windows vista

  hubdean 15:47 10 Oct 2008

has anyone got anything good to say about windows vista
i find it very slow to respond to all most everything i do on it.
and that bloody ring going round and round and round
even when im typing i find its missed some of the letters because i think its to busy doing god knows what
how can i stop vista doing stuff in the back ground
90% of the time the hard drive is up to something
even when left for sometime
i just want to turn on my computer and go onto the net, not sit waiting for ten mins waiting for it to start

  peter99co 15:53 10 Oct 2008

How long have you had this problem and have you looked on the Vista Forum for a solution?

Have you changed the original set-up much?

Are you able to get at and understand the Task Manager?

  hubdean 15:57 10 Oct 2008

where do i find Task Manager

  peter99co 16:00 10 Oct 2008

one way is press ctrl-alt-del...choose start task manager when offered.

  peter99co 16:03 10 Oct 2008

Do NOT end any tasks just see what is software is active and which processes are active.

  alB 16:03 10 Oct 2008

What are the specs of your computer, I've got Vista on my laptop and it whizzes along with no problems ...alB

  provider 2 16:04 10 Oct 2008
  hubdean 16:04 10 Oct 2008

nothing much running
hp total care
could this be problem

  peter99co 16:06 10 Oct 2008

Do you see any cpu use high % data

  hubdean 16:09 10 Oct 2008

cpu was 48%
have shut down windows side bar and hp total care
seams a little better

  hubdean 16:11 10 Oct 2008

whats your cpu when you are doing nothing on your computer

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