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Running Painfully Slow?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by scallywag, Jan 7, 2004.

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  1. scallywag

    scallywag Thread Starter

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    Hi There,
    I Have A Computer Running Windows XP, 1.4 Athlon Processor, 512ddr, Which Has Recently Started Running Really Slow, Actually It Took One And A Half Hours To Come On Yesterday And Thirty Five Minutes This Morning.

    I Decided That It May Be A Virus So Scanned But Found Nothing, I Also Ran Adaware And Spybot, I Defragged, And Ran Scandisc, Msconfig, And Uninstalled Any Excess Programs, I Also Shut Down A Few Services (Error Reporting, Messenger Etc) But Still It Persisted.

    This Morning I Decided To Reformat The HD And Reinstall XP, But Still It Runs Slow..Start Up Takes About 20 Mins And Opening Programs About Three Minutes.

    Does Anyone Have Any Ideas?....Could It Be The MB Or Some Other Hardware Problem?

    The Only Two Cards Installed Are The Graphics Card, And A Modem.

    Thanks.
     
  2. snappy_31

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    k since you have wiped it clean and reinstalled your OS. try taking a trip through device manager for any conflicts.
    Try to set your antivirus software to do just a scan of root not anything else at start up
    It almost sounds like there is a task that is running at startup and when it is done it cruises through the rest of the processes.
    If you can download and run hijack this the guys will be able to clean up your startup
    Peter
     
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  4. MrBillPro

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    If you formatted and there are no conflicts I would have to be looking at hardware issues Memory, processor, Graphics Card, or possibly drive going out. I know this is not what anyone wants to hear but these things do happen even on fairly new PC's been there done that.
     
  5. scallywag

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    I Have Done A Log File Of Hijack This And Also A Start Up Log, Maybe These Will Help?



    Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.2
    Scan saved at 16:43:17, on 07/01/2004
    Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    A:\Hijack This\Then Click Me!.exe

    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)





    StartupList report, 07/01/2004, 16:43:57
    StartupList version: 1.52
    Started from : A:\Hijack This\Then Click Me!.EXE
    Detected: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)
    * Using default options
    ==================================================

    Running processes:

    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    A:\Hijack This\Then Click Me!.exe

    --------------------------------------------------

    Checking Windows NT UserInit:

    [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    UserInit = C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    CTFMON.EXE = C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe

    --------------------------------------------------

    Shell & screensaver key from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI:

    Shell=*INI section not found*
    SCRNSAVE.EXE=*INI section not found*
    drivers=*INI section not found*

    Shell & screensaver key from Registry:

    Shell=Explorer.exe
    SCRNSAVE.EXE=C:\WINDOWS\System32\ssflwbox.scr
    drivers=*Registry value not found*

    Policies Shell key:

    HKCU\..\Policies: Shell=*Registry key not found*
    HKLM\..\Policies: Shell=*Registry value not found*

    --------------------------------------------------


    Enumerating ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad items:

    PostBootReminder: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll
    CDBurn: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll
    WebCheck: C:\WINDOWS\System32\webcheck.dll
    SysTray: C:\WINDOWS\System32\stobject.dll

    --------------------------------------------------
    End of report, 2,451 bytes
    Report generated in 1.011 seconds

    Command line options:
    /verbose - to add additional info on each section
    /complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
    /full - to include several rarely-important sections
    /force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
    /forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
    /forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
    /history - to list version history only
     
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