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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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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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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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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.
I doubt its spyware. I thought it might have something to do with registry keys because I installed some chinese games on my computer. (In china, $20 US = 50 CDs) Well I learned my lesson. @_@ It actually have a bunch of virus, not something that Norton can detect =[. Or spyware, adware, mal, etc.
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Do the system restore in XP. Try and revert it back to a date before you installed those games, maybe that will fix your problem.


These 2 programs are powerful registry cleaners, better the CCleaner. Just make sure to back up your registry with the program before cleaning.

Wise Registry Cleaner free:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/R...-Cleaner.shtml

Ace Utilities free for 30 days:
http://www.acelogix.com/download.html
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When I installed Norton on my PC it really slowed it down, even after I removed it. I found that it only sped up after a format. Since then I havnt bothered with antivirus software athough I wouldnt reccomend that approach.
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Do the system restore in XP. Try and revert it back to a date before you installed those games, maybe that will fix your problem.


These 2 programs are powerful registry cleaners, better the CCleaner. Just make sure to back up your registry with the program before cleaning.

Wise Registry Cleaner free:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/R...-Cleaner.shtml

Ace Utilities free for 30 days:
http://www.acelogix.com/download.html
I tried system restore, but it didn't work. I am not sure but something is killing my memory :x.

Can I get a opinion from you about the Wise Registry Cleaner? Its looks good, but since there are so many registry cleaners out there, its hard to find a "good" one. And since all of them reqiures me to buy it, getting a free registry program is kinda suspicious. No offense.
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also running spyware programs and virus programs in safe mode or with system restore temporarily turned off can detect a lot more...just make sure to turn it back on
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also running spyware programs and virus programs in safe mode or with system restore temporarily turned off can detect a lot more...just make sure to turn it back on
Well, I tried everything everyone said so far.

Results:

Anti-Virus - Installing the program itself is time consuming due to the speed(Not to mention spanning the whole computer). And usually end up with nothing detected.

Spyware - Two problems found but they are adware, from limewire.

Clearing some space - Helps a bit.

Registry Cleaners - over 1000 detected. After cleaning all of it, my system start-up is even worse, and some error occured. Back-it up, however it still have some problems.

Startup - takes 5mins or more.


Probably my system is corrupted. Formating is my only solution >_<. Thx for the help though.
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I tried system restore, but it didn't work. I am not sure but something is killing my memory :x.

Can I get a opinion from you about the Wise Registry Cleaner? Its looks good, but since there are so many registry cleaners out there, its hard to find a "good" one. And since all of them reqiures me to buy it, getting a free registry program is kinda suspicious. No offense.


I use CCleaner for cleaning junk files on my computer and then I use Wise Registry Cleaner to clean and fix the registry from time to time. It is the best Reg Cleaner I've used so far, WAY better than the registry cleaner that comes with ccleaner. It is completely free, it asks if you want to make a donation or something like that but you dont have too. I say give it a try before you decide to give in and reformat.
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I use CCleaner for cleaning junk files on my computer and then I use Wise Registry Cleaner to clean and fix the registry from time to time. It is the best Reg Cleaner I've used so far, WAY better than the registry cleaner that comes with ccleaner. It is completely free, it asks if you want to make a donation or something like that but you dont have too. I say give it a try before you decide to give in and reformat.
Thx alot. But I already messed up my registry with other "free" registry cleaners. xD I'll try Wise Registry Cleaner soon or later. Since I already formatted my computer not long ago, everything seems to got back to normal! Once again, thx!
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