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Laptop extremely slow (100% disk usage on idle)

Question: Laptop extremely slow (100% disk usage on idle)

I bought a x360 pavilion awhile ago, and I even spent extra money to get more ram (6GB)It was pretty fast when I first got it, but now it's super slow. I just use it for writing word documents and internet browsing.The disk usage is always 100%, even when it it just sitting there with nothing open.I've tried all kinds of things to fix this, like defragging, updating all dirvers, etc...Nothing has worked. I'm wondering if someone here can help me get this resolved, as it slows my productivity. Details:Model: 13t-u000P/N: T5M33AV Thank you for your time.

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Hi everyone,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to start the thread, but I didn't know where else I should post it, so.

My laptop has become extremely slow during booting and regular use. I can easily get a cup of coffee across the street during booting time and by the time I come back, my laptop might still not be ready...

The booting itself is not the problem; the login screen shows up in about 40 seconds (in comparison to everything else, this is really fast). After logging in, actually, it takes almost 10 minutes before I can normally use the laptop. I tried opening programs earlier than the 10-min wait, but the laptop simply doesn't respond or opens the program 2 mins later (which immediately says 'doesn't respond').

Some specs:
Dell Inspiron 15 N5050
bought July 2012 (Windows 7), upgraded to Windows 10 in 2015
Processor: Intel (R) Celeron(R) CPU B815 @ 1.60 GHz
RAM: 3 GB
Hard Disk: 320 GB
64-bit Operating System

I ranAdwCleaner which had no result. I have AVG Free 2017 installed as AntiVirus program and ZoneAlarm as Firewall. I also ran Malwarebytes and the Sophos Virus Removal Tool; No threats were found.

Maybe the laptop is just getting old and I simply need to buy a new one? I hope someone can help me get the old thing back on track again, 'cause it still looks decent and other than the speed/performance issue, it always has worked fine!

Thanks in advance.
Jissie14

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So this has been an issue since i built this PC months ago, 6700k, 1080TI, decent enough rig. the OS is on an SSD but most if not all of my games are on my HDD.
Games like FF14, The battle.Net Launcher and some games on steam take over a minute to just launch...
Nioh on Steam can take 30 seconds just to bring the launcher up, and Final Fantasy 14 can take the same amount of time to boot up past the Login Launcher.
I have no idea why it is doing this...and the strange thing is, a reboot of the PC generally fixes the issue almost immediatly. But its so random. Sometimes they take forever to load, reboot computer, then it works again.
I tried disabling superfetch and windows search from the services menu and everything was running smooth for like...2 weeks i wanna say, then it just started happening again so im going to assume i was just getting really lucky for those 2 weeks.
Sorry for the long winded, poorly constructed post, but some help and solutions would be very appreciated.

Answer:Extremely slow application boot-up, Windows 10 OS (no, Disk usage isnt at 100 %)

See if defragging your HDD helps at all - https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/defraggler/

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Sorry if the formating is bad my laptop is so slow I'm actualy using my PS3 to write this post.
I recently got a virus that is supposed to be gone now (avira said it took care of it and there was nothing detected on the 2nd scan althought it took 20hours which is 5-6times longer than the first).
Now the laptop can take up to 30mins just to load a single webpage and many minutes just to open a folder. Yet the memory and processor usage are pretty low (800mg/2gig and from 0-10%) the hard drive is also under half full.
I'm using vista 32bit and I would love some pointers on what I can do. thanks.

Answer:Laptop is extremely slow yet under half memory usage..

Out of curiosity, do you know which virus Avira removed? You could try plugging your laptop directly into your router or modem with an ethernet cable to rule out a wireless issue... But, I would continue scanning with some other av & malware programs, which the virus forum can help you with.

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Good evening to you !
 
I am currently using an Asus Laptop X7BS (which is almost 4 years old, and is a "beta" version of the N-serie), running Windows 7, and having a couple of problems, meaning:
- images take a while to load on Opera (which may seem anecdotical, but quite often, they take a while (up to 30 seconds), or don't even load at all, without nonetheless displaying the typical "image link broken")
- all in all, he is getting slow. Slow in the sense I have framerate drops when starting Opera, not to mention games (like League of Legend, which does not ask for too high performance)
- of the four displayed processor kernels, the first tends to be at maximum even when the computer is idle ("idle" in the sense I'm not doing anything on it)
- it is thus running hot almost permanently (~70° according to SpeedFan)
Then, I got a message this afternoon from my antivirus, which is Avira Free version, saying that it has detected "ADWARE/iBryte.bxoq" right here:
C:\Windows\TEMP\tmp00004090\tmp0000001f
And not just once, but a forty-ish times.
 
Thus, right now, I am thinking about reinstalling my Windows 7 from scratch. However, I am wondering if there is a way to avoid doing so - as some programs are a real pain to reinstall (I am looking at you, Office 2010, PTC Creo, LabView).
 
Could some spare some time helping me ?
 
Thank you a lot,
 
Have a good night,
Icomenid

Answer:Asus laptop quite slow with high processor usage when idle

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

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So I have my laptop (Acer Aspire 1551-5448) that I solely use for school work. 
​As of lately however it has been running rather slow especially at startup.  It will take about a total of 8 minutes to power up, reach the desktop and have functionality.  ​I noticed that there is an svchost.exe service that is using up a lot of my memory, approximately 200,000k.  When I click on the performance tab I see the graph of the dual cores performance going up and down erratically.  I have attached the addition FRST file to this post.  Please help, I really need this old computer for my school work. Thank you. 

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I've posted a thread regarding this a month ago here. I had scanned my PC with Malware bytes and turns out I had 4 malwares. Rebooted it and figured it was the end of it. The thing is this happens occasionally when I'm normally browsing Chrome, the memory usage goes up to 3,89GB out of 4GB out of nowhere. I go to the task manager/resource monitor and I can't find anything relevant I wouldn't normally have. Sure I have about 70 tasks but they're all small and shouldn't be causing trouble. Today it happened while I was installing Sniper Elite v2 - lengthy installation, it was using my whole RAM understandably, yet after it was finished I'm still left with about 80% of memory usage? Please help.

http://oi59.tinypic.com/r1kfbt.jpg

Answer:Extremely high physical memory usage on idle! (77%)

Please use this tutorial by Brink to post screen shots.
That way members don't have to go off site to see them.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi there,
as the titles says, i am having an unusually high usage of cpu from those 2 processes (25-80%) on my quad core 4.3 Ghz processor,which i highly doubt is normal. another weird thing i noticed is that it's periodic, meaning it would be very high during the day, but during the night it's fine! i am afraid my device has been infected with a bitcoin miner or something!
I am using Bitdefender free antivirus, and i also scanned with malewarebytes antimaleware to no avail, so i went ahead and did a FRST scan, here are the results
any input is highly appreciated, thanks a lot.
 

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 31-08-2016
Ran by Scalpel (administrator) on SCALPEL-PC (03-09-2016 17:34:48)
Running from C:\Users\Scalpel\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Scalpel (Available Profiles: Scalpel & FL2-MAN)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(Bitdefender) C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Antivirus Free Edition\gzserv.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vis... Read more

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:00:28 AM, on 1/16/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
D:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
D:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
D:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
D:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
D:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
D:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\LBTWiz.exe
D:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
D:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
D:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
D:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\LQCVFX\COCIManager.exe
D:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe
D:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
D:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
D:\Users\me\AppData\Local\Temp\Rar$EX00.839\KillBox.exe
D:\Windows\system32\sdclt.exe
D:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
D:\Windows\Explorer.exe
D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
D:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
D:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/f... Read more

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So on Saturday of last week my PC started to run slow. I open up task manager to check what was going on and I am greeted with it showing me that I have very high CPU usage, and constant capped-out disk usage.
Over the course of the past few days I have reinstalled Windows 10, updated drivers, completely formatted my previous hard-drive, and just today I received a new SSD. However, my problem STILL persists, and I'm all out of ideas on what I need to in order to solve this.

My Motherboard is an ASUS Z97-P with an Intel i5-4690K processor. If you need more specifications, or a program to be run, then I would be happy to do so.

For further information, the system ran normally when booting from a Windows 8.1 hard-drive, and did have a blip of normal performance on Windows 10, but resumed misbehaving when the computer was re-started.

Answer:Constant 100% Disk Usage, 60-80% CPU usage. Both happen when idle.

in Task Manager sort by CPU usage and see what apps are responsible.

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So, a few days ago my c drive got corrupted apparently, then it asked to repair a few times. The repairing happened very slowly, after which I noticed my disk usage kept spiking to 100%.
In order to fix it, I Googled a few solutions. This is what I've done to try to solve this problem:
1. Closed superfetch, windows search and disabled it.
2. Ran chkdsk.exe several times to try to fix my c drive. According to my laptop the drive's fine.
3. Tried sfc /scannow, after 15 or so hours it got stuck at 100%
4. Made a virtual memory for my c drive, double that of my RAM
My OS is Windows 8.1.
The main problem is that the hard disk usage is fine for a few minutes after I start the laptop, but then it gets stuck at 100% and things stop responding.
What do I do? Thanks for your help in advance.

Answer:100% Disk Usage + Slow Laptop

Hello JohnnyZ...I notice that nobody has responded yet, so I am just checking to see if you are still interested in pursuing this topic.

