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Satellite C70D-B-108 - Slowest laptop I've ever saw

Question: Satellite C70D-B-108 - Slowest laptop I've ever saw

Hi all,

My grandmother recently bought this Toshiba, mostly i recommend people a Toshiba but this is going to far.

I wasn't aware that she bought a laptop untill she called me and said she needs help because she never worked with such a slow computer as this Toshiba.

So my question is

How much logic does Toshiba has? I mean putting 6GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM ( ok nice for a casual laptop ) doesn't quite fit with a >>1GHz<< processor. for the rest the specs aren't terrible.

Can somebody explain me why this laptop has a 1GHz processor with 6GB of RAM. this doensn't makes sence at all

I've a angry grandmother xD with a crappy laptop so I builded quick a pc for her where so does her work on for now

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Answer: Satellite C70D-B-108 - Slowest laptop I've ever saw

Originally Posted by Jamie Legends


Hi all,

My grandmother recently bought this Toshiba, mostly i recommend people a Toshiba but this is going to far.

I wasn't aware that she bought a laptop untill she called me and said she needs help because she never worked with such a slow computer as this Toshiba.

So my question is

How much logic does Toshiba has? I mean putting 6GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM ( ok nice for a casual laptop ) doesn't quite fit with a >>1GHz<< processor. for the rest the specs aren't terrible.

Can somebody explain me why this laptop has a 1GHz processor with 6GB of RAM. this doensn't makes sence at all

I've a angry grandmother xD with a crappy laptop so I builded quick a pc for her where so does her work on for now



AMD E1-2100, 6 GB, 17.3 inch, 1600x900, AMD Radeon HD 8210, 750 GB,
that realy makes no sense they even put in a decent gpu and bottleneck it whit a 1ghz low budget AMD E1-2100.
ow well logic sometimes .
i hope it works out for ur grandmother

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Hi,

i see that the site don't provide all download drivers. In the device management I have still 2 drivers missing
pci encryptions/decryption controller and unknown device.

Can someone help me out with it?
Thanks

Answer:Need some drivers for my Satellite C70D-B-10U

According notebook specification your machine was delivered with preinstalled Win8.1 64BIT ML.
Original preinstalled version is perfectly configured with all necessary drivers.

The question is: what are you doing with your machine?
Do you try to use some older Windows version?

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My wive purchase this computer coupple of months ago. It was from the beginning ferry slow on windows 8
The wurst laptop we ever had. We feel robbed of our money.

2 months ago we started with Ubuntu. It Still slow. IS there anybody with the same problems?

Greetings

Marco

Answer:Satellite C70D-A-108 is very slow

Hi Marco

I don't have this notebook model and cannot confirm what you wrote but fact is that almost all new notebooks are pretty slow at the beginning. Many applications are set to start with Windows and this, of course, slows down boot time.
Windows updates are also set to automatic so in the background the machine will download and install many updates so this will slow down your machine rapidly.

In my opinion you should install original OS that you got with this machine and optimize it a bit.
Remove all useless stuff, change start-up option and disable automatic Windows updates.
In the past I have noticed that original preinstalled antivirus is also responsible for notebook?s performance so I don't use original preinstalled application but my own version of Avir Antivir and it runs perfectly.

Check all these options and I hope your machine will run much better than before.

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Good evening,

I'm sorry to disturb,
but I find myself in a situation to which I find no solution,
that's why I come here asking for some help.

A friend has just purchased the following laptop:
- Satellite C70D-B-307

but the worry is that apparently it is impossible to have access to the HDD recovery to execute the factory restoration.
I try all possible solutions that I find on the web and none of it works.

what to do ?

does Toshiba sell the recovery DVDs that will restore the computer to its factory state?

Thank you very much .

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Hello,
Just bought a Satellite C70D with Win 8.1. Everything works (as far as I know until know), except boot from DVD. I disabled in the bios the Secure Boot and changed the boot order to DVD first, then USB and then HDD. The DVD drive starts, but then it skips to the HDD and Windows is started. First time I tried there was a message like "DVD boot not supported" or something like that.
The DVD is bootable, so that is not the problem.
I would like to install Linux Mint alongside Windows.
Anyone solved this problem already?

Answer:Satellite C70D - How to boot from DVD

Update: changing from UEFI to CMS in the BIOS Advanced tab makes it possible to boot from DVD, but Windows won't boot anymore.... Is there any possibility to boot from DVDE and still be able to start Windows as well?

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I'm looking for a new display for my Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-11K!

Please help!

Answer:Need new display for my Satellite C70D-A

Hi

The Satellite C70D-A-11K was equipped with the 17.3" LED color LCD panel with the supporting max resolution of 1600 x 900 px
You should be able to order such display panel from local Toshiba authorized service provider or you could check some 3rd part online dealers who provide compatible notebook parts…

As I mention above: you should look for the 17.3" panels.

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Hello everybody,
the Toshiba Sat C70D-B-317 (PSCLEE01L009FR) is on it's way and I don't have it for the moment but I would like to know if there is a way to add some Ram to this machine without opening everything?
Also, is it possible to change the HD in the future in the same conditions?

sorry, but it's my first PC laptop and as a Mac user I'm completely lost with all these models and different serial numbers.

I thank you in advance for your answer.

Thierry

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-317 - Ram upgrade

1. yes you can upgrade your RAM, This laptop has 2 slots with one 4GB standard so if you would you can put one more 4GB. With 2x4 you have Dual-channel and that works much faster than single

I don't know if your HDD can e upgraded. When it's not possible you can always buy a external HDD

I hope i helped you

Greetz

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I want to upgrade RAM with additional 4 GB but at the bottom of the notebook there is no RAM cover so I don't have access to the RAM slots.
I don't want to cancel valid warranty so I don't want to open it alone.
What should I do ???

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Answer:RAM upgrade on Satellite C70D-B-302

Hi

You can contact nearst Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can do this for you.

Addresses and phone numbers you can find on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/ASP_SUPPORT/

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I have a C70D-A-107 and want to speed up this notebook. Already placed 4gb extra memory so the notebook has now 8gb internal. I doubt whether it is usefull to put in 2x8gb. I think the processor is just to slow. It has a AMD E1-2100 inside. Is it possible to put in another (faster) processor?

Answer:Speed-up Satellite C70D-A-107

The Satellite C70D-A-107 was equipped with an AMD Essentials E1-2100 Accelerated CPU (1,00 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)
It’s not the fastest CPU therefore the notebook performance isn’t the best…

But CPU upgrade isn’t officially supported by notebook manufacturer... therefore I don’t think that you will be able to upgrade the CPU…

I read about successful Intel CPU upgrades but did not meet anyone who was able to perform an upgrade with an AMD CPU

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since i bought it, always been slow

tried win 8.1 an now win 10 (also from scratch)

tried chrome and firefox

tried all updates on the official website

tried other hard driveS

on the task manager, processor OR hard drive (sometimes both) are always over 90% when doing NOTHING and 99% when i click any icon or link

streaming movies is realy difficult, youtube is quite impossible and i don't even talk about gaming
do you have any issue for this problem ?

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Hi All,

I have an Satellite C70D-A-11D ... when I use once the FN Key to do a Print Screen or use the Screen-Zoom on the Space Key...

I am not able to use the Keynumbers 1 to 4 neither the space Key to enter a space between two words...it always change between the bigger screen solution or the normal solution...

I only can change the FN Key again after change the settings in Display settings and after a reboot...
So I cant use FN without a reset with the F1 to F12 Key use and a reboot...

Normaly the FN Key works only if it is pressed...if not the normal Function of the Keys 1 to 4 or F1 to F12 will work if configured in the settings, or not?

What to do?

Kind regards
J?rgen

Answer:Satellite C70D-A-11D Function Key deactivate after use

First of all you can change between the special function key mode (without pressing FN key) or normal (standard) mode (Hold Fn first to use standard F1-F12 functions.)

This function can be changed in BIOS.
In BIOS go to Advanced -> System configuration

Check this option.

