very slow

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by daraptor, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. daraptor

    daraptor OSNN Junior Addict

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    hey there...can anyone help me with my problem.....my laptop is running very slow.i mean i have to wait longer to start up and to open some programs or to download something from the internet....can anyone suggest me something to do.....bye
     
  2. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    hi, you could try cleaning the system up a little, few free good programs
    ccleaner
    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    spybot
    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

    also check your startup list

    run/msconfig
    and remove anything you dont need

    if your not sure, then run hijack this and post us a log here
    http://www.merijn.org/files/hijackthis.zip

    also you could try defragging your machine
    start/programs/accesories/system tools/


    also do you have antivirus?, if not a good free one is AVG
    http://free.grisoft.com/softw/70free/setup/avg70free_338a597.exe

    if you have norton antivirus, thats useless, all it will do is let virus's in, and slow your PC down.. get rid of it ASAP!
     
  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    What KC said is the first thing to consider. Spyware can really slow down a computer and un-necessary startup items likewise.

    I moved the thread to a more appropriate section in the meantime.
     
  4. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    lol, youve probably confused him/her.. now they think theyre post has been deleted ;]
     
  5. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Another thing to note is that laptops have slower hard drives, by default, than desktop machines. Depending on your laptop, your hard drive could have an RPM of 4200, 5400, or 7200 with the first two being most common. This would slow down performance on a comparative note, but not on a usage note.

    I just wanted to add that if you were comparing it to a desktop or perhaps a friends laptop which might be newer and faster.

    Also, heat is a real issue with laptops, you really shouldn't leave them on 24/7, unless you get a lap cooler or similar device.
     
  6. celticfan11

    celticfan11 Moderator

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    chances are there is to much stuff in start up. do as KC said.

    Start
    Run
    MSCONFIG
    then the startup tab. I reccomend removing all except your antivirus and any other major programs that need to be started such as firewalls or anything else that has major importance. Take out the stuff like , AIM, Quicktime etc.