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System running very slow

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by blackpool3, Sep 2, 2004.

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  1. blackpool3

    blackpool3 Thread Starter

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    I'm running Windows XP on a Sony Vaio. Two days ago a few messages popped up on my screen. One had a header of "Pccntupd.exe" and the message in the box said "Windows/System32/winsta.dll not a valid windows image." The other message said Realplayer.exe was also not a cvalid Windows image. I rebooted my system and everything seemed fine. Last night those messgages came up again and I tried to reboot but now my system has slowed to a crawl. programs are taking a few minutes to come up and when I attempt to close them I get a System Not Responding box and when I click on End Now it still takes a few minutes for the program to shut down.

    I ran a virus scan using PC-cillin and it came back with no viruses. The last time I checked for adware was about a week and a half ago using Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D.
     
  2. Dust Sailor

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    http://tomcoyote.com/hjt/ Hi Blackpool 3 Just follow that link and follow instructions to get Hi Jack This . Do a scan as directed on that page and place it on th eSECURITY forum . Someone will see it there analyze it and assist you in removing any problems . Good Luck
     
  3. blackpool3

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    I downloaded HiJackThis but it won't run for me. Whenever I try to open it I get a runtime error about "Progra~1\common~1\tsa\ts.exe" and an abnormal termination. There is a TSA program on my control panel and I've tried removing it but when I do the computer freezes up and nothing happens. I checked Task Manager and there are some processes called TS.exe there and my CPU usage is 100%. I've tried to end the TS.exe processes but they keep coming back. I tried to run a scan on ad-aware and it finds some items but when I choose to delete them it comes up with the "Quarantining items" bar but again nothing happens.
     
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