Rather than hijack another Post I started my own. My problems are quite similar (although in most cases not as severe) to the ones experienced here:Very Slow Windows.
The fantastic advice given by Broni prompted me to ask for his help again .
My laptop has become increasingly slow, OK I don't help things myself and often go days without a restart but I want to have things checked out
The laptop itself is a Toshiba A25 - S279, and I must have had it now for over 5 years. I think most things are pretty up to date, and I try to keep things clean but to be honest I don't really know what I am doing!
At someone's suggestion I will download various programs including anti-virus etc. to the point there probably is quite a bit clogging up resources and maybe some conflicts or programs that do me no good.
I now have IE8 (I have another problem with this which may be connected on a different thread) but even though I removed a load of start up entries and have run every Clean Up tool I can find, the start up is still pretty slow and I have this problem with hanging. For example, I will click on My Computer, and sometimes it can take 20 seconds then spring into life. This happens with a lot of programs. I think that the laptop has stopped, but then all the processes start to catch up at the same time.
Anyway, give me a starting point of what info you need and lets take it from there. Please, nothing too technical, you could lose me quite quickly!
Thanks in advance.