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Upgrade to Vista? Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and After installation be sure to read the Running CCleaner for the first time guide. Now, while your are on your desk top, click “stat” - “All programs” - Accessories - “system tools” – “disk defragmenter,” click on disc defragmenter and when it opens make sure http://yellowproductions.net/win-xp/win-xp-disconnecting-dial-up-when-certain-programs-start.php

The registry cleaner and overall PC speed-up program for which I had paid for is Advanced System Care Ultimate from 10-Bit. The PC will either run the disk check immediately or when the PC is next rebooted. It may be the case that the use of all these registry cleaners, some of which, with the exception of Ccleaner, can be pretty ruthless and permanently damage the registry. Step 5: Set up an automatic maintenance schedule Update and run the Virus/Malware checker as described in Step 1 Delete unnecessary files as described in Step 2 (You can also check

What I do notice is that most programs are only loading up at about 2MB / sec. You've helped me a few times before, and it's usually something bone-headed I've done, but I'm also bull-headed and that's the only way I seem to learn.yes you may have seen offline), gives loads of information on the drives internals and it can scan the disk surface using the disk-controller chip only (e.g no data transfer over the cable). Advertisement tanelorn2 Thread Starter Joined: Jan 7, 2010 Messages: 2 Hi all.

Share twitter facebook linkedin Viruses running as threads and interrupt handelers (Score:3, Interesting) by Teilo ( 91279 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @09:10PM (#26568935) Homepage This is a scary Download the free * Tweak UI utility from Micorosft. 2. My Dell slowed down some after that. Changes are I may ultimately end up probably doing a clean install again.

It does not manage the programs that run when Windows starts."Although it works as a basic startup manager, msconfig should not be used routinely to disable auto-start programs. Just to see if there is a problem there, in msconf. Does not appear that there is any real slow down. next Despite Gates' Prediction, Spam Far From a Thing of the Past 198 comments previous Ink Breakthrough Heralds Bendy PC Screens 140 comments Slashdot Top Deals Slashdot Archived Discussion Moderate

Share twitter facebook linkedin diagnostics (Score:5, Informative) by datapharmer ( 1099455 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:37PM (#26567103) Homepage check in this order: virus (look both for viruses and if you wish to have assistance with your similar issue, you need to start a thread in this forum. First off, I am a long time computer user and understand WinXP fairly well, just to give you an idea of my ability to understand your advice. The only decent one is perfmon; it's "Performance" under "Administrative Tools."Open it up, go down to the bottom, right click on the little window under the graph and choose "add counters."

Visual Studio soared in CPU usage while idle, the last time I used it. Close Close Slashdot Working... Kudos to whomever wrote this virus. Thanks to all those who responded to this thread.

About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Cancel Michael McWhirter @macmikey Rep: 169 Parkesburg Computer 3 Posted: January 19 Options Permalink History Clean Install. Advertisements to do so are a marketing ploy intended to goad users into using an unnecessary and potential dangerous product.Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several When your tractor breaks or your cell phone stops working, they want to be the only people who can fix it.

It is very dangerous and you could just be making your problem worse, or, giving away sensitive personal details. I can't just tick off what I want and hit Apply. It requires manufacturers to provide owners and independent repair businesses with fair access to service information and affordable replacement parts. The Fair Repair Act, known as S618, requires manufacturers to provide owners and independent repair businesses with fair access to service information, security updates, and replacement parts.

The average time to do a full backup with Acronis was about 6-8 minutes. Also, msconfig, while unchecking the box, is disabling the service.Windows 7 Why can't I use msconfig to change my services? Step 2: Remove any "Garbage" on your Windows XP PC: Run two free Windows XP Clean-up programs ...

Also, check you AV and Spyware settings and think about turning off any real-time file monitoring.

Now it takes over a hour to do the same thing. Remove immediately. Moral: spyware is getting smarter.I repair and service computers; have seen machines brought to their knees to the extent that control panel takes 25 seconds to load! I hate it and have thought about blowint it up.

Unselect the check box for Automatic Updates. use more than one virus scanner and more than one malware scanner but NOT AT THE SAME TIME!), drivers (might be badly written ,corrupt, or for wrong hardware), rogue processes (startup, Good Luck Was this answer helpful? The first time you run this, it can take several hours to complete.

slow IE & Outlook. Continue to find other culprits. Share twitter facebook linkedin Service pack 3? (Score:3, Insightful) by pluther ( 647209 ) writes: <.ten.asu. .ta. .rehtulp.> on Thursday January 22, 2009 @07:06PM (#26567555) Homepage When mine did a few You've perfectly described the scenario where you click a few icons in desperation and then those actions are "queued" by Windows and just make matters worse.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (1) Collapse - Re:Re:XP running painfully slow by WhiplashChick / March 14, 2004 9:51 PM PST In reply to: Re:XP running painfully slow yea, ran spybot I appreciate it. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin PerfLogs (Score:5, Insightful) by Drakin020 ( 980931 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:11PM (#26566651) Run performance counters against the computer to see what might Microsoft Windows XP Info, News and Videos Bookmark this Microsoft Windows XP Site Step 1: Remove all Viruses and other Malware from your Windows PC: Run two free Windows XP

I find it invaluable when trying to view DLL and/or file usage for a given process. Be it booting or anything else. The Fair Repair Act is simple. I am considering first to reformat the HDD and use Acronis to restore the last backup to see if that corrects the problem.

But the frightening think was that it is even possible. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Second on the drive thing (Score:5, Informative) by ChienAndalu ( 1293930 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @08:38PM (#26568649) Wrong. When your tractor breaks or your cell phone stops working, they want to be the only people who can fix it.