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Hi everyone, I hope someone can help.
I have a slow laptop and cant find what is the cause.
I tried to eliminate the startup programmes one by one but it is still slow after each try.
I also checked the ram by using the microsoft memory test & memtest86 and the result was ok in both.
I have no viruses or spyware (I am using a few programmes to eliminate them) and also made a Hjk this test 2 months ago and the result was ok.
I made a full pc test in the PC Pitstop website and you can view the result on the following link:
http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress...XFNWHC4GQSU4FU

Let me just add that 1 out approxamatly 20 startups the system runs like it should run but on the other times it is much slower then it should.

I thank you in advance,
Barry
 

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Do have all the updates for youe video card etc.?

Put the PC in safemode and see if it runs slow?

By the way your link doesn't work
 

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By what method are you eliminating your startup programs? After booting into Windows hit ctrl-alt-delete before you do anything else and check your applications and processes list to see what is running. You will have some idea of what is running by the checking the program name, and the list will indicate if it is a system process or if it has been loaded by the user. If you cant determine what a program is by reading it's name you can search for the executable and try to figure out what it is based on the folder it is in. Then click the performance tab and see if anything is using your processor while you are idle.

To eliminate programs that start when you boot, type msconfig in the start-run box and unclick programs that you dont want to load on boot. I would try to eliminate a few programs from the startup list by unclicking their checkbox. There are many programs that install background applications so that they will start faster when needed, they do not always appear in your startup menu or in your taskbar. Make one change at a time, then reboot and see if anything improves. If you dont like your changes you can re-check the applications box so it will load on next boot.
 

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Look at the stats on pitstop.

CPU seems to have a problem and your internet connection.

Is you cpu keeping cool enough??

Have you tried in safemode and see how it runs yet??
 

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Yes I tried the safe mode but no change in the performance.
My CPU is getting warm as other laptops (I used to have a few in the past) but sometimes shut down, maybe because it is overheated?
As for AThiker comment, I have done exactly as you suggested. Eliminated one by one startup programmes through Msconfig.
I also checked the running process after boot up and nothing looks suspicious.
 

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hi barry

after reading through your test results i would try upgrading the ram
your results indicate very poor performance during their test

you have 2 slots available being occupied by 2 x 256MB with 64MB of that shared with your graphics
you could increase 1 slot to a 512MB stick or both
either way it will still boost your perfomance
 

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Dude same thing happend to my lappy, have u cleaned its fan recently?

Dust can slow down the fan, thus heating cpu, and slowing the laptop.
 

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When you went into msconfig did you try the 'diagnostic start-up' option to see if it made any difference?

Download *Regseeker and run the 'clean registry' option and use your delete key to remove all the junk (you will need to select the items for removal - I always go for 'select all'). Then follow this with a file check - go to Start>Run and type sfc /scannow followed by Enter key and allow the checker to confirm and replace any damaged/missing system files (you may be asked for your windows CD if files need replacing).

*http://www.snapfiles.com/get/regseeker.html

Let us know how it goes.

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1) Hi Zebadee,Thanx for the advise. Do you think that a new laptop (only 9 month old) need more than 512MB ? I have an old one P3 wit only 256MB that runs perfect. I dont use it for games etc.

2) Hi freak_jock, Thanx for the advise. Can you please advise how did you clean the fan? Did you open up the laptop and just clean it with a cloth?

3) Hi petercj, thanx for th advise, however I already downloaded Regseeker a while ago but never used it (only scaned but never cleaned anything) as I heard that it is not liable (I read some comments from readers that it also clean neccessary things). I use instead Registry Mechanic, System Mechanic & Tuneup Utilities. I use them everyday
 

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barryelbaz1 said:
1) Hi Zebadee,Thanx for the advise. Do you think that a new laptop (only 9 month old) need more than 512MB ? I have an old one P3 wit only 256MB that runs perfect. I dont use it for games etc.

2) Hi freak_jock, Thanx for the advise. Can you please advise how did you clean the fan? Did you open up the laptop and just clean it with a cloth?

3) Hi petercj, thanx for th advise, however I already downloaded Regseeker a while ago but never used it (only scaned but never cleaned anything) as I heard that it is not liable (I read some comments from readers that it also clean neccessary things). I use instead Registry Mechanic, System Mechanic & Tuneup Utilities. I use them everyday
I havent quite gotten around to cleaning it, i just run my ac on full power then start my laptop..its my dad's official pc, so i dont wanna take no chances.

Just download regseeker, extract it and run the exe. then chose clean the registry.

Jayant
 
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