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Technik, die begeistert

Anybody computer-savvy here who can tell me what to do when your computer is really, really, really, really slow. And even when it's fully started and I'm surfing the net, it constantly seems to be working and freezing my browser every few minutes. Because seriously, it is starting to be intolerable. That thing was smooth and fast when I first got it.

Now, I know some stuff, meaning I tried to clear my harddrive somewhat. I tried looking into if it is running many needless operations in the background in the taskmanager but I'm not all that sure what is needless and what is not. Any other possible problems/fixes?

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queeberquabbler
Sep. 14th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
Three things off the top of my head:

1. you need more memory, which is easily doable by buying more memory and installing it.

2. You have a worm on your computer that is causing everything to run slowly because it's messing with your programs and/or sending out copies of the worm to other people.

3. Some of your programs are interfering with each other, or they're all loading when you turn your computer on. You can go to your Taskmanager to see that, and if you're not sure what you should keep and what you can get rid of, you can go to several websites that focus on file terminology, enter the name of the file/program, and it will tell you what it is.

Hope this helps a little :)
astri13
Sep. 14th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I just hope it isn't number 2). Eek. At least 1) and 3) I think I can fix with relative ease.

When I open my task manager and go from "programmes", only showing me my browser at the moment, to "processes", it tells me that 96 are running right now and don't know, that seems a bit excessive?
queeberquabbler
Sep. 14th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah that's a lot. Some are necessary, but I'm sure some of those can be eliminated. If I can find the web page that helped me out with those definitions, I'll send you the link :)
pyrae
Sep. 14th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
You want to sort by CPU % and see which ones are taking up the most. Google those program names to see what they are and if they're important or a virus.
astri13
Sep. 15th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Firefox seems to be taking up the most but of course I know this is the one prgramm I need to run. :D
pyrae
Sep. 15th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
Firefox shouldn't be taking up more than a few percent except when it's doing something like streaming video or YouTube. D: You might want to clean up add-ons or something? Firefox is known for having memory leaks, not CPU suck, as far as I know.
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astri13
Sep. 15th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Phew, I don't see "ntorskrnl.exe" so at least it isn't an obvious worm/virus problem. Thanks.
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astri13
Sep. 14th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
I have Windows Vista.
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astri13
Sep. 15th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, I'll try that. Of course, that is stupid about Vista but the nature of "upgrades" isn't it? Worse every time somehow. *sigh*
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