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Old 03-22-06, 10:24 AM
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My Dell Laptop with Windows XP Professional seems to take about 10 minutes to startup and another 10 when I shut down. I suspect that it is Spyware (or whatever) that is causing it to slow down. I'm thinking about re-formatting the C: drive and reloading the poker stuff.

Anyone else's computer slowing down?
Does spyware affect WiFi performance?
Any recommendations?

I've been putting off any downtime 'cause I like to play so much.
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Old 03-22-06, 02:56 PM
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I would wipe the hard drive and reload as if its day one and see if that speeds things up....and be more careful what you download ...
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Old 03-23-06, 06:40 AM
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That's a good ideea.
I have the same problem as iceberg.
I never thought of reload it as it is day one.
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Old 03-24-06, 08:58 AM
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You might try to run a Clean Up program on it. I don't have a laptop with Windows XP Pro on it but our computers at work are all Windows XP Pro networked and we have a program called Clean Up! that gets rid of all the junk cached files. I never knew they kept so many!!! It gets rid of all the junk and it really speeds things up. You might try this before clearing everything and starting over.
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Clean up is good, also try a program called HiJack this -
http://www.download.com/HijackThis/3...-10227353.html

You run it and it creates a log file, which you then post to a forum (such as http://www.pcguide.com/vb/) where people who know what they're doing will review the log and tell you what to kill.

I've done this several times and it's always helped.
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Hey thanks for the info guys. I did try the Cleanup program and it is under Start>AllPrograms>Accessories>SystemTools>DiskClea nUp. It has seems to have helped. I'll try that Hijack This after the League is done.
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I can't give you a specific recomendation but I suggest you do a web search on it and see which one would suit your needs and price range. If you want to save money you could always move the important things on the C: to the D: and then format the C: and then transfer the stuff back to the C: from the D: if your D: has enough space on it that is
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ATT Yahoo comes with Anti-Virus included ($15 / mo) and every two weeks an " ! " shows up on the bottom right signalling that it is time to run the scanner. It found an Adware, Trojan and Hijacker program plus 50 cookies, that are now history. VOILA, my laptop works pretty good now.
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