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Windows 7 Home Premium Suddenly Running Very Slowly

Q: Windows 7 Home Premium Suddenly Running Very Slowly

I have had this new laptop for about a month. It's a gaming laptop and I've had no problems until today. Startup which usually takes about 20 seconds from power on to all startup programs functional, now takes 3 minutes with desktop items taking a long time to display.

Upon completion of startup, chrome browser still takes several seconds to open when previously it was instantaneous. New webpages take 20-30 seconds to open when shows a download speed of 31mbps.

Simply opening a program or an Adobe document takes way too long, with the blue spinning circle icon all too present in the simplest of tasks.

I downloaded AVG Free and ran a full scan which reported clean bill of health. I then bought AVG PC Tune Up. I have cleaned the registry, defraged the registry, optimized start up and shutdown, and defraged the hard drive.

I know this is a common problem but with many different causes, which is why I thought to start a new thread. When I ran an Event Log it came up with a lot of Warnings and Critical which I know nothing about. Thanks very much, if someone could please let me know what I should do next. Really don't want to do a clean install if possible.

I attached a .txt of the event log if this helps.

A: Windows 7 Home Premium Suddenly Running Very Slowly

Scan for both malware and spyware. For spyware use a program called superantispyware; download, install and run the program at the following link:

SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloading File

also; scan for malware using malwarebytes:
Malwarebytes : Thank you for download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Also; you might want to defrag the hard drive if it has not been done in awhile: start, programs, accessories, system tools, defragmenter

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I need help with my windows vista home premium. It runs terribly.
Its slow. When I click on a program it whirrrs and whirrs.

I can't uninstall anything, it says its either already been deleted or is missing (it's not, it works, I just don't need some of these programs anymore) This happens also if I try to uninstall from Safe Mode.

It says I'm not the administrator when I try to do almost anything but I sign in as administrator. I went to a site that told me I could fix this by going to Computer/Manage/Tools/Local Groups and Users... but Local Groups and Users doesn't exist.

When I go to control panel and try to change any thing under User, nothing will open for me.
I'm not real computer saavy and every site I go to tells me to try something different and I don't know half of what they're talking about.

Is there a downloadable program that can fix these issues?


A:windows vista home premium running slowly

Welcome to the forum can you run all our scans and post results PCHF System Scans these will give us info, remove malware and reset things

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im using DELL 15Z...which has 8gb RAM, 2.70ghz processer ,750gb hd,2gb graphic card........
just using from last 1 month
it is fitted with window 7 home premium 64 bits.........
it was well in begining but now it takes around 80 sec to boot up..........
i have found some answer on google
wic says that antivirus may be the using AVIRA trail version.....
i scaned my lappe manytimes with DOCTER PC....but i didnt find any problem in it....

i expecting some usefull replycan u please help out.............

A:windows home premium booting slowly

Welcome to Seven Forums AhmedKhaleel

Take a look at these tutorials:
Optimize Windows 7
Startup Programs - Change

Replace Avira with MSE Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Also, uninstall any of those crappy registry fixing so called doctors or pc fixing programs please

Do the steps above and post back for further suggestions.

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I have a duo centrino PC running windows vista. My laptop was working well up until last week when I shut down the computer without any problems. The next time I started it, I noticed it was running EXTREMELY slowly and It was taking 10 to 15 minutes to start basic programs such as internet explorer or word. I tried running McAfee figuring the computer may have acquired a virus. When I would try to run a full scan, it would give me an error saying that a file was missing and the scan could not be run. So I figured the computer had a virus. I went to safemode and the computer runs with good speed in safemode. I tried to reinstall McAfee but it can not be installed in safemode. I tried installing it in regular mode but when I click on setup file, nothing happens. Could it be that a virus is preventing me from installing McAfee? The fact that the operating speed is good in safe mode but extremely slow in regular mode be related to a virus? Would really appreciate your input on how I can get my computer back. Please see the DDs.txt log as well the zip file that was rquested from me. Really appreciate your help.

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by sarmin at 19:28:50.88 on Thu 02/04/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18865
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3545.2848 [GMT -8:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: SUPERAntiSpyware *enabled* (Updated) {222A897C-5018-402e-943F-7E... Read more

A:Windows Vista running EXTREMELY slowly suddenly

Hi cavemansurgeon
Sorry for the late reply
Have you made any progress ?

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I have a duo centrino PC running windows vista. My laptop was working well up until last week when I shut down the computer without any problems. The next time I started it, I noticed it was running EXTREMELY slowly and It was taking 10 to 15 minutes to start basic programs such as internet explorer or word. I tried running McAfee figuring the computer may have acquired a virus. When I would try to run a full scan, it would give me an error saying that a file was missing and the scan could not be run. So I figured the computer had a virus. I went to safemode and the computer runs with good speed in safemode. I tried to reinstall McAfee but it can not be installed in safemode. I tried installing it in regular mode but when I click on setup file, nothing happens. Could it be that a virus is preventing me from installing McAfee? The fact that the operating speed is good in safe mode but extremely slow in regular mode be related to a virus? Would really appreciate your input on how I can get my computer back.

A:Windows Vista running EXTREMELY slowly suddenly

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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I have an HP Pavilion dv4, 500gb memory, about 5 years old.  It was working fine up til about a week ago when everything started running very slowly, at least ten times slower than the day before.  Firefox kept randomly pausing every five seconds or so, programs take a long time to open, etc.  I reset the system to a save point from earlier in the week.  That took about 12 hours for the computer to complete, and it didn't help.   I thought maybe I picked up a virus, so I tried to run a scan.  Malwarebytes didn't find anything and Microsoft Security Essentials has, as of this morning, been running for about 56 hours and has scanned about 300,000 files.  I don't think that should take this long.   I am not computer savvy, so I looked around on the internet and some pages suggest that my hard drive needs replacing.  Is there anything else it could be?   I have no idea how to port my operating system and everything over onto a new hard drive and would like to avoid screwing up my computer even more.

A:Windows 7, HP Pavilion dv4, computer suddenly started running very slowly

 It sounds like a hard drive problem, but before replacing it, I'd want to do a few things.  First I'd back up any data I didn't want to lose while I still could.  Next I'd run chkdsk and let it check for and attempt repair of any bad sectors.  This will probably run another 2-3 hours - sorry 'bout that.  Finally I'd download disk diagnostics from Seagate or Western Digital and run them.  That will give you a lot of good info including the SMART data which predicts when the drive will fail.
Good luck.

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Good day.

I've been struggling with this problem for a few days and I've searched high and low trying out different methods, but so far no dice.

This problem started last week when I booted up Spider-Man: Web of Shadows. I noticed my FPS dropped massively; I couldn't even turn the camera without huge amounts of lag and subsequent stutter. I rebooted, and then the same thing happened. Then I pulled out my power cord (using a laptop) and removed the battery, and then I let the unit sit for a few minutes. I put everything back and tried it again and viola—it was fixed.

I thought that would be it, but then a day later the same thing happened. This has been happening constantly and the battery-removal method kept fixing it. But now yesterday, it wouldn't fix itself.

Now ALL my games/programs are lagging, despite the fact that they were running swell.

I'm not sure what the problem is, and I've tried several different things:

- Malware cleaners (adwCleaner, Malwarebytes)
- CCleaner
- Windows Disk Check
- Advanced Systemcare 8 optimization (have been using this for quite some time now)
- SFC Scan (said there are corrupt files but couldn't fix them)

The only thing I haven't done is a Defrag, so that's my next move.

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Work around using paint is time consuming & a PITA.  Something tells  me there is a way to  reinstate the original option, just not being addressed by the right people.

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Hi everyone, A couple of days ago my laptop started to boot longer than it used to for the last six months. I have spent the last days searching for a solution and followed advices I have found. The boot time before the problem appeared was about 57 seconds, now it takes 120 seconds to boot up. I haven't installed any programs recently nor did I change anything in the autostart. What I did however, is upgraded Windows Defender and Live 2011 programs (10.23.2010). I uninstalled that upgrade (was only one with a matching date) but no improvement what so ever. I tried booting in diagnostic mode but with anti-virus program running and the computer booted like it used to in the good ol' days. Not sure what to do now... Any help would be really appreciated. Laptop: Acer Aspire 5740G Intel Core i5 430M 2.26 GHz ATI Radeon HD 5470M 4 GB RAM Avast! FREE Cheers

A:Windows 7 Home Premium - suddenly boots longer

Follow instructions and this will help you diagnose
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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So I ran Avira and it found some infections, but my laptop is still really really sluggish. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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When it asks you to input a product key you can type in the key on the underside of the laptop on the Vista sticker.

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I have a slightly outdated computer running Windows XP Home Edition. This computer is nothing special, nor was it ever. I have run numerous scans and found little, but the computer is just functioning really slowly. Is there any scan or suggestions for just speeding up the computers functionality? Thanks!

