Vista PC runs very slow

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December 16, 2009 at 01:29:39
Specs: Windows Vista, hp Istart 2369 3.06 ghz 2gb
Pc HP Istart 2369 3.06 Ghz 2GB. Runs very slow eg Control/System takes around 30 seconds to display, not much on it , Pc Doctor, McAfee, Vista was loaded as a clean install - can anybody recommend anyway to find out what is causing the problem please.

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#1
December 16, 2009 at 02:12:12
First you increase RAM memory & try to install licence version s/w. If your system configuration is ok then speed must be better. for more information visit on this site-----

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#2
December 16, 2009 at 03:31:43
Vista performance rating is only 2.2, I would have thought with 2 gb ram it should be a lot better, do you know of any free software that could test why its so slow please
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#3
December 16, 2009 at 14:59:57
You could check out the PC Pitstop website. I think they have a few online tests for scanning your computer, including one for optimizing speed.

It's really tough to say though, so many factors can slow a PC down. Is this a recent problem or something that has only just developed? If it's a hardware problem, it will probably have been slow from the start. If it's only just started happening, probably gonna be a software issue. A 2.2 performance rating is definitely low though so something must be going wrong!

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#4
December 17, 2009 at 01:03:54
It was OK on XP, but since upgrading to Vista it is just too slow, I loaded Pitstop Optimise yesterday but that does not seem to make any difference, I will search around the net...

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#5
December 17, 2009 at 01:43:22
There are many reasons for the slowness of your pc. Most of time, it is because that there are too many junk files and duplicate files in the registry of your pc. Many optimization soft wares can deal with it. You can try this. I used this soft ware to optimize my pc all the time. I found it very easy to use and efficient. My pc is in good condition now. I hope it will be helpful for you. http://windows7registrycleaner.info

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#6
December 17, 2009 at 06:51:54
As I said originally Vista was a clean install, so there should not be many if any junk files, Spyware Doctor runs twice a day which should keep the registry clean, I have loaded & run Tune-up Utilities - system performance rating now 2.8 - still v low.

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#7
December 17, 2009 at 16:30:14
Are you using onboard video, or what video card do you have ? I would try disabling the Aero feature if it's currently enabled. For example, you could instead use Windows Classic for the display. Also, turn off search indexing on the C drive.

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#8
December 18, 2009 at 01:42:59
Video card is Radeon Xpress 200 series - I will try the other things. Thanks

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#9
December 18, 2009 at 03:31:21
Thanks Ricky, as I say Spyware doctor runs twice a day & Pc utilities has been set to run weekly - I do have Search & destroy & Mcafee installed, could it be that 3 virus programs are causing a conflict & slowing the pc down ?

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#10
December 20, 2009 at 07:04:26
I unplugged a usb cable to a mains-powered hdd which was not switched on & now the response seems a lot better, maybe that was a problem ? - I've also disabled Aero.

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#11
December 20, 2009 at 07:51:08
You mentioned your system rating was only 2.2 - which part of the system has the low figure? - that's the section you need to look at.

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#12
December 20, 2009 at 09:04:54
The lowest figure is 2.2 for Gaming graphics, but I don't do any gaming or have any software loaded for that. Memory is 5 & processor is 4.2, so the Windows performance rating seems to be rather odd...

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#13
December 20, 2009 at 09:11:36
"The lowest figure is 2.2 for Gaming graphics, but I don't do any gaming or have any software loaded for that." It doesn't matter if you do any gaming or have any software loaded for that. Vista is rating the capability of your computer to do those things. The rating also uses the minimum of all of the numbers. I wouldn't pay much attention to that number.

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#14
December 28, 2009 at 10:08:39
The pc runs a lot faster now, as you say the Windows Performance rating is useless cos it uses the lowest figure & not the average to determine the performance level

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