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PC is grinding away and really slooooooow

Question: PC is grinding away and really slooooooow

What is up with my PC?It's not ancient (just over a year old - OK, I know that's a contradiction!)Windows XP, 256MB of RAM, 60Gb of free disc space. It'll chug along quite nicely for a bit, then suddenly start whirring as if it's doing some really memory hungry task (while all it's doing is displaying a web page) Can take forever just to open a Word document. And when it comes to closing down/logging off - it can take 5 mins or moreIs there some diagnostic software or something I can buy/try? I had Norton Utilities on my old 95 machine, and this seemed to work well, but have heard bacd things about it for XPThanks for any helpDave

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Preferred Solution: PC is grinding away and really slooooooow

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Answer: PC is grinding away and really slooooooow

To be honest 256 mb RAM is the bare minimum for XP.Have you done any PC housekeeping - cleaned out temp files, temp Internet files, defragged, check disk?Or use this click here

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Right, got a brand new pc 2 weeks ago. Been really lovely to me so far, apart from the HDD grinding..
I've looked through the whole interwebs and a bit more but none on the solutions has helped me! I've disabled Super fetch and Windows search which helped a little. But i still hear grinding from my harddrive? is it just my case (ive removed the harddrive screws)?
I've been looking into the Reliabilty and Performance monitor and it looks like Svchost.exe is causing the problems.
Trying to get screenshots of it (in the reli and perfor montior) but for some reason its being quite quiet! Bah!

Light grinding
Semi grinding
Semi grinding 2
My system specs:
OS: Windows Vista 64 Ultimate

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (2400 MHz)
GPU processor: GeForce 8800 GTS 512 512mb
Motherboard: eVGA 780i SLI
RAM: 2 x 2gb OCZ Reaper PC2-6400
Soundcard: Creative X-FI ExtremeMusic
HDD: 750gb WesternDigital CavierSE16

Is there any other information i can give?
Thanks a lot!
 

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Question: Slooooooow

Help please. I have recently bought a new pc. It has an amd athlon xp duron 1.2ghz 20gb hd and 156ram. I only use the system to go online for email checks. I do not play games or anything else. This system is extremley slow. I have taken it in for a check up and the pc guy says everything is fine. Why is it so slow. My old gateway was much faster and older.

wauabascon1
 

Answer:Slooooooow

If it's Windows XP, you could use a lot more RAM than 156MB. I think the minimum for XP is 256MB.

Do you do regular maintenance like Disk Cleanup? Defrag the hard drive?

Checked to see how many programs are running in the background?
 

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Hey guys, my problem is....my computer has been getting progressively slower. About a month ago, it got massively infected with trojans and even though now it's clean (or so it seems), it's still exasperatingly slow.
It's a XP Media Edition. *copies from System Properties* Computer: AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500+, 2.20 GHz, 512 MB of RAM
HijackThis, for the info:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:25:54 PM, on 2/16/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6253\SiteAdv.exe
C:\Program Files\Qwest\QuickCare\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\USB Disk Win98 Driver\Res.EXE
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2007\MemOptimizer.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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For the past few weeks now, my Windows XP Media Center desktop has been taking forever to start up.
The desktop does appear fairly quickly, but then nothing is accesible for a few minutes. When I open Task Manager and look in the Processes tab, a lot of processes are listed, but the User Name column is blank! Then, after a few minutes, either my username or SYSTEM appears, and then I can start using applications.

Any ideas?

Thank you so much
 

Answer:Slooooooow startup :(

try this:

Please do this:

• Click here to download HJTsetup.exe
• Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
• Doubleclick on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
• By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
• Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialogue.
• Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
• Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
• At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
• Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
• Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
• Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
• DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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Question: slooooooow browser

I am running broadband on Windows Xp. Lately it has got slower. At the moment it is slower than a dial up connection. As well as Internet Explorer I have tried firefox. Both slow. I can check mail on Ms Outlook at normal speed. I have no problem with dowload speeds.I have scanned for virus and spyware. I have reinstalled the operating system over the previous one.

I also have Windows 98 installed on the system. If I surf through this I have no problem.
 

Answer:slooooooow browser

What do your ping replies look like? Are you running any type of firewall software? Was the reinstall a fresh one or just some kind of "repair" install?
 

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Question: Slooooooow Laptop

This machine is just coming back to life after my daughter used it for school (and LIMEWIRE!!). I'm trying to revive it. Avast found several infected files. I have uninstalled lots of unwanted stuff, and took many items out of start-up. Service Pack 3 just installed. This machine has dual processors and a gig of RAM, it should run fairly quickly, but it doesn't. I read the post regarding slow machines and have followed the suggestions there. Is there more I can do??

Thanks for reading this, any help will be greatly appreciated.

JAC

Answer:Slooooooow Laptop

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic 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 topic 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.Orange Blossom

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Hi All,

Can't really explain what the problem is, but my laptop is really slow. Slow to load programs, slow to do scans and updates, etc.

I used Ad-Aware and spybot to get rid of some low level threats, but was hoping someone could look at my scans and tell me if there is something else that might have infected my laptop.

I am running Vista Home and just loaded the SP2 update.

Here is my DDS scan:


DDS (Ver_10-11-10.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Kathleen at 21:25:59.89 on Sun 11/21/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2037.859 [GMT -5:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\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:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
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my brothers pc has started running slower than usual. i was told to post a hijack this log? well here it is....i would be really grateful if someone could point out anything bad if they notice it.thanks.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 21:22:36, on 31/12/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\gsicon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\dslagent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\DAP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sysconf16.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe
C:\Program Files\Common files\updater\wupdater.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\CMESys.exe
C:\Program Files\Altnet\Points Manager\Points Manager.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\PDG 3\mailscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\bin\kontiki.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GMT.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mpB1635t.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\srdpau.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tsdn.exe
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hi there. i am trying to help a friend with her computer. i have run some anti spyware stuff, but the computer is still acting up. i have run: x cleaner, adaware, avg antispyware, cws shredder. but now i need to ask you guys for your expert assistance. this is her hijackthis log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:04:00 PM, on 5/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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hi..my pc is running really slow and 90% of the time i cant open any programs coz they stop responding..wat can i do to help this?

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i have 74 gb of space on it so it cant be the hard drive?

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Question: Slooooooow Laptop

As per the instructions from my last post, here goes:

Dell Latitude D520. In the process of reviving a machine confiscated from my daughter who used(abused) this for college. I was instructed to run Defooger, no problems. I was instructed to run DDS. The logs are below.
Gmer is another story. I downloaded the zipped folder, extracted it by clicking on it, but it did not behave as decribed in the instructions. One click on the .exe file immediately launched the scan. I did not have the opportunity to de-select Full Scan. I de-selected the IAT/EAT option, Show All. "Drives, other than system drive" is a little vague, I wasn't sure if I should choose to unclick c drive, or leave it checked. I unchecked it and hit "scan". My system hung. I waited a good 10 minutes just to be sure. Nothing. I resorted to using the power button to shut down and restart. I tried again to run the program with the same result. The logs for DDS are below.

attach log
UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02)

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Install Date: 8/11/2007 9:25:19 AM
System Uptime: 2/6/2011 10:18:41 PM (1 hours ago)

Motherboard: Dell Inc. | | 0NF743
Processor: Intel® Core™2 CPU T5500 @ 1.66GHz | Microprocessor | 1662/166mhz

==== Disk Partitions =========================

C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 74 GiB total, 50.21... Read more

Answer:Slooooooow Laptop

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.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.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.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 application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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My computer is running in slow motion, very slow motion.

I'm told that as I have been running it for 4 years without reinstalling Windows XP it is severely constipated, and a complete reinstall is the only cure. I've done the usual, virus scans, I regularly run three different malware programs, PC Doctor Registry Cleaner, nothing really untoward was discovered, and no improvement was really noticed. I've tried sfc /scannow, but as the computer came with the "Recovery" Windows XP on the partition drive D, it can't find the dll files it needs on the Windows CD as there isn't one.

I cheated - I used the disc from my Dell laptop, the test ran through and disappeared, so I assume nothing was found to be amiss.

This begs another question; if, for instance, I reformat drive C:, restart the computer, how do I get to drive D: to reinstall Windows, will the Bios go looking for it, and what about the drivers?

And....... there's always an and; if I complete that phase successfully, how do I reinstall Office T&S Edition having used up my 3 installs?

Is there an idiots guide to this procedure that I can refer to?

Answer:Slooooooow computer

If the computer offers a boot menu when starting up, go there and have it boot from your CDROM drive. If not, go into the BIOS and set the CDROM as the first boot device. Then start the machine with the Windows install disk in the drive. It will boot to the disk and install will begin. When you get to the screen that says you already have an existing Windows installation, delete the partition, then reformat and reinstall. You could also completely wipe the drive before reformatting, using either the utility/diagnostic program from your hard drive manufacturer's website, or using DBAN found at http://dban.sourceforge.net/ I always like the wipe first, then the reformat. If this is a prebuilt machine, you should be able to get drivers from the vendor's website. If not, perhaps you still have the disks that came with the hardware? Not sure what to tell you about your Office T&S. A good site that may help is http://www.windowsreinstall.com/

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Hi,

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Wasn't exactly sure where to post but have a friend who sent a 'record' of all of his programs and then received a 10-step guide to 'clean out' his computer.

