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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.


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


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


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
In reply to: XP Performance Problem

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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