Super Slow Computer 05245474

  User-361D919A-9369-49DD-BB21C57F113ABA43 19:33 11 Sep 2009

Hi again its me again. My first thread was slow computer. I got this problem fixed. Speed Improvents were onlt temp. Could you please give me any long term solutions. I have tried everything from using software to upgrading RAM.
My Specs are:
2.Ghz AMD Sepron (A little out of Date)

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Hi again its me again. My first thread was slow computer. I got this problem fixed. Speed Improvents were onlt temp. Could you please give me any long term solutions. I have tried everything from using software to upgrading RAM.
My Specs are:
2.Ghz AMD Sepron (A little out of Date)
Win XP Home 32bit
Make: iQon
It is 5 tears old
Thanks inn advaced to anybody!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:55 11 Sep 2009

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 :-
Superantispyware click here
Malware removal tool click here

Free Antivirus software
Avast4 click here
AVG antivirus click here

c) Clean the registry -- Free Registry cleaners :-
RegscrubVistaXp 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

Clearing out rubbish files and checking for malware needs to be done on a regular basis to keep a machine healthy

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:57 11 Sep 2009

2. Hardware

a) Hard drives / IDE Channels:

i) Check the transfer rate, you need to have the transfer mode set to DMA not PIO.
Right click My Computer - Properties - Hardware - Device Manager - Expand (click the + ) IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers right click Primary Channel - Advanced Settings Tab -
If transfer Mode is PIO then follow the instructions at click here to change.

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

ii) If you are using Windows XP or Vista, 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.

b) Drivers
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) Memory
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.

Drivers and memory should be ok but failing CD or hard drive can push the transfer rate down to PIO quite quickly

I ran Malware Bytys and all of those. Set the transfer rate to the one you said. Already using Avast. Speed Improvent. Not Much
But Thanks

  Les28 12:36 13 Sep 2009

Been reading your previous post, a couple of things may be worth checking, page file fragmentation and non ms services that may be running, may not be either causing your problem, but worth a look.

Open windows disk defragmenter, click on Analyze, not Defragment, then click on View Report, scroll down the Volume Information window until you get to Pagefile fragmentation, what is your pagefile size and how many Total Fragments showing under Pagefile size?

Non ms services, go to msconfig as you've done before, but instead of looking at Startup Tab look at Services Tab, put a tick in the box to hide all ms services, do you have many non ms services showing as running? If you do might be worth Googling their names to see what these non ms services are and if they're needed.

Have you had a look in Task Managers Processes Tab, how much cpu% is showing alongside System Idle Process ?

How much of your 80GB drive is unused ?

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