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Hi

My question is in the subject line. If anyone has done this I would appreciate some tips.

regards Stuart

Answer:Can I replace the HDD in my Satellite C70D-B -00P model with an SSD?

Generally speaking yes, you can do this but problem is that your notebook model doesn't have HDD cover at the bottom side.
To have full access to the HDD the bottom cover must be removed completely but it should be done by authorized service only.

Of course you can try to do it alone but I?m afraid you may lose the warranty.
If possible contact nearest Toshiba service provider in your country, explain the situation and ask for help.

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my image flickers once regularly, get different colors / stripes image ; and especially when I Moves MyScreen and HE charge the laptop Horrible Slow on Since My Screen Flickers

Answer:Screen is flickering on my Satellite C70D-A

Hello

It is not easy to understand your problem.
Do you use your notebook with original Windows that you got with your notebook or maybe own OS version?

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Hello,

touchpad works fine, but can't scroll with it. Already tried changing option in the menu of the touchpad, but there is no scroll-function.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Mr. Forster

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I have a Satellite C70D-A-114...

i hardly used it because it was slow

so i wanted to sell it

first i wanted to set it back to factory settings

doing that, in that process i seem to have deleted all files

so now i get message no bootable disc etc.

Tried everything, there is simply no recovery file

So where can i find such a file for free? It's just not normal that it is not on the site.

Answer:Need recovery files for my Satellite C70D-A-114

All you can find for free are all drivers, tools and utilities. Original recovery image (software package) is not for free and if you need it you must order recovery disc directly by Toshiba.

You can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

By the way: in user’s manuals document is clearly described how you can create recovery installation disc. I’m wondering you didn’t make it in the past.

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Hi There,

I have had a Satellite C70D for about 18 months now, but have not used it in the past year as I have been disputing with customer services about the windows licence for the machine as I lost it when I formatted the original hard drive before installing an SSD and they wouldnt send me a copy of it. I have now bitten the bullet and bought a windows 10 licence again. However since building the machine a few days ago, I have been having a couple of issues and as it is now out of warranty, I cannot contact customer support (Who I found unhelpful even when it was in warranty!)

The first issue is when I boot up the machine, occasionally the keyboard will not work, I cannot type the BitLocker pin and I have to remove the battery and press and hold the power button for 10 seconds, this then fixes the issue for a few reboots before it goes again.

The second is that occasionally it will boot up with a red x next to the WiFi symbol, but it detects the WiFi card, usually a reboot fixes this but not always. I have reseated the card and still no avail.

Can anyone shed any light on what may be causing this? The BIOS is up-to-date as are all of the drivers.

Thanks in advance for your help

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Hello,

I picked up a brand new c70d-b-10u today from a well known retailer.
I turned it on, set the language, gave a computer name, hooked up to a wi fi and then it asked for Other User Password!

I never entered a password to start with so why is it asking for one?

I cannot get to the shop again until next week and urgently need to get up and running.

Any ideas greatly received.

Answer:Brand new Satellite C70D-B-10U wants a password?

Try to recover the notebook once again using the HDD recovery option.
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R02.htm

The recovery procedure would reset the notebook back to factory settings… usually after that no passwords should be set…

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My girlfriend bought me a new Toshiba laptop C70D-B-10U (my second Toshiba), it is a good laptop apart from the speakers they are terrible. I didn't want my first post to be a complaint but, Toshiba cut corners when it put the speakers in this series of laptops.

Or have I not set them right has anyone else had this problem, any ideas or solutions thank you.

Answer:Bad Speakers on Satellite C70D-B-10UM

I think your notebook has only small stereo speakers and the sound is not the best. I have Satellite S50-B with Harman/kardon speakers and sound is really good.

You can try to change sound options but if you want to have better sound I’m afraid you need external speakers, Maybe BT speakers.

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I have 2 issues with my new Satellite C70D-B-32U.
When I put it in sleep mode, it does. But after about 5 minutes, it goes automatically to hibernate. This I don't want. And I don't want to disable hibernate, because I do use it when the laptop is not in use for longer periods. The power settings in control panel do not reflect this behaviour. In the settings, I specified that the laptop should never go to hibernate. Hybrid state is disabled.

And secondly, more importantly. Whenever it goes to hibernate, I can only wake it up with the power button. Not with the (internal) keyboard, not with the usb mouse. I would like an option to wake it from hibernate by pressing any key on the keyboard. In bios power on keyboard is set to on. Is there anything else I can change to have this available?
Actually if issue 1 is solved and the laptop stays in sleep mode, this issue is also solved since from sleep I can wake on a mouseclick which is also fine.

The OS is windows 8.1

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After a regular shutdown I cannot boot the system anymore.
System starts but does not boot.

Referring to the manual (section 6, solutions of problems) I tried to hit [F12] after power on but nothing happened.
Same when hitting [F2].

My impression is that something failed on hard disk drive.
:-(

P.S. system has Win10 installed.

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So I bought this laptop a few months ago.
For the past few weeks the Laptop stopped playing sound.
I watched a stream in Chrome.

So actually I should be able to see the sound playing in the mixer.
But I wasn't able to play any sound or get any deflection in the mixer.

Then I installed Speccy and as this administration window popped up a sound was played and it worked.

I have no idea why the sound stopped working and why it started again.
Is someone able to help me?

I am using Windows 8.1

Answer:Satellite C70D-A-11D - no sound, random

The main thing is that you have sound again. It is not easy to say what was wrong there.
Have you installed some updates or anything else that can be responsible for this sound issue?

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Hi,
Since I bought my laptop Satellite C70D-B-300 i still having some problems:
1) I cannot turn off the laptop,(the screen turn off but laptop still running), even I cannot close session
2) Start menu and windows apps sometimes I cannot open (if I click nothing happen)
3) 3/4 times a day the laptop get in crash, I cannot do nothing, I need to shut down with power button (press for 10sec) even with ctrl+alt+del doesn't work
4) new problems with windows 10, i cannot open store, sometimes cortana and star menu doesn't work so I need to restart...but I guess is windows problem not toshiba

thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-300 doesn't work properly

There are too many problems.
In my opinion you should reinstall original recovery image and test notebook functionality with “factory settings” again.

Is this an option for you?

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Hi everyone, new to this,

but purchased a toshiba c70d-b-30d laptop, the thing is its stall installing running up all was going well until i was asked if i wanted to upgrade from windows 8 to 10,

i pressed yes and thats where it has been for ages, i must admit after 3 hours i thought it was done as screen looked good, but without testing performance i shut down,

turning on again this morning ready to use it looked good but would do nothing,
so thought i would do a restart and it went into keep your pc on until this is done installing 1 of 1 its been hours now,

any ideas how i can sort this,

many thank for any replies peter

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-30D - Windows 10 upgrade issue

Power off the notebook.

Then power up the unit again and press F12.
Now you should see the Advanced boot menu.
Here choose HDD recovery
Then choose language and keyboard.
Then Troubleshoot -> Advanced options ->Automatic Repair.

Hope it helps.

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Ever since I purchased my machine, I have been dogged with a blue screen and a reboot...once, however, I ha to take it back to the point of sale, because it just would not reboot.

The error screen in question is: 0xa0000001. What is going on?
I get this two - three times a night. how do I sort it? I'm not a geek and would like plain and simple instructions to understand....

help.....Rocky

Answer:Satellite C70D - blue screen 0xa0000001

0xa0000001 is not a usual BSOD code. Usually its something like 0x000000xx

Does the BSOD display a system file?
xxxxx.sys

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Hello,

My mousepad doesn' work as it should. I tried to deblock with FN+F5, only F5, FN+F9, ... but nothing helps.
All I can do is move the cursor and use the mousepad when keeping the left mouse button at the same time.
Anyone a solution?

Answer:Satellite C70D - impossible to deblock mousepad

To be honest I’ve never heard about such touchpad behaviour.
Have you tested all touchpad settings?
If there is option to set all of them on default settings please do this and test functionality again.