We have XP and have just run CCleaner (computer seems to be going faster as a result), but have 6 different users and the computer generally takes forever to even open Word while the internet is open! Far too many files; our memory is just overwhelmed...but we're not sure what to do about it.

Thank you!

Answer:Slooooooow Computer

Hello 01eccWelcome to Bleepingcomputer.comFirst Off make sure that you have updated your Windows securtiy patches then go out to TrendMicroThen go out and download Ad-Aware, SpyBot Search&Destroy and AntiVirAfter that download HiJackThis and install into c:/HiJackThis. After running this program post the log here and someone will be along shortly to analyze your log and help you out.Papa Smurf

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My computer clock is going very slow I keep sorting it but it is losing hours. I downloaded Atomic Clock Sync and can sync it easily but it just keeps losing time. Is it my BIOS battery? although there are no other symtoms to suggest this, or could it be something else?

Answer:Clock going very slooooooow

YOUR BATTERY NEEDS CHANGING. MOTHERBOARD BATTERY

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I've turned off a lot of crap in the StartUp menu, defragged, let the system manage virtual memory, yet my system is running quite slow. (The largest two supplemental processes running are Spy Sweeper and AVG.) I suspect I need more memory, since it appears to be absolutely wearing out the hard drive when using most programs. Here are the specifics:

IBM Thinkpad R40
XP-SP2 V5.1
BIOS: 1210/1PET53WW(1.21)
Pentium M 1300 MHZ
CPU Speed: 1024
Video Memory: 32 MB
MEMORY: Total-510, Free-32, Used-478, Load-93%
HD: Total-33.9, Free-7.6, Used-26.3

If memory is indeed the issue, I've never upgraded Laptop memory and don't really know where to get it and how difficult it is to install. Thanks in advance for your valued advice!!!

Answer:Slooooooow Processing

yes, i would add more ram to that but also a spring clean of the comp might help, http://www.kickenhardware.net/forum/showthread.php?t=3835 then a quick checkup at security here.

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How does one determine what is wrong with the computer and making it so slow?
I realize that it is old, but does that really matter? It is a 2005 emachine with XP, and IE....I think version 8.
Need some help.....my computer is probably overloaded, but how to tell?

Thanks for any assistance.
 

Answer:OH.....things are so slooooooow !!

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I'm dealing with a very slow browser at the moment.

When I start up the PC everything runs fine and quickly. I then open IE and things still chug along smooth. But upon opening anything else, such as Yahoo Messenger or even Notepad, everything slows to a crawl.

I used to be able to have the following open with no problems:

IE
Mozilla
Yahoo Messenger
Skype
SiteSpinner
Adobe Photoshop

At the same time I could run things like AdAware or CCleaner.

Now, there's no way. In order to run Adaware I need to shut everything else down.

Last night I was running IE and TrojanHunter at the same time. Trojan Hunter finished scanning and I wanted to save a scan log to Notepad. I clicked to open Notepad and timed it. It took 4 minutes for it to open and much longer to paste the log and save the file!

I run BitDefender as AV and ZoneAlarm for my firewall. My startups are minimal.

I've noted that my CPU is often at 100% with IE using up to 99% of it.

Here are my questions:

1. I recently downloaded Trojan Hunter on the advice of a friend. I scanned and got this:

- Found trojan file: C:\Documents and Settings\Kristina\My Documents\Unzipped\Setup[1]\Simulanics MySpace Mobsters Bot 5.2 Setup.exe/Upx.stunhdwm (TrojanDownloader.VB.1037)

- Found trojan file: C:\Program Files\JL2005C\copyoem.exe (TrojanDropper.Agent.449)

I haven't paid for TH yet so am only using the trial version which cannot clean infections. I'm trying to decide if I should pay and get those 2 &q... Read more

Answer:Slooooooow PC - need advice

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My XP is running really slow. Startup takes about 5 min. I know it's probably background processes I picked up before I got my security up and running but I don't know what to delete. Here's my hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:19:41 PM, on 10/18/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\gearsec.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~2\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~2\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
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Answer:Help! XP Running Slooooooow.

Disable all startup items from msconfig (Start > Run > msconfig), reboot and run ad-aware again...this works for me everytime I have a client in distress...

Let me know if this works for you, maybe I (and my clients) have just been lucky?

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Hello,
I am having an issue with my laptop in which it started recently. I have updated Kaspersky Internet Security AND Webroot SPysweeper. I never had issues until I downloaded this "The Weather CHannel" program from weather.com, so at this point after scans and sweeps, I THINK that dam weather program is the problem.
At 1st I just dnlded as per their settings- and after all start ups I get pop-ups where an error has occurred and click yes or no to continue to run script. Clicking on yes or no has same results- SLOW.
I have tried to remove this program using "add or remove programs" from the control panel in both safe and regular mode, but still get a pop saying it is "unable to find uninstall"- at the same time the only program that I removed where it was slooooooooooow.
I am have such issues even posting this-keep getting an hr glass. PLEASE HELP on how to remove that program. Thank you!

 

Answer:Please help with slooooooow computer

Hello, I will try to help out with this problem.

Now, download SuperAntiSpyware from the link below.
https://www.superantispyware.com

1.Once on the website choose the free edition and save the setup file to your desktop.
2.Install SuperAntiSpyware
3.Open up SuperAntiSpyware.
4.Now click on Scan Your Computer
5.Under the options choose Full System Scan
6.Let the scan finish. *This may take about three hours or more depending on the size of your hard drive*
7.Once the scan is finished remove all spyware threats it finds.
8.On prompt, restart your computer.

On restart boot into safe mode--

To enter safe mode tap the F8 key

A window with boot options will come up

Use arrows keys to select safe mode and press enter

Once in safe mode try and uninstall program. If you are successful go into C:\Program Files\Program Name and delete that file(if listed)

Reboot Computer

Empty Recycle Bin

Go to Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup

Follow prompts and clean up those temporary files

Reply in post if this fixes problem.
 

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Hey all,

I decided to check out Photoshop CS4 and I found that it really is much slower than I would expect. I was able to run CS3 without a problem. I check my scratch disks and made sure I had a decent amount of memory allocated, but it was still really laggy.

Any thoughts?
 

Answer:Photoshop CS4 soooo slooooooow

PC specs? Filters you are using?
 

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I am running a win2k machine and OE6 and just recently when I click on any of my local folders it takes ages to load up, then when I click on a new message in a folder that takes ages to load.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Outlook Express so slooooooow

Try compacting your folders.
additionally , try disabling your AV's email scanning feature. Sometimes it has a dramatic effect on how fast the mail is scanned.
 

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OK, basically, first post on BleepingPC.com. Anyway...A few days back I removed a big lot of viruses, worms, trojans and adware off my PCs (network of 3 linked). This is courtesy of Norton Security Scan, Spyware Doctor and McAfee. Anyway, I removed quite a lot, but now my newest PC (a Dell XPS) is showing signs of slowness again. Any ideas?Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 16:55:42, on 25/05/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)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\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mc... Read more

Answer:Running Real Slooooooow

Hi,You have a HUGE amount of legit running processes present and that is the cause of your slow system. Also, McAfee is known to cause a system slowdown as well. Not sure if you purchased Spyware doctor, but people are complaining that this new version is also bloated and cause an extra slowdown.Please read this page: Help! My computer is slow!

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I just purchased a new T400 with Windows 7 and right out of the box, the wireless internet is painfully slow. It's been loading up the Lenovo web site for 5+ minutes now and still hasn't finished, so I'm back on my old laptop (which has the internet running at a normal speed) to try and figure out what's wrong. Any input would be appreciated. I tried calling the Support Center, but they disconnected me the first time I called and the second time they couldn't find my computer in the system, so I'm about ready to stick the computer back in the box and send it back.  

Answer:Slooooooow Wireless Internet

After additional searching online, it seems like the problem was the default power settings--the wireless adapter was set to "Power Saving" even when the laptop was plugged in. Seems like this is a bad choice for the default, but whatever. Anyway, after turning that off, it seems to be running at a normal speed. However, another one of the power settings sent it into sleep mode while I was installing software and the interruption seems to have screwed something else up, so I'm not out of the woods yet.

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I've recently downloaded Norton Anti-virus 2005 and since then my IE has been sloooooooooooooooooow! And I've also found that my computer seems a little delayed when it boots up. I've experimented with the Norton Auto-Protect by disabling it and then running IE, but to no avail. The browser is still incredibly slooooooooow. I've run Ad-Aware and found only cookies. I've run Spy-bot and killed or fixed everything that it's found. I've run HiJack-This and am posting the log. Would you please check the log and see if you see something I don't that might be a problem? And could you tell me if you have any other ideas about why my otherwise very fast computer has been reduced to a virtual turtle? I'm wondering if some of the Symantec setting might be causing my problem. Thanks so much. Brian.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 4:02:01 PM, on 01/06/2005
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Com... Read more

Answer:Please help! My computer and IE are running slooooooow!

