Computer Problems Can You Help

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  1. madbluemad

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    Hi Folks

    On Sunday morning my pc was running fine. On Sunday night it started to act up. When I click on an icon it doesnt respond for ages, if I double click it acts faster.:Sad:

    Tried a few things on Sunday night, got fed up and turned it off. Turned it back on - on Monday morning and it was fine, so I gave myself a pat on the back.:Smile:

    Monday night is was back to acting the goat. As well as a very slow response to trying to open an application, when I move the mouse pointer across the screen the text on the page turns blue :Eek!:

    I dont know what to try next, can anybody help please.

    Jim
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  2. tucker_j

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    You need to look at the task manager to see what is running and taking all the processor utilisation. There are a whole load of legitimate (and not so legitmate) reasons for a computer to 'run slow'. It could be your operating system or anti-virus updating or scanning for example.
     
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    If all else fails, first thing to do is a system restore to a date before it started to play up. Look on windows help files on how to do it but back up any important stuff first and anything youve saved to the computer since the restore point date as it may be lost. :thumb:
     
  4. madbluemad

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    Thanks Chaps. Iv'e tried all that and nothing helps. I dont think its a virus because after shutting it down on Sunday night, and then restarting it on Monday morning, it was fine all day before it went ape again on Monday night.

    I'm starting to think about a destructive restore but its a pain reloading all of the software. I dont want to send emails with it whilst its as it is, just in case there is a virus there.

    Jim
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    Wouldnt worry to much about sending emails, youve probably already send several million advertising Viagra or a lost fortune in Africa waiting to be claimed :Rofl1:
     
  6. tick59

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    Run your virus program. Then if you have not got them try downloading Spybot Search and destroy and Adaware as these programs often find a virus the others miss ie:Norton Etc.Hope this helps.:Smile::Smile:
     
  7. madbluemad

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    Thanks tick, Iv'e ran adaware but not Spybot. I'll try that tonght, think I'll try some registry key software as well. Its not something I normally like because it can take out registry keys that are valid.


    Jim
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    Try this before you do the virus scans
    Download and install without yahoo tool bar, Very safe to use, like you i don't like registry cleaners but this works great ,cleans out all Internet files and cleans register without any damage, back up register if you feel unsafe.
    Been using it for years say once a week, like the motorhome needs a clean up every now and then
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

    oddjob
     
  9. pappajohn

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    check all your program update and antivirus scan schedules.

    i turned off most of my auto download schedules as the lappy all but stopped responding when updating or scanning.
     
  10. madbluemad

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    Hi Pappa, I have all of my auto downloads turned off. There set to "Inform Me" so that I can download only the ones I want.

    Jim
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  11. pappajohn

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    just a thought Jim.

    i had 3 set for the same time and the lappy stopped until they finished downloading.
     
  12. sinbad1

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    What you describe can be difficult to solve

    I would as previously suggested do a system restore click here choose a date when everything was ok. This will not remove your programs etc ;but merely take you back to a particular time.

    Try operating in safe mode see if the problem happens

    Also check your pc temperatures could be overheating , download pcwizard 2009 will show you cpu/drives etc. if high then do some internal dust busting.

    Also when it happens press Ctrl+Alt+ delete to bring up the task manager select processes and check the process that is using a lot of cpu and let us know.Also scroll down to system idle... p this should be around the 90+

    regtards
     
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    me, I would try a new mouse if you are using one or look for a partially stuck key on the keyboard...
     
  14. madbluemad

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    Thanks Sinbad

    Iv'e done a system restore and it doesn't help.

    Will try safe mode

    Now you mention it, Iv'e just moved the box from a place with poor access and noticed a
    lot of dust around the vents, Iv'e been meaning to clean it but havent, so I'll try that.

    Clogged with dust means high temeperature which could explain why it runs ok after it has been turned off for a while, its cooled down!!

    Will also check the system idle. I always seem to have a rake of processes running but I'm never sure what to stop because I'm never sure what all of them are. I'll check that again.

    Cheers
    Jim
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  15. madbluemad

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    Hi Wireman, As it happens the mouse has been in need of a good clean for a while. I'll take one home from work with me and try that. Blimey my machine sounds like a train wreck dun it.

    Cheers
    Jim
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    hi di hi .
    If after a good clean you are still having problems try this down load the free version of superantispyware
    The get the updates,then restart in safe mode and run the program,it will get rid of all the rubbish.
    buffalo:thumb:
     
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    Sounds like it may be a typical GPU or CPU Overheat issue.Is the mouse/cursor freezing?

    Check all the fans are working and clear of dust ....as are all the vents.Graphics cards are a typical culprit.

    Check CPU Temp in Bios after running for a while.

    Run perfmon from Start/Run to see where the issue might lie if not mechanical.

    Check Memory usage and cpu.

    Hope you get it sorted.

    Malwarebytes is good for finding any rogue spyware etc.
     
  18. ArenqueRojo

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    We all have our favourite clean up utilities. Mine is www.tuneuputilities.com
    It is free for 30 days then you either pay or ditch it. Suggest trying it and if it works, run it 1ce week for a month.
    When did you last do a disk defrag?
    Check your startup programs...

    My money is on Tune-Up. Literally - I keep buying it!
    Patrick
     
  19. Minxy Girl

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    My initial suggestion is to do a defrag to tidy up your hard drive - it's a good idea to do this every so often to keep it in good 'condition'. Next, as has been said, check what's running when it goes slow - also check how much RAM is showing to see if one of the sticks has died - this can have a major effect on performance.
     
  20. Haaamster

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    As mentioned by Oddjob download CCleaner, it's free safe and very good. Never known a PC or Laptop that has not benefitted from this.
     
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