Laptop performance slowing
Posted 16 April 2008 - 11:59 AM
Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:12 PM
I am presuming you have anti virus and spyware software installed and up to date?
removed potentially dangerous advice about using a registry cleaner
I have run this on XP and Vista machines and the results have even surpised me.
If however you have not got anti spyware setup go to
http://www.superantispyware.com/ they have a free version and it is both great on detection and light on your system recouces. Run this before you use CCleaner.
Hope this all helps.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:21 PM
When you first open it at the top of it you'll see
Can you tell me how much RAM you have, then go to start and into my computer and select your C drive or whatever is your main harddrive and on teh right under system details tell me the total Harddrive space you have.
I'm thinking if you do regular maintenance on your system, maybe it's just your system hardware being slow.
Thanks hope it helps,
Edited by CamTheMan, 16 April 2008 - 12:21 PM.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:30 PM
Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:45 PM
I know it means extra money but an increase in RAM can make a dramatic difference as CamTheMan is suggesting. These new op systems (even dear OLD XP he he) eat it.
Anyway please let me know how you get on after running CCleaner
Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:52 PM
Posted 17 April 2008 - 07:55 AM
The space you have available on your hard drive should be adequate for what you're doing. If you were down to just a few GB, I could see the concern with space.
Do you have an anti-virus program installed? If so, which one? Have you installed any other new programs lately?
Posted 17 April 2008 - 08:25 AM
Posted 17 April 2008 - 08:30 AM
I would buy a pressured air and open the system up and clean the instead and rid of the dust inside that might be causing the heat. My advice is to uninstall Norton all together.
i do have norton antivirus... haven't installed anything big lately that i can think of. also the cooling fan tends to run nonstop once it starts up, and the system gets very hot... i suppose this could be part of the problem?
I hope this helps,
Posted 17 April 2008 - 08:40 AM
Norton is not the most efficient anti-virus - it can really bog down your PC after awhile. There are better alternatives out there, but do not just uninstall Norton - you must have an antivirus installed. Also, Norton doesn't uninstall easily. I would recommend going to this link and selecting the appropriate removal tool for your product. However, if you have a paid subscription and you wish to wait until it expires, that's understandable.
If you'd like some recommendations for good free antiviruses, I recommend one of the following:
If you'd like some other recommendations, I can provide those as well.
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