please please help me guys.......

  KERRO01 21:52 11 May 2007

i think i have a serious problem with my pc. well the thing is MEGA slow down. its ok when i boot but i leave it idle for..... lets say about 5-10 minutes the processor light goes crazy for like 2 minutes and i cant click on anything until its done and then if am on for a while it gradually gets slower and slower. i have used ccleaner, diskkeeper, spybot search and destroy, and ad wear SE. please if any of you can help me it would be much appreciated. thankyou in advance.

  chriscross72 21:55 11 May 2007

how old is the pc....what spec is it....processor operating system ram etc ??
could be overheating......does the pc sit in a dusty area it may need a good clean inside

  Technotiger 21:55 11 May 2007

Hi, you have not mentioned in the above any Anti-virus prog? I think you should run something like AVG free from click here

  mikeben121 21:57 11 May 2007

What operating system are you running?

If it is XP then press CTRL-ALT-DEL ONCE and select the processes tabe. Select the column header marked CPU and click once on it. This should then show you the process or program using most of the resources.

Report back when you have this.

  FatboySlim71 21:59 11 May 2007

A better title for your post would have been better, please please help me guys, does not help people find your post,

Anyway, can you press the CTRL key ALT key & DEL key all at the same time, next click on the processes tab, have a look down the list and see if any have a high CPU usage, also can you tell me what the CPU usage is showing at the bottom of the Windows Task Manager window.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:11 11 May 2007

1. Software

a) Clear out all temporay files and folders -- use Crap Cleaner click here

b) Scan for malware spyware and viruses --Free Anti Spyware :-
Adaware click here
Spybot S&D click here
Spywareblaster click here
a2 click here
Windows Defender click here

Free Antivirus software
Avast4 click here
AVG antivirus click here

c) Clean the registry -- Free Registry cleaners :-
RegscrubXP click here
Regseeker click here
TweakNow RegCleaner 1.3.2 click here
Easycleaner click here ( Use with care, It advises you to back up the registry first, this is a good idea as it cleans rather aggressively. )

d) Pagefile (Virtual Memory) -- Rght click MY Computer - select propeties - Advanced tab - Performance - advanced tab - Virtual memory click change, you can put the page file on a differnt drive (if you have one), click custom size and set Initial size to one and a half times the amount of memory you have fitted i.e. 512MB memory = set to 768MB, set maximum to double your memory amount i.e. 512MB memory = 1024MB click ok.
If your hard drive is full and there is not enough room for the pagefile this can slow down, freeze or even cause the PC to crash (restart).

e) Cut down on the programs that load at startup -- Start - Run type msconfig - startup tab- untick everything except for firewall, antivirus and antispyware

and the services that run in the background. click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:11 11 May 2007

2. Hardware

a) Check for errors and defrag your hard drives -- My Computer - select drive - properties - tool tab - Error checking / Defragmentation.

b) Obtain the newest drivers for your hardware
This may seem a bit obvious, but keeping your system's drivers up to date can give both your performance and stability a boost. Video card manufacturers release updates especially often, and these can often give "significant boosts" to gaming performance as video card in question is "optimized."

Don't neglect the other components of your system either. Your motherboard manufacturer may have released newer versions of its Input/output drivers for your board, and sound cards and other peripherals can also benefit from newer software.

c) If you are using Windows XP, it's a good idea to convert your system drive to the NTFS file system if you have not already. In addition to providing numerous security and data recovery improvements over FAT32 (the file system of choice for Windows 9x/ME and XP Home) it can also speed up your system slightly.

In fact, the only real reason for sticking with the FAT32 file system for any of your data is if you have more than one operating system on your PC and the other OS's can only see FAT32 partitions (as would be the case with Windows 98, for example, which is incapable of reading NTFS data).

To convert your drives to NTFS:
Right click on 'my computer' and select 'manage'
From the computer management window, expand storage and select 'disk management.'
Using the 'file system' column of the upper pane of this window, you can easily check what file system each of your logical drives is using. Make a note of this information.
Now open a command prompt window by going to 'start\run' and typing 'cmd'
To convert a disk to NTFS, type 'convert (drive letter): /fs:ntfs'
So for example, if you were going to convert your C: drive, you would type 'Convert c: /fs:ntfs' at the prompt.

d) Add more physical memory, this of course means opening the "box" and fitting a memory module, make sure you buy one that is suitable for your PC. Crucial .com click here will guide you through the process of slecting the correct memory. click here for a guide to fitting memory.

  KERRO01 22:13 11 May 2007

ok sorry folks. well i am running media centre 2005 (xp) i have a Pentium 4 processor 512ram 250 hdd. i have avg anti virus and my pc is about year old i would say. the things i can see most using up the CPU is firefox internet explorer and a few download managers ie... Kodak photo share my sound card. is there not a way i could paste it in here so you guys could check it out to see what you all think should be done.. cheers

  KERRO01 22:23 11 May 2007

how do i go about looking for new drivers for my hardware... sorry everyone i know its a pain.... i am new to all this stuff

  woodchip 22:27 11 May 2007

This may be your AV doing a check as you was not using the computer. Check to see how it is set up. Change it to Manual, but don't forget to use in now and again

  KERRO01 22:38 11 May 2007

no. this has been happening for a wile. before i downloaded the avg or got on the Internet. its weird because i will touch the mouse and the processor light just goes crazy

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