My compy's running like a pile of ****

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Member Since: Nov 27, 2007

Can someone help me here?

For some reason my compy is running slow.
Jus t started happening a couple of days ago.

Takes forever to load up online pages and alot of times says "cant display web page" and keeps doing it. eventually i either give up and come back later or it loads.

only happens online.
I use skype but turned that off with no difference.
got no clue.

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Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Jul 01, 2010 09:14 am

and your compy is . . . . ?

PC, MAC, Linux ?

If it's PC, I'd suggest getting ad-aware, malwarebytes, and spy-bot, and clean it. You may have a virus.

Also, i'd suggest not running internet explorer, if you are. Mozilla Firefox is my main go-to, but also use chrome a lot. I also run opera at times as well.

defrag the hard drive, if you haven't in awhile.

If those easy steps don't help, you may want to open the performance monitor, and try and see what's making the slow-down. also you can see how many processes are running, and try to shave them down. I usually have 30-50, usually between 30-40 if I can.

If you're running w7 or vista, these may not directly apply, but are generally good places to start looking, if you've not done much yet to speed it back up.

Oh yeah, CCleaner, a registry cleaner is supposed to be good for cleaning up the registry. That may help too.

I'd do the malware / virus thing first. Update programs after you install them, so you're sure you've got the newest definition files.

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Since: Sep 30, 2008


Jul 01, 2010 01:02 pm

Also, if it's a PC get CCleaner and make sure to run a registry scan along with the regular cleanup utility (in registry tab on left).

But yes, Ad-Aware, Malwarebytes, spybot, AVG if you don't mind their being overbearing, etc.

All of 'ems free too mate

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Since: Sep 30, 2008


Jul 01, 2010 01:08 pm

IF basic maintenance like pjk said doesn't work, it may be worth just reinstalling your OS...there are a few cons such as reinstalling some software, but it's not difficult & you can do it with factory CD's that might have come from your compy manufac. I recently did something like this to update from XP to 7. If you want can e-mail me at nbrunkcommerce@gmail.com and I'll tell you the steps I took.

Hardware drivers' installations are the most difficult step, and in the reinstall of my OS recently I didn't have to install a single driver until actually setting up my MIDI devices (Windows 7 Plug n' Played all my hardware!)

Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Jul 01, 2010 06:56 pm

Yeah, what nbrunk said too, reload may not be a bad idea, if you've been gunking the thing up for awhile.

course, i'm still assuming PC.

if you do want to reload it, try and grab all the drivers you need first.

http://www.reverbnation.com/2ndg
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Since: Nov 27, 2007


Jul 02, 2010 01:44 am

hey me mateys, cheers for the help.
Ok sorry didnt tell you much about the thing rally.

the compy is my mothers, she uses IE7. In thinking just as i type this that this is more likey the problem. need to go to IE8?\

mote importatly i only three weeks ago r-i'd Windows SP3

Have done a Dfrag, checked all updates etc.

things with it all is, evrything is the same as it was before i did the r-install.

Im thinking i might upgrade the IE.

thanks again all.

NBK; will take you up on that offer if i have noe joy, cheers mate. Deon.


Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Jul 02, 2010 02:56 pm

ack, don't use IE8, use firefox or chrome, or opera, or safari.

anything but IE.

also, do the adaware, ccleaner, malwarebytes, spybot thing. I'd bet dollars to donuts that it's got malware in there. IE is a magnet.

http://www.reverbnation.com/2ndg
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Since: Nov 27, 2007


Jul 02, 2010 08:13 pm

cool, will have to sit on IE as its not my compy.
Might go chrome if i can and thanks pjk will go a cccleaner and SBt.

and yeah IE is a **** magnet. kinda like a blanket hahaha.

http://www.reverbnation.com/2ndg
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Since: Nov 27, 2007


Jul 02, 2010 09:24 pm

did a spybot.
its still the same. Took forever even to get to this page.

alot of times its give me the cant display web page.

