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Computer is SLOW!

by xguy03 / May 28, 2012 4:16 AM PDT

Hi, I have a laptop that takes a very long time to open, probably 1-2 minutes and slow when online.

I constantly keep it clean by defraging and running Ccleaner. I also use MB and Avast scan for viruses.

My laptop is a I5 and 1.5 years old. Window 7, IE9. Not a lot on it and have 85% space left.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks, Tony

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The usual steps
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 28, 2012 5:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Computer is SLOW!

are these;

1] Make sure there are not too many applications trying to load at Startup. Use MSCONFIG for that. Go to Start and in the search box type MSCONFIG and open the first entry in the list. Click the Startup tab and work down the list disabling all unwanted applications that try to load at Startup.

Google will help you identify them.

2] Check that no Processes are stealing CPU time in the Task Manager. Right click the Taskbar and select Task Manager. Click the Processes tab and make sure the option at the bottom to "Show processes for all users" is ticked.

It is difficult to say how many processes should be running as all computers are different, but for example my Win 7 Ultimate Desktop has 41 processes running.

Click the CPU column header once or twice to see if any processes other than System Idle Process is stealing the CPU time.

Again, use Google to find out what processes are.

3] Review what Services are running. Start > Search, type in Services, then select "View local services". Disable those you don't want running. BlackViper will help you there. Scroll down to his table of Services in Windows SP1 to see what his recommended settings are.

If your Windows lacks SP1 then I would upgrade it to SP1 as soon as possible.

I assume MB means Malwarebytes' Antimalware.


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The usual steps
by xguy03 / May 28, 2012 7:19 AM PDT
In reply to: The usual steps

I have 91 processes running and it will take some time to google most all of them but will do it.

Yes the MB was Malawarebytes.

Thanks for your help.


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No Sp1
by xguy03 / May 28, 2012 7:29 AM PDT
In reply to: The usual steps

Mark I just found there is no SP1 for Windows 7 download unless I overlooked it.

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Yes there is, here is the link for offline installation
by TWB404 / May 28, 2012 7:36 AM PDT
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lol Forgot to post link
by TWB404 / May 28, 2012 7:41 AM PDT
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You laptop might be over used.
by Rebeca3430 / May 28, 2012 8:01 PM PDT
In reply to: Computer is SLOW!

Unlike a desktop, your laptop need more rest. Make sure it works well in radiating.

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Over used
by xguy03 / May 29, 2012 6:34 AM PDT

Now that could be as I am on it many hours straight.



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