Ive retrieved a 9 year old laptop from hibernation,and have made it wireless with belkin,and added virgin media security.Its painfully slow,and takes 5 minutes to load anything I click[internet or otherwise].I'm using disc cleanup at moment,but thats been half an hour,and has bareley moved!!Could it be the Virgin Security??Any ideas what i can do?Not much music/photos in memory....Help!!
Increasing the RAM may help but that depends on how much you have already. Also the hard drive size and how much space is left. I suspect it is Windows XP but could be Windows 98. To find how much RAM go to All Programs - Accessories - System Information.
Have patience! Download and install CCleaner and use this to remove all antivirus and other security, be aware you may need to uninstall avg more than once. I am currently working on a Compaq laptop with only 256mb ram and things are very slow and I have found that AVG slows the laptop down even more. I ran defrag on this laptop and it took 12 hours. Work with the laptop disconnected from the internet initially
its windows xp.should be lots of space on hard drive,as i deleted most of the stuff before it went in the drawer!shall check though.dont think i will increase ram,as its only a laptop to have in bedroom or kitchen