My spybot results said bugger all. a few entries.


http://www.unitedmusicians.info
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Since: Nov 11, 2007


Jul 02, 2010 09:32 pm

You might want to uninstall Spybot now that you're done with it. There's a nasty little update.exe process that'll suck up resources until you either uninstall it or turn it off. Don't remember if Spybot has active scanning but if it does, get rid of it for sure.

http://www.unitedmusicians.info
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Since: Nov 11, 2007


Jul 02, 2010 09:40 pm

PS- Having antivirus software is like having a public safety committee, you don't need one unless there's something crazy going on regularly enough to pose a constant threat. As long as you're behind some sort of router and you just browse the net and record you really don't need one on your computer. If you don't have a router between your internet connection and your computer, then you should definitely get a router or AV software to cover your yarbles.

AV free for 10 years! It's the way to be!

Prince CZAR-ming
Member
Since: Apr 08, 2004


Jul 03, 2010 08:11 am

More and more I'm getting to really HATE having AV programs on my stuff. One of my lappys was super slow, and I started cleaning stuff up, and removed AVG for grins, and WOW, way faster. So I tried avast on another PC, and that slows things down as well. ugh.

I leave teatimer from spybot running as a registry guard on my main home PC. the kids get on there, and hosed things up a year ago, had to re-install, so I put on spybot and left teatimer running. It prompts me for every registry change.

Yep, behind a router's firewall here.

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Jul 03, 2010 08:38 am

firewall and av are two different things...I have never personally found AVG to be very invasive resource-wise...now, Norton and MacAfee, those things suck. I have heard of another AV, NOD32 or something like that, that is very light.

Personally, I'd never run a PC without some lightweight AV on it...I may turn it off while recording, video rendering or other such heavy tasks, but I'd never not have one at all.

http://www.reverbnation.com/2ndg
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Since: Nov 27, 2007


Jul 04, 2010 12:32 am

i actually had the windwos firewall on. ive got with my internet provider so i didnt need it on, it was responible for most my problems.

its still doing weird stuff though, mostly it will tke forever to load up some pages and then just go "cant display web page."

even my home page does the same.
Thing is nothing is different setings wise, done a spy bot, there's no stuff in the virus vault of avg at all since i reinstalled IE.

Maybe somethings different in my advanced settings in "internet properties" i dunno. its got me.

http://www.reverbnation.com/2ndg
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Since: Nov 27, 2007


Jul 04, 2010 01:03 am

i checked my Diagnostic log and this is what i got.


info Using home Internet connection
Network adapter identification

info Network connection: Name=Local Area Connection, Device=Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller, MediaType=LAN, SubMediaType=LAN
info Network connection: Name=Wireless Network Connection, Device=Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card, MediaType=LAN, SubMediaType=WIRELESS
info Network connection: Name=Local Area Connection 3, Device=HighSpeed USB-Ethernet Adapter, MediaType=LAN, SubMediaType=LAN
info Network connection: Name=Internet Connection, Device=Internet Connection, MediaType=SHARED ACCESS HOST RAS, SubMediaType=NONE
warn This machine has more than one Ethernet or more than one Wireless adapter
info Redirecting user to support call



HTTP, HTTPS, FTP Diagnostic
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity

warn HTTP: Error 12007 connecting to www.microsoft.com: The server name or address could not be resolved
warn FTP (Passive): Error 12007 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: The server name or address could not be resolved
info HTTPS: Successfully connected to www.microsoft.com.
warn HTTP: Error 12007 connecting to www.hotmail.com: The server name or address could not be resolved
warn FTP (Active): Error 12007 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: The server name or address could not be resolved
error Could not make an HTTP connection.
error Could not make an FTP connection.


http://www.reverbnation.com/2ndg
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Since: Nov 27, 2007


Jul 04, 2010 11:41 pm

could it be my internet prov?

i cant see how it can be anything else. everything on my end is the same as its ever been.

Mans reach exceeds his grasp
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Since: Oct 23, 2007


Jul 06, 2010 12:43 am

I would give Firefox a go. IE has always loused everything up for me.

http://www.reverbnation.com/2ndg
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Since: Nov 27, 2007


Jul 06, 2010 01:32 am

Keith!!! Hows a going man? Its been a while.
How's it all?

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