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    Re: Need help with Ned's computer. Is is S - L - O - W

    Ok well these few things should speed up his PC.

    Firstly, download CCleaner and check every box in every area. On cleaner, just select 'Run Cleaner'
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4191

    Next we'll try a new product that is free.
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/Advanced_WindowsCare_2_d4991.html

    When it finishes installing it will ask what you use the computer for, select one, then it'll ask for you internet connection. After that click start at the bottom. before you click scan, UNcheck "Security Defense" and "Startup Scan" then click scan. Fix any problems it comes up with.

    Afterwards run a scan here:
    http://www.ewido.net/en/





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    Re: Need help with Ned's computer. Is is S - L - O - W

    here's a few things i would try and find out first,

    1. Does he have any partitions? like multple drives?

    2. Have you tried defraging the drive/s?

    3. I use webroot's spysweeper, great program, only like 25 bucks for a subscription but WELL worth it.

    4. i would normally say regcleaners are dangerous, but if you have lingering things it could slow the system down.

    5. check the performance, see what his peak ram was/is and see what is suckin up the memory.

    6. what's his pagefile.sys
    if it's over say 700 mgs.. somethin's up.

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    Re: Need help with Ned's computer. Is is S - L - O - W

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    Tell him to quit surfing the PORN sites!!!!
    LOL
    Ned wants to know if that means he should stop sending you all those explicit pics of red-heads he finds.

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    Re: Need help with Ned's computer. Is is S - L - O - W

    "singersp" wrote:
    I ned help with fixing Ned's computer & I'm not a guru by any sense of the word.

    He has a XP Compaq Presario & the C: Drive has a capacity of 32G. 22.5G is used (On what I have no idea) with 9.5G available & needless to say it runs extremely slow.

    When I click on an icon such as "my computer, it takes 30 seconds to a minute to pop-up. It's also very slow when I right click on an icon in the task bar.

    Right clicking to do a "copy" so I can paste is even very slow.

    I've removed a few unnecessary programs, ran aAAware, did a disk clean & ran the defragmenter twice. Currently I'm compressing old files via "Disk Cleanup".

    I've even ran msconfig & turned all the "startup" icons off & rebooted. It runs a little faster that way, but nothing like a XP should.

    Any ideas how I can make it run normal again? I do not want to perform a system restore if I can help it.

    Any ideas of what could be using all the disk space up? He doesn't have Norton system works or any big hog like that or any other antivirus programs.

    [size=14pt]Any help would be appreciated [/size] & please make it in laymans terms as I've said before, I'm not a computer "guru" but have some knowledge & can work my way around.

    Any good "freeware" out there that will trouble-shoot windows, find & fix problems like Norton System Works does.
    Where can I find it if there is one? Perhaps Majorgeeks.com?

    I'm guessing he may have some registry problems also.

    We'll post more once I can get his PC in a more normal operating condition. Right now it takes forever to do the most simplest of tasks.
    Ok I have the exact same setup.
    It be the sad and makes the baby jesus cry too.

    I hate to tell you this but I have found system restore to
    be the only "good" fix.
    My daughters surf "PollyPockets, Disney and Webkins" ALL the time.
    The problems stem from .exe files being downloaded in the background and ripping the Registry to pieces from these sites.
    I have Norton Security which is so so in protection. Garbage still gets through.

    Let me know..............

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    Re: Need help with Ned's computer. Is is S - L - O - W

    [img width=32 height=20]http://img116.exs.cx/img116/1231/z7shysterical.gif[/img] Now we know WHY Ned's computer is so S-L-O-W! [img width=32 height=20]http://img116.exs.cx/img116/1231/z7shysterical.gif[/img]


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    TURNER, Maine - Whether or not tests prove that a "mystery beast" is a dog or something else, the story that has captured headlines from coast to coast won't go away any time soon, according to an expert in human behavior.

    The Sun Journal newspaper obtained samples of the creature and shipped them to a University of Maine professor and to HealthGene in Toronto for genetic tests to determine the type of animal, said Judith Meyer, managing editor.

    But the test results may not matter because people tend to be enthralled with the idea of something that defies categorization.

    "Having scientific evidence is not going to kill this story. It's like an unslayable monster that will keep coming back," predicted Elizabeth Eames, chairwoman of the anthropology department at Bates College.

