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My Dell e1705, (100GB/2GB ram), is very slow.... something must be working in the back ground.
I went to PlumbChoice but they couldn't halp
because of my slowSatellite upload speed.
Sometimes when typing theres a lag time!
What do you think is causing this?
Thanks in advance,
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To speed-up your computer please do the following: (For most downloads use links in my signature).

1: Click Start > run. Type msconfig. Go to the "startup" tab and uncheck everything which is not essential to run in the background. Leave only antimalware programs running. (if you change your mind latter you can reactivate those programs). Confirm and reboot. Upon rebooting a message will show up. Please check it and continue. For laptop users: do not uncheck items that clearly relate to the operation of the computer.

2: Download and install ccleaner. Do not install the Yahoo toolbar that comes packed with the program. Run the "cleaner" and "registry" options a number of times until nothing is left to be cleaned. Use the backup option (in "registry") when prompted to do so.

3: Run a thorough scan with updated antimalware programs. Personally I prefer Avast Antivirus, Spybot Search and Destroy 1.4, and AVG Anti-Spyware (all free). Run full system scans (all files), preferably in safe mode. Run the programs one at a time,

4: Run disk and registry defragmantation. For this operations I use and recommend Auslogic Disk Defrag and Auslogic Registry Defrag.

5: Download and run PageDefrag. This program defrags system and page files which are not defragged by other means. Set it to work upon next boot and reboot.

6: Press ctr+alt+del to enter task manager. Under Performance tab look for "physical memory". Please report Total and Available.

7: Enter "My Computer", right-click drive C: > properties. Please report Capacity and Free Space of your hard disk (each partition, if you have more then one).

8: Go to Device Manager, expand IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers, Double click IDE Primary Channel, click Advanced Settings and write down what you see in Current Transfer Mode. Repeat the procesure for Secondary IDE Channel.
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