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Question: Painfully slow printer

Hello,
I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my pc. I love it. All is fine but my printer. The software disk says it will work with windows os through xp. I tried to load it anyway. I get an error when I try to load it saying it cannot run command. The printer is an HP Photosmart C6180 all in one. It works with 7, but way too slow. It was real fast with XP Home. My system is a Pentium 4, 3.2 gig intel processor, 2 gigs ram, Nvidia Gforce 7200 graphics card. I have 160 gig hard drive. So far all is great except for the printer. Any help would be wonderful. Thanks,
John

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Answer: Painfully slow printer

Quote: Originally Posted by jsmoline


Hello,
I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my pc. I love it. All is fine but my printer. The software disk says it will work with windows os through xp. I tried to load it anyway. I get an error when I try to load it saying it cannot run command. The printer is an HP Photosmart C6180 all in one. It works with 7, but way too slow. It was real fast with XP Home. My system is a Pentium 4, 3.2 gig intel processor, 2 gigs ram, Nvidia Gforce 7200 graphics card. I have 160 gig hard drive. So far all is great except for the printer. Any help would be wonderful. Thanks,
John



Did you install the XP driver in compatibility mode? When you use an older driver you need to install it in compatibility mode. You do that be right clicking the installer>properties>compatibility>choose XP

Let us know if that helps

Ken

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I have a new printer -- HP Officejet 5510 all-in-one. I'm running Windows XP, Service Pack 2 on a Dell Dimension, a Pentium 4 with 512 Mb memory. The printer is connected via USB. It's slow. Painfully slow. Maybe 2 minutes to print one page of ordinary Word text. Pictures are impossible. I'm using the driver that came with the printer. I can't find any driver updates. When I send a page to the printer, it (the printer) makes "hardware" sounds like it's alligning every moving part. But to start printing? Takes forever. Any suggestions?


Thanks,

Chris
 

Answer:Painfully Slow Printer, HP 5510

ChrisInMd said:



I have a new printer -- HP Officejet 5510 all-in-one. I'm running Windows XP, Service Pack 2 on a Dell Dimension, a Pentium 4 with 512 Mb memory. The printer is connected via USB. It's slow. Painfully slow. Maybe 2 minutes to print one page of ordinary Word text. Pictures are impossible. I'm using the driver that came with the printer. I can't find any driver updates. When I send a page to the printer, it (the printer) makes "hardware" sounds like it's alligning every moving part. But to start printing? Takes forever. Any suggestions?


Thanks,

ChrisClick to expand...

Does the printer require usb 2.0?
Is your computer maybe usb 1?
If so, that can make a difference.
 

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It takes forever to pull up Interent Explorer... and still everything is very slow in terms of reaction time to my clicking/typing. If I leave my computer on overnight, it takes a few minutes it seems to "warm up" once I try to access an application.

Any suggestions? I know this is a vague description. Thanks.

My HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.1
Scan saved at 8:36:33 PM, on 8/19/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\SymProxySvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISSERV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\BRMFRSMG.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\IAMAPP.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\WinFax\WFXSWTCH.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wfxsnt40.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
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Anything look familiar?
 

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Good evening,
 
I've been having issues with all browsers since a recent re-install of Win 7 Ultimate.
 
I've never had browsing issues before, and recently installed a new MB & RAM because my adoring nephew decided he wanted to 'fix' my front panel USB sockets with a screwdriver. Bless his cotton socks, and he's still alive but managed to fry everything else.
 
Since my install I've painstakingly re-installed everything from before and sat through a couple of years worth of updates, yet my browsing capability is no where near what it used to be.
 
All graphics, videos, Ads, particularly in Face Book, BBC iPlayer, You Tube and miniclip are very slow to load - even general web page load up take 6-10 seconds to fill all the page images.
 
I've run countless AV's, Spybot, Stopzilla in standard and safe mode - installed firefox tweaks to load pages quicker, checked to make sure my drivers are up to date, but no avail.
 
Please could I call upon your expertise to help me return my browsing enjoyment back to normality?
 
Thanks & Best Regards,
Chris

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Hi there,
I am new here. I am also relatively new to Vista. I love XP SP2 but I got vista business with my new tablet (1GB RAM, T7250).
I have a huge problem with vista's explorer. When I use desktop search on XP and select a pdf file, it appears INSTANTLY in the preview - which is btw fully equipped adobe reader, so you can further search the file, copy from it etc.
Now in vista, when I click the file, my computer hangs for about 3 minutes, and then the file appears.
I hope this is not normal. What can be possibly wrong? I updated adobe reader but it didn't help.
So, why is it so slow? This makes the system useless for me.
Also, can I change the appearance of the reader in the preview pane so that it offers full interface, just like in XP?
Can anyone help me, please?
Thanks, skl
 

Answer:preview pane painfully SLOW SLOW SLOW

I'm not an expert, but 1GB is not a lot to be running Vista with.
Have you thought of upgrading with more RAM Memory?
I think i saw here recently that Vista can easily take up to 3GB of RAM Memory.
 

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I posted this about a week ago with no resolve. My wife is threatening ugly things if I don't get it right(lol). I'm running ME with512 ram, 933 Pentium, about 5G left on a 20G drive, & IE6.
The problem is page loading is very slow. Maybe 1/3 the usual time. Everything else works fine. It's very maddening!
I regularly run Adaware, Spybot, & Norton Anti Virus.
Please, please, please help!
Hoodman

Hijack log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:12:35 PM, on 7/20/2004
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TABLET.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON INTERNET SECURITY\NISSERV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON INTERNET SECURITY\NISUM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON INTERNET SECURITY\SYMPROXYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DEVLDR16.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON INTERNET SECURITY\IAMAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\MOUSEWARE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\ITOUCH\ITOUCH.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WACOM\TABUSERW.EXE
C:\PETE'S FOLDER\DOWNLOADS\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

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My PC (?) has suddenly gone very slow?. when i am on the internet the cursor has a eggtimer by it and the page takes a (long) while to load.Have done obvious things - Virus scan, spybot, adaware, defrag, empty cookies, empty temp files,.It was OK thursday. Friday pm was getting slower, Saturday even slower. win XP home, BT Basic BB (2mb) now download 559kbps upload 245kbps, Nothing has been changed (installed Etc) for this to happen. TIA Alan

Answer:Painfully Slow Web??

Does it only occur with Internet Explorer ? Try a speed test to see if your connection is actually slowing down click hereTry Firefox and see if browsing improves, in which case IE is to blame click hereOh, and which version of Windows are you using?

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Question: Painfully slow PC

I have my daughters old PC as a second one, it is an emachine with a 1.7 ghz intel celeron processor, 128 mb of ddr, running on XP home with a 40gb HDD.When I got it it was so slow and the HDD was continuously active so I replaced that with another 40gb one I had spare. Initially it was quite quick but since I have installed AVG and Zone alarm it is so slow you can cook and eat a meal whilst waiting for it to do something. It wasn't all that much better before i put Zone alarm on and even disabling it doesnt make much difference.Could this be the processor or would increasing the RAM to a reasonable size do the job??

Answer:Painfully slow PC

Increase the RAM.XP really needs at least 512mb to make it run ok.

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Question: painfully slow IE8

Believe it or not but it took my pc to load your website 12 minutes. The slowness started about six hours ago, all of a sudden. My system is running xp pro sp3 with the latest updates. I have mcafee total protection installed since christmas last. I have run a total scan with mcafee also with malwarebytes, and both found no issues. Please see my hjt log file below. Thank You in advance for your help. Larry

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:57:32 PM, on 4/22/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mcafee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mfevtps.exe
C:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mfefire.exe
C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\carboniteservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\CarboniteUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
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Hello gang, I hope someone can help. I haven't added any new programs recently, I keep my machine with all sorts of protective gear clean.
Thanks a lot for your help.
Here's my logfile:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:23:17, on 15.02.2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Programme\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Programme\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Programme\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Programme\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programme\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Programme\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
C:\Programme\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Programme\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Programme\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Programme\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\Programme\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Programme\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\imapi.exe
C:\Programme\Ja... Read more

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Question: Painfully slow...

Hi
I am hoping for some assistance, please. My mum's laptop is seizing up and hanging the longer she uses it. I am sure there are all sorts of rubbish programmes that are causing it to plod. Mum's laptop is a HP G62 intel i3 4GB running Windows 7.

