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Q: Hard drive light running slowing things down.

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A: Hard drive light running slowing things down.

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Vista Home Premium light things Hard drive running down. slowing SP bit gig of Ram Microsoft Securities Essentials I am not sure if it is a virus or not Sometime amazing speed and other times horrible speeds But when it is bad the hard drive runs and runs It Hard drive light running slowing things down. happens during random times I go through my regular Maintenance when things don t seem right But it seems like it did not quite work this time MBAM full scan DR Web ATF Super Anti-spyware in safe mode Then CCleaner Check disk and Defrag All of which ran with no problems I could see But it still happens It happened last night and I got so frustrated I shut it down It happened today and then was fine after a half hour I have used task manager and looked to see what is running and it seems like my browser was using the most memory which was Firefox and then I switched to Chrome to see if it made a difference and it did not I also looked at the process tab and that was a little above my head I am just not sure where to go for here I know it is not a lot of RAM and I assume that is half the problem To many things want to run at once but just wanna make sure Also is my maintenance up to standards or other recommendations

A:Hard drive light running slowing things down.

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Alrighty I hope some one here can help me out The other night I shut my computer down as usual But when I started it up in the morning it took down.. slowing things drive A hard LOT! almost minutes to load the XP log-on page And after logging on it took as much as minutes for the start menu to appear and just as long for it to pop up after clicking it Everything is running dirt slow So I run an online virus checker It checks my C drive fine finds a few kazaa viruses and cleans thoughs and then it trys to check my other hard drive G and it comes up with a message G not ready So hard drive slowing things down.. A LOT! I m like hmm what the heck So I unplug the drive and restart Well what do you know things are running at full speed again Anyone know what the deal is with that and If I can save my info How do I fix my problem Thanks in advance Jake nbsp

A:hard drive slowing things down.. A LOT!

What is the make and model of your hard drive? I would go to their web site and download their hard drive diagnostics and run them against your drive first. Sounds like the virus problem may have corrupted a boot sector on your drive.
 

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This may be a question many have asked before but can the ageing of a hard drive have significant effects on your computer's performance? The one in my current PC is about four years old and I can say for definite that my computer is slower now then it once was. I'm not surprised by any means but was wondering if this is more due to more programmes and memory being used or because the hard drive is becoming worn out?
 

A:Hard drive ageing slowing things down?

The hard drive is the least likely cause of your computer slowing down.Running checkdisk occasionally is always a good idea though.

Here are the main causes Why is my PC slowing downand How can I make my PC run faster.
 

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Please help!!
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A:Laptop fan and hard drive light always running/on

It might mean that the computer needs a good cleaning.laptops dont get as dusty and dirty as desktops but it doesnt hurt to look and see.you might have to take it somewhere and have it checked out.
 

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I have had a look round the posts but nothing I try stops the internal drive getting accessed.
I have unchecked the CD autorun using TweakUI (this worked for someone else)
I have temp disabled AVG along with BoostSpeed and Team Viewer
The only process running apart from sys idle is svchost.exe (1%)

I hope someone out there manages to work their magic as they did the last time I posted here!
Thanks
 

A:Hard drive light flashing with nearly no processes running

Sounds like the System Index service is running.

When you find that happening, disconnect from the Internet to be sure MS Update is not running or something on your system is phoning home to be sure.

To see all Internet connections from your PC, grab a copy of CurrPorts - - runas admin and you will see everything. Click on the column heading Remote Host Name to get active connections at the top if the list. The menu Options is used to customize the display; here's my list

display Listen, Established, TCP, UDP, IPv6,

display port in The Address,

sort on refresh,
Ask Before Any Action
That last one is interesting; running as admin, you can Close a port or Kill the application with that port.

CurrPorts identifies all ports on the pc (mine number 112 as I write) and if I select all ports with a Remote Address, I see I have 20 connections.

btw: Remote Addresses shown as 127.0.0.1:nnn are local services (like a proxy or AV service), so out of the 20, only two are actually remote - - both HTTP browser connections.
 

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A:What is slowing things down? Memory tests OK, but things are slower, etc.