A:Computer with Windows XP Home Running Slowly

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The... Read more

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I came home to and found my mother upset because her Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit laptop had suddenly become extremely slow. She had tried shutting it down, but it isn't shutting down right. THe task bar and icons disappear, but the background stays and it just stays there, like it was in a coma. So I had t restart it with the start button. It booted up in a reasonable time, and I was able to bring up task manager, but then everything slowed way way down. Chrome was basically frozen, as was every other program. I can only run the thing in safe mode.
I'm kind of tech savvy, ran a system restore and chkdsk/r. She ran antivirus programs. Nothing helped. I checked to see if she had any recent downloads. She said she hadn't and she doesnt visit many 'dangerous' websites. I'm kind of out of options, so I turn to you.

A:Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Suddenly extremely slow, wont shut down

Welcome to the forums!

Well, first thing I would do for sure is run Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware. Then a deep scan with your A/V. Even if she did it already, do them again so you KNOW. I would also recommend using Malwarebytes anti-rootkit. Its still in Beta but I've been using it since it came out with no problems. (A run with Ccleaner wouldn't hurt either)

After that run a sfc/scannow to check and repair corrupted system files. Heres a link to a tutorial if you haven't done that before :SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hello friends!

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"Sorry, Movie Maker can't start. Make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements before trying to start the Movie Maker again, and then try to update the drivers for your video card if Movie Maker still doesn't start."

I had just updated all of the drivers, so I decided to uninstall and re-install the program. I remember an issue with this when I first downloaded it so I went on to this forum to be sure I was downloading the correct program but still NOTHING!

I am fairly computer savvy and am literally at a loss! I can edit my videos in a different program, but this particular video was about ten minutes from being complete, after working for about two hours and I would be pissed to have to start from scratch... Read more

A:Windows Movie Maker on Windows 7 Home Premium Suddenly Not Working


Not an answer Im afraid but was just wondering if you got it resolved? Im having problems too but with an "access denied" message although I did at one point also get the same message as you posted above? I have put a query on the boards specifically about my message but was just wondering if you had solved your problem?

Cheers, P

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Hi - this is my first time on here. I recently started having trouble with my laptop running very slowly. I ran avg and also Spybot and they came back with no viruses or spyware. I opened the task manager and noticed that it is running at 100% CPU, and assume that is the reason for the lag. I noticed teatimer associated with Spybot S&D was taking up a lot of memory, so I uninstalled S&D and reinstalled it without the teatimer. That seemed to speed it up slightly, but it is still running slow, particularly when trying to play videos or opening programs needing java. I also ran PC tools registry mechanic to scan the registry, clean up the disks and registry, and defrag the registry, but not getting any faster. Looking at the processes in the task manager, the two that are using up the most CPU seem to be connected to my Belkin Router (which I have been using without this problem for several months): Bkbackupscheduler.exe and Connect.exe go back and forth between 47% CPU and 50% CPU each. I don't know enough about computers to know what these processes are, if they are legit and necessary, or if they should be using so much CPU, and what the consequences of stopping (or removing) them would be.. Please help!!! Thanks!

A:Computer Suddenly Running Slowly

Uninstall Spybot. Teatime causes more problems than it's worth. Today's best of breed anti-spyware apps are MalwareBytes & Super AntiSpyware. I suggest you try one or both of those.

Next, uninstall PC Tools and Registry Mechanic. Registry utilities / cleaners CAUSE problems, they do not cure them. There is no such thing as a good registry cleaner and such utilities should NEVER be used.

After doing that, let us know if you still have problems. If so, we'll try to isolate the offending process.

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Hi- my internet has suddenly started running slowly after visiting sketchy websites. I have run adaware and spybot. They only identified 1 issue each - problem still exists...
My hjt log is attached- are there any nasties listed there?

A:internet suddenly running slowly

Hi- My computer is still having the problems yet I have not recieved any replies to my post- should I assume that my log is clean? If so, can anyone recommend the next step?
Thank You!

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So I was on my computer last Thursday night for a few mins..checking the usual sites (forums/email etc..) everything was fine. I didn't even touch my computer again until late Saturday night I went to check the usual sites again. Using both FF and IE using the scroll function is very, very delayed. Like I scroll one click and a line goes horizontally up/down the screen as the scroll goes up/down. I'm also noticing a substantial delay just clicking on local things on my pc, such as the start menu..which used to pop up instaneously now has to think for a second before opening up. I'm also noticing some severe spikes in CPU usage during simple tasks..ex: opening firefox makes it spike to 40%

My immediate reaction was that it must be spyware, so I ran windows defender, which found nothing. So I downloaded spyware doctor and spybot, which also both found nothing. I am running AVG free edition, which is completely updated and is scheduled to run ever other day. I just checked windows update and the only update available for me is IE8...which isn't my primary browser anyways.

Below is the hijack this log....which took about 30 seconds for me to scroll all the way down to highlight it all because it had to load each line individually
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDO... Read more

A:computer suddenly running slowly

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Hi, My computer has been running very slowly lately and I know that it is not normal. I also have been having problem with IE freezing and then shutting down. I know that I have enough memory, because I don't really have any programs or files on my computer, I have an external hard drive for all of that. I really appreciate the help! Thanks, *~*TNolan*~*Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Tiffany on 2008-06-22 13:25:14Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --33: 2008-06-22 20:25:31 UTC - RP421 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point32: 2008-06-22 11:06:18 UTC - RP420 - System Checkpoint31: 2008-06-21 09:58:17 UTC - RP419 - Software Distribution Service 3.030: 2008-06-21 03:16:25 UTC - RP418 - Software Distribution Service 3.029: 2008-06-15 22:47:22 UTC - RP417 - System Checkpoint-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-03-26 04:51:39 UTC - RP389 - Software Distribution Service 3.0Backed up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Tiffany.exe) ---------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:26:41 PM, on 6/22/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32&... Read more

A:Computer Suddenly Running Very Slowly

Hello Tnolan,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.


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Hi. I'm not sure what happened to my system, but it's suddenly running extremly slowly. It happened a few days ago. The only thing I've done to try to correct is a disc defrag. Started up in Safe mode and did a AdAware and Spybot scan. Turned up one minor internet miner in the Adaware scan. Then I ran HJT. Here's the log. Can anyone offer a solution? Much appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:42:02 PM, on 10/20/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Documents and Settings\Daniel Young\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Verizon Online
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
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A:Computer suddenly running slowly. Need help interpreting HJT log.

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Hi ,

I have noticed over the last week that everything on my pc has started to open and run slowly, Internet explorer in particular seems to take ages to open initially. I have run scans with AVG, Spybot, Ad-Aware Se, and A Squared, along with CWS and Trend Micro's online scanner and nothing seems to be out of order there. I defragment my hard disk regularly and clear out any clutter from the registry using Winoptimizer 3 and Registry Mechanic. I have Service Pack 2 installed and regularly check for updates.

My computer is about 3 years old, and although only a 1.8MHz processor has always run relatively smoothly and quickly enough for my needs, now things take ages to open.

I'm not sure if I'm right, but when I installed IE7 and then had to remove it because of the HP Director conflict (the work around available didn't work), IE6 seemed slower to start once reinstalled. I tried Firefox2 which I liked but that seemed to take even longer to open.

I noticed that it seems the thing to do to post HJT logs so mine follows.

I'd really appreciate any suggestions as to why thing are slowing down. Thanks in advance

ps. A squared always seems to find something called HackerWacker which it then proceeds to delete for it to be there again next time. I think this is a false positive, at least i hope so..

pps. Also, if there is anything that I don't need showing up in the HJt log please let me know.
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A:Solved: Everyting is suddenly running very slowly. !!!

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I would appreciate your assistance. I have a relatively new machine, HP, 4 gig RAM, 500 GIG HD, flat panel, canon 4-in-1, wired keyboard and mouse. Running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit. I'm going to try and give as much detail as the sticky posts requested.

For approximately a year now it has run perfectly (after an initial two hard driver crashes - when I had gone 30 years without one).

Several days ago, there was a half-second power outage and the computer turned off in mid-use. When I initially rebooted it ran very very slow. I rebooted again and this seemed to fix the problem. Went back to running lightning fast as normal.

A few hours later, in the midst of being used, it suddenly came to a screeching halt. I rebooted again. This time, on the screen where you choose which user to log in as, there was a momentary video glitch (black lines running from left edge of screen towards the right, about halfway down the screen). This only lasted for about a second, but has never happened before. At first the mouse worked fine, and then as I moved it toward my login button it began to move jerkily. Stopping in one place, then a fraction of a second later jumping to another location where it also hung for a fraction of a second, etc.... Rebooted again. Same problem. Rebooted again, this time selecting a prior saved configuration, one from directly before the power spike. This appeared to solve the problem for a few hours, althoght the Norton anti-viru... Read more

A:Help - Vista running incredibly slowly - suddenly

Give this a try
open a command prompt by right clicking and select
Run As Administrator
type sfc /scannow<enter>

This will test the integrity of your system files and fix what it can.

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I am running a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit computer. I used to be able to run chkdsk with no problem. For some reason when I now run chkdsk, I get the countdown from 9 to 0 and the system then boots Windows 7 Home Premium. It will not run chkdsk. Any help will be appreciated.

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Which partition are you trying to run chkdsk on? Is it the windows partition? Are you able to 'chkdsk' on other disks/partition?