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Hi I have http://support.hp.com/hk-en/document/c04739031 this touchscreen HP Pavilion laptop...Quick stats 4gb ram, 1tb harddrive, originally windows 8 but now windows 10.I've had it around about a year (probably just longer) and it has been very lightly used - maybe once a week or less, on average. It's been getting steadily slower and now it's just taking the biscuit really... I googled around a bit and found how to check the task manager, which mostly shows 98 or 99% usage, when the biggest apps are using 3-7mb of disk. The memory is always around 40-80%, just from using firefox on the internet... This morning I did some more googling and found how to stop windows search and supersearch, which means that the memory is now showing either 0% or still 99% every couple of minutes. Fragmentation is normally really low, as is storage used. I only have a select few pieces of software on here (the most 'heavy' photoshop cs2, anaconda ipython notebook, netbeans ide), other than the norm (browsers, microsoft office, netflix,etc) It struggles to run a browser and microsoft word at the same time and this is a huge (very irritating) problem as I need to do research for my lab reports as I write them... and I need several of the python notebook things open for my coursework too. Does anyone have any ideas how I can spruce up my laptop to make it run faster? Is this disk usage likely to be a physical fault (that needs fixing)? Is it worth making it do a... Read more

Answer:Laptop really slow/99% disk usage

mraynor778 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!When MS did the Win10 Upgrade, it overwrote your prior HP drivers with generic ones, and that can result in reduced performance, especially in video-intensive tasks.  One minor thing that might help a bit is checking the drivers you have installed against the ones for Win10 for your laptop on this page: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-15-ab000-Notebook-PC-series-(Touch)/7777... I have an old HP DV6 and what improved its performance under Win10 the most was replacing the hard drive with an SSD, which gave me improvement in boot speed and application launch time. SSD price are coming down all the time and you can get a 500GB SSD today for what you would have paid for a 120GB model a year ago. Other than that, there's really not much you can do as you already have 4GB of system memory and adding more will not yield any noticeable performance improvement.

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I just built my computer today, and put Windows XP MCE 2005 on it. I have noticed that when I finish the windows xp logo(blue thing scrolling at the bottom), I have to wait 3-5minutes before I get to the welcome menu. Why is that? Is something wrong with the computer? It is fine once I get there, but getting there takes forever, so a quick reboot is not possible at the moment.

Hardware:
p5b deluxe
e6600
7900gs
520w Corsair PSU
Crucial Ballistix DD2 8000 2x1gb
7200.10 seagate 250gb hdd

The computer also seems to be extremely slow when doing everyday processes like running multiple IE windows and other small things. In CS:S, it played fine with all graphics cranked up, and absolutely no lag.
 

Answer:NEW Computer is extremely slow booting up, and idle.

Got your chipset drivers loaded? Any conflicts with BIOS settings? How about your network...how's that configured?
 

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Greetings,
 
I have an Asus laptop running windows 7 64 bit and this laptop came with 2 hard drives, each partitioned into two parts (C:\ & D:\ and E:\ & F:\).
 
I am transferring over 30GB of data from one drive (C:\) to the other (F:\)
 
Get this... the transfer rate is 1.2MB/s right now. Over 9 hours left to copy the 30GB. There are over 125,000 items but that still does not justify the 1.2MB/s
 
I am open to any suggestions but first, a few points.
Yes, I am sure they are two separate drives with those partitions.
Error checking showed zero errors on both drives.
This is the 3rd time I am trying a transfer.
Both drives are relatively empty (especially the F:\).
C:\ is my system disk.
The SMART data shows no read/write errors or overheating.
I have disabled the virus protection and all real-time scanning.
 
Again, I am very open to suggestions and checks. Feel free to post your idea!
 
 
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Laptop Hard Disk to Hard Disk transfer Extremely Slow

My experience with file transfers of the type you describe...is that the number of files doesn't matter...what matters is how large the files are.  Video files take much longer than text or document files.
 
Slow transfer rates between partitions/drives...can indicate a problem with either the partititon or the drive, IMO.
 
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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It's an Acer Aspire E5-572G. Just got it one week ago.
These are the specs:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3987 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 840M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 468077 MB, Free - 420918 MB; D: Total - 468077 MB, Free - 467341 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, EA50_HWS
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
Playing Lol in normal settings either has me dropping connection and frames either once every hour or once every minute, download ETAs can vary between seconds and days. Browsing the web gets slow after opening a few tabs.
Ran a speedtest check:
http://www.speedtest.net/result/3897653931

(Testing a different PC on the same connection gives me an 85 Mbps Download speed)
Some pictures of the task manager I took while performing mundane tasks:
http://i.imgur.com/BclTXF0.png?1 http://i.imgur.com/LK419Iw.png?1 http://i.imgur.com/cnnKm3r.png?1
Disk usage goes up to 100% and back down to 0 even when I'm barely running any programs, here is the performance tab after doing nothing for a minute:
http://i.imgur.com/SH9eQwo.png?1
As I said, the laptop is new. I haven't done anything out of the ordinary (Removed some bloatware). I only started noticing there was something wrong with the laptop a few days after buying it (Though I hadn't exactly been paying much attention). My first couple intense gaming sessions presen... Read more

Answer:Help me identify what is wrong with my new laptop (Slow internet, Disk usage 100%)

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My laptop is running slow. everything in task manager i.e. ram usage, processor usage are fine. but the hard disk usage i think is very high. Please look for attached pic.

Is it problem with hardware or any software related?

plz help me. should i change my hard disk.

Answer:Very high disk usage keeps laptop slow in normal operations also.

Look at the Task Manager Resource Monitor to see if you can tell what Processes are causing high disk activity.
Resource Monitor is a button the the Task Manager / Performance tab.

Here's an example of the window I'm talking about:

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Hello,

A week ago, i noticed my hard drives makes small littles noises when i'm doing nothing on the computer; every few seconds, the disk makes slight noises..usually it is dead silent.

i tried to remember what happened on the computer around that time and here it is :
-internet explorer update.
-adobe reader and flash updates.
-some windows updates.
-a windows 10 update that i had to hide otherwise it would have installed windows 10.

the cpu usage goes around 0 to 5- 6 %, like usual i think. i haven't noticed any slowdowns during applications and gaming.
i don't seem to have more processus running than before (52).
i tried to see the disk usage using the ressource monitor and here is a screen shot at idle : Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

it would seem that the service System (PID4 ) is constantly writing something at roughly 10k octet by seconds. i don't know if it is normal and if it was the same value before the problem.
i don't know what to think of the info regarding disk activity below that.
Any idea of what i should do to shut down those noises? is that disk activity normal? (maybe it should be at 0)..

Thank you for your time.

Answer:Constant low disk usage in idle

I would scan with MBAM

The free version has the same scanner as the paid.
Something writing data like clockwork and it wasn't doing it before makes me suspect one of the updates. If MBAM comes up clean then the only way to rule out the updates is to remove the new ones one by one.

That's the main reason I don't update unless it is a Service Pack. It is too easy to break something when you make multiple modifications at once.

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Hello,

I've had this problem for a while.

After I stop using my computer, at the 4th minute mark of being idle something sets off. I always notice it when I work next to it because the vents rev up, it becomes loud, which means more wear and tear, etc.

So first things first, open up the task manager and process explorer to see what's going on. However, as soon as I move my mouse (or give any input really) everything calms back down to 0% or 1% and I can't really see what's driving it. I still managed to snap this screenshot though.

As you can see from it, BitDefender seems to be the culprit. But I don't understand why because even when I turn idle scan and auto-update off, the problem is still here. So it might not be BitDefender after all.

I've also thought of Windows indexing and defragmenting services which were set to run at idle. Nothing is solved after switching both to off.

I'd like to know how can I find out what process exactly is causing the CPU to rise, that is, high disk usage.

Thanks for any help!

Answer:High idle disk and cpu usage

Just sounds like normal windows maintenance to me, mine starts off automatically after being idle for a few mns, they should settle down after a while, but as soon as you use the machine windows pauses the process

Event viewer might also give an idea of what it is doing

A way to see what process is doing it
Disable screen saver if it comes on after a few minutes
open up task manager on the process tab sorted by cpu

sit and watch it for 4 mins and you should see which process is running

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Hello,

A week ago, i noticed my hard drives makes small littles noises when i'm doing nothing on the computer; every few seconds, the disk makes slight noises..usually it is dead silent.

i tried to remember what happened on the computer around that time and here it is :
-internet explorer update.
-adobe reader and flash updates.
-some windows updates.
-a windows 10 update that i had to hide otherwise it would have installed windows 10.

the cpu usage goes around 0 to 5- 6 %, like usual i think. i haven't noticed any slowdowns during applications and gaming.
i don't seem to have more processus running than before (52).
i tried to see the disk usage using the ressource monitor and here is a screen shot at idle : Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

it would seem that the service System (PID4 ) is constantly writing something at roughly 10k octet by seconds. i don't know if it is normal and if it was the same value before the problem.
i don't know what to think of the info regarding disk activity below that.
Any idea of what i should do to shut down those noises? is that disk activity normal? (maybe it should be at 0)..

Thank you for your time.

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Basically exactly what the title says. I've been dealing with this for about 8 or 9 months now and it seems to come and go, and I've tried a lot of different solutions I've read around the internet. I've turned off all notifications and tips and tricks. I've completely disabled Windows Search. I've defragmented my hard drive. I've turned off Superfetch (and turned it back on when it's done nothing to help). I've run ScanDisk through the command prompt to search for and fix errors.

I'm at my wit's end here because outside of my hard drive starting to be on the way out, I can't really figure out on a software/OS level what could be causing this or how to stop it, but I never had the problem before upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and it seems to be a common complaint with 10, so I'm hoping there's just something here I'm missing.

Now, barring the rare case where my disk usage will jump to 100% out of nowhere while I'm using my computer, this mostly only happens when I leave it idle for 20 or more minutes, say to do the dishes or something. If I don't have something constantly running in the background, like a game, or suitably semi-weighty program, my disk usage will, after a certain point, skyrocket.

