windows 7 dell inspiron laptop painfully slow- hel

  SANAP 22:13 28 Feb 2019

An elderly friend has asked me to check their dell laptop and I noticed on first boot up its painfully slow takes ages and very little software on it. Once booted still very slow, ie opening chrome or ccleaner!!

Any easy fixes? Its a dell with no disc. and out of guarantee.

  KEITH 1955 23:00 28 Feb 2019

one thing that slows any pc boot up is items in start up menu type msconfig in search box and look at start up items , untick everything except Realtek sound card items and any anti virus items.

also check for ticked items for software no longer installed as windows will HANG a long time looking for a program that is not on the pc.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:15 01 Mar 2019

It also probably came with a lot of unwanted software use PC decrapifier to clean it out.

  SANAP 13:57 01 Mar 2019

Its raining so indoors, had a good look at the laptop and when I booted up today I got a message "Libumajin.dll not found" I just clicked ok and it still booted. I then did all the above checks. It has AVAST on it so removed that, it also has somethingc called dell datasafe that is used to fix a big fult ie I think it does a factory reset but I think it runs all the time.

Looking for that dll file but its a nightmare. will try that decrafier as well. I have an old pc with win 7 pro and that might have that dll. I should add everywhere I go to find it I get warnings?

any ideas

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:23 01 Mar 2019

could be missing or unregistered.

from a command prompt(admin) or powershell (admin)

run sfc /scannow

windows will scan for and replace missing or corrupt files.

if that doesn't work then try registering the file

  1. Type the following command: regsvr32 /u libumajin.dll.
  2. Hit ENTER. This will UN-REGISTER your file.
  3. Type the following command: regsvr32 /i libumajin.dll.
  4. Hit ENTER. This will RE-REGISTER your file.
  5. Close the command prompt window.
  6. Restart.
  SANAP 09:25 02 Mar 2019

thanks again, I did all the bits I could remember, disk cleanup, defragment, uninstalled anti virus and re-installed, used ccleaner, cleanmaster, then disabled lots of start ups, got rid of that file message, tweaked the bios, turned something off!! I tried your idea but system could not find file. I updated chrome to 64 bit version. And I found that laptop is 7 years old so DELL have decided that's lasted long enough and MS have decided Win 7 will end jan 2020. Its slightly better but not by a lot. I would think next step would be a factory reset ie a clean start. Cant do full install as no disk came with system. At least I learned a few bits that may come in useful.

  KEITH 1955 09:48 02 Mar 2019

Look in folders in your list of programs , if you have a recovery program you need a disc to reset to factory settings. If you not sure what you dell pc calls a factory reset program look in add/remove it might give you a clue to its proper name to help you find it

  KEITH 1955 09:49 02 Mar 2019

BIG ERROR IT SHOULD SAY DONT NEED A DISC FOR FACTORY SETTINGS

  SANAP 14:49 02 Mar 2019

Apparently the laptop has this dell data safe bacup thingy and that is what is used to do a factory reset. I dont I will be allowed to try it!!

  lotvic 15:29 02 Mar 2019

"The programs Dell Stage, Dell MusicStage and Palco Dell have been observed as installing specific variations of libumajin.dll Typical file path: C:\Program Files\dell stage\dell stage\libumajin.dll" shouldiblockit.com click here

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