU is not consumed by the process and I seem to be able to other work freely at the same time. Just thought I'd mention it!)

Thanks.
OM
 

Answer:P4 2.8Ghz faster than Dual Core 2.1Ghz - why?

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Hey all. I just recently purchased a laptop with Windows 8 and wanted to set up a VM of Windows 7 on it. I have never worked with VM's before and I'm ready to get it going. Could anyone provide any help as to how to do it. Thanks!!!

Answer:Windows 8 Machine Running Windows 7 Virtual Machine

Hi there,

For beginners I recommend VMware Player:
VMware Player: Run Windows 8, Chrome OS on a Virtual PC
It's free.

You can also find it on filehippo for example.
The install process is easy to follow and the VM's work nicely.

There are other visualization products out there but this on is best to get started with.

Good luck

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I have included my PC config in the image. My problem is that I bought this machine on the basis of it being a gaming machine (I paid ?330). With the RAM and processor I can't really see why I can't play games at least at medium spec (I almost always have to play them at the lowest graphical settings...which sort of sucks) and some games become distorted and won't play at all really... I know different games come with different demands from the machine but it just seems like every game (unless its ancient) seems to have serious problems performance-wise...GTA4 ran very choppy, slowing right down then running suddenly over the normal speed for a few seconds before slowing down again. The characters in the cut-scenes usually don't have heads either... just eyes and teeth (which admittedly was hilarious but still...)The other game I had problems with was The Witcher (1 and worse so with 2). Just generally terrible performance and delayed reactions in almost every element of the game.If any of you out there know how I could improve anything (even if it includes binning the thing lol) then I would be very appreciative. Was I ripped off? The motherboard does not have additional slots to SLI another card, so would a better graphics card be the answer??Sorry if this type of question is on here somewhere and answered I looked but couldn't see anything related to it really.[recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Fast,powerful machine on a budget!?

Could you please post the full specs of your PC using speccy: http://www.piriform.com/speccyWe also do not support PCs running pirated copies of Windows, while you are upgrading it, buy a legitimate licence for Windows.  I can tell this by the fact you are running Windows 7 Enterprise which is not legally available to end users.  Running a pirated OS can also cause all sorts of problems.  If the machine came with this copy of Windows preinstalled then you have been ripped off and should report the person who sold it to you to Trading Standards.

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anyone know any really good tips on how to make xp really fast and efficient? I checked out all the tweaking sites I could but I am not satisfied. I think there is more that can be done...

Answer:Making xp a lean (fast) machine

You tried the essential optimization tweak guide companion? The guide about covers it.

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Machine was "running slow". Sony VAIO VPCEB36GM x64 stock from Best Buy. Given to me by a friend to "look at and clean up".
Removed junk programs, adware, etc, found no actual AV installed, Mcafee Security scan was installed thanks to flashplayer update, Microsoft Security Essentials was installed but broken. Removed all of those for AVG Free to get things going again. I am more familiar with AVG. Sony VAIO Messenger didn't uninstall very well and now have a delayed warning popup on boot to deal with about some file missing ugh. M$ and bloatware is such a pain.
Machine seems better and is not "really" slow but I am seeing 90+ processes running at idle and the cursor pointer changes to the spinning circle every few seconds while just idling at the desktop as if there is some disk accessing going on.
 

Answer:Machine "running Slow" - Cleaned - Review Logs Please

C:\Program Files (x86)\unisalesu <<< Delete this.
Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Seven, right-mouse click it and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Attach JRT.txt to your next message.

Not seeing anything else to do.
 