At that point, there's nothing I can do but A.) Force a shut down of my computer, since it will move so slow it can't even shut down or restart properly, or B.) Bizarrely, open up a disk monitoring program. This may or may not work because sometimes it's so bogged down it... Read more

Answer:Disk Usage Jumping to 100% When Idle, Sometimes At Random

Welcome to the Tensforum @Toast

Have you seen this article? It too mentions Superfetch as one item.

FIX: 100% Disk Usage by “System and Compressed Memory” in Windows 10 - Appuals.com

I believe this was originally posted by @TairikuOkami ( I think, hopefully I got this right.)
Ken

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Hello,
First post. I found a post that had similar problems to my own but it was very old. I did notice the poster was asked to download "mini tool box" and check four lists--I did this and will include with post. The Problem computer is HP Pavillion g6. Thank you,
thom
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 21-07-2014
Ran by Thomas (administrator) on 29-09-2014 at 13:55:26
Running from "C:\Users\Thomas\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\0088V89E"
Microsoft Windows 8.1  (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
==================
Error: (09/29/2014 00:52:54 PM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: HPPU.exe, version: 1.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x50079e34
Faulting module name: d2d1.dll, version: 6.3.9600.16473, time stamp: 0x528d9db8
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0022b268
Faulting process id: 0x68c
Faulting application start time: 0xHPPU.exe0
Faulting application path: HPPU.exe1
Faulting module path: HPPU.exe2
Report Id: HPPU.exe3
Faulting package full name: HPPU.exe4
Faulting package-relative application ID: HPPU.exe5
Error: (09/29/2014 00:50:25 PM) (Source: Application Hang) (User: )
Description: The program IEXPLORE.EXE version 11.0.9600.17278 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the probl... Read more

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I don't understand why my computer has become so slow, even at the desktop with nothing opened. I have 100% CPU levels nonstop and my computer responds poorly when applications are opened. Services.exe is particularly high when internet is opened and System Idle Process is high when my computer is just turned on. Please help fast!
 

Answer:Extremely slow responding computer - high CPU services.exe and System Idle Process

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Hello,

From sometime in October, after an update, there have been periods, sometimes intermittent, sometime persisting for a long time, when Disk usage spikes up to 100%, and makes a lot of things unusable.

I did some researching, and disabled a bunch of stuff, like Windows notifications, Windows search, background intelligent transfer and superfetch, even OneDrive, but even on Windows 10 version 1511, Disk usage spikes to 100%, the offending application / service being anything from System to memory compression to 3rd party applications...

This is becoming extremely irritating, and my video playback or something else stutters a lot when disk usage jumps up, often at chronic levels, then backs down, or stays at that usage for some time.

Could anyone suggest a remedy for this? I have run out of ideas, barring a system reset...it used to work fine before an update in mid - October.

Thanks a lot.

Answer:Extremely high intermittent disk usage

I would try another disk. This could very well be a hardware problem.

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Hello,

From sometime in October, after an update, there have been periods, sometimes intermittent, sometime persisting for a long time, when Disk usage spikes up to 100%, and makes a lot of things unusable.

I did some researching, and disabled a bunch of stuff, like Windows notifications, Windows search, background intelligent transfer and superfetch, even OneDrive, but even on Windows 10 version 1511, Disk usage spikes to 100%, the offending application / service being anything from System to memory compression to 3rd party applications...

This is becoming extremely irritating, and my video playback or something else stutters a lot when disk usage jumps up, often at chronic levels, then backs down, or stays at that usage for some time.

Could anyone suggest a remedy for this? I have run out of ideas, barring a system reset...it used to work fine before an update in mid - October.

Thanks a lot.

Answer:Extremely high intermittent disk usage

I would try another disk. This could very well be a hardware problem.

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hey one day i turned my computer on and it started running extremely slow. It is an older computer but it was running way slower then normal. i checked my task manager to see what was running and only my normal processes were running but then i looked at the next tab and it had my computer usage at 100% and it never comes down. in my processes the process that uses up the most at any given point is the SYSTEM its always around 87-99. i also ran a full compute scan with AVG and nothing came up. so i attached my hijack log to see if i have a virus or spyware making my cpu mess up.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:48:15 PM, on 10/6/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\brss01a.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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Answer:CPU usage is at 100% and the cpu is extremely slow

bump? please help
 

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Hi all.

I have been using this pc for 3 days. When I first got it it was full of viruses and trojan horses, I removed them all with Eset Nod32, Combo Fix, Malwarebytes' Antimalware, so I cleaned the pc and everything was good. However, since I installed service pack 3, the cpu usage has been %100 constantly. Although I close all the programs that seem to use %100 of the cpu, another process starts to consume it up. I am sure that there's no virus on this computer, and no big application is working. It's really annoying.

My configuration
Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHZ
512 MB RAM
Windows XP Service Pack 3

HJT log.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 01:57:34, on 24.06.2010
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\RALINK\Common\RaUI.exe
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Answer:CPU Usage is always %100 and extremely slow

had a virus infestation then dump the system totally delete the partition create a new one and do a complete reinstall of windows.
 

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Hello,
From sometime in October, after an update, there have been periods, sometimes intermittent, sometime persisting for a long time, when Disk usage spikes up to 100%, and makes a lot of things unusable.
I did some researching, and disabled a bunch of stuff, like Windows notifications, Windows search, background intelligent transfer and superfetch, even OneDrive, but even on Windows 10 version 1511, Disk usage spikes to 100%, the offending application / service being anything from System to memory compression to 3rd party applications...
This is becoming extremely irritating, a my video playback or something else stutters a lot when disk usage jumps up, often at chronic levels, then backs down, or stays at that usage for some time.
Could anyone suggest a remedy for this? I have run out of ideas, barring a system reset...it used to work fine before an update in mid - October.
Thanks a lot.

Answer:Extremely high intermittent disk usage, is there a remedy for this?

Having done research too and done all of the above tips, still experiencing this. Anyone with anything that actually worked?

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Hey there,

Upon startup (always), and inconsistently at other times my disk usage will read %100

The programs seemingly responsible for this usage can be WoW (World of Warcraft), Network Restricted (number: [10-17?]), Com Surrogate, Compatibility Telemetry, system, bitdefender update, google chrome, and others I am likely forgetting.

I've read articles on high disk usage and have tried various things. I realize this is broad at this point, so I will narrow it to a few simple questions:

Is there a conflict between Reimage and Bitdefender (I am using both)?

Could this be indicative of a failing hard drive although all scans I've done report perfect health?

Could the network restricted programs (with varying numbers) be a result of some conflict between my router/wifi/firewalls/malware protection?

Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions!
 

Answer:Abnormal / Unpredictable Extremely High Disk Usage

Just a general suggestion...

You should be able to identify which process(es) are causing high CPU in Task Manager. After you have identified which process(es), then you can research the causes further.

It is unclear in your OP as you state "seemingly responsible..." It appears that you are making a generalization instead of definitively identifying the process(es) that are overtaxing the CPU.

Perhaps I am just mis-interpreting your OP.
 

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Hi,

I have a Dell 8300 which has recently gotten extremely slow at executing programs. Especially video players and MS Explorer Browser. My CPU usage is at 100%. My HijackThis file is listed below. If any of the volunteer experts out there could offer any advice, I'd be greatly appreciative. Thank you very much.

Rick
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:03:42 PM, on 9/17/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\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\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\IHA_MessageCenter\Bin\Verizon_IHAMessageCenter.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\spkrmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\StartNow Toolbar\ToolbarUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgemcx.exe
C:\Program Fil... Read more

Answer:Solved: 100% CPU Usage and Extremely Slow

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Hello,I came to this site originally to get some help on cleaning up my computer, and securing it, and I currently run avast and malwarebytes. ( I do a lot of reading and not a lot of posting :D)however, recently, my computer has slowed down significantly, taking time to load even notepad.my debit card number was also recently stolen, which led me to think that there was some malware on my computer...i've posted the hijack log and i would appreciate ANY help is clearing up this mess. it is running so slow that it is hard to even open up two word files at the same time. Thanks in advance...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 7:01:45 PM, on 7/14/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17055)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\syst... Read more

Answer:Increased CPU Usage, extremely slow

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.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. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The ap... Read more

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Any help would be greatly appreciated!

System: Windows XP Home, V2002, Service Pack 3
Computer: Celeron CPU 1.80GHz, 512MB RAM

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 4:34:52 PM, on 3/7/2010
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVANQU~1\Fix-It\mxtask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVANQU~1\Fix-It\mxtask.exe
C:\Program Files\LeapFrog\LeapFrog Connect\CommandService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\Linksys Updater\bin\LinksysUpdater.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\NMSSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\java.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WIN... Read more

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Hi guys, long time lurker / first time poster. Win 7 / Quad Core Xeon / 10gb Ram / enough free space on windows HDD / page file on seperate HDD the last few days my machine has really slowed down. i had attribuetd it to a virus but not anymoer as i haev ran many AV tools including a bootable Kaspersky version - all returned that the machine is clean. Problem: Machine is slow / stalling a lot machine runs very high CPU (100% a lot of the time) and even on idle it can stay cloking about 30-40% the only thing i can think of is that windows update rolled out a driver update for my Nvidia Quado NVS 440 card, which failed. the problems seem to have started since then any advice on how i might discover the problem would be greatly appreiacited. i just dont know where to start.

