running slow

  graham11 16:47 05 May 2005

my laptop is running really slow ive tried everything i think of to speed it up spy-bot s&d spyware blaster adware se reg mechanic spy sweeper mccafee 2005 pc bug doctor cc cleaner defragged c drive got wirless broadband but single strength s excellent so nowt to do with that i think any help would be really appreciated

  Diemmess 16:54 05 May 2005

In that huge list, two things are not defined....First do you use CCleaner or its equivalent justt to clear the temporary and internet files?

Secondly with a list like that, have you seriously tried limiting most of your stuff that loads when you boot up?

  Diemmess 16:55 05 May 2005

There's also the possibility that you may have hundreds of fonts after accumulating them over the years.

  Diemmess 16:57 05 May 2005

Sorry, I overlooked CCleaner which you did list!

  Indigo 1 17:02 05 May 2005

One thing to check, if you have XP, right click on My Computer icon then click Properties and on the General tab tell us what it says under the Computer: heading .

  graham11 17:12 05 May 2005

microsft windows xp
home edition version 2002
service pack 2

registerd to presario

hp intel (R)
celeron(R) cpu 2.80ghz 192mb ram
is this wot u mean indigo1?? cos im bit confudled :o)

  Indigo 1 17:19 05 May 2005

yes that's it.

It means that you don't have enough RAM to run XP plus all the other stuff that starts when Windows starts. Windows requires 128Mb at least but runs better with 512Mb.

I am not an expert in laptops so I won't try to advise you what is best but it is clear that you will need to either simplify your setup or get some more RAM.

  graham11 17:24 05 May 2005

how would i go about simplifying my setup on me laptop... p.s thanks for the quick response

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:55 05 May 2005

You need to reduce the number of programs and services that boot on start up. click here or click here for a list of whats really required.

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