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Computer very slow

Cpu 100% nothing open, config sys brings up 14 folders

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  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    thank you,
    spoolsv.exe keeps ou fluctuating between 35-95 ( system)
    firefox.exebetween 0-57 (dave)
    taskmgr.exe 0-5 (dave)
    regards
    Dave

  • Justin Wolery May 11, 2010

    I would also select the "User" tab in task manager and see which processes are running under your user account, if you see more then 2 or 3 instances of "rundll32" under you user account or any filenames that look like random letters or gibberish you may have a virus infection. Also you should Run> msconfig and check to see what is loading in the startup tab, uncheck anything that isnt necesarry for the pc's hardware to work correctly, then save and reboot.



    If that doesnt improve it i would recomment taking the pc to a local repair shop.

  • BOZAPE
    BOZAPE May 11, 2010

    Open the taskmanager (Right click on the task bar and select Taskmanager).

    Select the PROCESS windows.
    Order by CPU.

    Which process are using the 100% or high cpu utilization?


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Scan your system with sav32cli search in google open up the 3rd result in google and you have a solution in hand. Due to work pressure I can't give a direct link sorry

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My computer is being hanging


Goto Strart and then Run
write "msconfig" inside Run tab and press 'enter'
inside the 'Sys config utility' window click on 'startup' tab then uncheck all the applications except your current antivirus and press apply then 'ok' and then 'exit without restart' option.

Now right click My Computer and go to properties tab.
click 'Advanced' tab then under performance menu click on 'settings'
goto 'Advanced' click on 'change' and increase your virtual memory to 2048 in both spaces.
now restart windows.

To quickly restart windows press CNTRL+ALt+DEL
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right click on each applicaion and click on end process tree then ok

Close all your apps like this and you will find your windows a lot faster and now you can reboot or turn off your windows as usual from start button.



There are many things that might cause your PC to run slowly. It could be a fragmented disk; fragmented registry; a virus, trojan, or spyware; high CPU and/or utilization due to too many programs running; high disk I/O; or something else.

To check your CPU and memory utilization, run Task Manager. You can start Task Manager by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL and then clicking on the Task Manager button. In Task manager, click on the Performance tab and check CPU Usage and PF Usage. PF Usage is an indicator of memory usage. If one or both of these is high, click on the Processes tab, and sort the columns by CPU or Memory to see what processes are consuming the resource. If you are not sure what the process "Image name" is for, google the name and you should find what the process is for.

If your CPU and memory usage are reasonable, then you may have a different issue. Even if you running anti-virus software, it may be beneficial to scan your PC with another scanner to check for viruses. No anti-virus software is 100% perfect at catching everything. Here are a few good free online virus scanners that you can run to check your PC:

http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/home.asp?langid=ie&venid=sym&plfid= 23&pkj=RRJEDTKJBTVISBYWWYP

http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner

http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/

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Pc working slow. i have done disk clean up deleted temp files .scanned pc with 3 antivirus but none detected any threat .i have 1 gb ram and 80% free hard disk space.i have downloaded ccleaner and fixed...


Dear Sir,

go to hyttp://xviruslab.blogspot.com and go to System Utilities find PC Booster download and install and run a auto run it will clear all your problems

bye bye
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I was installing Turbo Tax 2008 and Windows XP crashed


Madam/Sir --

I none of the mode is working you need to boot from the cd to do any further steps.
inorder to boot from the cd you need to go to the bios and change the boot sequence to boot order.
It varies system to system once to you boot from the cd try to log on to recovery console and do a manual system restore by following the below steps - :
Step 1:
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Boot with the windows XP CD

At "Welcome to setup screen" Press R

Select the appropriate path for windows and press enter
If it asks you for the administrator password, normaly there is not password but if you have a password type the administrator password and
press enter or just hit enter

We will now see the Prompt c:\windows>

Step 2:
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cd system32\config

ren system system.old
ren software software.old
ren SAM SAM.old
ren security security.old
ren default default.old

Then type cd Type cd system~1\_resto~1 and press Enter

If you get "access denied" (Error) then

Restart the computer by type Exit and get back to recovery console

type cd \ and it will display C:\>
type cd system~1\_resto~1 and press Enter

Step 3:
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Type dir
It will list you restore points
(e.g. RP1, RP2, RP3, RP4, etc...)

Select the one from the list except the last one
Say RP4

· type cd RP3 (or RP2 or RP1 or RPn) and enter

· type cd snapshot and enter

· type copy _registry_user_.default c:\windows\system32\config\default and enter

· type copy _registry_machine_security c:\windows\system32\config\security and
enter

· type copy _registry_machine_software c:\windows\system32\config\software and
enter

· type copy _registry_machine_system c:\windows\system32\config\system and enter

· type copy _registry_machine_sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam and enter

· type exit and enter

The computer restarts and the system will be
Successfully restored

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Regestry editor


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The Registry replaces most of the text-based .ini files that are used in Windows 3.x and MS-DOS configuration files, such as the Autoexec.bat and Config.sys. Although the Registry is common to several Windows operating systems, there are some differences among them.A registry hive is a group of keys, subkeys, and values in the registry that has a set of supporting files that contain backups of its data. The supporting files for all hives except HKEY_CURRENT_USER are in the %SystemRoot%\System32\Config folder on Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista. The supporting files for HKEY_CURRENT_USER are in the %SystemRoot%\Profiles\Username folder. The file name extensions of the files in these folders indicate the type of data that they contain. Also, the lack of an extension may sometimes indicate the type of data that they contain.

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