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hello..im new and i mostly read here on the forum but i think im ready for a pc upgrade ..this is what i have now.. atx case with 450wat powder supple, a socket 478 motherboard, 3gig hyperthread cpu. 1025gig ram and a 128meg radeon 9200 ati video card..im kinda a ebay freak so i thought i would buy a motherboard and cpu, new ram and a new video card.. i like to play games and surf the web so im looking to build somthing fast . could you guys help me get started with a combo from ebay that will get me running faster...thanks
 

Answer:Building a fast machine from ebay parts

hddave1 said:



hello..im new and i mostly read here on the forum but i think im ready for a pc upgrade ..this is what i have now.. atx case with 450wat powder supple, a socket 478 motherboard, 3gig hyperthread cpu. 1025gig ram and a 128meg radeon 9200 ati video card..im kinda a ebay freak so i thought i would buy a motherboard and cpu, new ram and a new video card.. i like to play games and surf the web so im looking to build somthing fast . could you guys help me get started with a combo from ebay that will get me running faster...thanksClick to expand...


i just went thru something very simular to what you did,
same socket mobo, only 2.4ghz cpu and a slightly better gpu.
so i wanted an upgrade, well, what i found out is, when it comes to computer parts, newegg > ebay. i purchased a mobo on ebay, it didnt work, cant ship it back for a refund, so i was forced to purchase another (from newegg this time)

newegg is one of the cheapest well known pc suppliers out there, i think i spent about 700 bucks with them in the last month.

tigerdirect is also decent if you live on the east coast or near the east.

but with ebay, you just dont get the customer support like you would at newegg or tigerdirect.

i learned this the hard way, and i too like to use ebay, but not for pc parts anymore.

edit: also check frys.com every now and then, they run some killer "3" day sales. thats where i got my hard drive, it was half off.
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Last August i built a pretty good computer and it was working great until i upped the ram for 4 to 8 gigs. I reformatted and now it is soooooo slow. I have d/led all of the updates and installed all the drivers. I just cant for the life of me figure out why adding an extra 4 gigs of ram would cause a super fast, responsive system, to become sluggish and unresponsive.

specs - original
q6600
GIGABYTE GA-P35C
OCZ Vista upgrade 4 gigs ddr2 800
Geforce 8800 gts 640
500 gig h/d
Vista 64

the extra ram
OCZ Vista Upgrade 4GB ddr2 800

So i bought the same RAM and installed it. I did the mem check within vista and it reports that there are no problems. Any ideas on what is causing the monster slow down in my computer??
 

Answer:Sluggish Vista Perfomance on a Fast Machine

4x2GB is slow. Seen other post on it before too. Drop it back down to 4gb and see how it performs, if you have 4x1GB.
 

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Please ask I bought my Dell insprion 3148 34014G50W8T silver t in a world of mobile sites: siieu of 1Ttr?n hung DAO-P Us Long-Long Xuyen CITY in An Giang
your purchase on 20/11/2014 and warranty problems on 23/12/2014 of JLT3011412000894 warranty-so only near 1, broken machines, creating psychologically depressed because ever used over the life of the machine (Vaio, Hp, Asus) has not yet been broken machines as fast as this case Please be asked

1/-THERE was a NEW MACHINE?
2/-AFTER HOW OFTEN MACHINE MALFUNCTIONED, right?
 

Answer:WHY ? -DELL INSPIRON 3148-VERY FAST MACHINE DAMAGE !

Hi NGOSAN,
Sorry for the delayed response. This is an English based support. I see that you are facing issues with the system. You can contact Dell Vietnam Support at 1800545455 Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm.

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Is it possible to build a comparable PC that has boot up and shut down times as available with lenovo?

In this article, it says Enhanced Experience is only available with lenovo/microsoft...

http://www.lenovo.com/news/us/en/2009/09/Windows7-debut.html
 

Answer:Building a Lenovo-like fast-bootable Windows 7 machine?

It's all about the mobo chief. Find one that advertises quick boots. You may also have to disable all of the splash screens.
 

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I want to move files from a Windows 2000 machine to an XP machine, this is what I have so far:In the batch file:@echo offclsc:cd \MailSpamftp -i -n -s:C:\batch\getspamftp.txt:EndIn the text file:open X.X.X.Xuser administrator xxxxxxxD:cd Mail\spool\spammget *.smdmdel *.smdquit

Answer:write a batch file to move files from a windows 2000 machine to an XP machine

Have you considered using the Files and settings transfer wizard ? ?

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How to block internet access to local machine users. The machine is in under domain control.

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We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.

Answer:Vista Machine unable to print to Printer attached to 98 machine thru parallel port

Originally Posted by savikalra


We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.



Have you installed the printer drivers on the Vista machines.?

