Laptop running slow
Posted 19 January 2011 - 06:25 AM
Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:50 AM
- Who is the manufacturer of your slow computer,
- and what is the model number?
- What Operating System and version is it running?
- How much RAM does it have?
- How much free space is left on its hard drive C:?
Edited by SpywareDr, 19 January 2011 - 07:53 AM.
Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:59 AM
511.00 Mb Total Physical Memory | 161.00 Mb Available Physical Memory | 31.00% Memory free
1.00 Gb Paging File | 1.00 Gb Available in Paging File | 69.00% Paging File free
Paging file location(s): C:\pagefile.sys 768 1536 [binary data]
%SystemDrive% = C: | %SystemRoot% = C:\WINDOWS | %ProgramFiles% = C:\Program Files
Drive C: | 37.25 Gb Total Space | 16.80 Gb Free Space | 45.09% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFS
Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:38 AM
I see she is running Windows XP Home SP3 and it looks like it may be an Acer. All that's left then is "2. and what is the model number?"
Hard drive - That s-l-o-w 4,200 RPM "Fujitsu MHT2040AT_PL" hard drive is a big part of the problem. And, the fact that it is 40GB means it is getting pretty long in the tooth and may be developing mechanical problems. As cheap as hard drives are these days, I'd look into replacing it with at least a minimum of a 7,200 RPM drive.
Memory - Bumping the RAM up to at least 2GB always seems to help speed up an XP box.
Of course both of these upgrades will only work if the computer is capable of handling them ... which we should be able to determine with a model number.
Edited by SpywareDr, 19 January 2011 - 08:39 AM.
Posted 19 January 2011 - 09:03 AM
Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:47 AM
Posted 20 January 2011 - 09:57 AM
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name USER-DBDDC7A89A
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model Presario R3200 (PJ849EA#ABU)
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 12 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~1595 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.21, 02/09/2004
SMBIOS Version 2.31
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name USER-DBDDC7A89A\b sheppard
Time Zone GMT Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 92.54 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 1.22 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:03 AM
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