Anyway, best hardware test is to reinstall operating system and check touchpad functionality with “factory settings”.

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I have a satellite C70D-C-10 whit a AMD K16 processor and I want to know how to enable virtualization.
I've been seeing in the BIOS but I saw no options for that.

Answer:How to enable virtualization on Satellite C70D-C10V

Did you got an answer ? am also looking for the same answer. Mine C50D AMD E1 processor

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Hi,

I am new to this forum and purchased a Satellite C70D yesterday.
I went thru set up, It asked me for my email and password.

I entered this and the next time I logged in there was my hotmail profile photo.
I entered my password - no problem. I changed the language from Spanish to English etc etc.

I switched it on this morning and got the Toshiba Logo - then it went to blank screen and there was a large data entry box asking me for a password. I tried the same one and I get another screen showing a red data entry box saying "VERIFY ERROR!! Please reenter to continue!!

HELP!!

Can anyone help me please. I am operating windows 8.1

Thanks

Eric

Answer:Satellite C70D asks me for my email and password

I think I must be in the operating system as there is no need to click on the box to enter a password!!
I have no recovery disks

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Can't get my microphone and webcam working under Win7 64.
Drivers not available on the download section of Toshiba.

What to do please?

Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-310 PSCLEE.

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-310 - Webcam and Microphone not working

All essential and necessary Win 7 64bit drivers for Satellite C70D-B are available on Toshiba EU driver page.

The single webcam driver isn?t available because as far as I know the Toshiba Value Added Package already contains the essential driver to get the webcam working.

The mic is part of the webcam and should be chosen in control panel ? sound ? recording tab

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Hello i'm new here :)

i bought a new Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-108 but the Fn button doesnt work. Does somebody know i can fix it? The laptop runs on Windows 8 with a "classic shell".

Answer:The FN button doesn't work on my new Satellite C70D

Check please settings for ?Function keys mode?. There are two ways to use F keys:
-Special function mode ? use F keys only
-Standard F1 ? F12 mode ? use FN+Fx key

Check the settings please.

By the way: do you use original preinstalled Win8.1 that you got with your machine?

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Hey guys,

can you help me please? I need to know which wireless adapter is built into the Satellite C70D-A PSCENE.
I assume its a Atheros. But what model exactly? Need to know this because I want to install the adapter in Windows 7.

THX!

Answer:Which WLAN card has Satellite C70D-A (PSCENE)?

It must have Realtek RTL8188EE WLAN card inside.
Can you find right driver for it?

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we purchased a lenovo celeron ideapad recently and to be frank its so slow we havent used it.  I cant believe, even though this is not a top spec machine that it can be so slow straight out of the box.  It is only meant to be an admin laptop so all that is installed is open office and the canon printer drivers.  Is there anyway we can get this machine usable or is it just money down the drain?

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Keys 3 5 7 8 9 0 = rows numeric pad 3 5
all function keys do nothing at all ..........

I had similar problem with C670-11M I therefore put back to WIN 8.1

That can not C70D since that is new .....................
Where can I find the right drivers ??

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Hi,

I have a toshiba C70D-B-306 (psclee) laptop and I reinstalled windows 8.1 from a seperate DVD because i exchange the default harddrive for a fast ssd disk.

Everything works but in my device manager I have 2 unknown devices listed (with exclamation mark), as far as I know I downloaded all available drivers from toshiba support website for this laptop and installed them but the 2 unknown devices simply will not disappear.

Can someone tell me which driver I exactly need for these 2 devices?

The 2 devices are:
ACPI\ASD0001\2&DABA3FF&1
and
ACPI\SMB0001\4&FE73487&0

As mentioned, i allready downloaded all drivers for this laptop and installed them, windows is ofcourse up-to-date. Also I let windows search for drivers on the Internet and on the whole drive, but no drivers where found.

Who can give me the golden tip?

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-306 - 2 unknown devices in device list

There is a good method in order to find out what drivers are missing.
First of all you should check the DEV (device) and VEN (vendor) IDs

Here is an short instruction how to find this details:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD0302U00000R01.htm

Knowing the device and vendor ID, it should not be a big deal to get the right drivers.

At the other hand you should install also additional Toshiba software (Toshiba System Driver) released for Win 8.1
Please note also that there are two Win 8.1 driver areas: ?Win 8.1 update? and ?Win 8.1 32bit/64bit? categories
In case you would not find all drivers within the Win 8.1 update check also the Win 8.1 32bit/64bit categories.

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Satellite C70D-B-105Artikelnummer : PSCLCE-004007DUPLEASE anyone... correct link for drivers for microphone input ?

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-105 microphone missing after windows update

Missing microphone?
Does it mean that microphone is not listed in sound properties > Recording device?

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Hey Guys,
Sorry for my english.
I am a german Guy and i search for help with my notebook.
When i start the notebook it ask me for a password. (BIOS or CMOS) i can't geht into the BIOS or start a windows or something like this only try to Type in a password.


Thanks for your help

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Please need help . I need schematic diagram or data sheet for toshiba satellite c70d-B110

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Hi there,

I was bought the above model of laptop for an early Christmas present which usually sits down in the living room, my old Satellite Pro sat down there with no issues however with this device the wireless signal is very low and I appear to be having it sitting right next to the wireless router (which is located upstairs in my sons bedroom), I wondered if there's any steps I could take to improve the signal?

It baffles me how a new system has such a poor wireless signal when my old Satellite Pro which was 6 years old had no wireless issues whatsoever.

My other issue is from the moment I switched the laptop on (yesterday when it was delivered) the updates on Windows Update are slow or don't start at all, is this an issue or just normal?

I'd appreciate any help or input at all, thank you.

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I have problems with rebooting my Satellite C70D-B-108 laptop.
Factory installation doesn't work.

When i want to instal windows 10 i get a error code 0x80080005-0x90016.

vincent

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Hi there

Pretty much every time I turn on my laptop I am being asked to enter in the date, it defaults to 1.1.2015. Does anyone know why this is happening and how I can overcome this issue? Just to be clear this happens right at the point of turning the computer, i.e. before Windows even starts to load up. It must be date/time settings of the device.

Thanks for your help in advance

Omer

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Hello,

I have since week 1 Series Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-11E notebook,
Unfortunately, I am at the moment not really satisfied with the image.. game lags because my graphics.

My question is where can you find how much I consume from the 4 GB.

And where I can set that I consume more or less. since it is a separable memory yes.

My English is not perfect. hope someone understands.

Please reply

Answer:Satellite C70D-A: game lags due to graphic chip?

Hi

Well, I?m wondering why you purchased a unit with an internal (part of CPU) graphic chip if you want use the notebook for gaming?

The notebook supports the AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics which is part of AMD Quad-Core A6-5200 CPU.
Such GPU is similar to Intel HD GPU which is also part of Intel CPUs.

Such internal graphic cards are not really designed for gaming? of course you would be able to run and to play a game but don?t expect too much?

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Hi all,

excuse the new thread but I haven't found any answers anywhere online, just speculation and it's for different models.

So I have a C70D-B-10U, running windows 7 64bit pro. When I formatted it and updated everything, it just kept crashing when trying to play back videos on Windows Media Player. I cleaned the inside and replaced thermal paste, updated to even newer drivers, and started using VLC as my default media player. It rarely crashed BUT it always does when I try to start playing games (nothing heavy - League of Legends). Laptop seems to be doing well with memory tests, no faults detected.

I've read that this could be caused by:
Faulty GPUFaulty BatteryFaulty PSUBad Capacitors on the MOBO

Has anyone had any similar experience? I've reinstalled Windows and it's the same story. If it's a motherboard issue, I guess it would be better to just get a new one?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-10U no warning crash (power, GPU or capacitors)

Update: I decided to test the RAM and it seems like it can't handle 8GB. Both 4GB sticks work on any slot, but when I have all of it on the machine it crashes. Do you think it is a motherboard issue?

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ODD on my Satellite C70D-A-11E (05.2014) won?t to read DVDs anymore. It doesn't matter which one I try it simply doesn't work.
Latest driver is installed.



