Laptop Running Very Very Slow

  Toria 14:05 09 Jan 2008

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
click here

  birdface 14:20 09 Jan 2008

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 21:39 09 Jan 2008

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/\ 21:45 09 Jan 2008

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 21:34 21 Jan 2008

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

  birdface 21:54 21 Jan 2008

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.

  birdface 21:58 21 Jan 2008

Auotomatic back up I should have said.

  Les28 18:12 22 Jan 2008

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

click here

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