Answer:Slow Win 7 machine / High CPU usage on idle

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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Dear Wonderful Helpful Person,
I don't even know if this is an Internet Explorer problem. I thought I would start here.
I know that the connection into the house (at&t broadband) is really good - my roommates computer is kicking.
I just came here from Roswell, GA, where both of my computers were working fairly well with Charter cable, although this desktop was beginning to slow. I got a strange little jobette with a company named Brainfuse, and after loading that program, I started to notice a bit of slowing. Both on this computer and also on my laptop.
And then recently my cousin asked me to help her with a project, and I loaded on Nvu and SmartFTP. Now I'm crawling.
Poking around, looking for help, I remembered the Task Manager. It seems that often when I seem totally stuck, I am at 100% CPU usage.
I have defragged and done disc cleanup. I was even looking at purchasing Reg Cure. They say, of course, that I have over a thousand problems. If you feel I need to purchase that, I will.
I am also happy to remove the Brainfuse program if you think that would help, and just have it on the laptop, and then use this machine for my cousin's project.
I don't have a large amount of memory. Under System Information, it says Intel Pentium 4 CPU 1.90GHz 1.90GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM. I have XP Pro, 2002, Service Pack 2 (so far - should I install the Service Pack 3 that they keep bugging me to install?)
I did run your scans and I have the logs, however I just reread the instructio... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow internet connection and 100% CPU usage often

Welcome to TSF

Do not use any type of reg cleaner, it will only make matters worse.
I would first remove the Brainfuse program and see what difference it makes.

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Hi,

I have a very annoying problem with my PC.
Most of the time the PC responds very very slow, windows are maximizing in 5-10secs, ApexDC++ takes ages to maximize, typed characters don't appear in real-time in Yahoo Messenger, Explorer is also very slow and shows that waiting cursor every time I change the folders( this is the most annoying aspect), etc.
At the same time I was running an XP in VMware, for a test, and it's Explorer was very snappy.

The PC reacts like it is overwhelmed. Things like these happened when I had a Duron 900Mhz +256MB RAM.
The actual PC is a quad core Q8300, 8GB RAM DDR2, ATI x550(an old video card, but not important because I don't play games) and a Samsung HE642JJ HDD on AHCI mode.



The things that work in the baground are a few emule instances, an ApexDC++ instance and uTorrent.
All of these don't use more than 2048kbps up or down. The only thing is that those 2048kbps are divided in small streams depending on the files that are being uploaded or downloaded.

The CPU usage varies from 20 to 90%, the RAM usage is up to 75%.
I have stopped the indexing, but superfetching is activated. The HDD seems fine in HD Tune, no errors, normal speed graph, SMART is OK.
I've turned off NOD32 AV but saw no difference.
I use the Comodo Firewall, and ofc, the Windows Firewall is turned off.
(I see now that Windows Defender is still on.)
I have no viruses, never had a crash, nor a reset, from the last time I reinstalled the OS.

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Answer:Extremely slow Win7 x64 while medium HDD usage

We need system specs

But until then, check memory
Guide to using Memtest86+

Run antivirus scan

Download and run malwarebytes.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

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I am using XP OS in a Lenovo T61 Laptop. The machine gets slower with time and CPU/PF usage keeps on increasing and after certain time, I am forced to restart the machine. Here is the log file. Any help would be highly appreciated.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:47:00 AM, on 10/16/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec Client Firewall\ISSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\trcboot.exeC:\Program Files\IBM\Personal Communications\PCS_AGNT... Read more

Answer:Machine is extremely slow with high CPU and PF Usage

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

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Hello, back again. Posting my problems a couple times a month as it seems the only thing I have with computers is problems, yet sometimes for no reason.

Anyways, I just recently installed BitDefender Total Security 2008 and from what i've heard BitDefender is supposely one of the best antiviruses out there according to many internet reviews. So, just recently I've been having some major problems with my computer. It seems as though my mouse isn't reacting to certain situations the same way (which makes me believe someone is hijacking my computer or something like) and when I try to click on something one time, it clicks twice. The mouse is only a year old and is a HP, so I cannot see why it would be the mouse. Plus, my computer has been going the slowest I've ever seen it go. I don't know if it's ever since I installed BitDefender or something, because I am using my father's friend's laptop a lot more than the computer that is going slow, but my parents ALWAYS use it and once this laptop goes back to my father's friend, then we will not have a computer if I don't fix the one that's going really slow.

Of course I could reinstall XP and such, but I really do not feel like doing that, as I've done it too many times and the hassle of recreating everything and such is not very fun. That will be my last and final try, if nessecary, of this big mess.

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Answer:Computer going extremely slow, vvserv.exe using 100,000+ K Mem Usage.

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My computer has been runnign really slow for a few weeks now. The fan continuiously is going because the usage is at 100%I run AVG on my comp but it isn't finding anything. I tried using trend micro from antivirus.com but it wont start up.Here is my Hijack this LogLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:33:49 AM, on 08/02/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Hp\QuickPlay\QPService.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Auto Update\RIMAutoUpdate.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib�... Read more

Answer:Computer running Extremely Slow (CPU USAGE=100%)

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

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I am running Windows XP on my desktop PC. I recently installed Skype and a Logitech C210 webcam. Since doing so I have noticed at times that my PC runs extremely slowly. When this occurs I check the ‘Task Manager’ ‘Performance’ tab and see that the ‘CPU Usage’ shows 100%. Sometimes I have noticed that ‘CPU Usage’ is very slight but ‘PF Usage’ is very high i.e. up to 1.2GB. The usage and slow PC problem arises despite the fact that the webcam is not being used. I have carried out a full system virus scan using Avast with no viruses found. I have still to perform a boot scan. I have also done a full system scan with Malewarebytes and only found several items that were designated as ‘no threat’. When I reboot the PC with the webcam plugged into the USB sometimes after the boot screen and Microsoft screen I simply get a blank screen and start up does not occur. I then have to re-boot with the webcam unplugged from the USB for the PC to start up properly. I was wondering if is possible that the webcam whilst not in use could be causing a conflict resulting in extremely high CPU and PF usage making the PC painfully slow or if there may be something wrong with svchost.exe that could be causing the problem. This is a really frustrating problem and I would appreciate any help or suggestions.
 

Answer:Solved: Problem 100% cpu usage and extremely slow pc

Hello,
Please download a copy on a Hijackthis scanner and post the results here.
Hijackthis download link below.
 

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My PHBs laptop has gone crazy - or something more sinister.

CPU is maxed out on the "System" process. Shutting down never fully completes - system hangs and mouse pointer does not move. Only the default wallpaper and the mouse cursor is on the screen.

According to him, he was giving a PowerPoint presentation using a data projector when the battery died. Back at the office the machine was plugged back into the docking station to charge up. After switching on, it was very "sluggish". He called me to fix it. First thing I noticed was the 100% CPU usage.

OK. What I've done so far:

Scanned for viruses and grayware - Trendmicro Officescan Corporate - nothing.
Scanned for spyware - Spybot S&D - a few tracking cookies.
Checked the event log - nothing unusual.
Checked device manager - no malfunctioning devices.
Checked "System Information" - IRQs, Conflicts, etc.
Cleaned out temp folders.
Turned off everything I can think of - e.g. system restore, hibernate, stopped MSSQL, BOINC, screensaver, etc.
Ran chkdsk.
Removed and re-seated the RAM and HDD.

Ran Process Expolorer which reports the following:

System Idle Process
--Interupts ~30% CPU
--DPCs ~55% CPU
--System ~15% CPU

If I start a Spybot S&D scan, ProExp reports that it (SpybotSD.exe) uses up to 96% CPU - so the above processes "back off" completely.
If I stop scanning, Task Manager shows the "kernel times" go from 5-10% while scanning to ~98... Read more

Answer:XP SP2 hp laptop. 100% CPU usage when idle.

Does the same thing happen when logged in as a different user (or Administrator)? Also, does it happen in Safe Mode?

Sounds like you've already done the main checks. What I might try at this point is just leaving it sat there over the weekend (turn off any screensavers, etc), see if the process that's running finishes whatever it's trying to do, then check Event Viewer and see if you can work out what it was doing.

I might also be tempted to temporarily install a distributed computing project, like [email protected] or similar, and see if that runs -- because it's set on the LOW priority, I'd be interested to see if it gets a chance to do anything at all, or if this rouge process is actually taking up all the resources for a reason, if you see what I mean.

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Recently i've noticed that when i'm on the internet, browsing sites, my internet is extremely slow, and i get the occasional pop up asking me to buy an anti-virus program.These pop ups, may however be due to an msn sponsor program that i participate in.However, i've noticed that when i dual boot onto vista, the internet is much smoother, and all other computers on the network are much smoother.Here is my hijack this log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 21:20:52, on 10/02/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\WtSrv.exeC:\... Read more

Answer:Computer very slow, internet usage extremely high.

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until instruc... Read more

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Hi, My computer runs really slow. I did remove ad-aware according instructions i found on your webpage. I ran hiijackthis and will post the results at the end. I also tried to run dds twice but my computer froze both times. I use norton antivirus program.
My coputer is Toshiba Satellite A135, Genuine Intel (R) CPU T2080, 1,75GHz, 32-bit operating system, 1G memory, windows vista homepremium with service pack 2

Here is the HJT results: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:37:07 PM, on 8/10/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
E:\Gary\Quixtar\Digital delivery\5745897\Program\DeliveryCenter.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10a.exe
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Answer:computer extremely slow, high cpu usage warning

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So in the last few weeks I've noticed my system running very slow. After diag'ing myself, I noticed that in the task manager that my CPU Usage is constantly at 100%. Right after start up, browsing, whenever. And when I'm browsing/watching videos/on Facebook, it tends to freeze quite a bit. I ran Spybot S&D and cleared out the couple spyware/malware problems it had. I ran HiJackThis and came up with the following:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:18:17 PM, on 9/14/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16386)

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Users\Dan\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstart
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 168.94.74.68:8080
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\ssv.dll
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Answer:100% CPU Usage Problem -- System Running Extremely SLOW..

