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Slow how can toshiba 1805 getting faster connection what can i do ? i need replace hard disk or can be better for my laptop? thanks and more power ronnie

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Toshiba 1805's are older, PIII (or Celeron) based computers. Two things you can do to make these babies run fast: first and foremost is to max out the RAM to 512MB - that will usually do it - as most of the 1805's that I've seen are still running with 256MB, which is simply inadequate; the other, of course, if to put in a faster hard drive (5400rpm or higher). If you do both, these machines can still be pretty potent...

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I have low memory and my laptop is slow


Toshiba laptops are not intrinsically slow computers and more often than not a slow computer is caused by a software rather than a hardware problem. Computers get bogged down by running too many processes at once, having the information in the hard drive stored in different parts of the disk (fragmented) and computer virus, worm or spy ware infestations. Of course, sometimes a computer simply doesn't have the hardware to run certain programs or will have a hardware issue that needs to be fixed.

Disk Cleanup

1.Click "Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk Cleanup" to open the Disk Cleanup program.

2.Select the hard drive that you want to clean up if you have more than one hard drive and then click "Ok" to get started.

3.Wait for the Disk Cleanup tool to calculate how much space it will be able to save by compressing your files. Compressing the files in your hard drive will open up space that in turn helps your computer access information faster.

4.Click the "More Options" tab on the "Disk Cleanup" window that appears and then click the "Clean Up" button within the "Windows Components" section. This will allow you to select what Windows Components you want to disable. Disabling Windows Components will make your computer software by diminishing the programs that are running.

5.Click the "Clean Up" button within the "Installed Programs" section. This will allow you to select what computer programs you no longer wish to have installed on your computer and uninstall them. Uninstall programs that have not been used in a long time such as old video games to speed up your Toshiba laptop.

6.Click the "Clean Up" button with the "System Restore" section. This will delete all but the most recent of your backup files so that you don't have useless backup files taking up space and slowing down your laptop computer.

7.Click the "Disk Cleanup" tab and then select all the files from the "Files to Delete" section that you want to delete. This will delete all those files from your computer making your computer faster by freeing up memory space. Click "Ok" to delete the files and exit Disk Cleanup.

Fan

1.Blow pressurized air from a pressurized air can into the Fan slits on the bottom and side of the Toshiba laptop to clear it of dust. A dusty, dirty fan will cause speed issues on your Toshiba laptop.

2.Power off the computer, remove the battery and all external devices and then unscrew all the screws that have a keyboard picture on it.

3.Remove the keyboard from your Toshiba laptop and on the inner, upper, left hand corner, on the side of the monitor, you'll see the fan.

4.Blow pressurized air into the fan to clear the dust and then replace the keyboard, screws, battery, external devices and power the computer back on.

Processes

1.Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys on your Toshiba laptop keyboard simultaneously and then select "Start Task Manager."

2.Click the "Processes" tab and take inventory of all the processes running on your computer.

3.Right-click on each process with your Username to the right of the process name and then select "End Process." Do not end processes that are vital to your computer running properly such as explore.exe or processes that don't have your username to the right of the process name.

4.Restart your computer if you end a vital process.

Sep 15, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A45-S121 Notebook

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Good Day! I would like to ask for your help about problems regarding to my Toshiba Satellite 1801. My laptop is very slow, refreshing it takes almost 5 minutes and Opening a programs takes almost 15...


Welcome to FixYa!

here are some steps that you may follow .
1. go to start > run> type MSCONFIG
a window shall open and DISABLE all the items that are being run at START UP
here are caps
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See if that helps you ?

More over have you tried installing a Anti-virus.Cause sometimes Virus make the computer slow.
, as a tip De-fragment your hard drives time to time.if virus has hit your computer try installing a fresh copy of windows and then installing Anti-virus .let me remind you when you install a copy of windows do not attempt to open any drive cause there are auto-run viruses. so you first clean your computer then go to other drives clean and safe.

Do comment if it helped you in ANY MANNER !

Apr 13, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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Pxe-e61 media test failure


This POST error refers to possible fault with the disk controller or the hard disk. Most likely you have a faulty hard disk.
Try reseating the hard drive first and if the problem remains then you need to test the hard drive. Do this by removing the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect the adapter to a working computer's USB port. If this computer see this as an external hard drive and you can open the various folders and files, then the hard drive is OK and the fault is the disk controller on the laptop's motherboard.
If the hard drive is not recogonized then it is faulty and you need to purchase a new hard drive, install Windows etc. to get the laptop functioning again.

Jul 09, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite 1805-S274 Notebook

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Hard drive replacement


Hello res05cze,

Here is a guide with pictures on how to take apart and repair your laptop

http://www.irisvista.com/ Guide

below is a forum about the guide
http://www.thinkcomputers.org/forum/archive/index.php/t-632.html

hope this can help you, have a nice day.


May 05, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite 1805-S204 Notebook

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Need to change cmos battery for toshiba laptop 1805-s274


look on back of laptop you will see some panels under panels you will see two little wires connected to mother board that's the cmos battery unplug it and change it

Mar 30, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite 1805-S274 Notebook

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I upgraded the memory from 1Gb to 2 Gb but my laptop's still slow


it can't be, check if the windows is reading 2gb from system under control panel.

to find out if your pc is fast, see if it plays a game faster than before or use a program faster than before
there is no diffrence in using windows itself. example i think in your mind you'd expect to click on my documents and it loads it super fast now with 2gb of ram? no, you're wrong weather you have 1gig or 2gig windows still works the same
the diffrence is Faster file transfer, faster applictions but not a faster windows.

it could also be the norton if you installed, it lowers your speed.

check Task manager, in the performance section
cpu usage should be under 10%
and pf under 500mb

Mar 03, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M55-S3512 Notebook

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Toshiba satellite


#1 answer; add RAM. What's your system specs?

Feb 26, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite 1805-S274 Notebook

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Invalid disk


try to clean the CD reader and the DC dic.

Oct 17, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite 1805-S204 Notebook

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Toshiba sat. 1805-S254


I am currently using the laptop model that you described. Go to toshiba support, click download, click portables, click satellite, and where it says: choose model, click show older models. Type in your satellite model on the search bar, (1805-S254) and click 1805-S254 in the results and hit GO. Now, the second thing from the top of the list of drivers says: BIOS. click the plus. Find: ACPI Flash BIOS version 1.10 for Satellite 1800/1805-S204/254/274 (v1.10; 10-23-2001; 671K)
and click it. Download the file and run it. Now follow the directions to make a BIOS floppy disk. After the disk is created, restart the computer. When the screen that says: Toshiba comes on, hit F12 to boot from a different device. Then it gives you a bunch of options. Hit the letter on the keyboard that tells the computer to boot from floppy disk. Then it should erase your current bios and rewrite the old one in. DO NOT update the BIOS! In the new BIOS, toshiba has a file that DOWNCLOCKS your processor. This is what makes your computer run so slow. Now people have complained that computer has overheated and shutdown but since i've downgraded the BIOS, it's been running just fine! Hope this helps! If it doesn't, email me at: fneoh7832@live.com.

Feb 13, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite 1805-S204 Notebook

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