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mystery - Win XP very slow

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by George Orwell, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. George Orwell

    George Orwell Flightless Bird

    A PC came my way, takes ages to start up. Like you do the
    control-alt-del and it takes 25 seconds for the logon
    window to appear. Then slow slow slow. If I try to start
    task manager, that takes about 20 sec to appear, and it shows
    only a few percent CPU being used. Weird: what is it
    waiting for? Godot? Then to shut down takes about 6 minutes.
    Now this PC is P4 2.8 GHz with 1536 MB of DDR and 7200
    RPM disk. I once installed XP on a PC with 500 MHz CPU and
    384 MB of SDRAM, and that was faster.
    This tortoise was an office PC, has only an accounting
    package and anti-virus scanner, not tons of crap like I
    often see.
    I booted a live linux CD, and then it runs quite briskly.
    I tried various diagnostics, anti-spyware scan,
    defrag the disk and so on.
    Is there some obscure bug which chokes XP thus?

    Il mittente di questo messaggio|The sender address of this
    non corrisponde ad un utente |message is not related to a real
    reale ma all'indirizzo fittizio|person but to a fake address of an
    di un sistema anonimizzatore |anonymous system
    Per maggiori informazioni |For more info
    https://www.mixmaster.it
     
  2. Peter Taylor

    Peter Taylor Flightless Bird

    On 8/23/2010 4:50 AM, George Orwell wrote:
    > A PC came my way, takes ages to start up. Like you do the
    > control-alt-del and it takes 25 seconds for the logon
    > window to appear. Then slow slow slow. If I try to start
    > task manager, that takes about 20 sec to appear, and it shows
    > only a few percent CPU being used. Weird: what is it
    > waiting for? Godot? Then to shut down takes about 6 minutes.
    > Now this PC is P4 2.8 GHz with 1536 MB of DDR and 7200
    > RPM disk. I once installed XP on a PC with 500 MHz CPU and
    > 384 MB of SDRAM, and that was faster.
    > This tortoise was an office PC, has only an accounting
    > package and anti-virus scanner, not tons of crap like I
    > often see.
    > I booted a live linux CD, and then it runs quite briskly.
    > I tried various diagnostics, anti-spyware scan,
    > defrag the disk and so on.
    > Is there some obscure bug which chokes XP thus?
    >
    > Il mittente di questo messaggio|The sender address of this
    > non corrisponde ad un utente |message is not related to a real
    > reale ma all'indirizzo fittizio|person but to a fake address of an
    > di un sistema anonimizzatore |anonymous system
    > Per maggiori informazioni |For more info
    > https://www.mixmaster.it
    >


    Have you checked to see if the hard drive is set to PIO?

    --
    Peter Taylor
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    See...

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

    Troubleshooting checklist for a slow computer
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic44694.html

    What to do if your Computer is running slowly
    http://www.malwareremoval.com/tutorials/runningslowly.php
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    George Orwell wrote:
    > A PC came my way, takes ages to start up. Like you do the
    > control-alt-del and it takes 25 seconds for the logon
    > window to appear. Then slow slow slow. If I try to start
    > task manager, that takes about 20 sec to appear, and it shows
    > only a few percent CPU being used. Weird: what is it
    > waiting for? Godot? Then to shut down takes about 6 minutes.
    > Now this PC is P4 2.8 GHz with 1536 MB of DDR and 7200
    > RPM disk. I once installed XP on a PC with 500 MHz CPU and
    > 384 MB of SDRAM, and that was faster.
    > This tortoise was an office PC, has only an accounting
    > package and anti-virus scanner, not tons of crap like I
    > often see.
    > I booted a live linux CD, and then it runs quite briskly.
    > I tried various diagnostics, anti-spyware scan,
    > defrag the disk and so on.
    > Is there some obscure bug which chokes XP thus?
     
  4. MowGreen

    MowGreen Flightless Bird

    Has the system been opted into Microsoft Update ?
    If so, suggest you opt out and switch to Windows Update for now.

