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kindozo
My PC is very slow when i boot and also when i shut down. can i get any reliable software to run some analysis to clean and get my pc run faster?
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    robo_dev

    What type of PC and what OS?

    Did this PC work well at some point?

    'Cleaning' the PC can involve both uninstalling programs and services you don't need (which you can do very easily by yourself), possibly cleaning up the registry a bit (which may not be the real problem), and also attempting to go after malware and viruses.

    If the PC is very much infected with viruses and spyware, then you need good anti-virus software to fix that problem, not a cleaner app.

    If there are gobs of poorly written programs installed on the PC, those need to be deinstalled. If system-restore is working, going back to before those apps were installed is ideal.

    In-between, the question would be if the hard drive or PC is malfunctioning or overheating, or if the drive is nearly full, those are other issues.

    If all those issues have been resolved, then a 'cleaner program' might help a bit.

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    kindozo

    the pc is HP pavilion g4 notebook, core i3 intel processor with windows 7 home basic as the operating system. The pc works all right but booting takes too long and also shut down. There are also occasional crashes of software such as browsers, eclipse and kmplayer in which cases you have to restart the software. I have not used even half of my 640G hard disk. I possibly think the registry is overloaded or some dangerous viruses are at work. Help me to fix this problem.

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    markp24

    Hi

    with everything menioned in robo_devs post in addition
    try these
    ccleaner to clean it
    defraggler to defrag it

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    kindozo

    how do I get ccleaner and defraggler and how do I use it

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    ARandomPenguin

    a little more detailed specs?
    CPU type, memory size, mother board, etc
    you could try uninstallling and sunning a "sfx /f" in command prompt
    Installing more programs onto a slow pc shouldnt be done lightly.
    (i find increasing your virtual memory to be a good fix when it seems too slow to uninstall)
    Start menu>right click my computer>properties>advanced("advanced system settings" for win7)>under performance open the "settings" button>advanced>in the virtual memory option press "change" then enter a new amount.
    Now you can go through uninstalling and disabling start up options (start menu>run?search"msconfig")

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    kindozo

    Here are the specs: HP pavilion g4 notebook, intel core i3-2310M cpu @ 2.10GHz, 4GB (2.7GB usable)ram, 640GB hard disk and Win7 Home Basic OS. I have about 470GB of free hard disk space. I used the path you gave to check the amount of space allocated for the virtual memory and it was 2765MB. What do you suggest I do?

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    OH Smeg

    But you can get C Cleaner here

    http://www.piriform .com/ccleaner/download/standard

    and Defragler here

    http://www.piriform .com/defraggler

    Just remove the space for a working URL if they actually post or stay on the site. The problem is that with all of the spam recently it's got difficult to post Links as the post gets deleted.

    Col

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    BrianW619

    A great resource to download most popular software ranging from system utilities, dvd burning, media, etc. Been using the website for many years without a problem with the validity of the downloadable products.

    http://www.filehippo.com/

    I also recommend Spybot Search and Destroy which can also be found on Filehippo

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    Slayer_

    Which will make your laptop boot and shutdown slower. Its normal. You can try and get a higher RPM drive or get a SSD drive. But SSD's are expensive.

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    jbaker.it

    In Windows XP/7 run Cleanmgr by pressing Winlogo key+r and type in cleanmgr hit enter.
    Try not to erase the Recycle Bin on accident.

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    Kenogami

    Did this happen just recently? If so, do you have auto update turned on? If auto update is turned on Microsoft has a problem with one of their updates. Once installed, this update cause the computer to run auto update constantly. It can run for 3 min. to 50, 60 or more min.. It will start again and it will use up all of your memory. It took me awhile to turn this thing off. Until Microsoft fixes the problem. I found the KB2618444 update was the problem and deleted it from my system. It working fine now. I use a program called System Explorer from Softonic.com to monitor running processes.
    I hope this information will help you and any others that have the same problem.
    Randy

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    robo_dev

    What type of PC and what OS?

    Did this PC work well at some point?

    'Cleaning' the PC can involve both uninstalling programs and services you don't need (which you can do very easily by yourself), possibly cleaning up the registry a bit (which may not be the real problem), and also attempting to go after malware and viruses.

    If the PC is very much infected with viruses and spyware, then you need good anti-virus software to fix that problem, not a cleaner app.

    If there are gobs of poorly written programs installed on the PC, those need to be deinstalled. If system-restore is working, going back to before those apps were installed is ideal.

    In-between, the question would be if the hard drive or PC is malfunctioning or overheating, or if the drive is nearly full, those are other issues.

    If all those issues have been resolved, then a 'cleaner program' might help a bit.

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    kindozo

    the pc is HP pavilion g4 notebook, core i3 intel processor with windows 7 home basic as the operating system. The pc works all right but booting takes too long and also shut down. There are also occasional crashes of software such as browsers, eclipse and kmplayer in which cases you have to restart the software. I have not used even half of my 640G hard disk. I possibly think the registry is overloaded or some dangerous viruses are at work. Help me to fix this problem.

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    markp24

    Hi

    with everything menioned in robo_devs post in addition
    try these
    ccleaner to clean it
    defraggler to defrag it

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    kindozo

    how do I get ccleaner and defraggler and how do I use it

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    ARandomPenguin

    a little more detailed specs?
    CPU type, memory size, mother board, etc
    you could try uninstallling and sunning a "sfx /f" in command prompt
    Installing more programs onto a slow pc shouldnt be done lightly.
    (i find increasing your virtual memory to be a good fix when it seems too slow to uninstall)
    Start menu>right click my computer>properties>advanced("advanced system settings" for win7)>under performance open the "settings" button>advanced>in the virtual memory option press "change" then enter a new amount.
    Now you can go through uninstalling and disabling start up options (start menu>run?search"msconfig")

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    kindozo

    Here are the specs: HP pavilion g4 notebook, intel core i3-2310M cpu @ 2.10GHz, 4GB (2.7GB usable)ram, 640GB hard disk and Win7 Home Basic OS. I have about 470GB of free hard disk space. I used the path you gave to check the amount of space allocated for the virtual memory and it was 2765MB. What do you suggest I do?

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    OH Smeg

    But you can get C Cleaner here

    http://www.piriform .com/ccleaner/download/standard

    and Defragler here

    http://www.piriform .com/defraggler

    Just remove the space for a working URL if they actually post or stay on the site. The problem is that with all of the spam recently it's got difficult to post Links as the post gets deleted.

    Col

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    BrianW619

    A great resource to download most popular software ranging from system utilities, dvd burning, media, etc. Been using the website for many years without a problem with the validity of the downloadable products.

    http://www.filehippo.com/

    I also recommend Spybot Search and Destroy which can also be found on Filehippo

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    Slayer_

    Which will make your laptop boot and shutdown slower. Its normal. You can try and get a higher RPM drive or get a SSD drive. But SSD's are expensive.

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    jbaker.it

    In Windows XP/7 run Cleanmgr by pressing Winlogo key+r and type in cleanmgr hit enter.
    Try not to erase the Recycle Bin on accident.

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    Kenogami

    Did this happen just recently? If so, do you have auto update turned on? If auto update is turned on Microsoft has a problem with one of their updates. Once installed, this update cause the computer to run auto update constantly. It can run for 3 min. to 50, 60 or more min.. It will start again and it will use up all of your memory. It took me awhile to turn this thing off. Until Microsoft fixes the problem. I found the KB2618444 update was the problem and deleted it from my system. It working fine now. I use a program called System Explorer from Softonic.com to monitor running processes.
    I hope this information will help you and any others that have the same problem.
    Randy