Computer runs slow

By Bisley
Mar 27, 2012
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  1. Bisley

    Bisley Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 27

    malwarbytes didn't find anything. This is def not a virus or anything like that. Meh idk what else to do, stupid old computer. I tried running windows update and it's not working
  2. xFHxJosh

    xFHxJosh Newcomer, in training

    Then i do have one question. Was there a update you might have had the last time it work right?
  3. Bisley

    Bisley Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 27

    No, my windows update just says "An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer" (error 80072EFD). It just won't even let me search for the updates. oddly enough I looked at the history for updates, and there was one yesterday that I didn't even know about (Hotfix KB981889).
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,455   +135

    I think it is time to format and re-install Windows, all the Windows Updates and drivers, and MSE with a temp file cleaner. Going on-line any length of time, with no anti-malware protection put you in this situation
  5. Bisley

    Bisley Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 27

    That's why I have no malware or spyware correct? Ran three different programs and none detect it. Thats definitely not problem. It's more than likely a CPU hardware problem.
  6. dikbozo

    dikbozo TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 106

    I have run into a bug like this before. The lsass.exe is running rather high in read/write bytes. The solution to my problem, which had symptoms very similar to what you are experiencing is below. BTW it won't harm anything or change any system settings.

    Create a new user profile. Save it and log out of your current one. Log into the new profile and allow it to finish setting things up. Run a few programs, it doesn't matter which. Close them. Log out and then log back into your old profile. This should allow you to reset your system as what may well be happening is your user profile is corrupting. These symptoms will reappear and the ultimate solution is to copy all necessary files etc to the new profile or at least share access so you will be able to use them in the new profile.
  7. Michelle929

    Michelle929 Newcomer, in training

    Reformat

    I go for reformatting and reinstall the system to solve the problem... that would make the machine runs faster.
  8. johnvich

    johnvich Newcomer, in training

    I had the same problem a week ago. A friend suggested "Krojam Cleaner" and it worked for me. You could try out.
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,012   +715

    Here's a link for the specific error you're encountering: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...80072efd/398546d2-6b6d-47a0-b075-82d815fa9a8f

    Basically, you need to install the latest Windows Installer. You can Google that easily. With the wrong installer, you can't install the WGA verification tool, and hence can't update.

    After doing the steps above, Windows Update has found a total of 150 security updates.

    This cured all my update issues, (couldn't update), but I was dealing with an XP box.

    You should be able to simply kill Windows Defender in task manager, at least temporarily.

    iTunes is also known to semi-brick Windows machines. Apple planned it that way.

    M$E, has been getting terrible reviews because of its wretched detection and disinfection rates. In short, just because M$E says you don't have an infection, doesn't mean you don't have an infection.

    IMHO, "Malwarebytes", is as useless as t*ts on a boar (Your results of course, may vary).

    The temperatures on your machine, are not only "OK", they actually seem stellar, very low.

    Since none of our suggestion have helped in any way, and you're adamant we're wrong, and the problem is a hardware issue with the CPU or the board, just go out and buy a new computer. That's about all that would settle those issues.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2014


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