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Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. But learn the easy way - get advice from experts FIRST - then experiment on your own home computer (preferably a second one that if and when you royally screw it Tom McBride, Dec 6, 2004 #1 Advertisements Tom R Guest Tom, You didn't say if you are running an antivirus program, but even if you are, run at least one of Stay logged in Welcome to PC Review! my review here

here is the HiJack this log: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 12:56:15 PM, on 5/24/2008 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640) Boot On internet explorer 6 look for tools at the top of the toolbar (if have internet explorer 7, it will be to the right on the tool bar. Steve S Sign In·ViewThread·Permalink Re: Automating MSDN install Navin28-Apr-04 5:24 Navin28-Apr-04 5:24 Yes, I found it using ORCA. When you need to run this program, you can just browse to it from the Start menu and load it up.

This should take you to the information page about that specific computer. Disable as many, if not all, of these add-ons as you want by selecting them one at a time, click on the Disable selector, then once done, click on OK. My AccountSearchMapsYouTubePlayGmailDriveCalendarGoogle+TranslatePhotosMoreShoppingFinanceDocsBooksBloggerContactsHangoutsKeepEven more from GoogleSign inHidden fieldsSearch for groups or messages Login Register More from Ableton: Blog Shop Help FAQ Search It Unfortunately the only real answer in a Windows world has always been: Format an reinstall.

What I usually do is determine what program I want to shut down, locate it, and view its properties to see if it's something critical to Windows before I kill it. I ordered it from Newegg and it was a breeze to install. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use. Dell 8200 Inspiron running like molasses Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by forestfish, May 24, 2008.

This will be in the properties table somewhere.The trailing bit looks suspiciously like a GUID, so it may well change from release to release... [email protected] Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Computer Help forum 287 total posts (Page 1 of 10) 01 02 03 04 05 Next Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 I don't trust Windows to do anything as important as cloning a drive.Hope this helps. If you do it, you will learn, I did and if I can anyone can.

That?s a rookie setup. This will open up a box with 7 tabs on top, make sure you are on the general tab. The idea is when executing IE, only that page comes immediately showing that no site is highjacking IE nor does IE spend time on a homepage load. Luckily, defragmenting is a very easy thing to do.

My advice was not intended to deter her from learning... The opinions expressed in this communication do not necessarily represent those of the author (especially if you find them impolite, discourteous or inflammatory). ThanksKevin Ranville "Go to, I’ll no more on’t; it hath made me mad." - Hamlet Sign In·ViewThread·Permalink Re: What's going on? Run a "Defragment".

she WANTS to learn the complexities, then I would combine your advice with mine. this page Some programs don't allow that. Back when (IE6), Microsoft was sorta in the middle, but with the event of 911 and Microsoft?s stab at getting hold of Googles Database, which Google continues to say no, Microsoft sort of voodooHaim Sign In·ViewThread·Permalink Re: [XP] Deleting files "use by an another process" haimd27-Apr-04 22:23 haimd27-Apr-04 22:23 Ok,I found the utilisty @ www.sysinternals.com.It not only do delete any file,

A PC only has so much processing power—and when we have too many applications running at the same or not enough free space on our hard disk, the computer simply can’t RAM is where your computer loads information for running programs, and if you don’t have enough your computer may run like molasses in winter. All add-ins that are used to configure a particular program which have their own configuration shortcuts or can be configured from within the programs themselves can be disabled.Another important safety option get redirected here Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Security & Malware Removal > Virus & Other Malware Removal > Computer problem?

When The Going Gets Weird, The Weird Turn Pro. (H.S.T.) Back to top Back to Windows XP Home and Professional 0 user(s) are reading this topic 0 members, 0 guests, 0 So i had to leave the place as soon as possible."- Mr.Prakash 24/04/2004 Sign In·ViewThread·Permalink Re: What's going on? Register now!

But I know enough to know there are NO "easy instructions to speed up my computer."Rather than get into all the whys and wherefores in this forum, let me strongly advise

Look for reviews on this kind of assistance. If you don't scan for junk that the Internet puts on your computer, this can be so bad as to make a full format and a clean install of Windows the I don't know if any of the tools out there that offer optimization work well. About a year ago I bought "SpringCleaning" ver. 3 and love the way it not only cleans out the Registry, but will help you uninstall files that have corrupted uninstall files.4.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - MSCONFIG by Randy Walter / August 18, 2008 3:52 PM PDT In reply to: Speeding Up a Slow Computer Good post, Eagle. And be wary of ads on the Internet for “free” virus scans or protection programs – many of these are actually scams to get you to download malicious software or purchase Now there?s there?s a novel idea for a non-tech. useful reference This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff.

Edited by acklan, 20 February 2007 - 09:41 PM. "2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award" Back to top #6 wavemaker wavemaker Topic Starter Members 281 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Maryborough Queensland So what's going on?I also keep getting emails from system admins around the world saying my email was blocked because it contained unsafe attachments. Is hyperthreading enabled? Every time you add…delete…add…delete…programs and files, the information on your disk gets scattered around.

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). You can Disable all others including Windows Messenger (including Live) but only if you don?t use it or use it to access hotmail-livemail email. It won't come for the default web site as well as forsub-webs. Oh yes, Citrix is installed on this computer, and we cannot figure out how to uninstall it (or if we should).

PC Review Home Newsgroups > Windows XP > Windows XP General > Home Home Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Articles Articles Quick Labor on this was in the low $200s, including 'image-copying' everything to the new hard disk and testing. Step 4: Check the Specifications of your PC Most software that typically runs on our PCs – Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, basic photo editing – does not require a high-end computer. Good techs are also good plumbers. (Finge) Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Did you ever find a solution to your computer running slow?

Adding more RAM is very inexpensive and you can either do it yourself or ask your local computer repair shop to help. Sometimes I feel like I'm a USB printer in a parallel universe. Back to top #9 wavemaker wavemaker Topic Starter Members 281 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Maryborough Queensland Australia Local time:11:37 PM Posted 20 February 2007 - 10:41 PM Ok, thanks again. You will be prompted to restart the browser.

Step 2: Free Up Space on your Hard Disk Your computer uses space on your hard disk to store temporary program files. What else should I look at to determine why the application is behaving differently on her machine ? This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Or they supply you with recovery DVDs.

The Intel Macs run Windows software *faster* than Windows based machines. McCarty, Dec 7, 2004 #7 Advertisements Show Ignored Content Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question? If they screw the OS, loose data, foul a program, I can remote in and if the problem is not fixable economically time wise, I can restore from the clone selection,