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Question
09-09-2010, 10:39 PM
E.G. Turn off un-necessary services, anything?

Snorkbox
09-09-2010, 10:57 PM
You could always go here for some ideas:-

http://www.blackviper.com/

As always my advice is that if it's not broken don't fix it!

Otherwise uninstall programs you don't use if it's a brand name PC which very often comes with a pile of trials and the likes of Norton for example.

gary67
10-09-2010, 06:53 AM
post a hijack this log file on here and we can see whats running

Lawrence
10-09-2010, 07:38 AM
Also list your system spec's as win7 on a older comp is not going to run as quick as a newer spec machine

Lawrence
10-09-2010, 07:43 AM
Also your Windows Experience Score under Performance in Control Panel

Speedy Gonzales
10-09-2010, 07:50 AM
Disable windows search, you dont need it. Remove anything in windows features, you dont need /want

wainuitech
10-09-2010, 08:15 AM
Agree with the second suggestion "Remove anything in windows features, you dont need /want"

But not always the search, I use it every day, and I know lots of other people that do as well, it works good when used correctly, and to be honest I have not seen any speed difference between it on /off.

Renmoo
10-09-2010, 08:26 AM
As well as turn off unnecessary services under msconfig

KarameaDave
10-09-2010, 11:26 AM
Uninstall Windows, replace with Puppy Linux...sorted :D

Speedy Gonzales
10-09-2010, 11:36 AM
NOT a good idea turning services off under msconfig. If you want to disable any, disable them under services. This applies to XP, Vista or Win7

Snorkbox
10-09-2010, 11:47 AM
It's not a good idea turning off services unless you know what effect this may have either.

Battleneter2
10-09-2010, 01:52 PM
Also list your system spec's as win7 on a older comp is not going to run as quick as a newer spec machine

+1

System specs would be a good start, for all we know the OP is running 1gig of ram on a low end processor.

Also what do you mean by smoother? what specifically appears slow loading, running games?

kahawai chaser
10-09-2010, 02:07 PM
Also what do you mean by smoother? what specifically appears slow loading, running games?

I agree - Do you also mean a better internet browsing experience from W7? If using Firefox, their are add ons that can make things smoother or easier. I assume you have installed and are running security/cleaning tools that many here use.

But are you having issues with W7/PC?

Question
11-09-2010, 01:02 AM
Intel core 2 duo E6750 overclocked to 3.2 ghz
2 GB of ram
512MB HD4850

I just want to know whether theres anything i can do to make it run smoother, e.g. load programs faster, boot up faster, etc.

Agent_24
11-09-2010, 01:32 AM
I just want to know whether theres anything i can do to make it run smoother, e.g. load programs faster, boot up faster, etc.

Format the drive and install XP if you want faster performance. Just don't expect ATi to give you any decent drivers.

Paul Ramon
11-09-2010, 07:12 AM
Add more RAM - if you can

Agent_24
11-09-2010, 11:38 AM
2GB should be OK though.

What hard drive do you have? an older drive could cause slow performance...

kjaada
11-09-2010, 11:40 AM
Uninstall Windows, replace with Puppy Linux...sorted :D

Thumbs up to that but:
Keep Windows and use Puppy as yr main OS.A few things are
best done in Windows and the change to Puppy requires a bit of sorting but once u r
sorted it is great.

Speedy Gonzales
11-09-2010, 11:52 AM
2GB should be OK though.

What hard drive do you have? an older drive could cause slow performance...

Got that right, the other PC here (a P4 2.4) should be fast enough. But the SATA 1 hdd is probably slowing it down. It takes forever just formatting the hdd, so I can put XP on it

Agent_24
11-09-2010, 12:25 PM
Question: Have you run the performance score rating thingy? What scores do you get for your different hardware?

Question
12-09-2010, 03:24 AM
Ran the performance thingy, got this :

http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/4457/windowsz.th.jpg (http://img829.imageshack.us/i/windowsz.jpg/)

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I cant really remember what my HDD is. Device manager says its a WDS3200AAKS, it should be 7200 RPM.

Heres the hijack this log :


