Hello my laptop is slowing down, its meant to have 56gb capacity & now its down to just over 19gb capacity. This capacity has dropped over a period of 1 to 2 yrs due to normal usage. Is formatting the only solution to get it back to something normal as when i first got it. We've un installed quite a few unwanted programmes etc but this hasnt helped a great deal or do i have to install a bigger dram memory? Want to keep this operation simple with minimum/no cost involved if possible. Any advice would be appreciated.
Switch System restore off reboot and switch it on again that may save you a bit of space. Have you run any security programs.If so what. If you have plenty time you could run chkdsk it should take about an hour but it may help. My Computer.Right click c Drive and pick properties. You could run Disk clean up while in there .Then go to up to tools.Check now tick both boxes and when you reboot it will start you will not be able to use your computer until it finishes which should take about an hour. It will restart after it finishes.
Thanks for the reply, i did do a defrag approx 6 weeks ago & also use disk clean up regularly, i also use system restore accassionally because when windows updates the laptop sometimes it dont work properly so i have to restore to a previous date etc,i'll probably try the other options mentioned.
Do you have anty Anti-Malware programs downloaded like Malwarebytes or Superantispyware if not I would download update and run the free version of Malwarebytes just to see what it finds. Security Suites are no good on their own.
Might be an idea to reduce the default size windows allocates for system restore to recover a few gigabytes of space that way, you won't be able to store as many restore points by doing this but presumably following problems you mention caused by windows updates you are only going to restore to one of the most recent restore points, ie just before the windows update?