But reading http://www.pcworld.com/product/1302751/gateway-nv57h58u-2434g50mib2s-notebook.html sees an OK laptop.
Try the basics. Reset all the browsers, turn system restore off then back on and scan with Grif's notes at http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6122_102-5509131.html?tag=posts;msg5509131
If that fails to help, consider restoring it to the factory condition since that will almost always put it back to as new speed.
I was given my mother's laptop to try and sort out what could be the problem with it.
She's noticed that recently it has slowed down tremendously. She's gone through all the troubleshooting she knows, uninstalled a good amount of extra games and such but it's still crippling slow. I've ran a few different anti virus scans and they all come up with "No problems detected"
So I'm at a loss as to what it could be.
The laptop is a Gateway NV57H
I did check the performance tab of task manager and the CPU bounces from 80s to 100 most of the time.
Any help would be greatly appreciated by all.
Thanks for your time.