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24-Jan-2013, 06:09 PM #1
Windows XP Dead Slow - What is GpcContainer Class?
Hi,

I'm brand new here. Sorry, couldn't get ISG to download.
My Windows XP is down to a dead crawl. Help!

When I go to maintenance, activate "free up space on hard drive" option, 2 programs/files come up with about 5MG content: "GpcContainer Class" and "Shockwave Flash.."

Can these be slowing things up? Can they be deleted?
Does anyone know a good app for getting rid of junk slowing things down?

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24-Jan-2013, 06:16 PM #2
Right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties.

When the system properties window appears, make sure it's on the "General" tab.

You will see System: and Computer: sections with information below each one.

Advise us what's listed in those 2 sections - exactly as you see it there.

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What's the brand name and model name and model number of that computer?

Is it a laptop/notebook or a desktop?

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27-Jan-2013, 05:07 PM #3
Dell Dimension DE051 Desktop
System: Microsoft Windows XP, Home Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 3,

Dell Dimension DE051, Intel (R), Celeron (R) CPU 2.53GHz, 2.53 GHz, 266 MB of RAM
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27-Jan-2013, 05:52 PM #4
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Dell Dimension DE051 Desktop
System: Microsoft Windows XP, Home Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 3,

Dell Dimension DE051, Intel (R), Celeron (R) CPU 2.53GHz, 2.53 GHz, 266 MB of RAM
I believe you have a Dell Dimension 1100/B110 desktop.

Advise us what the 7-character "service tag" number on the sticker is so we can confirm the model you have.

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The obvious reason why it's running like a turtle is because it has only 256 MB of RAM.

It has 2 slots and supports up to 2048 MB(2 GB) of RAM, so you need to add more.

You need to add at least a 512 MB module in both slots so you can increase the amount to 1024 MB (1 GB).

The Crucial site sells a matching pair of 512 MB DDR PC3200 modules for $31.99 plus shipping, but you can buy them elsewhere.

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31-Jan-2013, 05:36 PM #5
Yes, I have a Dell Dimension 1100 desktop. Thank you for the feedback. Figured I was very low in RAM. A friend is giving me her laptop (MS 7) when I have time to have her over. Hoped there was an intermediate thing to do til then. I'll wait to buy anything to rev up RAM on this -- money is at an all time low.
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31-Jan-2013, 05:49 PM #6
QUESTION: Is there anything I can do while waiting for my friend's computer to make a small dent in the dead slowness of my computer. I was wondering if deleting Gpc Container Class, etc., is OK? I know there is "restore" but have to make sure I have saved things before I do that, rather not.

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31-Jan-2013, 10:07 PM #7
Go here and click the green "Download latest version" link to download and save HiJackThis 2.0.4

After it's been downloaded and saved, close all open windows first, then double-click it to install it.

Allow it to install in its default location - C:\Program Files.

After it's been installed, start it and allow its main window to load.

Uncheck "Do not show this window when I start HiJackThis".

Click "Do a system scan and save a log file".

When the scan is finished in 30 - 60 seconds, a log file will appear.

Save that log file.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE log file here.

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Start HiJackThis, but don't run a scan.

Click on the "Open The Misc Tools Section" button.

Click on the "Open Uninstall Manager" button.

Click on the "Save List" button.

Save the "uninstall_list.txt" file somewhere.

It'll then open in Notepad.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE file here.

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01-Feb-2013, 02:36 AM #8
Thanks
I'll try that, no idea what this computer will do, but worth a shot.

So it's two parts -- finish first and post the log
Then do second part and post the file.
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01-Feb-2013, 09:38 AM #9
Yes, save and submit each log separately.

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