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I don't know what happened but just from yesterday my intenet became a blazzing slow. I do remember trying to get my wireless to work but I didn't change anything with my local connection but man I want to cry on how long it takes to bring up a web page. I am running Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2. 1.73 GHz and 512 MBRam on an IBM ThinkPad Centrino. I have ran Ad aware and Clean up but to no avail. Here's my HJt log file.
Pllllleeeeeaaaasssseeee HELP!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:46:44 AM, on 9/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Virtual Token\vtserver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\AcPrfMgrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM\IBM Rapid Restore Ultra\rrpcsb.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\sy... Read more

Answer:Internet is scary slooooooow!

I forgot to add that I am running McAfee 8
 

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Hey I bought a secondhand T61 a couple of weeks ago. Therefore I had a T60. I replaced the org. HDD by a OCZ Vertex 96Gb. I put the SSD in the 'new' T61, but it starts up quite a bit slower then my T60. I did everything you need to do to use a SSD properly (ACHI, windows indexing, TRIM,... etc.)I did a BIOS update a few days ago, but it didn't really helped so much... Is it worth it/ worth the risk to update it to the Beta BIOS that enables SATA II speeds? (or are that just some "rumours"?) Then I've got this too:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtuVy-XwXYY A friend of mine says it's the WIFI card making that "electric" sound, just because it's been used for years now. Replacing it would fix it he told me... I'll take it out for a second and check if the sound goes on. But if it does, what could it be otherwise? Thanks in advance! Specs:14.1" 1440x900T7700NVS140M3GbOCZ Vertex 96Gb7 Ultimate x86WIFIBluetooth





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Answer:Thinkpad T61 starts up slooooooow!

There is no "beta" bios, there is only the official Lenovo bios that disabled your SATA2 harddrive controller, forcing it to run in SATA1 mode, or a modified bios where a 3rd party has undone what lenovo did to disable the controller. I'm not going to recommend which you should use because if you have to ask, then you don't know enough to make an informed decision, but if you want to get sata2 speeds you'll need the middleton bios. If you're resourceful, you'll have no trouble finding it. Your system should boot pretty fast with an SSD, if it doesn't, there may be some settings slowing you down. Try resetting bios to default settings (F9) then save and exit (F10), and see if that helps.   Regarding your noise, not sure really, but you can have a read here.... http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Problem_with_high_pitch_noises





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Hello guys, I am having a little trouble with my hard drive. I am running windows XP with service pack 2 all updated etc....my hard drive is a Maxtor 250GB ata drive. When I first installed the drive it would not recognize the full 250GB, it only showed 137GB because my system is an Asus A7A 1.2Ghz processor. I had to download and update the bios so that it would support the new drive which I did. So then I ran the MAX BLAST software that came with the drive which would only let me make a new partition on the drive since it had the operating system on it, which is no big deal.....so I created a G: drive with the partition of 104GB which is good because I means I am able to use the whole drive. But now it seems to be running really slow so I went to PC Pitstop and ran a few tests....it said that my drive was unusally slow. The test said that my drive was running at un uncached speed of
2MB/second when it should be running closer to 26MB/second and that I should defrag the drive etc....which I did but still no luck. I made sure that DMA was enabled (it was) I made sure the write cache was enabled (it was too) I tried updating the drivers, but they are all updated already......I'm not sure what else to do except reformat the whole drive and start from scratch which I really don't want to do

Does anyone know what I might be able to do to fix this ?
 

Answer:Hard drive is VERY Slooooooow?

You wouldn't happen to be running FAT versus NTFS would you, also you could down load CCleaner from Major Geeks to remove extra garbage, also Everest diagnostic software again from Major Geeks could point the finger at what is happening to your HD. Hope that helps
 

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HI All

I have and like XP however one thing I have noticed is that the search facility is really slooow.

For example, I have the webshots software loaded on my PC but I don't run it in my start-up sequence. I have just looked in the webshots site cos I fancied a new desktop wallpaper - which I found - and downloaded my selection, however, I now need to locate my webshots software so I can use the newly downloaded wallpaper. I forgot where I stored the webshots exe so did a search using XP. It took over 60 seconds to find anything with 'webshots' in the title.

Surely XP should search faster than that? Any advice from the experts????
 

Answer:XP Searching - toooooo slooooooow

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I have done my research on Google and TSG but couldn't find the exact answer!

When I copy 'n paste or drag large folders/files (450 MB) from one HDD to another on the same PC for backup purposes, I am getting transfer rates as slow as 150 kb/sec and often the job takes well over an hour or so as a consequence.

In my old XP Pro days the same files were done in a flash - up around the 1 mb/sec occasionally!

I have an Intel Duo Core and 2 Gig RAM with very few resource hungry applications running in the background.

Wonder why this is?
 

Answer:Slooooooow copying speed!

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I have Windows 7 64 bit. It was running very slow so via msconfig I disabled the background programs. Then it ran quite quickly for a few weeks. Now the speed is back to where it was. The background programs are still disabled.

The CPU is often at 100% and the programs I open are often "not responding".

HELP!

Answer:Computer Running So SlOOOOOOOW

Sounds like you could be infected by spyware, malware, and or other malicious programs. Go here and download super anti spyware to scan for spyware:

SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloading File

go here and download Adware cleaner:

Downloading AdwCleaner

Also go here and download and run Malware bytes:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/free/

download those 3 and install and let them scan and clean any bad stuff

Also; try defragmenting the hard drive: click start, programs, accessories, system tools, then disk defragmenter and let that run to defrag the hard disk. Try these things and see if they help to resolve the issue and report back.

Almost forgot: you might also want to consider adding more ram if your ram capacity is not maxed out already as that will help a bit as well.

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I'm using Firefox 1.5.0.3 with W98SE, seriously inadequate RAM and a dial-up connection. When downloading multiple (fairly small) files, multiple download complete notification boxes come up very slowly. They also go away very slowly (whether I click on them or not) and these boxes just sliding up/down seems to cause a logjam in the system. The notification boxes are frequently stacked one after another, or I have to click on the same one and close the downloads window repeatedly to speed the system back up.

Is there a way to disable the notification? I've used FF for quite a while and found the stock d/l manager to be adequate. The problem seems to get worse each time I update. Will another download manager eat up more RAM and cause more problems? I'd rather just get rid of the notification, which seems like a waste of system resources.

(Also, is there a reason TSF forgets that I'm logged in? Timeout? Cookies?)
Thanks
x_ile
.s
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Answer:Slooooooow D/L Complete Notification

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Originally Posted by x_ile


I'm using Firefox 1.5.0.3 with W98SE, seriously inadequate RAM and a dial-up connection. When downloading multiple (fairly small) files, multiple download complete notification boxes come up very slowly. They also go away very slowly (whether I click on them or not) and these boxes just sliding up/down seems to cause a logjam in the system. The notification boxes are frequently stacked one after another, or I have to click on the same one and close the downloads window repeatedly to speed the system back up.

Is there a way to disable the notification? I've used FF for quite a while and found the stock d/l manager to be adequate. The problem seems to get worse each time I update. Will another download manager eat up more RAM and cause more problems? I'd rather just get rid of the notification, which seems like a waste of system resources.

(Also, is there a reason TSF forgets that I'm logged in? Timeout? Cookies?)
Thanks
x_ile
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This extension may help you. Instead of opening extra boxes for downloads, it displays downloading files in the statusbar.

link

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Hey
Updated-this is getting worse by the day. This page, Techguy, failed to load the first 2 times, and then almost 5 minutes to put up what you are reading now. What the heck is gooing on ?!

Despite using ADSL 8 MB/s, it appears as if I had a 54 kbit/s connection. Many pages try to start, but eventually IE7 times out/says it has no Internet connection, and most of the time it seems as my mail accounts are the worst affected (Hotmail and Yahoo). It takes forever, or simply times out, to log in and enter mails. I'm repeating myself now

I'm on XP Professional, SP 2 and use IE7. I've just completed running Spyware Doctor and AVG Antivirus, with a clean slate. Comodo firewall, previously WIndows.

Here's a Hijack log:

Any help would be greatly appreciated !!!

Thx
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:52:44, on 2007-03-20
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IFXTCS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SCardSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msdtc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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Daughter and I both noticed the computer has been running a lot slower lately. I've done a AVG virus scan- nothing found, an Ad-Aware SE scan- 41 files quarantined. Spybot S&D- WildTangent removed. The startup/loading seems to be much slower also. I've attached a HJT Log from this AM. As always, your help is much appreciated.

Dell 3000
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Memory (RAM) 512 MB
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, SP 1 & 2
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:05:36 PM, on 5/23/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.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:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\... Read more

Answer:Computer running slooooooow- HJT Log attached

I would suggest removing LimeWire in add/remove programs.

