But the point is that it's going extremely slow. When I do ctrl+alt+ delete .. it eats up so memory its ridiculous.. firefox on average is 100k+ memory usage, at least.. hl.exe was 260k+... its ridiculous. I'm not sure what did it.. I did install firefox 3 recently - but its not just my browser, its my laptop- and I have no idea what's causing it - but it is extremely frustrating.
I know it is my laptop because when i turn the laptop on and it shows the windows xp loading screen.. before that took like 5-10 seconds to load.. and now it takes at least 2 minutes for that screen to go away.. and my laptop boots 8x slower.. it takes like 10 minutes at least... also if im playing videos it skips tremendously and the sound comes out extremely weird.. like its in slow motion and all robotic sort of.. i have no idea how to describe it but the point is that something is terribly wrong and I have no idea how to fix - please help.
I have an acer aspire 5672 laptop thats about 2 years old.. i have had a lot of issues with its fan - it overheats constantly - i tried replacing the thermal paste and everything- but that is fixed for now with this external fan pointing at it..although it makes these weird cracking noises for minutes on end occasionally.. i think it is the fan.. but thats not the point of the thread, just thought you should know.
Does anyone have any idea what's wrong? I ran antivirus scans and defragmentattion ( well i tried to do defragmentation, doesn't really let me ). I'm sure reformatting the laptop and deleting would probably fix it but I don't want to delete my music/videos..
Thanks for reading.
Edited by Sk0rch, 05 September 2008 - 05:24 PM.