Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My HP Pavilion 9000 will freeze up and is incredible slow, sometimes taking over an hour to execute a command. I have run 2 virus softwares I have defraged I've deleted unused software, and I have also cleaned the registry. I am wondering if a quarantiened virus can be the cause since I have exhausted all other options...

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 107 Answers

Most of the time to much programs that are installed can cost that or software's that need to much memory or you can also be right that a virus can causing it...the best solution that you can do is to re-format your laptop and re-install all the drivers then choose carefully which software's and anti-virus you need and which one can work properly with your can also upgrade your memory

Posted on Mar 17, 2011


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

My hp pavilion 9000 dragon notebook takes nearly 4 minutes to bootup

You need to check what is starting up with windows. Everything that is set to start with windows will slow down the boot time. Msconfig via the run command will allow you to deselect non essential services to speed up boot times.

Nov 03, 2014 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Computer runs slow, becomes unresponsive or just freezes or crashes, unable to free up hard drive even with defrag. Unable to access the web sites as thought the keys are not sending the commands at times.

Sounds like you need some house cleaning. Try freeware programs, CCLEANER: clean the junk using the cleaner, then use the Registry cleaner to remove the junk from the registry, delete all. In the TOOLS section, select STARTUP, disable ALL unnecessary startup programs. Select Internet Explorer, disable ALL toolbars and unnecessary add-ons. Use MALWAREBYTES freeware to scan your laptop: In the install UNCHECK the Free Trial Pro, you want the freeware version. Run a Full scan, delete ALL results, reboot. Run a full scan with your up-to-date Anti Virus software. With the specs you have on the HP there is no reason for this, other than to many thing are running (services) and possibly malware, toolbars, virus, etc. Take a look at this:

Sep 24, 2013 | HP new HP Pavilion dv7-6187cl Notebook PC...

2 Answers

My hp pavilion is very slow than before

It is possible due to the affection of virus that you have gotten in some circumstance when you had executed the program and any else you done.
For that, you need to install antivirus software which is registered and updated.
After installation has been completed then scan your full drive by boot scan.
The best antivirus is avast.

Mar 11, 2011 | HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook

2 Answers

Pavilion laptop, zt1155. Computer is incredibly slow lately. Installed Norton 360 and virus removed. When I run Outlook it "non responding" 3 out of 4 times. Computer will not Hibernate and lately I...

could be norton slowing down your pc takes a lot of memory to run i use avg free and spybot search and destroy again a free program before you remove norton do a google search for a program called hijackthis you can check if there's any unrecognised programs running on your laptop and if there is upload the log file to forums to get help one other forum user another thing that might be slowing your computer down is having too many programs running at startup go to accessories run command prompt program and type msconfig.exe when it loads look under the startup tab and untick the boxes of programs you don't need at startup then click on apply tab reboot pc you'll get a box popping up just put a tick in the box where it says don't show this again.then reboot and see if laptop runs faster

Jul 15, 2010 | HP Pavilion zt1155 Notebook

1 Answer

Slow start home edition of xp

I take it you mean that it started up faster before now?

Some things that can slow it down:
1) run scandisk
2) run defrag
3) run the command msconfig from the Start>run command
Remove unnecessary programs from the startup tab. This doesn't uninstall the programs, just tells them not to start. You may have spyware and adware running.
4) run a good malware detection program and scan for viruses.
5) Install more memory. In the beginning, many companies put 512 MB RAM in the XP machines. You need at least 1 GB of RAM to run smoothly and 2GB for best performance.

Dec 20, 2009 | HP Pavilion a350n PC Desktop

2 Answers

Hp pavilion a830n freezes up totally,must power off to regain control? happens alot but mostly when executing other tasks

Try running a virus scan using AVG(cuz it's free) and use CCleaner (also free) found by googling avgfree and ccleaner. antivirus will kill any possible infection and ccleaner will clean out any **** slowing it down .

Nov 16, 2009 | HP Pavilion a830n (PP166AA#ABA) PC Desktop

1 Answer

My compaq is and has been running extremely slow and sometimes freezes. I had multiple music programs on it, I removed them all to see if it helped but its still happening, what do you think is the...

check your system RAM speed , if it is low, change it, or the other options can be virus on the system, or software confilct which is recently added..check out all these problems, defragment your hard disk, if it is lower in space...

Oct 24, 2009 | HP Pavilion a320n PC Desktop

1 Answer

Delete hex virus

If it truly is a virus I suggest you first look for and purchase CA(Computer Associates) Internet Security Suite 2008 and run the Anti-Virus to check for viruses.

Second I would then make absolutly sure that those files are indeed not being used [Try to delete one; does it let you?]

If it does I would then go into the command prompt by this method.
Start > Run > cmd.exe
then type this command[Note unless you are positively sure those files arent important and they are taking up alot of space I would not use this command. If the above is true execute this command:
del C:\Windows\Temp\*.tmp

Again please make sure these files are not important lest you mess up your pc with that command!

Dec 16, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

2 Answers

HP Pavilion Slow boot up

Well, that's absolutely abnormal. Generally the problem can be caused by many many reasons such as outdated hardware, overload startup programs, corrupt registry issues, too many junks, virus attack, poor security software taking too much system resources, remnants of uninstalled applications etc. The fact is, you should keep some system maintenance job regularly. If you don't want to do these manually, try the hp speed up tool to give a free & full scan of your slow HP PC to find & fix all possible issues. Regards!

Oct 18, 2007 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

49 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18424 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14162 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides