Sluggish Computer

  carryduff 13:54 15 Jan 07

This past few weeks i've noticed a big drop off in my computers' performance. Boot up can take up to 5 minutes and even then it seems to take ages to open individual programs.I've tried turning off anti virus, firewall etc but still no improvement.I've also used registry and hard drive cleaners but nothing seems to work, any ideas guys ? Thanks

  RobCharles1981 14:24 15 Jan 07

What Antivirus and Firewall you got on board ???

  carryduff 14:34 15 Jan 07

Hi Rob I have Zone Alarm Antivirus and Firewall installed

  RobCharles1981 14:40 15 Jan 07

So you got the two products in one???

  STREETWORK 14:46 15 Jan 07

How old is the PC, could be in need of internal cleaning especially around the cooling fans and heatsinks...

  carryduff 15:05 15 Jan 07

Yes I have the combined Zone Alarm antivirus and firewall. The computer is around 4 years old and I gave it a good clean about 3 months ago.

  RobCharles1981 15:11 15 Jan 07

I would Advise yourself to get something like

Avast Antvirus and Comodo Firewall

What Spyware Protection are you using ???

  Jackcoms 15:16 15 Jan 07

When was the last time you did some PC housekeeping?

Clean out all the crap with click here

Defrag the HDD

Disable unneeded start up programs/processes through msconfig. This will help click here

  ArrGee 15:23 15 Jan 07

Try this

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  Jackcoms 15:26 15 Jan 07


That's a link to this thread!!

  carryduff 15:32 15 Jan 07

Thanks guys i'll try a few of your suggestions and get back to you

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