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Old 09-18-2006, 03:28 PM   #1
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Ya so, my computer has been running terribly slow lately. Like, it takes a minute and a half just to open things like firefox, or msn messenger.

I have scanned with:
Norton Anti-Virus
Ad-Aware SE
Spybot: Search & Destroy

I have also done a disk defrag...

What could be slowing me down so badly?

Specs:
Windows XP Media Center Edition
AMD Athlon 64 2500+
BFG Tech GeForce 7300GS OC
1GB DDR SDRAM
Integrated sound
200GB HD

Any help is really appreciated, thanks!
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Old 09-18-2006, 03:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: Computer running really slow...

try running all those things in safe mode, also try disabling startup items, also try getting hijack this and looking for nasties, also try and find a registry cleaner. the best thing though would be a format. i do it every so often to keep my pc clean and fast
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Old 09-18-2006, 03:44 PM   #3
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I'll do the Hijack this thing in a second.

How do I attatch the hijack this log?

First though, I'm just wondering something...

I got a BFG Tech GeForce 7300GS OC and on the box it says: 256MB DDR2, but in DXDiag and other things, it says this:



why is it 512MB?
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:43 PM   #4
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hmm that is strange hve u checked in the nvidia control panel to see what that is reportin, If u have got 512mb of video memory then u sir are truely blessed lol!!

And as for the slowness wen was ur last reformat, sum people mite not recomend this but i like to reformat my machine every 3-4 months!!

altho obviously u shudnt have to, can i ask how many processes u have running n btw media centre is quite a slow operating system in my 1hr of expereince!
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Old 09-18-2006, 05:00 PM   #5
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I have a lot of stuff I don't want to reinstall, mainly because I A) Borrowed it from someone who lives far away or B) Lost the install disks.
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rite ok so reformattin is out of the window. hmmm
how many processes do u have runnin?? is there any software wchich u dont use that could be uninstalled, do u run disk cleanup and disk defragmenter regularly can i ask if u have a firewall installed!
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:50 PM   #7
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I defragment every week, I do disk cleanup every 2 days, I don't think I have a firewall...
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rite ok then can u give me alist of all your processes that are running?
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Here you go:

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rite i take it your computer is a a hp/compaq 1 then, try uninstalling some of the unessacary bumf software that comes wiv ur machine, also run msconfig and delet unnessacary startup entries! each startup entry does a certain job if u google the name u will get an answer to wot it does n therefore decide whther to disable it or not!
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