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Old 01-10-2008, 05:05 AM   #1
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Hi...My computer have a problem and i really dont know how to fix it...My computer running very slow than usual...and when i open the internet...it took me few minutes before reaching the homepafe and whenever i open more than one browser my computer hang for a while and return back to normal.This also happend when i open program.I really need help
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:07 PM   #2
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Hi erica316..

my initial thoughts are that the problem is malware related. Has the problem suddenly started or gradually gotten worse? Have you installed any new programs prior to the issues starting?

It would probably be wise to perform a full system scan to check for virus and spyware threats.

If things do not improve after that, I advise you to read the following thread:
https://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

It explains the 5 step procedure you need to take before posting a HijackThis log file so one of our analysts will be able to check your system for any infections.
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:27 PM   #3
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Try this:

Controlpanel->System->Hardware->DeviceManager
Check your IDE Controllers.
Just double-click, select an IDE & right-click for properties.
Select "Advanced Settings".

If it says Ultra DMA 5/6/whatever , your OK on the HD front.


Another possibilility would be crapped out RAM, but let's not go there yet...
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:59 PM   #4
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i already post a thread in hijackthis..the analyst ask me to discuss here..acording to him there is no malware in my computer
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:05 PM   #5
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Try this:

Controlpanel->System->Hardware->DeviceManager
Check your IDE Controllers.
Just double-click, select an IDE & right-click for properties.
Select "Advanced Settings".

If it says Ultra DMA 5/6/whatever , your OK on the HD front.


Another possibilility would be crapped out RAM, but let's not go there yet...
Wat am i supposed to check in the ide controller
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:06 PM   #6
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Quote:
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Try this:

Controlpanel->System->Hardware->DeviceManager
Check your IDE Controllers.
Just double-click, select an IDE & right-click for properties.
Select "Advanced Settings".

If it says Ultra DMA 5/6/whatever , your OK on the HD front.


Another possibilility would be crapped out RAM, but let's not go there yet...

Wat am i supposed to check in the ide controller
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:08 AM   #7
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I also cannot rename any of my file..it says 'if you change a file name extension it will become unusable"Plz help wat should i do
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Go to Start > Run and type "msconfig"
Under the General Tab select "Diagnostic startup"
Click OK and restart the computer

See if everything runs slow in that mode. Afterwards, return to msconfig, select Normal startup, and restart the computer to return your computer back to normal.
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:03 PM   #9
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It still the same...i cannot rename any media or text files..it give me an error message
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:48 AM   #10
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You're supposed to check the IDE HDD transfer speed, but taken in all the other problems,
i doub't it's the cause.
ATM have no idea what the problem might be, hopefully someone else does.
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thz..by the way...
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hello erica316,

do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it it the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to sliptream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

https://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps

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performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version

start

#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & /)

now a scan will start , have your (Windows XP software disk ready ) your pc may ask for this disc when it starts or during the scan( so you must sit with the pc while this scan functions ) , if it does then incert the cd into one of your cd/rom/player's , your pc will then reconnize it and continue , you will then have to minimize the splash screen for the cd to see the scan , when the scan is finished you will need to close the cd and all open windows , then remove the cd

you will then need to do a ( Disk Cleanup ) , then empty the caches & temp files thru the (Internet Options) , then do a defrag

restart your pc

then do a defrag again after the reboot

then get back to us

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Old 01-16-2008, 01:41 AM   #13
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is there any other way to fix this beside entering the cd..bcause i dont have the cd
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:10 PM   #14
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Did you ever check the IDE transfer speeds?

Because they can (rarely) be reset to PIO mode during errors,
and that causes snail speeds in all operations.
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