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HP Pavilion dv5215 PC Notebook running very slow, but virus scans are clean as are spyware/adware. backed up 80 gb HD to 500 GB external HD and it took 36 hrs. everything is slow; bootup, going to apps, loading a browser and the cursor sometimes seems to have a mind of it's own. I'm just before pulling the recovery disks out and re-imaging the HD. Any ideas?

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  • cmthomason Mar 04, 2009

    downloaded Malware Bytes as you said and scanned the computer. After taking 24+ hours to scan a 80 GB HD, I found 6 infections of the Rogue Assertive family. Deleted them and also ran Registry winner software and fixed 1500 registry errors. But computer still runs in slow motion with it taking minutes not seconds to boot up, load apps or begin to print. Also cursor is slugish. I have the recovery disks I created when I bought to re-image the HD as a last resort. Any more ideas?

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What did you scan the system with?

I would download, install and scan with Malware Bytes just to make sure the system is clean. If there's anything on that machine MB will find it and kill it.

Post back with your results and we'll explore additional possibilities if your PC is indeed totally clean.

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    John Elliott Mar 04, 2009

    It sounds as if your OS platform may have been corrupted to a point where your performance will never be the same doing only repair procedures, A fresh restore would most likely be the best solution.

    I will usually recommend the scan & clean as the first resort just to see if the existing platform can be cleaned sufficiently to operate but it sounds like this isn't one of those cases.


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