Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Windows 10 dell laptop has gotten slow

cleaning computer

  • Please log in to reply



    Malware Expert

  • Expert
  • 21,556 posts
  • MVP

Search for:




hit Enter.


Select Diagnostic Startup. OK and Reboot. 


Run  Latency Mon again.  Does it still say

"Your system appears to be having trouble handling real-time audio and other tasks..."


If so go back into msconfig and check Normal Startup, OK and reboot.


If it now seems happy with your system then go into msconfig and under Services, check Hide Microsoft Service then uncheck all that remain.  OK and reboot.  What does Latency mon say now?  If that helps then go back into msconfig and check 1/2 of the services, OK and reboot.  Try to isolate it down to a particular service.  It could also be a Startup item.  These are now controlled by Task Manager but in msconfig if you go to Startup you will have a link to the Task Manager where you can try turning off all Startup items.

  • 0





  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 70 posts



I really appreciate the time you've spent helping me with this however, I am very computer illiterate, not to mention a hunt and peck typists and so I think I can just learn to live with it being a bit slow for awhile. At least it is staying connected to the internet now. That was the most important thing.


Thank you so so much for your help,


  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP