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My laptop might be mentally ill. It needs treatment!

Hey, this is my first time starting a discussion on any type of tech forum so you might be able to understand the urgency here. My laptop (Dell Inspiron 3521 x64: Intel Core i3 @ 1.9 GHz: Running Windows 10 Home) is one of the worst laptops I've had. This might start sounding like a rant which is why I was debating on my post type prior to creating this discussion but anyways..I've had this laptop for maybe 5 months now and it sucks.

I use this laptop for basic tasks such as checking emails, doing assignments, social media, porn (shut up, we all do it) and maybe some other stuff but rarely any games or applications that I need to download that seem out of the ordinary.

During my first month of having this laptop, I didn't have problems but after that everything just got slower by the week. My applications are taking like 10-15 seconds (or longer) to open up from my desktop and sometimes it opens and then freezes for a bit until I patiently wait for it to work.

The trackpad also freezes from time to time and I can't do anything but wait until it fixes itself. Sometimes I can scroll up and down the browser page with two fingers and then 5 seconds later, the functionality of the trackpad magically changes and I have to use the scroll bar #FirstWorldProblems

I've tried to YouTube things that people post about making your laptop faster and I swear it makes it seem like it works for a day or two but then the magic wears off.

Conclusion: I just want to know if it's my processor that probably sucks or if I can actually do something to make this laptop healthier so I don't have to pull the plug on it. Please reply and let me know, everything and anything will be appreciated!

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Did you try a new user account?

Make it an admin and retest.

Also, tell how you scan for malware.

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So many...

Just too many reason's why. Follow this HP tutorial i have attached in a link to help show you how to clean your PC clean of dust and keep your laptop running at optimal performance.

I suggest running a virus scan as well, and sometime junk accumulation. A great registry cleaning app CCleaner can remove buildup and unwanted junk files that may keep your laptop running slow.

Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 help make refreshing our computers even more easier than previous times with hassles of recovery disk, partitions, and difficult software. Now you can reset your computer by accessing your charms menu and entering settings. Find Update & Security and then go into Recovery. There are options to refresh your PC and keep it up and running very smoothly without the hassle.

I hope my recommendations helped. Good luck!

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