Windows XP Issue - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-11-2005, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7
Default Windows XP Issue


Very Very Frustrating... My programs, almost all of them, are loading/opening very very slowly (about 30-60 secs, or more, to open). It is happening with firefox, games, outlook, word, shortcuts to folders that are on my desktop, sometimes even "my computer"...)

This has not been a gradual problem, all the sudden a couple weeks ago, this started happening... I cannot think of any significant hardware/software changes that might have triggered it.

Once the propgrams are open, they run as normal, no speed decreases while open. Just slow to open. All my programs/games (battlefield 2, AoE 3 etc...) all run fine once open.


Windows XP
Pentium 4 CPU 3.0 ghz
1 gig Ram
80 and a 120 hard drives PATA at 7200rpm
Norton internet security (i know its a system hog but i have disabled all unnessesary services)

Measures i have taken:

Virus Scan - Nothing
Spybot/Adaware - Nothing Major
Norton Windoctor - Nothing
Diskcheck - Nothing
Defrag - Is done once every two weeks
TaskManager Rehaul - All unnessesary background programs terminated
All unnessesary Windows services disabled
Disabled all unessesary start-up programs
Windows "performance options" - all set to best performance

In the Task manager, it shows 0-1% CPU usage idle, and it does not increase when attempting to open a program, untill the program opens (30-60 seconds later), then it increases as it should when opening the program normally.

No background processes are running taking up a bunch of resources.

Umm... what else have i done... hehe... cant remember

Whenever i have problems, i have always been able to solve them, this one is just plain weird.

Any help/comments are appreciated


mack316u is offline  
Old 12-11-2005, 11:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
sPlAtOiD's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,748

I once repaired a computer about a month ago had the same problem not exactly but close and there was a whole lot of spyware and i got everything cleaned up but the computer was still draging bad,.Almost couldnt use it.So I did a system restore to an earler time ans it fixed the problem.

sPlAtOiD is offline  
Old 12-12-2005, 07:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7

No go with the system restore...

**** this is anoying... anymore suggestions?
mack316u is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 09:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7

Bump for justice
mack316u is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 10:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,172
Send a message via AIM to Win2kpatcher

I had this happen on three machines..One of them was an overheating CPU and the other was an overheating video card and the other bad RAM.. Could you possibly give us some tempature readouts from both pieces of hardware?run some memory tests as well to be sure all is well with it.
Win2kpatcher is offline  
Old 12-15-2005, 07:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7

Memtest and performance test both show alls well with memory/vid card/cpu...

How does a guy check tempuratures... is there a program??

mack316u is offline  
Old 12-16-2005, 11:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7

I downloaded "speedfan" and it shows three Temps...

16, 30 and 64C

is 64 too high a temp for at P4 3.0 w/HT ??

I have an Asus P4R800-VM mobo
mack316u is offline  
Old 12-16-2005, 11:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
S e c u r e d
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Somewhere Sunny
Posts: 3,760

no thats a fine temp...
Do you have your OS disk ?
Run a repair on the OS.

If you have never done a repair before use this :
brady is offline  
Old 12-16-2005, 11:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
Do not Stare at my Avatar
Ste's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,571
Send a message via MSN to Ste

Post a hijackthis log in the appropriate section and wait for Microbell to assit you.

If after Microbell helps you and it still happens. Consider a reformat and reinstall after backing up all important files.
Ste is offline  
Old 12-16-2005, 11:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7

I know there are no funny things in my hijack this...

Well, i was trying to avoid it but guess not... Time for a winxp reinstall... Oh well, its been about a year anyway... format time

Thanks for the attempts guys.

mack316u 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

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.