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Elijo
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Posted:3/17/2009 3:18:00 AM # 1
My Eee PC all of the sudden has started to start up and load any function very, very slow.
What can be cousing this sudden problem?

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Stan
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Posted:3/17/2009 3:43:00 AM # 2
Press control Alt and delete keys and task manager will come up.  Click on the processes tab, then click on cpu twice.  This should order the processes with the ones using the most cpu at the top.  This might help you find what is hogging things.

Is the hard drive running a lot?  Have you added any new programs lately that might have upset things?

You could always use go back and return to a time before the problem arose and see if that helps.

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Posted:3/17/2009 7:16:00 AM # 3

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Author: Elijo Posted: 3/17/2009 3:18:00 AM

What can be cousing this sudden problem?

Spyware, virus, etc...

JD

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Posted:3/17/2009 3:52:00 PM # 4
Reinstall the OS.

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Posted:3/25/2009 3:37:00 AM # 5
Does the speed resume after reboot?

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Posted:3/27/2009 8:36:00 PM # 6

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Author: Elijo Posted: 3/17/2009 3:18:00 AM

My Eee PC all of the sudden has started to start up and load any function very, very slow.
What can be cousing this sudden problem?

Elijo,
My son had issues like that on his desktop.  This machine was built for speed and suddenly...was as slow as an old Pentium 1.  We downloaded AdAware and installed it.  After a couple of runs of that software, it stripped off much of the garbage files on his machine.  Also, a good virus scanner may help quite a bit.  I know Norton comes with most of these machines but I have never been a fan of Norton.

Anyway, the link for AdAware is included here.  Try it and see if it helps.  Otherwise, a reinstall is in order.

http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php

Best Regards and good luck,
DrZ

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Posted:3/28/2009 11:48:00 PM # 7
Malwarebytes is better

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Posted:4/2/2009 12:10:00 AM # 8

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Author: Ken1943 Posted: 3/28/2009 11:48:00 PM

Malwarebytes is better

Ken,
As a test, I downloaded Malwarebytes and, as a test, I ghosted a desktop I have.  I ran Malwarebytes.  First, it was very VERY slow.  Took over 2 hours to test the 160gB drive and all files.  After it cleared the drive, I ran adaware and found an additional 13 items.  I installed the ghost and ran awaware first.  It took 43 minutes and for the total test.  I then ran Malwarebytes and found nothing more. 
I am don't know if you have a newer version of Malwarebytes but I didn't find it to be an improvement over adaware. 
Just providing this for general information.
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Posted:4/12/2009 7:14:00 AM # 9
I have the same issue as the original poster - I bought my wife this laptop five months ago, but two or three months ago, it suddenly started to run very slow, all the way from the Windows XP screen at the very beginning to desktop.

She has used it mostly to scan pictures in with a portable scanner, and to write a journal. I added Avast! anti-virus and Firefox at the very beginning, but nothing else was added since then. It just got very slow all of a sudden.

So - besides checking the CPU on the task manager, any other suggestions? I'm not even sure how we can reinstall the OS if this laptop has no CD/DVD drive?

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Posted:4/12/2009 8:11:00 AM # 10

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Author: msferre Posted: 4/12/2009 7:14:00 AM

So - besides checking the CPU on the task manager, any other suggestions?

Scan for spyware. If you've been on the internet...

mbam

JD

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