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Laptop has become very slow, even though there is still free memory and i ran the defragmenter.

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    Matthew Ballew May 11, 2010

    Could be a virus, or Spyware, Do you have Spyware and Virus Protection on your computer?

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Get Norton Anti Virus and Anti Spy Ware, This will help

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There is possibly a heavy app running in the background, for example virus and malware scans, if you are running vista then you will have to expect this


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Try increasing the virtual memory setting in the windows operating system. Also see if there is a defragmentation tool on the windows operating system. I am assuming it is a windows operating system.
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You did not state the make and model of your computer so I can only recommend generic checks. When was the last time you ran disk defragmentation? A fragmented disk will slow down system operations. What operating system are you using and are you performing regular system updates? How much memory does the computer have? Windows XP SP1 ran well on 512Mb of memory, but after upgrading to SP3, you require at least 1Gb to run with any effeciency. How big is your hard drive and how much data free space is available? If your system is low on memory and your hard drive is almost full, paging (moving data from memory to hard drive and back to memory) is impacted, and will slow down the system. What speed Internet connection do you have? Dial up is much slower than broadband or DSL. Lastly, what browser are you using and do you regularily delete the temp internet files?
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Normally computers get slow for the following reasons.
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2) Computer hard drive is full or seriously fragmented. Try removing unneeded programs (especially pictures) and then attempt a defragmentation.
3) Hard disk failing or getting old. Sometimes this is due to environment. Smoky, dirty or dusty environments will eventually contribute to build up of heat inside the computer and excessive heat kills computers. Also hard drives are mechanical and they do wear out over time. Laptop drives take more abuse because they are moved around more than desktops. If they start getting noisy then it is time to prepare to replace it. If you haven't done it yet GET YOUR IMPORTANT DATA OFF NOW!!!!
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5) Running out of memory. As our computers get older we keep adding programs and eventually (if we dont upgrade the memory) the computer runs out of memory.
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1) run some of the malware removal programs I suggested (if your hard drive has the available space for them) and also run your anti-virus program.
2) Remove unneeded files from the hard drive and then run the disk defragmentation tool. I once had a customer that had jammed her hard drive full of pictures and when it crashed it had no room to rebuild itself.
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1) Infected with malware/viruses. Run free programs available from (CNET) www.download.com. These include MalwareBytes, SPybot Search and Destroy, Adaware.
2) Computer hard drive is full or seriously fragmented. Try removing unneeded programs (especially pictures) and then attempt a defragmentation.
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4) Overclocked or over heated processors. Dust buildup in the cooling fans and heat sinks can cause the temperature to rise and when processors get heated up they slow down and evenyually crash.
5) Running out of memory. As our computers get older we keep adding programs and eventually (if we dont upgrade the memory) the computer runs out of memory.
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1) make sure you have any important files copied off of that hard drive. You never know when it may crash so get them off now.
2) run some of the malware removal programs I suggested (if your hard drive has the available space for them) and also run your anti-virus program.
3) Remove unneeded files from the hard drive and then run the disk defragmentation tool. I once had a customer that had jammed her hard drive full of pictures and when it crashed it had no room to rebuild itself.
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