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daraptor

OSNN Junior Addict
#1
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
 

_kC_

Moderator
#2
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!
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
#3
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.
 

kcnychief

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Political User
#5
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
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.
 

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