    How To Disable Microsoft Update and Use Windows Update
    http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives...able-microsoft-update-and-use-windows-update/

    Sources for Microsoft Update issue in Windows XP SP3 -

    wuaudt.exe <sic> is really bogging down my computer
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistawu/thread/ef18ff87-db7f-4705-8105-33dcf9a9a03b

    Automatic Updates memory hog on XP SP3. Updates not working
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistawu/thread/c41d2ef2-b755-41ec-8924-8ce618f3e939



    MowGreen
    ================
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    ================

    "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked



    George Orwell wrote:
    > A PC came my way, takes ages to start up. Like you do the
    > control-alt-del and it takes 25 seconds for the logon
    > window to appear. Then slow slow slow. If I try to start
    > task manager, that takes about 20 sec to appear, and it shows
    > only a few percent CPU being used. Weird: what is it
    > waiting for? Godot? Then to shut down takes about 6 minutes.
    > Now this PC is P4 2.8 GHz with 1536 MB of DDR and 7200
    > RPM disk. I once installed XP on a PC with 500 MHz CPU and
    > 384 MB of SDRAM, and that was faster.
    > This tortoise was an office PC, has only an accounting
    > package and anti-virus scanner, not tons of crap like I
    > often see.
    > I booted a live linux CD, and then it runs quite briskly.
    > I tried various diagnostics, anti-spyware scan,
    > defrag the disk and so on.
    > Is there some obscure bug which chokes XP thus?
    >
    > Il mittente di questo messaggio|The sender address of this
    > non corrisponde ad un utente |message is not related to a real
    > reale ma all'indirizzo fittizio|person but to a fake address of an
    > di un sistema anonimizzatore |anonymous system
    > Per maggiori informazioni |For more info
    > https://www.mixmaster.it
    >
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Caveats & FAQ:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com...9a9a03b/#44e80262-9a91-4ddb-9770-63810962cb8c

    MowGreen wrote:
    > Has the system been opted into Microsoft Update ?
    > If so, suggest you opt out and switch to Windows Update for now.
    >
    > How To Disable Microsoft Update and Use Windows Update
    > http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives...able-microsoft-update-and-use-windows-update/
    >
    > Sources for Microsoft Update issue in Windows XP SP3 -
    >
    > wuaudt.exe <sic> is really bogging down my computer
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistawu/thread/ef18ff87-db7f-4705-8105-33dcf9a9a03b
    >
    > Automatic Updates memory hog on XP SP3. Updates not working
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistawu/thread/c41d2ef2-b755-41ec-8924-8ce618f3e939
    >
    >
    >
    > MowGreen
    > ================
    > *-343-* FDNY
    > Never Forgotten
    > ================
    >
    > "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
    >
    >
    >
    > George Orwell wrote:
    >> A PC came my way, takes ages to start up. Like you do the
    >> control-alt-del and it takes 25 seconds for the logon
    >> window to appear. Then slow slow slow. If I try to start
    >> task manager, that takes about 20 sec to appear, and it shows
    >> only a few percent CPU being used. Weird: what is it
    >> waiting for? Godot? Then to shut down takes about 6 minutes.
    >> Now this PC is P4 2.8 GHz with 1536 MB of DDR and 7200
    >> RPM disk. I once installed XP on a PC with 500 MHz CPU and
    >> 384 MB of SDRAM, and that was faster.
    >> This tortoise was an office PC, has only an accounting
    >> package and anti-virus scanner, not tons of crap like I
    >> often see.
    >> I booted a live linux CD, and then it runs quite briskly.
    >> I tried various diagnostics, anti-spyware scan,
    >> defrag the disk and so on.
    >> Is there some obscure bug which chokes XP thus?
    >>
    >> Il mittente di questo messaggio|The sender address of this
    >> non corrisponde ad un utente |message is not related to a real
    >> reale ma all'indirizzo fittizio|person but to a fake address of an
    >> di un sistema anonimizzatore |anonymous system
    >> Per maggiori informazioni |For more info
    >> https://www.mixmaster.it
     
  6. MowGreen

    MowGreen Flightless Bird

  7. Justin

    Justin Flightless Bird

    In article <eYvUAgtQLHA.4212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl>,
    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:

    > See...
    >
    > Help! My computer is slow!

    Get a Mac.
    >
    > Troubleshooting checklist for a slow computer

    Get a Mac.
    >
    > What to do if your Computer is running slowly

    Get a Mac!!

    Fixed!
     
