computer running slow.

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by PlagueWielder, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. Hey

    A couple days ago my computer started to go slow. Whenever I right-click on items it takes about 15 seconds for the menu to load (it used to take a second), and when I click on the icons in the taskbar it also takes about 15 seconds to load the menu. I ran Speed Disk and it didnt fix the problem.

    I think it came from either one of 2 things:

    1. I changed my logonui and then changed it back and then used Logon Sudio to change it again.

    2. I used viper's (a site for tweaking, dont have the link) services page and disabled a lot of services.

    If you want Ill post a picture of the services.msc.
    I dont have any viruses or spyware.

    Also, my Samurize script takes a lot of time to load and its really really small (one picture and cpu, ram, hd space.... not anything fancy).

    Anyone know how to speed up my comp to what it used to?

    Thanks
     
  2. toxicity

    toxicity Guest

    You might have alot of programs in the backround running. Try closing everything you dont need then try again to see if it is still slow.
     
  3. yoyo

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    The logonui either works or it does not. It will not slow anything down.
    Probably you disabled one service too much. Not sure however which one would be related to the context menus. Just post what you changed.
    Or restore the default services settings and only change one or two services at a time. See what happens.
     
  4. The only programs that I have running in the background are NAV 2003, Samurize and Yz Dock.

    As for the services, here are the pictures of the services.msc:

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    See if u can find anything thats related to my problems.

    Edit: I also uninstalled IIS, if that helps.

    Thanks again
     
  5. koko

    koko Got Root?

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    just a thought, but have you scanned for viruses lately?

    i know the nimbda virus can cause general system slowdowns.
     
  6. yeah i did.

    Anyone?
     
  7. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    well somtimes my computer acts like a butt and runs slow but then after I restart it starts going fast again. just try restarting when ever it goes slow and tell me what happens
     
  8. Sazar

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    see if you can list your system specs as well... perhaps its just your pc doesn;t have the juice to handle multi-tasking..

    run some program like ad-aware or spybot to see if there are any hidden background apps running... stuff like that..

    :)
     
  9. 2z

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    there's your problem

    see all the services that have started > a lot of them have been disabled

    reset em to their original configuration

    you did make a note of the original settings ?????

    you've tweaked windows into stupid mode

    IMHO blkviper is too clever for his own good

    for every service you disable thats a part of XP that no longer functions properly > resulting in lowered performance as XP struggles to maintain its integrity


    :cool:
     
  10. If I were to restart everytime it went slow I wouldnt be posting right now.

    There isnt anything in the background except that programs I said above.

    Here are my specs:

    Win XP SP1
    AMD T-Bird 1 GHz
    384 MB DDR PC-2100
    GF2 MX 400
    SB 128 PCI

    I dont think its the specs cause last week it worked at top notch and everything was fast but now its slow.

    Thanks
     
  11. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    eh ?

    I disabled a whole bunch of those services on my rig too...

    admittedly disabling particular ones can cause funky things to happen :D but the general thing is that you are likely to garner a performance GAIN instead of a loss when diable some useless services...

    however I am with you in that resetting them to original may solve some issues... :)
     
  12. Do u know which ones in particular cause I dont want to go and reset them all since most of them are stuff that I really dont need?

    Thanks
     
  13. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    have a look through your services > see if any are running & have been disabled

    when a service has been disabled and XP forces it to start its gonna cause problems

    honest > been there done that > its not a good idea

    :cool:
     
  14. TwoZigzagColt45, I see what u are talking about. Thats a picture I took right after I finished tweaking the services and thats why the disabled ones are running. I just checked now and everything that is running is either set to Manual or Automatic.
     
  15. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    edit

    try enabling the services that were running previously

    :huh:
     
  16. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    dunno which servce it is > same has happened to me

    ended up doing a repair install to get XP running normally
     
  17. FoSsiL

    FoSsiL Guest

  18. here are the new captures I just took now. See, all the disabled ones are not running.

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  19. 2z

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    thats another one that goes way too far

    theres a load of services they recommend disabling > that are quite useful.

    IMHO todays hardware can eat up these services without any discernible affect on the running of any other programs

    the savings you think you've made end up being a net loss

    :huh:
     
  20. can u please compare my screenshots to yr services and tell me which ones u think that I need to enable?

    thanks again