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Slow installations on High Performance PC

By 1bellb
Apr 4, 2009
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  1. Hi, I have recently built my own gaming PC but when I install games and other software it seems to take forever e.g. just installed COD5 and it took 55 Mins. Also when on the internet and in folders it can hang and not respond for a while and then after a minute or two it will start working again.
    I have already done a memtest and that came back with no errors and I dont know what else to do.
    My system specs are:
    Asus P5K Premium Motherbaord
    OCZ Reaper RAM 2GBx4 (8GB)
    BFG NVIDIA GTX280 Graphics Card
    Samsung Spinpoint F1 (1TB) Hard Drive
    CoolerMaster 1000w Power Supply
    Pioneer Blu-Ray Reader Drive

    Please help me, with these computer specs this computer should be capable of doing loads of things at once. My laptop has less than half of these specs and it runs just as smooth if not better.

    Ow ye, Also when playing games it is perfect, nothing wrong when playing them, just the installation
     
  2. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    Ok first lets do a deep Temp and gentle Registry clean.

    Run CCleaner http://www.ccleaner.com/download/builds (get SLIM at bottom no Yahoo toolbar)
    Run twice or more on Cleanup temps, then on left click Registry then Scan for issues also repeat till clean.

    Run ATF-Cleaner http://majorgeeks.com/ATF_Cleaner_d4949.html Temp and Registry, repeatedly until no more found.

    KCleaner ftp://ftp2.kcsoftwares.com/kcsoftwa/files/kcleaner.exe
    Fantastic cleaner. (When installing uncheck Relevant Knowledge do not install)

    Run it click Analyze when complete click Clean.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Windows Cleanup (CleanMgr) utility for Temps and System Restore so do the below

    Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk- System Restore and create a new Restore point. Name it "Cleanup at TechSpot".

    Then Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk Cleanup
    Click OK to accept C:
    Select all Boxes
    Then click More Options
    Here click System Restore and OK to "Are you sure" and the OK to Run.

    As this runs it clears all but the most recent Restore Point but it does one other thing that can contain infested files and a huge amount of disk space.

    It clears what is known as Shadow copies which are used by specialized back up programs.

    This is if you have the Volume Shadow Copy running which is the default.

    Then do the below this should be an overall increase in performance.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Clean and tweak services

    In services stop and disable all of the below just to get them out of the way for now for trouble shooting purposes.

    Nothing is un-installed or deleted only disabled from running!

    They can be put back anytime later but I would not, as none of them are needed by most home users and very few business users. Basically stuff M$ thought you should have.

    Disabled uses no memory (RAM) and no CPU cycles.
    Manual uses the RAM but a small amount of CPU.
    Auto and not started they use even more RAM and CPU.
    Auto and started even more RAM and CPU ..

    Now in this case we disabling for trouble shooting purposes. But when we finish if you leave them all off until it is noticed that you need one (not likely for 99%) then it can be enabled.

    Leaving these all off, then becomes a performance tweak/boost as they free some RAM and CPU cycles! Special note. If you are going to pick and choose then be aware that the small amount of RAM and CPU cycles of each one individually is not significant but as a group it is! So if you need most of them (or just think you do because you don't) then just as well enable them all)!

    Distributed Link Tracking Client
    Distributed Transaction Coordinator
    DNS Client
    Fast User switching
    Health Key and Certificate Management Service
    Indexing service
    Messenger
    Net logon
    Net.TCP Port Sharing
    NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
    IPsec services
    QoS RSVP
    Remote Registry
    Uninterruptable power supply
    Universal Plug and play
    Web Client
    Windows media player Network Sharing

    IF you are using a wired network card and "NOT" using wireless on this computer then you can
    also disable

    Wireless Zero configuration

    Wireless Zero configuration is only used on computers with a wireless NIC like a Laptop. Do not disable Wireless Zero configuration on a Laptop. Has nothing to do with other wireless hardware like wireless routers etc.

    In short if this computer has a CAT 5 or 6 cable and no ability to connect wirelessly if that cable is unplugged, then you can disable Wireless Zero configuration.

    This is not to be confused with Wired Auto Config do not disable that!

    The below will do all of the above for you!

    Left Drag mouse and Copy for Pasting all text in the box below. Make sure the slider bar goes to bottom from the @ to the end of the second exit.
    Then paste to the black screen of an open command prompt. All may not apply so ignore errors.

    Code:
    @echo off
    sc config Alerter start= disabled
    sc stop Alerter
    
    sc config AeLookupSvc start= disabled
    sc stop AeLookupSvc
    
    sc config ClipBook start= disabled
    sc stop ClipBook
    
    sc config Dfs start= disabled
    sc stop Dfs
    
    sc config FastUserSwitchingCompatability start= disabled
    sc stop FastUserSwitchingCompatability
    
    sc config TrkWks start= disabled
    sc stop TrkWks
    
    sc config TrkSvr start= disabled
    sc stop TrkSvr
    
    sc config DNSCache start= disabled
    sc stop DNSCache
    
    sc config ERSvc start= disabled
    sc stop ERSvc
    
    sc config HidServ start= disabled
    sc stop HidServ
    
    sc config PolicyAgent start= disabled
    sc stop PolicyAgent
    
    sc config CiSvc start= disabled
    sc stop CiSvc
    
    sc config IsmServe start= disabled
    sc stop IsmServ
    
    sc config kdc start= disabled
    sc stop kdc
    
    sc config LicenseService start= disabled
    sc stop LicenseService
    
    sc config Messenger start= disabled
    sc stop Messenger
    
    sc config Netlogon start= disabled
    sc stop Netlogon
    
    sc config NetTcpPortSharing start= disabled
    sc stop NetTcpPortSharing
    
    sc config mnmsrvc start= disabled
    sc stop mnmsrvc
    
    sc config NetDDE start= disabled
    sc stop NetDDE
    
    sc config NetDDEdsdm start= disabled
    sc stop NetDDEdsdm
    
    sc config NtLmSsp start= disabled
    sc stop NtLmSsp
    
    sc config SysmonLog start= disabled
    sc stop SysmonLog
    
    sc config RSVP start= disabled
    sc stop RSVP
    
    sc config SSDPSRV start= disabled
    sc stop SSDPSRV
    
    sc config upnphost start= disabled
    sc stop upnphost
    
    sc config WMPNetworkSvc start= disabled
    sc stop WMPNetworkSvc
    
    sc config WmiApSrv start= disabled
    sc stop WmiApSrv
    
    sc config WmdmPmSN start= disabled
    sc stop WmdmPmSN
    
    sc config RemoteRegistry start= disabled
    sc stop RemoteRegistry
    
    sc config RemoteAccess start= disabled
    sc stop RemoteAccess
    
    sc config SCardSvr start= disabled
    sc stop SCardSvr
    
    sc config TlnSvr start= disabled
    sc stop TlnSvr
    
    sc config UPS start= disabled
    sc stop UPS
    
    sc config WebClient start= disabled
    sc stop WebClient
    
    sc config DNSCache start= disabled
    sc stop DNSCache
    
    sc config RpcSs start= Automatic
    sc start RpcSs
    
    sc config RpLocator start= Automatic
    sc start RpcLocator
    
    sc config MSIServer start= Automatic
    sc start MSIServer
    exit
    exit
    Do this reboot test an install and report back!

    Mike
     
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