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WinXP SP2 performance problem (Compaq Evo N610c notebook PC)

This notebook PC performs like a dog. I removed 240 instances of DrAntiSpy (a trojan horse) and 7 instances of a Zlob virus and WinXP SP2
still performs like its swimming in molasses. Double-click an icon and you
can wait 20-40 seconds for the 1.99 GHz processor to respond. Everything works ok, its just slow - WinXP on a 1.99 GHz CPU should be
Screamig fast (2X as fast as WinVISTA). The BIG clue:
CONTROL PANEL>ADMIN TOOLS>PERFORMANCE tells me that each double-click pegs the system hitting PAGEFILE.SYS, but it does this in the absence of disk I/O queueng (ah!). This effect (pagefile activity pegged at 100%) actually persists for 5-10 seconds AFTER the application opened by the double-click has come up (!). I've increased the size of the Pagefile (way beyond the "windows recommended" size) with no change. Since I doubled the size of the pagefile, the pagefile now is not contiguous (its resides in 2 fragments), but since the size of the pagefile isnt an issue, I've put off the long convoluted procedure to make it one contiguous file. I've been looking into Windows MMC (Microsoft Management Console) procedures and experimented with adding performance metrics (WinXP has over 50) to the PERFORMANCE display graph in an effort to tease out the exact problem - to no avail. During any/all activities, the CPU UTILIZATION and DISK QUEUE SIZE are normal & as expected. This PC has just one HDD (20 GB) and 256MB RAM. The history: The PC was acquired from a business that folded, and I have no idea how long the malware was on the system or who installed the Service Packs. Any ideas? My office power
user helpfully sugests just wiping the system clean and re-installing WinXP and all installed software - but I have no WinXP media nor installation media for any of the installed software packages... Any ideas?
WinXP pagefile performance references I'm using:
http://articles.techrepublic.com/510-6346_11-5263541.html
http://articles.techrepublic.com/5100-6346_11-5071997.html
http://articles.techrepublic.com/5100-6346-1056269.html
http://articles.techrepublic.com/5100-6346_11-5073570.html

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  • Njuguna Jul 10, 2008

    Hi,

    I am a technician. I also have had the same problem with the Compaq Evo 610c. The laptop had a 30Gb Hdd and 512mb ram. I have formatted and re-installed WinXp at least six times. Each time the boot-up speed was still very slow. It took 11 minutes for Windows to boot up. I have tried many performance tweaks I have got on-line to no avail. I tried adding another 512mb Ram to experiment and it made no difference! Funny thing, if you start in Safe Mode, it boots up fine(???).I decided to experiment with Windows 2000, just to see what would happen. Wallah! The laptop worked fine, boot up speed was amazing, performance excelent especially with the 1 gb ram. Hakuna Matata. My conlusion: I think this laptop was not designed for Windows XP.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    i have same problem after format .plz help any one

  • rightway44 Dec 09, 2008

    Exactly same slow working especially slow boot up and shut down problem with Cpmpaq EVO N610c.I reformatted twice and installed windows xp professional but still same proble.i have 30 gb hard disk with 512mb ram.
    I called Compaq/HP and told them about my problem.they charged ame and sent me three new system backup bootup windows xo cds.i installed 3 cd in about one hour.After that i still has same problem.very slow.
    Please give me a good suggestion.Do I need wind xo prof,service pack 3???.Is this notebook compatible with it??
    If yes,from where can I download for free to use??

    my email is

    rightway44@hotmail.com

  • rightway44 Dec 09, 2008

    my laptop is working very slow since long.especially on boot up .my notebook brand is Compaq EVO N610c.I reformatted twice and installed windows xp professional twice,but still same speed. I have 30 gb hard disk with 512mb ram.
    I called Compaq/HP and told them about my problem.they charged and sent me three new system backup bootup windows xp cds.i installed 3 cd in about one hour.After that i still has same problem.very slow.
    Please give me a good suggestion.Do I need wind xo prof,service pack 3???.Is this notebook compatible with it?? Or do I need to install windows 2000
    Do I need to add memory? Please tell me which memory this notebook uses? Is it DDR or DDR2 PC133 or others ,please??

    my email is
    rightway44@hotmail.com

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I suggest that first back up your important files and the reinstall your Windows XP SP2, Delete the partition and format and do a clean installation of your windows SP2 and that should elinimate your problems............

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I suggest to format your PC and install again your OS. some files affecting or viruses affecting the performance of your computer result to some memory dump.

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    It means that the start up items is corrupted and it may need to be re install or uninstall that software.

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