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running windows 7 but as stated in another thread having problems with the product key and getting fed up with the windows popping up about activating my windows 7.

anyway ive got a old pc with windows xp home premium on which im thinking of taking apart to use the case for my xbox 360 and keep the parts as spare incase needed in the future, If I download a copy of xp home premium would it run on a hp mini 110 and could I use the product key off the side of the computer on this hp mini to make I genuine?

might be a obvious answer but im not very clued up on my pc's I know a few things but not everything

thanks in advance

P.S sorry for the bad grammar

A:Running windows 7 but thinking of using xp home premium, look inside.

If it's licensed to the same PC and you use the exact same version, yes. With Factory OEM XP you must use an OEM channel installer whereas with Win7 you can use the same isntaller for either OEM or retail.

So you'd want XP Home OEM with SP3.

If forced to download from a torrent make sure you read the comments closely to see that nothing like a crack is added as this will defeat the purpose of using the license you legally own and can be seeded with infection.

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I have refreshed my Hard disk in Acer Aspire Laptop and restored the windows using the recovery disk. After the restore, Inter RST displays a yellow triangle and says the "RST services is not Running". When I try opening the RST, I get a message 'IAStorUI has stopped working'. Also the performance of the PC has reduced after the HDD refresh. The Local Services shows that 'Inter RST has started'.
Please help in resolving the issues.

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I'm unable to connect to internet through wireless connectionsr . it says limited access to wi-fi router. When i try to fix this it says diagnostics policy service not running. Checked services.msc While the type is set up to automatic Unable to start the
service. I had similar problem with my LAN connection. After resetting my LAN connection i was able to connect to internet. Tried this on wifi as well but the issue remains.
Error code is 5: access denied

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In addition, did you try Repair your computer?
Before reloading the OS, you can choose to do an In-place upgrade. Refer to:
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I am working on my sisters compaq computer running vista home premium, they had contracted some viruses(trogans Etc.). was finally able to boot to safe mode and was able to run malware bytes anti malware program that was already installed, but was 180 days old on the definitions. tried to access the internet to update but would not access it it would only show a local connection. rebooted again to make sure i selected safe mode with networking, but still no internet. i used a jump drive on another computer and downloaded avast anti-vrus program, and was able to load it on the computer and ran the program. after running the malware bytes program it found like 10 trogans, i think. and the avast program found a couple of things as well. there were a couple of times that while trying to reboot in the normal mode, the computer would bring the normal desktop up for about 10 seconds and then it would go away and now all i get in normal mode is it gets to the welcome screen and while booting it just halts and the hard drive light stops blinking. I have tried removing the memory sticks one at a time and try to reboot and to no luck. replaced the memeory. all plugs and cables are plugged in and haven't seen any abnormalities on the motherboard. i have tried to use a start up disk from xp but that doesn't work either. I even bought a program from walmart that was called System Mechanic, and i can not get it to load up either. The system recovery is on the d drive partition but w... Read more

A:can not boot computer running windows vista home premium

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started first.Then start a new thread HERE and include or required logs.Including a link to this thread will be helpful. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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Every time I start Windows 7, a bunch of tasks I don't want start themselves. Some are in the tray, some are running in the TASK MANAGER.
I then go to CCleaner that has a STARTUP tool that allows me to DISABLE or DELETE but I delete which I do to all except my Anti-virus and Firewall.

When I install a program, I DO check, "do not load at startup" but they seem to ignore it load their tasks anyway.
For example now, I have:
Sink to receive asynchronous calls

Most of these I think are agents to restart them but chances are, I will not use in this session and they take up memory, etc.

I can go to the Task Manager and "end process" for this session and DELETE them from CCleaner Startup but at reboot, there they are again.

IS THERE anyway to tell Windows STOP, or ask me, or something to exclude tasks from automatically starting?

A:Windows 7 64bit Home Premium starts tasks I do not want running

Go to start button, then go to run
In run type msconfig then OK
In misconfig go to start up
Then check the ones you want to start up
Boot computer
What happens
If that does not work, it usually means that the program is made to be an automatic start up. In that case not much you can do.
Site Advisor you will need at start up or it cannot do its job

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Computer is running extremely slow all of a sudden (think husband installed some random stuff he clicked on and it possibly contained malware?), keep getting suspicious popups about a program called LVMaintenance needing to run and my browser proxy setting keeps getting switched so that I can't access websites.
Getting interstitial ads and other weird popups from pretty much every website I visit.
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!
DDS log:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16518
Run by Jon at 1:11:30 on 2014-02-21
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8190.5509 [GMT -8:00]
AV: Kaspersky PURE 3.0 *Enabled/Updated* {C3113FBF-4BCB-4461-D78D-6EDFEC9593E5}
SP: Kaspersky PURE 3.0 *Enabled/Updated* {7870DE5B-6DF1-4BEF-ED3D-55AD9712D958}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Kaspersky PURE 3.0 *Enabled* {FB2ABE9A-01A4-4539-FCD2-C7EA1246D49E}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
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A:suddenly my freshly-formatted computer is running slowly/suspicious activity

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number). Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifica... Read more

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HP laptop with I7 processor running Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium after booting up races. I went into task manager and see svchost running memory at over 256K. I delete this and another svchost and the racing stops but eventually it starts again.
I performed all suggested tips  from for Full Malware Scan & Removal Guide to Clean Heavy Infected Computer by running:
RKill in Safe Mode with Networking
Delete Temporary Files and folders with TFC by OldTimer
Removed any Programs recently installed in Control Panel
Junkware Removal Tool with JRT
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
ESET online antivirus scan
What is causing this racing without opening any programs?
I don't know what services that might be running that are causing this.
I have stopped whatever programs that I know that are not needed.
As a result of this racing, it is causing excessive heat and am getting Critical Core 0 or Critical Core 3 messages popping up?
Some are suggesting the hard drive is failing and I haven't been able to run any tests yet.  I am attempting to Repair My Computer in Safe Mode and the racing is ongoing.  
I downloaded a Seagate Tool to test the hard drive and was attempting that in normal bootup but the test will take several hours and it had the CPU temperature utility to cease working.
This computer is about 6 or 7 years old and it is the original hard drive.
I do not know if ... Read more

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I have tried multiple times to install iTunes 8 so that I can sync my iPhone. Each time It attempts installation and then at some point rolls back and gives an error message that it can not install. Try again later. I have tried Using MSCONFIG troubleshoot conflicts in Windows Vista Article HT1275 without any luck. I have tried disabling McAfee Security before attempting to install. I also read the suggestion to go to Services and turn off iTunes, but it is not installed and therefore not in Services.

I really don't know what else to try in order to find the conflict. Any suggestions would really be appreciated.

A:Cannot install iTunes8 on my computer running Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1

Hi. . .

Sorry to hear of your troubles w/ iTunes. I assure you that somehow we'll straighten this out. 3 of my kids have iTunes on Vista and XP systems, so compatibility does not appear to be an issue.

If you don't mind taking 5 - 10 minutes to run a batch script, it will provide me with the information I need to have a deep look in your system and hopefully come up w/ some answers.

Please follow THESE instructions carefully.

Don't run the 2nd step - PERFMON. If I need it, I'll ask for it.

Just to make sure - this is the download link you are using for iTunes -

Also - do you have a link for the Vista Article HT1275 that you mentioned? Run the batch script first, then see if you can find HT1275.

Zip up the output folder from the script and attach to next post. I'll be here for another hour or so before going into Philadelphia.

Regards. . .



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I just restored my Toshiba Satellite L505-S5984 due the replacement of my crashed hard drive. However, windows updates is not working. It tells me the "windows update service is not running". The CNET forum referred me to Toshiba for a "known problem" but Toshiba says they are not aware of any restore issues or windows update issues.

I have restored the computer again to ensure it was not just a glitch with the restore but I get the same results.

I have also tried Microsoft's Fixit tool but it tells me it has repaired the components but windows updates will still not run.

Everything else on the computer appears to be functioning properly.

Anyone have any suggestions?

A:Windows Update Service not running on Windows 7 Home Premium

Hi and welcome,

Have you try checking the services program?

Click on start and type in services on the search bar, open the program,

Scroll down until you see windows update, right-click and select start.

If the service is set to disabled or manual, right-click and properties, find the option start-up type and select automatic, apply it and press ok.

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I just reformatted my PC and unable to run Windows Update.
I have attached the CBS file and a screenshot of the error message.
Have tried restarting a zillion times, update drivers, and a fix registry tool but still unsuccessful.
Can someone please help? Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Update service not running (Windows 7 Home Premium x64)

Your install has a very high number of POQ's in the SFC report - which usually indicates that a lot of Language Packs have been installed.

There are no serious errors in the scan.

Please download the Farbar Service Scanner from

Right-click on the saved file and select 'Run as Administrator', and tick all the options, then click on the Scan button - copy and paste the report to your response.

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I'm trying to update my computer (it's been awhile) and for whatever reason I can't get Windows Update to function.

I'm getting the following error: Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.

I've restarted my computer multiple times and nada.

I'm attaching the CBS file:

A:Windows 7 Home Premium Windows Update Service Not Running

I'm a little confused here - the errors I see in the CBS.log file indicate that the problem is that the machine is attempting to install SP1, yet indications are that SP is already installed .

