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    Registry fix?

    Vista is going slow and have been told that a registry fix may sort this out.

    Can anyone tell me a good free 1?

    Thanks

    p.s

    Ive ran

    spyware
    malware
    adware
    virus

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    There is a registry cleaner in ]Ccleaner which is free.

    What are the specs of your computer & who told you that cleaning the registry would speed it up?

    HAve you tried running an error check / defrag on your C drive ?

    Usually a case of too many programs loading on boot.
    I use run: MSconfig to turn almost everything off.

    I assume you still have plenty of drive space?

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    Ccleaner defo .

    You should maybe say which CPU you have and what is the current size of the operating system drive.

    Original Poster

    Right everyone...sorry,i had to go out.

    My C; Drive has 20gb free.
    I only have 3 programs load at startup.
    Havent tried running a defrag - will try it.

    Thank for help

    Original Poster

    csiman;8759721

    this works well in my experiencehttp://system-cleaner.comodo.com/



    Just ran that..

    found 815 errors.

    Original Poster

    Looked at processor

    It says:

    Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 430 @ 1.73GHZ 1.73GHZ

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    vengod;8760158

    Just ran that..found 815 errors.


    and did it help?

    run a defrag too

    and run task manager to see what is running as may have some background processes / services consuming cpu. A lot of vista services are pretty useless for the average user and can be disabled.

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    vengod;8760301

    Looked at processorIt says:Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 430 @ … Looked at processorIt says:Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 430 @ 1.73GHZ 1.73GHZ


    has it been running ok before then as not a good cpu really.

    Ccleaner is good for cleaning crap from computer. When it comes to registry cleaning with ccleaner be careful what you choose to "fix". I have had bad experience in the past with registry cleaning (with ccleaner). I still use ccleaner but not for registry.

    Would recommend Ashampoo ]Win Optimizer. You may start with Trial version. They keep offering free giveaways time to time.

    Original Poster

    It used to run ok, but for a while now its been really slow.

    I could easily start the boot up and eat dinner before it loaded.

    The Registry thing made it a shade quicker but not much.

    Will runa defrag and also look at processors.

    Thanks

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    vengod;8760664

    It used to run ok, but for a while now its been really slow.I could … It used to run ok, but for a while now its been really slow.I could easily start the boot up and eat dinner before it loaded.The Registry thing made it a shade quicker but not much.Will runa defrag and also look at processors.Thanks


    check out the event viewer after initial boot to see what is pre-loaded and taking so long

    windows.microsoft.com/en-…wer

    CCleaner has a tool to diable / delete start up programs...

    upgrading to Service Pack 2 is ment to bring a performance increase similar to windows 7 speed.

    mattbisme;8761515

    upgrading to Service Pack 2 is ment to bring a performance increase … upgrading to Service Pack 2 is ment to bring a performance increase similar to windows 7 speed.



    Meant to but not really. Junk laptops are responsible for half the speed issues as in Curry's/ Dixon's / PC world purchases etc as they install with such rubbish even before the end user has installed half the internet.
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