my Computer is SLOW

February 19, 2012 at 04:01:51
Specs: Windows XP
I connected my Pc to Lan and it is gone slow. It says it is connected to LAn and Shows 100,0MBit/s connectiivity but it is not connected to the router How to fix it.Before my PC is open their opens many exe files in new window. I try to close the files and then open it and is slow any help please.
It is Xp home edition. I have no knowledge about anything. pleezzzzz HELP!

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#1
February 19, 2012 at 07:09:05
Please answer ALL questions, supply ALL the info asked for, and comment about anything else I say in this that you want to.

Is this PC a laptop or netbook, or is it a desktop computer ?

What make and model is it ?

Was your computer or Windows working much faster recently, or has it been slow previously for a while ?

Windows shows the network speed capability rating of the network adapter - often that's 100 mbps (or 1.0 gbps), for one that is wired (that uses a network cable). That being shown doesn't necessarily indicate you have a connection to the internet, it is merely showing you your network adapter is working. That doesn't indicate your max speed on the internet when you do have a working internet connection.

If you have no wireless network adapter inside or plugged into your computer, then usually you must have a network cable connected between your computer's wired network adapter port and another wired network port, on a standalone high speed modem, or on a standalone router that connects to a standalone high speed modem, or on a combo router / high speed modem, in order for you to be able to connect your computer to the internet.

"Before my PC is open their opens many exe files in new window. I try to close the files and then open it ..."

If Windows is loading the main desktop screen the way it usually does when you boot the computer normally, if messages pop up in new windows, we need to be TOLD by you what the title of the message and text in those messages say.

If you have no working connection to the internet for the computer, some programs that require a connection to the internet to update their software that do that first thing when Windows is loading may display an error message (that they wouldn't display if you had an internet connection) in a window that pops up.

You can also get error messages because of some software problem, or messages because of you having malware (a virus, trojan, root kit, spyware, etc.) on your computer.

If your computer has no wireless network adapter, usually you MUST have a network cable connected between your computer's wired network adapter port - it looks like a larger telephone cable port - and the same type of port on your router, or on your combo router / high speed modem, in order for you to have your computer connect to the internet.

If you DO have a wireless network adapter on your computer that you want to use, your router, or your combo router / high speed modem must have wireless capability, that capability must be on, and there are further things that must be set right, in order for you to be able to connect your computer to the internet.
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Note that the first tiime you start up your computer on a particular day, even if Windows is working fine and you do have a working connection to the internet, there are some programs that will run in the background when Windows first loads that check for updates to their software, and if updates are available they may then be downloaded in the background and installed, and Automatic Update may check for Windows updates, and if updates are available if Automatic Update is set to defaults it will download them in the background, and in some cases anti-malware software may run a full scan of your sstem in the background soon after Windows first loads. All those things cause hard drive and cpu activity that will slow down whatever else you try to do in Windows, but eventually, that extra activity will diminish, or stop, after, say, 5 to ten minutes have gone by, or if and anti-malware full scan was runing in the background, after a longer time has gone by, say, up to a half hour.
The faster your computer is, the better speed Windows itself is running at, the less time that takes to diminish.
The hard drive activity is shown by it's led - if it is on all the time or blinking a lot when Wndows first loads, something is running in the background - eventually when that led is not on all the time and blinks less, you will be able to use things in Windows more easily.
If you hold your mouse cursor over the bottom blue bar of the main desktop screen in a blank area when te desktop screen first loads, when the cursor changes from an hourglass symbol to a normal cursor, you can piobably use things in Windows more easily.


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February 19, 2012 at 09:01:23
Its Desktop computer Yakumo Wndows Xp home edition.
It is connected to Motorola modem but router is not connected it is always displayed that a cable is not connectd. I tried eveything. Router is from Net gear WGR614-9UMGRS.

Lan connection is showing (with two Screen) in below tool bar on screen but not connectd to router.


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#3
February 19, 2012 at 11:27:21
You HAVE NOT answered enough of my questions and/or made enough comments about what I said !
The greatest problem we have on this web site is the person who started the subject doesn't supply enough information !

You have a wireless router which can be connected to via either of or both of a wired or wireless network connection. Whether have you have both a wired and wireless networking adapter you have not said.
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I'm assuming you have NOT installed Windows from scratch since the last time your internet connection worked fine.

If your internet connection is or was working (with the same way you have the computer connected to the modem now) but the connection is poor or stops working sometimes, high speed modems often DO NOT reset themselves to a better connection speed automatically after the internet connection has become poor or has stopped working when whatever caused the problem has gone away

- try re-starting your high speed modem.
If it has a switch, switch it off, switch it on.
If it doesn't have a switch, pull out the AC to DC adapter's connection on the modem by pulling on the plug, NOT the cord, plug it back i.n. It will take a short time for te internet connection to work again - when the leds on the front of it indicate the internet connection is working, try your computer on the internet connection again, as well as re-starting the modem.

- if you are connecting to the internet via a wireless network adapter via the wireless router, if the wireless connection to the router was working fine before, try re-starting the router the same way.
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"Its Desktop computer Yakumo Wndows Xp home edition."

Apparently you have an "orphan" computer.

There is no web site for desktop or laptop Yakumo computers, which indicates Yakumo, if the same company still exists, no longer has support available for them on the internet.
It could be that there was such a web site at one time, but there is not one now.
Yakumo also sold computer monitors, and cameras, and small devices that are not laptop or desktop computers, apparently
e.g.
http://www.fixya.com/support/yakumo...
- there is no Yakumo web site for those either.

The specific model and/or serial number of a brand name system is often shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere.
If you can supply that, there MAY be info on the web that I or we can find about your specific model.
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"It is connected to Motorola modem but router is not connected ...."