Can you confirm the status one way or the other?

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Hope someone can offer me some advice please. I got asked to look at a relative's laptop which for a few months has been reporting that the copy of Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit is not genuine. The laptop originally had Vista Home Basic on it and he had it repaired and updated to Win 7 Home Premium by someone he knew. It was fine for about 2-3 years then apparently a few months ago started reporting Windows is not genuine.

Below is the MGADiag

Many thanks.

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-QCPVQ-KHRB8-RMV82
Windows Product Key Hash: +Rj3N34NLM2JqoBO/OzgzTZXgbY=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00095
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {66B30926-3F93-4D84-9787-8A57D50C5B30}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150715-0600
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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A:Win 7 Home Premium suddenly not genuine

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Is this a Dell computer ?

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HiJack this log is below. My computer has slowed way down in the last few weeks and I can't figure out why.I'm not sure if all the detail on history will help but here's what I can recall. I'm running XP professional (32 bit encryption I believe). OS version 5_1_2600, SP 2.0 (installed over a year ago so not the culprit), Product 256_1.Scanned with cleanmgr, Ad-Aware, Spybot, Trend-Micro Housecall, McAfee Stinger, Kaspersky, Norton Antivirus, running ZoneAlarm, Windows updates are current.Back in Mid-January, McAfee required me to update their "internet security" program in order to get new virus definitions (McAfee shipped with the computer so I was using it until it expired). That is when a lot of problems began. Simultaneously, I decided to update to IE 7. I also was running ZoneAlarm.I needed to do backup - and I have used Ghost as I like the complete image of the hard drive. I first tried Ghost booting from a CD; since it was very slow, on Jan 22, 2007 I decided to try downloading a free copy of Ghost 10.0 to see if that would speed things up. It didn't, and twice, it crashed halfway through the 2nd DVD, a very bad crash (blue screen) and something about a Kernel_Page_Error or something. I was able to recover but XP warned me it had recovered from a serious error. I'm not sure what caused this error - later I realized I should have selected "partition to image" instead of "disk to image" and don't know if that was the problem. See... Read more

A:Xp Pro Suddenly Running Very Slowly - Help - Nothing Turns Up With Standard Worm/virus/trojan Scans

Since no one's replied yet and since I had to get anti-virus protection (trend micro for now), I'm posting a new hijack this log. I also ran some PC pitstop diagnostics (as shown in the new log) and also ran F-secure's blacklight (beta) which turned up nothing. (This isn't an attempt to bump ... merely to have a correct log here). I also installed Java 6.0 from the Sun website (currently turned off).(If it's of any relevance, I noticed in the msconfig "startup" tab, one of my entries (checked) is blank under "start up item" and "command" and location is HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\currentVersion\Run. Is this OK? Or is it some suspicious something starting at bootup?)Also: if nothing else, can hijack this experts please tell me how to deal with the "file missing" entries in the log. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:42:37 PM, on 2/8/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wirel... Read more

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This computer has always run slow, I recently installed Malaware Byes Anti Malware, Super Anti Spy, HouseCall, RUBotted & HiJack This. Each did find potential threats, but now I cannot even get on my computer unless I am in safe mode. Please help!!!

A:Severe problems with my Toshiba laptop, running Windows Vista Home Premium

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.

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I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, I just got my laptop a few weeks ago and noticed today that windows update isn't running.

when I click on windows update i'm prompted with a message saying that the service isn't started and to reset my system, however when i check my services it tells me what windows update is started and set to automatic (delayed start) can anybody help with this please? I've been looking up some solutions online and nothing has seemed to work, help would be really aprichiated


A:Windows update not running - windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Open Windows Update
Click on Change Settings
Select 'Never Update...'
Click OK
exit Windows Update
Now open Windows update again
Click on Change Settings
Select 'Update automatically'
Click OK
exit Windows Update
Open Windows Update, and do a manual Check for Updates.

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i had just changed a hard rive from a 500gb seagate to a 1tb hgst and when i try to do windows update and when i click on it i am prompted with a message that says windows update cannot currently check for up dates because the service is not running you may need to restart your computer which i have done many of times with no success i really dont know what to do

A:Windows update not running - windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Windows Update Posting Instructions

Please complete and post so our experts can help.

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Hi. My computer has been running much slower than normal. When you open a new window or even try to select a user from the first screen, it really takes its time. Even once the window is open, you can still hear the wheels turning inside the box like it is really struggling to run its basic operating system. When you type something into a web page text box, there is a lag from when I press the key to when the letter shows up.

I have Windows XP and an AMD processor (I don't know which one).


A:Computer running slowly-windows open slowly

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Copied title here for ease of reading. ~ OBI have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home Premium and am having all kinds of problems. I can not install SP1 slow computer IE7 stops Help, Here is HJT log as well as dds log which I was instructed to use.End of title.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:18:08 PM, on 12/5/2008Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exec:\PROGRA~1\\agent\mcagent.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEUser.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\msc\mcuimgr.exeC:\Users\Steve\Downloads\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = Read more

A:I have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home Premium and am having all kinds of problems. I can not install SP1 slow...

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable a... Read more

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I'm in a similar situation as this guy:

except when I boot up my disk, I only get to the 2nd step:

2) Progress Bar:
The next screen is a more graphical progress bar indicating Windows 7 is still working in the background.

it wont go past this screen.

The same thing happens when I boot it up normally(without the disk for windows 7 home premium), only with the disk in it has the windows 7 rather than the vista look.

Does anyone know what is causing this problem?

A:Solved: Replacing windows vista home premium with windows 7 home premium

You've got this thread started too

Is that one now solved too? You've marked this one solved, could you explain how you solved it in case others need to solve the same problem sometime in the future?



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Greetings Tech Support Guy, The computer I wish to purchase has Windows Vista Home Premium preinstalled, with a ticket to purchase an upgrade To Windows 7 Home Premium.
As I wish to use Windows 7 immediately (without bothering with Vista Home Premium) can you please advise, in detail, how I can delete Vista completely and install Windows 7 with minimum fuss.
All help greatly appreciated,
With Best Regards

A:Replacing Vista Home Premium with Windows 7 Home Premium

When you get the Vista DVD, boot from it and choose Custom "advanced" installation. Then highlight the partition you want to put 7 on (preferably the Vista partition) then click "delete" (be careful which partition you choose) once the old Vista partition is deleted, be sure the new unallocated partition is highlighted and hit next to continue installing 7. Here is a screenshot, your partition structure may be slightly different.

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I've ran virus and malware scans and nothing is found. I haven't changed or installed anything recently before the problem started. The computer seems to run ok, and all other browsers seem ok. Here is a hijackthis log from a recent scan. Please let me know if anything looks suspicious.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:03:23 PM, on 10/7/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\ 3\program\soffice.exeC:\Program Files\ 3\program\soffice.binC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Uniblue\SpeedUpMyPC\sump.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\calc.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbarUser_32.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10i_ActiveX.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeF:... Read more

A:Internet Explorer 8 running very slowly in Vista Home Premeium

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.We need to create an OTL report,Please downloa... Read more

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I just installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on an HP Envy m6 laptop. I went to check for updates due to the fact that this laptop originally had Windows 8.1. Windows updates just keeping Checking for updates with the green progress bar keeps turning and
turning. I had this problem awhile back and there is an issue with two KB files which are windows update agents but I did not write them down. Does anybody have that information?
Thanking you in advance,
Dennis Sturgill

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Hey guys,

I want to upgrade my OS from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium and I have the Anytime upgrade DVD (provided at the time when I bought my laptop which came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium). Since this is the first time I will ever try to upgrade my OS and I will be paying for it (lol) I wanted to clear a few doubts before I went about it. My current OS is a Deutsch (German) version. I want my new OS to be in English. So my question is -

Will the upgrade process provide me with the option to choose an installation language?

I researched a bit about language packs and if I'm not very wrong, Multiple language packs work only for Business and Ultimate versions but not for Basic and Home premium. Third party language packs like Vistalizator has been reported to work fine but Microsoft doesn't recommend it and some users have reported to have problems where it pops the message " your windows is not genuine".

So should I do an upgrade or just do a clean install with an original Windows 7 Home Premium DVD?

A:Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade

I am not sure about the answer regarding the language pack, but I am sure about the upgrade or the clean install. Do the clean install. A clean install is always preferred over an upgrade. With an upgrade all the old problems that may exist with the OS are just carried to the new installation.
Upgrades often fail, either because of third party software that is not compatible, or malicious software that breaks in the new install.
There are some members that back up their stuff and do a clean install on a regular basis to have the OS run smoothly as the first day. Trust me go with the clean install and enjoy your new OS

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I have had my dell vostro 1400 for a little over a year and it has all the sudden slowed down drastically. I constantly clean out my internet history along with my temporary internet files and such. I also purchased a registry cleaning software called uniblue registry booster. I know how to defragment my hdd and how to do a disk cleanup. Oh I just went in and customized my startup menu for programs that I don't need to start right away. I have know idea what else to do, so if you could please help it would be great.

