help most common problems why my machine is running slow? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-09-2006, 07:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 13
Question help most common problems why my machine is running slow?

can someone please help to eliminate from the top down. i have got this machine from a friend who knows just about where the on and off swithch is on her computer. (as much use as boobs on a fish i guess) her computer is running really really I mean really slow. i have done housekeeping and the hardrive is 3/4 empty. there is also an up to date spyware doctor present. her kids use the internet, again housekeeping i have done. the computer is still sooooo slow. any ideas where what i could start off with?
thanks for your replies.
__________________

pettifors is offline  
Old 06-09-2006, 07:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,499
Default

Warez monster will know he has a huge list of all this software to download (he'll be on soon no doubt), i cant remember it though. Have you got any firewalls other than the windows one? Have you got any Antivirus software? You should have these things as well as antispyware.
__________________

Mentali$T is offline  
Old 06-09-2006, 07:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 13
Default thanks

yes i installed free firewall, 2. i know about warrez monster, he seems a fountain of knowledge. i just wondered if there is something i should definetely do or be looking for? i am trying hard to learn about techie things.
pettifors is offline  
Old 06-09-2006, 07:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Osiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 36,817
Send a message via ICQ to Osiris Send a message via AIM to Osiris Send a message via MSN to Osiris Send a message via Yahoo to Osiris
Default

Follow these instructions carefully

Download ALL 8 programs and update if needed.

Ad Aware SE Personal Free

Spybot Search and Destroy Free

Windows Defender 2 Beta

HijackThis Free

Ewido

CCleaner

Cleanup!

Follow these steps

Delete the prefetch folder C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch, this folder will come back on next reboot.

Delete all cookies and temporary internet files in the control panel.

Go to Start, run, type msconfig, go to startup, disable everything except your antivirus, Firewall, click apply, dont reboot yet.

Download Msconfig Cleanup below

Msconfig Cleanup Free

Run Msconfig Cleanup after you unchecked the items you were told to uncheck and recheck, click "Select All", then click "Clean up Selected", then click "Quit". Make sure your antivirus and firewall are not checked.

Now run each spyware program 1 by 1. Running all 3 at the same time will slow most systems down.

When each program has finished scanning, remove everything.

Now go to the recycle bin and delete everything that is in it.

When finished with the scans, reboot, and go into Safe Mode and run these scans again, remove everything they find, and then reboot back into Windows in normal mode. You dont need to run Hijackthis! yet.

Then run HiJackthis!

Save the log, copy and paste the log on www.techist.com
Do not attach the log, copy and paste always. This will make things go much faster.
Osiris is offline  
Old 06-09-2006, 08:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,499
Default

Told you
Warez you got that as a file on ur pc or sumthing?
Mentali$T is offline  
Old 06-09-2006, 08:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Osiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 36,817
Send a message via ICQ to Osiris Send a message via AIM to Osiris Send a message via MSN to Osiris Send a message via Yahoo to Osiris
Talking

.txt file
Osiris is offline  
Old 06-09-2006, 08:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 13
Thumbs up many thanks

warrez monster, thanks very much will do
pettifors is offline  
Old 06-09-2006, 08:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,499
Default

Thought so
__________________

Mentali$T is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.