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According to this datasheet you have a recovery cd included
if you want to setup your computer to factory settings yes.. more than likely by using the recovery cd that should've come with your system you will be reinstalling the operating sytem and the software that came with your pc when you first bought it.
if you have decided to use the recovery cd... (the fastest road)
1. back up your precious data (used a cd, or a flass/thumb drive and put your music, documents, pictures and movies on it)
2. insert your recovery cd in the cd drive and restart the sytem
3 follow the prompts... everything will be deleted and your operating system will be reinstalled.
if you're reluctant to use the recovery cd (the longest road)
1.get and update a good antivirus (avg or avast are free and pretty good)
2. get and update anti-malware software (spybot s&d, adware SE, a-squared)
3. run anti-malware software* (you may have to run the program and scan your system several times)
4. run your antivirus sotware* (do it a couple of times to make sure threats are removed)
5. one you know there's no spyware and no viruses you may want to clean your registry (ccleaner is recommended)
6. defrag your hard drive.
* you may want to run these programs in safe mode (to enter safemode restart your system and after your pc finish the POST process press f8 (if you see the windows xp logo you missed your chance, restart and try again by having your finger on the f8 ready to start pressing) if you did at the right time you will see a black screen titled advance startup options, with the arrow keys select safe mode and press enter.)
sometimes depending how bad your system is even after completing 1-6 you may not get the expected results and if not done with care as you may run into other problems you may end up messing up your system causing you to have to reinstall the system using the recovery cd.
either route you take.. backup your data first
(I didn't mean that to rhyme but it did)
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
Uninstall the unwanted software , download reginout it will clean up ur pc to speed up to some extent
Posted on Aug 24, 2010
Get a Linux or bsd or other OS distribution (the version appropriate to your laptop's CPU) on appropriate media (CD, DVD+RAM if your laptop reads those, flash drive, whatever you like) and a replacement hard drive (the interface (at least) has to match; and try 7300RPM ones for faster access) for the laptop. Then you can install the new OS on the new hard drive, optimize from there, and see if you're satisfied with the speed and usability.
It is possible of course that your CPU is throttling back if the heatsink fan failed...in that case you get to clean or replace the fan; that is, if you get a notion dusting might help when you are putting in the HD, get some canned air and carefully dust it.
Also; save for a new faster machine.
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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