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Old 10-28-2007, 12:09 AM   #1
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Default Slow Computer

Sup, I am a newcomer on the forums, my english or grammar is not entirely perfect but I do need some help with my computer.

Problem: Its been running really slow.

Tried:
1. Norton 360
2. Registry Cleaners - A DOZEN of them, Last one was CCleaner
3. Yahoo Anti Spyware
4. Removing alot useless programs/toolbars.

OS/Window: Mircosoft Windows XP professional
Computer Type: Laptop
Memory: 512
GHz: 1.6

Thx for the help.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:12 AM   #2
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have you checked for spyware?...also 512 is not that great at it is
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:16 AM   #3
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Yea. I check for spyware.

Still 512 might not be great, but it used to run faster.
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:08 AM   #4
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Try Spybot and Ad-aware. (majorgeeks website)

If your using Norton or Mcafee. Remove it and put AVG antivirus on instead as it's much lighter on system resources.
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:24 AM   #5
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Is The Memory 512mb Of Ram Or Hdd??
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:27 AM   #6
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Use ALL of the following I provide:

http://filehippo.com/download_spybot_search_destroy/

http://filehippo.com/download_ad-aware/

http://filehippo.com/download_antivir/

Start > accessories > system tools > Disk defrag

And if you want to pay, or know how to get this by "other means"
http://dw.com.com/redir?pid=10725132...tag=lst-spOr-1

I would suggest CCleaner, but you have already used it.
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:49 AM   #7
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Try also disabling some startup programs. You may have accumulated a bunch of useless programs that run on startup.
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:50 AM   #8
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Yes in msconfig
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:52 AM   #9
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Use ALL of the following I provide:

http://filehippo.com/download_spybot_search_destroy/

http://filehippo.com/download_ad-aware/

http://filehippo.com/download_antivir/

Start > accessories > system tools > Disk defrag

And if you want to pay, or know how to get this by "other means"
http://dw.com.com/redir?pid=10725132...tag=lst-spOr-1

I would suggest CCleaner, but you have already used it.
Thx alot, I been getting the ugre to thorw my computer out the window, because all the "free" programs that I keep getting are trails. And the "other means" method involves risking my computer into more chaos.

CCleaner delete a few of my main registry keys, the laptop power program gets error and startup is even worse.

Spyware detected nothing.

Anti Virus programs detected nothing.

Defrag takes ages.

I guess my last resort is formating. =[
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:13 PM   #10
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I would probably take longer to get your hdd back up and running after reformatting than if you just run the defrag.

I doubt its a spyware issue, but for the best anti-spyware program get Spyware Doctor. By far the most powerful one that I've used. You might wanna try that before you wipe out your hdd.
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