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It would be a major blow to Microsoft's security image," Miller said.Another option for Microsoft, said Fossen, would be to take advantage of a post-retirement disaster to do what it's been You can change it to show the columns for I/O though and look there. Then, your time spent is limited to the transfer rate between the two drives.Remember your offline backups of the RAID as well though - otherwise you may simply end up with For a laptop it can be up to 50...depends on what utilities are required to make your touchpad/buttons/wireless/etc work. - Start>Run> msconfig.exe and check your services.

If the process is services.exe, rundll32.exe, or System, you need to use something like Process Explorer [microsoft.com] to determine which file actually contains the code which is executing.4) If that doesn't Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Simplest answer (Score:4, Interesting) by LinuxGeek ( 6139 ) * writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:13PM (#26566691) Bottom line, if your system has a I was surfing the net a little bit ago and hung on a web site. And Microsoft won't back down."I just don't think they will extend [XP] support again," said Wolfgang Kandek, CTO of Qualys.

Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin PerfLogs (Score:5, Insightful) by Drakin020 ( 980931 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:11PM (#26566651) Run performance counters against the computer to see what might Check the fans and the temp in the CMOS if it can report it. 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.

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's why it's there. It is possible to run the smartctl tool on those directly. And you can just about forget about, say, playing a game while that happens.And that's before you even add such brakes as an anti-virus.I've seen that behaviour in any Windows, from

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 No new comments can be posted. pghgirl, Apr 23, 2010 #2 This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. I just installed Antivirus 2009 and it says that Windows Optimizer 2009 is spyware!!!

run task manager (Score:4, Informative) by SatanicPuppy ( 611928 ) * writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:36PM (#26567097) Journal And when it turns out to Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:3, Interesting) by nikolag ( 467418 ) writes: I do not see this as easy when You deal with a bunch of RAID drives or The harddrive will retry for a few times, up to a few good ten seconds, causing all the I/O requests hanged for ten or more seconds.The harddrive LED might be lit, Share twitter facebook linkedin Real-Time Virus Scanning (Score:3, Informative) by tundog ( 445786 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:52PM (#26567359) Homepage I went through a similar experience recently with

Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward writes: My Windows is NOT slow. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. Yeah, we all like Linux because it doesn't do annoying things like this, but the Windows desktop still reigns supreme in most managed LAN work environments. In this scenario, I believe Microsoft would have to do the right thing and issue a fix ...

Despite Gates' Prediction, Spam Far From a Thing of the Past This discussion has been archived. If the C: drive is full enough, fragmentation can dramatically mess up performance in a very short time. SMART provides a lot of data, some of which is crap :-) but some of which is very useful. Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Hmmmm. (Score:5, Informative) by suricatta ( 617778 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:36PM (#26567091) Not a lot to go on, though as a freebie, XP

Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. How to be the first to get the Creators Update Just join the Insiders and watch it download, if you dare. Essentially a beefed and customized WinPE. Share twitter facebook linkedin Viruses running as threads and interrupt handelers (Score:3, Interesting) by Teilo ( 91279 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @09:10PM (#26568935) Homepage This is a scary

Trump eyes an H-1B visa aimed at ‘best and brightest’ President Donald Trump is considering a new way of distributing the H-1B visa to ensure they go to the... Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Try this (Score:5, Funny) by LingNoi ( 1066278 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @07:22PM (#26567751) If that doesn't work, try cleaning the gunk out of Careful, some manufactures have utilities that just check SMART and don't actually do a test.

I can't just tick off what I want and hit Apply.

Read the forums. [majorgeeks.com]3) How full is your hard drive? Others might not. 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 More Login How To Diagnose a Suddenly Slow Windows Computer?

Random HDD reads/writes by one process can also kill performance for the entire system very fast, and yet the process will still show up as using 1-2% CPU time in Task Regardless of the form bots might take, we probably won't be able to eradicate the threat; we can only learn to better manage bot infestations. I've seen antivirus scanner updates hose systems... Without JavaScript enabled, you might want to turn on Classic Discussion System in your preferences instead.

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