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Offline very slow, though I defrag weekly, A pop

Offline very slow, though I defrag weekly, and remove temp files. Also, a pop up I cannot get rid of unless I press CLOSE button six or more times everytime (pop up reads" windows planner not installed"). Online error(like "Windows has encountered a problem and must exit/shut down") messages at several sites even though i've been there previously.

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Sounds like a virus. Try installing Microsoft Security Essentials and Malware Bytes. Run those a few times and see if that fixes the problem. If it is still slow, reinstall windows.

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Scan ur pc with antivirus, scan ur registry keys ,

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I run it at least once a week on my system and it works great.
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Remove programs that you are no longer using. Delete temporary files.
Empty your recycle bin. Right click on Recycle Bin. Click Empty Recycle Bin>Yes.
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During gamplay halo will slow down after 2 to 5 minutes it will go back to normal


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In regards to your game slowing down most likely you are running into a resource/preformance issue on your computer.

First thing I would do is clear all your temp files. Your can do this by right clicking on my computer and then selecting properties.
Next click on Disk Cleanup. In Disk Cleanup make sure that all the check box are check except "Compress old file" (You can do this later if you want. Plus it can take as long as a defrag). Next click on OK, now all the temp files are getting removed.
Next go to the Tools tab and click on Defragment now and left click on Defragment button to defrag you computer. Note if you get an alert that you have less than 15% of free space on your drive this may point to the fact you do not have enough free space on the have drive for the virual memory to run properly. This too could be causing the game slow downs. If this is the case you will want to look at deleting unused games and programs from your system to free up some space.

After the defrag runs then you can go back and run "Compress old file" in disk cleanup. Note if you did uninstall any programs it will be a good idea to go back and rerun the defrag again to cleanup an fragmented files on the system.

Now at this point if you still have trouble you will want to look at your memory. If you have Windows XP you will need atleast 1gig of ram and if you have Vista or 7 you will need 2gigs of ram.

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