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