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By oregonian.pjb ·
This is a repost of my question, I think I closed it out pre-maturely. I'm running a box with XP Pro (2002), service pack 1, P4 (3.0 GHz), 1GB RAM on an Intel 82801EB motherboard. The computer has problems finding simple things it should normally not have an issue with. For example, if I click on "My Computer", I get the flashlight searching for files as it takes close to a minute to find. It doesn't have to search for "My Network Places". If I right-click on an icon, and then hover over "Send To", it takes a long time to generate my sned-to list. Also, in Internet Explorer, if I type in a "www.address.com", it takes a long time to process that address. However, if I type in "http://www.address.com", it'll connect right away. I don't know where to look for the problem and I haven't figured out how to phrase it for searches on the problem. I've already intalled and ran several spyware and anti-virus programs. It is running much slower than an identical computer on the same network. Any suggestions?

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by defenseur In reply to Slooooow

Have you already reinstall your Operating System?
Maybe it's windows xp who slow your computer.
Sometime it's happen to me when i install too many programs

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by computab In reply to Slooooow

You must have a load of processes running to slow it down. I suggest if you have run (and updated) Counterspy and Ad-Aware, then download and install Wintasks Pro, which displays a list of processes running on the system. Look carefully at *.exe processes, If you cannot identify them, put them in a search box on Google.com, you will get a list of explanations of what each means.

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In addition, I would recommend Spybot Search & Destroy. Many antispy programs are not effective, but the 3 I mentioned are. Counterspy is reckoned to be the best. Also, what did the antispy programs remove?

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by JamesRL In reply to Slooooow

To add to computab's reply.

You can find out more about processes at www.processlibrary.com - they have a search engine to allow you to search processes.

You can also run msconfig from the command line to see more information about processes, especially the startup ones.

In other areas to look at I would see how the network cards are configured and what protocols are running, since your "slowness" seems to be network related. I would suggest you might have some protocols running that you don't need. Also check the drivers for the network card. I might also suggest that you might put in a new network card to see if that makes any difference.

Hope that helps.

James

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by CG IT In reply to Slooooow

as far as leaving off http:// in the URL when surfing the web and the long response times problem, there isn't a problem. The problem is leaving off the HTTP:// to your web request. HTTP:// is an uniform resource locator and a URL is an URI or type of resource. Without the URL format [application layer protocol] the site your trying to visit hasn't a clue as to what type of resource you want. These are the types of resource using URL
http - HTTP resources
https - HTTP over SSL
ftp - File Transfer Protocol
mailto - E-mail address
ldap - Lightweight Directory Access Protocol lookups
file - resources available on the local computer or over a local file sharing network
news - Usenet newsgroups
gopher - the Gopher protocol
telnet - the telnet protocol

you will notice that there is no www. therefore leaving off the http:// which signifies a http protocol resource request [web page] your not presenting enough information for a host to respond. There are 4 information requirements to obtain resources on the internet. remember, there are four basic items of information necessary to retrieve a resource from anywhere on the Internet: the protocol, the host, the server , the network port on the server to connect to, the path to the resource.

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by CG IT In reply to Slooooow

This is a repost.

As far as IE and using www vs http and slow response times, you don't have a problem. The problem is using www. and not using http. www. is not a URL a URL identifies a resource and how to get it. therefore just using www.<hostname>.com does not tell the browser what resource you want and how to go about getting it. There are 4 requirements to obtain information on the internet. 1. a protocol, 2. a host, #, 3, port host , #4 a path. There are 9 commonly used protocols. They are:
http - HTTP resources
https - HTTP over SSL
ftp - File Transfer Protocol
mailto - E-mail address
ldap - Lightweight Directory Access Protocol lookups
file - resources available on the local computer or over a local file sharing network
news - Usenet newsgroups
gopher - the Gopher protocol
telnet- telnet protocol.

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