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Old 07-20-2011, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default Desktop too slow. .

My old desktop is very very slow and is hanging often. Since the anti-virus expired its been very slow.
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P4 2.4Ghz
1.25GB RAM
Windows XP 32bit SP2
Malware bytes shows nothing. . (clean)
this computer was very fast during the anti-virus period.
Please help me repair this as i need to run VB 6.0 please.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:42 PM   #2
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if it has expired just try uninstalling it in the add/remove programs menu.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:01 PM   #3
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Can you post a hijackthis log, and why dont you have the SP3 update?

Now, generate a HijackThis log.

Download the HijackThis installer from HERE.

Run the installer and choose Install, indicating that you accept the license agreement. The installer will place a shortcut on your desktop and launch HijackThis.

Click Do a system scan and save a logfile

Most of what HijackThis lists will be harmless or even essential, don't fix anything yet.


Post the logfile that HijackThis produces along with the Malwarebytes log.
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The computer freezes up, right after start up
Its too hard to scan. Safe mode is also freezing up.
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would it be hardware problem?
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its probably the antivirus
so either way you uninstall the antivirus or reinstall the windows
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I can't format Xp, I have important files saved in the OS drive.
I will try uninstalling Anti-Virus.
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its probably the antivirus
so either way you uninstall the antivirus or reinstall the windows
Unlikely. It sounds like an overheating issue to me.

To the OP, please do the following.

Ensure you have cleaned out any dust and consider reapplying the thremal paste on your CPU. This is easy and can be done quickly, I would recommend you purchase Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste (off ebay is fine) and review these directions

Once you have applied new thermal paste and removed any dust (be sure to occasionally touch the side of your chasis and leave it plugged in to ensure its earthed - turn off the PSU switch and power point) see if you can get it to start. If not, you need to borrow a PSU (quality) with over 200W to check that avenue, as that would be my next focus.

Then follow John's advice.
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I am also thinking its a hardware problem i'd check the temps if not that then it could possibly be bad RAM.
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