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Answer:ODD on my Satellite C70D-A-11E wont read DVDs anymore

Hi

If optical disc drive is installed properly maybe is reading lens dirty. Try to clean it up.

Other way, if your ODD can read CDs but not DVDs it can also be hardware malfunction. The reading lens cannot be calibrated properly and cannot find the right position to read DVD media.

In such case ODD must be exchanged.

Try to clean lens up and check if the problem persists. If yes contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help.

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Hello,

I have buy a Satellite C70D-A-11T and pass it on Windows 7 64 bits Home Premium.
I install all the drivers and I haven't any problems.

When I want to connect it to my TV for first time, I discover there is no sound on the TV.
I try to go on the speaker (near the clock of windows), right click, sound, first tab (I think it is "Playback" in english... I have a french Windows) and my device (TV) doesn't appear.

I come back on Toshiba Support website to download the last driver "HDMI Audio driver" for my laptop, I connect the cable, and it appear in the sound properties. I select it as my default device and the sound come right from my TV.

Great !

But when I restart my laptop (with or without the HDMI cable), the TV disappear from the list in the sound properties, the only one solution to recover the sound is to reinstall the HDMI Audio Driver.
If I start the driver installation with the "advanced" option, I have the list of drivers to install and I see all drivers are already installed, but the HDMI Audio Driver will be upgraded... I install it and it work until the next restart.

Could you explain me why the version of the driver don't stay on the system, and how to make it work without reinstall it everyday ?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Stephane

Answer:Satellite C70D-A-11T - Sound doesn't work with HDMI

Anybody here ? :(

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Hi,I know laptops can become slower over time it my laptop has become so slow it's like using a zx80 machine from the 1980sI'm not sure why this is happening but I installed prism ( a free utility that converts files ) and ran it on 21st July converting a movie into mpeg4 to go on the iPad.It worked and then I went on holiday.I have just come home and tried to use my laptop which has now become so slow I almost gave up using it.Any ideas? Could it be a virus?Thanks

Answer:The slowest laptop in the world.....probably

You've provided absolutely nothing for us to work with.What OS?What are the specs of your system?EXACTLY what is slow? Describe the problem IN DETAIL.What happens when you boot to safe mode?From where did you download prism?Have you run full scans with your AV and MalwareBytes (both)? If not, please do so now.

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I have without a doubt, the crappiest laptop EVER.
to give you an idea, it takes 5 minutes to boot into normal mode.
I play minecraft on the laptop sometimes. When I first bought it it was a bit laggy on it, but was ok.
Now it is super laggy and when I close/open it sometimes gets a bsod.
I go on IE and go onto youtube. What happens next? It freezes and closes.
Sometimes when I boot up the chkdsk comes up and checks the disk. 10% later chkdsk failed bsod.
MSI U180
Intel atom n2600
1gb ram
320 HDD.
BUT THATS NOT ALL..
when I type in something, sometimes the keyboard comes a bit loose. Then it pops off revealing internals and for some reason turning off and the battery light turns red.
This does not need fixing or any kind of help but if you want to help go ahead.
PS: when I'm older I'm getting a gaming computer from a company that is not dell,MSI,acer.

Answer:Slowest laptop ever. Gets bsod often.

Hello Dan,

Please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, and post back with the needed information. One of our BSOD experts should be by later when able to further help.

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I've added this Satellite C70D-A-111 to an existing network which includes an printer.
Other devices can print OK but not this Toshiba.
The message is "Printer is in Error State".

If I connect the Toshiba to the printer via USB, it prints OK.

Can somebody steer me in the right direction please?

Answer:Satellite C70D-A-111 - Can't print using network printer but USB connection works

Do you use this printer at home or in your company?
I mean if you use it in your company ask system administrator for help.

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Would be grateful for any advice to remove the back panel.

I've removed battery, ~16 screws + 1 tiny screw at the optical drive and whilst it does 'unclick' everywhere else, there seems to be something stopping the panel being removed just above the battery compartment and don't want to force it.

Even our IT guys at work cannot work it out.

PLEASE HELP.....my new laptop is very slow so have purchased RAM but can't access the back.

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-30D: How to access back panel after ~16 screws removed

At first I must say that you should not remove bottom cover alone because it will cancel valid warranty. If there is no RAM cover, RAM should be exchanged or upgraded by authorized personal only.

I know every of us think it is easy to do and want to do this alone.
What I know is follow:
2 screws in the middle are fixing the keyboard. What must be removed are 14 screws and small flat screw at the optical drive. That’s all. There is no other hidden screw.

Of course there are also small plastic holders and bottom cover must be removed very gently.

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Hi everyone,

my Toshiba Satellite C70D-A-11D is beeping when I try to start it. The Beep Code ist 2 long, 2 short, 3 long, 2 short.

The screen ist black and there is no POST message.

Any Idea what is wrong? Sometimes the Notebooks starts, but most times not.

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Hello everybody,
brand new C70D two days old, if I want to look a Youtube video full screen after a few minutes, the C70D stops, blue screen with a message : your computer gets a problem, we collect informations ect.
After a restart the same problem comes again a few minutes later.
I have 14 days to accept this machine, but if it's a graphic card problem I prefer to return it to the vendor.

I thank you in advance for your answer.

Thierry

Answer:Satellite C70D sops after a few minutes with YouTube full screen

It's me again after viewing this youtube video :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpR4_SZjyzU

I've try but after more than 40 minutes, the little C70D stops again :-(
Anyone with a solution ?

For the rest as a Mac user, with for the first time with a PC, not bad at all.
Firefox, Thunderbird, FileZilla, Open Office, Processing are working fine.

Thierry

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Please,

I like to download the latest release of the Utility Display for Satellie C70D-B Windows 10.

How can I do ?

Thank You

Answer:Latest display driver download for Satellite C70D-B-307 - Windows 10

Windows 10 is able to download and update the display driver automatically…
Go to device manager, choose the graphic card and click above on DRIVER UPDATE

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I'm shocked...Mini history: I've owned a 2nd hand Notebook with Windows 7 that was so basic, that you couldn't even change the wallpaper, and kept it for over 6 years. That little thing was getting pretty slow, unable to keep up with demands anymore, so I got this new laptop, on boxing day not even a month ago.  What.. on.. earth?  I'm going to ignore the fact that the advertised photo shows this laptop to have a CD Drive on most websites.. which is doesn't. Instead I'd like to know why every other time I load this laptop, it takes longer than a PS4 upgrading.. and why if I dare to send the laptop into Sleep Mode, it fails to even 'wake up' again, requiring me to reboot the laptop.  Why is it that opening a Google Chrome window takes as long as 2 minutes, and the same for any other software I choose to open (we're talking Spotify and Word.. I don't use this laptop for anything demanding like video games or Photoshopping). Is this what happens when you spend over 300GBP on a laptop these days? I miss my ancient little notebook which could run youtube videos better than this NEW laptop which isn't even a month old. I've read on another thread, to delete McAfee. I have just now. I hope it helps.. but in the meantime, any other solutions? Hey LENOVO! What.. THE HELL! ... thanks for any advice... this is shameful and hard to understand....

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The Brightness keys have stopped working after the migration Windows 8.1 to Windows10 (Satellite C70D-B-307).

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-307 - Brightness keys stopped working after migration Windows10

Solved

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Today I tried to use the free windows 10 upgrade.
After a few seconds I get a message that 'Installation of Windows 10 Upgrade can't edit/adjust the partition reserved for the system'
It then starts deleting the installation-files, and exits......
Anyone any idea how to solve this, and make the upgrade work ???

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade on Satellite C70D-A-11E can't edit partition reserved for system

Solved It myself, the problem was that the reserved partition for the system was only 100 MB !!!
Extended the size to 350 MB (as it should be !!!)
Problem Solved !!!

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Hi,

since a while my Laptop gets a blue Screen several times a week, Messaging: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA.

Latest dumps as per attachment.

