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  • lorrainerams Nov 01, 2008

    everything takes forever. I regularly clean all the files. I run reg cure last night started it at 10.30pm was still up at 3am this morning at it was still scanning!!!! the green light on the CPU is constantily on when it does start to flash (which is not often) it does seam to speed up the scanning process. Any ideas please



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  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard May 11, 2010

    When is the last time you cleaned up your files? (Temps, internet files, etc.) Have you been using a GOOD anti-virus/spyware/malware program? That could be bogging it down. When is the last time you defragmented your drive? Is it possible for you to run your recovery program (or disk).

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Have you tried to boot into safe mode? Will it perform any better there? (If you don't know how to do that comment back.)

Have you tried System Restore? Click Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore. Try to go back as far as you can when your computer was running better.

If that doesn't work, I would suggest you run your full recovery/restore program. Backup any important files first.

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The problem could be like a lot of people they dont look atfer the computers they have i allways tell to empty internet folder , remove programs they no longer use, defrag there drive. people also have a lot of stuff loading up on startup remove any unessessary programs. if none of this works it will prob be the amount of memory you have . 1GB memory i would say to anyone these days is the min. Hope this helps you...

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