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Windows 7: VERY SLOW Laptop...

26 Feb 2011   #1
rocky90

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
VERY SLOW Laptop...

So my moms laptop has a 1.6ghz processor and 3GB of ram. It takes her around 2-3 minutes to launch internet explorer and around 5 mins to boot to the desktop/shutdown. What are my options of speeding this thing up? I've tryed disabling the services not needed and still no improvement. I've also defragged it and cleaned up the junk on it. I also have scanned the entire computer with KIS 2011 and found NOTHING. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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26 Feb 2011   #2
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hello there.

Have you tried a Malware scan? Malwarebytes' anti-malware is really good detecting.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

Run it in safe mode with networking (F8 in BIOS before startup) and perform a full scan to discard the possibilities of malware/adware or any other threats.

Post back your results.
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26 Feb 2011   #3
rocky90

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

thanks man, ill give it a go and post the results as soon as i can.
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26 Feb 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I recently had a case like that at a friend. After mucking around with it for half a day, we decided to reinstall the whole bit. That solved it.
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26 Feb 2011   #5
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I recently had a case like that at a friend. After mucking around with it for half a day, we decided to reinstall the whole bit. That solved it.
Yep. that's a good choice, it's what i'd do. But i want to see what can we do first before wiping the HDD and re-installing Windows 7 from scratch.
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26 Feb 2011   #6
gregrocker

 

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27 Feb 2011   #7
rocky90

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

i just did a clean install of windows, hopefully it fixes it
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27 Feb 2011   #8
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

its a safe bet
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