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Computer Problems!!!! My Computer starts up really really SLOW is there any way it can be fixed. Also when I go to the internet pop ups still pop up even though I have my popup blocker on but no matter what the pop ups still appear. Is it some sort of virus on my computer or what??? Is there any way it can be fixed?? Also my computer freezes for awhile expecially when I'm on the internet. I have no idea what is happening with my computer. It never done this before. Is there anyone who can fix these problems. Please contact me A.S.A.P my email is: zenia_latina@yahoo.com Thank You

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If you have a dx2250 you might want to go to the system properties in the control panel and check how the system is viewing the hard drive. If the hard drive is in PIO mode, that is probably your problem. The hard drive should be in DMA5 or DMA6. However, I have seen dx2250s where you get time out errors on the hard drive. If you receive something like 6 consequtive (sp) errors, the computer drops you down one level in communication sped with the hard drive. Eventually you get to PIO mode which is as slow as you can get. The OS as received with the system is supposed to have a reset in it to prevent this problem. However, if you have installed your own OS you probably do not have this "tweak." You can temporarily resolve the matter by deleting the hard drive from the device manager and then having the system find the hard drive again. This will get it back to the proper DMA mode. It will not stop it from happening again though. I no longer remember the registry settings for this but HP Support does.

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Hi,

You might be right about the virus. If the problem just recently came about and you don't suspect any hardware problem, then perhaps it is a matter of checking for virus using your virus scanner, do a full scan.

Another indicator that a virus is present is if you cannot access your:
1. Startup configuration - go to start, run, type "msconfig" without the quotes, another windows should pop out and you can change most settings. If not then a virus is blocking your access;
2. Ctrl-Alt-Del - should show your Windows Task manager which will allow you to kill suspected processes. If it display then disappear, then again there is a virus preventing access;
3. Folder Options - where you can change viewing of your files/folders. Start, Control Panel, Folder Option. If it is there, click on it, same scenario. In some cases the Folder Option is even not shown in the Control Panel, then there is really a virus.

Pls post back results of the initial tests.

Hope that this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back as requested or should you have a need for additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Tell me what is your antivirus.
first update your antivirus.

restart your computer.


no virus detected:

tell me your computer specs.

remove unwanted programs

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