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foodmaniac2003

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#1 11 years ago

What my dad's laptop has been recently doing is running EXTREMELY SLOW. When he presses the mouse button, starts a process, pretty much anything, it will show the current screen, but it will take forever to do it. This slowness started only 1 or 2 months ago This was AFTER (emphasis on AFTER) running a mass simultaneous scan with the following programs: -Avast! -Spyware Doctor -Spybot S&D -Lavasoft SE Personal -AVG Free I started them Saturday night, left the laptop on till Sunday afternoon, and when I came back with my parents from the store, it was in a blue screen (im not sure if it was the BSOD, or is the BSOD the only time Windows XP shows a blue screen?). I rebooted his laptop, and a little bit later, the slowness began. My dad blamed me and these programs, and made me uninstall ALL of them. Even the wireless connection disconnected itsself. Please, help.




ConstanceJill

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#2 11 years ago

Blue Screen = BSOD. Are you sure you didn't install anything other than these ? AFAIK these are quite reliable programs, they should not cause problems... is the wireless network secure ? Is the system up to date (windowsupdate etc... ) ?




foodmaniac2003

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#3 11 years ago

I really have no idea why, but none of the spaces I put between my lines worked... The laptop is a 2003 Dell Inspiron 600m. The same slowness happened when I ran all those same programs on my sister's desktop, a Compaq we got last year. The slowness wasn't as bad though. I'm pretty sure the wireless network is secure. It's protected by a "WPA" key. I recently ran Window's updates on my dad's computer, maybe last month, and the problem has not gone away. My dad even checked the bottom of the laptop to see if the RAM was loose...




foodmaniac2003

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#4 11 years ago

Sorry for double post, but I don't know why, the forums seem to be screwed up for me, and I can't edit my posts and the spaces between the lines aren't working. If a blue screen in Windows is always a BSOD, then I have had 4-5 BSODs in the past 4 years, with little system slowdown, until now. PS: Actually, I only ran Avast! and Spyware Doctor on my sister's PC. No BSOD




foodmaniac2003

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#5 11 years ago

Gah, triple post, but EDIT button does not work for me :(. The 4-5 BSODs I was talking about are on my Dad's laptop, not my PC...




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#6 11 years ago

Reformat

Thats your best option.




gamer105

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#7 11 years ago

I wish i knew what to say, reformat or system restore sounds good, remember though system restore, and system recovery are way different. You want system restore, only do a system recovery if you are really really desperate. Yo pappy's machine will be restored to it's starting point when it came out of the box if you do a system recovery.

Any way I'm here more to say good luck with parents, i know this isn't the first time your dad gave you some dumb crap. Parents are a fucking pain, that's why i took care of mine early :daddy:




foodmaniac2003

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#8 11 years ago

Umm... What is a reformat? How do you do it? What do you need?




foodmaniac2003

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#9 11 years ago

Sorry for double post, but again, forums aren't working for me, so I can't edit anything. Spaces for paragraphs aren't working either. My question is for a system restore, what if you never set restore points?




foodmaniac2003

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#10 11 years ago

I tried to revert to a previous restore point but this is what it gave me on a BLUE SCREEN:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps: Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need. If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed harware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to to use Safe Mode to remove or disable componenets, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode. Technical information: *** STOP: 0x00000050 (0xF7E0A1A6, 0x00000000, 0x804DABC3, 0X00000000)

AUGHHHH!!!! Why won't any spaces I put between lines for paragraphs work?!!?!?!