Go to www.java.com & download the latest version of java 1.5.0.6
Install it & then go to add/remove programs and UNINSTALL ALL previous versions of sun java.
 

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Hello,
I am working on a freind's computer because it is real slow and they do not know that much about computers. I have run the hijack program and the log is attached. I am run the rouguekiller software, the malwarebytes full scan, the windows repair process, and rkill. I am trying to run superantispyware but when I start the process, nothing happens and when I check the taskmanger, the superantispyware has a high VM size (460,000).

can someone please log at the hijack log and let me know if you see anything that might be casusing the slowness.

also I do not have any sound on the machine

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:22:17 AM, on 7/2/2013
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\mscorsvw.exe
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Answer:Solved: Dell running XP is slooooooow

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I have Windows XP sp2 and Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Standard. It takes anywhere from five to ten minutes to open a one page document. Then another five to print from it. I have installed all the updates with no luck. I then uninstalled and reinstalled the whole program this again with no luck. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated, as this is such a pain to have to wait so long to open a document
 

Answer:Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Opens Slooooooow!!!

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I have a Dell laptop inspiron b130 and in the last week it's started to run really slowly. I deleted files so I now have about 23 gig free. That didn't solve it. I ran virus scans and also a advanced window care 2 free version that takes out some malware and fixes some problems. Then I defragmented. I don't know what to do next. It does run, but just quite slowly.

I do podcasts and try to delete old wav and mp3's after I publish them, so as not to clutter my computer. I also do save a lot of documents and pdf's for research. I also have some music, movies, etc. But, like I said I do have 23 gig free, more free than I used to have.

Any help or suggestions are appreciated very much.
 

Answer:Computer running inexplicably slooooooow

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I go to a site where I download quite a few long (50-70 meg) videos, divx compressed mpeg-4's. In the past all have played fine, generally a little better in WMP 9 than the divx player itself. But the last batch of vids the site produced play like a slow motion playback from a ballgame on tv, with the sound staying normal. I have the latest divx bundle, version 511. I am on an older PC, a refurbished compaq deskpro running win98SE on a 400 MHZ intel PII with 64 meg ram and 1.3 gigs free on a 10 gig HD. I tried lowering playback quality in both the divx and windows players, I shut down as many running programs as I could, but the movies still play slow. Some other people I talk to that get these clips get the same weird slomo effect, and others do not. Have any of you ever heard of a slow motion video plaayback problem in divx movies? Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:divx mpeg-4's playing slooooooow

Nope, never heard of it....but did you know WMP 9 has play speed settings? Have you checked that setting?

And for future reference, this site does not suport problems with copyrighted materials, P2P files, apps, etc. BUT, since you have made no mention of what kind of videos these are, I will assume they are non-copyrighted, public domain files I'd like to keep me out of trouble here too!

MBN
 

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Hi guys,
after nearly 3 months of running XP (upgraded from ME) my latest windows update decided to load SP2. Great - 5 hours later all my fears came true. My system is almost to the point of running in reverse, it's that slow.

Have run Spybot/ Adaware/CW shredder/AVG virus scan/ Microsoft antivirus beta 1/ Clean up/ Panda active scan and even anti-biotics. Everything is clear.

Have I got conflicting spyware programs ? or what is going on.
I see Elf is a supporter of XP and says get rid of some bells and whistles - if this will help explain what to do.

I don't even have to be on line, just closing a program can take up to 2 mins.
Opening one takes longer. Going on line takes an eternity but once online not too bad.

Any ideas ?

Answer:[resolved] Runnnnninnnng realllllly slooooooow

It sounds like your hardware may no longer be up to the task.

What are the specs of your machine? CPU, RAM, HD??

You might find performance better if you move to Windows 2000 instead. It's not as pretty as XP, but a heck of a lot better than the 9x/ME os's.

:EDIT:

Do a 'ctrl-alt-del' and check the CPU usage when starting a program. You might have your virus scanner scanning 'everything', or another program could be hogging CPU time.

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Question: grinding help

Hi
beside the fact it is very annoying sometimes my hard drive just grinding away for no reason. i did a gwscan on the Hd no errors found should i be curious abut this? is this happening to any oneelse? i have windows vista home premium express upgrade 32bit

thank you
 

Answer:grinding help

I would back up any important data asap.

Grinding is not good, your system may crash soon, I dont mean to scare you but, usually grinding on a HD drive means it wont be lasting very long
 

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Question: Serious grinding!

OK not serious but at the moment my hard drive will not shut up, constant CPU usage between 3 and 6 percent accessing something. All I can see in the task manager is a little bit of avg and some system tasks. Im at a dead loss on this. I thought I had it sorted when I told the .net framework to sort its self out all in one go instead of using a background process but it has started again.

Anyway any chance of you guys glancing over the hijack log.

Thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 09:44:36, on 07/11/2009
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\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories\XboxStat.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking10\Program\natspeak.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
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Answer:Serious grinding!

C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe, the Java Quick Starter service can cause unnecessary disk access. Unless you use a lot of Java applications and want them to start as fast as possible, open services.msc (Start->Run->services.msc) and change its startup type to manual. This is a particularly annoying service and will re-enable itself everytime you update the Java Runtime Environment.

I'd also disable the Java Update Scheduler (C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe) and the installshield update service (C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe) but then I prefer to take manual control of my updates rather than letting them happen automatically.

Slainte

midders
 

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I have a T61 7658 CTO, and the fan has been making more and more noise as time has gone by.  It started as a light clicking while the fan is running, and now it makes a fairly loud grinding noise.  I'm well out of warranty, so that's not an option.  Does anyone know if there's a way I can fix this, or do I need to replace the fan?  If I do need to replace the fan, any idea where I can get one?

Answer:T61 grinding fan

Bearing on the fan is properly running out of lubrication. Someone say, if you pull on the fan itself, it should pop off, which allows you add some high quality bearing oil/grease. I never tried this myself, so i don't know whether this will actually works.  If worst comes to worst, just replace the fan yourself, you can source one from ebay for around 70 to 100 USD.  Message Edited by lead_org on 04-05-2009 07:54 PM

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Question: grinding fan

I have a fatal1ty an8 sli motherboard and the smaller fan on it sometimes will make a grinding noise. it'll speed up, then come to a near halt(this is when it makes the grinding noise) and then speed back up and repeat the process. in the image below it's the orange fan near the bottom left. sometimes the fan works normally but usually it does this...should i be worried? the metal part of the fan is hot enough that i can barely touch it for a few seconds before i have to stop.
 

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Question: Grinding Noise

Hello, I have recently heard what sounds like a grounding noise coming from my computer. I usually only notice it when the computer is searching for something (say a Google search), and I seem to especially notice it while searching on e-Bay. Once the site or page is found, it then stops making that sound. Is this something I should be concerned about? Is there anything I can do to stop it, or repair it? Does this mean the hard drive is about to crash? I have a Dell Computer, and Windows XP system. Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Grinding Noise

Just to be on the safe side do a back up if you havent done.Open the case and try to isolate the noise.
 

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The story so far....

Came home from a week abroad. Kids had been looking up game cheats (suspicious). System (HP desktop, 3 years old, upgraded from Vista to Win 7 Pro x32) was running slow and coming to a gradual freeze. Had been working just fine before I left town, and for the last few months since I upgraded.

I get home - system is now at the stage where it will boot to the login screen - I can login but immediately freezes once all the icons have loaded. I can boot in safe mode, manage to run AVG 9.0 scan, no problems found. I try a system restore - no joy - freezes after a while. The problem gets worse. Can no longer boot in safe mode, PC now gives me two options - boot normally or do system repair. Try the latter - it loads files, but then goes to a blank screen and hangs. If I attempt norml boot, I get to the windows 7 logo, but it just stays there for hours.

I do have recovery disks. Tried booting from them (after altering th eBIOS to boot from drive), again loads files,and get the loading bar, no logo this time, but then, again, no further progress.
I can get to the BIOS, F10 Setup and F11 System Recovery (which gives same result as above) - no option for safe mode anymore, just system repair/normal boot options. F8 doesn't get me anywhere.

I'm stumped - any ideas?

Answer:Win 7 Grinding Halt

It could be a hard-drive failure - have you tried running scandisk?
try scandisk /autofix
/autofix - This option will fix any errors it encounters without prompting you first. By default, when you use the /AUTOFIX option, ScanDisk will save any lost clusters it finds as files in the drive`s root directory. If you want ScanDisk to delete lost clusters instead of saving them, include the /NOSAVE option. Using the /AUTOFIX option, ScanDisk will also prompt you for an Undo disk unless you include the /NOSUMMARY option. The /AUTOFIX command can be used in conjunction with the /CHECKONLY and /CUSTOM options.

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Hi friends,

Last week when I turned on the computer, there was a grinding sound from inside the CPU. Suddenly I turned off
and opened it.I thought it was coz of dust.So cleaned and again turned on,then it worked fine.Yesterday morning when I turned it on,again it made that grinding sound.I don't know whats wrong with my CPU. The hard disk,motherboard,SMPS all are new .Is there any problem with my CPU fan or HD?Today morning also I got the same problem.I turned off and removed the side panel.Then again turned on and now its working fine.I think the sound is probably from the fan.But the SMPS is new one.So I'm confused that is it power supply fan or CPU fan or will it be the HDD. Plz help me...!!
 

