Performance Degredation



Puddy
07-10-2005, 02:33 AM
I have been troubleshooting my pc for about a week now. I don't have spyware,
or a virus (according to microsoft spyware remover and symantec corporate
antivirus as of 6/22/05). My computer takes about 1/2 an hour to boot up,
atleast 5 mins to respond to any command. I have not installed any software
for about a week before the problem arose. Whenever I right click on a file
or when I attempt to run a program, Windows installer comes up with
"preparing to install", and then exits. When I attempt to reinstall XP I get
an error message telling me that a file is corrupt.

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 02:33 AM
Puddy, I think it's time to save your important data and do a format and
clean install of WinXP if you have the WinXP CD.
"Puddy" <Puddy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:247154D1-C62A-47F2-9092-9589B982C349@microsoft.com...
>I have been troubleshooting my pc for about a week now. I don't have
>spyware,
> or a virus (according to microsoft spyware remover and symantec corporate
> antivirus as of 6/22/05). My computer takes about 1/2 an hour to boot up,
> atleast 5 mins to respond to any command. I have not installed any
> software
> for about a week before the problem arose. Whenever I right click on a
> file
> or when I attempt to run a program, Windows installer comes up with
> "preparing to install", and then exits. When I attempt to reinstall XP I
> get
> an error message telling me that a file is corrupt.

Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 02:34 AM
"Puddy" <Puddy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I have been troubleshooting my pc for about a week now. I don't have spyware,
>or a virus (according to microsoft spyware remover and symantec corporate
>antivirus as of 6/22/05). My computer takes about 1/2 an hour to boot up,
>atleast 5 mins to respond to any command. I have not installed any software
>for about a week before the problem arose. Whenever I right click on a file
>or when I attempt to run a program, Windows installer comes up with
>"preparing to install", and then exits. When I attempt to reinstall XP I get
>an error message telling me that a file is corrupt.

Open Windows Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Delete) and go to the Processes
tab.

Click twice on the CPU column header to sort the process list into
descending order by CPU usage.

Make note of the 5 items at the top of the list and post those items
back here together with the CPU usage percent shown for each.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm

omni
07-10-2005, 02:37 AM
Puddy Wrote:
> I have been troubleshooting my pc for about a week now. I don't have
> spyware,
> or a virus (according to microsoft spyware remover and symantec
> corporate
> antivirus as of 6/22/05). My computer takes about 1/2 an hour to boot
> up,
> atleast 5 mins to respond to any command.
>
> If your system is slow and its not virus or spyware, also make sure its
> not fragmentation levels as this may also be a reason for slow startup
> and slow responses to commands.


--
omni


Performance Degredation