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Computer Slow as Molasses

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by frangeb, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. frangeb

    frangeb Thread Starter

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    I am running win 98 in a very ordinary, nonfancy computer. It runs at 1.1 gig, has 256 megs of ram and a 20 gig hard drive. But it is so slow! It takes forever "Resolving Netscape", "Transferring Data", "Connecting to... "

    There are probably more than a few reasons for such behavior, but what are the most likely, and what can be done about it?

    Thanks for your thoughts.
     
  2. golferbob

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    why don't you post a hijack log.
     
  3. bonk

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    Cleanout the PC of dust


    Makesure all fans are working (including the powersupply fan)


    Defrag


    Try emptying your Temp folders.


    Use this free utility

    ATF Cleaner by Atribune.

    Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
    Under Main choose: Select All
    Click the Empty Selected button.

    If you use Firefox browser
    Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
    Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

    If you use Opera browser
    Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
    Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.


    Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
     
  4. frangeb

    frangeb Thread Starter

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    ....And how do i generate a hijack log??
     
  5. brindle

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    Fron DVK01 on the security forum

    Getting Hijackthis and installing it correctly

    Click here to download HJTsetup.exe

    * Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
    * Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
    * By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
    * Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
    * Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
    * Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
    * At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
    * Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
    * Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
    * Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
    * Paste the log in your next reply.
    * If you haven't already posted then start a new thread in the security forum
    * DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
     
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