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XP Performance Problem

by jjohn97 / May 5, 2004 10:25 PM PDT

My one year old turned off my computer without shutting it down properly over the weekend. Now it seems very sluggish and takes a very long time to do anything, especially with the internet. All virus scans have shown no Sasser worm and I have turned System Restore on and off and rebooted dozens of times.

Any ideas on a solution? It has been turned off before that way and I have never had such a problem.

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Re:XP Performance Problem. Check DMA...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 5, 2004 10:34 PM PDT
In reply to: XP Performance Problem

Forget checking it. Just turn it off and back on. Some are dismayed that Microsoft left a bug in this one where this screen tells you it's in DMA mode, but isn't.

How?

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/storage/IDE-DMA.mspx

Besides the Worms, be sure there are no other pests. The usual tools are Spybot, Adaware, Cwshredder and Housecall.

Bob

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Re:XP Performance Problem
by Papa Echo / May 5, 2004 10:39 PM PDT
In reply to: XP Performance Problem

Before you "turn Systrm Restore on and off and rebooted seversl times"--have you tried rolling back to before the weekend ?

Your child may have done more than just shutting down the computer improperly. Try running check disk and then defragmentor.

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Re:Re:XP Performance Problem
by jjohn97 / May 5, 2004 10:46 PM PDT

Papa,

When I first turned the system restore off I lost all my previous restore points. Is there a way to recover them once they are lost?

Also, I defragmented the whole computer and it did not do the trick. I have not tried running check disk.

Thanks to all!

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Re:Re:Re:XP Performance Problem
by glb613 / May 5, 2004 10:50 PM PDT

Once your system restore points are purged, they are gone.

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Run SFC /scannow
by tcantrelln / May 5, 2004 11:12 PM PDT
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File checker at the >start>run box, have your CD in the drive ( or if an oem box-know where the backup i386 folder is located-frequently C:\) and cross your fingers...if still no joy-recovery console>setup>repair,still may not fix it, this is why I believe in Ghost and a weekly full OS partition backup to something I can remove. ( USB drive-DVDr-etc.)

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Re:Run SFC /scannow
by jjohn97 / May 6, 2004 3:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Run SFC /scannow

Just wanted to let you guys know that I ran cswshredder and it showed there were 7 IE files or folders there had errors. Great program! It fixed the files and everything is working fine now.

Thanks for all the great advice.

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