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Windows 7: Laptop extremely slow opening files and browsers

1 Week Ago   #21
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AGH01 View Post
Hi Wither2,

Drive F was my portable hard drive, I was copying off important files in-case Laptop crashed. On your post you mentioned the Toshiba Hard drive, is there a more up todate driver?
I asked about it because it's full. Thought maybe the slowness might be related to it. Best way to figure that out is to disconnect it.

As I mentioned, you are using the GJ002C driver for you hard drive and, from what I could find, the latest is GJ002J. I didn't look at what each update does. I've never thought about updating a hard drive driver (now don't get me started. )

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1 Week Ago   #22

Windows 10 Ultimate x64

I had a similar problem and found out that my CPU temperature was 80C. Thermal paste replacement has solved the problem.
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6 Days Ago   #23

Windows 7 HP 64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JamieCambell View Post
I had a similar problem and found out that my CPU temperature was 80C. Thermal paste replacement has solved the problem.
From Openhardware attached on post #12 , max cpu temp was 50C. Temperature is not the problem.
BTW, thermal paste never needs to be replaced but heat sink must be kept clean.
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6 Days Ago   #24

Windows 7 HP 64

To make the laptop usable, fist you have to add more memory.

If you want to make it very, very fast, you can replace the CD/DVD drive with a HDD caddy and install a small (128G - ~US$30) SSD for windows and programs on it and use the HDD for data only. You will have the speed of a SSD and the space of a HDD at low cost.
CD/DVD drive can be 9.5mm or 12.7 mm (thickness)
VANTEC MRK-HC127A-BK SSD/HDD Aluminum Caddy for 12.7mm ODD Laptop Drive Bay -
PNY CS900 120GB 2.5" SATA III INTERNAL Solid State Drive (SSD) - SSD7CS900-120-RB -

I can guide you as I have done it many times.
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5 Days Ago   #25

Windows 7 64 bit

Hi Megahertz07

I found the exact model by accident, it wasn't in the BIOS but when I took the battery out it was there. It is CQ56 156SA. The BIOS is at issue 16, it there a later version and if there is how can you upgrade it.
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5 Days Ago   #26

Windows 7 HP 64

You can find all support at CQ56-156SA Notebook PC
Bios F18

This package provides an update to the System BIOS. The update installs on supported notebook models using a supported Microsoft Windows Operating System. A reboot is required to complete the installation.

The BIOS is an executable file.
Close all programs.
Disable your Antivirus.
Run the file. Don't Shutdown till is asked to.
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15 Hours Ago   #27

Windows 7 64 bit

A big thanks to all who responded and helped, although the laptop is approaching 9 years old, it is now running a lot faster.
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