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Netbook running a little slow

by cedwhatev / June 27, 2009 10:07 AM PDT

Hey guys, I've had my HP Mini 2140, and it's been excellent. I've had it for like almost 6 weeks now, and have 116GB free out of 149GB in in hard drive. Now, it's been running a tad slow. Like, for example, when typing, I will type something, and it stalls for a couple of seconds, and then all of the text suddenly comes up typed all at once.. know what I mean? It's just small things, also, like when i put the mouse pointer on a button, it takes a second or two to highlight it, then i click it. It just stalls a little bit.. and it gets annoying. Any reason why? Do I have too many programs on it? Right now, I have the following installed:

iTunes, Skype, Windows Live, Yahoo Messenger, xvid, winzip, quicktime, Firefox, and Kaspersky for Internet Security.

I also have about 5GB of music, and about 11GB of tv shows.

Should I rid my netbook of any of this? Or is there another method in order to get it running quicker?

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Just like all Windows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2009 10:25 AM PDT

A netbook is subject to all the same ills and infections. I'm seeing more toxic combos like norton and spybot, this and that but your post doesn't say enough yet. I do see SKYPE and do read many find it does dog many machines. Try uninstalling all instant messaging programs and see what happens. You can always put them back later.
Bob

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I see
by deniceels / June 27, 2009 4:35 PM PDT

lots of programmes being automatically startup, with the usual culprits being quicktime, skype, msn, yahoo, the new winzips.

I would suggest to disable their auto startup via "msconfig" and unchecked them from being loaded on bootup and only run them when you do use them later, else, it will definitely hogs your system's resources.

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