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How do i reinstall all of my Vista laptop because it is going slow and i have taken up too much space on the hard drive?

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Hi...the problem being is that you proberly have to much on your hard drive. Firstly goto control panel then add remove programs. Remove any that you dont use. Then goto system tools and defrag drive. If that dosent work download....spybot search and destroy....adaware and ccleaner these are freeware programs and therefore cost nothing. Once downloaded run these programs and your slow computer will once more run as it should.

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This laptop is very slow


Slowness in the laptop can be due to many reasons. You may upgrade your processor( to i5 or i7), but that will be too costly. Try increasing the RAM of your laptop. Also don't overflow your hard drive. Decrease in free space on your hard drive will ultimately slow down your laptop.

Aug 28, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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My laptop is running too slow.


Hi.

The most common reason for a computer running slow is insufficient RAM memory.
Check specifications on manufacturer website to find out the kind of memory supported and the maximum RAM allowed.

A computer running Windows Vista should have at least 2 GB to run smoothly.

Increase the RAM, if RAM available is no more than 512MB, then it must be surely and immediately upgraded.

Check also your hard drive free space. If you have less than 1GB free space on hard disk, Windows will have to write continuously virtual memory pages to hard disk, and that will slow down the processing speed. Also check fragmentation. Files pieces may be distributed in different areas of the hard disk, resulting in slower reading speed.
Go to
Start>>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defregmenter and do a Defrag of the hard disk if needed.

If you have at least 1 GB RAM on XP or Linux, and 2 GB on Vista, and you took care of your hard drive, then you can check the processes that are starting up automatically and remove the useless one, or spot malaware that can affect speed. You can use a software like Hijack This, and search on google te function of each process started on the list reported by the software.

You can download Hijack this here MajorGeeks | If download does not start, then click at the top of the page, where it says Click Here If It Does Not.
Be careful if you delete the wrong files using this software you can harm the system, and Windows may not work properly.

If you think you have malaware you can also install Spy Bot, and do a system scan. Download Spybot from The home of Spybot.

If all the above does not work, and there is no malaware, then you usually reinstall the system.

Check also the bios settings, BIOS can downgrade the CPU speed on default , even if this is uncommon on recent BIOS.

If a computer is still slow with a fresh system and enough resources then it is one of those rare occasions when you have an hardware fault.
Hardware that can cause slow down is: RAM CPU Motherboard HD Video card.

Some tips on procedure can damage your windows installation. Do not download Hijackthis software and do not change BIOS settings and do not touch hardware unless you are sure of what you are doing.

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If i erase my hard drive will it remove all traces of infections on my computer and can i install windows7 instead of reinstalling vista


Hello, Yes if you reformat your hard drive, it will remove any virus software that would be on it. Windows 7 have a recommended minimum pc configuration. Make your pc is up to those configurations.
  • 1 GHz processor (32- or 64-bit)
  • 1 GB of RAM (32-bit); 2 GB of RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB of available disk space (32-bit); 20 GB of available disk space (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Hope this helps

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Hp_pavilion_tx1000 is slow what can i do to speed it up currently on vista


I would run PC Tools or Norton Utilities and run their Registry cleaner first followed by Defrag then clean your disk with Norton's Clean Your Disks or try Windows Clean up programme.
If your hard drive is very full, more than 80%, you really need a larger one to allow Windows to run with plenty of space.

I hope you find that of some use but I find that as more and more programmes and internet stuff are used the more clogged the system gets. Try putting a backup on a separate USB hard drive and then formatting your drive and reinstalling the system restoring the data you have kept.
Hope that helps.

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Hard drive full computer slow


You will have to empty a lot of your hard drive to build up your speed. Trash what you no longer want and transfer other things, like photos to CD's or DVD's or a zip drive. Go to staples and ask their techie to show you what options are available.

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1st go through your 'programs and features' in your control panel and delete anything over around 100Mb unless it is necessary, a lot of ram is taken up by these programs even when they are not being run.

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Smart failure predicted on hard disk 4


Yes usually that error means that the hard drive is telling the controller card that there are some problems with the drive.

Although the drive may still work, it is highly recommended to replace it with a new drive.

I would replace the drive but keep the old drive just in case, after re-installing Vista you find that there is additional data you did not backup or remember to backup.

Just replace the drive, and if it's a Dell laptop, use the Dell Vista reinstallation DVD, and it will not ask for a keycode to reinstall.

May also want to go to another computer and go to support.dell.com and click Drivers and Downloads. Type the service tag and go ahead and download all drivers needed (i.e. network card, sound card, etc.) so after you reinstall Vista, if there are any drivers missing you will be ready to install them.

Hope this helps.

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Startup Problem with Lenovo 3000 N200 with Vista


You would need to reinstall Vista together with the device drivers and programs to get a laptop functioning again.
You need to backup your data before you reinstall Vista but since you cannot boot up and get into Windows, you need to remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and then plug it into a working computer's USB port. This computer should see this hard drive as an external hard drive (provided the hard drive is OK). You can now see the various folders and files, copy your data files to a USB memory stick or burn them to a CD.
Insert the hard drive back into your laptop and then install Vista.

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Slow to load games and play movies


Most common things.
1. First check how much memory you have left on your hard drive. If most of the space is taken up, as painful as it is, you may have to delete some files.
2. If you still have most of your space available on the hard drive... check for overheating, it may be a foresight for the red rings of death.

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Bought a floor sample, a few simple questions, please help!


Most new VAIO's do not come with any recovery CD or DVD what so ever.

The Vista installation has a recovery on the Hard Drive, so the use is welcome to create his own backup and recovery CD's. SONY tech support will probably tell you the same.

As you use windows, it will create it's own recovery points, which will also be stored on the Hard Drive, eating up some space. This is normal unless you turn off this Windows feature.

Also, did you delete files or did they just end up in the File Trash Bin ?
Clean out the file trash bin from time to time to free up some of the HD space.

Hope this helps

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