Slow Laptop

  aidanone 18:22 06 Oct 2007


I have a Toshiba Laptop but unfortunately my friend dropped the laptop on the ground. And although the laptop appears fine and still operates – it has become very very slow.

Has anyone any recommendations to solve this problem – taking into account the laptop worked fine before it was dropped??

Thanks in advance.

  woodchip 18:28 06 Oct 2007

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  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:50 06 Oct 2007

Hard drives / IDE Channels:

i) 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 click here to change.

ii) Check for errors and defrag your hard drives -- My Computer - select drive - properties - tool tab - Error checking / Defragmentation.

  aidanone 16:32 03 Jan 2008

I changed the transfer mode and the problem was resolved the laptop became faster.

Thanks for your help.

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