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sbs 2003 extremely slow!

By charles ·
I have a HP server, which has become very slow!
fex. when activating the start button, it takes 3-5 minuts before something happens, the same happens when we try to open a program. evrything seems to work fine on the server, internet connection is fine and fast, but when the server has to fetch a file from the HDD, it takes several minutes...! an other thing is, in some backup situation, the backup will stop, and a prompt will appear saying that there might not be room enough on the C drive... though there is 200 GB free!
there ia 4 GB RAM, it is scanned for virus ect... without results! when the server runs in safe mode it run fast again.
Any help would be nice?

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by Wizard-09 In reply to sbs 2003 extremely slow!

the virus scan and spy ware program when the computer is in safe mode disable system restore while you do this, run the scan a few times I am sure you will find something.

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by StealthWiFi In reply to Run

You say it's running fine in safe mode.

That says virus/spyware/malware or a service is screwing up. (Could be a misconfiguration but less likely and goes along with service)

First Boot to safe mode and like the above poster said scan with a good AV (trend micro free scan... Malwarebytes..)

Boot back into normal mode and run ProcessExplorer to see what is eating up all the speed.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

Post back if you want what proccess jump when hitting start button and whatever causes the issues.

That will give you a good view of what is going on.

After all that you can try stopping and disabling services (compare to what is run in safe mode) one at a time, restart and see what helps.

Or if you determine it's not virus.. wipe and reinstall SBS. Depends on if you want to spend time investigating or just wipe the system which you might need to do anyway.

Typing on the go, please forgive spelling

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