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Solved: Slow computer/hard drive working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by arlburn, Jan 8, 2009.

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  1. arlburn

    arlburn Thread Starter

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    I have Windows XP & Dell Dmension 8300 computer. My system has gotten very slow, and I can hear the computer working all the time, even when I'm not. It sounds like it's doing an antivirus scan all the time. When I check the task manager it shows no applications are open.
     
  2. karbo

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    Perhaps you should post a screenshot of your running processes.

    Hit ctrl + alt + del to open the task manager.

    Open the processes tab and press ALT + Printscreen and paste it to MS Paint. Save as JPEG and post the screenshot back here.

    What are your computer specifications? RAM, CPU...
     
  3. arlburn

    arlburn Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your reply. I'm terribly embarrased & need to change my computer experience from intermediate to beginner. My virus scanner was in fact running. I thought any application working would show up on the task manager. I've reset scan time from 12:00pm to 12:00am!!!!!
    Thank you again. Arlburn
     
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    No problem.
     
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