laptop slowing down

  demsodes 21:06 03 Oct 2011

i got a new lenovo 560e for uni in july,but for the past 3 weeks, it has been slowing down, and whenever I want to shut it down it says waiting for background programs to close before shutting. However I can't seem to find any programs, I've virus scanned-it says no virus, or spyware. once I closed the laptop as it was taking too long to shut down but when I later restarted it, it came on but the screen wasn't showing anything. It was after 3 hrs,that the power button shut it down, then it restarted well. Sometimes it doesn't also allow me to log into my e mail or library account, or send my mails to others. Just recently backed up files, seems to make no difference. emphasized textPls I really need advice, because I'm scared it might get worse. thanks.

  northumbria61 22:54 04 Oct 2011

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  chub_tor 12:52 05 Oct 2011

I would recommend that you look at the programs that may be running from the Notification Area (beside the clock on the Taskbar) for a program or utility that may be active. These are usually programs that start at boot up and run until the computer is shut down.

Exit all of the programs in that area and test to see if this solves the problem.

If that does not help, right click the Taskbar and select the Task Manager in the menu.

Click the Application Tab to see if any programs are active. If you find any, right click the program and select End Process from the menu.

Let us know what you find.

  demsodes 19:30 07 Oct 2011

On the notification area, I quit some programs, went on task manager-applications, and found only internet-pc advisor since am on-line,- doesn't seem to make any difference. I even did a system restore to an earlier date-it seems to have slowed down even further. thanks for the advice anyway.

  chub_tor 21:44 07 Oct 2011

This article from Microsoft Answers is a bit long winded but worth reading through. It may help you.

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