Having tried to follow the instructions, I am stuck with HiJackThis. First of all, it gives an error message that my system has denied access to the Hosts file. If I OK this, it performs the scan but will not save a log file. Any ideas?

Otherwise, here's the DDS one and I've hopefully attached the attach one. Thank you so much!:

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by susan at 19:43:09 on 2012-03-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.3894.2400 [GMT 0:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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Question: painfully slow.

um. i left my computer unattended in a mad house for about 2 months, and since i returned home it's been running extremely slow. is there anything on here that's not supposed to be?
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:54:53 AM, on 7/5/2007
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\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1151721849\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\apdproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
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Hi
Over the last few weeks or so I've noticed my pc getting slower and slower until it's almost painful to do anything on it that doesn't take ages not only that my internet keeps disconnecting could they be related because they started happening about the same time.

I've got a Netgear DG843Gv3 router and haven't had any problems with it until now

Thanks
 

Answer:PC painfully slow please help

Is it the PC that is slow or your internet connection?
Please post a few specs and tell us what your anti-virus set up is.
 

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Question: painfully slow PC

Wondering if anyone can help me speed up my painfully slow Win7 PC?

Here's the link to my speccy snapshot: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/QjU5hUwtarUitEYj5oQXQJT

THANKS IN ADVANCE!!

Ryan

Answer:painfully slow PC

I would receomend definatly checking the page fill size... by default windows 7 sets it as automatically managed by system... if it is set to automatic then that is fine.. also youcould try disabling windows aero theme. also a disk optimizer / defragmenter would be good to run. you have a good video card , processor, and ram. so you just gota get the system to read the files and know were there are from the sounds of it ... also the thing i would recomend before you do anything ... is a check disk.. you go to start , click on my computer and right click ont he C: drive and go to properties. then go to the tools tab and schedule a disk check by checking both check marks .. then a disk check will be scheduled for the next time the machine will restart.

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Question: Painfully slow PC

I've run Adaware, windows defender and Spybot and all are clear but I'd be grateful if you would you have a look at my HJT log please as I'm sure there is still something wrong. Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:40:04, on 04/02/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
F:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.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\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\MediaDet.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LXSUPMON.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Answer:Painfully slow PC

Looks clean
 

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:15:28 AM, on 3/14/2008
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\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIBVA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIBVA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Napster\napster.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG311v3\wlancfg5.exe
C:\Program Files\Jordans Camera\Photags AutoDetect.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SSU.EXE
C:\Hijackthis\HiJackThis_v2.exe

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Question: Painfully slow ie

Following on from some great advice in these forums I offered to assist my friend with some Malware issues.1) I ran rkill to stop an XP antivirus Malware issue.2) I ran Malwarebytes successfully3) I've ran superantispyware successfully4) I've ran ccleaner successfully,5) I've installed AVG free6) Everything above up to date7) Deleted ie history, cookies, etc (whole 9 yards) I've also defragmented the hard drive.PC is running sweet now but ie is painfully slow to load initially, web pages open ok once we are up and running.I've loaded Firefox and it runs no problem, any further advice?Compaq AMD 512Mb RAM

Answer:Painfully slow ie

Try resetting IE? Tools>Internet Options>Advanced tab> Reset button. You will lose favourites and other settings.

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Question: Painfully slow

I am running Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit, and am having intermittent slowness issues where the computer comes to a crawling pace while using Outlook, Chrome or IE, any of the 3.  Pages won't load, they time out or just continue to hang.  The Task Manager CPU is low, memory is only using less than 2gigs of the 4gigs available.  Am I infected?  I was told you were the people to help me, so.... HELP!!  Thanks.

Answer:Painfully slow

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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My six year old Dell Dimension E310 has been working fine for years. It's nothing spectacular but it works well. However, something - I'm thinking an update or a piece of software - has caused it slow down dramatically in the last few weeks after starting up. I have tried everything. I have run rKill, MalwareBytes, removed practically all of the Programs such as Java, iTunes, Adobe Flash, uninstalled and reinstalled Microsoft Security Essentials, looked through Program File folders, unchecked Java Updater on MSConfig...

I think that's everything, but still it runs so slow I want to stick pins in my eyes. Then, after it has been running for perhaps an hour or so, it picks right up and runs beautifully once more.

That first hour is driving me nuts. Does anyone have any thoughts? Thanks!

Answer:Painfully slow start up

Check that "File Indexing" (often referred to simply as "Indexing") is not enabled.
This can have a significant effect on performance while it's actually running, and is enabled by default on Windows XP. Go here to learn how to disable it properly:
Turn off indexing and speed up Windows XP

I mention indexing because you say that performance improves after about an hour. That hour could well be the length of time it takes for Windows to index your files.

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Hi,I moved over to TalkTalk internet about a year ago from Orange Broadband. Since then I have experienced very slow connection, which didn't appear to happen at first but now is almost always occuring.Basically, pages stop loading, for example if I open a YouTube video it stops after loading about 20%. This also happens with downloads. Anything larger than about 3mb and it stops.This isn't just the size of the content though, as it happens on text pages like a google search results page too.I've done some searching on the net and seen many people say it's because of the amount of traffic slowing down connections, but again this isn't the issue. It happens at all times of the day, for example I tried this morning before 7am and couldn't load anything pretty much.Is this likely to be a TalkTalk issue as I never had any problems with my broadband connection when I was on Orange Broadband. Is it worth me looking for a different supplier?Thanks

Answer:Painfully slow internet

"Is this likely to be a TalkTalk issue as I never had any problems with my broadband connection when I was on Orange Broadband"Presumably you left Orange for some reason? Have you contacted TalkTalk about this problem - your connection certainly shouldn't be like that. Sign up to the TT Forum - the postings are read and acted upon by the TT adminclick here

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Dell DIM4600
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.8GHz
512MB RAM
Windows XP Professional SP3

Hi, I really hope you can help me out before I look into wiping my computer and starting from scratch.

A few weeks ago I was infected by something or other which placed a big blue infection warning on my desktop and kept offering anti-virus software for download. I had, and still have, AVG free and Malwarebytes. I noticed they hadn't been updating at all - may be my fault or something got in and switched off updates, I don't know. Anyway, I manually updated and ran both. After removing what they found the big blue warning remained and I had no access to change my desktop image - I assumed it was just a residual image. This seemed to resolve itself - until now I'm looking at a half black desktop screen.

Other issues remain when using Google in IE8 - results appear OK, but most of them re-route me to apparantly random sites until, maybe, the 4th time of trying. Right now, my computer is starting up very slowly and web-pages are tending to load very slowly. Since this has seemed to be a progressive slow-down, I thought of restoring but that doesn't seem to function. Also the de-fragment program doesn't work.

These are just the issues I've noticed in general use. I've removed a lot of files - music, photos etc - to free things up a bit but, obviously the problem is bigger. Any help and advice would be very much appreciated.
 

Answer:Painfully slow computer and more

Sorry, I guess I didn't realise a HijackThis log was required in the first post - here it is:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:42:06 PM, on 9/17/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files\WordPerfect Office 11\Programs\CorUpd.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\WordPerfect Office 11\Programs\PrintServer110.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
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I knew I had some malware/spyware problems since everytime I ran my spyware removal, I always had the same issues that were fixed time after time, so yesterday I did a thorough clean of my computer following all instructions within the Read Me First thread. Today, trying to use my computer, it is still EXTREMELY slow. It almost seems like its gotten even slower since I performed the clean yesterday. I dont know if there is still some sort of spyware or malware within my computer or if its something else, but if someone could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. Just let me know what kind of logs I need to run or post or if there is anything else I can try and I'll do it, but this is really frustrating trying to do anything and having to wait at least a minute everytime I try to open something, click on something, etc. Thanks!
 

Answer:Computer still painfully slow!

Hi

As you have mentioned you read the Read Me First thread, it has the info you need on which logs to post but these below are the ones needed, the read me while will clean up most malware and junk, it doesnt remove all malware, similar to many different malware scanners will find and remove some malware btu doesnt get all of it, which is why many times the logs requested are needed in which one of our experts will look at and post some manual removal instructions for the remaining bits.