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Hi, any help would be greatly appreciated.
My old desktop, running XP [sp3] has started to encounter problems. Sometimes it boots very slowly, but the main issue I'm having is its general 'usability'.
The cpu usage is peaking around 50-60% when the machine is idle, and as you can imagine this makes everything incredibly slow.
I've run my usual anti-virus, malware, spyware programs, In Safe Mode, all came back 'clean'. [Microsoft Security Essentials, rkill, Malwarebytes, ComboFix, SAS]
As far as I can tell there are no erroneous programs/services running when looking in Task Manager/Processes, however, I have noticed the windows update process wuauclt.exe using a significant amount of RAM, but ending this process doesn't seem to affect the cpu usage issue.
I am aware of times when there has been more than one instance of wuauclt.exe running, albeit very infrequently. I searched my computer for wuauclt.exe and came back with more results than I expected, not just the one in the System32 folder, which has lead me to think that perhaps there is indeed a virus present that I'm just not picking up on.

The machine itself is a good 5 years old, and probably on its last legs anyway. I had to change the CMOS battery this morning as it had been losing time/date for a while, but everything went smoothly and the issue mentioned above has been occuring for quite a while, although now it has become almost unusable.

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Answer:WinXP Slow, CPU usage high when idle, possibly infected?

<<The cpu usage is peaking around 50-60% when the machine is idle, and as you can imagine this makes everything incredibly slow.>>CPU usage...when a program is running...can easily be near 100%...but that doesn't necessarily impact doing anything on the system, IME. 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 .LouisDo NOT post unrequested logs in this forum. See http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum-56/announcement-45-no-dds-hijackthis-or-combofix-logs-should-be-posted-in-this-forum/ .

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I noticed a couple weeks ago my laptop's cpu fan had been cranking even when I was only surfing the internet or typing something up in Microsoft word. I've been monitoring the CPU usage over those last few weeks and when the computer is idle the cpu usage hovers anywhere between 25%-60% with no programs open.

I started looking around the internet for solutions. I did a full computer scan with Norton Antivirus which caught a few small bugs. Then restarted the computer and now it runs around 25%-45% when idle.

I downloaded Process Explorer to show more of what was bogging down the cpu. At the top of the list was "System Idle Process" in the cpu column reads between 60-70. Also AppleMobileDeviceService.exe in the cpu column is between 20-25. Everything else was close enough to 0 that it wouldn't make a difference. I'm not sure what this means or how I should go about fixing it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:High CPU usage when laptop is idle

Here is an Apple article I found about AppleMobileDeviceService.exe high CPU use.
AppleMobileDeviceService.exe is hogging up to %50 of CPU

Looks like a lot of people have this issue, and a lot of theories on how to solve it...

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Hello.

My CPU usage changes sporadically, going from 0% - 6% - 24% - 60%- 100%. And all of my internet browsers are slow. Firefox especially takes a very long time to load pages, whereas Opera is a bit faster (but definitely not fast as it used to be). When my computer starts, 2 system32 CMD windows pops up and disappears. Another thing that pops up at startup is the "Found New Hardware" icon on the task bar and a "found new hardware installation wizard" window, even though I did NOT install any new hardware.
 

Answer:Sporadic CPU usage, extremely slow browsers, and pop-ups at computer start up

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Your problems are not due to malware. Your logs are clean. I do suggest that your remove the below file to stop this task from trying to run:

C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Ad-Aware Antivirus Scheduled Scan.job

You do not even have Ad-Aware Antivirus installed per your logs.

Other than that, I suggest that you post in the Software Forum for help and also do the below final cleanup.


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

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I've been working with another community member in a seperate thread, and have run several scans as per their advice. No real progress has been made, and it was suggested that I post additional information here. I made a dds log, and used gmer :

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by jyfkf at 10:40:31.30 on 28/01/2011
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.949.82.1033.18.4093.1570 [GMT 9:00]

AV: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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Answer:Extremely slow booting up time and performance spikes during usage

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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my laptop usage is constantly jumping around when idle and cant even play music or movies when i have any other program open because it sounds horrible very choppy and makes this like screeching sound and i cant take it off of the high performance setting because it slows down so much that it almost freezes here are some shots of the processes when it was actually almost running decent i use spybot search and destroy and Regcure and avast

thanks for your advice and help!!!!!!!
 

Answer:Laptop usage constantly jumping around when idle CPU

@Moderators
Please move this thread to Virus and Malware Removal forum.

@jut
Please follow 8-steps defined in Virus and Malware Removal Forum and report back with your findings. Regards
 

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As above. Under task manager, the ram usage will hit up to 90+% , causing the computer to slow dramatically.

Is there any way to track down what program is causing the issue ?

I encountered the windows popup saying that "Memory is low, please close xxx program" .

So far, the xxx program refers to either NetBeans or Firefox.

But I have been using both of these programs without issues for a long time..

Thanks for any guidance

Answer:Extremely high ram usage after using the laptop for some time.

Is that a browser or a game that is running after you exit it? Some games may not end their process immediately after you exit. Try to end that task using the task manager. If its an internet browser, are there any add-ons that has a high RAM usage? or if its crashing the browser itself is using a large amount of RAM or their is a memory leak. If so please update it because I had a similar problem before with firefox but when I updated it, the high RAM usage is gone. I don't know anything about NetBeans but its weird that you have 8 GB of RAM and it uses 90% of your RAM? What's your idle RAM usage? Usually for 64-bit W7 its around 2 GB but when you use a browser it uses around 6 GB of RAM?

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My company replaced my laptop with one that had been used previously. I usually soft shutdown/hibernate at the end of the day and hard shutdown at the end of the week. When I boot up after a hard shutdown, it takes a very long time to load programs and settings (upwards of 3 minutes). SVCHost uses a lot of system resources, and the start menu is a long list, but my initial research doesn't show anything I can safely delete. Panda shows I have spyware/cookies, though I've run S&D and it found nothing. Firefox deletes my cookies at the close of every Internet session, so maybe this is a false positive.

Thanks in advance for whatever help you can provide. I don't think I'm infected, but I can't figure out what else would make me so slow.


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by dstevens on 2007-12-03 22:28:00
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 2 Restore Point(s) --
2: 2007-12-04 05:28:06 UTC - RP63 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
1: 2007-12-04 05:08:19 UTC - RP62 - Software Distribution Service 3.0


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



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

Unable to find log (file not found); running clone.
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Answer:extremely slow initial boot, long start up list, CPU usage pegs at > 80%

Bump**

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My Dell Inspiron 3147 (11 inch) continuously preforms extremely slow at everything; from loading Windows initially to logging in to opening programs...

Doing anything from a USB flash drive is much faster, however, for some reason.

So I checked task manager (with nothing else open on a fresh install) and disk usage was 100%, no matter what I did, with speeds extremely slow as well.

I'm not sure if my drive is fried or corrupted, but is there a way to solve this? I don't think it is fully broken if this is still bootable.

Thanks for help in advance!

EDIT: All the specifications listed on my account are the same for this specific system.

(Also, running Ubuntu off of a separate USB stick, not touching the main drive, worked at expected speeds too. This supports that it is a drive issue.)

tl;dr: Laptop is extremely slow with the drive being at a constant 100% usage. Everything but the drive runs at normal speeds.

Answer:Extremely slow Win10 with constant 100% disk

Unfortunately as soon as I finally go to the last resort of making a forum post (after failing to find results by searching around), I find the results I was looking for.

My paging file was too large.

For those looking to solve this in the future (that find this from a Google search; I doubt it though), follow these steps:

1. Search for 'performance' on your PC and go to 'Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows' (or navigate to it from Control Panel)
2. Click the 'Advanced' tab and then click 'Change' under 'Virtual memory'
3. Uncheck the Automatic function and set the Initial and Maximum values to a value that doesn't impact your performance.

I set mine just 'lower' in general since it was constantly using my disk and slowing my PC.

Sorry for posting a pointless thread.. heh

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I recently installed a new Mushkin SSD to my system and it runs great. The only problem that I am having is disk manger takes minutes to open and 2 of my other hard drives will not appear. The 2 missing drives do show on the BIOS flash screen. BIOS and all drivers are up to date from Gigabytes website.

Answer:Disk Manager extremely slow to respond

My guess would be that the 2 problems are related. As a first attempt to fix it, I would run a sfc /scannow and see what it says.

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Hello Everybody,

I have a WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR R3 1TB WD1002FBYS connected to my ASROCK X58 Extreme PC MoBo.
The problem is that when I try to copy a large file, for example a 4 GB file from one directory to another on the same HD, the first GB is copyed at 40 MB/s speed, then it gets slower and slower and achieves a ridiculous 2-3 MB/s. It takes more than two hours to finish a 5 GB file copy-paste operation on the same HD.

It is connected in DMA mode, so I suppose it is not the usual PIO connection problem. On italian websites nobody was able to help me.

Is there something to do with it or it may be simply defective?
 

Answer:new Hard Disk WD - extremely slow writing

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Please Help, I'm clueless about what it could be. We've had this laptop for 1 year and the last month has been a nightmare. The computer went from performing fine to extremely slow almost overnight. We have toughed it out for a month, but I've decided to look for help. Everything is slow now from startup to load times, browsing to opening documents, and everything in between. ALSO GETTING ROND.STARSDOOR POPUP, I HAVE A PROGRAM CALLED SPYGUARD THAT I CANNOT UNINSTALL AND IT'S A PAIN, LOTS OF POPUPS!!!! Below is a copy of my hijack this log fileLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:27:21 PM, on 1/21/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Progr... Read more

Answer:Extremely Slow Laptop. Slow Startup/ie Browser/programs

Hello scot_mcintosh, NOTE: If you have downloaded SmitfraudFix previously please delete that version and download it again! Also delete C:\rapport.txt Please download SmitfraudFix Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present). Please copy/paste the content of the SmitfraudFix report into your next reply. Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user. http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm ********************Download FindAWF: http://noahdfear.geekstogo.com/FindAWF.exe Save the file to the Desktop Double-click the FindAWF icon. If a Security Alert shows, allow the program to run. As instructed, press any key to continue. Use the following option: Press 1 then Enter to scan for bak folders The scan may take a while, please be patient. When done, a text file, Find AWF report is produced that we need to look at. Please post it in your reply.