Visat home premium
service pack 1
processor 1.4ghz
memory 1.00 GB
System type: 32-bit operating system

A:Vista home premium running really slow!

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Greetings all,I have been given a machine that had several malware issues, and the end user was savvy enough to find out about TDSSKiller and run it. However, after detecting a problem and cleaning it the computer will not boot.The symptoms are EXACTLY the same as this topic:My linkI have tried everything I can think of and research, and even followed the instructions from the previous post to get a FRST64 report from the system.
 FRST.txt   89.89KB
  2 downloadsIf anyone could assist me with regaining access to this machine, I would be ever so grateful. If I've skipped ahead too far, let me know that as well, and I'll be happy to start from the beginning.-mtupper

A:Win 7 Home Premium won't start after running TDSSKiller

You have quite a few ****.tmp files such as this kdccbaa.tmpYou're most likely still infected ... Please post your problem in this forum-->

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Hello all,

I have a Compaq Presario CQ50 laptop with these specs:

Vista Home Premium, 32 bit, SP1
AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core RM-70 @ 2.00 GHz

It's been running great for almost a year (I'd sent it in for repairs only once for a cable replacement and when I got it back there were no problems), until recently.

One day my laptop became sluggish; opening files and internet browsers would take a long time, sometimes they'd freeze and not respond for a few seconds. Rebooting was a long process as well, I'd get stuck at the welcome screen for a few minutes, and then my desktop would take a while to load, overall the whole process would last a half hour to an hour, sometimes more.

Anyway I got impatient and decided to reinstall Vista by using the System Recovery from the partition by pressing F11 at startup to restore my laptop to factory settings. But even after that, startups have still been painfully slow and I'm experiencing all the same problems.

Thank you in advance for any help.

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Hi there

i am new here

i have recently purchased a new HP pavilion M9373 computer it has the following spec:

Intel core 2 quad Q9300 2.5ghz 1333Mhz FSB, 6MBvista home premium 64bit1024MB geforce 9800 GT graphics4GB RAM1TB hard driveso overall it is a really good spec! it cost a lot of money to buy so i expect it to be pretty speedy with vista!

i am doing a degree in computing so i know a fair bit about computers!!

this has just reall confused me though!!

i dont understand why it takes such a long time to load windows up!!

i have read a few posts on here about some computers taking 15 seconds to load!! mine is more like anything up to 5 mins from power on to usable desktop!!

please can someone help me as to waht i could do!?!?

i want this computer to be as fast as it should be!!

A:Vista home premium x64 running slow

Hello Kier, and welcome to Vista Forums.

These items will help speed up the performance of your computer.

Speed Up the Performance of Vista

Hope this helps,

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Hey everyone. I have an issue with Windows 7. As of yesterday I've realised that my OS has started taking forever to boot (1:30-2 mins, maybe even more, as opposed to 6 or so secs before on the startup screen). I don't know what the problem could be. Here's my ntbtlog....

Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Version 6.1 (Build 7600)
5 6 2010 15:17:05.109
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\kdcom.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\PSHED.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CLFS.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CI.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\Wdf01000.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WDFLDR.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\msisadrv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vdrvroot.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\partmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\compbatt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\BATTC.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\volmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\volmgrx.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pciide.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIV... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Windows suddenly boots slowly!!!

Is the VmWare a new addition or has it been there throughout?

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I tried installing XP on a laptop running Vista but the installation was aborted when it could not 'see' the Hard drive

A:Installing XP on a Laptop running Vista Home Premium

must need sata drivers - exactly what laptop?

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I'm helping a friend identify a slow performance issue on a HP laptop with an Intel Celeron M 530 processor that is running Windows Vista Home Premium Edition (SP2).

The system had 1.5GB of ram and I removed the 512MB module and added 2GB. Now that the system has 3GBof RAM, it's still running a bit more sluggishly than I would like. Some apps, like IE8, take longer to load than I would like. The CPU doesn't appear to be pegged and RAM usage is great, now that there is 3GB installed.

The Celeron M 530 processor is running at 1.73GHz. Could this simply be a case of Vista not running well on a Celeron processor based system or are there some tuning tricks I can possibly do to improve performance.

McAfee AntiVirus 2010 is the main security suite which I've complemented with SUPERAntiSpyware. The user experience rating of the system is 3.0.

Any ideas or suggestions? I know you'll probably want more information so post what other info you'll want and I'll gather what I can.



A:Performance tips for running Vista Home Premium

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I have had it only a week and been experiencing a number of issues. Any help solving any of these would be appreciated.

1. After screensaver Vista seems to hibernate and I cannot wake it. I have to reboot completely.
2. Power button doesn't work sometimes, often after another even such as a shutdown because of #1. Once I removed a usb stick and then it worked. On another occasion I had to shut off / on the power switch at the power supply.
3. Following a reboot due to #1 I had the pc repeatedly lock up following my login. Blank screen and a repeating single note coming from the speakers.
4. My pc boots to the screen I would see if I had just entered an incorrect login password.
5. After adding a new 24" Dell monitor yesterday via DVI (to Radeon 4800 series card) I was unable to boot past the Gigabyte motherboard's splash screen - it just kept recycling as if I was pushing the reboot button each time I hit that screen. It took awhile but I finally narrowed it down to what seemed to be a bad DVI cable (the new one that came with the Dell). It seemed to be the case because the issue was still present when I attached the old monitor to the pc with the same new dvi cable and then it booted when I used the old dvi cable. Thought i had this completely solved until it happened one more time this time using the old cable.
6. I have had a number of instances when everything just froze. No cursor movement with the mouse. I could only reboot to get moving again.

Please h... Read more

A:New pc running Vista Home Premium 64-bit - a number of issues

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I can only get local access when using wireless connection on 2pcs running vista home premium.

Internet works fine using etheral cable and fine on windows 7 laptops.

A:only get local access on pc running vista home premium

can we see an ipconfig /all from the vista PCs on wireless

on the wireless connection - log into the router and turn off any wireless security and see if you can now connect

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

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When using Xnews to download multiple images; I can launch them as they are being saved to my hard drive. Windows Photo Gallery opens a new instance every time a new one is saved. Office Picture Manager does the same. I soon run out of memory and have to close one window for each picture I downloaded. I tried Irfanview (latest version), because it has "one instance of Irfanview" in the options menus, but get the dreaded " is not a valid integer value error. Is there a Vista image viewing utility that will open when an image is launched and close that window when another of the same type (usually JPG) is launched,. That would save on memory and Xnews crashing. It doesn't need the bells and whistles, just make it fit, preferably in the middle of the screen, have reasonably good quality, and leave when the next one comes. (Oh, and free too!) Thx paj692

A:I'm running Vista Home Premium; Photo Gallery has a problem

Picture viewers are all made so that people can open multiple pictures in multiple windows. I doubt there is one that closes itself every time you want to open a new picture (I can't think of one off the top of my head...). I would suggest just saving the pictures to a specific folder and not open them as Xnews downloads them, since you can go into the folder where they are saved and open the first picture, then browse through them all in the same window (even as more are being downloaded).

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I tried looking up Certificate Services Client on MS site and it's impenetrable whether I need this thing for everyday Vista use. I'm not running a web server or MS database app. All I know is it's one of the last remaining Scheduled Tasks that wants to run my HD on forever once it kicks off(forever meaning longer than 5 minutes even if the PC is not idle.) It's a PITA waiting around to burn a DVD or whatever for this thing to quit when I don't know what it does. I just hate to shut stuff off trial and error fashion.

edit: additional info. I'm on a 2 PC home Lan. Not a domain. Don't see that I need Roaming and all that but you never know with Windows.

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I'm trying to find out if Group Policy is normally running on a Vista Home Premium system. While there are plenty of helpful people on the forum, most of them are running new versions of Windows. They can't tell me if these items are on a Vista system simply because they are not running it.

Vista Home Premium does not have a group policy manager installed. It is mainly for business versions like Enterprise and Professional. Could you please search your registry for "Group Policy" and tell me if you find any Group Policy entries (don't change anything in your registry) or if gpsvc (Group Policy Client) is running in your Task Manager Services tab?

A:Current Vista Home Premium Users: Are these running on your system?

Yes, if I run regedit > Edit > Find > "group policy" I get some results; and yes, gpsvc is running.

I reinstalled Vista about a month ago (something you should probably consider). As far as I know, the only thing I have done since then that would involve Group Policy was run a Microsoft Fix-it to disable Windows Side Bar.

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I have a PC running Windows XP and a laptop running Vista Home Basic x86. I finally decided to try Windows 7 Home Premium x64 using an upgrade license, which I already purchased. My present PC is running XP and is not capable of 64 bit. My plan was to install 100% new components in my old PC, more compatible with the 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium, then upgrade to the Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit version.

BTW, the new components are: PSU, MB and dual core 64 bit capable CPU, 8 GB of DDR3 1333 RAM, and a 1 TB WD Green SATA II drive.

Is there anything I should look out for, before implementing this plan.

A:Upgrading PC running XP before installing upgrade to Win7 Home Premium

Why dual core

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My DELL INSPIRON 531S running WINDOWS VISTA SP2 64 BIT is VERY, VERY SLOW. Please HELP to find a way to make it run a little faster. It is frustrating and don't know what to do.