You can connect your computer directly to the Motorola high speed modem, however,

- having a router between your computer and the high speed modem protects you better from the possible bad things or bad people that could access your computer, because all routers have a "hardware" firewall - even with just it's default settings that protects you.

- you MUST have a wireless router between your computer and the high speed modem, and the wireless feature on that router MUST be enabled (it may not be by default), if you want to connect to the internet via a wireless networking adapter connected to your computer.
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Which Motorola high speed modem model is it ?

All the Motorola ones I've seen....

- are "cable" modems - they get their internet connection from a coaxial cable that an internet connection is enabled for.
- have a wired network port

- either have....
- just a coaxial cable connector,
- or have that and a type B USB port, which can alternately be connected via a type B to type A USB cable directly to a USB port on your computer, rather than you using a network cable to connect from the computer or router to the modem, however, you can't use that if you want a router to be connected between the computer and the high speed modem, and you must have a wireless router connected between the high speed modem and the computer if you want to connect to the internet via a wireless network adapter on your computer.
If you use the USB connection you must install software for that for the Motorola model in Windows.
If your router has a USB port on it, it usually will NOT work with the USB connection to the high speed modem.

If yor model has both a type B USB port and a wired network port, which connection type are you using to connect to the computer - USB or network cable ??
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"Router is from Net gear WGR614-9UMGRS"

When I search using: WGR614-9UMGRS
on the Netgear web site, I get NO "hits" for that specifically.

Apparently there is a series of WGR614 models - they all support Wireless G and B network connections to a wireless networking adapter, as well as wired network connections to a wired networking adapter.
You need to identify which specific model you have.....
WGR614 family support page:
http://support.netgear.com/app/prod...
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"....it is always displayed that a cable is not connected. I tried eveything. Router is from Net gear WGR614-9UMGRS.
Lan connection is showing (with two Screen) in below tool bar on screen but not connectd to router."

You get the (network) cable is not connected message when there is no network cable connected from your computer's wired network adapter's port to anything else, and / or when there is no connection being detected by Windows.

(If you DO have a network cable connected to somethng else, make sure that the end connectors "latch" into the ports on both ends, and that the connectors are all the way into the ports. The connectors have a lever that is easily broken off or weakened - if it doesn't latch into the port such that lever must be depressed to release it, either use a different network cable that does "latch", or tape the cable in place so it can't get loose or come of of the port. The led for the port at both ends of the connection should light up when it has a good connection, when the computer is running and the device on the other end has power, at least.)

Depending on which Motorola high speed model you have, you MAY be able to connect to it either via a type B USB port or a network cable port, If you're connected to the modem via a USB cable, you can ignore the message, or prevent the icons and it from appearing (see below).

If you need to connect your wired network adapter to the Motorola modem's wired network port or the same on the wireless router to connect to the internet, then you must plug in a network cable between the two ports.

If you have a wireless network adapter connected to your computer that you want to use to connect wirelessly to the internet...

- if the drivers for the wireless networking adapter have been installed properly, the name of the wireless adapter will show up in Device Manager.
E.g. RIGHT click on My Computer, select Properties - Hardware - Device Manager - Network adapters.

- the twin monitors icon usually appears by default in your taskbar for your wired network adapter in any case. You can disable that icon from showing up there if you don't need to connect to the router or the high speed modem via a wired connection, which will disable the message about the (network) cable is not connected message.

E.g. NOTE - don't do this until AFTER your wireless connection to the internet via the router is working.
RIGHT click on My Computer, select Properties - Hardware - Device Manager - Network adapters - RIGHT click on the name of the wired network adapter and select Disable, click on OK at the bottom f the Device Manager window. The wired network adapter's name will then have a red X over it when you look in Device Manager.

- you must have the wireless router connected to the Motorola modem, probably via a network cable connection.

- the wireless feature of the wireless router must be enabled in the router's configuration - it may not be by default. If it is enabled, there is an led that lights up on the front of the router that indicates that. If that led is not on, you must access the router and the router's configuration to enable the wireless feature, often called the wireless broadcast.

- the instructions for how to access the router, the default URL address - 192.168.xxx.xxx - that you use in an internet browser, and the default user name and password you use to access it's configuration, are in the manual for your specific router model.
You are accessing the router itself - you don't need to have an internet connection in order to access that.

- if you don't already have a working wireless network connection between your computer's wireless networking adapter and the router, you MUST connect a network cable between your wired network adapter and the router, in order to access the router and it's configuration.

- if Security settings are used for the wireless connection, which are wise to use because otherwise anyone within wireless range of your router can access your router and your computer wirelessly, the Security settings for the wireless adapter MUST be compatible with the security settings in the router's configuration.
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If you DO have a wireless networking adapter that you want to use to connect wirelessly via the wireless router to the internet, if that was not already set up and working, if you need more help regarding that, let me / us know, and we will provide you with further info.

If you have NOT used this wireless router between your computer and the Motorola modem previously, the default settings in the router's configuration may NOT be suitable for you to connect to the internet, and in that case you need to change them by accessing the router's configuration, whether you connect to the internet through the router via a wired or wireless network connection to the router. I / we ca provide more help about that. The router's configuration settings must be suitable for what your ISP - Internet Service Provider requires.

If you have NOT had you internet connection working previously via the Motorola modem, the ISP requires that either
- the unique MAC address your router as is known to them,
- or - that the unique serial number the router as is known to them
.... and that you have paid for an internet connection package and that's actually working (it may take several days for it to actually work after you have arranged to pay for it).

Where I am it's the serial number they require for the Motorola modem model.

The MAC address or the serial number may be supplied to them automatically when you run installation software the ISP has provided, or by you contacting them directly.


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