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I have spend the last 10 stupid days, all of which were stupid, trying to analyze what happened.
I thought it was a corrupted windows file. As it turns out, and I have examined my boot log file which I created, this file is a new virus, hxxp://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_157111.htm
which was detected by Mcafee on 5/20/09. I have just updated my .dat file for my virus scan and I'm now scanning, again..... all 370,000 files on my seagate hard drive. This first time I ran the scan, there were about 24 files which were quaranteened. I'm not sure where they are placed.

My machine will not boot. Here is the boot log from ntbtlog.txt:

Service Pack 210 30 2005 12:13:01.375
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\KDCOM.DLL
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\BOOTVID.dll
Loaded driver ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver PCI.sys
Loaded driver isapnp.sys
Loaded driver PCIIde.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver MountMgr.sys
Loaded driver Ftdisk.sys
Loaded driver dmload.sys
Loaded driver dmio.sys
Loaded driver Fdc.sys
Loaded driver PartMgr.sys
Loaded driver VolSnap.sys
Loaded driver atapi.sys
Loaded driver cercsr6.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\SCSIPORT.SYS
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Answer:Machine will not boot- black screen with which mouse- PCIDump.sys virus has clobbered my machine..

Questions:
1. What version of Windows are you using?
2. What anti virus are you using? I see you mention McAfee but only in that they detected it (unless you're saying that YOUR McAfee scanner found it).
3. Have you tried booting into safe mode?
4. If its a virus, you know you were infected. Is there a way for you to scan that drive for spyware? (either hook it up in another computer, hook it up as an external drive to another computer, or create a boot disk with spyware scanning on it such as UBCD)

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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically www.dilbert.com and www.advantiscu.org. They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe too is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just fine...no problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore point...no help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Ron

Answer:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine

Please see the responses to your thread in TSF Vista Support.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...orks-fine.html

Please do not create duplicate threads in the future. Thank you.

This thread closed.

jcgriff2

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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically www.dilbert.com and www.advantiscu.org. They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe to is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just fine...no problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore point...no help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Ron

Answer:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine

Hi,

Disable UAC (User Account Control) and check out if the pages display ok.

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Ok,
Last night I just got my brand new Athlon XP 1500. Anway It's running WindowsXP. I have been trying all morning to connect it to my old laptop (running Windows 98) using Direct Cable Connection. The AthlonXP is the Host and the Laptop is the Guest. I can get both computers connected fine, BUT when I try to get the Laptop to view the AthlonXPs files it asks me for the name of the AthlonXP as well as a password. I type in the name of the PC (there is no password). I try clicking ok, but it tells me the passoword is incorrect. There is no passwords setup on the AthlonXP at all! Please help. Thanks.
 

Answer:Connecting a WindowsXP machine to a Windows98 machine via Direct Cable Connection

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P)

Ok..so this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?

:S

Thanx all!!

Answer:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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Can I copy the data of remote desktop to my Local machine. If No Why ?
Pls suggest.
 

Answer:Remotely Accessed Machine's Data can be Copied to Local Machine.

Click Start | Help and Support
Search on:
Cutting and pasting to and from a remote session
and
Accessing local files and folders in a remote session
 

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I don't get it, all was great. This morning I was copying and pasting a movie file from folder to folder and instead of 50 seconds I get 9 minutes. Plus while it's in the paste mode the machine slows up and task manager isn't responding
 

Answer:Solved: machine was fine but copying and pasting freezes the machine

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Hey Everyone,

Today, I rebooted my machine and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. I installed all my apps etc and then tried to access onedrive and it gave me a sign in screen. I put in my correct information and it won't let me sign in at all. It gets stuck saying signing in. Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

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Ok, so here goes...Although I'm an avid viewer of many forums, I typically refrain from posting so please bear with me. 
 
First, I am extremely hoping that all of my problems can be resolved through Software tweaking and fixes, and secondly must let you all know that I have absolutely no idea wtf I am doing.  And Thirdly, have up until now had my technical issues resolved by my father or my significant other neither of which are viable to me, therefore I am coming here asking for assistance because I have been brought to my knees by a realm far beyond my own level of ascertained knowledge...
 
