XP has slowed to a grind

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by brocher, May 31, 2003.

  1. brocher

    brocher Moderator

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    Last night my pc ground to a halt. Don't why coz everything looks fine but now i can't even burn a dvd coz the thing is too slow even to do that, even burning it is using 100% processor and thats just it i can't open anything else at ALL. any ideas on this on as i working away on Monday and the wife needs the pc.
     
  2. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Could be one of the security patches that you've installed ..
     
  3. Sazar

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

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    defragging and everything else turning up normal fragmentation ? no viruses or anything?

    might be security patches as well...

    perhaps list your processes so we can have a look see... :)
     
  4. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    Try these:

    Todo List
    1. Virusscan (with the latest updates)
    2. See whats loading at startup, and see if they really need to be run. These websites can help you out: Blackviper and Startup - full list
    3. See whats in your system tray, and see if you really need it.
    4. Look at the tasklist and the websites above might be able to help you determine if you need to remove anything.
    5. Scandisk
    6. Defrag (Use 3rd party application, such as Diskeeper, excellent software)
    7. Run Adaware

    Thats all I can think of right now. Let us know how it works out.

    -lieb39
     
  5. did he install that 811439 security patch that Buggered all our comps up a while back?
     
  6. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    The revised version doesn't seem to cause any problems.
     
  7. Eck

    Eck .user

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    Oh they revised it? I guess I'll install it then...
     
  8. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Yes, the new one appears as a Critical Update on Windows Update.
     
  9. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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  10. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Do not forget that there is a possibility of the processor being faulty as well. I have had 2 similar cases in which one was a Pentium 3 while the latest was a Pentium 4 processor. Both newly bought but defective ones. Made the hell out of frustration on me !! Bloody Intel .. hehehehe : )