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400 that is a couple of years old. It came with a 120Gb had drive installed. I recently bought a Maxtor 250 Gb drive to add as a data disk. I bought a new ribbon cable and have installed the new drive. WinXP can see it and I can read/write to it - all the data is fine and usable but...the transfer rate is extremely slow and causes my mouse pointer to freeze up and the system to slow right down whenever the new drive is accessed.

I used HDTune 2.51 and on the old drive I get an average transfer rate of 44.5MB/sec. With the new drive I get an average of just 2.2MB/sec !!

Here is what HDTune said about the old drive:
HD Tune: WDC WD1200JB-75FUA0 Benchmark

Transfer Rate Minimum : 18.2 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Maximum : 54.1 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Average : 44.5 MB/sec
Access Time : 20.5 ms
Burst Rate : 66.8 MB/sec
CPU Usage : 9.6%

And here is the new drive:
HD Tune: Maxtor 5A250J0 Benchmark

Transfer Rate Minimum : 1.9 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Maximum : 2.2 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Average : 2.2 MB/sec
Access Time : 16.3 ms
Burst Rate : 2.2 MB/sec
CPU Usage : 94.9%

HD Tune: Maxtor 5A250J0 Information

Firmware version : RAMB1TU0
Serial number : A80MCN2E
Capacity : 233.8 GB (~251.0 GB)
Buffer size : 2048 KB
Standard : ATA/ATAPI-7
Supported mode : UDMA Mode 6 (Ultra ATA/133)
Current mode : UDMA Mode 7 (Ultra ATA/512)

S.M.A.R.T : yes
48-bit Address : yes
Read Look-Ahead : yes
Write Cache : yes
Host Protected Area : yes
Device Configuration Overlay : yes
Automatic Ac... Read more

Answer:Solved: New Hard Disk running extremely slow

I find it interesting that it's supported mode is UDMA6, and it claims it's running at UDMA7. I'm guessing from the speeds that it's actually running in PIO mode. I suggest taking a look at DMA reverts to PIO
 

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When I boot, the hard disk light flashes more or less normally until the logon screen is presented. Then the HD light goes into a constant on state. Anything after this is very slow. I would estimate on the order of 1000:1 or more slower than usual. During a normal boot (not to safe mode) it took about 3 hours for the desktop to begin populating with the pre-icons. A couple of the icons eventually showed up after another hour but I forced a reboot to safe mode. Safe Mode is similarly slow but I think it does a lot less so it doesn’t take as long. It can get the desktop fully populated in about an hour.dds.txt.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 MINIMALInternet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_32Run by dhains at 12:06:21 on 2012-09-24Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1729 [GMT -5:00].AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exeD:\Program Files\KEDITW\KEDITW32.EXE.============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============.uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.comuStart Page = hxxp://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?I... Read more

Answer:Hard Disk Light constant--extremely slow system response

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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About a year ago, I noticed that my computer was running slow (both online and off) and that the explorer.exe process listed in the Windows Task Manager was usually running very high. Windows Explorer seemed to crash a lot as well. A few months ago, I attempted to install Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 on my computer and before the install completed a warning window popped up saying something like 'there is already another instance of Kaspersky running' (which was not the case since this was the first time I had ever attempted to install Kaspersky software) and the install failed. When I rebooted my computer, I got the blue screen of death for a few seconds and then Windows booted with a message saying that Windows had recovered from a serious problem. Since recovering from whatever happened after the failed Kaspersky install, my computer is slower than ever and the Task Manager still shows a high CPU usage even though the System Idle Process is high and there isn't any processes listed that are using much CPU time at all.

I just scanned my system with the latest updated versions of AdAware, Spybot S&D, SuperAntiSpyware, and Avira AntiVir. All of them found nothing. I then cleaned my computer with CCleaner and ran HijackThis.

Here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:25:30 AM, on 13/03/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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Hello! My laptop seems beyond repair lol! I never took care of my laptop because ive had it for so long that i never knew how to take care of it! theres no telling what all i have downloaded on it and i need advice to remove any kind of viruses. basically i would love to restore it but i suspect its some kind of virus that fails it when i have tried. so i need the closest i can get to a restore    i have malwarebytes installed but the scan freezes because my whole system just freezes and causes it to crash. i can barely even open a program or it goes into overdrive    im almost 99% sure theres some sorts of viruses on it.
Or if theres a solution to the restore being prevented, please let me know!   

Answer:EXTREMELY slow laptop!!

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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I have a dell Inspiron 6000 that "used to be" pretty quick. However, it now is very slow. Everything it does takes a long time, from startup to running programs. I will attach a hijack this file.

I know that there is probably a lot of junk I should get rid of or turn off.

I am also using AVG antivirus. My computer used to scan in about 1 hour, now it can take 4-5 hours to scan. Should I get rid of AVG and use something else?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Steve
 

Answer:Laptop extremely slow

Uninstall your AVG Antivirus
Then run the removal tool
Here is the 32Bit version (most users): http://www.avg.com/filedir/util/avg_arm_sup_____.dir/avgremover.exe
Here is the 64Bit version: http://www.avg.com/filedir/util/avg_arv_sup_____.dir/avgremoverx64.exe

Run Startup Control Panel and remove any not required startups: (should be most!)

Install Avira free AntiVirus, and run a full scan

All done

Unless you want to check out: UPDATED 8-step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions
 

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I don't know why but my dad's laptop is extremely slow. It has windows xp service pack 2, 2gb ram, Intel dore duo(2.4ghz)...That would make it fast but for some reason it's slow now, any suggestions?

Answer:My Dad's Laptop is extremely slow

Hi. . .
A few questions, please. . .

1. How old is the laptop?
2. What is the manufacturer & model?
3. Additional system specs? (hard drive,...)
4. In what area(s) is the system slow? (i.e., boot-up, Internet, shut down, etc...)

regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Thinkpad T42 with one Gig of memory. Win XP, everything works but it is terribly slow, like maybe 30 minutes to boot up and crashes frequently before completing boot. It may finally boot up but if so will take another 30 or so minutes to load browser. It has two 512 mb memory cards. Have tried taking out first one then the other, switching them, etc. but nothing seems to change. Haven't been able to keep it logged on long enough to download and run memtest. Sort of figured it unlikely to be a bad memory card since switching, eliminating one, etc didn't make any diff. Must either both be bad or something else, me thinks. Also, have checked hard drive with XP utility and it checks out ok. Could it be something as simple as MB battery? Any ideas anyone?

Answer:Extremely slow laptop

DLoad and create the MemTest bootable CD on another system...Then boot to it and let it run approx 2 hours...Any errors at all and it's bad RAM.

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Hello. The person I work for, his brother died recently and he had an older laptop. He wanted me to go on it and try to get any personal files off of it they might need. That was alright, but this computer runs insanely SLOW. Its a Gateway Solo, Pentium 3 700Mhz with 125 Mb RAM. This computer isn't just a little slow, after clicking on the "my computer" icon it took that 64 seconds just to open the window. I have since then scanned with:
AVG Anti-Vir- was clean
AVG Anti-Spyware- typical cookie trackers
Cleaned the registry with EasyCleaner
and Defragged with IOBit Smart Defrager

the system still runs like total crap. I have a very similar laptop, a Dell Latitude C600 with 730Mhz and 256MB ram and it purrs like a kitten, both PC's are running Windows XP SP2.

Here is a HJT log, does anyone see anything.. or have any ideas other than the above why it would be insanely slow? (does the 124MB RAM difference effect it THAT much?)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:01:54 PM, on 11/18/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\atievxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
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Hi I have a Satellite Pro 4600 Toshiba and it is running extremely slowly. I know it is an old computer but was wondering if there was any malware slowing it down. It is running windows xp, could that be the problem? Below is the log report from HijackThis. Any help greatly appreciated:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 06:23:58, on 11/3/07
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\NetDevSw\NetDevSW.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Default\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\GHIJKLMN\HiJackThis[1].exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.es/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = c:\windows\SYSTEM\blank.htm
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Answer:Extremely slow laptop

If anyone could look at my post I would really appreciate it.
 

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I am having Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series i7 7th gen with 8GB ram, 2TB hard disk last month. But I found my laptop is working very slowly. If I open a Word or PDF it will take 10-15 seconds to load. Every application which I open has the same problem, (i:e) When the function is pressed it will take 5 seconds to pop up. Why is this happening? Can you give me a suggestion?

Answer:My Laptop is extremely slow!

The slowest component in that system is the hard drive -- replacing it with a solid state drive will remove that bottleneck.

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I literally watch text crawl across the screen and almost every program has periods of freezing up for brief 3-10 second intervals for no apparent reason almost every minute that I use them.

Attached is my HijackThis log.

Here is output with my system specs:
Code:
Processor
Model : AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-64
Speed : 804MHz
Model Number : 1208
Cores per Processor : 2 Unit(s)
Threads per Core : 1 Unit(s)
Type : Mobile, Low Power, Dual-Core
Internal Data Cache : 2x 64kB, Synchronous, Write-Back, 2-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size
L2 On-board Cache : 2x 512kB, ECC, Synchronous, Write-Back, 16-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size

System
System : Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebook PC
Mainboard : Quanta 30DA
Bus(es) : ISA PCI PCIe USB FireWire/1394 i2c/SMBus
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (APIC) : No
System BIOS : Hewlett-Packard F.2F
Total Memory : 3GB DDR2

Chipset
Model : AMD Athlon 64 / Opteron HyperTransport Technology Configuration
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 804MHz (1.61GHz)
Total Memory : 3GB DDR2
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 161MHz (322MHz)

Video System
Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS (256MB DDR2, PCIe 1.00 x16, SM 4.0)

Physical Storage Devices
ST9160821AS 160GB (SATA150, 8MB Cache) : 149GB (C:) (D:)
PIONEER DVDRW DR-KD08HB (ATAPI, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 64kB Cache) : 3GB (E:)
UK0535T DZR556V (SCSI, SCSI-2, DVD+-R-DL, CD-R, 512kB Cache) : N/A (F:)

Logical Storage Devices
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Answer:Laptop has become extremely slow

Boot into SAFEMODE w/Networking and test your system there.

