Vista spinning circle of doom


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Grimweasel

Hello,
I'm running Vista Home Premium SP2 and the system is always running slow.
Every time I right click anything the spinning circle comes up and I have to
wait for about 30 seconds for the sub-menu to open up. Is there an indexing
issue causing this? Programmes take ages to open for the first time after
switch on almost like vista has to search the whole hard disk to find the
issue??
With a core-duo processor I expected this laptop (SOny VIAO) to be lightning
quick, but my old HP XP loaded model was much quicker?
Thanks
 
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Malke

Grimweasel said:
Hello,
I'm running Vista Home Premium SP2 and the system is always running slow.
Every time I right click anything the spinning circle comes up and I have
to wait for about 30 seconds for the sub-menu to open up. Is there an
indexing issue causing this? Programmes take ages to open for the first
time after switch on almost like vista has to search the whole hard disk
to find the issue??
With a core-duo processor I expected this laptop (SOny VIAO) to be
lightning quick, but my old HP XP loaded model was much quicker?

Lots of things could cause the issue: tons of malware running in the
background, extraneous legitimate programs/processes, faulty drivers, and
even a failing hard drive. Indexing can slow a system but not like you are
describing.

There is no way for us to guess what is wrong with your computer without
getting more information from you.

Computer specs? The answers to The First and Second Questions?

The First Question Of Troubleshooting: If the problem is new, what changed
between the time things worked and the time they didn't?

The Second Question of Windows Troubleshooting: what is the malware/virus
status of the machine? If you think it is clean, what programs (and
versions) did you use to determine this?

Be sure the computer is clean:
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

Tried any troubleshooting? If yes, what?

http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2008/02/help-my-computer-is-slow.html

Malke
 

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