I do not know how much of my problems, or if any, are Malware, Adware, Spyware, &/or Virus related but appreciate all help and will repost in the appropriate sub-forums with pertinent information Just let me know what and where...currently I am unsure as to which that may be related to because of the plethora of ills befalling this machine...
 
I recently purchased a new computer from Newegg and received, what I thought at that point in time was, a faulty machine with some issues concerning the Internet components.  I took said machine to Best Buy to get looked over by Geek Squad...they confirmed my suspicions saying that the wireless components were faulty and that I should RMA the computer.... 
I did so and received another 'New' computer from said company.
The box had 2 storage stickers on it...not a new machine a... Read more

Answer:Rma'd Replacement Machine has more issues than the Initial Machine received...:(

Ok, let's see if there is malware..If you can run these.Everything is free.MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwClea... Read more

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I am trying to help a friend get her new Win-7 machine set up. I used the printer set-up wizard to install a networked printer in the new machine with absolutely no problem. Proved it would print from that machine.

Now, I get a call informing me that her old XP machine, which had been printing to the network printer with no problems, will no longer print. Documents go into the print queue, but they don't get printed. No error messages show up. I did some messing around via remote access, and finally removed the printer with the intention of reinstalling it. Scanning for network printers turned up several redundant instances of the same printer with different names. Some are identified as "invalid" some a "access denied". Bottom line. I can't get any of the selections to install.

On the Win-7 machine I did find a window that indicated that the printer is designated as being shared, but I didn't explicitly set it for sharing when I installed it. Also, I somehow got to a window that told me that for printers that were to be shared with other versions of windows I could optionally install drivers to support such machines. Didn't have the driver disk handy and took the window down. Now I can't even find it again.

I need some help in sorting this all out. Part of the problem is that out there in "network land" there are redundant remnants of previous installations that are being remembered inappropriately. I'd really li... Read more

Answer:Installed network printer on W7 machine, now XP machine won't print to it

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Im running Vista Ultimate x64 on my main computer which has a Dell 1710n laser printer and HP PSC2175 AIO Printer attached to it. I have tried sharing the printers out to my XP machine, it sees it but i keep getting an error message that it can't find the proper driver and to contact the system adminstrator. I have downloaded the XP drivers for the Dell 1710n and tried to manually install the driver when it asks on my XP computer but i keep getting the same message. What do i do to get this to work?
 

Answer:Problems sharing Printer on Vistax64 Machine to XP machine

You can't get either printer to work? Have you also tried manually downloading the XP drivers for the HP?
 

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My problem seems to be the opposite of most people's - I added a Windows 7 laptop to my previously all-XP network without any trouble, simply enrolling the new machine in the existing Workgroup, and everything works fine.

Except for just one snag: from my XP machine I can see every single file on the Windows 7 machine, which raises privacy issues even within a family!

How do I stop this happening, and revert back to the situation I had before, where machines on the network could only see each other's shared folders?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

Answer:How do I stop my XP machine seeing every file on networked Windows 7 machine?

Well, a rough and dirty security fix would be to make sure that "Password Protected Sharing" in the Network and Sharing Center is set to "On." That way the files will be safe but still visible.

Are you logging into w7 with a password?

Create an account below Administrator level with a password and use that.

Theoretically w7 should not allow a drive to be shared, so check all the folders that show the "Share" symbol and set the Share to "Not Shared".

Dave
 

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I have a new Gateway Vista 64 machine for my office . The old HP Pavillion Pentium 4 with XP 32(?)is networked in other room Here's my setup:
Ethernet network with a new wireless Netgear router (yes,it has places to plug in the ethernet cords).
-HP Laserjet 1200 printer is plugged directly into the Vista 64 machine.
The XP Unit is on the network.
I can see and share files between the machines just fine but I get an error when choosing the networked printer in "add printer" when setting up XP unit.
(Print sharing is turned on on Vista Machine).
I choose the networked printer found on Gateway, it says that it will install drivers onto my machine to make things work, I click ok and it says that server for my printer has the wrong driver installed, would I like to find right driver? Clk yes. It looks for a VSFILE\XP but can't find it. It tells me to manually find the file but I can't find that file on HP site or any of my discs. I've uninstalled and reinstalled original drivers onto the XP machine (PCL6) and downloaded a Universal PCL5 printer file. None correct the problem. Vista automatically loaded the printer drivers when I turned on the power. It has a PCL5 file. The 1200 printer works fine when printing from Gateway machine. Vista will only let me use the drivers already installed in the machine. When I try to manually try to install drivers downloaded from HP for an XP on the the vista then it balks and says they were not created for an X6... Read more