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I am having trouble with my HP pavilion notebook. When using media (online or offline) it intermittently freezes and makes a loud grinding sound. Sometimes its just for a second but sometimes I have to force a shut down to get it to stop. Also when I am listening to music or audio books with the lid closed, it will intermittently stop for a few seconds and come back on (it is set to "do nothing" when lid is closed). I have checked for over heating, that is not the problem.

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Hello, Im getting a nasty noise from my pc at start up, never on restart. Ive had the cover off and tested the PSU but its fine ,also replaced fan on heatsink, it made no difference. Its definitley coming from the heatsink or CPU, very odd. Luckily I have a new motherboard bundle waiting for Xmas! Everything backed up. Cheers.
 

Answer:Grinding noise From CPU?

Stop each fan in the system one at a time. Use something like a coffee stir stick to hold the fan blades. Insert the stick before you pw ON not after.
 

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Question: Grinding noise?

can someone please help me?
just a few minutes ago i was simply browsing and heard a loud grinding noise from my pc, i checked all the fans and it seems to be from the gpu, i restarted pc and still goes on. i left it off for now but i cant seem to find the cause, nothing is hitting anything
help?
thnx

Answer:Grinding noise?

You wouldn't be able to see anything. The grinding noise occurs when the ball bearings go ( at one point the balls start showing wear and don't run "round" anymore, causing the fanblades to tumble.)
Simple solution: you need a new fan. In cases of emergency (like you can't get your hands on a new fan anytime soon) there is a way to prolong the life of the fan a little bit. You get some graphite powder from your automotive supplier, peel back the fan label and carefully put a little bit onto the center of the fan.
I really mean CAREFUL the stuff is worse on cloth than laser toner
Make sure to put the label back on and don't use any form of oil..it will only cause a mess.
-DG

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Hello everyone, I just bought an S10 because of how good quailty Lenovos are claimed to be. I, however am having a problem with my newly bought IdeaPad S10 4333-22u. As soon as I turned my Lenovo on and it booted to Windows I noticed the fan came on and was buzzing/grinding. It mas making a noise as if the bearing in the fan were going bad or the core of the fan needed a few drops of oil. I am a PC Tech by trade and have encountered many failing fans so I am familiar with the sound they often make before siezing. After the Netbook ran a little while and heated up, the buzzing/grinding wasn't so loud, but definately present. You could hear the noise from quite a distance away. After searching the web, I found threads complaining of S10 fan noise, but the general idea I got from the forums was simply that the "whirring" noise of a normal operating fan was simply quite loud for a netbook when the S10's fan was at full RPM. My fan on the other hand, is clearly and quite audibly gridning. I don't believe this is what the users on these forums mean when they refer to the S10's noisy fan, correct? I really like this Netbook and would rather not return it, so I called Lenovo and they promptly sent an RMA Fed-Ex label so that I can send the unit to their service center for a heatsink/fan replacement. My question is, what does everyone mean when they say their S10 fan is loud? Can anyone describe it? Is it possible someone can record the noise their S10 makes and up... Read more

Answer:Just bought an S10, fan grinding right out of the box

Well, I suppose it's the fan blades rubbing on the fan housing like I just read deep in one of the threads. Either way, to the service center it goes....

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Question: grinding noise

hi guys
i have a problem everyday my computer make a grinding noise and during
that time my computer is frozen , i cant do nothing until it stop by itself.
does it mean i need a new hard disk or can i fix it.
thank you in advance
icedtea2002
 

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Question: Grinding Sound

Hello, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 Laptop. When I work on the laptop, it suddenly start producing a grinding sound. It is coming form the Top-Left corner of the laptop. It is not coming all the time. It is not coming immediately when I turn it on. But if I use it for like 30 minutes, it will start producing the sound. It will produce this sound for the next 15 to 30 minutes and then gradually stop after that. This happens every day. Is it a heatsink+fan issue? How can I fix this ? Thanks. 

Answer:Grinding Sound

It sounds like your fan is failing. My fan has failed on my old Thinkpad x61 tablet. You can get the instructions here http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/42x3546_04.pdf look at page 88, the steps are there. PM me if you need any help. If you replace your fan remember to get new thermal grease.

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Question: Grinding Noise

I have an Everex Explora, AMD Athlon computer and at the start up and when I am searching for info it makes a grinding noise while it is loading the information. Also twice last week after typing and searching for what I wanted I heard a loud grinding noise. Not knowing anything about computers I have no idea what is the problem. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Hi lag
Grinding noises aren't good. It sounds like you hard drive is going. I would back up your important data NOW. You can run a scandisk (surface scan) and defrag to help test out the hard drive. Many manufacturers of hard drive also have utilities on their web sites you can run to test out the drive. Is your system under warranty? Many hard drives come with a three year warranty.

[Edited by Lurker1 on 06-19-2001 at 01:04 PM]
 

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Hi all, I'm based in Portugal and I've bought my Yoga 910 back in March. Despite all the well known problems with fan noise I've been able to stand it however during the last weeks my yoga has been developing a terrible grinding noise from one of the fans. The issue seems to be mechanical, as if the fan on the right of the keyboard is hitting the back part of some of the keys ("enter", "backspace" and surrounding keys) or eventually hitting some part of the metal casing. By pressing some parts of the casing it seems to decrease the noise but it always comes back. I've found a video on youtube that shows what is happening (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r22k4RT87pw) however in my case the problem only comes from one of the fans. If the common fan noise can be already disturbing this one is even more annoying. Would like to know if anyone had a similar issue and the best solution to have this sorted out. Thanks!  

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Hello, My lenovo P50 is about a year old and has started making this weird grinding noise. I suspect dusts in the fan and the easier option would be to hand it over for lenovo to look at but Im in Abuja, Nigeria. Doubt there are any Lenovo certified centers here. The sound started about 3 days ago and it gets really loud.Does the sound affect performance? I do alot of intensive 3D rendering and compositiing in After Effects, performances seems to have dropped whenever I try rendering. So all I've stopped doing any CPU intensive work to prevent probable damage. I have the 4k |i7 6820HQ | 16gb ram | 256 SSD| 2TB HDD. Thanks   

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Question: Grinding To A Halt

My laptop is relatively old in PC terms, purchased December 2002. I recently reinstalled Windows, etc, to try to eliminate the problem I will outline, to no avail.

The laptop boots into Windows nice and quickly. If I don't do anything too intense, it will run fine for days on end without rebooting. However, there's two pieces of software I run quite often which use all of the CPU power. These programs will run fine for about 3 minutes, then the PC will grind to a halt. The pieces of software in question are:

Mixed In Key (http://www.mixedinkey.com) which scans MP3 and WAV files to detect BPM and key.
dbPowerAmp (http://www.dbpoweramp.com) which is used to convert music files from one format to another (usually ripping from CD to MP3).

I have the latest versions of both of those pieces of software, and all the updates for Windows XP. Even when not running any other programs (aside from Zonealarm firewall and AVG Free anti-virus), and only one at a time, they will function perfectly well for a couple of minutes and then suddenly the performance will drop off. For example, re-encoding MP3s from one bitrate to another should yield a rate of 4x or greater throughout, which it used to do. However, after the first 2, the rate gradually drops to a much more disappointing 0.2x - yes, a fifth of the speed.

While running these programs, I've monitored CPU usage using TaskManager, and they continue to use maximum CPU, but their RAM usage drops considerably, often just aft... Read more

Answer:Grinding To A Halt

start/run/ devmgmt.msc /click okare there any yellow or red marks showing click on display + and right click on driver click update

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hello i just build a i7 cpu this past weekend and i noticed the past 2 days everytime i have the computer on for 3 hours or so i get a grinding sound. can someone please help idk what this is

Answer:grinding sound please help

You'll have to take the cover off your case when you hear it and see for yourself. It could be any of the fans doing it.

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Question: harddrive grinding

i was wondering if there is any software that can stop a hard drive from grinding

Answer:harddrive grinding

no.... only way to fix that is back up your data and buy a new HDD and format it....

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Soemthimes, not always, normally when I start the pc up after not using it for a night it makes some sort of a gridning/loading sort of noise.

It can be loud or soft and can last from 5 to 15 seconds.

Theer isn't anything stuck in the cpu fan.

Any ideas what's causing this?

Answer:Grinding on startup?

check all sys fan and then check hdd then check cd drives

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Would someone please tell me how I could find out what version of IE I have installed on my computer. When I click onb some things I can see IE 8 comes up. My problem is I gave no permission to install it on my computer. I dont mind having IE8 but my computer is gone VERY slow inBooting up.I have stopped most of Progs at start - up. I have 250GB free on C: drive. I use NOd 32 Antivirus. Please help someone.

Answer:grinding to a halt.

