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    Computer slows to a hault

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    by lbarthels ·

    I have a computer that loads fine, but after about 1 minute of just doing a simple task such as win explorer, the mouse starts to slow and eventually I cannot use the system at all. I have removed everything that loads in the tray. I have uninstalled Macaffee and any other not normal program. I have deleted the temp file also. Any ideas that don’t involve formatting and reinstalling all the software?

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    • #3614369

      Computer slows to a hault

      by jdfcomputer ·

      In reply to Computer slows to a hault

      Here are a few tips

      -remove any background images

      -open the windows.ini file in notepad
      look under load= and run= and remove any entries

      -scandisk (thorough)
      -defrag hard drive
      -drop your windows cd in and run setup
      (the install will not wipe any of your settings)
      -remove the video adapter from the device manager and reboot, if the video card is not auto detected run the hardware wizard, download a new driver if necessary.

      I have more but these almost always work

    • #3614357

      Computer slows to a hault

      by csmith ·

      In reply to Computer slows to a hault

      This is fairly straightforward to troubleshoot.
      First:
      Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-(click on)System Information
      In the System Information Window click on Tools to get the tools menue.
      Click on System Configuration Utility.
      Select the Startup tab.
      Uncheck boxes one at a time, and boot, until the problem disappears. Obviously, the last box check mark you cleared, was the problem.
      You don’t want to delete the Temp directory on C: during this test.
      Just the opposite. There should be a Temp directory on C: , and there should be the commands SET TEMP=C:\TEMP and the command SET TMP=C:\TEMP in AUTOEXEC.BAT
      Regards, Chris

    • #3616035

      Computer slows to a hault

      by paul d. masley ·

      In reply to Computer slows to a hault

      Check you cooling fan on your CPU. It sounds like you may have an overheating problem. While you have the case opened, give it a good cleaning and make sure that the case fan(s) are operating.

      Paul.

    • #3615920

      Computer slows to a hault

      by lbarthels ·

      In reply to Computer slows to a hault

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