When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
CounterSpy - ONLY IF you were not able to run Windows Defender
Bitdefender - from step 6
Panda Scan - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat
HijackThis

NOTE: You can only attach 3 files in a single message so it will require that you use two messages to attach all of these logs!
 

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My PC is doing my head in! It takes ages to boot, Internet explorer regularly refuses to respond and even Outlook has to wait before opening different folders.

Here are the logs as requested. I don't know what CD Emulation programs or Script Blockers are, so I'm assuming I don't have any running. Could anyone have a look, please?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:05:34, on 06/01/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18999)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Virgin Media\Security\rps.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2600 Series\lxdnmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Quick Search Box\GoogleQuickSearchBox.exe
C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet\Connect\11\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Virgin Media\Service Manager\ServiceManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2600 Series\lxdnMsdMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Virgin Media\Digital Home Support\DHSClient.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
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Hello all, my first post here, and the way my laptop acts lately, it may be awhile before i'm able to post again, My issue is increasing boot times that seem to get longer by the day, it is common now for me to turn on, set the laptop down and go do something else, come back 20 minutes later, and still not able to do anything yet, especially to get online. I have tried all I know how (not alot), scans, registry utilities, defrag, ect and nothing seems to help. I am running an old corporate edition of symantec - could this be causing problems with my pc tools firewall? I sure need help before I dropkick this machine out the door - I'm a stumped novice, any help is appreciated

Answer:Painfully slow boot

Let's get some info first:

Click Start, Run and in the box enter:

msinfo32

Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select All, Copy and then paste back here.

There will be some personal information (like System Name and User Name), and whatever appears to be
private information to you, just delete from the pasted information.

I would not use any registry utilities right now.

Are you able to determine what version of Symantec stuff you have and do you know how to temporarily disable it to see if things improve?

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I have a PC that is about 8 years old. Its got a PII and is running XP pro (sp2).

I recently added a wireless card and put it on my home network. It ran fine for a couple of weeks, but now it is running painfully slow.

Just booting the machine and getting the start menu to come up takes forever. Every application is painfully slow and I am unable to connect to my network.

Anyone know where I could begin to troubleshoot this?

Thanks for reading,

Matt
 

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I have accomplished all the steps in the pre-hjk this instructions.
Do I need to upload the AVG file?
Thanks,
BW
 

Answer:painfully slow browsing

Welcome to MajorGeeks.com, please follow our standard cleaning procedures:

Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support


Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above and you still have a problem, make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below thread to properly use HijackThis and attach the log:

Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis

Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around..
When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
CounterSpy Log - only for Windows XP, 2K, & NT users
AVG Antispyware Log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were not able to run CounterSpy. - only for Windows XP, 2K, & NT users
Bitdefender Log - from step 6
Panda Scan Log - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat
HijackThis Log
NOTE: You can only attach 3 files in a single message so it will require that you use two messages to attach all of these logs!
 

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Hi there,
A couple of months ago we took our computer in to get it reformatted and cleaned because it was running very slowly - taking more than five minutes to start up, any music we played was distorted, programs were slow to open, etc. When we got it back, everything ran beautifully - startup took seconds, programs opened quickly, music played clearly. The repair guy wasn't very clear about what had been wrong. He said we had "a virus" when asked, but wasn't specific about what virus it was.

Anyway, a few weeks after we got it back, it started running slowly again. It now takes well over five minutes to start up, it takes almost 15 seconds for Firefox to load completely, and music plays unevenly. My partner likes to download music from Soulseek and we're thinking that maybe we picked something up that way, but when we run AVG, it doesn't find anything. It says that there's a "change:" C:\WINDOWS\system32\kernel32.dll.

I tried to follow all the steps in your Five Step process, but was unable to complete the Panda scan. It just stalls, or sometimes I get a generic error message from Panda. Also, we have the Windows Service Pack 2, so I didn't update the operating system. So here's the DSS log. Any help would be most appreciated!!

Cheers,
Cara


Deckard's System Scanner v20070711.54
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
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For the last few days my internet has been running painfully slow.Normally it is fast (5mb)Ive ran Spyware Doctor,Spybot,Adaware and the usual infections were found and cleaned.Norton antivirus scan found nothing.Here is my Hijackthis log;
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:54:39, on 07/09/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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Hi There,

My mum has just bought this machine home from France adter borrowing it.

I've booted it up and everything was so slow that windows would disappear line by line.

I've carried out maintenance, such as defrag, clear temp folders, deleted old program folders.
Carried out a CC clean.

I've scanned with ESET (this gets stuck around 40%). Bitdefender online was so slow it was incredible but reported nothing.

I have McAfee on the machine but dont really see the point in running it as it doesnt seem to be very good at catching or reporting things.

The maintenance made a small difference to the spead, but not to any great degree.

I've tried running MS maliscious s/w removal tool but again it is so slow I cant complet it.
Tried malware bytes also but no success in finding anything.

I've tried and only thinkg I can think to do now is ask for your help on here.

DDS is below and all other files attached as requested.

Thanks in advance, fingers crossed

Roz


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by djsarki at 17:05:31.42 on 17/11/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:PC & Internet painfully slow

Hi There, Just thought I'd check again if they'd been a reply on this but still nothing.

Is everything ok with it? Or is it more infected than I thought?
Look forward to hearing from you
Thanks
Roz

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i just reinstalled vista on a older laptop. it was originally purchased with vista and has a vista sticker with the key on it. im trying to run windows update and get the thing up to date. it is taking forever to download all the updates. I went online to get google chrome and so far its taking about 4 HOURS to download and install it. i am on a super fast 20 megabit internet connection so thats not it. what is going on?
 

Answer:laptop painfully slow

Is everything in Device Manager OK?

Why did you need to reinstall?

What kind of connection do you have?

(Are you installing the service packs first?)
 

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I am posting this on behalf of a friend who has asked for my help.Running the internet on his computer is painfully slow, and I am looking for a solution.The ISP is freeserve, on the anytime package, and the connection speed averages about 36.0kbps, according to dialup properties, but I find this hard to believe as it takes half of forever to load an internet page.The problem has existed ever since the computer was new, about a year ago.I have already tried running ad-aware, cleaned everything out, still no joy.I have tried updating the modem drivers, also made no difference.There aren't any surplus applications running in the background, and MSN messenger is disabled, as well as everything unnecessary at startup.The computer is running winXP with a creative V9.X Ham fax data modem.I am going to try having the gain on the line turned up tomorrow, but suspect it will make little difference.Can anyone suggest a reason, or a solution to this problem.Thanks in advance for all responses!

Answer:Painfully slow internet

Bad line

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Two weeks ago, one of my computers suddenly began to take forever to load web pages. It does it in both Firefox, and IE so it's not browser-specific. I scanned the comp with AVG, Avast and Ad-Adware (By Lavasoft) and my comp came up clean. I checked the download and upload speeds on the computer and they are perfectly fine for my connection and are unharmed. I also tried a couple TCP optimizers which did not solve the problem.None of the other computers on my network have experienced any problems and I attempted to restore my computer to a prior point, but it would not let me. I don't really want to reformat the comp. Frankly, I can't think of anything else besides port fowarding, but I haven't touched my ports in a while so I can't imagine why it would only start behaving like this.

I'm running XP sp 3

Thanks!
 

Answer:Browsing painfully slow.

I ran Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware, and while Malwarebytes did manage to find a trojanm it still hasn't fixed my problem. My current logfile is this:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:02:22 PM, on 1/25/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)
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\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\vspc1300.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sync Manager Unicode\CTSyncU.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Philips\Philips SPC1300NC Webcam\TrayMin1300.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgam.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
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My computer has been running painfully slow for awhile. Browsers take forever to come up and I often have to end task them because they just freeze up. I could not even run gmer. The first time I tried it froze up after 4hours. The second time I ran it, it took more than 10 hours and then froze when I tried to save.

Here is my DDS:


DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Susan at 17:10:50.87 on Tue 09/20/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.83 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
AV: Norton 360 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: Norton 360 *enabled*

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\ASCService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CSHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\LeapFrog\LeapFrog Connect\CommandService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\lxdxserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxdxcoms.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\5.1.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
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Answer:Computer is painfully slow

Just bumping since it has been 72 hours since I posted.

