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Old 03-08-2020, 06:42 AM   #1
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Hi. My windows 7 laptop is extremely slow and keeps on crashing. I have enough data on it. I’ve been also hacking the issue that it takes several restarts for it to catch the WiFi signal. It gives me a network connection error. The little computer icon with an x on it.

Could this be fixable? How do I start?
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While the red x is on, try the Network Troubleshooter.
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While the red x is on, try the Network Troubleshooter.
Doesn’t work. I need to keep on restarting till it catches a signal
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What is the make and model# of your Laptop?
What does the Troubleshooter say when you run it?
Go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc and press Enter. In the Device Manager, when there is a Red X in the TaskBar is there a yellow flag next to the WiFi Adapter or is it also have a Red X?
You can also type in the Search box ncpa.cpl and press Enter. In the Network Connections, if there is a Red X next to the WiFi, you can Right click it and choose Connect.
You can also go to the laptops Manufacturers Support/Download Drivers site, type in your model # and download the WiFi Adapter for your model and install that.
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Old 03-11-2020, 09:25 AM   #5
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The internet signal is one issue. When I do get it on I can have connection. What can I do with an extremely slow computer that keeps on freezing. I’m on windows 7
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Did you go thru the link in my signature? PC Slow Computer?
Is it slow just on the internet, or navigating on your computer files?
Test your internet speed at speedtest. Check via WiFi and check with an Ethernet Cable plugged into the router from your computer. If the internet speed is less then the advertised speed that you are paying for, both ways, then speak with your ISP about checking the lines.
If it is just slow via WiFi. Try sitting closer to the router, possibly install a WiFi extender.
If the whole computer is slow, and it is Old, then the HDD may be failing.
Download HD Tune in my signature. not Pro. Go to the Error Scan tab and do a full Error Scan not quick. This will take a long time. If all the blocks are Green, then this HDD is healthy. If any blocks come up RED, then the HDD is beginning to fail and should be replaced.
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Sorry where do I find your signature? Maybe it doesn’t show up on a phone?
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Thanks. Why doníti have permission to view that page?
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Thanks. Why doníti have permission to view that page?
You're right. The page is not accessible, forum software says I do not have permission too. Meanwhile, boot into safe mode and use Windows Explorer to browser through various locations, open and close a few application programs, open and close the start menu, the control panel and so on, kinda like exploring Windows 7, to get a feel of how responsive it is. See if it still hangs and crashes in safe mode. I'm moving this thread to the hangs/crashes/BSODs section.

Also, what is the make and full model of the laptop? You were asked this earlier, but you didn't respond. Please try and answer each question you're asked to the best of your ability. It helps us a great deal to help you better.
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Strange, I can access HD Tune website
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This https://www.techsupportforum.com/for...ow-532075.html is the problematic one.
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Substitute this: https://www.techsupportforum.com/115...unning-slow-2/
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