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sluggish computer

by zorin35040 / August 28, 2009 9:06 AM PDT

I was wondering if anybody can help me. I have an IBM NetVista
model # 6794M3U, 512MB ram, 40GB hard drive, cable modem. For the past couple of weeks, ( almost a month ) it takes alot of time to open up programs; when you double click on a desktop shortcut, going to the internet, etc., it takes anywhere from 10 to 20 seconds to get where you want to go. I've tried defragging, registry compressing, etc. through System Mechanic Professional and nothing seems to help. Does anyone have any suggestions that might help? Thank you in advance for your time and help.

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Slow boot etc.
by Phil Crase / August 29, 2009 1:10 AM PDT
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Go to start, run, msconfig, see what you have running at startup.

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slow boot, etc.
by zorin35040 / August 29, 2009 6:28 AM PDT
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Thanks for the info but I've already checked that and didn't see anything out of the ordinary. Thanks again for your help!!!!!!!!!!

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by ROBTRINX / August 29, 2009 9:50 AM PDT
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have u tried a virus..and malware scan?.. and it could be the hardrive is no longer at its best performance.?

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registry repair?
by frienley / August 30, 2009 3:20 PM PDT
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have you try some registry repair tools?

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Why would you do that?
by Jimmy Greystone / August 30, 2009 11:16 PM PDT
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Why would you do that? Then you'd be more prone to trading a slow computer for a non-working one. Doesn't seem very equitable to me.

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by jeff_windows_team / August 31, 2009 4:23 AM PDT
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sluggish computer
by zorin35040 / August 31, 2009 4:57 AM PDT
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Hey everybody!!!! I forgot to mention that I'm using Windows XP.

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Try this...
by squidie / September 24, 2010 10:58 AM PDT
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Another way of investigating this would be to look at the running tasks in taskmgr, you can see the amount of memory each application is using and more.

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I forgot!
by lotr4000 / September 24, 2010 11:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Try this...

Ccleaner and Advance System Care are both free, and those are the couple that I was talking about.

I <3 them. Grin

Good luck!

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