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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Desi_Wii_G, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. Desi_Wii_G

    Desi_Wii_G Welcome to the Good Life

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    Hi, I've noticed this past year my computer has significantly slowed down in speed. Does anyone know any tips I can try, I am searching up Google but they don't seem very helpful.

    Also my computer does not turn off properly. I.E. I click Shut Down, then it says "Saving Settings", then it does that and reaches the black screen. After the black screen it stays there and I can move the mouse. To turn it off I would have to push the power button for about 10 seconds. This has occured for hte past month. Anyone have any help on this topic too?

    I own a Windows XP Home Edition, Pavilion PC. Had it for about 3 years and warranty ran out which means I can't get over the phone help either. Some one please help me!
     
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    this has been happening to me, it has shut down numerous times for no reason also, sorry, but i am also clueless as to what to do. :sick:
     
  3. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    You should definitely run defrag, and if you don't have an anti-virus/spyware/adware program you should definitely get one and wipe all the nonsense you probably have built up. Also might want to run disk cleanup to remove temporary files, and the like. Hopefully this helps some, otherwise I haven't a clue either.
     
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    if i de-fragged this computer.. my step-dad would kill me... no joke.. he even has problems with me going on the internet x_x
     
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    Game_Pro Just a Newbie....LOL

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    i do, but its not helping in the least x_x
     
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    Game_Pro Just a Newbie....LOL

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    Then there's no hope............

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    Yes, I have all that antispyware crap and anti virus stuff. I would also like to ask what de-fragging does? Does it delete any important files such as pictures?
     
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    Game_Pro Just a Newbie....LOL

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    Reboot your computer and while rebooting, press "F8" often as you go thru the rebooting. Until you reach a new screen where you can select to restore previous working settings on your computer.

    This works for me...........
     
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    sad day v_v
     
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    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    Defrag, compresses old files, and essentially frees up space, it may remove old unused files, but besides that it doesn't mess with pictures, as far as I know. Actually, I just checked, my defrag is scheduled to run every week, and it just reorganizes files so your computer doesn't have to work as hard to run normally.

    Run disk clean up and have it delete temporary internet files, I'm sure if it hasn't been done in a long time there will be a long in there.
     
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    Game_Pro Just a Newbie....LOL

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    Defrag does not delete anything..........
    However fragmented files are de-fragmented and restored to preferred working order.

    From Wikipedia:
    In the context of administering computer systems, defragmentation is a process that reduces the amount of fragmentation in file systems. It does this by physically reorganizing the contents of the disk to store the pieces of each file close together and contiguously. It also attempts to create larger regions of free space using compaction to impede the return of fragmentation. Some defragmenters also try to keep smaller files within a single directory together, as they are often accessed in sequence.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defragmentation
     
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    Install Linux. ;)
     
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    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    Goin' and bustin' a wikipedia definition on me now.
     
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    What about my shut down problem, I think that those things just speed up your computer... Besides only about 1/4 of my computer space is used up...
     
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    isn't he nice? ^_^
     
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    My old laptop did that to me, wiped the whole thing clean and it worked fine for a while, but I think my processor just couldn't handle what I was trying to do with it. How old is the pc? I'm pretty sure it's a pretty gnarly virus you have, because thats what the main issue was with mine (according to the guy who fixed it).
     
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    im sorry but i just had to lol at "gnarly" XD
     
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    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    I love using that word. I don't see it used very often, so I bust it out when I can. :D
     
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    Ok one last thing. My computer fan is pretty loud. It runs for probably 22 hours a day. Is there any way to reduce/stop the noise?...
     

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