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This is my first posting to tech guys and I hope I'm in the right category. Here goes. I have a dell 8200 1.8gig with 256 ram that is running painfully slow for the time I start it up. It take minutes to transfer from page to page. (not only when i'm on the INTERNET, but when I'm moving around in the computer)

I'm running Norton anti virus 2003. my hard drive has 18 GB free and memory has 874MB free.

I also have kazaa downloaded with about 1200 songs...is this a problem.

I installed and run spy bot . Is this good software?

One question regaurding spy bot. after I run search and destroy how do I save the cookies that will allow me to keep my user name and password for sites like yours?

I would appreciate and advise.

Thank you
 

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I've downloaded and run all the softwares suggested on this site. SpyBot found Microsoft Windows Security Center_Disabled, but it keeps coming back. I've just cleaned with everything again. Here is my Hijack this log. Any help would be greatly appreciated.ThanksDeWayneLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 1:57:26 PM, on 10/28/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\GhostStartService.exeC:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exeC:\WINDOWS\System... Read more

Answer:Please Help. Browser Is Painfully Slow Now.

Hello dskipper and welcome to BC! I will be helping you with your log.FIRSTWhile you are expiriencing a slowdown, click Ctrl + Alt + Del and click on the Performance tab. Tell me the numbers you see under Physical Memory for Total and Available. Also I would like to know the average amount of CPU Usage you see represented as a %.NEXT Please also provide me an uninstall list by performing these instructions:Click once on the Config... button within HijackThisGo to the Misc Tools section by clicking on the Misc Tools button on top of the screen.Click once on the button labelled Open Uninstall Manager... . You'll see a list of currently installed programs.Click on the button labelled Save list... and specify where you would like to save the uninstall list.When you press the Save button, Notepad will open up with the contents of that file. Simply copy and paste the contents of that Notepad file as a reply to this topic as well.

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My desktop is eight years old and has only 256mb memory. Until recently XP has worked fine but now it takes fifteen minutes before I can get work started and the hard drive amber light remains on. After this delay it returns to normal. I have noticed that when I manage to open a page (in any program) and then close it the page closes gradually from the top down. After that initial 15 minutes everything works OK. I have run defrag and right-clicking on the C: drive in My Computer, Properties, Tools, leads me to Error checking (which it does before Windows starts the next time, and finds no errors). Also I have not added any software or hardware lately so I cannot imagine what is going on).
I know the memory is small but it normally is not a problem. Any ideas please on where else to look.

johnni
 

Answer:XP Pro painfully slow for 15 minutes

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Im not sure if the kids downloaded something, or what. But when I am online, it takes forever for new webpages to load and several times says the webpage is not responding. Help please.

Answer:My laptop is painfully slow

Hi,
Can you provide a few more specifics on the system? OS, security program, any other 'unusual' changes in the operation of the system?
Thanks

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Below is a HijackThis log from my sister's computer. It's apparently been running painfully slow and she's asked me to help her solve the problem. Any help you can provide would be much appreciated, as I'm only slightly less clueless than she is!! Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 8:57:20 PM, on 5/14/2005
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\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon03.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\Photo Imaging\Hpi_Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdoctor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\PHOTOS~1\HPSHAR~1\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\WINDOWS\DvzCommon\DvzMsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\palmOne\HOTSYNC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symante... Read more

Answer:HJT log - computer painfully slow

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The XP system is running painfully slow.Symantec AV 10, Ad-Aware SE, and Ewido have been unable to make a difference.Please see Hijack this log below.I appreciate your help in fixing this problem PC!Steve S.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 7:13:41 PM, on 9/3/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ACS.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\Program Files\eFilm Medical\eFilm\efPMNT.exeC:\Program Files\eFilm Medical\eFilm\efServer.exeC:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exeC:\Program Files\eFilm Medical\eFilm\efDM.exeC:\Program Files\eFilm Medical\eFilm\efDicomM.exeC:\Program Files\eFilm Medical�... Read more

Answer:Painfully Slow System

Welcome to the Bleeping Computer forum. We are currently studying your log and will have instructions for you shortly. Thank you for your patience.

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Not sure where I should be posting this question.

One one machine at my house, loading webpages on either IE or Firefox has become painfully SLOW.

I have a cable modem and am using the linksys wireless router and use dhcp.
the other machines on the network do not have this problem. The computer is becoming useless. Pages will finally load if you have the patience.

Thanks for pointing me in the best direction.

Answer:IE and Firefox are painfully SLOW

Hi and welcome to TSF,
when you are on this computer which is slow, does it slow other computers connection speed down too?
Are you using this wirelessly connected to the router? If so, what card are you using?

It could be down to malware, could this computer have been infected? What anti-virus and anti-spyware software do you use? You may wish to go through the 'Having problems with spyware/viruses' first steps in my sig, and post a HJT log where instructed in my sig.

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UPDATED INFO: I added a 1 GB Ram Stick. Seems to run much better, now. I ran Eset, AVG, and MBAM, again. All came back clean. I then went into each of the 4 user profiles to run CCleaner. that made me think....I wonder if MBAM scans ALL of the users files. So, I decided to run a quick scan on user LIZ: wouldn't you know, it found 3 items:

Adware.Mywebsearch
Trojan.BHO
Trojan.FakeAlert.N

User TOD:
Adware.Mywebsearch

My big question is: Do I have to run all of these scans (eset, avg, mbam) on a PER USER basis?

ORIGINAL POST>>>
I am working on a Dell Dimension 2400, Intel Celeron 2.4 GHZ, 256 Ram, Win XP SP 3. I have run Eset scanner, MBAM, SAS, and Dr. Web Cure It. All of these programs found some bugs. MBAM last run shows clean. ESET found 4 Adware variants. SAS found 38 problems. Dr Web found 2 problems.

I was trying to fix this machine on my own, but have decided that I need some expert help. The machine runs painfully slow, to the point of major frustration. I know the RAM is very light, but I need to know if an upgrade there will fix all of my woes. I am able to connect to the internet, and nothing funny happens. The issue is speed.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Hi, i'm quite new to this so please bear with me. For the past 4 years I have been happily connected to broadband via Pipex, the past 18 months or so on a 2mb line. It has all been working fantastically. Suddenly since the very end of Jan, my download speeds have dropped from around 220+kbps to about 30kbps. After speaking to Pipex support (not the best, it has to be said), i was getting nowhere and I eventually threw in the towel and switched to PlusNet (better support and much much cheaper). I still have the terrible connection speeds. In my possession I have three machines, two routers and a modem (obviously not all connected at once), and i've tried varying configurations to rule out hardware at my end. I've spoken to PlusNet who say that as I can get a throughput of over 400kbps there is nothing more they can do to help. My throughput ranges from 150kbps to around 500kbps. I understand that it should be about 1800kbps+ for a 2mb service. I'm literally only a few hundred metres from the exchange. It's really starting to get me down now, as it was working great and now I have the equivalent of a 256k connection. I can get a decent speed if I use the machine in the middle of the night, but really that's not practical. Can anyone suggest a way I could progress this forward?

Answer:Painfully slow ADSL

Have you asked BT or whoever supplies your 'phone service to check the line running into your home? I had a similar problem some time ago, and it turned out to be an old faulty cable. It was replaced with a nice new shiny copper cable, and problem solved.

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Hello,

Since yesterday, surfing the net has become painfully slow. As I type this, the page is still loading and I have Hi speed cable-- so I am spoiled I suppose. Our other household computer is connected to this one and it is also slow..

I ran Adaware and CWShredder and Spybot and cleaned up what was there.

Could someone check my HJT log?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:04:01 AM, on 5/19/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISSERV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\SymProxySvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\IAMAPP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wfxsnt40.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\Playlist.exe
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Answer:Painfully slow browser--HJT log

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My friend has a computer that runs ultra slow. *****32-bit computerHP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC, 1.0 GHz, 4 Gigs of RAM, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57Vista SP2Anti-Virus: Norton 360 Premiere EditionSpyware: Super AntiSpyware*****Boot up takes about 5 minutes or longer and general browsing on the computer is like we were using an old 486.I followed the steps posted in the "Malware Removal Guide" thread. Attached are the logs required. Please help! Thank you![attachment deleted by admin]

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Hi Guys,

I am hoping someone here is able to help me.

I have reloaded a corporate Windows XP image onto my computer and the computer runs really well. I have put a number of other programs (all legt)on and my computer has got to the stage that it now runs extremely slow. It is to the the point that I would now consider it unusable.