    The newspaper first reported in Wednesday's editions about the creature that was hit by a car while chasing a cat. The story quickly began making the rounds on the Internet.

    The beast created interest well beyond a typical news story, and the newspaper's Web server strained and cracked under the pressure. The servers continued to crash Friday as people around the world tried to read about Turner's version of Bigfoot.

    The number of unique visitors to the newspaper Web site jumped from a couple of thousand a day to 12,000 to 15,000 a day, and the number would've been higher if there was greater bandwith capacity, said Eric Kaiser, Web editor.

    "It's been a blessing and a curse for us," Kaiser said Friday. "It's great to have the traffic, but only if your server can handle it."

    Loren Coleman, a Portland author and cryptozoologist, examined the creature's remnants on Wednesday and concluded it was likely a feral dog. Scott Lindway, a state wildlife biologist, agreed with that assessment after looking at the photos.

    The newspaper decided to have tests conducted to provide conclusive evidence after the Maine Warden Service declined requests to examine the creature, Meyer said.

    The Maine Warden Service has been deluged with calls from people, many of them critical of its decision not to examine the remains.

    Deputy Chief Gregg Sanborn defended the warden who declined to check it out when called last Sunday. The warden service is a law enforcement agency, and wardens are too busy on summer weekends to look at dead animals, Sanborn said.

    As for Eames, she said people seem to enjoy a little brush with the unusual. People tend to want to categorize things, and they're unsettled when they can't. At the same time, people are drawn toward that which they fear.

    "People approach this thing with trepidation, but they want to approach it," Eames said. "Fear is exciting."
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    Re: Need help with Ned's computer. Is is S - L - O - W

    Are you sure its s..l...o...w.... or have you guys had a couple of beers and been partaking in those weeds? :

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    Re: Need help with Ned's computer. Is is S - L - O - W

    "singersp" wrote:
    "cajunvike" wrote:
    Tell him to quit surfing the PORN sites!!!!
    LOL
    Ned wants to know if that means he should stop sending you all those explicit pics of red-heads he finds.
    Mmmmmmmmm...
    Redheads....
    Mmmmmmmmm...
    ;D
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    Re: Need help with Ned's computer. Is is S - L - O - W

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    Tell him to quit surfing the PORN sites!!!!
    LOL
    What the heck else are the internet and computers good for??? Except for P.P.O. of course!

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    Re: Need help with Ned's computer. Is is S - L - O - W

    "PacNWVike" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "cajunvike" wrote:
    Tell him to quit surfing the PORN sites!!!!
    LOL
    Ned wants to know if that means he should stop sending you all those explicit pics of red-heads he finds.
    Mmmmmmmmm...
    Redheads....
    Mmmmmmmmm...

    ;D
    He hasn't send me crap...especially no redheads!!!


    And you said it, Pac...ummmmmmm!
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    Re: Need help with Ned's computer. Is is S - L - O - W

    dang it, i just posted a long butt post and i lost it.
    so here it is in a nutshell:

    32gb of space on the hard drive.
    i'm sure half of it is taken up by windows itself.
    how much ram does he got?
    128mb, 256mb, 512mb?
    I doubt you have 512mb if your running with a 32gb hard drive.
    Is his ram SDRAM or DDRAM?
    That is single data rate compared to dual data rate.
    Obviously the dual data rate sends info alot faster.
    in all honesty, Sounds like an upgrade is long over due.
    would i reccomend buying name brand computers? NO.
    for exactly this reason.
    sure you get a nice deal when you buy it and think this is all i'm ever gonna need.
    this couldn't be further from the truth when it comes to technology or computers.
    everyday there is another product on the market that is faster or cheaper.


    So heres what you do.
    Go to newegg.com.
    $300 will get you a new processor (dual core will allow you to do so much), at least 1gb or ram, and a new motherboard that supports your new proccessor.
    and i would definately reccomend a new hard drive.
    for $100 you can get at least 300gb or space.
    you probably wont need that much so tone it down.


    Dont buy a name!!!!!!!
    compare prices at newegg and then go back to dells website and see just how much you can save.
    it will blow your mind.
    for help picking stuff out and installing it (which is way easier than your thinking).
    pm me or just keep this post going.
    i know there are people here that can help.

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