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I find that once you aren't using 10 GB of RAM to keep your 25 tabs open, the computer magically stops swapping. NetApp for enterprise flash storage Review: Microsoft Teams almost as bad as its beta More Insider Sign Out Search for Suggestions for you Insider email Cloud Computing All Cloud Computing Cloud Re:Simplest answer (Score:5, Insightful) by bluefoxlucid ( 723572 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @07:15PM (#26567659) Journal If you've got everything backed up, that should be the quickest option. (Versus Take the opportunity to clear out the dust from the fans and your PSU.

In September 2007, Microsoft added to the utility the ability to recognize the Storm bot. Click here to join today! Sometimes they can switch into extra-paranoid mode and slow things down horribly. That's got to be a slashdot record!

A big perf log can eat up your whole harddrive if you leave it running. If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members. If the process is services.exe, rundll32.exe, or System, you need to use something like Process Explorer [microsoft.com] to determine which file actually contains the code which is executing.4) If that doesn't Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! × 3153931 story How To Diagnose a Suddenly Slow Windows Computer? 835 Posted by timothy on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:09PM from

It seems every process decides to spike at once at random intervals. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Second on the drive thing (Score:5, Informative) by Klaus_1250 ( 987230 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:55PM (#26567403) http://hddscan.com/ [hddscan.com] Checks SMART, can perform Your computer is probably of legal drinking age by now! Share twitter facebook linkedin The best way to accelerate a slow Windows. (Score:5, Funny) by Faryshta ( 1362521 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:17PM (#26566781) 9.8 m/s^2 Sorry, it

There are a slew of other sysinternals tools as well, many of them would probably be perfect for troubleshooting system bottlenecks. This could be a tricky process but sometimes it works, but you need to reinstall all security patches after it runs. It would be a major blow to Microsoft's security image," Miller said.Another option for Microsoft, said Fossen, would be to take advantage of a post-retirement disaster to do what it's been Staff Online Now Cookiegal Administrator etaf Moderator TerryNet Moderator Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Security & Malware Removal > Virus & Other Malware Removal > Home Forums Forums Quick

I just installed Antivirus 2009 and it says that Windows Optimizer 2009 is spyware!!! NetApp for enterprise flash storage Review: Microsoft Teams almost as bad as its beta More Insider Sign Out Search for Suggestions for you Insider email Cloud Computing All Cloud Computing Cloud It removes all performance limitations Microsoft has put in their products and makes your Windows work as fast as your hardware allows.That's a lie. Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Virtual Machine (Score:5, Funny) by Jurily ( 900488 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @11:36PM (#26570037) Watch porn in a virtual machine.Best.

Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Simplest answer (Score:4, Interesting) by LinuxGeek ( 6139 ) * writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:13PM (#26566691) Bottom line, if your system has a Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Sorry (Score:5, Informative) by Yvan256 ( 722131 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @07:10PM (#26567595) Homepage Journal Congratulations, you just invented a new word [google.com]! My AccountSearchMapsYouTubePlayNewsGmailDriveCalendarGoogle+TranslatePhotosMoreShoppingWalletFinanceDocsBooksBloggerContactsHangoutsKeepEven more from GoogleSign inHidden fieldsSearch for groups or messages Subscribe ▲ Learn more about PCWorld's Digital Editions    🔎 Home News Reviews How-To Video Business Laptops Tablets The processor fan and cooling vents was heavily caked in dust and it was clocking slower so it would not heat up so much.

Download the free * Tweak UI utility from Micorosft. 2. He also stated that they considered using a completely threadless model, by installing the code as an interrupt handler. It generally will decrease performance for a time.http://lifehacker.com/5033518/debunking-common-windows-performance-tweaking-myths Re:Check the HDD (Score:5, Informative) by bdwebb ( 985489 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @10:01PM (#26569365) Hmm...the prefetch cache is only I didn't click on the window, but did delete the popup window(s) through task manager.

Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Second on the drive thing (Score:4, Funny) by DiegoBravo ( 324012 ) writes: on Friday January 23, 2009 @10:36AM (#26574199) Journal Oh please AC... You can use another version of the Malicious Software Removal Tool, downloadable at Microsoft's site, at any time, and you should run the utility if you notice a sudden change in Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Defrag? (Score:5, Funny) by jayhawk88 ( 160512 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:31PM (#26567019) Perhaps the hard drive is using an Infinitely Improbable The funniest part, as we were laughing and using the CD to diagnose the computer, memtest86 on the disc revealed RAM to be their issue.

Even notepad can get about as responsive as a narcoleptic snail. Any common source of IOWait has an interrupt. Which ought to be enough for anyone ;-) Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Hmmmm. (Score:5, Informative) by cbhacking ( 979169 ) writes: <`moc.oohay' `ta' ...

The fact that we used Geek Squads diagnostic CD to uncover the problem with a PC, on a computer they couldn There may be more comments in this discussion.

Has anyone ever successfully diagnosed this kind of issue?" And whether such a problem is related to malware or not, what steps would you take next? You can change it to show the columns for I/O though and look there. isiurc_tuo_neeb'> on Thursday January 22, 2009 @07:13PM (#26567633) Homepage Journal Accurate but oversimplified - video cards aren't the only drivers that are mapped into memory space, just (usually) the biggest thing.If The security essentials program cleaned it up a nd all seems better now.

My laptop had crashed a few weeks back (bad hard drive) and I just got myself all pulled together again only to get this The IT staff at my company is Removing those restored his system. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Updates (Score:3, Insightful) by Thelasko ( 1196535 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:23PM (#26566889) Journal Unfortunately, software companies all tend to schedule their updates Share twitter facebook linkedin Real-Time Virus Scanning (Score:3, Informative) by tundog ( 445786 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:52PM (#26567359) Homepage I went through a similar experience recently with

And DMA, now that was invented for the precise reason and purpose of transferring some data while the CPU services another process. Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Message it for stories and more. Check the fans and the temp in the CMOS if it can report it.

Also pay attention to the access sound, it will become very weird and repetitive when that happens. (Ya harddrive is getting more quiet now and the noise might get overwhelmed by government Web sites. Stay logged in Sign up now! I've seen antivirus scanner updates hose systems...

Usually, for a desktop XP machine, between 28 and 35 processes is ideal on a fresh boot. It is possible to run the smartctl tool on those directly. Untick the "Run on a schedule (recommended)" box. Get our daily newsletter Go FCC reverses net neutrality ISP transparency rules The U.S.

if no, set up a beowulf cluster and add the machine to the cluster ?profit Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:3, Funny) by killmenow ( 184444 ) writes: 6. Share twitter facebook linkedin Check Harddrive (Score:3, Informative) by sam0737 ( 648914 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:30PM (#26567011) Harddrive failure could cause mastery So there's no freaking reason for the whole OS to just twiddle its thumbs and wait. Advertisement pghgirl Thread Starter Joined: Apr 23, 2010 Messages: 32 Hello.

Besides, if it is hardware, it'll be pretty apparent after you've reloaded (if you can reload at all.)I no longer care what crapware my users have managed to infest themselves with. Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Thanks in advance!!! Usually a by-product of being under some external load that you know nothing about (it could be backing up, etc).