I'd like a Vista System Health report in HTML format. Please do the following:
START | type cmd.exe into the start search box | right-click on cmd.exe | select Run as Administrator | the black cmd prompt (DOS) screen will appear - type the following:

Code:
perfmon /report
It will take about a minute to run... then save it as an HTML file - you will see the default HTML file extension when you go to save it.

Please zip it up and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I am in desperate need of some help!
My new laptop has broke and in the mean time someone has given me an old fujitsu amilo l7300 running windows xp.
However the laptop is so slow that it is impossible to use. I have tried basic things such as clean up and defragment but it did nothing.
I do not have the restore disk either.
Can anyone suggest anything to help me please.

Answer:extremely slow laptop

Try compressing your memory, it takes a while so leave it over night.

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 I have a older laptop maybe 5 years old and recently has become very slow. I've run AVG free antivirus and a few other malware programs including a rootkit scan and found nothing, but I still have a very slow laptop in as far as opening programs and startup.  Please Help

Answer:Laptop Extremely Slow - Please Help

Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer. 1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.2. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.3. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to ask.4. Please DO NOT run any other tools or scans while I am helping you.5. It is important that you reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.6. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.7. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.If you can't access the internet with your infected computer you will have to download and transfer any programs to the computer you're using now and transfer them to the infected computer with a CD-RW or a USB storage device. I prefer a CD because a storage device can get infected. If you use a storage device hold the shift key down while inserting the USB storage device for about 10 secs. You will also have to transfer the logs you receive back to the good computer using the same method until we can get the computer back on-line. *************************************************************************StartupLiteDownload StartupLite by MalwareBytes to your Desktop. Doubleclick StartupLite.exe to launch the program. Ensur... Read more

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Hi, I left a company but retained the laptop.
 
It starts very slowly but has  a great specification - I would like to scrub out various bits and pices left over and almost start again without losing some of the programmes that have been loaded- I dont have the keys to a few of them?
 
KIve attached an output from belarc
 
Suggestions please????
 
  

Answer:Extremely slow Laptop

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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About a week and a half ago my laptop just randomly became ridiculously slow to do anything; taking about 10 minutes just to open a web browser.

So I looked into it a lil bit and read that it was probably a bad virus infection that would have already infected any antivirus programs installed on my hard drive. After reading this I made a few rescue CDs, one bitdefender and the other kaspersky, then scanned all my drives with both. They both said I have no viruses.

So now I've hit a brick wall and have no idea what else to try besides posting here.
Thanks in advance for helping with this very frustrating problem.

Answer:Extremely slow laptop

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




a link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined below.

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Hey all.
I recently bought a new laptop with Vista basic, but it is extremely slow. My previous one (which I have had for five years) is much faster.
It is a Compaq Presario with Intel Celeron @ 1.56Ghz, about 30gb of 65gb free space, and 512mb ram.
Is there any way I can make it faster?
Thanks in advance

Answer:My New Laptop Seems Extremely Slow

Install more RAM would be your best bet.

You need at least 1GB nowadays. Also your processor is quite slow compared to machines nowadays.

Hope this helps,
Cornzey

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Unlike the last thread I made, this time it's MY laptop that's running slow. Explorer.exe seems to spike CPU usage every five minutes or so. Overall, the system is very laggy. SUPERAntiSpyware took over five hours to run, and SpyBot's scan took at least four hours on a machine that used to do it in under one. I manually updated SUPERAntiSpyware's definitions, though it doesn't seem to realize this. Also, I only deleted the three CoolWedSearch entries in its results. I'm pretty certain that the Final Fantasy XI entry is NOT a trojan, and that made me unsure enough to leave the registry entries alone unless someone here can give me a reason otherwise. SpyBot did not find anything. Malware Bytes did not find anything.

Norton (despite me disabling it beforehand) interrupted ComboFix's as it was preparing its log, and in doing so, it almost locked up my computer. I had to open Task Manager to End Task Norton's security popups, after which ComboFix completed and closed itself. I glanced at ComboFix's log, and it seems that it found some items worthy of deletion, but I don't know exactly what they were.

I'm going to be replacing my antivirus and firewall software after this. I'm considering trying out AVG8 (without the link scanner) and Comodo Firewall. If AVG8 disappoints, then I will switch to AntiVir or Avast, but any of those is better than my current solution (NIS 2005).

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Answer:Laptop Extremely Slow

Last log attached.
 

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Hey guys,

I have using my laptop for around a year and for some reason, it is now very very slow. The problem started a week ago when I was turning it on and it seemed a bit slower than normal but I ignored this and continued with my work. Throughout the week, problems appeared more frequently like opening the Start menu but having no highlighted box when I hover my mouse over meaning I cant click on anything there unless I wait for a long time. I open System Protection in System from Control Panel but it opens 5 minutes after I click it. There are more problems relating to the speed of my laptop. I check my C drive space but it has over 2/3 of free space and my other drive has 1/3 free space. Why is my laptop so slow? It was working fine a month ago and I could even run COD6 and Need For Speed on it without any problems.

Answer:Laptop is extremely slow

You can check out this link if you would like. I wrote a whole page on how to keep your computer clean.

PC Help 101: Cleaning Programs

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hi i would just like to know if you could help improve my laptop performance, it just recently started going very very slow.

i used all the tips on this page below to help but it still goes slow. any help would be great. thanks

heres the page i used...

http://www.twcenter.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=8631

Answer:Extremely slow Laptop, please help

anyone?

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I have HP laptop. It has become extremely slow. Booting takes nearly 45 min. program loading is also extremely slow. I formatted HD & reinstalled os but no use. pls suggest reasons & remedy

Answer:laptop extremely slow

To start with, let us know the laptop's model number and the version of windows it's running.

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Hi,
I have a laptop (mother-in-laws) which is an Aspire 5336 running Windows 7 Home Premium with SP1. This machine is running extremely slow, not from initial boot up, but more when any application is being opened, i.e. MS Word, Briefcase, My Computer, etc; anything really, and is as equally slow to close anything. It is as if the computer is constantly hanging due to the execution of some background task.

The machine has McAfee Internet Security Suite on it and is fully legit, as is the OS, etc. What I have also noticed is once an application is finally opened and closed (e.g. Word) it may then respond more normally on subsequent opens, etc.

I have noticed in the taskbar that there is an icon with an exclamation mark, hovering over it brings up the message 'Intel RST service is not running'. I do not know what this is and I am reluctant to do anything with it in case I make the situation worse.

Also in the taskbar there is the usual Action Centre flag. Within this there are 2 items, one being 'Set up backup', the other being 'Solve a problem with McAfee Virus Scan'. When following the McAfee issue through a box comes up headed All Control Panel>Action Centre>Message Details within which it has Most Likely Causes: Your computer was unable to download the solution at this time. Check to make sure your computer is connected to the internet, and then try to download the solution again later.

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I have been trying to do everything that I can possibly do to get this computer up and running but it is ridiculously slow. It was given to me from a friend and it was slow when I received it but it is even slower now. I was trying to restart it to factory setting but when I go into F2 at the start up of the laptop I am prompted for a password which I do not have. How can I bypass this issue? Is this a good idea to do such a thing or should I try something else? It is a Emachine Model number M622-UK8X. Thank you.
 

Answer:Extremely slow laptop

I don't think anyone on this site can tell you how to bypass this password, as it would be in violation of the rules.

In regards to it being slow, when is it slow? Just on the internet? Or when doing anything that doesn't require internet?

One thing I would try is disabling all services at startup to see if that helps. Hit the windows logo key + R. Type msconfig, hit enter. Go to the startup tab. WRITE DOWN ALL PROGRAMS THAT ARE CURRENTLY CHECKED. Then, disable all and restart computer. Did this help? Make sure to write which are checked.
 

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Hi. My laptop recently became extremely slow. The CPU usage is barely ever under 94-100% when any programs are running. I was wondering if you could help me find out what is wrong with it. Thank you in advance, Sam.
 

Answer:Laptop extremely slow

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Hello, this is my hijackthis log...any help would be greatly appreciated, my laptop is going way toooo slow!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:43:04 PM, on 10/14/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning 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\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exeC:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXEC:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Common\FSMA32.EXEC:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Common\FSMB32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Anti-Virus\fssm32.exeC:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Common\FCH32.EXEC:\Program Files\Charter High... Read more

Answer:Please Help - Laptop Extremely Slow

Hello and welcome to BC.Sorry for the delay in responding. If you haven't received help elsewhere already and still need help, please post a fresh HijackThis and I'll be happy to help you.

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Well im not sure what to do. Ive run adaware, system clean, and ran a defrag. Im not too tech savy so here I am. Below is the HJT file i just scanned. THANK YOU in advance for whatever help you provide.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:19:59 PM, on 10/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
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\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\tavsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\Components\tmproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sistray.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SPRINT~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_15\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:Extremely Slow Laptop! Help!!

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I have a notebook which is about 9 months old. I love my laptop, but it started getting really slow. The specs are 4gb in ram and dual core intel centrino processor with 1.83ghz.

