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Slow performance I have tried all I know to speed up this r50 thinkpad to little effect. The usual system tools and decluttering are current but windows open slowly, if at all. Frequent stalls, and lock ups. I am running Norton 360 and all my updates to XP are installed. I am trying to minimize things running in the background but am unsure how to do this and proceeding with caution. I only want to run Internet Explorer and the MS Office pak at this station so am willing to reformat and start over if that is easiest. What do you recommend?

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Hey,

The reformat should help you, but there maybe a problem with the hard drive and its causing the lock ups.

and looking at the spesifications of this laptop, I would recommend to upgrade the ram.

you can download process explorer and see what is eating the resources
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx
Let me know if you need anything else.


Thanks,
Ekse

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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