Just as an example it took 5 minutes to get to the stage I am now able to type this message in. When I go into task manager my CPU is maxxing at 100% continuously

I have had a look through the forums and have run MalwareBytes Anti Malware, ATC Cleaner, I have defraged the disk but nothing sems to make any difference. The Anti-virus I have is McAfee and it is updated every day. I haven't even loaded up any dodgy software yet.

I am just hoping that someone is able to help and let me know what is going on and how I can resolve this.

Thanks in anticipation

Regards
Steve

PS: If I have posted this in the wrong forum please let me know. I didn't post it in the Malware one because I have run the scans and all seems ok.
 

Answer:Windows XP Pro run painfully Slow

If malware isn't an issue, you may have too many unnecessary processes running at the same time in the background, thus slowing down your computer. You might want to consider changing your antivirus too. McAfee is a real system resource hog!

How much RAM do you have?
 

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Before I attempt a clean install of the system (probably over my head), I would like to post a Hijack of my system to see if it is somehow salvageable. There are programs on this computer that have never been used as well as a lot of junk that was added by Kazaa and BearShear. We actually only use about a third of the stuff that on here. Any thoughts/help would be appreciated. Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:39:32 PM, on 3/6/2007
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:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~1\MMDiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1116687109\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\SAMSUNG\FW LiveUpdate\Liveupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mim.exe
C:\Program Files\Co... Read more

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Windows XP, IE7For the past three days the PCA website has suddenly become incredibly slow to load. Quite frequently it's been so slow that it's ground to a halt before fully appearing on my screen, while at other times I've had a strange kind of "typescript" version of the home page. In fact, this is the first time that I've been able to visit the site properly (even though it's still desperately slow) since Wednesday.Has anyone else suffered this? If not, can anyone suggest a solution, please? I don't seem to be having the problem with any other websites.

Answer:PCA website painfully slow

OK here and I have actually just fitted a new modem today and it loaded on this occasion in 2 seconds.So it could be your server. I'm on Tiscali.

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Hello-

My computer is painfully slow on the internet. The rest of the computer functions are fine. A year ago I reinstalled Win XP, and never reinstalled any antivirus or firewall software on it, in a desperate attempt to make the computer surf faster. I know, dumb. Well, I've finally woken up and installed AVG Antivirus as well as ZoneAlarm for Firewall protection. These were installed today, so any issues are not due to slipping past these programs.

Once again, computer is painfully slow when on the internet. Can somebody please help me save my pc so I don't have to get a new one.......

Thank You!

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HIJACK THIS LOG:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:14:07 PM, on 12/28/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.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\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Program Files\WinP... Read more

Answer:Painfully Slow Computer- Plz Help!

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Hello
I have a 1Tb NAS installed at home. It has an FTP facility. I have recently moved from Virgin Media's 20Mb broadband to the 50Mb broadband, so I have a new router and modem. The Router is a D-Link DIR-615.

I am able to connect to my NAS via FTP from work (which has an industrial ultra high speed internet(95Mbps d/l and 65Mbps Upload on a speed check), but when I try and download stuff, my download rate is less than 10kbps. (ETA for a 700Mb file is 28 hours!)

What gives? Surely with a 50Mb connection at one end and a fast connection at the other I should be getting a reasonable download rate?

I'm wishing I didn't chuck my old Netgear router out as I had no problems with that.
 

Answer:Painfully Slow FTP Access

Could Virgin be throttling your connection because they don't really want you to run FTP servers? Have you tried configuring something like FileZilla server on your computer and connecting to that from work? This will eliminate the NAS as the issue? Did you try to FTP locally from the NAS to a computer on the same router to see if FTP works normally that way?

What's the make and model of the NAS?
 

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It seems like things have come to a grinding halt on my XP desktop.
Everything is running very slow. Many thanks for your help.
Below are the results of my DSS scan. I've also attached
my Panda active scan report and the extra.txt DSS report. Kevin



Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Kevin Pope on 2007-11-11 16:26:03
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 224 MiB (512 MiB recommended).
System Drive C: has 0.01 GiB (less than 15%) free.


-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2007-11-11 16:30:48
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCSETMGR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPROXY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Fi... Read more

Answer:Everything has gotten painfully slow on my XP destop

please bump, it's been more than 72 hours. Thanks.

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I am trying to fix this laptop for a buddy of mine and am stuck. When you first start the laptop it act normal, after about 2 minutes it gets very slow. I tried pulling up the process manager and it looked like avg was using all the clock-cycles but after uninstalling avg it is still soing the same thing. I am hoping some one might see some thing in this hijack this log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:09:16 PM, on 2/26/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18319)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Windows\OEM02Mon.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://my.netzero.net/s/search?r=minisearch
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://my.netzero.net/s/search?r=minisearch
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Sof... Read more

Answer:normal for about 2 min then painfully slow.

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We are running XP home on an older PC but it has become so slow it is almost impossible to use.

Here are the logs:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:42:43 PM, on 12/14/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
I:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\WinVNC4.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
I:\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=5489... Read more

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Hi everyone. I am desperate so I decided to write. I have a Dell 1545 Inspiron, 4 years old. The first symptom I noticed was that the laptop always hangs when browsing with any browser: mozilla, IE, chrome. One day it just stopped working, so I did a factory restore (my DVD drive doesn't work so I didn't want to reformat without knowing how to boot with disk). For awhile it worked fine but about a month later it started freezing again. I downloaded Chrome and Safari (After the system restore I ran only on IE and Mozilla).
A couple days earlier I noticed that even my wi-fi turned on and off without reason, I lost connection from our router but my friends (whom I live with) said that their connection was wroking just fine. Then, after this I noticed that my laptop just froze everywhere. I tried to open folders, freeze. I just couldn't do anything.
I decided to do a check disk and it didn't even work. I had to do an MS DOS check disk! And it gets stuck at 6%.
I don't think it's a virus because my CPU Usage is very low 1-8%, and I don't see any anomalous processes.
Guys, what do you think? I am so worried that some hardware is busted! I don't want to shell out the dough....
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Laptop Painfully Slow

Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Flush DNSReset FF proxy SettingsReset Ie Proxy SettingsReport IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Devices (problems only)Click Go and post the result.
 
 

Download Security Check by screen317 from here.
Save it to your Desktop.
Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.
Download Autoruns and Autorunsc Unzip it to your desktop and then double click autoruns.exe After the scan is finished then click on File>>>>>>>>>>>Save The default name will be autoruns.arn make sure to save it as Autoruns.txt under the file type option. in other words make sure it is a .txt file instead of .arn Attach the text in your next reply.
 
 

Update and do a quick scan with Malwarebytes remove all that it finds and reboot.http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/program/mbam-setup.exe
Post the log here,

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This could very well be the wrong forum for this question so please feel free to move it.

Last week my internet browsing became painfully slow on my main work computer and I'm at my wits end as to what it could be. Any help is REALLY appreciated.

Every application still runs at top speed with no issues, it is just web browsing. I guess that isn't entirely true since internet dependant programs like Google Earth are slow as well, but it's the "internet" part that is slow on them.

I run CCleaner every day, I have AVG and and AVG PC tuneup both of which I run on a regular basis. I have Spy Bot search and destroy. I have malwarebytes. None of the above are finding any issues. and all are updated

I dont think it's my router. My other computers run the intenet at the same speeds they always have, just not this one. I now have this computer hooked up VIA cable to the router just to make sure it isn't a wireless problem and it still is slow.

I have IE, Opera, Firefox and chrome. All went from very fast to very slow when whatever is wrong went wrong.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:painfully slow internet

Do you have alot of add-ons and tools bars installed on all browsers? if so try uninstalling some of them. Add-ons and toolsbars use extra RAM if using too much this can cause slower page loads.

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I have an old laptop, a Presario 600, that is running very slow. Slow loading, slow opening icons, and just a general sluggish nature. I've run Ccleaner, Malware, Superantispy, Defragged it, Disk Cleanup, and the thing is still slow. I've also uninstalled unnecessary programs, and stopped the Start up processes i don't need. This computer is still about to be thrown out the window! Any other ideas what I can do to save this old dinosaur??? Thank you.
 

