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Laptop getting slower

My laptop seems to be getting very slow to startup and get into programs

I still have 68% free space so its not as if its full
Any help will be greatful

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  • peteto Apr 04, 2008

    Yes i do.My comp has still a lot of space of memory but still need a lot of time to power up and to start.Even thought ones is on still is very slow and open programs after a lot of thinking.

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Try this it will really help to speed up your PC

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Thanks but unfortunatelly i have tried that allready.Even after the whole reformating process i still have it?That is why i have been wondering why.

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

Thank you i have tried this and it is still slow

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I think your laptop is a virus infected... backup your important files... then reformat your hard disk..

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