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:23:45 PM, on 11/9/2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Auzentech\Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
C:\Windows\System32\CTXFIHLP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Windows\System32\CTXFISPI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Veoh Networks\VeohWebPlayer\veohwebplayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung PC Studio 7\PCSuite.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
C:\Program Files\mIRC\mirc.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\system32\mmc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: IEVkbdBHO - {59273AB4-E7D3-40F9-A1A8-6FA9CCA1862C} - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\ievkbd.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: FDMIECookiesBHO Class - {CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205} - C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\iefdm2.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: link filter bho - {E33CF602-D945-461A-83F0-819F76A199F8} - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\klwtbbho.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VolPanel] "C:\Program Files\Auzentech\Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTxfiHlp] CTXFIHLP.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\Windows\UpdReg.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVP] "C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\avp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogMeIn Hamachi Ui] "C:\Program Files\LogMeIn Hamachi\hamachi-2-ui.exe" --auto-start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StartCCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [uTorrent] "C:\Downloads\uTorrent.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools Lite] "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe" -autorun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [VeohPlugin] "C:\Program Files\Veoh Networks\VeohWebPlayer\veohwebplayer.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [eMuleAutoStart] C:\Program Files\eMule\emule.exe -AutoStart
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [S60 PC Suite Tray] "C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung PC Studio 7\PCSuite.exe" -onlytray
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Samsung.PCSync] "C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung PC Studio 7\PcSync2.exe" /NoDialog (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [S60 PC Suite Tray] "C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung PC Studio 7\PCSuite.exe" -onlytray (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [Samsung.PCSync] "C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung PC Studio 7\PcSync2.exe" /NoDialog (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: OpenOffice.org 3.2.lnk = C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\quickstart.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Anti-Banner - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\ie_banner_deny.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlall.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download selected with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlselected.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download video with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlfvideo.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dllink.htm
O9 - Extra button: &Virtual keyboard - {4248FE82-7FCB-46AC-B270-339F08212110} - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\klwtbbho.dll
O9 - Extra button: URLs c&heck - {CCF151D8-D089-449F-A5A4-D9909053F20F} - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\klwtbbho.dll
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://*.update.microsoft.com
O16 - DPF: {0D6709DD-4ED8-40CA-B459-2757AEEF7BEE} (Dldrv2 Control) - http://download.gigabyte.com.tw/object/Dldrv.ocx
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{96D231AA-3EB6-4678-B4B2-BF4FF6B8CEC7}: NameServer = 208.67.220.220,208.67.222.222
O18 - Protocol: about - {3050F406-98B5-11CF-BB82-00AA00BDCE0B} - C:\Windows\System32\mshtml.dll
O18 - Protocol: cdl - {3DD53D40-7B8B-11D0-B013-00AA0059CE02} - C:\Windows\system32\urlmon.dll
O18 - Protocol: dvd - {12D51199-0DB5-46FE-A120-47A3D7D937CC} - C:\Windows\System32\msvidctl.dll
O18 - Protocol hijack: file - {79EAC9E7-BAF9-11CE-8C82-00AA004BA90B}
O18 - Protocol hijack: ftp - {79EAC9E3-BAF9-11CE-8C82-00AA004BA90B}
O18 - Protocol: gopher - {79EAC9E4-BAF9-11CE-8C82-00AA004BA90B} - C:\Windows\system32\urlmon.dll
O18 - Protocol hijack: http - {79EAC9E2-BAF9-11CE-8C82-00AA004BA90B}
O18 - Protocol: https - {79EAC9E5-BAF9-11CE-8C82-00AA004BA90B} - C:\Windows\system32\urlmon.dll
O18 - Protocol hijack: its - {9D148291-B9C8-11D0-A4CC-0000F80149F6}
O18 - Protocol: javascript - {3050F3B2-98B5-11CF-BB82-00AA00BDCE0B} - C:\Windows\System32\mshtml.dll
O18 - Protocol: livecall - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\WIC4A1~1\MESSEN~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
O18 - Protocol: local - {79EAC9E7-BAF9-11CE-8C82-00AA004BA90B} - C:\Windows\system32\urlmon.dll
O18 - Protocol: mailto - {3050F3DA-98B5-11CF-BB82-00AA00BDCE0B} - C:\Windows\System32\mshtml.dll
O18 - Protocol: mhtml - {05300401-BCBC-11D0-85E3-00C04FD85AB4} - C:\Windows\system32\inetcomm.dll
O18 - Protocol hijack: mk - {79EAC9E6-BAF9-11CE-8C82-00AA004BA90B}
O18 - Protocol: ms-its - {9D148291-B9C8-11D0-A4CC-0000F80149F6} - C:\Windows\System32\itss.dll
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\WIC4A1~1\MESSEN~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
O18 - Protocol hijack: res - {3050F3BC-98B5-11CF-BB82-00AA00BDCE0B}
O18 - Protocol hijack: tv - {CBD30858-AF45-11D2-B6D6-00C04FBBDE6E}
O18 - Protocol: vbscript - {3050F3B2-98B5-11CF-BB82-00AA00BDCE0B} - C:\Windows\System32\mshtml.dll
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\KASPER~1\KASPER~1\mzvkbd3.dll
O23 - Service: AMD External Events Utility - AMD - C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
O23 - Service: Kaspersky Internet Security (AVP) - Kaspersky Lab - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\avp.exe
O23 - Service: Creative ALchemy AL1 Licensing Service - Creative Labs - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\AL1Licensing.exe
O23 - Service: Creative Audio Engine Licensing Service - Creative Labs - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CTAELicensing.exe
O23 - Service: Creative Audio Service (CTAudSvcService) - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
O23 - Service: LogMeIn Hamachi 2.0 Tunneling Engine (Hamachi2Svc) - LogMeIn Inc. - C:\Program Files\LogMeIn Hamachi\hamachi-2.exe
O23 - Service: nProtect GameGuard Service (npggsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\GameMon.des.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: SBSD Security Center Service (SBSDWSCService) - Safer Networking Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe
O23 - Service: ServiceLayer - Nokia. - C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\ServiceLayer.exe

--
End of file - 8679 bytes

Tony
12-09-2010, 06:55 AM
But not always the search, I use it every day, and I know lots of other people that do as well, it works good when used correctly, and to be honest I have not seen any speed difference between it on /off.I agree. I think Windows search is one of the major improvements in Win7. I've never noticed any performance degradation as a result of having it, and it makes finding obscure programs/features/files very easy.

Speedy Gonzales
12-09-2010, 07:52 AM
You can tick these then tick fix checked

Close browsers

Uninstall this

C:\Program Files\Veoh Networks\VeohWebPlayer\veohwebplayer.exe


O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\Windows\UpdReg.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StartCCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [uTorrent] "C:\Downloads\uTorrent.exe"

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [VeohPlugin] "C:\Program Files\Veoh Networks\VeohWebPlayer\veohwebplayer.exe"

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [eMuleAutoStart] C:\Program Files\eMule\emule.exe -AutoStart

Agent_24
12-09-2010, 09:37 AM
Hmm... Your drive gets 5.7, mine gets 5.5, and mine seems fine to me...

But then my RAM is 7.5 compared to your 5.5, no idea if that actually means anything significant though.

Proving as I always thought that the Windows performance score is an arbitrary load of lies.