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System was to slow due to the BAD blocks on HDD

Search for "Process Explorer By Mark Russinovich" on Google and you will find fine monitoring program. Run it, place it so you can see line "Interupts" (it should be bellow "System Idle Process"). Continue to work normally and if line "Interupts" occupies significant CPU load (>30%) for a few seconds (>5sec) then you probably have same problem as I.
When I experienced extreme system slow down for the first time it was because the bad blocks. The MHDD (by Dimitry Postrigan) application found them.
When bad block are located they can be avoided using some partitioning software - in my case it was "fdisk" from Slackware CD. After this intervention speed was restored to the time when I have got this laptop 8)

Well, if MHDD find something bad be happy - you have found the cause!
This was my problem last year, now I have new HDD (two moths old), and MHDD tells me that HDD is ok, but system runs very slow (even without anivirus, firewall and anti-whatever). Now I do not know what is the problem. By the way I have HP Pavilion dv8000.

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In this (second) case slow data transfer was due to the usage of PIO mode instead of DMA. Only way to repair this was to reinstall the Windows.

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Double check your system configuration and make sure you have properly identified the HDD to the system. Your initial problem may in fact have been bad clusters on your HDD but "fdisk" is a built in dos function. I would uninstall what ever software that you may think is identifying your problem and double check your virtual memory settings and then run HP Healthcheck WHILE you have anti-virus running. Aside from deleting cookies and making sure you don't have system processes running that you don't need you can look at increasing ram and fine tuning system resources.

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Hi

Many IE tool-bars are deliberately designed to resist removal,
behaving like viruses, because the companies who write them
get revenue from site visit counters. Also many of these tool-bars
infect your computer whether you ask for them or not.
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( I do NOT like Norton's)

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Manually scan all downloaded files BEFORE
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and download security utilities by Mark Russinovich
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Anti-rootkit and scanners for ADS
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13) Download and install the Mozilla Firefox WEB browser,
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Martin


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Both of the utilities you have listed have good reviews, but
there are three possibilities:

1) You have somehow damaged the windows shell,
explorer.exe, it's libraries or its registry entries,
while you ware cleaning your system.

In this case you will need to either re-install windows,
or at least repair windows from the install disks and
re-apply service pack 3.


2) You may still have a rogue program or a root-kit running
somewhere. Check the task manager (ctrl-alt-del),
shut down all unnecessary tasks. Then got to:

Control Panel ==> Administrative Tools ==>
Services,

and stop all unnecessary services, but do NOT
disable them, unless you know what you are doing.

they will re-start when you re-boot.


Download Mike Lin's startup monitor, and disable
all unwanted programs from starting up ==> reboot

Once you have trimmed your system to the bare minimum,

see if the problem persists.

You may also scan your system with rootkit detectors,
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3) You have a large corrupt media or picture file in your root
directory, and windows explorer is hanging while trying to
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Disable: shmedia.dll = Show media
and shimgvw.dll = Show Image View


START ===> RUN
type:

regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll
regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll


To re-enable pre-view, enter the previous commands
without the /u switch.


Martin

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