Hi. . .You mentioned a BSOD with bugcheck 0x76, but I don't see any mini kernel memory dump files in the attached zip. Did you run an app similar to CCleaner that may have deleted the dumps?Systeminfo output shows Windows 7 installed (or system 1st boot) in October 2010:Original Install Date: 10/20/2010, 12:53:02 PMIt also shows 403 Windows Updates installed.I went through the Event Viewer logs and found 13 BSODs listed. The first one I saw - bugcheck 0xc4 - Driver Verifier/ VERIFIER_ENABLED -
[font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif]Event[2095]:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting
Date: 2015-05-21T07:28:49.000
Level: Error
Description:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.
The bugcheck was: 0x000000c4 (0x0000000000000083, 0x0000000018dbfc90, 0x0000000000000008, 0x0000000000118dbf). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\Minidump\052115-116735-01.dmp. Report Id: 052115-116735-01.
[/font]If you have these dumps or any info from tem, please post it. If Driver Verifier named a 3rd party driver, it needs to be updated. If Driver Verifier named a Microsoft Windows OS driver, "unknown hardware failure" is the likely cause. What exactly happened when you ran the BIOS update that failed?  Was there any additional info besides "BIOS update failed" (or similar)?  Is this the BIOS update you attempted? File sp49851.exe from May 2013?
Spoiler
 
H-RS880-uATX Motherboard BIOS UpdateVersion:6.09May 09, 2013Email 64-bit details HP's Terms of Use6.091.7 MBMay 9, 2013Download HP's Terms of UseDetailsDetailsH-RS880-uATX Motherboard BIOS update resolves an issue with resuming from sleep mode on systems configured with 4GB or more of memory.File name: sp49851.exeRelease detailsReleased: May 8, 2013Version 6.09Fix and enhancementsResolves an issue with resuming from sleep mode on systems configured with 4GB or more of memory.Switches certain BIOS settings from "Enabled" to "Disabled" to protect against undesired changes.Installs HP Vision Diagnostic tool, accessible by pressing F9 during the BIOS startup screen.http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-p6000-Desktop-PC-series/4162263/model/4215698No doubt that a BIOS update failure could be signaling something very serious occurring in your system.I see you tested RAM, but I didn't see the hard drive mentioned.Run SeaTools for DOS, LONG test - http://www.sysnative.com/forums/hardware-tutorials/4072-hard-drive-hdd-diagnostics.htmlPlease download & install the free version of Speccy - https://www.piriform.com/speccy/downloadBe sure to watch out for additional, unnecessary and unrelated apps trying to be installed during installation. Simply un-check the boxes for them so they won't install.Run Speccy, "File", "Publish Snapshot" - copy the URL and paste it in to your next post.Download SysInternals AutoRuns from Microsoft TechNet - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902Extract the EXE file to Desktop or Documents (nothing to install; it's a stand-alone executable); RIGHT-click on autoruns.exe; "Run as Administrator"; allow it to scan the registry -- status located bottom-left of AutoRuns screen (few minutes tops); "File"; "Save As"; Save as an ARN file (default file extension)Please zip the ARN file up & attach to your next post.I doubt these new files will show us much more than you have already provided, but it's worth at least a cursory look.IMHO, 5 years is a very long time to go without reinstalling Windows. I would recommend that you start backing up your files in preparation for a Windows reinstall. A fresh install could end up breathing new life in your system &/or it may help figure out if hardware failure is in fact the cause of your BSODs.If a fresh Windows install BSODs before you've had a chance to install anything else, it is extremely likely that hardware failure is at fault.Regards. . .jcgriff2

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A:Random floppy drive seek and hard drive light flashing

I have a fix for the floppy drive problem. Unplug it!

But er, it could easily be the AV software doing it, or possibly the Windows indexer.

To track it down you could try catching it in the act (if it's prolonged enough) by using the "Resource Monitor" found on the Performance tab of the Task Manager. Click on the "Disk" tab and wait for it to happen and see if something new shows up as doing disk IO.

Though also, disabling the AV software temporarily and see if it stops might be a first try...

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A:Hard drive slowing down windows 7??

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A:Hard Drive Light / Hard Drive Problems

Hi sdh31873

Do not put both hard drives on the same string as the controller will default to the lowest speed hard drive. In fact I would think about getting rid of the old drive entirely as its age means that it should be very slow.

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A:Hard Drive Light!

It could be the symptoms of a virus infection,suggest you run this free online scan http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

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whats your processor speed and how much ram do you have?
 

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A:Hard-Drive light always on

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A:hard drive light

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I would also suspect a trojan or other malware as a possibility.

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A:Hard Drive Light Won't Go Off

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A:Hard Drive Light Always On

Right click the Task Bar and choose Task Manager. Go to the Processes tab, see what program is using the most CPU usage when it is running slow. Disable or uninstall if you don't need it.

