Desktop too slow. .

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Ankur, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Ankur

    Ankur Active Member

    My old desktop is very very slow and is hanging often. Since the anti-virus expired its been very slow.
    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.
  2. jonnyp11

    jonnyp11 New Member

    if it has expired just try uninstalling it in the add/remove programs menu.
  3. gamblingman

    gamblingman VIP Member

    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.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011
  4. Ankur

    Ankur Active Member

    The computer freezes up, right after start up :(
    Its too hard to scan. Safe mode is also freezing up.:(
  5. daisymtc

    daisymtc New Member

    would it be hardware problem?
  6. Ijoni

    Ijoni New Member

    its probably the antivirus
    so either way you uninstall the antivirus or reinstall the windows
  7. Ankur

    Ankur Active Member

    I can't format Xp, I have important files saved in the OS drive.
    I will try uninstalling Anti-Virus.
  8. Okedokey

    Okedokey Well-Known Member

    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. :)
  9. Hsv_Man

    Hsv_Man New Member

    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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