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Laptop Running Very Very Slow


Toria

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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.

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darrenmoore@wightcablenorth.net

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some excellent pointers
click here

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buteman

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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.

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Toria

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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.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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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*

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Toria

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

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buteman

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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.

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buteman

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Auotomatic back up I should have said.

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Les28

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

click here

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