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A:hard drive light always on

i think ur hard disk space is extremely slow
try 2 get a new one and add it to the old one
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..... yet nothing showing on the screen.

Just had an anguished cry for help from a friend of mine:

"Whilst putting all the new wires etc in the back of the old PC for my daughter, the tower fell on its side. It stayed on. It is still powering up but the Hard Drive light is on permanently and nothing is showing on the monitor. I have restarted and powered off and up again but it is still the same. HELP !!!"

I don't know much about the system, other than it is a fairly old Athlon XP of indeterminate size. It runs XP Pro.

Anyone have any solutions/suggestions? If so I would be immensely grateful!

Cheers!


Jo
 

A:Hard drive light permanently on....

You need to get inside it and check both the power and data cables on the back of the hard drive and the data cable to the mobo to see if they are seated properly!!!

It may be best to pull the plugs out and refit them to make sure!!!!
 

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A:Hard Drive light keeps blinking..

This will stop the constant HDD activity:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/...ws-vista-search-indexer-and-indexing-service/

I did this right after purchasing my new pc a few weeks ago and have not had any problem like it since and can still use the search feature in Exployer. I also use File Seeker if I think the search isn't yielding what I want.
 

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Just give it a few days to index everything and it will calm down

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A:Constant Hard Drive Light

Maybe those programs you removed...are running scans (which would account for HD activity).

Uninstalling a program shouild have no impact on a hard drive...unless doing so terminates a running application.

Louis

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A:Hard drive light on constantly

Look at the board on the ASUS website. It tells you which memory is acceptable, and which is not. Those ASUS people are verrry particular.
 

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New problem...

My hard drive light blinks every second or two, and is accompanied by the 'reading hard drive' sound.

Why is this?

More importantly - can any of you please help me fix it (i.e., stop it from blinking / reading the drive every second or two)?

Many thanks.

Larry
 

A:My hard drive light blinks every second or two..

Hi

simple fix...turn off the computer

no seriously, even though you arent using the computer , it is still working away, reading and writing to the drive, windows doesnt stop just because you arent using it.

There are many processes running on the average computer and its these that are using the drive.

regards
 

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A:Hard drive light constantly lit.

when it does not flash is the time to worry

the light signifies something is working,probably in the background not just the hard drive

i.e

mail checking
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A:Constant Hard Drive Led Light on

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A:constant hard drive light

WIN2000 HIT CRTL + ALT + DELETE TO BRING UP TASK MANAGER THERE SHOULD BE A LOT OF PROGRAMS RUNNING

LOOK FOR ANTI-VIRUS , ANY SCHEDULED TASKS , LIKE DEFRAGE,

OR BACKUP
IF YOU ARE NEW TO WIN 2000

GOTO HOW TO http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/itsolutions/howto/Default.asp

G7
 

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A:Hard Drive Light Flashing Constantly

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HERE

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A:Why does my hard drive light blink all the time?

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A:2nd Hard-Drive + Weird Things Going On

Are you sure that you are seeing the NEW drive?
Most of the time, a second hard drive will become the D: drive and all other drives will move up the alphabet.
 

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A:New hard drive makes bad things

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A:Hard drive light on constantly and sluggish performance

Have you tried running the Manufacture of the Hard Drive diagnostic software? I know you said you checked it but you didnt say how.

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A:Whirring Sound & Hard Drive Acitivity Light Is On

This is a warning that the days to run your hard disk is numbered.

When a corruption develops, say by a dust particle trapped in the read/write head, some sectors of the hard disk becoming difficult to read. The operating system is obliged to try the instruction several times and so that is why everything is slowed down.

If the hard disk is allowed to continue to spin it is equivalent to running it to the ground. I would retrieve the data inside if it is valuable.

The disk will eventually reach a stage that it is no longer readable. The system then cannot mount it and you may then complain that it is not detected.

A hard disk should be viewed as a "consumable". Every unit is guaranteed by the manufacturer by a finite number of hours of operating cycles without causing errors. It has to die eventually.
 

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It does sound as though the hard drive has failed or is not far off it.

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A:Solved: Hard drive activity light stays on

I had that happen with a brand new build a couple of years ago. Changing cases made no difference. The retailer checked the motherboard and replaced it.
 

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A:Hard drive activity light never stops blinking!

Have you checked in Task Manager under processes to see what might be running that may be causing this?
 

