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E-machine e-towers 333 id to slow on proccesing

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  • Mike Davidson
    Mike Davidson May 11, 2010

    Processing or boot up?

    XP or Vista?

    How much RAM / memory?

    CPU is what size?

    You may have far too much "STUFF" running in the back ground. You may also need to defragment the computer once a month.

    How much space is left on the Hard Drive?

  • Ralph  Walekr
    Ralph Walekr May 11, 2010

    Sounds like you may have a virus or spywware infection. What antivirus protection do you have installed.


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It may well be some form of virus or spyware.

It may also be that you have too many applications running at once eg. lots of toolbars and instant message typ programs.

It can also happen on graphic intensive applications.

You should rule out nasty stuff first.


for a free one its pretty darned good !

From a CLEAN computer download and put on a flash drive.

Copy to your DESKTOP on the suspec computer.

Run it but dont change any options just use what it offers.

When its done let it clean anything it finds.

Its where I always start with an infected machine.

As for antivirus AVOID Norton or Mcafee but try the AVG FREE version MBAM should clean up without buying

Only continued use would require purchase As for too many applications that would be up to you to decide what you REALLY need and dont. Most toolbars are a waste of both time and space and can hog computers down. Maybe a good clean up is in order ?

It may just be a "leaking application"

These are badly coded programs that dont release memory when they should and just keep taking more to do the same job.

May I suggest you download

It is a program that can make a report on what you have running in such a way that you can post that information to certain sites and experts there will look at it.

They will then give you reccomendations as to how you can remove programs or fix some issues that may be upsetting your computer.

Dont post the log here but follow the nstructions and help the program offers to send it to one of the sites it will offer you.

If you understand startup lists you may even be able to spot som things yourself that you dont want to run and disable them from hijack this.

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Install an run a current and reliable antivirus software; if that does doesnt help, free up space on the hard drive. If it doenst help try re-installing operating system software. No improvement? then u might need a partial or total system upgrade.

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Also, you can download the maunal for the motherboard of your computer from the link below for your referance.


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