Slow Computer

Re: Slow Computer

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:05 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:Files corrupted, permisions not quite right are what slow the Mac down. Disk Warrior is what you need to fix the slow Mac.
http://www.alsoft.com/DiskWarrior/ You need the disk, boot from it, to fix the sick Mac.
Well that and RAM.


Thanks, It's my daughters and my wife uses it as well, the other PC isn't good enough I guess. I will pass that information along as I have enough things to keep watch over, I'll let them deal with this one. I have used it briefly it's different but not impossible to figure out. But I just say "I don't know anything about Macs"!

Thanks again.
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Re: Slow Computer

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:15 pm

Click "CPU" column 2x to get the ranking from top to bottom ("System Idle Process" should be the highest CPU number most of the time.)


What do those numbers mean?

My PC is getting slow again, time to start poking around again.
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Re: Slow Computer

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:20 pm

You should also run your disk defrag program occasionally too. (in system tools)
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Re: Slow Computer

PostBy: mozz On: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:29 pm

I often run a registry cleaner, not recommended if you have no idea what you are doing. It was JV16 version 1.3, all the later versions wanted you to buy or were time limited or were crippled.
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Re: Slow Computer

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:37 pm

What do those numbers mean?


Percentage?

I defragged earlier today, although not with the disk defragmenter built into Windows. I dislike system tools from Microsoft.
I get aggravated when I end up sitting here listening to the HD run and nothing is happening. I don't have the patience, a quick toss of the PC out the window has been considered more then once.

Seems things started getting screwed up after I upgraded from Lavasoft AdAware SE Plus to AdAware 2008 Plus, Lavasoft no longer offered updated definitions for the SE version. I still can't get the new version to run a scan, when I open the program it takes 5 minutes or so to start, hogs the CPU.
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Re: Slow Computer

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:46 pm

If you're looking at the numbers on the process tab when you hit ctrl > alt > delte thats the percentage of the Avaialble CPU being utilized buy a given process.

Generally the system idle process should be hovering around 99 unless you're actually doing something.
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Re: Slow Computer

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:49 pm

Oh sure, now that I am talking about it this PC is suddenly "Speedy Delivery". Since I have an inherent distrust of anything that I cannot take apart and actually see things moving inside and figure out how it works, I always think there is some program running stealth in my PC that is stealing all my private info and distributing it to some hacker in Bolivia.
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Re: Slow Computer

PostBy: orvis On: Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:27 pm

Go here:

http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora

Download the i386 - Install DVD
if you have a dvd burner.
else download the i386 - Install CDs

burn the iso to dvd or cds

Boot from the DVD/cds. Follow the simple instructions.
Kick windows to the curb forever.
no viruses. no ad rubbish. automatic updates all the time for free.
If all you need is internet browsing, office program, and a million other applications, and quake open arena for games, you will be all set.

I have windows PC. It is not allowed online, EVER.
All my browsing is thru firefox on fedora.
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Re: Slow Computer

PostBy: hotrodzz68 On: Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:39 pm

Norton is a real dog on my machine.It actuall a real pain to get it all deleted from your machine but it can be done. I have installed AVG and love it. Made all the difference in the world as far as speed.
Another trick I've gotten from our IT guys is to turn off automatic update for windows in the control panel. This frees up the cpu from checking for updates constantly. I do my scans and AVG update once a week when done I turn on updates then restart the system then go do something for a while come back 15 minutes later and the system has found updates that need to be installed. Click to have it do the install. When that's done I go back and turn it off again. I only do this once a month or so.
It really helps the speed also.
John
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Re: Slow Computer

PostBy: hotrodzz68 On: Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:50 pm

With Lava soft adware , make sure "update" at start up is off, open the program and update it manually then, I had the same problem, Its still slow but much faster than letting it update automatically.
Also try the smart scan first, this will find any thing really nasty first, if you get a bunch right away stop the scan and delete the viruses then start the scan again this will keep it from getting locked up.
Also make sure before you start delete all your "cookies" and "temp. internet file"s in "control panel" , "internet options"

John
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Re: Slow Computer

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:16 pm

All my browsing is thru firefox on fedora.


I'll look into this. I use Firefox now, gave IE the boot a while ago.

With Lava soft adware , make sure "update" at start up is off


I had it set to update at start up with the old version, it was slow but bearable. This version takes forever. I have no tolerance for these programs that are supposed to "protect" my PC and slow it down so much that watching cement dry starts to become interesting. I also have no patience for these automatic updates that slow everything down, but if I set them to wait until I manually check I will always forget.

Tonight this PC is running OK, if I start AdAware it will turn to molasses.

Seems to me that every program Microsoft dreams up runs way too slow, the competition has better products. I like using the iBook we have, seems to always run fast.

How about a better email program then Outlook Express? I'm still using it.

As far as cleaning out the temp files before doing a scan, I always do that first, but in the "Tools" tab in Firefox. I also have a System Suite program that I can use to clean out all the junk, I use that to defrag.

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Re: Slow Computer

PostBy: chemung On: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:49 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:How about a better email program then Outlook Express? I'm still using it.


Mozilla Thunderbird
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Re: Slow Computer

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:30 pm

I'll check it out tomorrow. I like Firefox.
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Re: Slow Computer

PostBy: djackman On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:13 pm

And MozBackup to back it up regularly....

http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/
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Re: Slow Computer

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:46 pm

The Compac computer I usually use is now so slow I'm close to applying the sledge to it. :mad: :mad: Fortunately I can flip to this one for important tasks like visiting this forum. :D If I can ever find the time I'm going to review this thread and try to straighten it out.
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