Computer dramatically slow with Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Jean DENOEL, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. Jean DENOEL

    Jean DENOEL Guest

    Hi,
    I installed Vista on my PC (ACER Aspire T120E-S965 with AMD Sempron(tm)
    3000+ 2.00 Ghz and 1.00 Go RAM).
    After trying more than 10 times, it seems to be finally stable but it is
    DRAMATICALLY SLOW!!!
    I'm glad I chose to install it on a second partition, using dual-boot
    because I couldn't use it for my general work in such conditions.
    With XP, it works just fine (so I don't believe my computer is responsible).
    I also installed Vista on my notebook which doesn't seem to suffer the same
    problem.
    The major difference between these two installations is that I activated
    Windows Vista on the slow machine and not yet on the notebook.
    Any explanation?
    Thank you
     
    Jean DENOEL, Jun 20, 2007
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  2. Jean DENOEL

    Mac Guest

    Is it doing a lot of disk activity or struggling for memory?
     
    Mac, Jun 20, 2007
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  3. Jean DENOEL

    Jean DENOEL Guest

    Hi Mac,
    Thanks for joining me for this problem.
    No, the disk doesn't seem to be more involved than when using XP.
    The computer seems just to "hang on" (doing what?)
    For example, if I open Internet Explorer (with just "about:blank" as the
    address) it takes more than 20 seconds to open. Any program takes much more
    time to load than the same program with XP. That's what I call slow.

    Jean
     
    Jean DENOEL, Jun 20, 2007
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  4. Jean DENOEL

    Mac Guest

    Are you running the Aero features?

     
    Mac, Jun 20, 2007
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  5. Jean DENOEL

    Jean DENOEL Guest

    No, I disconnected Aero features.
    And, thinking about it, the disk is working more than for the same
    operations in XP
     
    Jean DENOEL, Jun 20, 2007
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  6. Jean DENOEL

    Mac Guest

    You could try to switch off services you don't need. I suspect indexing may
    be slowing you down at this time, background defrag too maybe. Have a look
    in Task Manager to see what is running and have a look here...

    http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htm
     
    Mac, Jun 20, 2007
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  7. Jean DENOEL

    Jean DENOEL Guest

    Thanks, Mac, I'll do that and I'll let you know if it worked.
    Talk to you later.
     
    Jean DENOEL, Jun 20, 2007
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  8. Jean DENOEL

    Jean DENOEL Guest

    Hi Mac,
    I've gone to the site you suggest me to look to.
    It helped.
    I haven't read or applied all the changes it suggested but my computer isn't
    as slow as it did.
    Thank you for your help, I appreciate.
     
    Jean DENOEL, Jun 22, 2007
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