Sudden extreme drop in performance


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Jonathan wolch

Forgive the lack of technical reach - I'm not much of a
techncian and within sight of my wits end. I have a P3-
700 that has 256 Meg of ram and has been happily running
Win2000 and the office suite for 2 years. Suddenly, the
performance fell off precipitously. Programs won't
start, simple clicking an icon takes up to five minutes
to get a response from the machine. It only runs well in
safe mode. I've run the Win2000 repair protocol,
defraged the drive and no results (zero on a virus scan
as well)

SUGGESTIONS????
 
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Michael Holzemer

Jonathan said:
Forgive the lack of technical reach - I'm not much of a
techncian and within sight of my wits end. I have a P3-
700 that has 256 Meg of ram and has been happily running
Win2000 and the office suite for 2 years. Suddenly, the
performance fell off precipitously. Programs won't
start, simple clicking an icon takes up to five minutes
to get a response from the machine. It only runs well in
safe mode. I've run the Win2000 repair protocol,
defraged the drive and no results (zero on a virus scan
as well)

SUGGESTIONS????
Defrag comes to mind

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Regards,

Michael Holzemer
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Dan Seur

Run chkdsk on all partitions.
Run sfc.exe (system file checker).
Check Event Viewer & Device Manager for anomalies.
Check Task Manager/Processes for unusually high CPU use.
Run diagnostics against hard drives. Failing drives can
automatically run hundreds of retries before succeeding
and this is often invisible to the OS, which waits.
Check all cabling connection for tightness.
Carefully review any recent hardware/software changes
you may have done.
If all else fails, one-by-one remove each device not
absolutely required for successful boot & check behavior.
 
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Jonathan Wolch

After trolling a number of other newsgroups I found a
recommendation for using spybot - to remove all spyware
and malware that had possibly crept onto the machine. I
downloaded the freeware from
http://spybot.eon.net.au/index.php?lang=en&page=download
then ran the software in "safe mode" it worked like a charm

It found 180 problems that it quickly fixed.
 
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Michael Holzemer

Jonathan said:
After trolling a number of other newsgroups I found a
recommendation for using spybot - to remove all spyware
and malware that had possibly crept onto the machine. I
downloaded the freeware from
http://spybot.eon.net.au/index.php?lang=en&page=download
then ran the software in "safe mode" it worked like a charm

It found 180 problems that it quickly fixed.
Always forget about that spyware crap. Good to know you found a solution.

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Regards,

Michael Holzemer
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Frank

Morning
Diskcleanup, as well before defrag, had a client that had 26 megs of temp
files not including temp internet files.

Frank
 
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