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S-L-O-W My computer has really slowed down in performing operations. Yesterday it took 40 minutes to load up powerpoint presentation. I used a new program to clean up the computer, that worked, but now it's slowed down again. Is it the RAM? If it is what do I do to get it fixed? What size RAM would be best?

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  • lipz28 Jun 05, 2008

    I dont have vista but i have the same computer model and problem-operations are very sluggish and slow? How do i fix this?


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Face it most likely you have vista as an os ??????? Get away! vistas evil and it has been full of problems since day one. For one it is a resource hog it will consume most of your ram just to feed its selfish needs upgrade all you want but the fact remains you need a downgrade back to xp i could tell you how to free your computer up but you'll get rid of all your things just so that you can free vista up.

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My computer is running too slow.

The best way to speed up a slow running computer is to clean it for viruses. Also optimize your system, browser and registry using some reliable cleaner such as Reginout Cleaner.

> Turn on Windows Updates.

> Keep your device drivers updates.


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on Feb 03, 2011 | Computers & Internet


If your laptop is running slow and applications are taking a long time to load...

If your laptop is running slow and applications are taking a long time to load here are some tips that may help you solve your problem. Laptop computers are not much different than desktop PCs. They both require maintenance to keep them preforming the way they should.

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.
Be sure to update the definitions on each program before you run your scans. You want to make sure your computer is free from any viruses or spyware as these will really slow your laptop down.

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.
The only other thing I can think of is if you upgraded your operating system to a newer version of Windows like Vista you may not have enough memory now. Memory upgrades have really come down in price lately, and are fairly easy to replace in a laptop.

on Jul 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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When it is powered on it goes in super duper slow motion to open windows and then to load everything almost not starting or loading . it takes hours to get to have computer loaded.

Check out the tips and tricks on this site. Several of us have written tips concerning how to speed up your computer.
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Jan 14, 2010 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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Very slow laptop

could be a Ram problem or perhaps a virus . Try booting off a cd or floppy that you can create from

But you'll need access to another computer for that

Jul 06, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5720-6661 Notebook PC

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Eee 1000h/XP wireless internet incredibly slow

Well, based on my PC fix experiences, there are a number of reaons might be responsible for the performance issues, some are dangerous while others not that serious.

You may learn why and how to speed it up easily from:

Hope this helps, good luck to you & your Eee computer!


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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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Fan not going on and interface really slow

turn it off for an hour see if that works could be overheating

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