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A:Why does my Hard Drive Activity Light Constantly Blink

Do you actually have constant hard drive activity, or is the light just blinking?

~Lordbob

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A:Computer won't Boot, hard drive light stays on

clear the CMOS (best to unplug the system and pull out the battery on the motherboard)
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A:hard drive always active, strange things..

Hello,

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A:Dell GX280 amber light and hard drive swap

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A:Hard drive randomly stopping (HD light goes out - laptop crash)

What brand/model is your laptop?

It's interesting you were able to run a defrag, a HDD-intensive task.

Do you have a way to back up your system?
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A:Problem with external hard drive and blinking blue light

My Rock Mobile External hard drive was doing the same thing. It just went completely Blank, and is no longer even formated. Save your data if you can.
 

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A:Constant Hard Drive Activity Light Gateway DX4860

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Barndtron


For as long as I've had this machine (a little over a year) the HDD light is constantly going wild. (Erratic blinking, but ALWAYS blinking)

After purchasing it, I had to send it in for a warranty claim on a bad mother board.

Got it back, works fine. Used it for a few months, light still blinking.

I've always viewed it as bothersome, but nothing serious.

But now I can HEAR the hard drive making little noises. And I'm worried it's going to fail.

Disk check shows everything is OK. Ran Malwarebytes, Spypot S&D, and Avast! Virus Scan, no issues. I've defragged, tried disabling indexing and the DVD drive. Still blinking.

I've looked at Resource Monitor to see what is using the hard drive, and the list updates so often I can't even see what's doing what. It appears to be mostly activity from Firefox and system processes.

I'm all out of ideas. I'm thinking of upgrading to an SSD with a fresh Windows 8 install, but I don't want to do that and have the light STILL blink.

Could it be a still faulty motherboard? Does anyone have any ideas?


I have four computers, none with an SSD, and everyone of them has almost constant HD activity; there are some pauses. I don't really know why the HD's are so busy, but I don't really care either.

HTH

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im running...
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A:Hard drive light goes solid and computer locks up and freeze

You seem to have a couple of issues.






Quote:
And also i didn't mention to one thing that when I unplug the wire of Pc my BIOS didn't recognize the time and date , I have to change it myself (Not always) just when I unplug the wire .


This happens when the CMOS battery is unable to keep enough charge, so when you unplug the PSU power source
+5V Standby Power also drops and clears your CMOS (BIOS).





Quote:
for the last 2 days my computer has been locking up and freezing with the data light on the computer to go into a solid state .
as for the locking up thing i mean it completley locks..mouse doesent move.. CTRL ALT DEL does nothing..only thing i can do is hit the power button untill it shuts off. I'v tried leaving it but the computer was still the same.


Hard Hangs are usually hardware related .
I would start by taking a closer look at the HDD indeed as it is the first culprit that comes to mind.

Testing the HDD:
Perform a Disk Check | Disk Check
Then Post the results following | THIS METHOD
Download SeaTools for Windows if you don't want to use a CD to test the HDD you can use YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator to create a bootable USB (instructions are found at the bottom of both pages).

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Can we get some system spec's?

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Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

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You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.


P2P - I see you have P2P software (i.e. Limewire) installed on your machine. We are not here to pass judgment on file-sharing as a concept. However, we will warn you that engaging in this activity and having this kind of software installed on your machine will always make you more susceptible to re-infections. It may be contributing to your current situation. This page will give you further information.



Show Hidden Files
Go to My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure that the System files and Folders are showing / visible. Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files option.




Downloads
Please download Cleanup! or use this Alternate Link if the main link does not work and install it. You will use this later.
*NOTE* Cleanup deletes EVERYTHING out of temporary folders and does NOT make backups. If you have any files in any TEMP directory and you need to keep them, then please MOVE THEM NOW!


Download AVG Anti Spyware

Use the link at the bottom of the page under "AVG Anti-Spyware Free for Windows"


Install AVG Anti Spyware
Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch AVG
On the top of the main screen click Shield
Click the word active to change it to inactive
On the top of the main screen click Update.
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Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"
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Please download combofix.exe to your desktop.

IMPORTANT - You must place combofix on your desktop!!


Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

When finished, the tool will produce a log for you at c:\combofix.txt. Post that log in your next reply.

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Reboot
Reboot your system in Safe Mode.Restart the computer. The computer begins processing a set of instructions known as BIOS.
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8 (dependent on your system this may be F5 or another key)
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
Use the arrow key to highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.




