need some help with an EXcedingly slow laptop

  ZEROTOLERANCE 13:00 19 Aug 04
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i bought a lap top about a year ago {2nd hand] an it worked great, but iwas reading some home work in bed one night an fell asleep, when i woke {dont you fall asleep] the battery had gone flat,
after charging i turned it bak on but it had crashed [the c drive had come out in the night]

i couldnt get it to work again and had to reinstal win2000,

ever since i reinstaled it that day though it takes for ever to do ANY thing i ask it.

ive run system mchnc disc optimizer alll night, ive run sybot , spy sweeper, etc etc ive cleaned all temp, internet files etc ive run every type of cleaner you can think of,

and it still takes for ever,

any ideas????????????

  jonnytub 13:10 19 Aug 04

repair the installation, could have been a bad one.

  ZEROTOLERANCE 13:15 19 Aug 04

tryed that to

  jonnytub 13:25 19 Aug 04

what processes are running ? post them here.

  woodchip 14:05 19 Aug 04

You may have to restore Motherbard Drivers

  ZEROTOLERANCE 14:20 19 Aug 04

running process's [actualy using cpu]

system idle

system

csrss.exe

services.exe

explorer.exe

RAM_XP.exe

wupdater.exe

although there are lots more shown, these are the only ones actualy using any cpu power

  ZEROTOLERANCE 14:24 19 Aug 04

im not sure what the RAM_Xp thingy is as the laptop uses win2000 ??

  ZEROTOLERANCE 14:30 19 Aug 04

about the MB driver,

everest lists the Motherboard as = dell latitude cpi A366ST

but doesnt mention driver type,
i dont have the MB driver disc either.

  ZEROTOLERANCE 20:05 19 Aug 04

^^^

  jonnytub 20:28 19 Aug 04

click here for mobo drivers etc, you can identify which ones you need by checking in device manager for exclamation marks

  ZEROTOLERANCE 20:41 20 Aug 04

TA

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