Slow response with XP tasks
Posted on 2004-10-24
I have an IBM T30 laptop -
XP Pro SP1 - P4 CPU 1.80 - 256 MB Ram
40 GB Hardrive - 24 GB free
Have Cable/wireless connection to internet through wireless router.
My problem : It was slow running - so I ran Adaware - found lots of spyware (168+ objects) - quarantined them and then deleted them. There were a few registry files in the group.
I rebooted and the desktop icons took a long time to appear. Finally they did. Now, when I open "My Computer" or AOL or any other program, they are *very* slow to open. Finally they do. When the program does open, everything seems fine. But it takes a while for the program(s) to open.
I have scanned for viruses using Trend Micro (disabled Norton AV) and found no viruses. Ran Spybot - found 58 spyware - did not remove anything yet - because when I ran the Adaware - it seemed to really slow down.
Anybody have an idea of what's happening? This computer does not have any system disks (they are located up North and the laptop is in Florida!) Should I undo the quaratined items from adaware? It will replace any registry files that were deleted. Would that corrupt my registry? (I don't get any error messages) I'm not sure of the next step!
Thanks! I appreciate any help you can give!!