In IExplorer click help|about IExplorer.

As for the second half of your question I cant say for sure but possibly automatic update put it there for you. I think it may depend on how you have it set.

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Hi there.

Recently I have noticed that whenever I run a graphically intensive program (such as a new-ish game), my framerate will decrease over a five minuite period.
Before this problem occured I could run the the same games perfectly smoothly.

I had a similar problem to this a few months back, in which I found that the large vent on the side of my computer was almost completely blocked. Cleaning the dust away from that vent returned my computer to normality.
However this time the vents on my computer are still clear, and opening up the computer revealed virtually dust-free innards.

Could this problem be related to over-heating like last time? I have no way to read the temperature of my computer (that I know of), it doesn't have an external thermometer.

I don't know if this'll be any help, but here is a screenshot of my CPU usage while running one of the aforementioned games running a rolling demo. The rolling demo loops around every 2 minutes. I did not touch the computer during this time. I've marked the time when FPS drops become very noticable (from ~30 to jumping between 5-20) with a red line.



On the same rolling demo, I took screencaps with the FPS counter showing every 30 seconds from starting the program.
These were the results:
Time - FPS
0:30 - 53
1:00 - 62
1:30 - 65
2:00 - 56
2:30 - 50
3:00 - 31
3:30 - 12
4:00 - 15
4:30 - 15
5:00 - 5

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Answer:FPS Grinding To A Halt

Heat or a failing graphics card can cause your problem.
Low quality PSU's can cause heat problems
Filling all four RAM slots can cause voltage problems. 2 X 2GB is a better setup.
What Brand and Model is your CPU?

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Question: Grinding noise?

Hello. I've been hearing a grinding noise for sometime on start-up on my PC. Occasionally, the PC will pretty much hang at the windows XP logo. When this occurs i just hold in on the power button and go through the boot process without any problems. However, the grinding noise that comes at the start is very loud and doesn't sound healthy at all. I've opened the case and there's no cords in the way of the fans. What could the noise be? Should i have concern? My computer runs fine after the noisy few seconds into the boot but becomes normal after it passes the windows XP logo.

My specs:
nVidia 8600GTS card 256 GPU
amd 3800+ 2.4 GHz
1 gig of ram

For more detail:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...reg_R1002_USEN
But my card gcard is now nVidia 8600GTS card 256 GPU.

Sorry this is confusing. Tired after the holidays :) thanks for any/all help.

Answer:Grinding noise?

try and isolate if it is coming from a drive or a fan
did you upgrade the psu when you upgraded the video

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Question: Grinding sound

When Windows is closing down I think the hard drive is making a grinding twice before it closes down. It's not a beep but a grinding. On two seperate occassions it has done this.

Running: Windows XP, AMD gigabyte motherboard 1.8, 768 RAM, x800 ATI radeaon card.

What could be causing this?

Answer:Grinding sound

Hi,

First of all, let me say you need to back up this drive immediately unless you want to risk the chance of losing all your data. This drive might be ready to bite the dust, so get that done.

I would go to the drive manufacturer's website and download the drive utility and run it on this drive to see what might be the problem. You need to get tha done quickly while the drive is still operational.

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Hi, can any one advise me? I have been getting a grinding noise from my PC roughly monthly since I obtained it in Nov. 2004, I think it may be when I push it a little??could this be the hard drive protesting ? it`s a pentium 4 3000ghz, asrobs.

Answer:GRINDING noise from PC

Some hard drives can get noisy when there is a lot of disc activity.......I have an IBM Deskstar 80GB drive which sounds a bit like a boiling kettle when working hard.It has done for the 3 years since I got it.Also some fans will speed up when temperatures rise and can become very loud.If this noise is infrequent,only happens when you are working the pc hard and most importantly not getting worse over time then I would be inclined to ignore it.If it's annoying you then you will need to track down the culprit and consider replacing it with a new quieter version.

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when i first got the gfx card it was fine, recently over 6months on, there is a noise that is easily noticable when i stop/start the fan for a second.

it's sounds like it's beginning to grind...do i just need to use a paint brush to get of dust or should i go deeper and unscrew it all and clean it out. how about lube on the fan itself?
 

Answer:XFX TI4200 - fan is now grinding a bit

I recommend doing the latter - or better yet, getting a better fan for it.
 

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over the last day my pc seems to take an age to shutdown,previousley it took a few seconds now it takes 20 to 30 seconds.running xp hme on an athlon 2600 512mb of memory.not down loaded anything other than last security update kb828035.i have also down loaded itunes.i have done a system restore and all is fine for couple of shutdowns then starts taking an age agian.any help or ideas would be greatfully recieved

Answer:pc grinding to a halt

Bring up Task Manager (Ctrl, Alt, Delete and go to Applications and Processes) and see what's running at shutdown, karl1483.

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Question: PC Slow/Grinding

The past two weeks, my PC has been at times slow, freezing, and constantly grinding.Each time I do the CC/SAS scans and it helps until a week later.So figured I would post the details of my PC and let me know if something else is wrong.After I did all the scans yesterday it worked just fine today.MBAMQuoteMalwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60.1.1000www.malwarebytes.orgDatabase version: v2012.02.15.03Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x86 NTFSInternet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421Johnny Ola :: JOHNNYOLA-PC [administrator]2/15/2012 2:36:09 PMmbam-log-2012-02-15 (14-36-09).txtScan type: Quick scanScan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUMScan options disabled: P2PObjects scanned: 197898Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 7 second(s)Memory Processes Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Values Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Data Items Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Files Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)(end)SAS (Oh great, my SAS log from yesterday can't be found...six things were removed, what do I do)DDS txtQuoteMalwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60.1.1000www.malwarebytes.orgDatabase version: v2012.02.15.03Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x86 NTFSInternet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421Johnny Ola :: JOHNNYOLA-PC [administrator]2/15/2012 2:36:09 PMm... Read more

Answer:PC Slow/Grinding

If there is a grinding noise it's probably the harddrive or the fans. You can check this by opening the box and disconnecting the fans one by one and see if the noise still persists. If the noise is still there you can run a diagnostic on your hard drive. Run hard drive diagnostics: tacktech.comMake sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: imgburn to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.For Toshiba hard drives, see here:Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here

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I bought a new WD 2TB HDD and during the format process there were two points where it made a buzzing noise for a few seconds (the rest of the process was completely silent as usual). Could it just be random or bad sectors? I really don't like a new drive that has bad sectors because it will probably deteriorate quickly.

Answer:Grinding while formatting new HDD

Noises like that are unusual. I'd run a hard drive test diagnostic on it. WD has tools available for testing drives http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?lang=enThe last drive I had that was new that made a strange noise crashed about a week later. It was a 300GB Hard Drive that occasionally would make a loud ping noise followed by drive chatter then it would get silent. The event log for this archive data file server showed many warnings in yellow that the hard disk is about to fail with delayed writes etc. This drive also was very hot to the touch which as abnormal for the fact that everything else in the tower was cool to the touch and adequate airflow. I sent this drive back RMA and got a replacement 300GB that ran warm, but not as hot as the prior drive that failed. This replacement refurb drive lasted over 2 years without issues.

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I am not a Mac guy, I have no idea what I am looking at.
I am at a remote location where there is no actual tech support of any kind. The Mac Book Pro of a colleague has been experiencing severe slow-downs over the past few days. Stuff doesn't highlight anymore, response is overall slow, the Internet connection speed is crawling.

My laptop (PC) works just fine when it's right next to his machine, there's no issue with the wireless infrastructure.

I am not even sure where to start looking. The user says that he didn't install anything weird as far as he can tell. and that it's been getting slower over the past few days. Any suggestions on where to even start looking for this problem?
 

Answer:OSX is grinding to a halt

Might consider asking an Admin/Mod to move this to the Apple forum as that's where almost all Apple/Mac/OSX support gets the attention. Yes, OSX is an operating system but, even so...

As for a suggestion, tell him to open the Utilities folder in Applications and then find Activity Monitor (should be the very first icon upper left as they're in alphabetical order) and run it a while to see what's going on. Look for processes that are consuming a lot of CPU time, or excessive RAM usage. It's not too different from Task Manager in some respects so you should be able to get some idea of what errant app or process could be dragging the machine's performance downward.
 

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Question: Grinding Noise

Hey guys, I logged on this morning to my pc and started to play a game and all of a sudden every few minutes the game would just crash for 10 seconds or so then be fine. When the crash happened i couldn't press Ctrl+Alt+Del so i know it wasn't the actual game itself crashing or losing connection etc.

So then i decided to take off my headset and try see if there was any strange noises and there was a really weird grinding noise for 2-3 seconds.. then game pc crashes then 10 seconds later everything is perfectly fine.

Anybody had this issue or know any solutions? If you need any additional information don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks in advance, Pompey.
 

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Oh my god, not long after writing this thread... Now my PC just turned itself off without any warning, bleeps or grinding noises. Didn't even reboot, just switched itself off.

When i boot up my PC, i don't get no errors, it boots up as quick as it ever has.