Answer:Painfully Slow Laptop

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I was given fabulous support by ctsnky= thanks again. But loading the page is still a huge pain. for ex, to load this page, I finally had to close and re-open the browser because I just sat and sat. What else could be going on?

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Hi There,
I Have A Computer Running Windows XP, 1.4 Athlon Processor, 512ddr, Which Has Recently Started Running Really Slow, Actually It Took One And A Half Hours To Come On Yesterday And Thirty Five Minutes This Morning.

I Decided That It May Be A Virus So Scanned But Found Nothing, I Also Ran Adaware And Spybot, I Defragged, And Ran Scandisc, Msconfig, And Uninstalled Any Excess Programs, I Also Shut Down A Few Services (Error Reporting, Messenger Etc) But Still It Persisted.

This Morning I Decided To Reformat The HD And Reinstall XP, But Still It Runs Slow..Start Up Takes About 20 Mins And Opening Programs About Three Minutes.

Does Anyone Have Any Ideas?....Could It Be The MB Or Some Other Hardware Problem?

The Only Two Cards Installed Are The Graphics Card, And A Modem.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Running Painfully Slow?

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It seems like things have come to a grinding halt on my XP desktop. Everything is running very slow. Many thanks for your help. Below are the results of my DSS scan. I've also attached my Panda active scan report and the extra.txt DSS report. Kevin


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Kevin Pope on 2007-11-11 16:26:03
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 224 MiB (512 MiB recommended).
System Drive C: has 0.01 GiB (less than 15%) free.


-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2007-11-11 16:30:48
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCSETMGR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPROXY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common F... Read more

Answer:Everything has gotten painfully slow on my XP destop

Hi kevin66 and welcome to TSF

It seems after giving a quick glance at your log that you are certainly infected. Please follow this link: (Updated!) IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting A Log and follow all of its steps. After following the steps please post it in the Hijackthis Log Help Forum. Please post it in a new topic and try to be exact on the title.

Also for further notice, please post where it is best. Like if you have XP please post it in the XP Forum as this is the Vista Forums. This will help us very much in helping with you guys.

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I am working on a friends Inspiron 5100 and it is painfully slow. He was having issues with playing DVDs and when he gave it to me I noticed he was only using SP1. When I upgraded it to SP2 there were a host of issues, in the end I reloaded windows on his notbook due to the staggering amount of viruses and other junk that was on it. When I reloaded XP it seems I managed to wipe out the Dell partition and the computer literally takes upwards of ten minutes from the time you hit the on button to where you can click on an Icon to run a program.

Do I have to reload again and this time get the partition back? If so, how??

Can anyone help??

Thanks!!
 

Answer:Painfully slow notebook

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Hi there i have a pc wired to a router and a wireless laptop and the internet is painfully slow.I ran both Malware bytes and super anti spyware and they found nothing.My antivirus found some things but when it removed them the problem was still there.I speed tested my internet and the download speed seems to be ok ish but the upload speed is vitrually non existant.I have run the tests from there proper locations but i can't upload the logs so i have had to load them onto a external drive and use a different pc.
 

Answer:Internet painfully slow

The download speed now seems to be affected.I did forget to mention that the Pc and the wireless laptop are networked together and they are both affected by the same problem.
 

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This is my Hijackthis Log. What next? It takes hours to download and minutes to search web. Thanks, Ray

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:59:55 PM, on 3/18/2006
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\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Nikon\PictureProject\NkbMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIndex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\1X... Read more

Answer:Painfully slow laptop

I see nothing malicious in your log. However you are running 2 anti-virus programs. This can cause system slow downs and conflicts. Decide which one you want to keep and uninstall the other via Add/Remove Programs.

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My web browsing is painfully slow  Help!
 History:
PC purchased 6 months within the past year for my wife's small company by her partner.  It came with Windows 8 and was upgraded to 8.1.   Had a few programs installed.  Her partner left the company and we now have the PC.  It performs well except web browsing.  Page loads are extremely slow.  I did the Windows 10 upgrade and it only got worse.  I can't find the problem.
HP Desktop
AMD E2-2000 APU processor 1.75 GHz
6 gig Ram
64 bit
500 gig HD
AMD Radeon 7430 HD video adapter 
 
To give you my level of expertise....I am fairly good with computers.  Far from an IT tech but I do keep 4 PCs running well.  I have replaced video cards, sound cards, a HD and have a fairly decent home network set up with file sharing and wireless printing.
 
Things I have done:
Scanned the PC with Norton which came on the computer...no viruses or malware found.
Removed Norton from the PC and installed AVG and scanned the computer...no viruses or malware found. 
Installed and ran Malwarebytes...no malware found.
Installed and tried every browser..IE, Chrome, Firefox and all were bad.
Went to AMD site and updated the graphics card driver. 
Check all other drivers, no updates needed.
Did a factory reset (complete) back to Windows 8...installed 181 Windows update...still had browsing problem.  Upgraded to 8.1....still pro... Read more

Answer:PAINFULLY SLOW browsing

Have you checked for a network adapter driver update?

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Over the past few weeks when I boot up my Windows ME Office 2000 PC it kind of pauses for a couple of minutes before loading my desktop icons on the screen. It then works as normal. I can't restore my system as I had a nasty virus on it (which I have now got rid of). It's not the RAM and the only software I have installed since this started is Avast anti virus. What could it be??

Answer:My painfully slow boot up.

click here and look at the startup options he suggests. You can disable a number of the programs that load automatically.

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Hi all
From fist turning my pc on it can take up to 3 mins to get to the password screen ,after iv entered the password it can take up to 5 mins before my desktop opens ( it just stays black), the odd thing is i think all the programs are there and the desktop is open but the screen just stays black for ages.
I'm running vista
thanks for any help.

Answer:PC is painfully slow on start up

Check Antivirus is not doing a boot scan,
Search - type msconfig- press ok
how many programs in startup tab?

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Good Evening!

I am working on a friend's laptop that starting running painfully slow about two weeks ago. According to him, nothing had been recently downloaded, nor had any changes been made.

I have run all of the programs suggested and have attached the logs. No malware/viruses were found in the scans. Any help would bee greatly appreciated.

Laurie
 

Answer:Painfully Slow Laptop

Last logfile
 

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HELP!My computer is soooo slow and getting slower! I'm literally having to wait for this to type! I've tried scanning and defrags, I've scanned for viruses (and then uninstalled the software because it keeps stopping other software). I've re-installed my OS (Windows XP) and tried everything else I can think of!
It's slow on every program and keeps freezing.
The Task Manager shows that my cpu is running at 100% - all the time!
Can someone suggest how I can fix this - it's driving me insane!
THank you so much!
Joanna
 

Answer:PAINfully slow and freezing!

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This computer has been slow for a while but recently it has been particularly bad. Shockingly slow now and I need some help from experts.
Here is a hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 06:12:02, on 12/08/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18372)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe
C:\Program Files\Skynergy\HotKeyz\HotKeyz.exe
C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\hosting\client\HostingClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\FolderSize\FolderSizeSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version5\TeamViewer_Service.exe
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Answer:Painfully slow computer. Any help?

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I have updated the drivers.  The touchpad and my external mouse work fine but no matter what I do the pointer is painfully slow except during reboot which is when it works fine.  Once the reboot finishes it is painfully slow.

Answer:T42 Pointer is painfully slow

Hi, have you checked the settings in -control panels- mouse- ultranav. there is a check box for the touchpad -(use as pointing device with advanced features) select this one. I may be stating the obvious but it worked for me when I updated drivers on my T43 and had that problem.  regards. 





T41, T43, T60 Downgraded to XPpro, T60p XPpro SP3 8741-C2G

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I got my laptop back fitted with a new hard drive. and it is very slow compared to what it used to be. From turning it on untill i canopen up my first window is 30 seconds longer. and when the screen saver kicks in it takes nearly 2 mins to et back in.My specs are intel celeron, 720mb ram, Windows XP, 60 gb hdd, 2.7 Ghz.any ideas Lee

Answer:painfully slow new laptop

This could be a number of factors. For example what is the spin speed of the new HDD and what level cache has it got? Spin speeds could be typically 4200 or 5400 and caches 4MB/8MB. Compare these to your old HDD.Also, depending on your laptop,check in the BIOS for options to use accelerators for the HDD. Perhaps if you post back the make and model someone will be able to help. You seem to have plenty of RAM anyway!

