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My laptop has really slowed down over the past couple of weeks. I have lots of stuff on my desktop, could this be the problem? Please help!

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For that press windows key+R key so you can see run then follow below.
(1)Type in run "%tmp%" without "' then press ok then you can see all temp files select all and delete all.
(2) Type in run "prefetch" without "" then delete all prefetch files.
Then type in run "chkdsk /r" without "" then press ok then press "y" then restart computer then it fix and recovers error on harddrive.
Also scan computer with updated antivirus.
Right click on my computer click on property click on advanced go to performance settings ->advanced click on "change" of virtual memory then click on set and custom size then set initial size to max size.
Then apply and ok restart computer for take effect then your computer get speed.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on May 14, 2010

  • Paddy Walsh May 15, 2010

    I did everything that you said and certainly once I'm logged in it is quicker. It takes about a minute to log in from putting in my user name - this seems quite slow. I will monitor performance over the next few days and drop you a note.

    Many thanks,




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First of all of if this is a recent problem that started after you’ve installed or uninstalled a program. Use your restore feature and go back to a previous state when you know your computer ran good. You will also want to update your antivirus software and run a full scan, the same with your spyware software.
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Unless you have a hardware problem like not enough memory or your hard drive is going bad.The biggest reason for laptops running slow is because of a corrupt registry. Especially if you are running Windows Vista. You may have found a lot of incompatible programs or software, and had to uninstall them. They leave behind invalid registry keys and orphaned entries.
You need to clean these out.
Your Windows registry is like a large database, all your software has to reference it when it loads to check for the correct settings. The same as when your computer starts up or shuts down. Your registry is a heart of your system. Any corrupt or damaged, registry entries will really slow down your operations.

Cleaning and maintaining your Windows registry is very important. It’s sort of like giving your computer a tuneup. Windows does not have a tool built in for you to do this with. So you’ll need to download a third-party software program for registry repair and cleaning.

You can edit and repair your registry manually, but it’s not recommended. Even experienced computer technicians have a hard time doing this. They all use software. Besides a few delete or alter the wrong file your computer may become unusable. Software that is made for registry repair is much safer and efficient. With a click of your mouse you can scan your entire computer in a couple of minutes. You can also make a backup and restore point before you make any changes just to be safe.

Depending on how much you use your laptop. You should preform weekly registry maintenance, of course, this applies to any other computer you own to. If you follow the tips above your laptop should not be running slow anymore.
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