laptop slowed right down

  The GnoMe 16:15 04 Aug 2004

hi all my p4 2.5gb 256mb ddr ram 40gb hard disk has slowed right down. it boots up fast enough but programs seem to take an age to open up and when im clicking through files and folders etc it takes alot time as well. also start menu etc takes alot longer to appear and scroll etc.

i have tried a disk cleap up and a degfragment, i dont have a great deal of programs running apart from norton etc.

my hard disk is only quarter full as well

can anyone please help me with this?

  The GnoMe 12:19 05 Aug 2004


  The GnoMe 11:03 08 Aug 2004

please can anyone give me any help thanks

  spanneress 11:09 08 Aug 2004

ARe you using it for net access? IF so you should run these apps... spybot click here adaware click here, cwshredder click here..

Also, run msconfig and see what is loading..more than likely a load of uneccesary apps that you can stop, these clogg up the system and its performance.


  livewire 11:28 08 Aug 2004

Follow what Spanneress is saying first- it is most likely due to lots of applications loading.

Furthermore, when your pres CTRL+ALT+DEL and click under the 'Performance' tab how much of your processing power is being used?

  wotbus@ 11:33 08 Aug 2004

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