How to recover from this?

Please help.

Thanks,
Alex

Answer:Satellite C70D PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA - frequent BSOD

I also get this error sometimes, all my BSODs can be found here - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...7866#LastReply
Most of the drivers are probably outdated and not for Windows 10.. For example my BSODs are caused by Atheros Qualcomm AR8171 driver..
BUMP...

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I've only noticed today that when I turn up my laptop's volume up to about 28 (even with headphones in), there's this high pitch noise that comes from the speakers. And I'm sure it's the speakers and not anything else.
But the sound is sort of that real ear-killing noise so I can't listen to it for long. It even sometimes sounds like thousands of crickets - a complete nightmare

But with my volume at any level below 28 I can listen to whatever through headphones without the sound bothering me.

Does anyone have any ideas for a solution? I do know a thing or two about computers but nothing about anything extremely technical and I'm not sure if I want to take it apart, unless I really have to.

If you could help me it would be appreciated!

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Question: Slowest Pc Ever

Sorry if I am posting in the wrong forum but I don't know if this is a software issue or a hardware issue. I have an Asus laptop running Windows 7. As far as I can tell this started with a Windows update. The PC started to run slower and a lot of programs would not respond. I did a system restore, reinstalled the critical updates to windows and everything seem to be running ok. Earlier this week, I noticed the Windows update icon in the system tray so I went to the windows updater, downloaded the files and installed them. In the past, windows download the updates in the background and then notified me when I needed to restart my computer to finish the install. After this last update my laptop was unbelievably slow so I went to safe mode and did another system restore which did not help this time. I went back into safe mode and ran Malwarebytes, resulting in no issues found except for the root kit scanner has not been running for quite some time. I then disabled Windows updater with no improvement whatsoever. At the present time, after I reboot, my PC is usable for about 15 minutes and then becomes increasingly slower and all programs "Not responding" to the point that it will take 30 minutes for it to shut down normally if I wait too long. I have shut the computer off, removed the battery, waited a couple minutes and reinstalled the battery which did not help. I also run Trend Micro Internet Security and Microsoft Office. Thanks in advance.
 

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My computer now takes 15 minutes to boot up. it is 2003 or 2004 and is so slow. i have an external for all my music so it says i have so much room on my regular hard drive but is yet still slow. internet is slow. bringing up the internet is slow. everything is slow. would appreciate the help
 

Answer:THE #1 slowest computer

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Hi, all ...

I just finished using Nero 7 Backup to backup 99 GB of data. It took 36 hours to backup and verify on a Pentium D 320 GHz machine with 1024 MB of memory. It did 8759 folders with 101111 files at that snail's pace.

Should it take that long? One factor that I didn't notice until the end ... it looked like my Kaspersky protection was checking every file access for viruses along the way.

Was Kaspersky the culprit? How long should it take to backup that much data?

Help ...

Gnair
 

Answer:The slowest backup?

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HEy i don't know whats wrong. My computer is about a year old if that. It goes unbeleivably slow. HEre is the hijackthis log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:18:03 PM, on 4/4/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Anti-Virus\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Anti-Virus\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ANTI-V~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A920\dlbkbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A920\dlbkbmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\thluso.exe
C:\Program Files\Pnwvqb\Jfakzb.exe
C:\Program Files\f2bv5doq\f2bv5doq.exe
C:\Program Files\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\EbatesMoeMoneyMaker0.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ecefnhnj.exe
C:\Program Files\ISTsvc\istsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.... Read more

Answer:i have the slowest computer!!!

sorry i looked at the other posts, i ran ad-aware and spy bot, heres the new hijack this log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:46:20 AM, on 4/5/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Anti-Virus\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Anti-Virus\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ANTI-V~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A920\dlbkbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A920\dlbkbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Pnwvqb\Jfakzb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ecefnhnj.exe
C:\Program Files\ISTsvc\istsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\aoltray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\So... Read more

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hello,
I have a problem on my computer. it takes more than 5 minutes to turn on, then while its on, several the program don't respond,
my laptop gets hot quick and I don't know what to do.
can you please help me?
Thanks.
 

Answer:My Vista is slowest its ever been.

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Hello,

I'm having trouble with a Dell Inspiron 1100 Laptop running XP Home SP2 with a 20 gig hdd and almost 5 gb free space, and 384mb of ram (slot a = 128mb; slot b = 256mb). No matter what I do, I can't seem to speed it up. When i first started working on it, it took about half an hour from power-on to the point where I could move around in the Windows environment. Now, I have it down to about 15 minutes. Not sure what I'm missing. Here is what I've done so far:

- ran msconfig: disabled startup items; disabled all but Microsoft services; rebooted.
- removed all temp & cookie files
- ran System Mechanic, Spybot and AdAware.
- emptied the recycle bin
- changed comptuer properties to adjust for best performance

note: The recommended (and custom set) paging file size is 573mb. Maybe I should change it to "system managed".

Can anyone think of any other things to do/utilities to use to speed this thing up? I'm sure it needs more Ram, but is there anything else I can do now before recommending more ram?
 

Answer:Slowest Computer Ever

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would like to know if its possible to get computer back to original state;as if installing windows xp home for the first time.Can I format hard drive to not include partition with o/s ?

Answer:Slowest Computer Ever

Hello pokerholic20 and welcome,

I'm not sure what you are asking, could you elaborate?

If you reformat the Hard drive you will erase the contents of the drive completely.

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OK, here's the info on my in-law's computer. I know some of what it lists is junk (i.e. mywebsearch), but I would like to remove a lot of the programs that I don't think need to be running in the background (i.e. Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Money, Java, Messenger). Does disabling programs like Java with HijackThis delete them entirely, or just stop them from loading at startup? Just curious.Here are the HijackThis results:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:38:25 PM, on 8/17/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus 2007\pavsrv51.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus 2007\AVENGINE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus 2007\PsImSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus 2007\apvxdwin.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exec:\program files\panda softwa... Read more

Answer:The Slowest Of The Slow......

Hi jtgriffin,I don't see anything malicious or anything else that would cause slowness. In fact it is one of the tightest logs I've seen as far as not having unnecesary startups.The only thing in your log that you have asked about are toolbar buttons and context menu items. So fixing them will be negligible help with speed as they aren't running in the background and just enable the programs to be started by user action only.Nevertheless you should probably fix these anyway, Java because every day users don't know what to do with the Java console if they do start it up:O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search - http://bar.mywebsearch.com/menusearch.html?p=ZUxdm080YYUSO9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\ssv.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\ssv.dllFor Messenger and MS Money you can fix those buttons if you want and if you know they won't ever be used. But they aren't hurting anything.I don't know if you are intending to uninstall those programs, but with the exception of MyWay and Money, those will probably be needed. Definetly keep Java. Money and Messenger are MS programs that they don't make easy to uninstall, so it's easier to leave them alone. And if this is a Dell computer, MyWay is not all that easy to uninstall either.To answer your question as t... Read more

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Hey there...I've been here quite a few times and love the site as you all help me out...however...I can't seem to figure out why my machine runs so slow at times....I think I need a thorough cleaning and would appreciate your help in doing so....please guide me in the steps I have to take to do this....
Thanks in advance...

Answer:Slow Slower Slowest

Hello didleydeFirst I will be moving your post to this forum for better assistance AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection MethodsPlease read the topic here. Always feel free to ask any further questions.Slow Computer?, Use this troubleshooting checklist Now we could use some more info:What is your Operating System?Size and how full is the Hard drive?How much RAM is installed?Antivirus,Antispyware and Firewall applications?When was the last scan?

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Wow! so I buy this new Gateway, nothing special but has 1gig ram.

Why the heck is it so slow? I removed unwanted programs, etc. . .

Can anyone help?

Answer:Vista -- Is It The Slowest Thing Ever?

For Vista, 1GB of RAM is often inadequate. 2GB is the sweet spot, but more RAM is always recommended. Most programs that are preinstalled on new computers have tons of crapware that can also slow down the system.

