Performance deterioration

By adrian
Jun 26, 2005
  1. Hi,

    I've had my computer for almost 3 years now and I'm beginning to get frustrated by a noticeable deterioration in performance. Specifically, videos in Windows Media Player no longer play smoothly, stuttering every 4 seconds or so. Also, music playing in MusicMatch skips when I open Internet Explorer.

    Startup is also slower, both booting into the Windows login, and subsequent login to Windows. I use XP, by the way.

    I've posted my HijackThis log, which seems quite large.

    Does anyone have any ideas for improving performance? I've heard Norton software is slow, and also that SP2 has a slowing effect on performance. Is this true? I've had my Norton software since I bought the computer, but have upgraded it since. Could this be contributing to the slow performance I'm seeing?

    I'm thinking about wiping my hard drive clean and reinstalling Windows from scratch, but I'd prefer not to as it would obviously take me a lot of time with all the subsequent reinstallation of software, and given the age of my computer, I'm not sure whether this would solve my problem.

    I'd really appreciate any help or advice anyone might be able to give me.


    Attached Files:

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Turnoff system restore, and boot into safe mode.

    Run HJT and let it fix the following(if there).

    O8 - Extra context menu item: Search &Dictionary - C:\Program files\Lexico\Toolbar\dictionary.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Search &Thesaurus - C:\Program files\Lexico\Toolbar\thesaurus.htm

    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)

    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chess -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Go -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Graffiti -
    O16 - DPF: {0E8D0700-75DF-11D3-8B4A-0008C7450C4A} (DjVuCtl Class) -
    O16 - DPF: {0EB73E39-8AD4-43E8-8FBA-0165C2CCDB8B} (GameControl Class) -
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} -
    O16 - DPF: {4E62C4DE-627D-4604-B157-4B7D6B09F02E} (AccountTracking Profile Manager Class) -
    O16 - DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) -
    O16 - DPF: {75565ED2-1560-4F15-B841-20358DE6A0D1} (ImageControl Class) -
    O16 - DPF: {90A29DA5-D020-4B18-8660-6689520C7CD7} (DmiReader Class) -
    O16 - DPF: {AB29A544-D6B4-4E36-A1F8-D3E34FC7B00A} (WTHoster Class) -
    O16 - DPF: {AC7399DE-3DFE-4E6C-B14E-C9543F70713A} (eValue8Downloader Control) -
    O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) -
    O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) -
    O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} (PopCapLoader Object) -
    O16 - DPF: {E87F6C8E-16C0-11D3-BEF7-009027438003} (Persits Software XUpload) -
    O16 - DPF: {F0E2D69A-DC2F-4E9B-A993-684FB1C21DBC} -
    O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) -
    O16 - DPF: {F7DC2A2E-FC34-11D3-B1D9-00A0C99B41BB} (Zoom Class) -

    When done, boot into normal mode.

    Go HERE and do exactly what it says.

    Delete all temporary files including internet temps and cookies.

    Then post a fresh HJT log.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. luv2playcs

    luv2playcs TS Member Posts: 59

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