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XP Slow

By DarrellCoe
Mar 19, 2009
  1. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Darrell, take whatever time you need. but you should just sit back some day, when the light is best, run just a System Scan with HijackThis and put a check y those items I've listed. It may seem overwhelming when you look at my reply, but I set up steps for you. You can print it out-that might help.

    1. Step 1: open HijackThis and run 'System Scan only'.
    2. Check all entries named in the first 4 Quote boxes.
    3. 'Fix Checked'
    4. Boot into Safe Mode
    4. Change the 3 Services in this box: Start> Run> services.msc>
    5. Uncheck everything on Startup except the Comodo processes using Start> Run> msconfig> (I put 4 in the quote box but told you to include previous entries we discussed)
    6. Boot into Normal Mode
    (don't forget to ignore and close the nag message after checking 'don't show message again.'. Stay in Selective Startup)

    You can do the last 2 another time. Sit back and congratulate yourself for doing a good job!
    And to save you some work, if the post with the instructions is till showing, you won't need to 'quote message in reply
     
  2. DarrellCoe

    DarrellCoe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    I think I finished

    Hi Bobbye,
    II'm back. I completed the steps you recommended. I did not find an item on the services.msc step"Change lxcrcoms.ese to Manual. I found lxcr_device Launcher f.... but did not makr any changes. After rebooting in normal mode, I have noticed that the boot up time is quicker and it does not take a long time for a program to load. So what you are recommending seems to have an affect on this computer.
    Darrell
     
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Thanks for the update Darrell.

    This is the Services I wanted you to out on Manual:
    O23 - Service: LVCOMSer - Logitech Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe

    The Services is for the Logitech Video COM Service belongs to the software Logitech QuickCam or LVComSer.exe" by Logitech Inc

    Keep in mind that whenever you make changes to the Startup menu, the first time you reboot, the nag message comes up. But you can ignore it and close it, check 'don't show this message again.' You must stay in Selective Startup to keep the changes you made.

    Glad you're noticing a change for the better. Let me know if you need more help[.
     
  4. DarrellCoe

    DarrellCoe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Bobbye,

    I am sorry about the delay. I have been working very hard on my Stroke Support Group to besponsored by Easter Seals. I do not forsee any more delays. I have completed your last recommendation:
    Thanks for the update Darrell.

    This is the Services I wanted you to out on Manual:
    O23 - Service: LVCOMSer - Logitech Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe

    The Services is for the Logitech Video COM Service belongs to the software Logitech QuickCam or LVComSer.exe" by Logitech Inc

    Keep in mind that whenever you make changes to the Startup menu, the first time you reboot, the nag message comes up. But you can ignore it and close it, check 'don't show this message again.' You must stay in Selective Startup to keep the changes you made.

    Glad you're noticing a change for the better. Let me know if you need more help[.

    I am having some problems ever since I performed the last several steps regarding the Lexmark printer. I am unable to print. The computer states it is unable to communicate with the printer. Any ideas, should I reload the printer driver and just live with whatever the driver causes?
    ***************
     
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    The Lexmark printer have a print server LexBce Server shown as LEXBCES.EXE running in Services.

    Make sure it's set to Automatic:
    Start> Run> services.msc> double click on LexBce> set Startup Type to Automatic> start the Service.

    The Print Spooler Service should also be set for Automatic.
     
  6. DarrellCoe

    DarrellCoe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Bobbye,
    LEXBCES.EXE was not listed on "services.msc". Located lxcr_device and changed that to automatic. Printer is now working

    Darrell
     
  7. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    So the original problem is resolved now?
     
  8. DarrellCoe

    DarrellCoe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Bobbye,
    Everything is working fine. Computer responds much faster after your recommendations. Thank you for being so patient with me and providing such accurate suggestions

    Darrell
     
  9. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    You're welcome Darrell.

    You can remove the cleaning tools now and set a clean restore point:

    Download OTCleanIt HERE & save it to your desktop.
    Clear your existing System Restore points and establish a new clean restore point:
    It was a pleasure helping you. Let me know if I can be of assistance in the future.
     
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