Very Very Slow Laptop

  Spr 15:08 14 May 2007

I have a Laptop about 5years old with a Pentium 4.CPU 1.00 GB Ram 40Gb HD Windows XP Kaspersky Virus Checker
I have recently had Belkin 54Bps Wireless Adaptor fitted.
I have found that it is very very slow, when you go to close down file it Freezes.
Some programs will not open all I get is the hour Glass.
I have tried to Defrag but that locks up I have ran CCleaner, Regseeker nothing seem to cure the problem.

  TonyM 15:22 14 May 2007

How much free space do you have on the hard drive ..?

  Pamy 15:36 14 May 2007

Remove the Belkin software and see what difference that makes

  Pamy 15:37 14 May 2007

Assuming that you can put it back on again.

  Spr 15:53 14 May 2007

I have about 12GB in use on the Hard Drive

  Willfixit 16:38 14 May 2007

My daughter had the same problem after installing a wireless connection on her laptop the problem turned out to be Microsoft Windows auto update. Because she only connected to the internet occasionally the computer was using all its resources to cope with the updates. I have turned auto up date off and this has cured the problem now she does manual updates when she decides to. May not be your problem but just a thought.


  provider 2 16:51 14 May 2007
  woodchip 17:30 14 May 2007

Set update to Manual instead of Auto

  birdface 21:39 14 May 2007

Right click bottom taskbar.Task Manager.Processes,If its scvhost.exe that is using up your Cpu,its probably Microsoft up-date problem.Cancel automatic up-dates,and download them maually.

  birdface 21:40 14 May 2007

That should be svchost.exe

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