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First of all, a big hello to all you ****ingcomputer forum members. This is my first post, I hope I'm not stepping on any toes.
I basically came here because I have a minor problem that's been niggling me for ages.
The situation is this:
I have two hard disks on my athlon XP 2100+ machine. One is an old 20Gb disk that's been around for ages, and has had my windows installation on it for years. I currently have xp pro SP 2 installed on this disk as the C partition. The second disk is a much newer 120Gb Maxtor, installed in one partition as the D drive, and this one holds all my data. They're both IDE drives, nothing new and fancy like SATA.
They're both installed as Basic disks with NTFS partitions. Both disks are pretty full, but I can archive data onto DVD no problem.

Now as you can probably understand, this situation is far from ideal. Now my computer is bottlenecked in a couple of places (I definitely need to upgrade the RAM), but this slow boot disk is really hitting my performance So I get to my question:

Is there a way of moving things around so that my current boot partition ends up on part of my second disk, say perhaps a 20Gb partition of that disk, relegating the slower disk to just storing archived or unimportant data, without losing any data?

I have a DVD burner, and am prepared to spend a bit of money on the right software (as long as that software's gonna continue to be useful in the future!).
See this as an exercise in disk manage... Read more

Answer:2 Disks: Slowest Has Xp Installed.

Just 2 quetions for you. This disk that is slowing your comptuer down, did you attempt to delete a partition? Where about did you get your XP CD from?

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My PC is probably the slowest/oldest PC on the entire forum...

Know anyone slower???

Answer:Slowest machine on forum

wow that is pretty bad, sucks to be you man! jk

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hmmm...... that old chestnut i hear many of you say,.......

could somebody have a peek at this and tell me if anything needs ticking ?........

im getting freezes and memory problem errors galore.... i wonder if it has anything got to do with "SYSTEM MECHANIC" that i downloaded,....... seems like a great program but things have been playing up since.

ran spybot search and destroy and keeps chucking up the same old stuff all the time.

here's my hi-jack this :
Scan saved at 00.39.31, on 08/10/2003
Platform: Windows 2000 SP2 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 SP2 (5.00.2920.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hidserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Agnitum\OUTPOS~1.0\outpost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\loadqm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Osa.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
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Answer:slow, slower, slowest.

Not really a lot there.

Run Hijack This again and put a check by these. Close all browser windows and "Fix checked"

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://searchbar.linksummary.com/

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://searchbar.linksummary.com/

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://home.iol.ie/search/searchbar.asp

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://search.usefulware.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O1 - Hosts: 65.120.116.174 www.aimster.com
O1 - Hosts: 65.120.116.173 lite.aimster.com
O1 - Hosts: 65.120.116.172 mini.aimster.com

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\ycomp5_1_5_0.dll (file missing)

O2 - BHO: InstantChess - {40D61F04-59E4-4C8D-BF6E-697AB9C21F43} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\ChessBar.dll (file missing)

O3 - Toolbar: &Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\ycomp5_1_5_0.dll (file missing)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ (HKLM)

Restart your computer.

I have System Mechanic but have never had it cause any problems.
 

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Windows xp that my g-son is trying out and it is so slow I could take a nap waiting for it. I would like you to help me with this one like you did for my computer. I know that when I did msconfig on this one, it had normal startup and everything was checked. I have already uninstalled some useless programs but need your help with this. Thanks!
 

Answer:Slowest computer in the world

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Okay, two days ago I asked one of my friend's to bring her computer to my house, so I could fix it. So, she came yesterday and I thinking that I'd be able to fix it.. Turns out, she has the slowest computer I have ever seen.

I first turned on the computer, every thing seemed fine.. It took about 40 minutes, maybe more, to start up and load the desktop, etc.. (I'm not use to these loading times.. My computer restarts and loads in about 3 minutes.)

So, after the desktop finished loading, which might I add, I was going insane by then, since I have little or no patience. I tried some things, yet these damn programs kept on popping up.. Like Windows Live Messenger and Aliant's Net Assistant, which is her ISP's on-demand internet helper and troubleshooter.

So, after end tasking everything that loaded (which was about 5 LARGE programs), I decided to go on internet explorer with my own internet. I go on Google, then it freezes and restarts!

So, another 40 minutes to waste to get the desktop to load.. So I got mad, I restarted it numerous times and tried many things.. Then, my brother walks in and says "Hey, why not try safe mode"..

So, I thought I found the correct solution to fixing her computer. Turns out, safe mode was a lot more faster and I was able to clean up her computer with a program that she already had and I cleared almost 5 GB on her 9 GB hard drive. I also scanned with Spy Sweeper while on safe mode and I must say it was pretty im... Read more

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I have read and tried everything that was previously posted on removing spyware, I tried everything ad-adware, ewido, spybot, SmitfraudFix, but the thing is, from what i have read to run all these programs correctly you need to be in safe mode but when i reboot into safe mode there is just a black screen and i can never get there, now I really need help, and here is the main problem:Computer is so dang slow, it takes 10 minutes to open a web pageI currently have Norton and it says I have no virus even with all new updates, so can you please help me, here is my log.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:33:57 AM, on 10/12/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.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:\Program Files\Common Files&... Read more

Answer:Help With The Slowest Computer In The World!

Hi asuwrestler and welcome to Bleeping Computer You got some infections there...Create a new folder named HijackThis to your desktop. Move Hijackthis.exe into that folder.Please rename HijackThis.exe to Scanner.exeFinally, please post a fresh HijackThis (Scanner.exe) log to here.

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I'm running Vista with a HP, from the title I guess you understand the problem. I have Kaspersky and done the scans but can't find anything. I have read other threads and did the trend Micro HijackThis thing:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:12:29 PM, on 07/04/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Windows\system32\schtasks.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe
C:\hp\kbd\kbd.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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i tried running Ad-aware but my computer kept rebooting right about halfway through the scan, this is my parents computer and they really need help.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:39:06 PM, on 1/23/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\MioNet\MioNetManager.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\MioNet\jvm\bin\MioNet.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exeC:\WINDOWS ... Read more

Answer:Slowest Running Computer Ever!

1. Download this file : http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/combofix.exehttp://www.techsupportforum.com/sectools/combofix.exe2. Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.3. When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log and a HiJack log in your next replyNote: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while its running. That may cause it to stall=======================Add remove programs - Remove if present - Drive Cleaner - SurkSidekickAlso remove Limewire and any other P2P programs that have gotten you infected========================Download Superantispywarehttp://www.superantispyware.com/superantis...efreevspro.html Install it and double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.? It will ask if you want to update the program definitions, click Yes.? Under Configuration and Preferences, click the Preferences button.? Click the Scanning Control tab.? Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked:o Close browsers before scanningo Scan for tracking cookieso Terminate memory threats before quarantining.o Please leave the others unchecked.o Click the Close button to leave the control center screen.? On the main screen, under Scan for Harmful Software click Scan your computer.? On the left check C:\Fixed Drive.? On the right, under Complete Scan, choose Perform Complete Scan.? Click Next to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.? After the scan is complete a summary box will appear. Click OK.? Make sure everything... Read more

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It could be an exaggeration.

I have:
Run registry cleaners (turning up more 1,000 errors but since I'm unemployed, I'm trying not to purchase anything till I receive expert advice at least)
Run virus scans (clean bill of health)
Defragmented all hard drives

The computer is three years old only.

What else can I do?

Answer:World's slowest computer

Here is a link to a guide for speeding up a slow computer, one of the moderators here compiled it-Good Luck!

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f174...ow-247566.html

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hey i bough new hp laptop which has windows vista 64 bit and am sure there is no virus in it as its brand new but the internet is so slow that am getting like 50 kbps and used to get 1.7 mb before. there is no prob wid the network coz my bro is having the same speed i used to get before am sure there is some prob wid the os,please help me how to fix this prob coz its so irritating to wait for simple pages to load for min and downloads are so horrible .

