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How can i improve peformance?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Fariqzal, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. Fariqzal

    Fariqzal Thread Starter

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    My laptop has been running slower and slower. I've cleared all unnecessary files using disc cleanup,defragment my C: drive and defrag regestry using auslogics,but the peformance still isn't anywhere near "Good". Is there anything else i can do? Upgrading system or installing programs to increase speed and acceleration? Any sort of help is greatly appreciated.

    P/S: i've attached my system's info & spec.
     

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  2. bboy_cero

    bboy_cero Banned

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    Specs are good, but do you have any preformance problems, like slow loading programs or othe things like that, also try this, press ctr + alt + delete and a window like this should open: [​IMG][​IMG]
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    click on the upper tab preformance and write the CPU level and MEMORY USAGE here (precentage of CPU History).
     
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    The processor speed and amount of RAM is okay for Windows XP, so that's not a real issue in the performance slow-down.

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    The most common reasons for a performance slow-down are:

    Too many programs running in the background.

    Too many visual effects being used.

    A large buildup of temp and junk files.

    Infestation by spyware, malware, etc..

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    If you can post a HijackThis log here, it would tell us a lot.

    You can download and install it from here.

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  4. Rich-M

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    Why not go:
    "Run,msconfig,startup,ok" and tell us what is checked and we can tell you what to uncheck.
     
  5. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Rich:

    A HJT log will tell us exactly that, as well as show "other things" that may be candidates for removal.
     
  6. Rich-M

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    I know that but I have been blasted too many times for looking at those logs and answering so I won't do it anymore.
     
  7. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    As long as the recommendations are in regard to performance, and NOT with the removal of Malware/Viruses/etc, there is no reason not to use HJT.

    But, it is important that the responder be fully aware of what malware looks like. If there is any doubt, then the Gold Shields need to be involved.

    Regardless, even if the OP posts the contents of MsConfig, AND there is malware showing, we should not get involved in these types of posts either.

    I just find that the HJT log is much easier for the poster to submit, and easier to understand than something hand gleaned from MsConfig,
     
  8. flavallee

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    I concur with that. I'm not a gold shield expert, so I restrict my advice to performance-related problems and outdated programs that the log shows.

    If it's an obvious "nasties" problem, I request a Moderator to jump in to assist, or I request that the thread be moved to the malware - hijackthis section.

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  9. Rich-M

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    I agree with both you guys, but I keep my face away from those logs all together. I was asked one time by an Admin to "butt out" of as thread they were helping in looking at a log and it was not a malware issue at all being discussed so I do not want to make any waves or step on any toes. It is perfectly acceptable and in fact easier to use msconfig anyway. Then I can stay away from the temptation to comment on anything else I see in those logs. Someone posts a log and I leave the thread, pure and simple there are enough of the rest of you to "muddle through"!
     
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