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Low Physical Memory Causing Laptop To Run Slow

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#1 deucextre


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Posted 17 March 2008 - 08:45 PM

Hi any help would be appreciated. my toshiba laptop is running very slow nowadays. its been like this for awhile. 6-7 months. i haven't been using it because i haven't had the need (i mainly use my home pc) but now i need it for school.
i looked up in my task manager and see the available physical memory is very low. about 65000 available, and 514096 total.
this problem started when i wasn't able to login with my administrator account 7 months ago when the problem happened. i receieved a message "windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporrary profile"so it loaded in safe mode and i've been unable to access that account since.

i've checked the start up programs list on this site to see if i can disable any programs i don't need but the problem is still there. does anybody know whats wrong?

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#2 boopme


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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:11 PM

How full is the hard drive?
Open' My Computer' mouse over the drive and see what it says.
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#3 lowtek_otc


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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:33 PM

The computer will put data into virtual memory when it runs out of room in physical memory.

How much ram do you have? How many applications are running, check to see how much memory is being used at any given time.

You are saying that Windows is just logging you into the default profile? It cannot load the administrator profile? Sounds like it is time for a repair installation or just a total re-installation. It is really tough to diagnose problems, especially memory allocations if we are not sure that Windows is even running properly in the first place.

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