Answer:Solved: XP machine can't print on networked Vista Machine

I ended up hiring someone to solve this mess. He just created local ports on each machine that directs the pre-downloaded, local driver, to the printers. Worked just fine. Start, Run, //"name of network" to see if printers can be seen on the network 1st.
 

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Hey Everyone,

Today, I rebooted my machine and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. I installed all my apps etc and then tried to access onedrive and it gave me a sign in screen. I put in my correct information and it won't let me sign in at all. It gets stuck saying signing in. Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

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My old E-machine power supply died so I purchased a COMPAQ SR1834nx. There is room for additional drives. When I installed the drive from my old machine it wouldn't boot up. What do I need to do to install my old drive?
 

Answer:Installing 2nd hard drive from old machine into new machine

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Situation: Win 8 Lenovo laptop is borked - necessitating reinstalling the OS - decided to ditch Win 8 (hatedit) to go with something that works, i.e. Win 7 Pro. The laptop uses UEFI.

Steps, as I understand them: please correct any errors.

Having removed laptop HDD and confirmed it is working and wiped it using my desktop, reinstalled.

Connect USB media into Desktop and format it for FAT32,
Copy Win 7 Pro 64 disk onto USB
Insert USB into laptop, boot and install from USB

Anything I am missing?
 

Answer:Installing Win 7 Pro onto a UEFI Machine (formerly Win 8 machine) - Check me, pls.

Download the Windows USB tool here.

This will load the iso of win7 to a usb pen and make it bootable for the installation.
 

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So yeah I just got my xp machine up and running and I decided to try and set up file and printer sharing however once I installed it in xp I accidently uninstalled it and now I can't seem to reinstall it. If someone could walk me through the steps on how to fix this I would really appreciate it
 
So after screwing around with a few things and like I said before accidently uninstalled microsoft file and printer sharing from the network apdater it seems I am missing the server service.

Answer:How do I share files between my xp machine and my windows 7 machine?

http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/windowsnetworkin1/ht/client4msnet.htmDo similarly for file and printer sharing.Oh and why 2 threads?

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Hi,

I've searched and can't seem to find an answer for this: is it possible to move a virtual machine in Oracle's VirtualBox to a physical machine?

Thanks

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Hi,
I am having trouble connecting from an XP (Home) desktop machine to a Win 7 (Home Premium) laptop to share files.
I have read and followed a lot of posts to no avail.
specifically I have followed the advice in "How to make Windows 7 work with older Windows versions for networking and file sharing"

- both machines are in the same workgroup
- there is no trouble going from Win 7 to the XP box
- on win 7 the network is defined as a 'Work' network
- firewalls are disabled on both boxes
- Advanced Network settings
- Network discovery in ON
- File and Printer Sharing is ON
- Public folder sharing is ON
- password protected sharing is OFF
- Allow Windows to manage Homegroup connections
- the shared folder in Win 7 says its shared (its not in the public tree)
- On folder Advanced setting decurity, 'Everyone' has been added 
- On folder Advanced setting sharing it says "People without a user account and password for this computer can access folders shared with everyone"

The XP box is using XP Home which can only use 'Simple File Sharing'.
On the XP box the win7 machine appears in the Network list under the workgroup.
If I click on the machine I get a login prompt!
Attempting to map a drive to the win7 box the same network is shown browsing to the win7 machine does not list any of the shares. (it also does not ask for a login)

Interestingly if I go back to the network and enter the userid / password then I can see the shares... Read more

Answer:XP machine can't see file shares from Win7 machine

From you r 1st post I noticed:
'Public folder sharing is ON
Password protected sharing is OFF'

That would need to be reversed or better yet just read this...

