11-10-2008, 09:05 AM
Join Date: Nov 2008
I apologize if this has been covered ad nauseum, but I've searched through the posts and have generally done everything that was suggested, but my stupid %(#*$&@# laptop is still a complete slug! I'm also a total luddite, so in all reality there's a good chance it's user-error...
Here's my specs:
Sony VAIO 1.66 GHz
2.00 GB RAM
Intel Core 2 Duo
Vista Home Premium w/ Service Pack 1
60 GB free space on hard drive
I've defragmented the hard drive, changed all the visual settings back to "Windows Classic", I have a ReadyBoost card providing 4 GB of space, I have checked my c:\ drive for errors (and automatically fixed them), and I have Norton 360 installed and have run current drive scans.
I'm stumped. It really seems to be slowing down in the past few months, although I don't think i've downloaded anything of consequence. it just seems to be aging (albeit not gracefully). Now whenever I open a window or program, it will take several seconds (more like 20-30) to start up, and often it will go into "Not Responding" mode before actually starting - this is even with basic Windows programs like the Control Panel.
I'm losing my noodle! Please help before I commit laptop murder!
:) Thank you!!!