Microsoft XP S3 Pro

Intel core 2 DUO CPU
E4600 @ 2.40ghz
2GB RAM

Graphics; Nvidia Geforce 9600GT
 

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I normally operate with Firefox. I am told that I should have a memory usage on Firefox of around 120000K. Over the last couple of weeks my PC is grinding to almost a standstill with a memory usage of nearly 400000K! At this point web pages take around a minute to change. The only way I can get over this is to reboot the computer, but within 45 minutes the MU has risen dramatically.

I also cannot use Windows Explorer or AOL browsers.

I also keep having a message stating that applications are failing to start '..........because MSVCP71dll was not found..' A souple of taps on 'Enter' clears this.

I have no idea if there is a link between the two problems. I cannot make any sense of MSVCP71dll on a Google search.

Please can anyone help me get out of the mess I am in. Any replies must be in words of one sylable, as I have great difficulties in understanding computer jargon.
 

Answer:PC grinding to a halt......almost!

First, please post your basic system info by using this:

TSG SysInfo

What version of Firefox are you using? Have you added any add-ons recently? Have you installed any other software recently? The error message is related to a software issue.
 

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Hi all,

My laptop fan is making some pretty weird noises and some of them sound pretty bad; when the laptop turns off the fan kind of clunkclunkclunks to a stop and I'm worried that the fan might not be spinning fast enough to cool the laptop. I've looked at how to replace the fan and it involves taking pretty much the entire laptop apart, is there anything else I could/should be looking at, trying to do, etc, before I go all in? The only thing I can think of would be to get a can of compressed air and try to give it a blast and maybe dislodge something; I just thought it would be worth asking before going through the trouble of taking the laptop apart plus the expense of buying a new fan. My laptop is an HP pavillion dv7.

Thanks a bunch for any help,
J
 

Answer:Laptop fan grinding noise?

It might be an idea to get a program such as Speccy (Google it) and check the temps on your CPU, if the CPU is too hot, i would see if you could get access to the fan, clean and clean it out with a can of compressed air (Or a vacuum but that may damage components, i wouldn't recommend it but i do it personally) and if that doesn't help take the fan off and use an alcohol wipe to clean off the grey compound on it and replace it with some fresh thermal compound (There are plenty of youtube videos on how to do this).
 

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hi there. in the past 2 days my dell laptop seems to have slowed down to the degree it can hardly go online. i run Avast, Spyware Terminator and Windows Firewall and occaisionally scan with Malwarebytes and A-squared. this security set up has been fine for a long while. I have installed Vista SP 2 last week and wondered if this could be the prob. please help as I am very worried.

Answer:Laptop grinding to a halt

1. Softwarea) Clear out all temporay files and folders -- use Crap Cleaner click hereb) Scan for malware spyware and viruses --Free Anti Spyware :- Superantispyware click hereMalware removal tool click hereFree Antivirus softwareAvast4 click hereorAVG antivirus click herec) Clean the registry -- Free Registry cleaners :- RegscrubVistaXp click hereRegseeker click hereTweakNow RegCleaner 1.3.2 click hereEasycleaner click here ( Use with care, It advises you to back up the registry first, this is a good idea as it cleans rather aggressively. ) d) Pagefile (Virtual Memory) -- Rght click MY Computer - select propeties - Advanced tab - Performance - advanced tab - Virtual memory click change, you can put the page file on a differnt drive (if you have one), click custom size and set Initial size to one and a half times the amount of memory you have fitted i.e. 512MB memory = set to 768MB, set maximum to double your memory amount i.e. 512MB memory = 1024MB click ok.If your hard drive is full and there is not enough room for the pagefile this can slow down, freeze or even cause the PC to crash (restart).e) Cut down on the programs that load at startup -- Start - Run type msconfig - startup tab- untick everything except for firewall, antivirus and antispywareand the services that run in the background. click here

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Hi All,  Anyone facing the Grinding fan issue on the G770 ? if so what can be the possible causes and any fixes ?   Regards





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My w550s laptop fan is making a loud grinding noise whenever I turn it on.  I've tried cleaning and then replacing the fan but the issue persists anyway. Any tips on how to resolve the issue would be greatly appreciated. I've attached the sound for reference. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4rjnLAA0hh8c0NBVWphbVlUMzQ/view?usp=drivesdk (it sounds like a bearing is loose but I'm not quite sure) 

Answer:W550s fan grinding noise

Welcome shadowsonmywall1. Is your CPU and GPU running hot when the laptop fan is making a loud grinding noise?2. Did you remove the thermal paste before replacing with a new fan?3. Have you tighten all other screws on the laptop fan?
4. Use grease to oil the bearing of the fan.
 
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Here's a question ..... !The last couple weeks when starting up my computer and for the first 30 seconds or so until the welcome screen appears, I can hear a grinding sound coming from my computer. Everything appears fully functional when this sound stops and no manner of tapping or tilting the computer case makes any difference to the sound.My question(s) is therefore what actually moves in the computer when you initialy switch it on and should I be worried?The comouter is only 2 years old (E-machine - XP).Thanks in anticipation.

Answer:Grinding sound on start-up !

Take the side off the case and listen carefully. It`s either a fan sticking until the bearing gets lubricated or it`s the hard disc. The former is easily solved the latter needs urgent, and I mean urgent attention.

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Hey everyone,

I am 25 and am in Phoenix, AZ. I am currently pursuing my CCNA to start my networking career and am seeking some guidance. My experience and knowledge thus far is pretty fragmented, I know a little about a lot PC hardware/software/networking/virtulization/data storage/VOIP/security.

I currently work as a technical support agent providing Tier 1 VOIP support for a small company here in Phoenix. We support about 11 different VOIP providers and we provide their Tier 1 support, I support all of these clients in many aspects, from moves/add/changes all the way up to troubleshooting their Cisco/Adtran/Edgemarc devices and calling carriers for T1 circuit issues. I have a lot of experience with Polycom and Cisco phones, so I'd like to move into my CCNA Voice at some point.

I feel that after I achieve my CCNA, I'd like to get started on some VMWare/HyperV certification as thats where my curiosity is.

I have enrolled with IT University Online, they had a deal on Groupon for $100 which included the following courses.

640-822 Cisco ICND1 CCENT
640-816 Cisco ICND2 - CCNA
640-461 ICOMM v8.0
640-553 IINS
640-554 IINS
642-813
642-832
642-902

I've got until 11/17/13 before all of it expires and I'd like to get as much done as possible. Has anyone had any experience with IT University Online? Do you think it's of good quality and sufficient for my needs?

I've also decided that GNS3 will not be sufficient enough for me ... Read more

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hi - when i loaded my computer up this morning the hard drive started to make a grinding grating noise which stopped once my programes were loaded.everything seems to be back to normal now. this also happened one day last week. is my hard drive on the way out? its a Maxtor 4D040H2 [Hard drive] (40.00 GB) is there anything i can do (apart from scrap it and buy another?)

Answer:grinding hard drive

Are you sure it's the harddrive? I had a similar experience and it turned out to be the system fan. If you are sure it's the harddrive then backup your vital files and get a new one.

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My y510p is making a small grinding noise by the hdd is this normal?
 
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Well the thread says it all. I have a DELL PC a year or 2 old, and the CD ROM is starting to make this grinding like noise, for a split second only, when a CD spins down in the drive.

Does this mean the CD ROM drive is about to go? How much longer do you think it will live?

Should I start using the DVD drive to play CDs and games? Will this hurt the DVD drive?

Well that about wraps it up I think.
 

Answer:CD ROM and grinding noise when cd spins down

take the cd rom drive out of the pc and shake it. If you hear anything bouncing around inside then something might possibly be broken. As for your dvd drive, no playing cds and games won't hurt it. In fact I would recommend using it. Besides you can get a new dvd burner for like thirty bucks now so if it does break, who cares, they're cheap!
 

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Well, my HD has been making some weird noises... i cant tell if its the sound of grinding or if its the platter arm bouncing/getting caught somewhere...

The thing is, my hard drive works perfectly up to that point, and my computer only seems to do it under high stress for a long ammount of time. (as if the computer heating up might make a difference?) Ill be running a system-wide virus scan from Panda Antivirus Platinum, and at some random point it starts. This doesnt happen all the time it could happen at any time, like maybe installing a game after my computer has been on all day.

Its like a "(click, click.....................bwaAaaaaAAAAAAaaAAAAa)"

Not quite grinding its hard to explain

The drive's a Seagate 30gb.

My Hypothesis:
1. My $chitty power supply (a Deer 300w) at some point has trouble powering the drive, like maybe a jump in voltage... the the drive's internal parts would not be where the drive thinks they are, or maybe a lower voltage would cause things that are normally synchronized to get out of wack...

maybe
2. My ECS mobo installed in that particular system?
3. Could the drive be heating up too much? How could i test this?

Well anyways, if it starts to happen i have to completely turn the system off, as "restarting" via the button in the front doent acutally restart everything, and the problem would still occour.
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Answer:Odd Drive noises etc, grinding?