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/8f21d25d-8189-48e7-8d7f-d6211ac63d31

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Here's a strange issue--at least I think it's strange. I have an old application that I've had since I had Win XP. I'm not sure but I think I had it even on Win 98. Even though it's an old app I was able to install and run in on Vista and Windows 7. I now have the pre-release Win 8 installed on VMware Player and I was wondering if it would run in Win 8. So I opened Win 8 and put in the CD, clicked on the setup.exe file and it installed--or so it seemed. It always installed a short cut on my desk top before. So I looked and didn't see it. It was supposed to have installed in a particular folder, but I couldn't find it. I then installed it again and chose to put a short cut on the desk top. But, it wasn't there. The bottom line is that even though I had Win 8 open in the guest, I discovered that it actually instaledl on Win 7--on the host machine even though I installed it while the guest machine was open. Has anyone seen anything like that before? I suppose it happened because it was such an old app.

Answer:App installed on host machine while in guest machine

When you put the cd into your drive, it fired the autoplay on your host machine and not within your Windows 8 VM. It installed on your Windows 7 host machine. If you had been in the VM, and launched the setup from within the VM, it would not have installed on your host machine. PERIOD.

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I am building a new office machine which I would like to stick windows 7 onto. I also have an old Dell which came with windows XP on it. Can I use the XP key from that in order to use the windows 7 upgrade version?
 

Answer:Upgrade from old Dell XP machine to new Windows 7 Machine

You cannot use the key with the upgrade. You have to actually allow 7 to see the XP installation first. Then you do a custom install (clean). Just finally upgraded myself.
There are soem other work arounds for this. Just google it.
 

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We have a few windows machines in the home group. I just started using lubuntu and want to have in the network so we can share the files. The windows machines show up , but not the lubuntu. How do I find it?
 

Answer:how do access a linux machine from a windows machine

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Hi.

I have a network problem. My windows 7 machine is not detecting win xp machine whereas win xp machine is detecting win 7 machine.
They are in the same workgroup named Home. And the networking system is set to work. I have left the homegroup I was previously in. I enabled file sharing for devices that use 40 bit and 50 bit encryption.
On XP I have enabled NetBios over TCP/IP.
File sharing is enabled on both computers.
I think it's something obvious as both instalations on different computers are really fresh and both windows haven't been tampered with.

Thank you for your assistance.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 machine does not detect win xp machine

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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

Answer:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

Answer:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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My brother just built a Windows 7 machine, and we are trying to connect it to his old Windows XP Pro machine via crossover cable to transfer over his files, but nothing I have tried has worked. I have them both in the same workgroup, I have followed all the guides I have been able to find online, and I still can't get the machines to recognize one another. What do I need to do? If someone could give me a walkthrough, I'd really appreciate it. This is my first time using Windows 7, so I'm not familiar with anything.
 

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Hi all, I need to do the following: I have a driver installed in one machine (Sdo Sensor V2 version 10.0.10240.16384, Microsoft) that I need to install in another machine. Is there a way to extract the driver from machine 1 and install it in machine 2? I know that there are 3rd party tools that do this, any recommendation? Thanks
P.D.:The reason I want to do this is that I can't find these drivers anywhere on the web, not even in Dell's Support site

Answer:Extract driver from machine 1 and install it in machine 2?

on machine 1

Make a D:\DRIVERS folder

from cmd prompt type..

Dism /online /Export-Driver /Destination:D:\Drivers

on machine 2
point device manager to the D:\drivers folder to load the drver

change BOLD text to suit your needs

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I have basically two questions.
1) does anyone know if Aloha Bob's PC Relocator Ultra can work with Vista?

2) Is anyone aware of anyproducts, preferably shareware or freeware that can migrate both data/settings and programs from Win98 to Vista Home Premium?

Thanks

Answer:Moving from a Win98 machine to a Vista Machine

I don't imagine there are any software apps with that feature - any of them new enough to work with Vista would likely not bother with Win98. Data won't be hard to migrate, but I don't imagine Win98 programs would work the same on Vista... You will probably have to reinstall the programs - if they are compatible. (My CD burning software, for example, was compatible with XP but caused the PC to not boot when I tried to install it on Vista) Settings are probably going to be a lot different on Vista vs. Win98...

