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Solved: Super Slow Running Windows 7 Desktop

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by sansonj, Jun 7, 2012.

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  1. sansonj

    sansonj Thread Starter

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    I cannot figure out why my computer is running super slow. Any tips on how to figure this out?
     
  2. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

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    What's the make and model of the problem PC?

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    Click Start.

    In the search bar, type MSCONFIG and hit Enter. Click the "Startup" tab.

    Write down only the names in the "Startup Item" column that have a checkmark next to them.

    If the "Startup Item" column isn't wide enough to see the entire name of any of them, widen the column.

    Submit those names here in a vertical list.

    Make sure to spell them EXACTLY as you see them there.
     
  3. Betrayal

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    If you want a specific program to run faster, open up Task Manager, right click the program and set the priority to 'High' or 'Above Normal'.

    If you want the PC to be fast in general, there are many things that you can try! Such as opening it up, getting the proper cleaning material, and wiping it free of dust, on the insides.
     
  4. sansonj

    sansonj Thread Starter

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    Google Chrome
    Brother Status Monitor Application
    AVG Internet Security
    Control Center
    VProtect Application
    DropBox
    Bloggie Software
     
  5. sansonj

    sansonj Thread Starter

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    The inside cleaning impacts the speed? I did not know that. What should I buy? I know when I bring my laptop in they hose it out.
     
  6. sansonj

    sansonj Thread Starter

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    HP
    P6203w
     
  7. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

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    Click Start.

    In the search bar, type MSCONFIG and hit Enter. Click the "Startup" tab.

    Remove checkmarks from the following entries:

    Google Chrome
    Brother Status Monitor Application
    Control Center
    DropBox
    Bloggie Software

    Click "OK."

    Reboot the machine.

    Once in Windows, you will receive a prompt alerting you of the changes we made.

    Place a checkmark in the box and click "OK."

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    Cleaning the inside of the PC could improve the speed, but I don't think it's likely in this case.

    Let me know how things are running after you perform the changes in MSCONFIG.
     
  8. sansonj

    sansonj Thread Starter

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    Now what else can I do? It still is not as fast as it should be. I still have a little lag time between clicks and actions or results. It is however, improving, so thank you.
     
  9. TheShooter93

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    Download and run Crucial's System Scanner.

    Take a screenshot of the results and attach it in your next post.

    If you can't get a screenshot, post the following information:
    • The type of RAM installed.
    • How much RAM is installed.
    • Total amount of RAM slots.
    • Number of RAM slots occupied.

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    Click Start - Run, then type in

    %temp%

    and then click OK.

    Click Start - Run, then type in

    c:\windows\temp

    and then click OK.

    Once those 2 temp folders appear and you can view their contents, select and delete EVERYTHING that's inside them.

    If a few files resist being deleted, that's normal behavior. Leave them alone and delete EVERYTHING else.

    If a massive number of files are being deleted, the computer may appear to "hang". Be patient and wait for the deletion process to finish.

    After it's done, restart the computer.
     
  10. sansonj

    sansonj Thread Starter

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    The computer is still slow.

    Memory:
    DDR2 PC2-6400
    Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non-ECC)
    Maximum Memory: 4GB
    Currently Installed Memory: 4GB
    Total Memory Slots: 2
    Available Memory Slots: 0
    2GB
    DDR PC2-6400
    2GB
    DDR PC2-6400
     
  11. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

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    Given your hardware and the startup cleaning we did, it shouldn't be running slow.

    Your computer should probably be checked for malware.

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    You need to start a thread in the Virus & Other Malware Removal section of this site.

    Before you post though, you need to read THIS guide.
     
  12. sansonj

    sansonj Thread Starter

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    Thank you, so I am graduating to malware :)
     
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