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Slow Laptop..slow starting up and loding internet pages
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Posted November 2, 2012 at 9:43AM
Im new to the forum so ill keep it short:
1.My laptop takes 10 mins to start up. 2.The internet page goes pale and says not responding when i start the internet up. 3.My laptop takes agestoshut down. 4 When i write text on internt pages there is a delay in the text coming on the screen
Any ideas on how i can solve thse problems?
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Posted November 2, 2012 at 10:15AM
Make and model of laptop may help.
Have you run any of your security programs.Connected by wireless or ethernet.
Try My computer.Right click on C Drive and click on properties.Then click on clean up.Just delete what it finds.Also on there it will tell you how much disk space you have left.Let us know what you have and how much is left.
Could be a faulty hard drive but will see what happens later.
If you do not have a phone connection go into Internet Explorer.Internet options.Connections.Make sure never dial a connection is dotted.Then go into Lan settings.Make sure automatically detect setting is ticked and the most important bit underneath that it should say Use proxy server.If that is ticked untick it.Update all of your security programs and run them.Only do that if you are not connected by dial up.
That will give you a few things to check.
Open taskmanager .processes.And under CPU is there any program using up a lot of the CPU.if nothing running system idle process should be showing about 97% that is normal.
XP.Vista or W/7
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Posted November 2, 2012 at 10:27AM
Have you run msconfig to find out how many programs you have running at start up.To many and it will slow your computer down.
Make sure none of your security programs are running scans at start up.If so set them to scan at a different time.Also how much memory does it have.
Could you tell us what security programs and firewall that you use just in case there may be a conflict with them.
C Cleaner is a good program for getting rid of all of the junk but if your computer is that slow it would probably take ages to download.
Others will also offer suggestions it is important that you let us know what you try and how you get on.
That will probably be enough for you to be getting on with just now.If you are not sure how to do anything let us know and we will help you with it.
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Posted November 2, 2012 at 10:29AM
a) Clear out all temporary files and folders -- use CCleaner http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
Free Antivirus software MicroSoft Security Essentials http://www.microsoft.com/security/products/mse.aspx Avast http://www.avast.com/en-gb/free-antivirus-download
c) Clean the registry -- Use the tool in Crap Cleaner its very safe and also allows you to back up the registry first.
d) Pagefile (Virtual Memory) -- Right click MY Computer - select properties - Advanced tab - Performance - advanced tab - Virtual memory click change, you can put the page file on a different drive (if you have one), click custom size and set Initial size to one and a half times the amount of memory you have fitted i.e. 512MB memory = set to 768MB, set maximum to double your memory amount i.e. 512MB memory = 1024MB click ok. If your hard drive is full and there is not enough room for the pagefile this can slow down, freeze or even cause the PC to crash (restart).
e) Cut down on the programs that load at start up -- Start - Run type msconfig - start up tab- untick everything except for firewall, antivirus and antispyware
and the services that run in the background. http://www.blackviper.com/
a) Hard drives /
i) IDE Channels: (Not required if you have SATA drives) Check the transfer rate, you need to have the transfer mode set to DMA not PIO. Right click My Computer - Properties - Hardware - Device Manager - Expand (click the + ) IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers right click Primary Channel - Advanced Settings Tab - If transfer Mode is PIO then follow the instructions at http://forum.digital-digest.com/showthread.php?t=61905 to change.
ii) Check for errors and defrag your hard drives -- My Computer - select drive - properties - tool tab - Error checking / Defragmentation.
ii) If you are using Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 it's a good idea to convert your system drive to the NTFS file system if you have not already. In addition to providing numerous security and data recovery improvements over FAT32 (the file system of choice for Windows 9x/ME and XP Home) it can also speed up your system slightly.
In fact, the only real reason for sticking with the FAT32 file system for any of your data is if you have more than one operating system on your PC and the other OS's can only see FAT32 partitions (as would be the case with Windows 98, for example, which is incapable of reading NTFS data).
To convert your drives to NTFS: Right click on 'my computer' and select 'manage' From the computer management window, expand storage and select 'disk management.' Using the 'file system' column of the upper pane of this window, you can easily check what file system each of your logical drives is using. Make a note of this information. Now open a command prompt window by going to 'start\run' and typing 'cmd' To convert a disk to NTFS, type 'convert (drive letter): /fs:ntfs' So for example, if you were going to convert your C: drive, you would type 'Convert c: /fs:ntfs' at the prompt.
b) Drivers Obtain the newest drivers for your hardware This may seem a bit obvious, but keeping your system's drivers up to date can give both your performance and stability a boost. Video card manufacturers release updates especially often, and these can often give "significant boosts" to gaming performance as video card in question is "optimized."
Don't neglect the other components of your system either. Your motherboard manufacturer may have released newer versions of its Input/output drivers for your board, and sound cards and other peripherals can also benefit from newer software.
c) Memory Your memory could be failing try memtest
Add more physical memory, this of course means opening the "box" and fitting a memory module, make sure you buy one that is suitable for your PC. Crucial http://www.crucial.com/uk/ will guide you through the process of selecting the correct memory. http://support.gateway.com/s/Manuals/Desktops/8509270.pdf for a guide to fitting memory.
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