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Samsung NC20 Laptop Slow, Malware--Should I just reinstall Windows?

I have a Samsung NC20 laptop that I bought 4 or 5 years ago. It runs Windows XP and has some sort of malware, IRP Hook, that AVG has found but cannot remove. In addition, it runs significantly slower than I would like, and cannot play most videos at all--the sound plays fine, but the image just staggers and jumps. [more inside]
posted by Slinga on Nov 15, 2013 - 9 answers

rustrating super-slow music folder on an external hard drive.

Frustrating super-slow music folder on an external hard drive. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Mar 4, 2011 - 13 answers

Laggy Volume Control

Volume control on my computer is laggy and slow and crashy. To the point where it's unusable. This has happened on every Windows computer I have ever owned. Is my volume control program allergic to me or is this a common problem? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Sep 19, 2010 - 20 answers

Broadband shmroadband -- how do I track how slow my laptop runs?

How do I track how slow my laptop really is going? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Aug 16, 2010 - 7 answers

XP Pro x64 SP2 non-responsive on the domain

Windows XP Pro x64 SP2 on hp dv4-1430us loads and run's slow on the domain but not when I log on locally. [more inside]
posted by the_binary_blues on Jul 17, 2009 - 4 answers

How to investigate a slow startup process on Windows XP computers on a medium business domain

Is there software or some automated method to audit the entire startup process of a Windows XP computer to find why startup is slow? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on May 15, 2009 - 11 answers

Should I reinstall XP?

Should I reinstall XP to speed up my laptop? [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Apr 22, 2008 - 9 answers

XP unusably slow after STOP errors and running checkdisk - what's going on?

So it's come to this - I see no other option than to ask a "help me fix my PC" question. After some troubleshooting the STOP errors seem to have been resolved, XP now boots successfully but is excruciating slow to the point of being unusable. Details and specs below the fold. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Mar 4, 2007 - 25 answers

Can Windows be configured to combat processor-hogging applications?

Is there a way to "reserve" a certain % of the processor for Windows, no matter how much any individual application requests? [more inside]
posted by stuckie on May 3, 2006 - 13 answers

Help speeding up a WinXP machine?

Please help a Mac Guy diagnose and correct a problem with a Windows XP machine! [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Nov 25, 2005 - 22 answers

Why my Windows XP laptop slows down overnight

I have been noticing a problem with my work laptop which is running XP SP2. If left up and running all night, then on most mornings i find out it is running very sluggishly with 100% CPU utilization (from the graph). First I thought may be it is firefox with its large number of open tabs. But I am not so sure anymore. killing firefox does not help. Also when I look at the CPU column in task manager i cant quite figure out what is causing that 100% utilization. None of high numbers on the CPU column look suspect. Obviously I am missing something here. One thing I am not 100% sure, and there may be something to it, is that I may have seen this problem more often when I am using wifi instead of wired LAN at home. But I need to verify this. After this happens I usually have to reboot the machine after bringing it back to work. I am able to suspend the machine and bring it to work and plug it into the work LAN. But unless I reboot it it really runs slow. Just logging out does not help. [more inside]
posted by flyby22 on Oct 19, 2005 - 18 answers

My Machine Plays DOS Games Too Speedily -- Can I Slow Them Down?

I saw a thread about DOS games, but I'm wondering - I can play DOS games on my system, but my modern computer's speed makes most games move too fast to be that enjoyable (I'm thinking of the original Oregon Trail, in particular). Is there any way to slow them down, or is this a lost cause?
posted by agregoli on Dec 31, 2003 - 9 answers

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