Serious Help Need

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  1. Sociapath

    Sociapath Well-Known Member

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    Allright, i really need some help.

    Since 3 or 4 weeks my computer is running slower then sh*t tru a gardenhose. And i dont know what it is. I uninstalled almost everything that i thought that could cause it being slow. But it wont work.

    This comp is about 1 year old and its 3 ghz. I dont wanna say all the specs but i could run HL2 and CoD2 perfectly with MSN on, which is impossible now.

    Does any of you has any tips or ideas of what could cause it?

    PM me if you need to know more


    (Creds may be given to the person that helps me enough to make it run good again. ow and buying a new comp ISNT a good answer)
     
  2. Booo

    Booo Well-Known Member

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    Have you done a virus scan and stuff?
     
  3. Sociapath

    Sociapath Well-Known Member

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    Yes i did....Didnt find anything..will do it again this week
     
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    Press Ctrl+Alt+Del

    Look at the process tab. See what program demanding so much
     
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    Make sure you defrag your hard drive. Do a virus and a spyware scan in safe mode. If all else fails a fresh install does wonders.
     
  6. Sociapath

    Sociapath Well-Known Member

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    Allright....i dont know what those processes do so i hope you can tell me what they are or at least if it will do harm if i make them stop...forevvveerrrr.

    vsmon.exe SYSTEM 22.100 KB
    nod32krn.exe SYSTEM 14.116 KB
    msnmsgr.exe USER 13.164 KB (MSN right?)
    svchost.exe SYSTEM 11.948 KB ( i have about 10 svchost's that have Username SYSTEM)

    Ill defrag my harddrive i guess...and antivirus and spyware check of course :)

    Any more tips?
     
  7. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    since I have to go like right now i will be fast:

    check the anti virus scan thread on here, it's stickied.
    switch it (ctrl+alt+del)to view by cpu performance.(click on the processes tab and then click on the little cpu thingy twicesee which one has the highest%)
     
  8. DiabloDj1

    DiabloDj1 Well-Known Member

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    Download Diskeep for defrag. Best one EVERR..really I love this thing xD. It's only a pro trial thing that u download but its worth it.

    Download spybot s&d, webroot anti-spy or adaware for antispyware.

    Download SpywareBlaster as a good tool to stop spyware before it reaches you, works well.

    Download Ccleaner, clean whatever you dont mind removing junk from... and run the tool that cleans registry.

    To go to an extreme, that I did, read this and stop some services:
    http://majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=12
    I did that all in like, a week or so. One section a day for me.

    That'll be good.

    btw, when using diskeeper, go to Options. Frag Sheild, Edit and choose the reccomended settings.
     
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    I think everyone here has covered everything...
     
  10. Equivalent Exchange

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    Having a crapload of svchosts is common, dont worry about that.
     
  11. DiabloDj1

    DiabloDj1 Well-Known Member

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    I got only 6 svhost, only one is 18k, the rest are below 2k resources.. so yea that may help a little bit if you do the services..its quite boring tho just so you know :P
     
  12. .parfekt//

    .parfekt// Senior Member

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    When you start your computer, are there thigns that popup that you want em to? Like startups such as MSN, AIM etc.
     
  13. G.S.Design

    G.S.Design Senior Member

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    If all else fails i suggest reformating, my computer wouldnt even load half the crap, It took 20-30 minutes to start it =/ when i reformated it ran like a dream probably 1-2 minute start up time.

    But i suggest reformating as a LAST resort but if you dont have the XP CD try system restore it MIGHT help.
     
  14. Sociapath

    Sociapath Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea what that majorgeeks site is talking about so i wont try it cus ill probably break my comp.

    Thnx for the diskeep
     
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    so have you tried a virus scan a spyware and adware scan? try defraging and deleting tempory things with disk clean up and make sure you dont have loads starting auto when you start up,there might be something there that will be extreamly hard to find like a ghost adware programme etc
     

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