sluggish laptop

  bobbyalec 20:49 29 Oct 10

Hi, and thanks in advance for help offered.
I have a Toshiba Satellite P100-152, 17" laptop about 3 years old which has recently become very sluggish, taking sometimes several minutes to react to key presses and quite often, recently, impossible to shut down for the same reasons.
I realise you might need more info but would be pleased to receive any suggestions....

Thanks again

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:06 29 Oct 10

1. Software

a) Clear out all temporary files and folders -- use Crap Cleaner click here

b) Scan for malware spyware and viruses --Free Anti Spyware :-
Superantispyware click here
Malware removal tool click here

Free Antivirus software
MicroSoft Security Essentials click here
Avast4 click here
AVG antivirus click here

c) Clean the registry -- Use the tool in Crap Cleaner its very safe and also allows you to back up the registry first.

  Belatucadrus 00:50 30 Oct 10

Remembering that you only use one Anti Virus at a time, Multiple AV installations is usually bad news, so if you do decide to go with Fruit Bat /\0/\s excellent suggestion, uninstall whatever you have on at the moment first.

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