Posted 31 May 2010 - 08:45 AM
Posted 31 May 2010 - 09:40 AM
What programs have you got on the machine? A laptop that is six years old will probably run like a laptop that's six years old, and modern day programs will simply kill them.
Posted 31 May 2010 - 08:57 PM
Posted 01 June 2010 - 08:11 PM
I dont really have any programs that are out of the ordinary. The only other thing i can think of is all the music i have may be slowing it down.
Posted 01 June 2010 - 08:19 PM
Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go!
Let's get rid of some old junk and temporary files to save space on your drive and speed up your system.
- Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop.
- Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
- It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
- Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
- Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.
Please include the following information in your next reply:
- The make and model of your computer.
- The size of your hard drive, and the amount of free space left on it.
- The amount of RAM on your computer.
- Information on your processor, including make and speed.
Let's take a look at the partitioning on your computer.
- Go to Start > Run.
- Type in diskmgmt.msc and click Enter.
On right side you will see a visual depiction of the partitions on your hard drive. I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply.
- To take a screenshot press Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key.
- Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint.
- Press CTRL+V to paste the contents of the screenshot into the paint workspace.
- Go to File > Save As.
- Save the file as a JPEG to your desktop.
Let's also take a look at what's running at startup.
- Please download Autoruns for Windows.
- Extract the Autoruns zip folder contents to a new folder.
- Double-click autoruns.exe to launch the program.
- Go to File > Save As, and name it autoruns.txt
- Remember to save as type: *.txt!
- Please attach the file to your next reply (remember- it must be a .txt file).
In summary: Clean junk files, Basic Info, Screenshot of partitions, Startup list.
Edited by FNP, 01 June 2010 - 08:22 PM.
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