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Offline JuninhoSlo

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What could be wrong with my computer?
« on: March 11, 2011, 01:47:39 AM »
Hi ;)

When I was surfing on internet(IE8),computer showed me a message Stack overflow at line 0 after that my computer became extremely slow. What could be wrong with my PC,also I tried to scan my pc with Avast but Avast took 3 hours to scan 1000files,isn,t this a little too much time to scan only 1000files? Right know my PC works fine I used System Restore Point but still I want to know what was wrong and can I fix this problem.

Thank you very much for your help.

Bye Lep pozdrav ;)

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Re: What could be wrong with my computer?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 03:08:51 AM »
Something for you to read and maybe get an answer to your problem:
http://www.technologyquestions.com/technology/internet-explorer/479692-stack-overflow-line-0-a.html
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Re: What could be wrong with my computer?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2011, 03:30:04 PM »
Hi ;)

Bob thank you for your help I found something in your link but unfortunately it xxx solution did,t fix my problems. I still have extremely slow computer. I removed some old programs,files with CCleaner ran Defrag,scan my computer with Registry tool nothing my Pc is stil very slow. Maybe this information is not important I have 1GB big RAM but task manager show only 376MB.

PS:Maybe it was unnecessary but I scanned my PC also with OTL. (I saw many people here in Avast forum use this program)

Thank you for your help.

Bye. Lep pozdrav ;)

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Re: What could be wrong with my computer?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2011, 03:38:48 PM »
OTL does show 1 Gb of RAM, but do you have an onboard graphic display or a separate card ?  If it is an onboard one then that will use a set amount of your RAM for all graphics

Lets clear the temp files, what defrager are you using ?

 Clear Cache/Temp Files
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two.  Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

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Re: What could be wrong with my computer?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2011, 03:49:22 PM »
OTL does show 1 Gb of RAM, but do you have an onboard graphic display or a separate card ?  If it is an onboard one then that will use a set amount of your RAM for all graphics

Lets clear the temp files, what defrager are you using ?

 Clear Cache/Temp Files
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two.  Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

I have Ultimatedefrag and Nvida GeForce 7600GT (AGP-256MB).

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Re: What could be wrong with my computer?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2011, 04:01:48 PM »
When taskmanager reports the ram are you looking at the total or usable

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Re: What could be wrong with my computer?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2011, 04:54:28 PM »
When taskmanager reports the ram are you looking at the total or usable


I was looking for usable RAM in taskmanager.

PS: I ran TFC and TFC found/removed 158MB.

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Re: What could be wrong with my computer?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2011, 05:17:36 PM »
TFC does tend to clear a bit more rubbish

Run another defrag and see if that helps

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Re: What could be wrong with my computer?
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2011, 01:19:18 AM »
TFC does tend to clear a bit more rubbish

Run another defrag and see if that helps

Any suggestion for Defrag program?

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Re: What could be wrong with my computer?
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2011, 01:29:04 AM »
TFC does tend to clear a bit more rubbish

Run another defrag and see if that helps

Any suggestion for Defrag program?
Defraggler
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

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Re: What could be wrong with my computer?
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2011, 02:58:15 AM »
Any suggestion for Defrag program?
Auslogic Disk Defrag
Puran Defrag
Deffragler
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Re: What could be wrong with my computer?
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2011, 03:25:35 AM »
Sorry but if you expect another defrag to greatly increase system speed,
you'll be sadly disappointed.
Mathematically there might be a small increase in speed but not anything to
write home about.  ;D
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Re: What could be wrong with my computer?
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2011, 04:40:04 PM »
Thank you for your help right now I,m scanning my slow pc with Puran Defrag. Anyway do you have more solution to solve/fix my problem?

Have a nice day. Lep dan :)

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Re: What could be wrong with my computer?
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2011, 04:43:54 PM »
If a system has a lot of rubbish on it that can slow down the seek time for the various portions of the programme and in extreme cases can slow the system down.  OK not a good gain but, in some cases any gain is better than none.  Another problem may be bad sectors on the hard drive.  A slow computer is generally one of the hardest issues to resolve

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Re: What could be wrong with my computer?
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2011, 05:01:46 PM »
If a system has a lot of rubbish on it that can slow down the seek time for the various portions of the programme and in extreme cases can slow the system down.  OK not a good gain but, in some cases any gain is better than none.  Another problem may be bad sectors on the hard drive.  A slow computer is generally one of the hardest issues to resolve

Is any way to fix bad sectors?