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Old 01-21-2006, 02:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am running windows XP Home Edition SP2 and, It seemed to be running fine about 4 days ago. Lately (past 2 days or so) I have been having loading problems with it. When I connect to the internet it takes about 10 mins just to load Mozilla Firefox. Also, Windows Media Player skips while playing audio files. I have done anti-virus scans with PC Tools AV, Ewido anti-malware, Spybot Search & Destroy, Ad-Aware SE and, Spyware Doctor. I have done other system clean ups with CleanUp!, and some WinASO programs. Could those programs have messed my computer up? If needed I can supply HJT log. Thanks in advance. Jeremy
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Old 01-21-2006, 02:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Open up the task manager and see if any programs are using a crap load of CPU processes while you're not doing anything.

Have you installed anything lately?
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Well, when I open Task Manager, things seem to straighten up but, I close the Task Manager and I can have about 30 mins of good performance, then BOOM! my comp slows down/freezes for a bit. The only things I have installed lately, was ZoneAlarm Personal Firewall, ScrewLab and, HJT.
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Oh, and btw, when I stay connected to the internet for about 30mins to an hour, I can't access any websites.
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try uninstalling SP2 and see if thats the problem. If that doesent solve it, i suggest a reformat. Also, try anti-virus scan / spyware scan IN SAFEMODE.
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Never uninstall SP2, more problems will more than likely occur. check msconfig>startup tab to see if you have a lot of programs running, if you do, disable al but yout AV
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Well, when i had xp home and i installed Sp2 my pc ran like crud and games where just terrible, so i uninstalled it and everything ran smooth. Sp2 in some systems doesent work to well. "Microsoft for ya".
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Old 01-22-2006, 01:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
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most of the time, they run into more problems when they uninstall sp2, but not 100% of the time. Its better to slipstream it.
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