Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Chit - Chat for Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Chit - Chat for Cruisers Open Forum for non-cruise posts. Please refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that could be considered offensive. We reserve the right to edit or delete for any reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old September 5th, 2009, 11:27 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: new orleans, la
Posts: 7,074
Default My Slow Computer

for the past month or two my computer has been really,really slow and I read somewhere about Advance Registry Optimizer, which is a product that will correct the problem...when I went online they correct the first 20 errors for free (the test showed I had 758 errors)..my son got me this computer in 2003

my question is ..is it worth the $29.95 yearly fee to have ARO to correct the errors or is there another product out there that will do the same thing for less

i usually consult my son about these issues but he's out flying his F-22 for a couple of weeks

thxs
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old September 5th, 2009, 12:28 PM
Kamloops Cruiser's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,130
Default

The best thing is to take the computer to good shop.
They can analyze and determine what is wrong.
I don't know which system you using.
If it is a Mac take it to a Apple dealer to have it looked at.
If windows you probably need to have the systen repaired.
Being that you got the system in 2003 , you might want to consider
getting a new system. This system probably is probably obsolete.
If you are running anything other than XP or Vista you will need to
upgrade the system for sure.
In Canada you can buy new systems for about $500.
US prices are the same or cheaper.
__________________





Ships Sailed:

SS Ithaca , Volendam , Mariner of the Seas (x2) , Veendam , Coral Princess , Island Princess (x3) , Emerald Princess,Sapphire Sapphire (x3),Diamond Princess
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old September 5th, 2009, 01:02 PM
Mike M's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: You're Looking At Me
Posts: 23,764
Default

Venice:

A corrupt registry can definitely slow down your system and also cause it to take forever to boot. It isn't the only thing that can do this but it is a common problem. If you have had the system since 2003 and have never cleaned the registry it should be done.

There is one registry cleaner that I like and I received a promotional version of but it is now $30. It is Uniblue Registry Booster. www.uniblue.com

Will that be the cure to your problems? There is about a 20% chance it will cure all your problems but it will help.

There are a myriad of other things that will make your system run slower. The most common these days are "anti-virus" systems that scan everything coming in or going out of your computer. I stopped using McAffee because it basically became "bloatware" and SIGNIFICANTLY slowed down my system. It also drove me crazy trying to pinpoint the problem. It all changed after an automatic update to the software.

Also: Don't run multiple browser sessions or applications in the background of your system. Do your really need to know the current temperature, breaking news and second by second updates of your stocks? Get rid of these and put these sites in your "Favorites" area and call them up when you want to check them.

Also: Get rid of AOL or other services if you use them. AOL especially will bring your system to its knees.

There are other things to optimize your system but they should be done by someone who is familiar with cleaning hard drives, suspending Services and removing programs. Take it to a GOOD shop to have this done. I am not a fan of the Geek Squad but some people say good things about them.

If you will pay over $200 to have your system optimized then I say just buy a new one. You can buy a good quality system for under $700.

Take care,
Mike
__________________
Cruisemates Community Leader/Moderator

"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me

"Fear is the assassin of dreams." ~Me
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old September 5th, 2009, 01:46 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: new orleans, la
Posts: 7,074
Default

thanks everyone..I had planned on getting a new system for Christmas anyway..just may have to speed it up
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old September 5th, 2009, 05:11 PM
Phil&Liz's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 2,979
Send a message via Yahoo to Phil&Liz
Default

It would not be a bad idea to get a new PC. You can transfer all of your old info from one PC to another via a cable that will allow transfers from XP to Vista.
Just be sure to have anything you transfer over scanned for infections.

You can try the free online scanners and see what they get.
pandasecurity.com has Activescan
trendmicro.com has Housecalls
Microsoft has OneCare

Programs such as Ad-Aware (catch that spelling...there are fakes) is located at lavasoft.de (not dot com or dot net but dot DE) have free versions.

Spybot S&D is good. Get it free at
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index.html

Have a look over at whatthetech.com (tomcoyote.com) for sopme other tools.

Phil & Liz
__________________
The Original Phil & Liz

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher

Never take an idiot travelling, you can always pick one up when you get there. Billy Connolly

I Didn't Come here and I ain't Leaving.
Willie Nelson

9/01/2013 Carnival Legend
2/16/2014 BC 7

Bill Murray
20 years ago we had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. Now we have no Cash, no Hope and no Jobs. Please don't let Kevin Bacon die.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A little Slow HotSauce44 Teen Cruisers 12 November 20th, 2008 09:53 PM
Slow and Steady:) Trip Styles At Sea 3 September 28th, 2006 04:19 PM
Slow today BEACH DOUG Chit - Chat for Cruisers 10 August 16th, 2006 12:48 PM
SLOW bigjohn461 Chit - Chat for Cruisers 3 May 20th, 2004 10:00 PM
This board sure has gotten slow! tracylee12 Carnival Cruise Lines 2 September 6th, 2000 08:36 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:49 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1