  8. MowGreen

    MowGreen Flightless Bird

    Justin wrote:
    > In article<eYvUAgtQLHA.4212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl>,
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]"<PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> See...
    >>
    >> Help! My computer is slow!

    > Get a Mac.
    >>
    >> Troubleshooting checklist for a slow computer

    > Get a Mac.
    >>
    >> What to do if your Computer is running slowly

    > Get a Mac!!
    >
    > Fixed!



    For you the slogan is " Get a brain ... FIXED ! "
    PLONK !



    MowGreen
    ================
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    ================

    "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
     
  9. hemm99@hotmail.com

    hemm99@hotmail.com Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 24 Aug 2010 17:39:31 -0400, Justin
    <justin@nobecauseihatespam.org> wrote:

    >In article <eYvUAgtQLHA.4212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl>,
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> See...
    >>
    >> Help! My computer is slow!

    > Get a Mac.
    >>
    >> Troubleshooting checklist for a slow computer

    > Get a Mac.
    >>
    >> What to do if your Computer is running slowly

    > Get a Mac!!
    >
    >Fixed!


    Yeah, slow is normal then.
     
  10. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Get a life.

    Justin wrote:
    > In article <eYvUAgtQLHA.4212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl>,
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> See...
    >>
    >> Help! My computer is slow!

    > Get a Mac.
    >>
    >> Troubleshooting checklist for a slow computer

    > Get a Mac.
    >>
    >> What to do if your Computer is running slowly

    > Get a Mac!!
    >
    > Fixed!
     
  11. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Why do you insist on making an ass of yourself? No self respect?????
    "Justin" <justin@nobecauseihatespam.org> wrote in message
    news:justin-FEB444.17392624082010@news.eternal-september.org...
    > In article <eYvUAgtQLHA.4212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl>,
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> See...
    >>
    >> Help! My computer is slow!

    > Get a Mac.
    >>
    >> Troubleshooting checklist for a slow computer

    > Get a Mac.
    >>
    >> What to do if your Computer is running slowly

    > Get a Mac!!
    >
    > Fixed!
     
  12. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    FLASH! Pot calls kettle beige. Film at 11:00.

    Unknown wrote:
    > Why do you insist on making an ass of yourself? No self respect?????
    > "Justin" <justin@nobecauseihatespam.org> wrote in message
    > news:justin-FEB444.17392624082010@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> In article <eYvUAgtQLHA.4212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl>,
    >> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> See...
    >>>
    >>> Help! My computer is slow!

    >> Get a Mac.
    >>>
    >>> Troubleshooting checklist for a slow computer

    >> Get a Mac.
    >>>
    >>> What to do if your Computer is running slowly

    >> Get a Mac!!
    >>
    >> Fixed!
     
  13. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    You also???????
    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23h$QUnKRLHA.6004@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > FLASH! Pot calls kettle beige. Film at 11:00.
    >
    > Unknown wrote:
    >> Why do you insist on making an ass of yourself? No self respect?????
    >> "Justin" <justin@nobecauseihatespam.org> wrote in message
    >> news:justin-FEB444.17392624082010@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> In article <eYvUAgtQLHA.4212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl>,
    >>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> See...
    >>>>
    >>>> Help! My computer is slow!
    >>> Get a Mac.
    >>>>
    >>>> Troubleshooting checklist for a slow computer
    >>> Get a Mac.
    >>>>
    >>>> What to do if your Computer is running slowly
    >>> Get a Mac!!
    >>>
    >>> Fixed!
     
  14. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    am or pm?
    inquiring minds want to know.

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23h$QUnKRLHA.6004@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > FLASH! Pot calls kettle beige. Film at 11:00.
    >
    > Unknown wrote:
    >> Why do you insist on making an ass of yourself? No self respect?????
    >> "Justin" <justin@nobecauseihatespam.org> wrote in message
    >> news:justin-FEB444.17392624082010@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> In article <eYvUAgtQLHA.4212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl>,
    >>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> See...
    >>>>
    >>>> Help! My computer is slow!
    >>> Get a Mac.
    >>>>
    >>>> Troubleshooting checklist for a slow computer
    >>> Get a Mac.
    >>>>
    >>>> What to do if your Computer is running slowly
    >>> Get a Mac!!
    >>>
    >>> Fixed!
     

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