Whenever something like AVG starts scanning for viruses, my laptop goes very slow and almost unusable. AVG should take up low system resources, but for some reason, I can't even use the second core while AVG is running.

How could I make my computer faster? Why is it slow?
 

Answer:New laptop is extremely slow

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Over the last several months, my laptop has gotten extremely slow. It can take up to 8 minutes to boot and be ready to use. It is also slow between tasks. I use f-secure anti-virus and Spybot.........and find nothing.

Suggestions welcome!

thanks!

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I wasn't exactly sure where to put this thread...

Anyhow, on my second laptop, my roommate borrowed it and of course has no idea what she could've possibly ever done. She's probably a lil' too dense to realize if she download or got some kind of virus using it. And, of course, she didn't bother telling me right away so when I went to start up the laptop one day, it was going extremely slow.

It took about 10 minutes for the laptop to boot to the windows login screen. Any mouse movement whether on the mousepad or when I hook up my USB mouse takes about 1 minute to register any movement. I haven't even been able to get to the main desktop screen. (I'm trying as I type.. but, judging by the length of how long it took the other stuff, I could be in for a long wait.) Even when I typed in the password it took about 5 minutes for it to seemingly type out.. but the "dots" cut off so I have no idea if it actually will go through or not or if I will get the "incorrect password" error message.

Also.. and this may be the problem. There is only one power light on - the one showing that the laptop is connected to the power source. There is no battery light.. or battery charging light. Nothing. If I remove the AC power plug, it automatically shuts down.

I began wondering to myself if she ran the battery dead and if that is the cause to all these problems, but since I didn't know for sure - I've turned to the experts. (you g... Read more

Answer:Laptop Extremely Slow

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Hello, I have an Acer Aspire 3610 Laptop which i have had for about 3 years and have had no problems untill now. When i start the laptop it takes ages to come to my desktop, once i reach my desktop it then takes about 5 minutes to load up my icons (which it never used to).

When i try to open anything up it just takes forever and i cant even open the start menu. If i open it in safe mode it works fine and i have cleared out some of my folders and uninstalled programs i dont use, but it doesn't seem to have made a difference.

Can any help or have any ideas i can try?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Extremely Slow Laptop on XP

Lots of different things can cause this. The hard part for you is that your laptop is slow to doing anything process intensive will take a lot of time!

First, did the problem suddenly happen one day? If so, I would have recommended System Restore but you mentioned you uninstalled programs so it won't work now.

Let's try Safe Mode and see what the response is (i.e. speed) Boot into Safe Mode and report back how fast it is.

-- Andy
 

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my laptop has been running very, very,very slow. I have tried cleaning it with the adaware and spybot but it is still extremely slow. I would appreciate it very much if someone would take a look at this report and advice me as to what I can do to fix this annoying problem. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 1:59:05 AM, on 2/20/2007Platform: 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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXEC:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Management\CeEPwrSvc.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exec:\TOSHIBA\Ivp\Swupdate\swupdtmr.exeC:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec S... Read more

Answer:Extremely Slow Laptop

Hello gloguerraWelcome to Bleeping Computer! Sorry about the delay. We're all volunteers here, and it's been very busy. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic: Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log ? ? link And I'll be happy to look at it for you.I also need to see a different type of log from Hijackthis: Run Hijackthis.Click on "Open the Misc Tools section".Next click on "Open uninstall manager".Press the button 'save list'. It will open a Notepad file.Place the content of that file here in your next reply.Thanks, for your patience. Stelios

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Okay, so I have a Toshiba laptop with Vista 32. Just recently, it's been EXTREMELY slow. My brother's been using it and then a couple nights ago on AIM, he asked me why it was running so slow. -_- I mean, even when it's starting up, the Window's loading screen loads really slow. It takes around 10 minutes for it to get to my desktop. It's practically impossible to get on the internet, so that's why I'm typing this up and requesting help on my desktop. I ran DDS ion it and it seriously took almost an hour to get the logs, but anyway, here they are.

P.S. I tried running gmer, but it won't work. It gets to the 'click here to continue' screen, but then after, nothing happens.


DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by francis at 12:42:36.09 on Sat 06/20/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstart
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgssie.dll
BHO: NCO 2.0 IE BHO: {602adb0e-4aff-4217-8aa1-95dac4dfa408} - c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\coshared\browser\2.6\coIEPlg.dll
BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention: {6d53ec84-6aae-4787-aeee-f4628f01010c} - c:\progra~1\common~1\symant~1\ids\IPSBHO.dll... Read more

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Computer is extremely slow... ned some help... hodo I figure out what I can get ride of, or what is dragging my system down?

Answer:Extremely Slow Laptop

you can press ctrl alt del to get the task manager, and go to processes and see which is taking up the most memory or cpu use.

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My sons laptop is running very slow sometimes takes up to 45 minutes to start up. I am new to this forum and am not even sure if this is the right place to start. I have read the tutorials and have some log files any help would be appreciated.DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by IBM USER at 16:17:07.70 on 21/01/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.511.84 [GMT 0:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exeC:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ForceField.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Commo... Read more

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

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I purchased a used laptop for my son. The laptop has been cleaned out but seems to be extremely slow. I have ran several scans and can't seem to find anything. I'm not sure if the problem isn't just with the laptop not being sufficient in speed and memory. I am ready to pitch it and buy another one. I ran Hijackthis already and pasted the log below. Any help would be appreciated.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:04:42 AM, on 4/22/2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToo... Read more

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Hi,Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here or here.Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds.scr to run the tool. When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt Attach.txtSave both reports to your desktop. Post them back to your topic.----Download GMER here by clicking download exe -button and then saving it your desktop:Double-click .exe that you downloadedClick rootkit-tab, uncheck files option and then click scan.Don't check Show All box while scanning in progress!When scanning is ready, click Copy.This copies log to clipboardPost log (if the log is long, archive it into a zip file and attach instead of posting) in your reply.

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My lap top is running slow and times out alot.

Answer:laptop slow and having idle issues

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Code:
DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by katrina 1 at 16:35:55.70 on Tue 04/26/2011
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.446.139 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Norton Internet Security Netbook Edition *Disabled/Updated* {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton Internet Security Netbook Edition *Disabled*
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\17.8.0.5\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\17.8.0.5\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\katrina 1\My Documents\Downloads\dds(2).scr
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uSta... Read more

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Windows 10, everything was working fine for me since the day Windows 10 was released. However in the last 3 days, my PC became extremely slow.

3 days before, I noticed that the PC became too slow that sometimes it started freezing. However after 2-3 hours it started working normally so I thought it was auto-scan from Windows Defender so I thought it wasn't a big deal. I don't think I have malware on my PC, haven't downloaded or installed anything recently. I use Windows Defender and MalwareBytes.

Today in the morning it was working fine but after 2 hours, it started being slow again and it been almost 10 hours that the Disk Usage on Task Manager is on 99%-100%. After restarting the PC, it took about 7-10 minutes to boot Windows which is not normal.

Here is a picture of Task Manager and the latest Windows updates.
http://imgur.com/mOnT7Mz
 

Answer:PC slow - Disk usage on 99%

Welcome to PCHF Lets get some info from your machine, to get things rolling.

Step 1: Speccy Scan.
Please go here and download Speccy.
Install and run the program.
Upon Completion:
Hit File
Publish Snap Shot
A link will appear, post that link.

Step 2: MiniToolBox Scan
Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:

Flush DNS
Reset FF proxy Settings
Reset Ie Proxy Settings
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Devices (problems only)

Click Go post the result.

Step 3: Autoruns Scan.
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.
Step 4: HijackThis.

1- Please click HERE to download HijackThis.
2- Run the program.
3- Click on the Main Menu button if not already there.
4- Select Do a system scan and save a logfile.
5- Copy paste the log here.

Step 5: Security Check Scan.

Download Security Check to your desktop.
Right click it run as administrator.
When the program completes, the tool will automatically open a log file.
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Hi all
New here and would appreciate any help thanks. My laptop is very slow and I think I might have a virus.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3890 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1721 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 576655 MB, Free - 434711 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, NALAA
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Laptop extremely slow and redirects

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Hello,

I have an Acer Aspire 3050 which is about 4 years old now. I use XP.

As of September I started getting a lot of probelms.

1) computer would work fine but after about forty minutes just start crawling, now it just takes long to do anything
2)opening applications takes forever
3)the pop-ups when right clicking takes forever
4)everytime i restart my computer I have to go into to services to turn sound on
5)every other time or so i restart my computer I get a message similiar to this: "Windows Host Processor 32" something like that
6)i started a disk cleanup 10 hours ago and its not even half done

I have done multiple scans and there are no malwares, spywares, viruses, etc. I use AVG free, Error Fix, Super Anti-Spyware.

I am not a very computer literate, so if someone can help me out, that would be great!
 

Answer:Extremely slow, always crashing laptop

Slow PC

Hi, A few things you could look at. Do you have much empty space left on the 'C' drive? It's possible after 4 years that it's almost filled with files.
Can you clear out any big files you don't need any more or move them to DVD or to another hard drive? (eg video files)
Have you 'defragmented' the 'C' drive lately? You will need about 10% or more hard drive space to be able to defrag 'C' in a reasonable time.
You can use the Microsoft defragmenter that is in 'Accessories', 'System tools',
but a much faster and more effective one I use, can be downloaded from www.auslogics.com then 'products' tab, then 'disk defrag' or copy and paste this link into your web browser, http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/download/ After you have installed it, use the option 'Defrag and optimise'.
You should notice a difference in your pc's speed generally.
Also download and try 'CCleaner' from www.piriform.com Install it and run it exactly as it is, don't tick all the unticked boxes, it's set up for most users from the word 'go'. I use this one almost daily. Hope this helps.
 

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