Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop
512 MB RAM
128 MB ATI Radeon
Windows XP Service Pack 2
Recently on occassion, my laptop will start getting these random slowdowns/stutterings. It is characterized by the mouse cursor acting jumpy or actual slowdown when I'm watching a video or playing a game. After a couple of minutes pass, the slowdowns seem to be gone. However, sometimes they do return later on an arbitrary notice. The slowdowns seem to occur most of the time when I open a program such as MS word, winamp, or playing a game such as Guild Wars. As I mentioned before, the slowdowns will cease after some time is spent with the program opened.
I have used spybot, ad aware, McAfee virus scan, disk defragment, and disk space clean up. I have also used registry mechanic and other optimizing programs, but the problem is still prevailent. Any suggestions to remedy this problem?
Edited by Shadow Cloud, 22 March 2006 - 12:07 PM.