Answer:Slowest internet in vista 64

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we really need you to fill in your sytem specs (lower left corner of your posts) so that we know what harware you have. we also need to know 32bit or 64? what your network is like router, cable modem, wifi card makes and models

thanks

Ken

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Hi all,

I have a problem with my Dell Latitude D800 laptop. I reformatted the HDD yesterday, and re-installed Windows XP. Now the responce time is even worse than before I did the HDD wipe. I have AVG, Ad-aware and Zonealarm installed on this machine.

Windows XP Prof version 2002 SP3
Intel Pentium M 1600 MHz, but running at 221MHz
1.0 gig of ram

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Answer:Slow, slower, slowest

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I need expert advice because this is completely crazy!

My main desktop system (which I'm posting this from) was recently home-built from the very fastest hardware components I've ever owned, yet in actual usage it's turned out to be among the slowest Windows computers I've ever owned! What's going wrong?

Here's my hardware:Motherboard: ASUS Z97-A
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz
RAM: 16GB G.SKILL Trident X Series DDR3 2666 (PC3 21300) Model F3-2666C12D-16GTXD
Graphics/GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750
Boot/System Disk: Samsung 850 PRO SSD (one of the fastest available)Here's my OS:Microsoft Windows 7 Pro SP1-U with all patches and updatesServices and background processes:
Unless requested, I won't list them all, but keep in mind that the computer in question is running the exact same set of services and background processes as almost all of my other Windows 7 computers, all of which run MUCH faster.

Here are the symptoms I keep experiencing on an ongoing constant basis:

- Almost every non-trivial app I launch ridiculously frequently shows "Not responding" for at least 30 seconds and up to 5 minutes for almost all operations!

- If I'm flipping through photos looking for a particular one, I will see delays of from 20 seconds to three minutes between each image, even for small images!

- Clicking on a link on a web page can take up to two minutes to open in a new tab!


Here are the things I've tried to resolve this extreme slowness:

- Run v... Read more

Answer:My Fastest Hardware Ever = My Slowest Windows 7 Ever!?

Lets start with looking at the system . . Please post a screenshot of Device Manager

How do I get into Windows Device Manager?

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It will take 3 months I guess to rollout to everyone.

Answer:Is Windows phone Slowest in getting Update?

Depends on your point of view.
WP has received three updates and though the major WP8.1 is taking some time we will eventually get it.
There are many Android devices that can't be updated. Some that OEMs won't update so you can complain but at least you'll get it eventually, unless your carrier can't be bothered.

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As the title says, my computer did some funny things right after it crashed from playing a game.

I have a Sony VPCZ2390X (intel i7, windows 7, AMD 6550M, SSD, etc. Etc.) and it's been running great until yesterday when I decided to play a game. Note I've played games with far more graphics and memory usage.

I get the BSOD for about 10 minutes until any display actually pops up, using what I assume 100% CPU. After the BSOD, a sign of response shows. That would be the VAIO display, which stays on the screen for 5 minutes until it gets to the 'Safe mode' screen, which is completely oblivious to my Alt+F10 to reboot my computer. Also note I've had to manually shut it off via the power button, which explains the safe mode screen. A few more centuries pass, and I'm finally able to enter my password, this time, with my fan not running high. But when I actually get on, it takes exactly 30 minutes for any type of progress to be made (I deleted said game that may have caused this (this game was legitimate, not a vrius)). The deletion took about 25 minutes. My computer still takes forever to respond to the slightest input of a cursor moving .1nm, and takes even longer to boot. I bought the thing in August of 2012, so I know it's not terribly old yet.

Also note that I don't have any programs to even start up when booting (just the usual system.exe, no messenger or game or third party program to speak of). My computer has the same amount of programs installed that a baby boomer... Read more

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I need expert advice because this is completely crazy!

My main desktop system (which I'm posting this from) was recently home-built from the very fastest hardware components I've ever owned, yet in actual usage it's turned out to be among the slowest Windows computers I've ever owned! What's going wrong?

Here's my hardware:Motherboard: ASUS Z97-A
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz
RAM: 16GB G.SKILL Trident X Series DDR3 2666 (PC3 21300) Model F3-2666C12D-16GTXD
Graphics/GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750
Boot/System Disk: Samsung 850 PRO SSD (one of the fastest available)Here's my OS:Microsoft Windows 7 Pro SP1-U with all patches and updatesServices and background processes:
Unless requested, I won't list them all, but keep in mind that the computer in question is running the exact same set of services and background processes as almost all of my other Windows 7 computers, all of which run MUCH faster.

Here are the symptoms I keep experiencing on an ongoing constant basis:

- Almost every non-trivial app I launch ridiculously frequently shows "Not responding" for at least 30 seconds and up to 5 minutes for almost all operations!

- If I'm flipping through photos looking for a particular one, I will see delays of from 20 seconds to three minutes between each image, even for small images!

- Clicking on a link on a web page can take up to two minutes to open in a new tab!


Here are the things I've tried to resolve this extreme slowness:

- Run v... Read more

Answer:My Fastest Hardware Ever = My Slowest Windows 7 Ever!?

Well the first thing that comes to mind. What software are you running, specifically what security software? I'm sure if you were running a bare installation of Windows you wouldn't be having problems. It is most likely sone piece of software you installed.

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Hi Guys,

I just setup a small home network, I have 2 laptops, and they are as follows:

Main Machine: Acer V3-771G - Nplify 802.11a/g/n + BT 4.0
Second Machine: Acer V3-571G - nplify 802.11a/g/n + BT 4.0


So the second machine is the main homegroup, and I use my main machine to connect to that homegroup via password protection, both laptops are connected to the internet via Wi-Fi connection to my DLINK 2730B ADSL2+ Modem/Router.

However, when I try and transfer files from one another, I get an average of UNDER 1 Megabyte per second, like right now I am transferring a 700MB video file from my secondary machine to my main machine, and its averaging out at around 880 KB/Sec, and sometimes jumps upto just over 1 MB/Sec, surely this is not right, and should be 1000x faster? The laptops are less than 5 metres away from one another, but I can put them direcrtly next to each other and it makes no lick of diffirence, does anyone here know how to increase the speeds of Wi-Fi data transfer? I am using a legitimate copy of Windows 8 Professional, with ALL current critical updates, I have installed ALL the latest drivers for ALL the hardware in each laptop from acers very own website support pages for each mmodel laptop.

I am very new to networking, especially within windows 8, and I don't quite know if I have even set it up right, but I did connect to the secondary laptop by Joining its homegroup and inputting the correct password, then it found all the shared data on that... Read more

Answer:Slowest Wifi speeds (Data)

Wireless is notorious for being affected by interference from lots of things, from cordless phones to microwaves to the construction of the building. I appreciate that the laptops are close to each other, but are they close to the router as well, as that is what passes the traffic.
 

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So i have set a static IP, and followed the tutorial on
http://www.portforward.com/english/rout … orrent.htm

I got Shaw XTREME and a Dlink-Extreme N Router..just picked it up today. Im getting speeds that average from 10-30kb/s. When my buddy who has Shaw XTREME is getting 540kb/s for that download. Sometimes i will only get 3kb/s

here are my Print Screens of my settings

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v301/coldhalo/1-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v301/coldhalo/2-3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v301/coldhalo/3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v301/coldhalo/4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v301/coldhalo/5.jpg

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I just can't get a decent speed.
when i went to speedtest.net i get average from 6000-8000kbps. But the main problem is opening that damn port, i keep gettign the:

Welcome to the µTorrent Port Checker.
A test will be performed on your computer to check if the specified port is opened.

Checking port 55641 on 68.150.43.48...

Error! Port 55641 does not appear to be open.

Please see www.portforward.com for more information about how to map a port.

Please make absolutely sure that PeerGuardian2 or Protowall is allowing utorrent.com (72.20.34.145) in either of those programs. Those of you using ipfilter.dat should make sure the list does not include the website's IP. After making sure of this, re-run this test by refreshing the page (F5).

