Slow running Satellite A135-2276 even after installing 2 GB memor
I did a thorough scan of the harddrive for viruses,spyware,etc, also did a thorough scan using System Mechanics, defragmented the HD, also installed 2 GB of Kingston Memory. The system recognized the memory upgrade but still runs extremely slow. I've spent HOURS working on this and have exhausted everything I could think of to remedy this problem. It has a 1.60 Ghz Intel Pentium Duo-Core Processor. I have the same processor on my desktop with only 1 GB of memory and it works perfectly fine. What could be the problem?
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use these steps: 1- reinstall your operating system (OS). 2- after the OS installed , download and install a powerful anti virus(with latest updates) (like NOD32 ANTI Virus or Kaspersky etc)
3- start a full scan (in anti virus options). 4- reinstall your OS again and enjoy fast speed. NOTE:always remember to use an updated anti virus on your Laptop. and if your laptop worked slow again use this way: 1- start "RUN" from start menu.(if you are using windows 7 go to accessories) 2- enter "msconfig". 3- go to startup tab. 4- disable some installed software (like yahoo messenger or ID Manager etc) in start up but be careful not to disable windows applications.
try to click on start->run->type"msconfig"->then in starup then disable all programs you want but dont disable critical sys programs. This will make sure that all these programs will not star with windows. It will free up memory. You can also try to reinstal System or buy more memory.
First, backup all your data to an external medium.
Then, if you have no hardware problems, do this:
(1) Run a FULL anti-virus scan with a good virus scanner. Get free editions of Avast or Antivir. Use the latest virus definitions file. But don't install or run more than one anti-virus at the same time. http://www.avast.com http://www.avira.com
(2) Run anti-spyware scans with Super Anti-spyware and malwarebytes free editions. http://malwarebytes.org/ http://www.superantispyware.com/
(3) Ensure all Microsoft security updates are applied.
(4) Run disk cleanup to delete old temp files and other junk. Right click the drive in My Computer, choose Properties and Disk cleanup. Delete the temp files, temporary internet files, empty the recycle bin etc. Don't compress the drive contents.
(5a) Run chkdsk once to scan for file system errors. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265
(5b) Run a thorough disk defrag. Use a good defragmenter for this, and also run a boot-time defrag to fix the MFT and page file if they are fragmented. Use Diskeeper 2010, which is the best defragger around. Their website has free 30-day trial versions. http://www.diskeeper.com
(6) Disable unnecessary background processes and services that take up memory. You can use MSCONFIG and SERVICES for this, but if you're unsure of what the processes/services do, don't change any settings.
Have your computer always been slow or is it a recent problem?
If it has always been slow, you need to install more ram. Just take your computer to your nearest computer hardware store and they should inform you on what ram you need to buy. They will do it for free.
If this slow pc is a recent problem, you might want to defrag the computer. But this could just as easy be a duplication virus, so it might also help if you update your virus protector and do a full system scan.
My best advice is however to format the computer and install a clean copy of windows.
ok this is what you have to do,,,,rescan your computer for viruses.., download ccleaner, spyboot search and destroy, atf cleaner...restart your computer hit f8 to go to safe mod go to safe mode rerun all this programs in safe mod, clena everything what is bad ( it will be highlated) run disk defragment, restart your computer and let it boot normaly... it should run faster, if you can go to safe mod do all this in normal mode, after all of that got to run and type msconfig it will show you on startup tab what programs are loaded on startupo of win xo uncehc those that you don't want or those that are suspicious to you.... and post me back if you ancourted any problems ....
reporten, you may have a virus or some other malware on your PC. Have you updated your Anti-virus program? For a free scan go here: Trend Micro Housecall And for an excellent Spyware/Malware tool d/l and install this: SUPERAntiSpyware download the free version and run it.