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« on: October 01, 2003, 01:53:42 PM »

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Im having problems with my computer, its about a year old 2 GHZ Celeron Processor with 256 MB DDR RAM. But its really slow and churns away all the time, what could be causing this, ive tried reinstalling it a few times but the same thing happens
Hope someone can help
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2003, 04:06:32 PM »

Hi,

What have you re-installed? Windows?
Does this problem occur after a fresh install of Windows or after installing certain apps?

Has anybody played around in the BIOS setup and accidentaly changed some settings?
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2003, 06:23:50 PM »

i do a reinstallation of windows from the recovery disc as it came with a package (i dont have a physical copy of windows xp - it came preinstalled) nobody has messed with my BIOS as far as im aware, could i have accidently changed this, if so how do i alter it now.
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2003, 05:00:09 PM »

Hi,

First try run a CHKDSK at the command prompt (Command Prompt)

1. Type 'chkdsk c: /r' <ENTER> (no quotes)
2. Repeat for other drives
3. Reboot to run chkdsk during bootup
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2003, 07:35:26 AM »

thanks ive tried that and it says there were no errors found on the drive but its still really slow and churns all the time. Ive done a defrag and disc cleanup as well and it still doesnt improve.
Any other suggestions would be much appreciated
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2003, 07:05:56 PM »

Hi,

Maybe some of the BIOS cache setting are disabled. I would write down your existing BIOS settings and "Load Optimized Defaults" or a similar option.
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2004, 04:56:10 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2004, 08:59:50 AM »

Maybe a good defrag might help and also try running Ad-Aware.
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2004, 01:15:17 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2004, 09:47:23 PM »

hiya im hoping that by giving a little i might just get a little (help that is , i got a problem on here also)
anyway i notice that your not formating... are you familier with spyware?Huh? i know nobody informed me of this little baby when i bought my first pc , anyhow cutting a long story short ... spyware are undisirable programs that have been installed on your pc without your knowledge , usualy from downloading material of an adult nature ;-) ok to get rid of this isnt that hard , there are a number of good programs out there to get rid for you , the best being spybot , another is spysweeper , and it wouldnt harm you to get adaware either , i run all 3 , not that i ever visit any adult sites of course ,all are easily available from your friendly neighbourhood kazaa , failing that your gonna have to pay !!!!!!!! exceopt for spybot , i think if you type that in a search engine u should be able to get that bad boy for free , hope ive been of some help to you
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« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2004, 12:50:15 PM »

have a look to see what is running in the background...there may be amny processes runnin that may slow down your computer...(using ctrl+alt+del) and also look at what running near the clock on the right hand side of the desktop....

Also scan your computer for viruses...

Hope that this helps!
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2004, 11:26:46 PM »

what's slow, your cpu, your hard drives seek time or is it your boot process, or is the whole computer like turtle in mud?

anyways if it's your boot time, try going into the bios and disable search all boot devices, also change your boot sequence so that your hard drive boots first (remember if you reinstall your operating system you have to change this back so that your cdrom boots first), also if you've got a top quality heatsink and fan try overclocking the baby by going into the bios and change your multipliers (*please do this at your own risk*).

if it's your hard drives seek time maybe you need a better defraging tool, i recommed 'System Mechanic Professional 4'.

if it's the whole computer maybe it's time to get rid of the Pentium wannabe (Celeron) and get an Athlon or Pentium 4.
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2004, 08:14:17 PM »

Hi Jonmar I pulled this part of your message because This is the problem I am having...Very slow when changing from thread to thread, post to post any navigation seems to be bogged down. I did check the 'System Mechanic Professional 4" out but to many bucks for my wallet. Is there another suggestion not quite so expensive? lol Like maybe FREE. Thanks

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if it's your hard drives seek time maybe you need a better defraging tool, i recommed 'System Mechanic Professional 4'.

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