Slow computer!!??

  sorefingers 21:58 07 Jun 2004
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Why is my computer running painfully slow....when check Task Manager - it shows running cpu at 100% _ Help please!

  VoG II 22:02 07 Jun 2004

I assume that you hasve anti-virus installed and up to date?

Check for spyware click here and click here

Which version of Windows?

  ahales42 22:03 07 Jun 2004

click on the processes tab, and tell us what progs are using the cpu time.

  woodchip 22:14 07 Jun 2004

In other words How many programs starting at boot go Start\Run Type MSCONFIG go to start tab and see how many have a tick in box

  sorefingers 22:22 07 Jun 2004

about 20....six of which are Sychost.exe

  woodchip 22:24 07 Jun 2004

Remove all the ticks and reboot and see how it goes

  ahales42 22:27 07 Jun 2004

press ctrl,alt,del click task manager and then processes. this will tell you what processes are using your cpu time

  VoG II 22:31 07 Jun 2004

Is that "svchost" - please confirm.

Presumably it has not always done this?

20 running processes is not many for W XP.

  sorefingers 22:32 07 Jun 2004

total 26 processes....WOODCHIP - remove ticks from where?

  sorefingers 22:34 07 Jun 2004

msconfig is not responding...

  sorefingers 22:38 07 Jun 2004

If I start full system recovery - will this get rid of possible spyware, virus's etc?

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