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I recently installed a new hard drive and the problem has persisted ever since. I suspect it's all the programs that start up when I log on thats slowing me down, but for whatever reason my computer won't allow me to pick and choose the programs I want to startup when I got to msconfig/run, even though my account is administrative. I've already defragged my hard drives and removed unnecessary programs but it's stil entirely too slow. My internet connection seems fine but my browsers and all forms of streaming are still very slow. I don't know what steps to take from here. Thanks in advanceLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:21:10 PM, on 4/4/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exeC:\PROGRA~... Read more

Answer:Help...my Computer Is Painfully Slow

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogPlease also post the problems you are having.

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I think that my computer has far to much juck on it, and the reason I feel this is that I have just got internet and Im trying to watch things on youtube and the sounds good but the picture is slow and stuttery, also when Im just on the computer normally and not on the internet my programs take far to long to appear.

Computing in genaral is really painful and irratating how can I fix my computer without having to download a clean up program or taking it to a computer shop, there must be some back door program I can run or open up to get to the problem and fix it.

P.s everytime I try to logon to websites Ive been on for years so I know I can trust them this sheald sign appears and intersepts my route to the website and tells me that maybe the certificate is not valied how do make this stop or go away. As anyone reads this can guess I have a lot of problems with my computer can somebody please pleaseeeeee!!!! help me manythanx.
 

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Hi there,

I'm helping my mother from a distance and am not completely sure what may be troubling her computer. She's 99.9% computer illiterate so I've minimized the number of programs I've had her download and run so far. It may be coincidental but she downloaded some sort of coupon printer at about the time that she began having problems. She says she uninstalled it but it still shows up on her menu of programs. Her biggest problem is starting up--it takes ages to boot, icons are very slow to show up on the desktop. When she tries to initiate an action like clicking on the start menu, it often takes 3-4 minutes for that action to complete.

I had her run a Panda scan and I don't think she correctly saved the results. Ugh.

I then had her do the hijack this log. That's what I'm attaching. In the meantime...

She ran Spybot and it found:

doubleclick
excite
fastclick
hitbox
link synergy
mediaplex
search pixiebar hijacker
web friends live

She checked all of those and fixed. She rebooted, same issues.

I had her do msconfig from the RUN menu. She says that she received a message saying unable to find it. I had her run it again, ensuring she typed correctly. Again, same message.

Next I had her download Avira, as she had attempted to uninstall Trend's antivirus before and I wasn't sure what was up with her and any sort of anti virus software. She was unable to get the download to complete. It started. Then poof. Like I said, everything is super laggy. And she sometimes clic... Read more

Answer:Painfully Slow Starting Up and More...

Hello,We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up.My name is Syler and I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. If you have since resolved your issues I would appreciate if youwould let me no so I can close this topic, if you still need help please let me no what issues you are still having, in your next reply.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Then please post back here with the following: log.txt info.txtThanks

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Hi Folks,
2 100+ gig drives 980 ram 2gig procc.

Win Xp Sooo Slowww 2 min to boot up, Freezes constantly
Will go to home page but very slow. Basic fuction at a craaaawllll. List of my attempt to fix.
Defrag hours 2 drives both 80% free
Scandisk ''
Disk clean up
Bio's set @ defaults
Removed norton and AVG Vr programs
Installed Systematic V Ran no V found..
MSconfig changed start values no change
Unable to get to MS for support fix
Attempt to go to restore point unable.

This one is killer

Thank You

Answer:Windows XP pro Painfully Slow will not do anything

what are the power supplies specs/ info ?

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Happy Thanksgiving Week Everyone!!!

About a week ago my computer (running XP Pro) started taking approximately 13 minutes to start up...My usage has not deviated form the typical sites I use for information, news and business.

It spends an inordinate amount of time:

loading network connections
applying computer settings
applying personal settings
I did the Basic Computer maintenance (delete temp files, defrag, etc.) and the Read Me/Run Me exercises...Logs attached...

My last restart took over 12 minutes. Any ideas floating around out there?

Thank you for your time and assistance!!
 

Answer:Painfully Slow Start Up

remaining log attached...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
 

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Common problem I guess but PC is dreadfully slow at times. Not talking about internet, just general usage. Symptoms: For example, I click on "Start" then "My Computer" and a blank window opens whilst the little torch icon searches for the contents. Why? Responses from the PC to clicking on buttons is slow. Loading my settings at log on is slow. Logging off is slow. Sometimes after my daughter has been on the PC and logged off correctly, when I try to log on the monitor screen is blank and the light on the monitor flashes ( hibernation ? ). Nothing can be done to resurrect the monitor so we have to switch off and on again. Listening to music on Windows Media Player minimized to the task bar, when I click on restore to full screen, it can take about 20 seconds and another 10 seconds or more before the animated vizualisations run smoothly. So far I have run: Ad AwareSpybotEusing Registry CleanerMcAfee ViruscanDisk DefragmenterDisk CleanupMcAfee Quick Lite Internet Clean UpMcAfee Quick Lite Disk Clean UpAVG Anti-RootkitTried "Run", "temp" and deleted all filesTried "Run", prefetch" and deleted all filesRan through a hardware check via a telephone call to Dell. No problems foundUpdated my BIOS from AO3 to AO9I've looked up all running processes and none seem out of place.I've run the Windows System File Check Utility ( it told me nothing at all so presumably it was OK )and finally ran off a Hijck This log as below. Can anyone... Read more

Answer:Another Painfully Slow System!

In anticipation of being asked to produce a ComboFix log, here it is:ComboFix 07-10-06.5 - Richard Wright 2007-10-06 23:11:01.1 - NTFSx86 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.399 [GMT 1:00]Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Richard Wright\Desktop\ComboFix.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Desktop\internet.lnkC:\Documents and Settings\Katie\Desktop\internet.lnk.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2007-09-06 to 2007-10-06 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2007-10-06 23:07 51,200 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\NirCmd.exe2007-10-06 18:25 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\LastGood2007-10-06 16:58 <DIR> dr-h----- C:\Documents and Settings\Richard Wright\Application Data\SecuROM2007-10-06 12:36 4,608 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\xrxflnch.exe2007-10-06 12:36 27,648 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\xrxftplt.exe2007-10-06 12:36 23,040 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\xrxwbtmp.dll2007-10-06 12:36 17,408 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\xrxscnui.dll2007-10-06 12:36 116,224 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\xrxwiadr.dll2007-10-06 12:35 99,865 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\xlog.exe2007-10-06... Read more

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I have a Dell Inspiron B130 laptop. It takes 2:32 to boot from power on to the log on screen, 23:22 to fully boot, and 3:04 to load Internet Explorer. Can anyone Help?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 72763 MB, Free - 27412 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RJ272, , .HX594C1.CN701666A902UF.
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

Answer:Painfully slow computer

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After my old PC died I decided to build a new one.

Asus M4A88TD-V evo motherboard with 8 gig ram AMD quad core and a new 1TB hDD. There is a Realtek8111E Gigabit lan onboard.

I installed this with a legitimate copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. It works fine and accesses the internet without issue. I have installed the latest LAN drivers from the Asus site. I have a wired connections to my router for this desktop a NAS drive and my laptop and also a wireless connection to my wife's laptop.

The laptops have fast access to the NAS drive, the Win7 machine is painfully slow. Every time I access a share on the NAS drive it takes ages to show and always has the dark grey progress bar running as I try to access the drive, and it takes a long while to read the drive. I tried to copy a 350meg file from the NAS to the desktop and gave up after an hour with 19 hours still to go according to the progress bar, copying the same file to either laptop only took a couple of minutes. I have changed the cable without it speeding anything up, I also changed the router port. My old Win7 desktop used the same port on the router and the same cable and always had fast access.

Anybody have any bright ideas before this expensive new machine gets thrown out
 

Answer:Painfully slow access to NAS

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:09:37 PM, on 4/6/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
c:\progra~1\intern~1\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 7 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://bluejays.com/
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {36470315-589F-CE48-1CDA-1A2E85543D38} - C:\DOCUME~1\Nathalie\APPLIC~1\debugpop\team proc.exe
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {69AED0DC-E09F-427B-D396-178394EF8DFA} - C:\DOCUME~1\Mike\APPLIC~1\debugpop\team proc.exe (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [mode army] C:\DOCUME~1\Mike\APPLIC~1\Aimupwin\Rule Deaf Part.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run:... Read more

Answer:painfully slow! please check log

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I wish I understood the delay, but I don't. So I'm here. Thanks in advance for any advice.

