Speakerplans.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Other Chat > Computer Talk
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - XP running slow?
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

XP running slow?

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 4>
Author
Message
jbl_man View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 12 January 2005
Location: London.
Status: Offline
Points: 11039
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jbl_man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: XP running slow?
    Posted: 15 December 2013 at 11:50am
If anyone else is experiencing this,really slow response to commands etc,freezing up....its caused by the svchost running at 100% CPU,(or 50% on a dual-core) slowing everything up....to cure it,you need to install the latest update files from microsoft,but......however,trying to open windows update page just freezes it solid again,after about 6 attempts,and by switching the update time a few times,it will finally connect,and after downloading and installing about 15 update files,problem is cured.

I have done it on 4 different machines yesterday,so if anyone else has the problem,that's what to do.

http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us


Be seeing you.
Back to Top
all bass View Drop Down
Old Croc
Old Croc
Avatar

Joined: 11 October 2012
Location: the Netherlands
Status: Offline
Points: 1855
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote all bass Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2013 at 1:15pm
Maybe Microsoft trying to encourage you to move on to a newer version of their product...
Get your free line array plans here!
Back to Top
jammin75 View Drop Down
Old Croc
Old Croc
Avatar

Joined: 08 July 2012
Location: west midlands
Status: Offline
Points: 2331
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jammin75 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2013 at 1:33pm
xp slow ??  runs like a rocket never had a glitch , freeze blue screen or anything it use it on my laptop that plays out never once had an issue Smile
feel the vibes !!!   "Who Feels it Knows it"            Strong like Lion              
Back to Top
shagnasty View Drop Down
Old Croc
Old Croc


Joined: 30 July 2007
Location: Guildford, UK
Status: Offline
Points: 7685
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote shagnasty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2013 at 1:36pm
hit windows+r, type msconfig and hit enter, then disable everything in your startup, see if that helps (you'll need to reboot to see if it worked)
Back to Top
Dub Specialist Sound View Drop Down
Old Croc
Old Croc
Avatar

Joined: 15 November 2013
Location: Smethwick
Status: Offline
Points: 4873
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dub Specialist Sound Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2013 at 3:35pm
XP dam right mine is terrible slow to upload pages and freeze's ect cant run a few tabs at the same time, takes ages to get going on e-bay for instance ,that blue circle thing keeps spinning for ages very anyoing

my pc is really old tbh tho

all bass might be right there 
Musical Roots Reggae Vibration is Life! for music is sound...sound is vibration...vibration is energy... and energy begets life. Therein lies my passion!...MUSIC IS LIFE...
Back to Top
mk2_ginger_biscuit69 View Drop Down
Old Croc
Old Croc


Joined: 03 November 2008
Location: Brighton
Status: Offline
Points: 7801
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mk2_ginger_biscuit69 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2013 at 3:52pm
mine used to do that years ago when i ran XP, had to reinstall windows every time....

glad they finally found a fix for it!

''Remember that the object of a subwoofer is to enhance the output of your main speakers, not overpower it''

''Dubstep - an elongated electronic fart''
Back to Top
all bass View Drop Down
Old Croc
Old Croc
Avatar

Joined: 11 October 2012
Location: the Netherlands
Status: Offline
Points: 1855
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote all bass Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2013 at 3:54pm
If the pc is old and just used for internet browsing and some office work, install Linux as it uses much less recources. That might help speed things up a bit.
Any of the bigger distros like Ubuntu etc. should be user friendly and easy to use.
Get your free line array plans here!
Back to Top
Dub Specialist Sound View Drop Down
Old Croc
Old Croc
Avatar

Joined: 15 November 2013
Location: Smethwick
Status: Offline
Points: 4873
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dub Specialist Sound Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2013 at 4:10pm
Cheers for that all bass, 

and yes only for internet browsing , burning music very basic usage really.

Thanks...
Musical Roots Reggae Vibration is Life! for music is sound...sound is vibration...vibration is energy... and energy begets life. Therein lies my passion!...MUSIC IS LIFE...
Back to Top
mini-mad View Drop Down
Old Croc
Old Croc
Avatar

Joined: 13 July 2012
Location: london
Status: Offline
Points: 6903
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mini-mad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2013 at 4:18pm
wifeys pc... quad-core 2GB ram 120GB SSD. WINXP.... runs like a dream...and with a boot up that rivals newer pc's!

havent run updates since 06/12 never had one problem. NEVER.


If it sounds like a gorilla is trying to escape, turn it down.
Back to Top
jazomir View Drop Down
Old Croc
Old Croc


Joined: 20 November 2006
Location: Sunderland UK
Status: Offline
Points: 1687
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jazomir Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2013 at 5:37pm
Just had to remove AVG (2014 Free) - started causing major problems on my XP-driven system after the latest Microsoft security update on Tuesday. Initially thought I might have a Rootkit infection - but several scans (using various antivirus software)  AVG (AVGWDSVC.EXE) started eating into my CPU utilisation, I started having BSODs and eventually had to reboot in safe mode and fully remove AVG to solve the problem. I use BT Cloud for safe offsite storage and can't get this to work locally so may need to contact BT but I still suspect the MS update caused the problem. I will keep you informed of any further info I recieve.

For sidefills, can we have two enormous things of a type that might be venerated as Gods by the inhabitants of Easter Island, capable of reaching volumes that would make Beelzebub soil his pants.
Back to Top
mini-mad View Drop Down
Old Croc
Old Croc
Avatar

Joined: 13 July 2012
Location: london
Status: Offline
Points: 6903
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mini-mad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2013 at 5:45pm
...yes moved off AVG 2yrs ago. use to be good now its just bloated to buggery. dont use zonealarm any more either... it distroys your CPU in double quick time.

have a look at comodo internet security suite. its free and works.
If it sounds like a gorilla is trying to escape, turn it down.
Back to Top
Fumper View Drop Down
Registered User
Registered User
Avatar

Joined: 31 May 2013
Status: Offline
Points: 13
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fumper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2013 at 5:46pm
Dont know if this will affect xp users but microsoft will no longer be doing updates for xp after 2013 and as from April 2014 it will no longer be supported :(
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 4>

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.05
Copyright ©2001-2022 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.094 seconds.