slow, practically frozen

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by ribbon, Apr 24, 2009.

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    ribbon Guest

    i have 32bit home premium
    i boot the laptop, click on my user account and the desktop and stuff
    loads up
    10 seconds later, everything is incredibly slow, I click on the Start
    button and it takes 2 minutes to open, that's one of the 'better' boots,
    sometimes the desktop loads and is already frozen (i can't even move the
    mouse)

    i tried removing some startup programs via windows defender, but
    nothing is helping

    if anyone can help, im not exactly tech savvy

    im running in safe mode w/ networking at the moment

    i have 3gig ram, c2d t5750 2ghz
     
    ribbon, Apr 24, 2009
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    Malke Guest

    I'll give you some suggestions but because you say you're not "tech savvy" a
    better course of action might be to take the machine to a competent local
    computer tech. This won't be a BigComputerStore/GeekSquad type of place.

    1. The first step is always to make sure the computer is virus/malware-free:
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    2. If the computer is 100% clean and the problem still exists, manage your
    Startup.

    Start Orb>Search box>type: msconfig and when it appears in the Results box
    above, right-click and choose "Run as Administrator".

    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation,
    type the password, or click Continue. Then see what is on the Startup tab.
    You don't need to restart immediately, but the next time you do you'll get
    a dialog saying you've used the Utility. Usually in Vista this will be
    blocked by Windows Defender and you'll need to allow it so you can then
    tick the box that says in effect, "don't bother me about this again".

    Important - Do not use the System Configuration Utility to stop processes.
    Instead, use Services.

    Start Orb>Search box>type: services and when it appears in the Results box
    above, right-click and choose "Run As Administrator". Confirm elevation as
    needed.

    The free Autoruns program is very useful for managing your Startup -
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/default.mspx

    3. Make sure you have enough room on your hard drive, although if you didn't
    (or this is a physical problem with the drive) I'd expect the slowness in
    Safe Mode too and you say the machine behaves normally in Safe Mode.

    Malke
     
    Malke, Apr 24, 2009
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