System running VERY slow - Urgent need help!
Posted on 2004-09-07
The computer is a Dell something or other pre-loaded with Win 2k pro.
The system is operating VERY slowly and the HD is constantly active.
I need to get it working properly again by the end of the day.
In an effort to resolve the trouble I have done the following and still have the same problem:
Defrag and scan disk - no help
Spyboy S&D scan w/updated definitions – found some items and removed but still no help
Norton A/V w/updated definitions – negative results
Turned off sharing of C: - upon re-boot the drive was again set to shared. (the PC is stand-alne not networked)
Turned off indexing service – this did seem to help, but the next day, the machine was running slow again.
I Did a repair of the OS using the install CD – still have the same problem.
The system will not allow me to shut down any running process thru task manager, but I can boot into safe mode with no problems.
I am not familiar with Win 2k pro and I need advice.
All suggestions are greatly appreciated – this has become an urgent matter.
Thanks in advance.