Your drive is dead. I've had this happen several times. before you use it again, i would suggest buy another dirve, copy the bad one to the good one and then have fun pulling the old one apart to see how it's broke. if you keep using it you'll lose all your information anywhere from a week to a month after it started making the noise.

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I have an older laptop that we use infrequently here in the office, and it's making a pretty loud grinding noise. I looked into this a bit on-line, and everyone seems to agree that this probably means the hard drive is going. I just want to confirm a few things with an expert before I proceed:

1) Is there anything I should try to get rid of the grinding noise before I just pack it in and trash this laptop?

2) Although the laptop is older, I really don't want to trash it. Does it make sense to buy a new hard drive?

3) If I do buy a new hard drive, is that the kind of thing that I can install myself, without too much experience? Can you guys help me through it?

4) Do you have any suggestions on where I should go for the drive and what I should get? (It's a Dell Notebook)

Any assistance is very much appreciated!
 

Answer:Grinding noise from laptop

What operating system is it using? W98? W98SE, ME, XP or what? What make and model of laptop? Beware there may be limitations on the capacity of the hard drive that the OS/BIOS will accept. Can you get a copy of the manual, either from the office, or via the net, or makers website? Also there may be limits on the anount of RAM that can be installed if you want to upgrade. let us know and someone here can probably help.
Can the IT representative at your office help with further info? Bazza

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Lydster said:



I have an older laptop that we use infrequently here in the office, and it's making a pretty loud grinding noise. I looked into this a bit on-line, and everyone seems to agree that this probably means the hard drive is going. I just want to confirm a few things with an expert before I proceed:

1) Is there anything I should try to get rid of the grinding noise before I just pack it in and trash this laptop?

2) Although the laptop is older, I really don't want to trash it. Does it make sense to buy a new hard drive?

3) If I do buy a new hard drive, is that the kind of thing that I can install myself, without too much experience? Can you guys help me through it?

4) Do you have any suggestions on where I should go for the drive and what I should get? (It's a Dell Notebook)

Any assistance is very much appreciated!Click to expand...


 

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I am struggling with Grinding noise while using my HP Laptop-HP G62 Notebook PC. I have cleaned the Vents using Compressed Gas Can, but this did not help much. Checked HP Support Assistant for possible driver/software updates, but no updates are available.

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Hello. Currently i Have in my PC:Q6600 2.4 ghz8800gts 312 DDR32gb of ram500gb WD sata HDDSound Blaster Audigy500watt PSUAlright so my computer has up and decided that it hates me. For about three months it worked without any major issues. I noticed some absurd artifacting with my GPU but decided i'd just replace it eventually. My problem is that recently my computer has gone nutty. Whenever I decide to do anything (open photoshop, install programs, ect) it starts to give me laggy sound. Windows itself takes about 5 minutes to get past that initial loading screen and then 1 or 2 minutes to actually load my user. Under a normal circumstance I would just guess CPU but it's stranger. Once photoshop opens it gives a GPU error, whatever, I get it, it's broken. Yet it works fine, no lag, nothing. I render videos, and nothing. I open fallout 3 and it lags until it gets to the menu and the sound is fine for the rest of the game. It seems to only lag on loading screens. About an hour ago I started hearing loud grinding noises from inside my case. All of this leads me to believe it may be my HDD. It seems that the sound skips any time the HDD is accessed but I'm not sure. So I wanted to get a second opinion.I ran a CPU stress test and it never got above 60C at 100% for 3 hours. I ran a ram test for 20 minutes with 0 errors. My GPU gets up to 72C with artifacting almost nonstop In games there are specific models that seem to make the oddest thing ever occur. Giant tr... Read more

Answer:strange grinding noise

Two problems at the same time:1) Hard drive is going bad.  If the grinding noise is coming from the hard drive, that's means it's about to crap out on you.  Back up your data as soon as you can 'cause you may not get another chance...2) Video card.  99% of the time artifacts on the screen mean a video card problem.  The other 1% of the time it's drivers.  So...you have your marching orders.  Replace both the hard drive AND the video card.

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My AcerAspire V-7 482PG has started making periodic grinding sounds when I am playing an audio or video file, but only after the laptop has been running for a while.  A re-boot solves the problem, but only for a while.  I have updated all my drivers, so I don't think that can be the problem.  Any help?

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My AcerAspire V-7 482PG has started making periodic grinding sounds when I am playing an audio or video file, but only after the laptop has been running for a while.  A re-boot solves the problem, but only for a while.  I have updated all my drivers, so I don't think that can be the problem.  Any help?

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Hi, I have the same/similar problem as dude 1234. Firefox using 100% CPUI didnt want to steal his post so I made my own.I have doing a bit of research on different things for browsers, this amongst them. (Well I dont know that its the browser actually).Every now and then my computer seems to just grind away, fans rev to their limit, windows wont open and the whole system drags for ages then to a total stop.It seems as though it is a memory problem, but having read that post, I wondered if it was my browser? I have a Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 Ghz 1.5GB of RAM. My computer doesnt always play up like that but it has its moments.The easiest way to get past it is to close everything and then restart F/F, this does cure it but is really inconvenient if I have lots of windows open.Can I do anything to cure this phenomenon please?

Answer:Same as dude 1234 CPU Grinding away at 100%?

Well your computer is better than mine and, anyway, I have investigated and determined its not a processor or memory problem. Try using Opera browser and see if you think that eliminated the problem. I'd be interested to know."Browser" is the name of the software you use to download and display web material. Examples of browsers are:- Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Chrome.In case you are not familiar with the term "software", it means a computer program. Computers have hardware (all the electronic bits), and software (all the instructions that are given to the hardware to make it do something useful). My apologies if I have over-simplified this, but it sounded like you needed to know.

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Hi, fairly new W10 install based on W7 upgrade.

Stock drivers for everything.

While playing computer games recently (particularly DOSBOX ones) I experience that the system simply grinds to a halt after a certain time.

Even trying to get a Task Manager/Process Manager running (ctrl-alt-del) then takes ages and nothing will close and I can only reboot the system.

There is no hard disk activity during that time. Memory is always around 2G (50% of 4G in use).

During this "system slowdown" any sound that is still playing in the computer game is then also "fragmented" or "slowmotioned" (the hagging, intermittend sound). Almost as if it is caused by audio.

I have no clue what this could be. Also during these slowdowns usually from what I can see there is no high CPU consumption.

I believe also sometimes after a while it restores itself, ie. some YouTube video playing in a browser will resume playing normally without all the delays and hickups.

Simply crawls to a halt. Do you people have any idea what this might be? And how to diagnose it, if in any case?

Currently I'm having to reset (reboot) this laptop time and time again. I did install a few audio tools / enhancers like "DFX" and another one (that I just removed) but I don't think this is related to those installs (?). I'm seriously... I believe I have no errors like this (the dragging of the computer and the audio) unless I'm playing a DOSBOX game.

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Hello

For the past few months my netbook has been running slower and slower, I dont know if its just Windows doing its stuff and slowing the computer down or if it is actuly Malware. So I ran the programs as it explained in the FAQ so please find attached the log files. SAS didnt make a log file but I guess that is because nothing was found. For some reason RootRepeal wouldnt run so I have also attached a zipped document with screen shots of the error messages. There was also an error with MGtools but it appeared to complete successully though, I have added this error to the document too.
 

Answer:Windows 7 grinding to a hault

Hi there and welcome. I am currently reviewing your logs and will get back to you with a set of instructions in the next post I make to you.
 

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Hello, now before anyone posts,
"oh, the ball bearing is broken" or w.e
hear me out
as we all know, its cold outside and when i came home today to turn on my pc, the card started to grind for no reason. i restarted and same thing. i noticed it was around 30C on the card, and i started up sc2 to see if it still worked.
i noticed, as the gpu got hotter and hotter, the less sound it made. at about 41C it completely stopped making any noise. i then turned off sc2 and still no noise. ive had this happen before. my question is. could the metal inside the card be contracting that much, that the fan actually comes in contact with it? i swear, the hotter it got, the less noise it made and vice versa.
anyone familiar with this behaviour?

Answer:Video Card Grinding?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Impulse Fire911


Hello, now before anyone posts,
"oh, the ball bearing is broken" or w.e
hear me out
as we all know, its cold outside and when i came home today to turn on my pc, the card started to grind for no reason. i restarted and same thing. i noticed it was around 30C on the card, and i started up sc2 to see if it still worked.
i noticed, as the gpu got hotter and hotter, the less sound it made. at about 41C it completely stopped making any noise. i then turned off sc2 and still no noise. ive had this happen before. my question is. could the metal inside the card be contracting that much, that the fan actually comes in contact with it? i swear, the hotter it got, the less noise it made and vice versa.
anyone familiar with this behaviour?


Very weird indeed mate.

I've heard of cards suffering from whining capacitors and such (only happening when the card is put under extreme stress or when pushing VERY high frames per second [200 plus]).

Have you tried messing around with a fan profile? Like putting it all the way up to 100%? to see if the grinding gets worse or....

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