Computer running VERY slow

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xdeadsyx

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I hope this is the right place to ask this..

For some time now my computer has been running incredibly slow. I was wondering if anyone could help me find out what is making it run this way.

I have an emachines running XP. 2.20 GHz Intel Celeron 40 gig 56k
I use Road Runner for my internet connection

Any other info needed please let me know and thanks!
 
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Do you by any chance use a "cutsie" program called HOTBAR? I had Hotbar lay down 3,000 files on one of my computers and it made it run like MOLASSES. I removed all the spyware from that program and uninstalled it and the machine perked up like new. I also find that running a good spyware remover program does wonders... I use one all the time.
 

xdeadsyx

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Nope..i do use AdAware and Spybot both and neither seem to help much. Just not sure if there is something on my computer that is making it run slow or what. I did a Malware scan yesterday and it found nothing.
I was just wondering if anyone had suggestions on programs i could run to check for things wrong or anything else i could do.
 

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Have you checked that all the fans are running and that the insides are dust free........

Defragged lately??

Post a HijackThis log and see if anything shows up.

Download HijackThis to your desktop
  • Double click on HijackThis on your Desktop
  • Then click on Unzip
  • It will install to Program files by default
  • Then Click Start>>>Run type C:\Program Files click OK
  • Look for a folder called HijackThis
  • Double click on it
  • On the right you will see a Icon of Dynamite with plunger
  • Double click on the Icon
  • Click on Icon and choose "scan system and save a logfile" usually in notepad
  • Copy and Paste the logfile in your next post
  • Using Ctrl+A to copy All and Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste.
 
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