need help with my xp

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my buddy has aq sytsemax laptop with windows xp home edition service pack 2 with an Intell Core 2 duo T5250 @ 1.50GHz 987MHz, 0.9965 RAM. it has a few trojans on it and maybe a few viruses, he used Avast! antivirus and ccleaner and defragged it and it not sure if he ridded his comp of them. it seems to be running REALLY slow and is wondering what to do next. i appreciate all replies and any help.

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Run msconfig and disable whatever he doesn't need to load a boot time. If there is anything strange that just shouldn't be there, delete it or uninstall it.
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Don2007 wrote:
Run msconfig and disable whatever he doesn't need to load a boot time. If there is anything strange that just shouldn't be there, delete it or uninstall it.


I just learned this about 2 days ago, :D
Anyway, Don, Could I open the msconfig without using the run>cmd>

Can I instead go to control panel or something?
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You can use File, Run in the Task Manager

You can also find it in one of the two directories listed below. Navigate there in explorer or use the command prompt.

C:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\binaries

C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache
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Ok, thank you, Don. Can you recommend me to some threads or links that is giving some shortcut keyboards for windows?
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Windows + R is the run box :)
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alt tab let's you switch windows.

alt F4 closes a window.

alt enter makes a command prompt a full screen and back again except in Vista. People aren't happy about that.

ctrl C (^C) brings you back to the command prompt. That works in Unix also. The ^ sign is used to denote the ctrl key

^+ or ^- changes the font size in Firefox

alt F opens the file list in the browser
alt E opens the edit list
alt V opens the view list
alt S opens the history list
alt B Bookmarks
alt T Tools
alt H Help

F1 usually opens help too
F7 is spell check in some editors
F11 full screen

Those are just a few off the top of my head. If I think of some more or find a site, I'll let you know.
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Are we getting into the ^ functions too? I thought he meant Windows specific (not program specific), such as Windows + F for the search prompt, ^ + ESC for start menu, etc
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whats the shortcut that lets you search for text on a website? And if it finds the text it will highlight those words.

I used to know it and now I have forgot it :(
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Don, Thanks and neksus thanks
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You have to click edit and find to search for text on a web site. That's the only way I know.
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aight i got it now thanx

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on my toshiba, none of the usb ports work ive tried many things and none of them seem to work. the comp recognize that there is a usb present but it keeps saying "device malfunction"

any help with this would be nice!

Thanx again!

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Make sure that USB is enabled in the BIOS, then check the drivers in the device manager.
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did all that still nothing. it says all the drivers are installed correctly. i did the whole uninstall and reinstall and still nothing.
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What USB device or devices are trying to use? Do they work on other machines?
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things like flashdrives, digital camera, webcam, printer, wireless mouse. they all work in other computers and i know theres nothing wrong with them cause i use them on my desktop pc and they work fine.
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Let's look at it from a different angle. What's the model of the Toshiba, the OS version and the service pack that are running?

If I haven't asked already, have you looked at the logs in the event viewer? If you haven't please do.
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its a toshiba A135 satellite series with vista home basic(the cheap gay-ass one)
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I would take a second look in the BIOS just to be sure that everything is set properly. The I go to the device manager again, open the USB controller list, double click on USB root hub and go to advanced. Make sure that allow windows to shut this device to save power is NOT checked.

Also, make sure that plug and play is started in services.

If all that fails, Service Pack 1 for Vista is ready. It may or may not help.
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everything seems to be enabled but it still isnt working. where is the best placed to get the service pack 1 at?
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Windows Update.
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Don2007 wrote:
Windows Update.

seconded :) always make sure vista is up-to-date and that includes drivers wireless card ect.
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Here are some shortcut keys for Windows OS:

Alt + Tab - Switch between open applications.
Alt + Shift + Tab - Switch backwards between open applications.
Alt + double-click - Display the properties of object you selected.
Alt + Print Screen - Screen shot for the program you are currently in.
Ctrl + Esc - Bring up the Windows Start menu.
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Why are Windows shortcuts in a thread about USB ports?

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