Uninstall Programmes
Click > Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs and uninstall the following programs (if present):

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alg.exe:2468 TCP 127.0.0.1:1115 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
AppleMobileDeviceService.exe:180 TCP 127.0.0.1:27015 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
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[System Process]:0 TCP 127.0.0.1:34377 127.0.0.1:2869 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP 192.168.0.12:34383 65.254.254.50:25 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP 192.168.0.12:34408 75.180.132.244:25 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP 192.168.0.12:34396 206.222.171.20:25 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP 192.168.0.12:34426 193.252.22.142:25 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP 192.168.0.12:34424 146.201.3.232:25 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP 192.168.0.12:34445 208.44.232.46:25 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP 192.168.0.12:34476 167.230.105.46:25 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP 192.168.0.12:34412 67.28.113.136:25 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP 192.168.0.12:34419 212.114.171.19:25 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP 192.168.0.12:34466 162.112.41.112:25 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP 192.168.0.12:34487 199.64.220.25:25 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP 192.168.0.12:34493 115.118.161.115:25 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP 192.168.0.12:34477 130.154.3.161:25 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP 192.168.0.12:34557 67.231.144.29:25 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP 192.168.0.12:34547 200.76.98.76:25 TIME_WAIT
[System Process]:0 TCP 192.168.0.12:34575 75.180.133.40:25 TIME_WAIT
alg.exe:2468 TCP 127.0.0.1:1115 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
AppleMobileDeviceService.exe:180 TCP 127.0.0.1:27015 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
lsass.exe:776 UDP 0.0.0.0:500 *:*
lsass.exe:776 UDP 0.0.0.0:4500 *:*
services.exe:764 TCP 192.168.0.12:34388 68.250.79.131:25 CLOSING
services.exe:764 TCP 192.168.0.12:34380 194.61.230.128:25 SYN_SENT
services.exe:764 TCP 192.168.0.12:34413 209.85.222.8:25 ESTABLISHED
services.exe:764 TCP 192.168.0.12:34410 74.55.2.34:25 ESTABLISHED
services.exe:764 TCP 192.168.0.12:34390 216.75.196.129:25 ESTABLISHED
services.exe:764 TCP 192.168.0.12:34440 78.159.112.62:25 SYN_SENT
services.exe:764 TCP 192.168.0.12:34465 206.239.166.13:25 SYN_SENT
services.exe:764 TCP 192.168.0.12:34474 203.83.193.135:25 ESTABLISHED
services.exe:764 TCP 192.168.0.12:34473 87.236.241.204:25 ESTABLISHED
services.exe:764 TCP 192.168.0.12:34453 207.191.226.16:25 ESTABLISHED
services.exe:764 TCP 192.168.0.12:34454 207.191.226.16:25 ESTABLISHED
services.exe:764 TCP 192.168.0.12:34464 208.84.64.201:25 ESTABLISHED
services.exe:764 TCP 192.168.0.12:34478 96.56.145.170:25 FIN_WAIT1
services.exe:764 TCP 192.168.0.12:34488 85.33.2.53:25 ESTABLISHED
services.exe:764 TCP 192.168.0.12:34489 85.33.2.53:25 ESTABLISHED
services.exe:764 TCP 192.168.0.12:34490 65.91.51.163:25 CLOSING
services.exe:764 TCP 192.168.0.12:34492 80.90.80.91:25 ESTABLISHED
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st off hello all where to start the last few days I have noticed the HD churning harder at times down afew slowing me things than usual so I did all my basic clean-ups defrag Norton ad-aware spy-bot the system still running very slow It got to where firefox wouldn't connect to the internet afew things slowing me down at times although outlook express would connect to my email server I began the afew things slowing me down at times search for what is causing the problem and found quot iexplore exe quot taking up almost of my cpu at times I booted into quot safe mode with networking quot and tried Firefox web pages loaded lightning fast Going back to normal mode I did somemore cleaning and got it working better but quot iexplore exe quot still pops up multiple times and if I can quot end process quot enough times it goes away for awhile When it's there my whole system runs sluggish Also I keep getting a quot windows installer quot pop up looking for quot outlookMUI msi quot it has the use alternate path box with quot C MSOCache All Users - A- - - F quot my OS is installed on L instead of C so the program that is looking outlook can't find it I guess There something trying to send emails out I think I am running XP sp here are the windows I keep getting for the outlook error

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