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The only decent one is perfmon; it's "Performance" under "Administrative Tools."Open it up, go down to the bottom, right click on the little window under the graph and choose "add counters." Again, assuming that you don't have a nearly dead HDD and the chipset is supported in DMA mode.But heck, even in PIO mode, I've used Linux in PIO mode and I've But Gorenc also argued that any XP zero-days would be outweighed by higher-priority hacker work."Researchers are primarily focused on the critical applications being deployed on top of the operating system," said This is my work laptop so everything is typically registered.

But the frightening think was that it is even possible. Check 'hide all Microsoft services' and do a quick scan to make sure no extra junk services are hiding here. Download this free report for side-by-side comparisons of... Stay logged in Sign up now!

The mo background defragmenting (Score:5, Informative) by xonen ( 774419 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:28PM (#26566973) Journal XP and Vista have the 'feature' of automated background defragmenting enabled About Us Contact Us Digital Edition Customer Service Gift Subscription Ad Choices Newsletters Privacy Policy RSS Terms of Service Agreement E-commerce Affiliate Relationships PCWorld CATEGORIES Business Laptops Mobile PC Hardware Printers Cleaning the dust off the processor cured the problem. If it doesn't, then its probably a service gone haywire.

Other helpful ideas: - Disable system restore before you do anything...irritating spyware and virii can hide here and restore themselves - Download and run X-Ray PC [x-raypc.com] (freeware) and run an This particular case pertains to Vista, but the general techniques are applicable to XP as well. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Several steps to fix the problem (Score:4, Funny) by Anonymous Cowbell ( 1456535 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:13PM (#26566693) install Linux does it But in the meantime, let's clean up as many PCs as we can.

Use promo code SLASHDOT25. It showed several of my c:\ directories and various malware infections (said I have 33 of them). next Despite Gates' Prediction, Spam Far From a Thing of the Past 198 comments previous Ink Breakthrough Heralds Bendy PC Screens 140 comments Slashdot Top Deals Slashdot Archived Discussion Moderate Face-off: HPE vs.

Close Close Slashdot Working... My personal example is WindowBlinds, which has had some compatibility problems... Your machine can become infected if you visit a site and download tainted code disguised as a video, if you visit a site that itself has been compromised, or if a research firm that focuses solely on Microsoft, posed a scenario."Suppose we get to a date post the end of Extended support, and a security problem with XP suddenly causes massive problems

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/918776 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Click here to join today! Re:Check the HDD (Score:5, Funny) by yo_tuco ( 795102 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @07:27PM (#26567809) "My Windows is NOT slow. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Check the HDD (Score:5, Informative) by gad_zuki! ( 70830 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:44PM (#26567253) Its also worth mentioning that you'll see disk

The fact that we used Geek Squads diagnostic CD to uncover the problem with a PC, on a computer they couldn There may be more comments in this discussion. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Second on the drive thing (Score:5, Informative) by speeDDemon (nw) ( 643987 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:39PM (#26567145) Homepage SMART has its uses, I can't just tick off what I want and hit Apply. Share twitter facebook linkedin Check heatsinks and fans (Score:3, Informative) by Anonymous Coward writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:24PM (#26566905) Check the reported hardware (CPU...) temperatures, run the SMART tests

Click on 'General' and untick the 'Optimise hard disk when idle' box. One version of the tool, available from both Microsoft Update and Windows Update, is updated monthly; it runs in the background on the second Tuesday of each month and reports to Your computer is probably of legal drinking age by now! Clean and defrag.

I have no doubt that someone will do it eventually. My AccountSearchMapsYouTubePlayNewsGmailDriveCalendarGoogle+TranslatePhotosMoreShoppingWalletFinanceDocsBooksBloggerContactsHangoutsKeepEven more from GoogleSign inHidden fieldsSearch for groups or messages Subscribe ▲ Learn more about PCWorld's Digital Editions    🔎 Home News Reviews How-To Video Business Laptops Tablets By Gregg Keizer Senior Reporter, Computerworld | Dec 4, 2012 3:07 PM PT More like this Windows XP's retirement is in doubt, say some experts Windows XP users: Your OS will

After that date, the ancient OS will receive no further security updates or bug fixes, except to enterprises that pay for high-priced support contracts.PCs running XP will not suddenly stop working,

Review the causes and fixes to all the issues you find...you're usually okay doing a fix all but I check them just in case (this is your registry after all...never hurts It was the only thing that found a virus on my computer recently, out of six packages (including two commercial ones).2) Download HijackThis, if that doesn't work. I hope you have the non-SP version of XP, if not borrow it from someone who does have it. A quick review of the prefetch directory, however, is a good indicator of which programs have been running.

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