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why is my laptop so slow.

by engelasche / August 19, 2006 2:17 PM PDT

recently my newly bought laptop has been going at snail pace. It takes about more than 2 minutes to fully load where before it took only half a minute. I recently got told that i had several trojans but the guys at CastleCops help me to get rid of them.

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by udayan71 / August 20, 2006 1:52 AM PDT

This generally happens with Windows machines over time as they bloat up with caches, spyware, programs running at bootup..

The best solution I could find to run a clean-up of this was CCleaner, it cleared out my IE cache and other temporary files while giving me the option to pick and choose what programs open at startup.

Here's a link to CCleaner;


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New laptop ? There is bloatware
by Ghost26-20878886633866019035262628200812 / August 20, 2006 9:40 AM PDT

Every manufacturer ship their computer with a million of programs, trial version applications, etc......

If you already format a hard-drive, I suggest you to do this. If you didn't, try to unistall useless applications and trial version ( antivirus, office suite like Corel WordPerfect, etc. ).

Making a defragumentation of your hard-drive and a scan disk can help to boost performances ( scan disk will check the hard-drive while the dfrag will make the "power-boost" of the computer Silly ).

The antivirus can also be something that slow down the startup. Norton is the worst while Kaspersky and BitDefender are the best that I know. When your subcription will be out-of-date, think to go with these antivirus.

A cleaning tool like CCleaner is also good. I use it once a week.

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Slow to boot
by Baper / August 20, 2006 10:01 AM PDT

I had similar problem, my notebook began taking long time to boot. Posted problem on forum and someone told me to unplug any USB hubs I had attached. Coincidently, I had gotten a new Belkin USB hub - unplugged it and notebook booted quickly again. However, I have other USB hubs that do not affect the boot speed.

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