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Posted 6 Jul 2010

Your system running slow. It may not be a virus.

, 6 Jul 2010
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While a slow system may be a symptom of viruses or other malware, it may be an indication of disk problems.
The other day, I decided that I was sick and tired of my slow system. As I try out lots of software, I thought I might have gotten infected by a virus or spyware. After running detailed scans of my system, no problems were found, but still the system was slow.
I ran a detailed disk check, including sectore recovery. After that, the system was back up to its normal speedy self.
It appears that I has a number of disc errors, that the scan corrected. These errors were causing the system to perform multiple retries, and hence the slow performance.


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Matthew works on improving the performance and experience of the Code Project site for users, clients, and administrators.

Matthew has more years of software develeopment, QA and architecture experience under his belt than he likes to admit. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. He started out developing micro-processor based hardware and software including compilers and operating systems.
His current focus is on .NET web development including jQuery, Webforms, MVC, AJAX, and patterns and practices for creating better websites.
He is the author of the Munq IOC, the fastest ASP.NET focused IOC Container.
His non-programming passions include golf, pool, curling, reading and building stuff for the house.

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