Slow Loading and Moise

November 11, 2009 at 11:33:51
Specs: Windows XP
Hello All, hopefully some out there can help as my patience is running thin! I have sat here for an hour now tonite waiting to post this plea. This is normal. When I turn my pc on it immediately starts whirring and takes an eternity to load. When I eventually can connect to the internet via AOL it can then take anything between 40-45 minutes to open Outlook or Explorer and still the whirring goes on, it is going on as we type. Everything just hangs, the mouse, any programme you have tried to click on. It sounds very much like in the old 95-98 days when you did a defrag and you had all the lines colouring themselves in. I have Norton as an Anti Virus which does it's live update everytime you log on but that is usually over very quickly Anybody give me any suggestions, willing to try anything within reason except buying a new PC as funds don't allow it at the moment!

Cheers

Ivan


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#1
November 11, 2009 at 12:56:15
You listed absolutely zero info about your system. We're not mind readers.

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#2
November 11, 2009 at 14:07:18
Very sorry, I don't know where to find all the technical stuff, I just use my computer for every day jobs, have never really got involved in the in's and out's of it's make up.

Once again very sorry to have wasted your time I was only looking for a bit of help, sorry to have troubled you, I will look elsewhere.

Thanks

Ivan.


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#3
November 11, 2009 at 14:21:15
Don't give up so easily.

At least post the make of your pc.

I would go to start run then type in msconfig, on the startup
tab, de-select things you don't need.
You need anti virus on start up.

If you are hearing a whirring, it sounds like the fan, or the hard
drive problem.

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#4
November 11, 2009 at 14:25:12
Mostly on Desktop computers----
DUST collects inside computers, and can cause hardware
damage, overheating, faulty fans, faulty drives
Is yours clean.????
http://www.makeitsimple.com/project...
^^^ Some pictures ^^^
------------------------------------------
Possible that the harddrive is not running at its normal speed,
freezing up or slowing down. Or has quit.
My computer took 20 min. to boot the other day.
I was watching the HDD activity indicator light,
and it would remain on, and not rapidly blinking.
Mechanical devices do have problems.

Harddrive manufacturers have software for download for testing HDD.


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#5
November 11, 2009 at 14:35:26
I agree with chuck2, sounds like hard disk is on the way out.

Backup now.

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#6
November 13, 2009 at 12:11:52
Hello Clive and Chuck and thank you for your response.

I have thoroughly cleaned out the fans of dust (there was quite a bit) but unfortunately allthough the computer is now not so noisy it is still very slow to get going (about 35 minutes tonite)

I now have some of the details required.

The computer is made by Mesh
It has an AMD Sempron 3100 Processor working at 1.8 GHZ with 448 Ram.

I have for now disabled Automatic Updates on Windows to see if that makes a difference.

The hard drive has 130GB free space as I keep everything on an external drive.

I have done an AOL computer check up, disk clean up, defrag.

I have done this msconfig but I don't know which I can safely disable.

Here is the list.

Carpserv
Soundman
VTTimer
PDVDserv
Then there is a blank one
Nero Check
hpztsb08
hpwuschd
hpotddol
dslagent
dslstat
fts
aoldial
realplay
aolsoftware
QTtask
Nilaunch
sunsetaspz
launchapplication
engutl
drgtodsc
rxmon
jusched
itunes helper
ctfmon
msmsgs
adobereaderspe
aol9 tray icon
aol companion
lotus organiser
NKB monitor
Lotus quick start
Lotus smart suite
PMB media check

Quite a list and I feel sure that not all are nesscacary, any ideas which ones I can safely disable.

By the way the title of this topic should be Noise not Moise but I couldn't find an "Edit my post" button after I had posted it.

Thanks for any future help

Ivan


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#7
November 13, 2009 at 13:18:45
Carpserv ?
Soundman untick not important
VTTimer ?
PDVDserv ?
Then there is a blank one
Nero Check untick
hpztsb08 something for hp, probably not important
hpwuschd as above
hpotddol as above
dslagent ? router?
dslstat as above
fts ?
aoldial aol dial up?
realplay untick
aolsoftware aol ?
QTtask apple quicktime untick
Nilaunch ?
sunsetaspz ?
launchapplication ?
engutl ?
drgtodsc ?
rxmon ?
jusched java not important
itunes helper itunes not important
ctfmon ?
msmsgs msn messenger not important
adobereaderspe adobe, not important
aol9 tray icon aol ?
aol companion aol ?
lotus organiser lotus, untick
NKB monitor ?
Lotus quick start not important
Lotus smart suite not important
PMB media check ? do not think it is important

perhaps someone else can help with the rest.

You could try unticking all, but if you connect to the internet,
make sure your anti virus is running.

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#8
November 13, 2009 at 15:14:57
Hi Clive.

It doesn't rain but it pours. I unticked those items, and apply and I got the following message box.
"An access denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an administrator account to make specified changes"

Then it came up with restart your computer now, so I did.

On restart it came up with the following

"You have used the System Comfiguration Utility to make changes to the way Windows starts. It is currently in diagnostic mode and will be and the System Configuration Utility will open every time Windows starts. Choose the normal start up mode to start windows normally and undo changes.

Don't show this message or launch the System Configuration Utility when windows starts"

I don't really know where to go from here as I have only ever switched the PC on and it has gone straight to desktop, has never asked for a user or password.

Any ideas?

Ivan.


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#9
November 14, 2009 at 02:01:04
when the system config comes up on start up, just tick the box.
do not show again.

Have any of the items been unticked?

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#10
November 14, 2009 at 04:48:40
I have unticked the items deemed as not nesscasary and indeed intially it is quicker and not as noisy for as long.

So we will see how it goes.

One other thing, I have Norton which has Anti Spyware built in but AOL automatically runs Spyware Zapper on start up, could I disable that as they are probably doing the same thing?

We have been logged on now for about 15 minutes and all is quiet!! Is my 488 ram quite minimal, should I up that?

Cheers for all your assistance so far.

Ivan.


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#11
November 14, 2009 at 07:13:02
You could do that.

Norton does tend to use a lot of resources.

Perhaps removing Norton & installing another anti virus would
be better.

Read this

http://www.techsupportalert.com/pc/...

488 of ram is not a lot.

If you go to crucial there is an online scanner that will tell you
what RAM you have, & the upgrade possibilities.

http://www.crucial.com/uk/?
gclid=CMOB9rHjip4CFQdl4wodzVheqg&cpe=pd_google_uk

Things to do, include using something like Ccleaner to clean
up you disk, & a registry cleaner.

Gizmo Freeware has all sorts of freeware recommendations.

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#12
November 14, 2009 at 08:31:14
Hi Clive.

I did the memory test and it says I can go to 2064 as opposed to the 512 fitted.

I think I will invest in some more ram, I assume it is pretty straightforward to fit. I have just switched on now for this session and the PC is running like a dream, no noise, no hesitation, no hanging, can't believe it!

Maybe it was one of those items in the start menu because when it gets going, even when it was slow on start up once all that had finished it works fine.

Cheers

Ivan


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#13
November 14, 2009 at 12:38:28
Thanks for posting back.

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