Here are some links on the subject:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/d.../bb309393.aspx

http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window....mspx?mfr=true

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I,m new to this development and deployment and am running into a strange problem. I developed an ACCESS db on a laptop. Everything seems ok, it works. I used the Package Wizard and created an installation package. When I installed it on another machine I am now getting errors in the deployment machine that I do not get in the development machine. I seems to be coding issues. Can't load data into field for example.

Why would I get these on the deployment machine and not the development machine? Am I unaware of some way to test the code in the deployment machine? Otherwise how do I solve the problem if I can't deplicate the error in the development machine where I can stop the code and see the problem. I feel like I am missing some trick or secret.

Thanks
 

Answer:Errors in deployment machine not in development machine

Once it is deployed you need to run the connection command on the client to connect to the back end database. Are you using SQL server or all Access for the back end?
 

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I can copy and paste only text and screenshots.

Answer:RDP: 10 Local Machine - XP Remote Machine Problem

Are both rdp same version or you will have problems update rdp

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Greetings;

My wife works at a fitness club and they recently had to replace the office XP machine and purchased a new one with Vista, They had the two machince networked together before one at the front counter and the other in the office, I can not get the new Vista machine networked at all I have searched the internet looking for answers and have tried a few things but have had no success what so ever. Is there anyone willing to help or is there a step by step website that might have good information on this subject. I have the workgroups the same on each machine. I'm lost please help

Smitty
 

Answer:Network trouble Vista Machine To XP Machine

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imediately after clicking on shutdown with an update ready to install, on shutting down, i got the blue screen, machine-check-exception, uncorrectable hardware error, technical information ***stop:0x00000124 (0x00000000, 0x81FD6028, 0xB6200047, 0x0102010A) or***stop:0x0000009C (0x00000003, 0x8196AF0D, 0xB6200007, 0x0002010A

Answer:machine-check-exception on vista 32 machine

It would appear the 0x0000124 is related to the PCI Express Bus, ie Graphics card Driver or Chipset Software, possibly BIOS conflict.Therefore I would update drivers:a) Chipset Softwareb) PCIe Graphics Card Driver if you have a Graphics Card

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I have an old computer with 2 drives running on it, the C is a little wonky and only starts with XP cd installed under R support to get a C: in DOS. Can I use a printer cable to hook these 2 machines together to get a few files off the D: drive on the old machine from an XP machine? A network cable does not seem to work, I can't see the old machine in the DOS prompt.
Thanks for any help or pointers, and am not sure which forum was correct for this question.

Answer:[SOLVED] Copying data from one machine to an XP machine

hi shamal,

have you tried BARTPE? create an XP live CD using the bart pe builder and you can boot from CD drive of the machine where your wonky hard drive is. from there you can access your C: drive and copy your files on to another computer on the network or on to a USB device.

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Any advice on how to do this? I have file sharing enabled on both computers. When I view computers and devices from my vista machine, I see my XP machine, but it is showing up as a media device. When I click on it, windows media player opens. It doesn't seem like it should do this since I am sharing more than just media files. In windows media player i get the error, "Before you can access files in this library, you first must have access to this library".

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Hey all, I just got an awesomely unexpected birthday present of a new emachine T2862 that has XP on it, saving me from having to scrape up the dough to replace my 5-year-old CompUSA Home Series refurb-p.o.s. Although I think I remember reading somewhere that emachines were not that good, but I believe it should at least be an improvement over the old one, being 5 times faster and with 5 times bigger hard drive! Expecially considering I'm just about broke financially.

I haven't even opened the box yet, I want to do my homework first on what I need to do... I want to transfer a lot of files from my old computer to the new one. From what I've been reading here, it seems like my best bet is to get some kind of transfer cable -- exactly what kind, where can I get one, and about what will it cost? I've never hooked up 2 computers to each other before, and I don't know what's involved... if it helps, this old thing is running Windows 98, and what I want to transfer is:

1) my music - mostly copied off of CDs and stored in windows media player playlists, I don't want to have to re-copy them b/c the reason I copied them to the computer is some of the CDs had been played so much they were getting warped/scratched etc, besides it's time-consuming - I know copying from one computer to the other doesn't save much time, but it would save me from having to keep sticking in the next CD, doing the copy, and then having to re-type in the library i... Read more

Answer:Solved: cable transfer from 98 machine to new XP machine

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From my XP machine I can ping the X61 Vista system but cannot see any shared drives. Vista system has no trouble seeing shared drives on the XP machine. Network discovery has been enabled. Any ideas appreciated.

