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Windows XP Dead Slow - What is GpcContainer Class?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by deebeee, Jan 24, 2013.

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  1. deebeee

    deebeee Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I'm brand new here. Sorry, couldn't get ISG to download.
    My Windows XP is down to a dead crawl. Help!

    When I go to maintenance, activate "free up space on hard drive" option, 2 programs/files come up with about 5MG content: "GpcContainer Class" and "Shockwave Flash.."

    :confused: Can these be slowing things up? Can they be deleted?
    Does anyone know a good app for getting rid of junk slowing things down?

    Thanks :)
    deebeee
     
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties.

    When the system properties window appears, make sure it's on the "General" tab.

    You will see System: and Computer: sections with information below each one.

    Advise us what's listed in those 2 sections - exactly as you see it there.

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    What's the brand name and model name and model number of that computer?

    Is it a laptop/notebook or a desktop?

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  3. deebeee

    deebeee Thread Starter

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    Dell Dimension DE051 Desktop
    System: Microsoft Windows XP, Home Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 3,

    Dell Dimension DE051, Intel (R), Celeron (R) CPU 2.53GHz, 2.53 GHz, 266 MB of RAM
     
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    I believe you have a Dell Dimension 1100/B110 desktop.

    Advise us what the 7-character "service tag" number on the sticker is so we can confirm the model you have.

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    The obvious reason why it's running like a turtle is because it has only 256 MB of RAM.

    It has 2 slots and supports up to 2048 MB(2 GB) of RAM, so you need to add more.

    You need to add at least a 512 MB module in both slots so you can increase the amount to 1024 MB (1 GB).

    The Crucial site sells a matching pair of 512 MB DDR PC3200 modules for $31.99 plus shipping, but you can buy them elsewhere.

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  5. deebeee

    deebeee Thread Starter

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    Yes, I have a Dell Dimension 1100 desktop. Thank you for the feedback. Figured I was very low in RAM. A friend is giving me her laptop (MS 7) when I have time to have her over. Hoped there was an intermediate thing to do til then. I'll wait to buy anything to rev up RAM on this -- money is at an all time low.
     
  6. deebeee

    deebeee Thread Starter

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    QUESTION: Is there anything I can do while waiting for my friend's computer to make a small dent in the dead slowness of my computer. I was wondering if deleting Gpc Container Class, etc., is OK? I know there is "restore" but have to make sure I have saved things before I do that, rather not.

    Thanks
    deebeee
     
  7. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Go here and click the green "Download latest version" link to download and save HiJackThis 2.0.4

    After it's been downloaded and saved, close all open windows first, then double-click it to install it.

    Allow it to install in its default location - C:\Program Files.

    After it's been installed, start it and allow its main window to load.

    Uncheck "Do not show this window when I start HiJackThis".

    Click "Do a system scan and save a log file".

    When the scan is finished in 30 - 60 seconds, a log file will appear.

    Save that log file.

    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE log file here.

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    Start HiJackThis, but don't run a scan.

    Click on the "Open The Misc Tools Section" button.

    Click on the "Open Uninstall Manager" button.

    Click on the "Save List" button.

    Save the "uninstall_list.txt" file somewhere.

    It'll then open in Notepad.

    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE file here.

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  8. deebeee

    deebeee Thread Starter

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    I'll try that, no idea what this computer will do, but worth a shot.
    ;)
    So it's two parts -- finish first and post the log
    Then do second part and post the file.
     
  9. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Yes, save and submit each log separately.

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