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Answer:Slowest Connection ever!!!!! HELP downloads, uttorent

hi there,, It may be your ISP..My ISP is Bell Sympatico & they essentially stooped me from using utrorent & i did exactly the same as you have done,,only to find out that it is Bell causing the problem...I had no fix, other than changing ISP.
Hope you find a solution where i couldn't.
 

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Hi i recently changed my operating system from windows xp to windows vista home basic through a tattooing process. However now that I have done this my computer sometimes fails to start and when it does start it takes approx 10 to 15 minutes to get on to my desktop. It also takes the same amount of time to close the computer down. When the computer does start it runs very very slow. This is very frustrating and any advice on a solution would very greatfully recieved. The computer in question is my desktop pc which is a pakard bell. It is so slow that I am posting this using my laptop which is tunning fine on vista home premium. I am sorry if there is not enough info here but I will provide anything els you may need. Thank you in advance

Answer:AAAGGGHH the slowest computer in scotland

and welcome to the Forum

How much memory does the pc have? . . Vista needs a minimum of 2 Gig . . 4 is best

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i have a dell dimension pc with word 2003 and windows XP

Things are getting very slow: getting the pc to operate, opening a document and getting onto websites so slow that i wonder if i forgot to click on enter

AOL is my provider and i have virus scan and what ever else AOL provides

I never open email that remotely looks suspicious

please help!!
 

Answer:Computer is Slow slower slowest

Ok read. read. and read some more on computer maint'.
www.download.com
serach for AVG virus scan, adaware, spybot
install them and run them
then restart the computer
next uninstall any program you have used in the past 6 months
run a disk clean up, then disk defrag
that is a good start.. oh you may want to get PC for Dummies.. << I anit saying this to be mean it is good guide..>> for newbies
 

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Hello,

It's all in the title. How can i add a RAM module in my laptop.

There is no memory cover. I can't see any easy access.

Can somebody help me ?

Answer:Satelite C70D-B-318 How to add RAM ?

Same to me with my C70D-B-34L. There seems to be no slot...............?

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Recently on my main Win XP Pro machine, the keyboard repeat rate keeps dropping to the slowest setting. I have to open Control Panel - Keyboard and move the slider back over to the right.

Saw a couple of old posts about this, but no definitive answer.

I'm guessing that perhaps some program is doing this, but I sure can't figure out which one.

As with most of my computer problems, the MS Knowledge Base is silent on the issue.

Anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Keyboard repeat rate keeps dropping to slowest!

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Im using cable connection (obviously) through a router. Four computers share internet connection, including mine, through this router.

My problem is my connection speed with this computer. The other computers have a connection speed of 1.3mb while mine is around 180kb. This is a very big difference in speed. I checked these speeds using various broadband speed testers on the internet, like http://web.bitnet.net/dimension/

Whenever I run the test to test my speed it says 180kb (around that), and when I run the same test on my other three computers I get 1.3mb (around that).

If someone could please help me on this frustrating matter, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
 

Answer:(Solved) XP Cable Connection Slowest in Network

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Can you tell me why my latest PC build takes forever to boot into Windows please ?The first POST screen gets to " Auto-Detecting Primary Master...Press F4> to abort_ and then pauses with the flashing DOS cursor for 20 seconds before finding the HDD and moving on.As if this isn't irritating enough,the real pain in the butt is that it then displays the Windows xp screen with the little moving blue line for an incredible 1 minute and 50 seconds before loading the Windows welcome screen !I have enabled quick boot and tried setting the boot priority in different orders.Also tried swapping the HDD & DVDRW between IDEs 1 & 2 on the motherboard.Formatted and reinstalled Windows XP aswell.I have never known such an incredibly ageing boot !Can this be resolved please ?Asrock K7S41 Integrated VGA & SNDDuron 1.4GHZ1024MB Ram80GB Maxtor HDD300watt PSUWindows XP Pro

Answer:Slowest Boot Time Ever - A New World Record ?

You must have got the Hard drive set to AUTO in the BIOS, this slows boot as it as to chech the drive settings each time you boot, you should auto detect the drive. Have loaded many programs?

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Hi Folks – I believe I have the slowest Windows Vista computer on the planet. My guess is that 40% or more of the time I work at the computer is spent either watching everything ‘grayed’ out and saying ‘not responding’ or watching the “busy” icon which I will refer to as SD which stands for spinning doughnut.
For openers, I built the computer myself with parts from Tiger Direct. It has:
An Athelon 64x2 dual core processor 4400+ at 2.2 GHz.
2 Gb RAM supplemented by a 2Gb Flash Drive which functions as
a ‘speed booster”
An NVidia GEForce 6200 Turbo Cache PCIexpress card with 256 Mb of memory. (Latest driver as of June 1)
Windows Vista Home Premium – Build 2600
On the Windows Experience Index,
Processor 4.9
Memory (RAM) 3.8
Graphics 2.9
Gaming Graphics 2.3
Pri Hard Disk 5.3
Running “Memory Diagnostics” shows no problems and returns a result of OK.

At any given time, seemingly regardless of what I am doing, the computer just stops or ‘locks-up’, the HDD light comes on solid red and everything stops except for the SD and/or the “graying out”. I could be opening an email, starting M$ Word, or even trying to navigate between 2 open spreadsheets. Virtually anything

Not sure if these are related or not, but other weird things that happen are:
The computer constantly wants to install and configure my HP 6100 all-in-one device.
Although I have the only account on the computer and I have UAC turned off, I have a myriad of folders which I cannot access, folders like My ... Read more

Answer:Solved: World's Slowest Vista Computer

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Looking to put it to use as an always on machine that won't be doing much work, so need to install the lowest power CPU as it'll take.
The Dell 0YJPT1 motherboard has a LGA1155 socket, and takes i5 and i7 desktop CPUs.I have a 35W Pentium G3240T, a 25W Xeon E3-1220Lv3... either would be better than the 68W i7-3700 it has presently.
Anyone have any idea of what CPUs are compatible, or are worth trying in this board?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Slowest CPU for a Vostro 470 desktop; Can it run a Xeon 1220Lv3 low power cpu?

Hello!  The Processors you specified are socket LGA1150 and will not fit in your motherboard with an LGA1155.  You can set up in Windows a lower power management via the control panel so the processor uses less energy.  

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My computer is the most powerful in my home. It has the most RAM, GPU power, CPU power, ect. It's got all the fancy bells and whistles compared to the others. However, despite all that, my mother's laptop which is old, still runs on XP, filled with junk files, and runs much more slowly on the CPU power has a much stronger internet connection by up to 5x.

Here's some basic connection information:
Wireless connection on both computers.
Wireless Connection Speed Status on my computer reads 11/18 mbps (it changes between the two). It used to be a mere 2mbps, but I changed the channel in router settings to the default number (11) and that boosted it up.
Speedtest.net has my download speed at 4-5mbps on average. Upload is 3-4 on average.
Mother's crappy laptop gets nearly 20 mbps for download speed and 8-10 upload speed on Speedtest.net (54.0 mbps on Speed Status)

Here's some information on what I noticed and the steps I have already taken:
As stated above, often it would drop so slow that watching Youtube videos above 360p was impossible. I found I needed to change my router channel on my PC since there was interference. That helped my 0.5-2.5 mbps internet jump up to 4-5mbps (according to speedtest.net).
I have ran a virus scan/malware scan/defrag/computer cleanup/registry cleanup/ect.
Firewall is off and anti-virus is turned off.
I have attempted using Google's free DNS server.
I have also attempted a simple resetting of the router and restart... Read more

Answer:Most Powerful computer, but slowest internet connection in the same house.

do you still have an issue or is it resolved now ?

post an xirrus screen shot here
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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
( the site now appears to require a business email, and does not allow webbased emails like gmail,hotmail or yahoo etc )

Use the links below

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Xirrus-Wi-Fi-Monitor-Download-99109.html

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need will need to have NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.
On windows 8 - (i do not have windows 8) but, it would appear that, When you first try to run, you may get a message that .net framework is needed, and included in that message is a link to download/install.

Run... Read more

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