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System has really slowed down - just terribly

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Old 04-14-2007
Beemer Biker
 

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System has really slowed down - just terribly
I installed 64bit OEM on my newly assembled system
http://tinyurl.com/33pzjg which has a single 1gb PC5300 stick

just two days ago. I am waiting for a 2nd 1gb memory stick to come in
before activating. In the mean time I started installing all those on-line
upgrades. Either one of the upgrades or something I activated in vista (??)
has really slowed down the system. At one point it got so bad that it was
taking at least 5 minutes before a response was displayed on the screen to a
mouse click and it was necessary to cycle the power and reboot.

I disabled the user confirmation (or whatever it is called) and that seemed
to make an improvement as vista no longer asked me if I am sure I want to
execute a program.

Currently, I cannot finish the install of service pack 1 to Visual Studio
2005. It bogs down really bad. I have to install that SP (supposidly)
before I intall the Vista service pack to VS2005pro. What I find strange is
the entire install of VS2005 finished in about 10 minutes yet the service
pack release (450mb executable) ties up all resources within seconds.

I have McAfee 8.5 which is supposed to work with vista. McAfee 8.0 did not.
Unaccountably I cannot disable McAfee 8.5 while doing that install.

Is there anything in home premium that can be shut down to free up resources
until my 2nd stick of memory comes in?


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Old 04-15-2007
Chad Harris
 

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Re: System has really slowed down - just terribly
Hi Beemer Biker--

I doubt the hotfixes or whatever the online upgrades were are the reason for
things slowing down, but it's always possible and the same way you try to
nail a side effect from multiple meds, you would have to uninstall them and
reinstall one at a time to find out.

Meanwhile, I recommend doing some of these steps to speed your system:

Speed PC and Control CPU Tips/Steps

SPEED AND CPU:

_______________

1) Trim processes you don't need in TM. Google them or "search engine of

your choice them" if you have to.

2) Go to

services.msc in run box and turn off services not needed and there are some.

SERVICE CONFIGURATION REFERENCES*

*Vista Services*

Part One

http://www.tweakvista.com/article38662.aspx

Part Two

http://www.tweakvista.com/article38664.aspx

Windows Vista Services Tweak Guide v1.0

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=87443


3) Run System File Checker.

SFC: http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

In Vista run it from an elevated command prompt. Right click command on

start and run as administrator.

4) Run 3 or so spyware scans Windows Defender, , Adaware, and Spybot

5) Probably the most important for speed consistently and efficient resource

use DEFRAG with www.raxco.com or www.diskeeeper.com with 15% free space on

drive if DK and or >5% if Raxco's Perfect Disk.

http://groups.msn.com/windowsxpcentral/spyware.msnw

Download Adaware and

Spybot from here.

GOOD Overall Review for Defending Your PC:

http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/

MSFT Defense Site MSFT Security:

http://www.microsoft.com/security/default.mspx

Protect Your PC from MSFT Security:

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...t/default.mspx

MSFT Windows Defender

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...e/default.mspx

MSFT MSRT: (Malicious Software Removal Tool)

http://www.microsoft.com/security/ma...e/default.mspx



MSFT "Windows One Care" in Wings (AV and Spyware Scans)

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/p...OneCarePR.mspx

6) Unck items from msconfig start tab you don't need starting and some

won't start--peoiple who think just uncking for many are naive because there

are 12 places things can be started including several reg keys like Run Once

keys and there are serveral.

7) Turn off Messaging service--it's a security vulnerability and it slows

you

8) Defrag very often every other day actually.

9) Turn off indexing.

10) Clear TIF and %temp% files (delete) and go to safe mode to get as many

as u can.

10) Do troubleshooting with msconfig.

11) Do Clean boot with msconfig utility and search for the directions here:





Vista RTM Tweak Guide (Tweaks to Improve Performances)

http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...tm+tweak+guide



1) Task Manager lists the services on the services tab in Vista.

2) Type services.msc in run box and using the list of services, click the

service and you'll get a description of services.

3) There is a list here of the default services and a description>>click

"default settings for services" in the left pane.

http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window....mspx?mfr=true



4) To view service dependencies

1.

Open Services.

2.

In the details pane, right-click the service that you want to view

dependencies for, and then click Properties.

3.

Click the Dependencies tab.

4.

To view services that are associated dependencies of the selected service,

in the list on the Dependencies tab, click the plus sign next to the

service.

Many of the services but not all in Vista are the same as in XP, so in that

context:

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/services.htm


Also see the extremely helpful site:

Black Viper's Service List

http://www.dead-eye.net/WinXP%20Services.htm


Black Viper's Site (Many of the same services in Vista)

http://www.dead-eye.net/WinXP%20Services.htm


http://www.z123.org/techsupport/xpservices.htm


http://www.geocities.com/ziyadhosein/xpserv1.htm


http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.php

This will be helpful

http://web.archive.org/web/200411280...servicecfg.htm

__________________________________________________ ____________________________________________

How to troubleshoot by using the System Configuration utility in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310560/

Resources for troubleshooting startup problems in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308041/

How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;316434

How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353/

How to Disable a Service or Device that Prevents Windows from Starting

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310602/

Also ck out these references:

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,5155,00.asp

http://www.speedupyourcomputer.windo....com/index.htm

and

http://www.extremetech.com/search_re...app=&site=4P.S.

Defragging with a decent defrag every day will make a huge dent inefficient
resource/CPU use.

Perfect Disk has a 5 month full functionality trial on now for Windows
Vista. It can be found at www.raxco.com

Good luck,

CH
__________________________________________________ ________________________

"Beemer Biker" <joestateson@grandecom.net> wrote in message
news:1321m3ji4p37098@corp.supernews.com...
>I installed 64bit OEM on my newly assembled system
> http://tinyurl.com/33pzjg which has a single 1gb PC5300 stick
>
> just two days ago. I am waiting for a 2nd 1gb memory stick to come in
> before activating. In the mean time I started installing all those
> on-line upgrades. Either one of the upgrades or something I activated in
> vista (??) has really slowed down the system. At one point it got so bad
> that it was taking at least 5 minutes before a response was displayed on
> the screen to a mouse click and it was necessary to cycle the power and
> reboot.
>
> I disabled the user confirmation (or whatever it is called) and that
> seemed to make an improvement as vista no longer asked me if I am sure I
> want to execute a program.
>
> Currently, I cannot finish the install of service pack 1 to Visual Studio
> 2005. It bogs down really bad. I have to install that SP (supposidly)
> before I intall the Vista service pack to VS2005pro. What I find strange
> is the entire install of VS2005 finished in about 10 minutes yet the
> service pack release (450mb executable) ties up all resources within
> seconds.
>
> I have McAfee 8.5 which is supposed to work with vista. McAfee 8.0 did
> not. Unaccountably I cannot disable McAfee 8.5 while doing that install.
>
> Is there anything in home premium that can be shut down to free up
> resources until my 2nd stick of memory comes in?
>
>
> --
> ================================================== =====================
> Joseph "Beemer Biker" Stateson
> http://TipsForTheComputingImpaired.com
> http://ResearchRiders.org Ask about my 99'R1100RT
> ================================================== =====================
>


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