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Ext User(trishta)
05-06-2007, 02:33 AM
My computer is runny very slow. When signing online it takes forever...and
often get message that it is not responding. When typing I have to wait for
it to catch up. It sounds like it is running constantly, like it is always
thinking. I have defraged, disk cleanup. Cleaned up unwanted programs in
control panel. Removed startup items not needed and it still is slow. Help!
It is only two years old and I have current virus software McAffee and run
MSN on the net. Any help would be appreaciated.

Ext User(JS)
05-06-2007, 03:24 AM
You need to find the specific process or application that's taking all
the CPU resources and slowing down your PC.

To do this try Process Explorer:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/SystemInformation/ProcessExplorer.mspx

Once you have Process Explorer installed and running:
In the taskbar select View and check 'Show Process Tree' and 'Show Lower
Pane' options.
(This will provide the detailed info you need)
Next click on the CPU column to sort processes by %CPU usage.
Then click on the process that's using most or all the CPU %,
once it's highlighted, right click and from the options listed select:
Search Online
This should display what out there on the web about that process.

Note: some entries like Explorer and svchost may need to be expanded to show
the detail,
(sub processes), in this case click on the + located to the left of the
entry.

Still another tool is What's Running
http://www.whatsrunning.net/whatsrunning/main.aspx

JS

"trishta" <trishta@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:46DDE68D-A75A-4E7C-99C5-772E21B321AA@microsoft.com...
> My computer is runny very slow. When signing online it takes
> forever...and
> often get message that it is not responding. When typing I have to wait
> for
> it to catch up. It sounds like it is running constantly, like it is
> always
> thinking. I have defraged, disk cleanup. Cleaned up unwanted programs in
> control panel. Removed startup items not needed and it still is slow.
> Help!
> It is only two years old and I have current virus software McAffee and run
> MSN on the net. Any help would be appreaciated.

Ext User(Ivar)
05-06-2007, 03:52 AM
"trishta" <trishta@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:46DDE68D-A75A-4E7C-99C5-772E21B321AA@microsoft.com...
> My computer is runny very slow. When signing online it takes
> forever...and
> often get message that it is not responding. When typing I have to wait
> for
> it to catch up. It sounds like it is running constantly, like it is
> always
> thinking. I have defraged, disk cleanup. Cleaned up unwanted programs in
> control panel. Removed startup items not needed and it still is slow.
> Help!
> It is only two years old and I have current virus software McAffee and run
> MSN on the net. Any help would be appreaciated.

I once had the same problem, but, nothing unusual was ever found. Still ran
very very slowly even after format and reinstall. I changed the hard drive
and then all was well. Just saying my experience

Ivar

Ext User(Daave)
08-06-2007, 03:33 PM
trishta wrote:
> My computer is runny very slow. When signing online it takes
> forever...and often get message that it is not responding. When
> typing I have to wait for it to catch up. It sounds like it is
> running constantly, like it is always thinking. I have defraged,
> disk cleanup. Cleaned up unwanted programs in control panel.
> Removed startup items not needed and it still is slow. Help! It is
> only two years old and I have current virus software McAffee and run
> MSN on the net. Any help would be appreaciated.

What is the make and model of your PC? How much RAM do you have
installed? How large is your hard drive, and how much free space do you
have on it? Have you scanned for spyware?

Have you tried running in Safe Mode?

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