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by leesteines / July 1, 2012 1:01 AM PDT

My computer is very slow. What is a "long running script" and how do I stop it. I get a message on the bottom of the screen that has a stop icon but it doesn't work.

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Re: slow computer
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 1, 2012 1:21 AM PDT
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The only program I know that gives such a message is the Firefox browser or its cousin Thunderbird. It could be Internet Explorer does it also, but I hardly use that. I've never seen it coming from Vista itself.
So pleaste tell more about that.

And then the slowness. Go into task manager and tell the top-5 processes in terms of CPU usage (sort on that column) and how much they use. A common cause (but not the only one) is one program having an excessive use of the CPU.

Kees

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(NT) I do use IE and my CPU usage is 4-15% and my memory is 53%
by leesteines / July 1, 2012 1:40 AM PDT
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by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 1, 2012 1:43 AM PDT

Please after telling about that message (see my previous post), please tell us about the details of that slowness. What is slow and how slow is it? And the details of your machine (CPU, RAM, hard disk).

Kees

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by leesteines / July 1, 2012 2:02 AM PDT
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So slow I cannot watch a you tube video. RAM=2048 MB , Hard drive=250GB, don't know about CPU. I have a gateway Dual processor 2 GH.

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 1, 2012 6:53 PM PDT
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Slow computer
by leesteines / July 6, 2012 10:45 PM PDT
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The ping was 759 ms, download .77mbps, upload .02 mbps

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Slow computer
by cerealcity1 / July 23, 2012 7:56 PM PDT
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Are you on dial up? That is very slow

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