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#1 Natalie2105


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Posted 09 May 2008 - 12:34 PM

My Laptop is slow. When I log onto the net it freezes quite often, I then have to open another window of explorer and then it works. Microsoft outlook is very sloq also. Last night in the middle of typing a Chat message the screen went white. I had to turn it off then on again to get it to work.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this problem?

Many thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 12:59 PM

welcom :thumbsup: might ask when you last ran some basic tests on it such as defrag? or when you last ran all your protection programs? ( what DO you have on board protection wise?)

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 12:59 PM

Hi and Welcome to BC:

There are a lot of factors that may be involved here causing your computer to be slow or un-responsive. One problem may be infestation of malware. Also your hard drive may be close to being filled or may have bad sectors on it or even several fragmented files.

Read this link for ideas to help with this:


One caution about registry cleaners like CCleaner(mentioned in the article), if you use it be VERY CAREFUL and make sure to set a restore point before using it. If you remove the wrong things you can cause severe problems with your computer. I don't recommend the use of it at all for that reason.

Edited by douglas martin, 09 May 2008 - 01:05 PM.

Does this look like an OldGrumpyBastard or what?

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