A:Solved: Computer real slow running vista home premium

Click Start, then type MSCONFIG in the search or run box, then press the Enter key.

When the small "System Configuration" window appears, click the "Startup" tab.

Write down ONLY the names in the "Startup Item" column that have a checkmark next to them.

If the "Startup Item" column isn't wide enough to see the entire name of any of them, widen the column.

Submit those names here in a vertical list.

Make sure to spell them EXACTLY as you see them there.


Click Start, then type SERVICES.MSC in the search or run box, then press the Enter key.

When the "Services" window appears, expand it so you can see the list more clearly.

Write down ONLY the names in the "Name" column that have their startup type set on Automatic and Automatic (Delayed Start).

If the "Name" column isn't wide enough to see the entire name of any of them, widen the column.

Submit those names here in a vertical list and in alphabetical order.

Make sure to spell them correctly.


These are my "canned instructions", but you can submit thumbnail images instead of you want to.

Just make sure they're large enough and the required information is readable.


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Hi, I'm working on my brothers laptop, its a Gateway ML6720. Anyway, this computer is like 3 months old and worked fine until now. When I turn it on it shows the loading bar, but when that's done it just goes to a black screen and stays. It will not boot completely. I've tried starting it in safe mode and repair mode but it still just freezes at a certain point. I don't know what he did to it prior to this happening, probably nothing but there's no good reason why it shouldn't boot. If someone could please help it would be great. Thanks.
Please help!!!

OS: Widows Vista Home Premium
CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core T2310 1.46 GHz

A:Gateway Laptop Running Vista Home Premium Wont Boot


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When I start up my Acer Aspire 5250, I am at the starting windows stage for several minutes than when it loads it enters my profile which has taken up to 7 minutes, but when I enter the desktop is completely blank, except for my cursor. all I can see is my cursor. I can enter the BIOS menu fine so I am stumped. If anyone has this issue or knows how they solved it please let me know.

A:Acer Aspire 5250 running home premium desktop will not display.

You can work through the steps in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start to check for infection, try repairing the boot and System files, to see if you can get into Safe Mode or normal boot, then continue until its fixed with the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

But if you have the Acer factory install then that is the worst install of Win7 one can have to begin with. So what I would do is Clean Reinstall Windows 7 following everything that works best in Win7 in tens of thousands of installs we've directly helped with here, and which has been used by over a million consumers without a single complaint.

Everything needed is in the blue link, and you'll get and keep a perfect install to the exact extent you stick with the tools and methods given.

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Hi everyone,

I'm new to this site so I hope you'll bear with me. About a week ago I began to have sound probs on my laptop. First the sound went in the middle of a game I was playing but came back after I shut it down and restarted. It was shortlived however and ever since I've had that dreaded "no audio output device installed" and that ghastly red circle with the white x next to the sound icon on the taskbar. I think I've googled every site and tried every fix known to man to no avail although yesterday I bought a new mouse and the sound reappeared as if by magic only (you've guessed it) to disappear again. I know this sounds naff but could it have any bearing on a weird message I used to get re the usb ports not recognising a device? Funnily enough since the sound problem appeared that message disappeared! I'm at my wits end now and just about able to curb the urge to throw the lappy out the window....but I don't know how much longer I can hold out. Please can someone help?

Margaret xx

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I run Windows Vista Home Edition Premium 32-Bit. Lately, I've been encountering several problems. Almost every time I turn on the computer, start-up repair runs. In addition, all of my programs respond much more slowly than they previously had. I've scanned numerous times with both MalByte's Anti-Malware and Spybot, but I cannot seem to find any significant issues.I've ended any unnecessary processes, disabled many of my visual themes, and increased my amount of virtual ram, but I haven't noticed a change. I decided to download HiJack this, in case I am overlooking something. Here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:02:18 PM, on 8/7/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Utilities\KeNotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNo... Read more

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Please help, my computer isn't very useful right now. Here's the deal:

1. My computer keeps on freezing up on me, and I don't even have many programs running. When my computer finally starts up, I log onto windows, and it takes seriously two or three minutes for windows to load; two weeks ago it took 20-30 seconds for windows to load. When windows finally loads, and I click on a program (ie. Internet Explorer or Opera Web Browser), it takes another five to seven minutes for one the programs to appear on the screen, then another minute or two for the program to load. When I close a program, it does one of two things; my computer will freeze, and I'll have to restart it; or, it will take a couple of minutes to close the program. And I'm just working with the basics; Internet explorer, opera, open office, and windows media. I'm trying to add music to my newly added iTunes library, but that's almost impossible.

2. My computer won't shut down. This computer is only seven months old, it's too young for such problems. When I go to shut my computer down, I select the shut down icon from the start menu, and expect my computer to shut down. Rather than shutting down, windows pop up telling me that the programs that I had been running are not responding, and I have the option to wait or end the program. I end the program, and the window comes up again, it's almost like my computer isn't properly responding to its commands. Again ... Read more

A:Computer repeatedly freezing; running slowly; shuts down and starts up very slowly

Try posting a hiJack this log here and I'm sure the good people will take a look for you

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My husband uses Chrome and it is running very slow. Firefox seems unaffected.
 I recently wiped my computer after a nasty virus and have been trying out various security systems recently trying to decide what I want to buy. Currently using trial version of Avast. I am guessing that I need to take some of those off and would love any advise to get rid of unnecessary programs. I am looking at you, HP! 
In looking at other threads I read potential helpers like to have people download and run speccy and minitoolbox to spot what is wrong. Thanks in advance for your help, A
here are my minitoolbox results:
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 23-01-2014
Ran by azane (administrator) on 30-03-2014 at 12:22:26
Running from "C:\Users\azane\Downloads"
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium  Service Pack 2 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
Error: (03/27/2014 10:17:18 AM) (Source: Application Hang) (User: )
Description: The program firefox.exe version stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Problem Reports and Solutions control panel.
Process ID: 7e8
Start Time: 01cf47b542... Read more

A:Chrome running very slow in Vista Home Premium SP2, 64-bit Dell studio laptop

@abzurdly zane
You should only have one active antivirus installed at any time.  Multiple antivirus programs can cause false positives, it can even cause your computer to become unstable resulting in BSODs.
Your D: drive has 0% free space.  It is full.
How did you reinstall Windows?
Is Firefox running slower than Chrome your only problem?

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Hello Folks, Firstly i would like to appologize if i've post in wrong section or there's a similiar problem posted already, i already search for similiar question but didnt found any. I did some google search, also with no luck.

Here's my story.

I've purchased an Acer Laptop last year, it came shipped with Windows 7 Home Premium and i've been using this OS until now.

I really like this OS, this is the best OS i've ever tried but now i feel like upgrading to Windows 7 Professional x64.

So lets say if i have already purchased a copy of genuine Windows 7 Professional x64, how do i install it? Just insert the Installation Disc, and it shall prompt me with upgrade menu? Or Do i need to boot from CD-ROM and run installation from there?

Lets say if i can just run installation by inserting Installation Disc, and click "Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional", will it 'overwrite' my current documents/User Settings/Themes/Gadgets ?? These settings are important for me, i wish to keep them untouched if possible. This is question 1.

Question 2
What will happen to my previous Windows 7 Home Premium x64 licence if i decided to upgrade? When i bought this laptop, they dont give me any installation disc, so i cant re-install this OS.

Question 3
What will happen to my Ms Office 2010 licence ? As far as i know, once we activate the copy and register at Microsoft, which i already did, It cannot be activated twice.

Question 4
Application like Egistec - WinLocker,... Read more

A:[SOLVED] How to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium x64 to Windows 7 Premium x64

Hi and welcome to TSF the info on upgrading should be here

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I'm considering upgrading an old 530s from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit. Will an OEM version work and where can I get a fair deal on Win 7?

A:Dell 530s upgrade from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit

You are best to take the unofficial upgrade path to Windows 10 via the expired 10130 Insider Preview:→-windows-10-free-upgrade/

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i recently got windows vista home premium and decided to upgrade my windows xp home edition SP3. It was going great until it needed to complete the upgrade. Up ntil 64% all was well. But once it hit 64% for awhile the computer shut down. After it shut down on its own i rebooted it and it said "upgrade unsuccessful. restoring your previous windows and settings. Do not turn off or restart your computer." I really want to know how to install it without any problems and i need help. Anything will be good and appreciated!
I have a Compaq Presario C301NR whit 2gigs of ram and 320gig HD. I still have the disc and everything and the computer was not harmed. After it shut down on its own

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Please advice on the performance comparison between
- Windows 7 Home Basic versus
- Windows 7 Home Premium
assuming if both uses the same 8GB RAM.

Just a hearsay...that Windows 7 Home Basic is lagging behind Windows 7 Home Premium in terms of performance assuming if both uses the same 8GB RAM. Please confirm whether this is true or not.

By the way, how to activate the Windows Aero in Windows 7 Basic???

A:Performance comparison btw. Windows 7 Home Basic versus Home Premium

Hello cheesum and welcome to Seven Forums.

Last question first. This tutorial may help enable Aero. Please note that there is no way to enable transparency on Windows Home Basic.

