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Tyler Hoard

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Computer Running Sluggish
« on: November 09, 2005, 01:44:13 PM »
My computer has been running extremly slow lately.  I tried running Microsoft Word and it was going extremely slow and eventually stopped responding.  I tried running my virus scan but that also went very slow and stopped responding.  My Internet Explorer is working fine with no problems.  The only think I can think of is I downloaded Windows XP Service Pack 2 from my University's web site.  Help me please!!

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Re: Computer Running Sluggish
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2005, 01:53:58 PM »
It started going slugish when you installed service pack 2? Or has it happened for a while? Best thing to do is defragment since service pack 2 is huge. Also delete service pack 2 once you download and try increasing your paging file size.

The amount of CPU and RAM you have would greatly be appreciated here.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2005, 01:55:20 PM by Windows98 »

Tyler Hoard

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Re: Computer Running Sluggish
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2005, 01:57:41 PM »
I am not sure, I didnt notice it right after, not until I starting using Microsoft word.  I am trying to run a virus scan right now and it is hardly responding...

Tyler Hoard

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Re: Computer Running Sluggish
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2005, 02:01:26 PM »
well it started going sluggish in the past 2 days...I have an 80 GB Hard Drive and I dont know much about computers
I have an HP zv6000 laptop...How do you defrag???

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    Re: Computer Running Sluggish
    « Reply #4 on: November 09, 2005, 02:07:25 PM »
    Tyler Hoard......you should let us know ......
    Is this a desktop or laptop?
    Why did you D/L sp2 from the university site as opposed to the M/S update site ?
    How much Ram is installed ?
    How large is the hard drive ?
    When was the last time you defragged the drive ?
    Which cleaning utilities do you have installed ?
    Please provide these answers and we can offer a plan of attack.

    dl65  ::)
    « Last Edit: November 09, 2005, 02:08:23 PM by dl65 »
    If you don't know the answer, it isn't a dumb question.

    Tyler Hoard

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    Re: Computer Running Sluggish
    « Reply #5 on: November 09, 2005, 02:12:59 PM »
    I have a laptop...where do you fin the info about your computer?
    Also I have class right now so I will be back on at 6...thanks

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      Re: Computer Running Sluggish
      « Reply #6 on: November 09, 2005, 02:51:57 PM »
      Tyler Hoard..........
      D/L Everest ( free) ......http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.php?pid=1&lang=en

      That will tell you everything about your computer.

      You should also have the following tools to keep your puter running smoothly .....

      Some decent Anti -Virus ( updated of course)

      Ad-Aware SE personel....... http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html

      SpyBot 1.4 ......  http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2471.html

      CCleaner ..... http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4191.html

      Make sure you get the latest updates for the last 3 once you have them D/L .

      You can do a defrag ......using XP ....click on start/all programs / accessories / system tools / then select Disk defragmentor .

      Once you have all the tools D/L ...updated and ready to run...... do the following .

      Disconnect from internet .
      Reboot into Safe mode .
      Turn off system restore .
      Now run the scans ......starting with your AV , then Ad-aware SE , then Spybot  and finally CCleaner .

      Remove anything it finds and then reboot back into normal mode and see how things are .
      Running these scans will take a while ....so be patient .

      When the scanning is complete .......turn the system restore back on .

      Let us know how things are .

      dl65  ::)



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      Re: Computer Running Sluggish
      « Reply #7 on: November 09, 2005, 03:46:43 PM »
        Computer:  
        Operating System   Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition  
        OS Service Pack   Service Pack 2  
        DirectX   4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)  
        Computer Name   YOUR-4105E587B6 (HP 6000)  
        User Name   Tyler  
       
       Motherboard:  
        CPU Type   AMD Athlon 64, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3200+  
        Motherboard Name   Hewlett-Packard Pavilion ZV6000 (PX362UA#ABA)  
        Motherboard Chipset   ATI Radeon Xpress 200M, AMD Hammer  
        System Memory   512 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)  
        BIOS Type   Phoenix (03/22/05)  
       
       Display:  
        Video Adapter   ATI MOBILITY RADEON Xpress 200 Series (128 MB)  
        Video Adapter   ATI MOBILITY RADEON Xpress 200 Series (128 MB)  
        3D Accelerator   ATI Radeon Xpress 200M (RS480M)  
        Monitor   Plug and Play Monitor  
       
       Multimedia:  
        Audio Adapter   ATI SB400 - AC'97 Audio Controller  
       
       Storage:  
        IDE Controller   Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller  
        IDE Controller   Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller  
        Disk Drive   TOSHIBA MK8025GAS (80 GB, 4200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)  
        Optical Drive   HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080N (DVD+RW:8x/4x, DVD-RW:8x/4x, DVD-ROM:8x, CD:24x/16x/24x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)  
        SMART Hard Disks Status   OK  

      Tyler Hoard

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      Re: Computer Running Sluggish
      « Reply #8 on: November 09, 2005, 03:52:59 PM »
      I already have spybot, ad aware and cc cleaner and those all run fine, but my symantec virus protecter is running properly...
      Also how do you go into safe more, I cant remember...also what does it mean toturn off system restore and how do you do it???
      Thanks alot...

      Tyler Hoard

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      Re: Computer Running Sluggish
      « Reply #9 on: November 09, 2005, 03:55:10 PM »
      sorry i mean to say it ISNT running properly...

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      Re: Computer Running Sluggish
      « Reply #10 on: November 09, 2005, 03:57:13 PM »
      Safemode For Windows ME and below F5 for 2000 and up F8
      « Last Edit: November 09, 2005, 03:59:18 PM by Windows98 »

      tyler hoard

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      Re: Computer Running Sluggish
      « Reply #11 on: November 09, 2005, 04:01:13 PM »
      and how do you turn system restore off in safe mode??

      tyler hoard

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      Re: Computer Running Sluggish
      « Reply #12 on: November 09, 2005, 05:38:23 PM »
      ok, ran all my programs in safe mode, turned up nothing....my cpu usage is always at 100%

      tyler hoard

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      Re: Computer Running Sluggish
      « Reply #13 on: November 09, 2005, 06:14:13 PM »
      plus, when typing on microsoft word, the words dont appear until like 5-10 seconds after I type them.  Every program is just running extremely slow...

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        Re: Computer Running Sluggish
        « Reply #14 on: November 09, 2005, 06:36:12 PM »
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        my cpu usage is always at 100%

        Can you see what is using up your cpu?