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Old 06-25-2004, 11:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Extremely! slow comp, 15 min to startup

I'm having trouble with my new machine. It takes about 15-20 minutes to start up, and is horribly sluggish when it finally gets going. CPU spikes, laggy video, you name it . . . it goes on all the time.

Now I do have Cydoor spyware on the comp and can't remove it. I've used Ad-Aware to no avail. The program deletes some files, but Cydoor starts at the next reboot.

Do you think it's all attributed to the Spyware or do you believe I may have a hardware problem?

Gigabyte 8IHXP motherboard
P4 Northwood 2.0Ghz
512MB Kingston RDRAM PC-800
GeForce 3 Ti 200
Artec DVD
40GB Western Digital HDD

Thanks in advance, I'm about to destroy this evil machine if I don't find something out.

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Old 06-25-2004, 11:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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reformat ur copmputer

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Old 06-26-2004, 12:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Your going to have to reboot. Just put in your os install disc and choose install. Then reformat your hard drive when it ask you to pick a section to isntall to.
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Old 06-26-2004, 09:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Completely clean reboot or can I install on a separate partition?

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Old 06-26-2004, 12:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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msconfig it and see what is up... If nothing, u have no choice... Reformat! And make sure that u install the following (if possible).:

Webroot Window Washer
Webroot Spy Sweeper
Registry Mechanic
Norton AntiVirus
Norton FireWall

No PC should be with out those apps, or somewhere among those lines.
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