Aero - Enable in Unsupported Editions of Windows 7

As far as performance, I have not been able to find any specific "speed" tests to say one way or the other.

Difference Between Windows 7 Home Basic and Home Premium | Difference Between | Windows 7 Home Basic vs Home Premium

But if Basic and Home Premium are run on two identical machines (not just identical RAM, but also identical hard drive/hard drive speed, identical CPU, identical programs and apps installed, etc) I would give a very slight performance advantage to Basic simply because it doesn't have the same amount of features that Home Premium has. Fewer features to load usually equals faster performance. But I think any performance advantage would be so slight it wouldn't make any appreciable difference.

I did find some comments comparing Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional.

performance difference 7 home premium vs. 7 professional? - Microsoft Community

Of course, others may completely disagree with my thoughts and that's cool. Healthy discussion and debate is welcomed.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
HP s3240uk Pavilion Slimline
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 469293 MB, Free - 374406 MB; J: Total - 381549 MB, Free - 202607 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., Acacia, 1.00, MS1C79R82004688
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I have found many well meaning suggestions aimed at helping others like me to resolve this annoying aspect of networking between Windows 7, Vista and XP but it seems like we are all banging our heads against a brick wall. I have tried every suggestion I can find on other forums but still my Windows 7 computer cannot access my XP Home or Vista machines. The message I see each time I try is as follows:- "\\WINXP (or \\VISTA) is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have permissions. The account is not authorised to log in from this station." You will of course appreciate that the 'administrator' is myself. I can access files and a printer on Windows 7 from the other two computers providing I place shared files in the public folder ... no problem with this.

Before you ask ... Yes, I have checked that all three computers have the same Work... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 can see but not access files on XP Home SP3 and Vista Home Premium

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I have recently purchased a new Acer Aspire 5535 laptop. It has Windows Vista Home Premium (WVHP) installed.

The computer came with a number of programs that I am not interested in having on my system. In addition, I was not provided a restore disc. I do own a copy of Windows Vista Home Basic (WVHB).

I would like to keep WVHP as I appear to be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 7 . . . but I would like to reinstall to get rid of all these worthless programs. Can I use a WVHB disc with my new WVHP product key?

Could I install WVHB with the WVHB product key, then use the WVHP key supplied by Acer to upgrade?

Thanks for your time in answering my question. I hope it isn't unclear.



A:Windows Vista Home Premium Key Home Basic Discs

I believe that if you install with the Basic disc the process will offer you a choice
of versions. Choose Home Premium and complete the install. Activate with your
Acer's Vista Product Key.


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Recently, I received a message from the windows firewall about a wuaudit.exe and I blocked it. Now, I can barely go to websites or download anything, much less post in this forum. I have used spyware search and destroy which did not remedy the problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


A:Solved: Internet running slowly, VERY slowly

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hi im using desktop pc windows xp sp3 home edition on c/drive and i have windows 7 home premium on d/partition dual boot i like windows 7 how do i remove xp from my pc when screen boots up i get choice whether i want to start windows 7 or earlier version

A:windows xp sp3 home edition and windows 7 home premium dual boot

Are you using two HD's or two Partitions

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management from Win XP & Windows 7?

Screenshot tools.
A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots
How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums
Snipping Tool - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows
Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots
Screenshot with Paint
Screenshot and Upload using MWSnap
fscapture free download

Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots

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Hi, I've been having BSOD problems(I don't actually see a BSOD the power just goes off) ever since I upgraded from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium.

It occasionally happens during start-up or randomly(no specific program or website) at other times. It will also occasionally freeze and then I need to reboot.

I'm new at this and not tech savvy so hopefully I've included all relevant information. If not please be kind.

My System:

32 bit
Original O/S: Vista(came pre-installed)
Windows 7: Upgrade Version
System hardware is about 4 to 5 years old
Age Of Windows 7: I upgraded to 7 about 3 months ago

A:BSOD after upgrading from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium

No DMP included...

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.
Please attach the DMP files to your next post not to post one.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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I have the student download of windows 7 home premium and after downloading and starting installation, it isnt compatible to upgrade from vista home premium. So do I have to burn some sort of dvd for installation, or can i just install from the download i was told to save on my desktop and let it do it's thing?

A:student download vista home premium to 7 home premium


Try making a DVD out of it, and doing a clean install.

Make bootable iso from student d/l

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,

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I got a new laptop with 8GB RAM, I usually use Ubuntu but decided to leave Windows on it. It runs extremely slowly and is constantly running out of memory. I never had this issue with my 2GB RAM laptop running Ubuntu. Initially it was constantly freezing up, so I followed this tutorial to speed up the performance:
click here just tells you to reduce the allocated memory to the Recommended number of megabytes:

Since then, I still have the same memory problem, but now instead of freezing, it warns me that I'm running out of memory:

When I check the task manager to see if theres something eating up the memory, I see nothing unusual:

It makes no sense at all. 8GB of RAM and I can barely use the laptop cuz it runs out of memory every 30 minutes. It also takes really long to restart. This is my second attempt at writing this post because the page froze. Sometimes the screen goes black and the only thing I can do is reboot the laptop.
When I get this warning, and things start freezing up, I've tried closing down various tasks through the task manager, but that doesn't unfreeze things. The only unusual thing I see in task manager is Chrome usually has about 20 processes in there. But that shouldn't be an issue if I've got 8GB of RAM. I can't work with this OS if its freezing all the time.
Is this a common problem? Is there a way to fix it? Anyone know what the possible cause of this might be?
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Hi there, I'm wondering if someone can check my HiJackThis scan and let me know if there's something on my machine.Symptoms: - no browser hijacking, but my machine has been running slower and slower every day for about two or three weeks now (even in safemode). - window contents take several moments to appear. Choose a drive, click on it, the window opens, but contents take 4/5 seconds (or longer) to appear...- switching between windows takes a few moments, even when there are very few apps running. - drop down menus on windows take a few seconds to drop down. - I have to click more than once to get any function to begin (save. Save. SAVE!). - When the buttons finally do seem to activate, it takes moments for the function to begin.What I've tried so far: A. - went through the checklist found at: "Slow Computer/browser? Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware". Did everything suggested.- discs were recently defragged- there aren't a lot of services running on my machine (i used Spybot a few months ago to help me turn off unwanted services).- there aren't any obvious culprits in taskmanager/processes; nothing there seems to be running too high. A couple of SVCHOSTS.EXE files are running about 20-24,000K, and one of them seems to have a lot of virtual memory devoted to it (virtual memory starts at 24,000, and creeps up to about 100,000k after about a day of running, but levels off there.- for some reason Spybot shows that FIVE instances of CTFMON.EXE are run... Read more

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Hello. I am PropagandaPanda (Panda or PP for short), and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed with logs at times, but we are trying our best to keep up. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you still need help, post a new HijackThis log.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix.If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part-way, only to have the system re-infect itself. Finally, p... Read more

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My Win 7 64 bit Dell laptop mostly runs slowly.  I did the reformat adn reinstall thing and it was ok but  and have lots of programs on board and it progressively gets slower but consider it shoudl be smoother and more reponsive than it is.
It is particularly slow when using a web browser and frequnelty clashes with adobe flash.. I find Firefox to be the least memory consuming app as Chrome just seems to keep growing.
I do not believe I have either malware or a virus and have recent free scans from malware bytes and eset
Avast would not let me download minitoolbox but I have attached a belarc report that may help
I run Glary as a cleanup tool from time to time
How can I get started please as its driving me nuts.

A:Windows Running Really Slowly

Here are some recommendations & in no particular order:
** 1. Get rid of any unneeded/unwanted programs; would love to see a list of what you do have.
    2. Run CCleaner (daily)
    3. Internet Options > Delete > Delete
    4. Do an Extended Cleanup
       Here is how:
> cmd, Run as admin.
Type   cleanmgr sageset:01  Hit Enter
Window appears... check almost all the boxes.  Highlighting each gives a blurb to aid selecting or not, read them & chose.  There's only 1 or 2 stay unchecked. Hit OK
Now in cmd type  cleanmgr sagerun:01  Hit Enter
Can close cmd
It is wise to set this up as a Scheduled Daily Task.  Enough for now, can tell you how anon.
    5. Defrag
Maybe report back.  Thanks.

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Hello, My laptop has been starting up very slowly lately and I have had some issues with spyware/trojans etc. I believe I have eliminated the malware but my computer still runs slowly. One other problem is that when I have a window open (mozilla, MS Word, etc), every thirty seconds or so the window becomes inactive and I can no longer type on the screen unless I click on the window again. It seems like a small issue but it is rather frustrating. I have run Spybot and Ad-Aware, which both came up clean, and I also use Symantec AV.Here is a HJT log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:42:34 PM, on 8/24/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\s... Read more

A:Windows Xp Sp2 Running Slowly

Hello and welcome aboard Please run a scan with HijackThis and check the following objects for removal:O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mevegaba] C:\Program Files\Windows NT\mevegaba22011.exeO24 - Desktop Component 0: (no name) - C:\Program Files\ComPlus Applications\rtejexa.htmlNow close ALL other open windows but HijackThis and hit FIX CHECKED. Exit HijackThis.Then, please download Combofix to your desktop:Double-click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply.Note:Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.

