Laptop Running Very Very Slow

  Toria 09 Jan 08
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Hi, my laptop seems to be running very slow these days and takes and age to load, even though I have broadband - can anyone give me any advice? Perhaps I need a new one! I have done a DeFrag, but it didn't seem to help page - anyway grateful for any advice that can be given. Thank you.

some excellent pointers
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  buteman 09 Jan 08

What Anti-Virus and Firewall do you have,And Anti-Spyware Programs.How many programs have you got running at start up.[Start.Run. Type in, msconfig.It will give you a list of start up programs on top right hand side.If you have C Cleaner installed you can run that.

  Toria 09 Jan 08

I have AVG Anti-Virus not sure what Firewall I have. I do have Anti-Spyware Programs SpyBot and Adware. I ran msconfig and there was quite a list, some said stopped. I have ran C Cleaner but omitted the Cookies as I don't want to lose them, but it still seems very slow.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09 Jan 08

still seems very slow.

check that the hard drive is using DMA not PIO

as per my post "Hardware" in the link given by *Raven*

  Toria 21 Jan 08

Thanks for all the advice, seems better, I unclicked every from the Start up except what I was advised not to. Thanks.

  buteman 21 Jan 08

click here worth a try only repairs 10 items at a time does an automatic update.and has a registry defrag on it.If AVG starts at start up.It may be better to stop it,And start running it manually.That will speed it up at start up.

  buteman 21 Jan 08

Auotomatic back up I should have said.

  Les28 22 Jan 08

You could try this download and see whether you think it is worth running the defrag

click here

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