Can a Keyboard mock up Windows 7 computer?

February 25, 2010 at 04:12:28
Specs: Windows 7
is it possible for a keyboard to mess up a computer?
I just got a new computer (Dell) and it is slow loading and it tells me there is another game running,so i have to restart (every time)
im still using the old key board...?

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#1
February 25, 2010 at 10:06:28
Is it possible you are infected? Do you have an anti-virus installed on your "NEW" computer?
Have you done any scans?
A keyboard should not make any difference whatsoever.

Check what is running in startup and remove items that don't have to run at boot-up....GOOGLE is a good friend ;-)

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#2
February 25, 2010 at 19:06:55
Thanks so much...why did you put "NEW" in quotation marks?
( it's my second Dell and my third computer)
come back...
phyl

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#3
February 25, 2010 at 19:53:10
Brand new computers are not infected and do not have games running in the background. Since you did not specify how new, what you might have installed, what files you might have saved from an old computer (are they clean?), and if you are running an up-to-date antivirus/antispyware program, everything must be suspect. That is why you see the "NEW" above. If you want help, be more specific as to when you began having problems, what software you might have installed, what utilities you are using and have you updated (and are they scanning daily automatically). Have you checked to see if you have programs running on start up that are not absolutely necessary? Have you downloaded ANYTHING you are not ABSOLUTELY certain is clean? Have you clicked an any FAKE virus warnings EVER? System spec's and added hardware maybe important too.

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#4
February 25, 2010 at 21:57:52
"I just got a new computer (Dell)"
That's why I put NEW in quotations..

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#5
February 25, 2010 at 23:06:09
I have had computer in home for two weeks. I have had nothing but problems. Two different Dell techs have been on the computer trying to help.
I was going to send it back but roommate wants to use it.
I downloaded games I already had on other computer from net. no files transfered from my other computers.
I have Microsoft Security Essentials. Just downloaded 'Malwarebytes' anti - malware
-found three items-
how do i check to see if i have programs running on start up? that are not absolutely necessary
have not clicked on virus warning.
Dell added service plan and did somthing on my computer about consolidating email addresses?
I really do want to thank you for your time and effort & help.
Perhaps I shall remain computer stupid til i pass from this earth plane of existance.
Is there some place I can go to learn more/get help?
Thanks again,
phyl


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#6
February 26, 2010 at 23:08:24
To best see what is running at any time, download a copy of Process Explorer from Microsoft's site. It is much clearer than task manager on what it is that you see.
Also, just thought about this one, Look and see how much memory you have (either on your paperwork, or by right clicking on 'Computer' and selecting 'Properties'). For best performance, Windows 7 32bit should probably have 2GB RAM and 64bit should have at least 4GB RAM. You may have a more minimum amount of memory and that will hurt your performance.

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#7
February 27, 2010 at 17:14:47
O.K,
i dowbloaded Process Explorer however i have no idea how to use it.
But, I have ...64bit / 4GB RAM with 3.75 GB useable

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#8
February 28, 2010 at 22:25:05
When you run Process Explorer, you will see everything that is running on your system including critical windows systems. You simply read the descriptions to see what is running and to get more information you simply hover your mouse point over the name on the left. You will see the name of the program(s) under a heading as well as the publisher. If for instance you see Real Player, a chat or instant messenger program, you can disable right there, and you should write down what it is so you can remove it from your startup programs list. This would mean that you can still run them when YOU want to, but they do not need to be running all of the time.
Another thing you probably should do is look into browser addons, you probably have more than you need active with your browser. You probably will want Java and Acrobat reader, but you probably deactivate Google or Yahoo search bar and many other things that are supposed to make your life easier (they just get more money for a few big companies in the form of ad money.

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#9
February 28, 2010 at 22:28:12
You definitely invest at least the time to make sure you have a good antivirus/antiSpyware program and it is up to date. Set it to update and run automatically DAILY.

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