Slow computer

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Aoshi Shinomori, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. Aoshi Shinomori

    Aoshi Shinomori OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    0
    My computer has gone downhill very quickly over the past two weeks. I haven't really done anything drastic to it and have no idea why it's running so slow. I know this is incredibly vague, but I have no ideas. The computer lags when I only have one or two programs running(I have 768mb of ram on a 2.8ghz processor) Simple things like clicking a hyperlink or opening a folder take as long as 30-45 seconds to perform:eek3: I have run many different spyware hunters, defragmented the computer and run chkdsk. Any other programs recommended? Anything I could do to attempt to locate a problem? I have no ideas. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. GTS4eva

    GTS4eva New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2005
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    just do a rollback
     
  3. Aoshi Shinomori

    Aoshi Shinomori OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    0
    ?
    Edit: do you mean a system restore? Already did that, and no luck.:hs:
     
  4. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    22,753
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    yinzer / nilbog, trollhio
    send us a screen shot of your system tray. i would like to see what you have running in the background.
    run msconfig and turn off all that crap.
    if that doesn't work, insert the windows disk and have it repair the system

    if that doesn't work, save all your documents you want to keep on some other media storage, another hard drive, cdr, dvd, whatever. then reinstall windows.
    when you do that, invest a little money in norton ghost. setup windows to how you like it, then make an image file and keep it in a safe place. when your system is crapping out again, just reload the image
     
  5. Aoshi Shinomori

    Aoshi Shinomori OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    0
  6. GTS4eva

    GTS4eva New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2005
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    start->run->msconfig

    go under startup, unselect all.

    reboot
     
  7. Hypno-Toad

    Hypno-Toad New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Do not unselect all.
    Post a screenshot FIRST, then we'll tell you what to uncheck.
     
  8. Aoshi Shinomori

    Aoshi Shinomori OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    0
    I thought it was a lot, hang on I'll screen shot msconfig.
     
  9. Aoshi Shinomori

    Aoshi Shinomori OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    0
  10. Aoshi Shinomori

    Aoshi Shinomori OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    0
  11. Frequency

    Frequency New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Messages:
    7,504
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    PA
    not to quick off the gun here are ya?

    stretch the window so we can see all the process int he startup tab
     
  12. Aoshi Shinomori

    Aoshi Shinomori OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    0
    I posted two screenshots so that all of the startup processes were showing. The window didn't wanna stretch for me:o
     
  13. wparsons

    wparsons New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2006
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have 47 process running on a PIII 733, and its lagging at all.. It all depends what processes are running..
     
  14. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    22,753
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    yinzer / nilbog, trollhio
    you don't need any of that crap under startup.
    also, you should goto the services tab and click the box for hiding microsoft services, then turn off all the excess services.

    heres my processes, the only thing extra i have in my system tray is my tivo service, that takes up barely anything, it takes up about 20 megs of memory, but doesn't even use the processor, even when transferring
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Aoshi Shinomori

    Aoshi Shinomori OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    0
    None of that at all for startup? I am a computer n00b.
     
  16. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    22,753
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    yinzer / nilbog, trollhio
    they recommend that you goto control panel>administrative tools>services

    and then change the services you don't want to manual...because if you do it through msconfig, it changes them to disabled, then if you actually need a service to run, it won't be able to.
    i could care less, because i don't need certain services to run, so i disable them. it would be bad if you disabled some microsoft services.
    my screenshots:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  17. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    22,753
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    yinzer / nilbog, trollhio
    no, you don't need instant messenger, acrobat, etc running in the background. they hog memory. although, the one is called vptray, thats for your antivirus, you should keep that enabled. there should be another one associated with antivirus also, i can't remember the name of it.

    i don't run antivirus, no need. i keep excellent backups on 2 different medias and if something bad happens, i will reimage my drive
     
  18. Aoshi Shinomori

    Aoshi Shinomori OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks, I hope this works.
     
  19. Chase

    Chase Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, you're cool, fuck yo

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2002
    Messages:
    6,006
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    at home
    and you aren't too quick off the draw yourself ;)
     
  20. Aoshi Shinomori

    Aoshi Shinomori OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    0
    What causes the infamous blue screen shutdown? It happened to me today out of nowhere. The computer wasn't struggling to do anything, I was only browsing the web with no other applications open.:hs:
     
  21. Frequency

    Frequency New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Messages:
    7,504
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    PA
    he posted as i posted =P
     

Share This Page