Answer:X61 Vista machine drives not visible from XP machine.

Did you change the network to private network on Vista? Shared folder will not be visible under public network.

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Hi,
I've checked here and on a couple of other places; many people seem to have similar problems but not similar enough that I've been able to solve it.

I have a HOME workgroup on my Vista machine that is connected to the printer I want to share. I have made HOME the workgroup on my W7 laptop. The Vista machine is able to access folders on the W7 and the W7 "sees" the Vista machine... the network map on W7 shows a "dotted" line from W7 - Vista but when I try to connect from W7 to Vista it will not accept a logon. I have tried using my normal Vista machine User Name and password and even tried creating a new one just for this connection but Windows Security always says "Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password".

One of the other sites suggested that Client for Microsoft Networks needed to be installed on the W7 laptop but when I checked the properties for the W7 NIC there was no Install option... does W7 need Client for Microsoft Networks?

All settings on the Vista Sharing and Discovery are on.

TIA

Answer:Windows 7 machine cannot connect to Vista machine

I finally figured out that it was Vista machine firewall (AT&T Internet Security Suite by MacAfee) that was blocking the W7 machine from accessing the Vista machine.

After I checked the box in Port and System Services to allow RDP access, I was able to access both the Vista computer and its attached printer from the W7 machine.

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Bascially the title says itself i do not know what to do and im pretty sure you guys have some good ideas or just experience in what to do. Should i send a screenshot first or?

Answer:Big problem Computer is running fast then slow then fast

What are you doing when this happens? What are your system specs? And by fast and slow do you mean running normal and then lagging at times?

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Hello, My partners machine is a Pentium 4 HT with 4 gig ram.When using the machine sometimes it takes an age to load up a browser and search for things,.SOmetimes she has to reboot the machine as it appears to have frozen and died.When comparing her Running processes ( taskmanager ) she has so much more than i do ) so i am wondering if shes infected somehow,Below is a paste of the hijackthis log. Kind regards for any assistance.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 16:23:31, on 17/10/2011Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.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\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardianSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Malwarebytes... Read more

Answer:Machine running at 90% CPU

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:Link 1Link 2* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopDisable your Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools
Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
Some Rookit infection may damage your boot sector. The Windows Recovery Console may be needed to restore it. Do not bypass this installation. You may regret it.**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedur... Read more

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I've been trying to get an e-Machine running for a friend for weeks.Recently he bought re-install disks for his computer which are for Windows Vista Home Basic.The CPU in Perfmon is showing it's running at 100%Is the CPU maybe dying?What might be wrong?Any ideas? Jeff Wohnsiedler

Answer:CPU is still running at 100% in e-Machine

Hello, Have you re-installed the chipset driver from eMachines download center?What model does he own exactly?Where did he buy the factory recovery media?

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I've been trying to get an e-Machine running for a friend for weeks.Recently he bought re-install disks for his computer which are for Windows Vista Home Basic.The CPU in Perfmon is showing it's running at 100%Is the CPU maybe dying?What might be wrong?Any ideas? Jeff Wohnsiedler

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xp pro toshiba laptop has slowed to a crawl. have run the gamut of virus scans, ad aware, spybot, and other attempts to find the issue... can someone take a look at the hijackthis log and see if anything is amiss there? much thanks!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:10:38 PM, on 4/26/2007
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\EzButton\CPATR10.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CePMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchPadNF\TPTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Drag'n Drop CD\BinFiles\DragDrop.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Max Registry Cleaner\MaxRCSystemTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1134083862\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\WPC11 Config Utility\WPC11Cfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\waol.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\shellmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Set... Read more

Answer:slow, slow, slow machine -hijackthis log {moved from security to xp forum}

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