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Comp is running like a one legged man!!!

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Ramgon1280, Apr 6, 2004.

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  1. Ramgon1280

    Ramgon1280 Thread Starter

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    My girlfriends comp (Compaq running Windows ME) is barely running and on life support. Not too long ago she ran a system restore to try and fix some big problem and ever since then it takes FOREVER to open anything up! A message box appears every now and then that says that the system resources are dangerously low but I dont know how to get into any of the files that are using so much space since it runs so slow. I tried to run scandisk after closing all programs and just as it got to the end, it started over. She cant connect to the internet (cable modem) so I cant download ad aware and run it. And for some reason, there is a new drive named D:\SYSTEM_SAV that seems to have some files relating to the comp system. Im not sure what I can post here to give you a look at her comp like a log or something but Im at a loss of what to do next. What say you geniuses?
     
  2. putasolution

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    D:\SYSTEM_SAV is meant to be a hidden partition that contains the restoration files for the compaq

    Download the following programmes:

    1.Hijack this
    2.Spybot &
    3.Adaware

    Update programs 2 & 3, then run the programmes, have them fix anything they find.

    When you have run and fixed everything with Spybot Search and Destroy and AdAware, please reboot before scanning, as not everything can be removed when Windows is running

    When you have done all that, launch Hijack This, then press Scan, and press Save Log

    This will generate a text file that will list all running processes, all applications that are loaded automatically when you start Windows, and more.

    open that file
    Go to Edit | Select all
    Now click Edit | copy to copy it

    Do not change anything just yet
    Come back to the forum, Right Click and paste its contents here

    Someone will come along and have a look at it, and advise you what still needs to be removed
     
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