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Apple goes out of it's way to ensure that it's customer's computers run the way they should without all this crap and that's how it should be... Ghost the machine, move on to genuinely interesting problems. Join them; it only takes a minute: Sign up Here's how it works: Anybody can ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted up and rise to the my laptop was running slow and lots and lot Forum When im trying to rip a cd i get this message Windows Media Player cannot find t Forum How to rip Check This Out

And the most fascinating (scary) thing about it all, is that, at some synaptic, neural level, we're doin' the same thing! (...though, the older I get, the less dependable my interrupt Relatable comparison of VY Canis Majoris to the Sun? If disabled, prefetching will be crippled causing both boot and application launch times to be impaired. Do not turn it off if you have a CD writer or a DVD writer attached to your computer.

Visual Studio soared in CPU usage while idle, the last time I used it. Paying more is worth all the extra time you will have. I have an older Acer 2.6ghz Pent4 that was running so slow, and having lock ups.

  1. Advertisement El_CJ Thread Starter Joined: Feb 8, 2006 Messages: 3 I *just* upgraded to an Athlon 64, and I'm having one tiny problem before I can be happy with how my
  2. Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:The Case of the Slow System (Score:5, Funny) by pbhj ( 607776 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:19PM (#26567713) Homepage Journal Has Mark Russinovich's wife
  3. Again the symptom is - mystery hang up for a few ten seconds, then it went good (either retry success) or some application crashed (I/O error and HDD give up).
  4. Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Check the HDD (Score:4, Funny) by Anonymous Coward writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @05:15PM (#26566731) But the best way is still to download Windows Optimizer 2009.
  5. Most softwares (word, adobe, explorer, ect) still open and run slowly.
  6. Having a shitload of processes running at startup can bring your system to its knees.

share|improve this answer answered Feb 12 '13 at 17:20 Enigma 2,15942850 I'll give Defrag a try then. /R would be the same as /r, correct? –jayshua Feb 12 '13 Ed Ed Cryer, Jan 6, 2013 #6 Stan Brown Guest On Sun, 06 Jan 2013 09:21:18 -0700, Ken Blake wrote: > > On Sun, 06 Jan 2013 11:53:51 +0000, BobH Despite Gates' Prediction, Spam Far From a Thing of the Past This discussion has been archived. UBCD4win also has a bunch of utilities with easy to use GUIs like HDTune.

More Login How To Diagnose a Suddenly Slow Windows Computer? That said you need to find out why windows is reverting to PIO. I'm running XP with 4G of RAM and a decent CPU, and everything was fine, until one day — it wasn't. website here I had a computer with similar symptoms and the hard drive was the last thing I thought It'd be.

It is special. Re:Simplest answer (Score:5, Insightful) by bluefoxlucid ( 723572 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:15PM (#26567659) Journal If you've got everything backed up, that should be the quickest option. (Versus They should all show the > certificate of approval icon. > Check especially for GEAR drivers. Boot a Linux live CD and type "sudo smartctl -t long /dev/sda", and voila.A damaged disk cannot pass that test, not unless something is utterly borked with the firmware (*cough* seagate

And performance of ram is very bad. Background Intelligent Transfer Service: Disable this if you do not need Automatic Update as well. I first noticed this when I was installing the motherboard drivers from the manufacturers disc was quite slow compared to how it used to be. Remove immediately.

Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? his comment is here Fast User Switching Compatibility: Disable it if you have only a single user on your computer, or if you do not use fast user switching feature much. But this one really works. Speed Up Your PC By Disabling Unnecessary Windows Services Having a slow computer is what most Windows users lament.

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Windows sidebar: The Windows Vista sidebar allows you to personalize and enhance your desktop by utilizing some widgets (Windows calls them "gadgets"), such as calendars, photo slideshows and weather forecast, which Is this something that can be throttled down, DVD read errors specifically? http://webtrekkie.com/dvd-drive/dvd-drive-cant-access.php The Effects of Disabling Unnecessary Windows Services Duration: 5' 28'' In this video, Gabe runs you through the effect of using the Windows System Configuration Utility (msconfig) on his computer.

Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Use process explorer (Score:5, Informative) by liquidpele ( 663430 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @05:34PM (#26567065) Journal For those that don't know, to monitor Enjoyed reading your helpful tips. You could have written a product about it and sell. ;) Though a lot of the services we recommend to disable, I was kind of hesitant because I didn't know how

El_CJ, Feb 8, 2006 #4 JohnWill Retired Moderator Joined: Oct 19, 2002 Messages: 106,414 You're welcome.

Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin This was the funniest thing on Slashdot today (Score:4, Insightful) by Jane Q. The mo background defragmenting (Score:5, Informative) by xonen ( 774419 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @05:28PM (#26566973) Journal XP and Vista have the 'feature' of automated background defragmenting enabled Go to "Run" and type "devgmt.msc" (without quotes) IP Helper: If you don't need support for IPv6, safely disable this. So I'm wondering if there's a few wizards out there that know what to look at.

Windows machine have a tendency to slow down if you do not keep them clean and optimized by taking effective steps in updating your software and removing programs you do not Re:1. Take the opportunity to clear out the dust from the fans and your PSU. http://webtrekkie.com/dvd-drive/dvd-drive-recognizing-there-s-a-dvd-in-the-drive-but-won-t-play-through-my-computer.php A big perf log can eat up your whole harddrive if you leave it running.

I do however have a query that I hope you can help me with - The Remote Procedure Call service in my comp, is set to automatic. That is, if you completely log off and then allow other users to use your computer, then you do not need this. is it really supposed to be that complicated? Otherwise, set it to manual.

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What and how can I go about changing that?