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Well, the title sums it up. My computer is running painfully slow and I think I may have a virus or malware. Shockwave Flash has been crashing often, so I've disabled it. Aside from that, start up takes longer than it should, Google Chrome crashes at least once every time I use it and pop ups have become a pretty common occurrence. Programs like iTunes and Word freeze and crash frequently, too. I've cleared some space on my hard drive and run Windows diagnostics, but not much has helped. Here is my Hijackthis log. Thanks in advance for the help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 4:47:32 PM, on 24-May-13
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16483)
CHROME: 8.0.552.215
FIREFOX: 13.0.1 (en-US)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\AAM Updates Notifier.exe
C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\\ Scrobbler.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe
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A:Windows 8 running slowly

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Hi there;

I have Asuru laptop, Windows 7 64-bit with 8 GB RAM.

Just bought it 5 days ago. However, recently the booting up process has been horrendously slow, taking ten minutes for even the screen to refresh.

I loaded up the laptop in Safe Mode; this seemed to help somewhat. In an attempt to fix the issues, I went to Event Viewer. Was not able to access Event viewer or the information contained within it, was presented with the following message:

"Event Log Service is unavailable".

Please help! I have ran CHKDSK to little avail.

A:Windows 7 running VERY slowly


* It would be helpful if you would fill in your System Specs.
Refer snip.

Attachment 198974

* There are many reasons why a PC " behaves" this way.

These annoying " gliches" may be caused by an overloaded hard drive, overworked CPU,
running 2 AV 's,
unnecessary data,
Browser addons or you may have unnecessary programs running in the background etc....

* Did your computer come preloaded with Anti Virus Software?
If so what was it & how did you remove it?

* Please list ALL of your Current Security software.

* Have you used a Registry Cleaner/optimizer?

* Run SFC Option 2.
Let us know the results at the end.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I've been having a problem with one of my computers. It is running Windows 8.1.
Earlier today I turned it on and it took almost an hour to start. Then, after it's been on for some time, I tried to log in and it froze. Also, since then, it would keep freezing at the most random times. I'm really unsure what could be causing this. The computer was running just fine until today.
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance,

A:Windows 8.1 running very slowly

Hello - A few brief questions.

Earlier today I turned it on and it took almost an hour to start. Then, after it's been on for some time, I tried to log in and it froze. Also, since then, it would keep freezing at the most random times. I'm really unsure what could be causing this. The computer was running just fine until today.

Do you know what was the last thing done or installed on that computer yesterday ??
Were you the last person to use it, and how was it operating prior to today's problem ??
Thanks -

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I have a copy of Windows Vista Home Premium x86 and I want to DualBoot!!! Tell me: can I do this?? If I can, tell me how!!!

A:Can I DualBoot Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Vista Home Premium??

Well to do this you would need two product keys. Since you can only use one key on one installed system, to dual boot two vista OS you would need a seperate product key for each one, if you have two keys all you need are two seperate partitions to install them on.

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Hello! My Windows 7 computer is running a bit slow, and I was wondering if anyone is willing to help me try and figure out if it has anything due to malware or corrupted files. Thanks!

A:Windows 7 Computer Running a little slowly

Run CCleaner through it - Free Version.
Just Run the Cleaner Tab after install. 
And Malwarebytes - Free version.
Remove what it finds.
And see if that iproves anything.
If you think it may have malware still installed - Post within

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Hi everyone,

I'm relatively new here, but have browsed the forums before and think this is the right place to post (sorry if it's not!). I have a relatively new HP dvt6 pavilion laptop (quad core intel i7, 8gb of ram), and I've noticed that in the past few months it's gradually gotten slower. Granted, it's still way faster than my old laptop, but I know I likely have more things running than I should. In fact, my process explorer shows no less than 104 processes running, and I would really like to trim this down to about 40 or so. I looked through the msconfig services, but not too much jumped out at me that should be disabled, so I was hoping the wonderful people in these forums could help me out. I've run HijackThis and my log is as follows. I welcome any and all advice about what I should disable or remove with HijackThis or with msconfig.

Thanks so much for your help!

<HJT log removed>

A:New(-ish) Windows 7 HP laptop running slowly

I've noticed that in the past few months it's gradually gotten slowerHi and Welcome -Just a few quick questions -Has your Antivirus (I hope only 1 is installed) or Antimalware programs (you can have several free scanners) reported anything recently ? ?Did this occur slowly, or has the problem just happened and built up worse over the last few months ?Do you have a lot of programs set to open at startup ?Thank You -

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I've had this Windows 7 Pro system for a few years and it's been thru many upgrades & revisions. Last week, internet browsing and applications started getting slower. I have tried to clean up unwanted programs & the hard drives but it still seems slower than I seem to remember.

Here's the system info (W7 on C: and most apps/data on D: );

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9650 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3850, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 16627 MB; D: Total - 400620 MB, Free - 255617 MB;
Motherboard: BIOSTAR Group, TA770 A2+
Antivirus: Immunet 3, Updated and Enabled

I have some external drives, it also runs Serviio service as my media streaming server and I have Comodo Firewall, Immunet 3 AV.

Any thoughts or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: Windows 7 PC running very slowly...

OK, so I may have found (one of) the reasons for the system running slowly. I had somehow managed to activate a second AV app. (Avira OE) which seemed to be spending all the time thrashing the system. I've just re-booted and it seems to be running far better than before.

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My wifes machine has been running increasingly slowly, and I thought that I would reinstall the OS, and take the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 7 from XP. I carried out the analysis and the results suggested that it would be OK to upgrade.

I have done the upgrade, and in a system that has the bare OS and nothing more, it is running agonisingly slowly - can anyone suggest what I should do to find out why? It could be that the system is not powerful enough to operate - it has the following:
143GB storage (97GB free after the install)
Intel Celeron 2.93 Ghz chip

Any thoughts from anyone?

A:New install of Windows 7 running very slowly

I think if you upgrade the ram to 4GB and a little faster (if you can) should do the trick. 2 GB isnt really adequate for running Windows 7 in my opinion. I had an older computer and I went from XP to WIN7 and it was sluggish. Upgraded to 4GB and it seemed to fix my situation.

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Every time I restart my computer "Host Process for Windows stopped working and was closed" error occurs within a few minutes. After that, my computer usually freezes and windows explorer restarts. I've tried many things to stop this, but that has become difficult. Many times, when i try to open a program I'll get an error saying "cannot receive control messages at this time" or "pipe state invalid".

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:00:17 PM, on 5/15/2014
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
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A:Windows running slowly and crashing often

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HiI need some help with this problem i am having which was first posted here:My linkFirstly i noticed certain icons had changed on programs; then some fonts sizes had changed; then i noticed that system restore was not automatically creating restore points and was actually empty.Then after running Super anti-spyware i found a Trojan, which is noted in my original post.Then the PC started running incredibly slow and Windows was taking around 20-30 minutes to load.Since then things seemed to have gradually got worse and worse. System restore will not load at all anymore, either in normal or safe mode; defrag will only load in safe mode; Kaspersky will not load on initial boot up; and other programs are behaving in a strange fashion (they will either not load or if they do load take an age to respond)I have followed what Boopme advised on the previous post.I managed to disable CD emulation with DeFogger.Then i was able to run DDS and save the logs.But i could not run Gmer. It got to a certain point (Documents and settings/application data/kaspersky lab) and went into the blue screen of death stating: Driver_irql_not_less_or_equal, with the technical information of: Stop: 0x000000d1 (0x000001b0, 0x00000005, 0x00000000, 0xb7f3a88d)atapi.sys - address b7f3a88d base at b7f31000, datestamp 4802539dAnd then it started a physical memory dump.Any help from someone would be gratefully appreciated..DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 10... Read more

A:Windows XP running very slowly-Trojans?

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Hope I'm in the right place but I'm looking for help with finding out why my computer is running so slowly - I use Mozilla Firefox as my main browser and this seems to be affected more than when I occasionally use Internet Explorer for uploading photos to specific sites.
I often have to wait ages for things to load and get a message on the browser saying Mozilla not responding.
Hoping I don't need to do anything too drastic ......

A:Windows XP running slowly after using AVG Tune UP

Hi again Lottie
Let's take a look at your issue.MiniToolBoxDownload MiniToolBox and move the executable file to your Desktop;Execute MiniToolBox and check the following options:Flush DNS;Report IE Proxy Settings;Reset IE Proxy Settings;Report FF Proxy Settings;Reset FF Proxy Settings;List content of Hosts;List Installed Programs;List Last 10 Event Viewer Errors;List Devices - Only Problems;List Users, Partitions and Memory size;Once this is done, click on Go and wait for the scan to complete;Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;

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My windows 7 installation has been running very slowly as of late. I run Kaspersky anti virus, which detects nothing but my hijack this log is very bloated. Does anything in here look suspicious or unnecessary?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:37:12 PM, on 11/11/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16869)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DigitalPersona\Bin\DPAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch\HPMSGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\avp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Media\Webcam\YCMMirage.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

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