I had previously posted in the malware section, but I had no bites. Perhaps it isn't malware anyway.

The trouble is starting my computer. It can take upwards of 10 minutes at times to work through the initial windows before I reach the login page. I've cleared what caches I know of and I don't think too much starts up with the OS, so are there any tips on how to continue troubleshooting?

These are the machine stats from speccy. Below is the summary. I can attach a more detailed speccy report if necessary.

Summary
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i5 650 @ 3.20GHz
Clarkdale 32nm Technology
RAM
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0D441T (CPU)
Graphics
W2242 ([email protected])
SMS22A200/460 ([email protected])
1023MB GeForce GT 430 (PNY)
Hard Drives
466GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKS-75V0A0 (RAID)
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653G
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

Answer:Painfully slow startup!

Hi if your post in malware is more than 72 hours you can bump to move to the top in the meantime have you tried either chkdks to check the drive or seatools for dos

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Below is my Hijack this log. I tried to run a full Norton scan tonight but it was scanning only one file every second or so. All applications are painfully slow, opening, scrolling, toggling between programs. I did my weekly full system scan on Friday and re-downloaded live updates on Saturday because things seemed a little slow. The scan on Friday found a trojan horse but seemed to quarantine it. I have Windows Live Updates turned on - Bill Gates has full access! Now everything has practically ground to a halt. I saved a system restore last year. I'm wondering if I should just do that, but I've never done it and don't know the implications. Thanks.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:12:07 PM, on 8/14/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.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\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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Answer:Painfully slow - worm?

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I have read that removing some programmes will speed up the pc ,not sure if this is so.Will removing some of MS office have any effect as I never use such stuff as Powerpoint,to name just one.I have nothing on startup ,yet there is much clicking and whirring so something is happening.Does anyone have any ideas.Everyone thinks their pc is slow but this is painfully slow.

Answer:Windows 7 painfully slow

Make sure your Security programs are not running a scan at start up.Change them to scan at a later time.check Device manager to make sure that there are no yellow exclamation marks beside any of the devices.If all updates have been installed try a defrag.If using IE8 try Firefox to see if any quicker.

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Computer is painfully slow and no idea how to fix it as what i've tried isn't worked. Scanned with MSE, Malwarebytes, and Super Antispyware. SAS found several things and removed them, but the problem hasn't been corrected. It was the only scanner to actually detect anything. Also, whenever I boot into Windows, I can never click on the start menu. I have to stop explorer.exe from running and reopen it. This process called HelpPane.exe always starts up and the Help window opens up. I did all of these scans from within Safe-Mode and offline. Any suggestions are appreciated.

Answer:Computer Painfully Slow

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart th... Read more

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Running Windows 7 Professional. Takes forever to get going. simple operations take 3 or 4 minutes. I see "not responding" in my sleep. Large sheets get stuck on 93% and dont open. Please advise and thank you.

Answer:Painfully Slow Computer

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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Hi all, New to this forum. Having XP Pro shutdown issues on a client's PC. The unit is a P4 3ghz Intel running 2.5gig RAM on a Gigabyte MB and XP Pro as the OS. Shutdown and or reboot takes upwards of 5 minutes. I've done the following...

* Checked that Nvidea Video Helper is disabled in Services.msc (actually it is not present)
* Removed all drivers from previous Nvidea card and installed new ATI Radion card)
* Updated Video drivers for ATI card.
* Checked for mismatched RAM.
* Set ClearPageFileAtShutdown value to 0 in the registry.
* Checked that no USB devices are attached when shutting down.
* Checked that the antivirus (Avast) is not scanning drives at shutdown.

Startup is fine, only shut down and reboot seem to be affected. I'm thinking there may be a compatibility issue with the video card as the problem seems to have started soon after the new one was installed. If that is the case does anyone have any workarounds? I've downloaded the 'User Profile Hive Cleanup Service' from Microsoft and I'll give that a go next but in the meantime does anyone have any other suggestions?

Cheers

Answer:Xp Painfully Slow Shutdown

Hello,

Have you changed the values of the hung app timeout, wait to kill service?

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The mouse can't even move smoothly, is it supposed to be like this? Heck, now the cursor's invisible except for along the taskbar haha. My $150 hisense chromebook outperforms this thing so intensely, I can't tell if this is defective or what. It doesn't seem defective so much as it just seems like a bad product honestly, there's no flickers or glitches or anything it's just slower than computers I had in the 90's, literally. I don't know if it's windows 10 or not maybe it's still in need of upgrades for slower devices but on my desktop everything happens instantly. I just don't wanna figure out this is defective after the return time's up it really doesn't seem it it just seems like this laptop just shouldn't exist. I wish companies would be honest about how their products ran so I knew if it was my particular device or not.

Answer:Is the R11 supposed to be painfully slow?

steveyos,
 
Some suggestions that I have:
 
Perform all updates
Perform a refresh
Perform a reset

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I am using a Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop with 2GHz Intel T2500 Core Duo processor, 1GB RAM and, nVidia GeForce Go 7800. The OS is Windows XP Media Center Edition version 2002 SP2. Instead of this, it is now taking nearly 3 minutes to start . I had latest version of McAfee VirusScan, ZoneAlarm Pro, Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D installed. Those modules were making my laptop more slow (it used to take more than 5 minutes to boot ) Nothing reported any problem (other than some tracking cookies). But Even after I uninstalled all those memory and processing hungry programs, it is still taking so long to boot.

Attached is my HijackThis log. Please assist.

Answer:Painfully Slow Startup

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:12:51 AM, on 7/4/2006
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\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper -
// Main vBulletin Javascript Initialization
vBulletin_init();
//6 - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) -
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Truth be told, I could prepare an eight course meal and write an english paper in the time it takes my pc to boot up.

I have all the "good stuff" for spyware --> sb s&d, lavasoft
antivirus--> bitdefender

I have no unecessary programs in startup, but I'm not too sure about the services and which ones are important.

I ran bootvis (20 reps) and that cut it down by about two minutes, but startup time still takes about 15.

I get the "welcome to windows" screen, and the wallpaper appears, but thats it.

Any ideas?

I dont know if this will help, but here is a HijackThis log with startup services:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 8:07:57 PM, on 1/22/2005
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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\winpatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\progra~1\softwin\bitdef~1\bdnagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender8\bdswitch.exe
C:\Program Files\AdsGone\adsgone.exe
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Hi.

Im at a dead end on how to fix my laptop. I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 which is about 5 years old. I have never had any problems with it before until a few weeks ago. My laptop has no battery life unless it is plugged in, and a few weeks ago my niece pulled the wire out the laptop and it so my laptop turned itself off straight away, midway through browsing the internet.

Since then, whenever i try to turn the laptop on, it loads quite fast until windows starts, and then goes reeeeaaalllllyyyyyy slow! It took 2 hours for it to load before i could even press the start button and then spent another 20 minutes thinking about that before it opened it. It looks as though its booting up/loading and therefore it wont let me do anything else.

I know that it was really full, with only 8% space so I ran a defragmentation and clean-up (which took about 6 hours!!) and now its 15% free but this hasnt helped with the problem.

Any help or advice would be really useful...Im not sure if the problem is a windows thing, or something else....i know how to use them, but dont how to fix them!

Thanks in advance!

Vic

Answer:Painfully slow laptop...Please help!!!

Greetings
are you sure your not in safe mode? try last known good config....tap f8 or delete to enter the menu.

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I bought my T420 refurbished from a reputable business about a month ago. It's slowing down increasingly fast to the point where it's now very frustrating to use.I've ran Norton and checked out the resource monitor, nothing seems off. What should be my next steps?Thank you!

Answer:T420 is painfully slow

Had a similar issue. Burned a diagnostic boot disk and ran a check of the hard drive and found that it was failing.Here is a link to the ISO that I burned to a CD and booted from:http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/thinkvantage_en/linux-bootable-cd-4006027.iso LInk to Lenovo page of tools in case that link doesn't work:http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/lenovodiagnosticsolutions/downloads 

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