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Sudden Slowdown?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Phaser, 25 May 2006.

  1. Phaser

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,562

    Hi all,

    My computer has just slowed right down. It's "stuttering" all the time. If I have a song playing in Winamp or Windows Media Player and I open something small like a .txt file, the music will start slurring and my PC will hang for a few seconds before the file opens.

    I recently copied a lot of files across to this PC from another computer via a network, and then moved them on to another partion of my hard disk. Reckon this has anything to do with it?

    Thing is my hard drive is 200GB, split in to two. 30GB windows (im using less than 10GB) and the rest storage, (im using about 50GB).

    I've done a full virus scan, and nothing. A few spyware scans and nothing. And defragmented at least twice and it's still doing it. Tonight I checked all connections in my PC and everything seems fine.

    Any idea what could be wrong as its really starting to bug me now?
     
  2. antc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,767

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    go to msconfig and onto the startup tab and see how many programs you have running, this maybe whats casuing it.
     
  3. Phaser

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,562

    Just done that and theres 8, not too high I would have thought?

    Just seems a bit weird how one min everything is fine then the next my system is at a crawl, when I haven't changed/installed anything. :confused: