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#1 ski.smitty


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Posted 09 September 2008 - 10:20 PM

After about 6 months of disuse, I have returned to my laptop to find it struggling to operate at regular "speed" I guess, or rather it is acting very slow. For example, on startup it takes a very long time to initiate Windows, it takes a long time to initiate any program I use (mozilla, Itunes, video games, etc.), it has a hard time displaying videos on youtube (keeping up with the audio at least) and sometimes lags while playing audio from itunes (just skips and sounds like a scratched cd). I used this laptop a bit after 3 months of disuse, then let it run into another 3 months of disuse. I have run AVG and zone-alarm anti-virus searches, both came up empty. I have run CCleaner on my computer to eliminate leftover data, and that cleared 1 gig out but the computer is still slow, no difference was noticed. I run tune-up utilities and while running the memory optimizer I've noticed it says that around 85%+ of my ram is being used when I am loading up something simple like itunes the same time as mozilla is running. This is way out of normal. I'm probably going to have my friend reseat my RAM (that fixed a similar problem on my disused desktop). Other than that, I'm guessing I may have a virus as my anti-virus has been expired for around 6-7 months (not the free AVG). Anyway, if there's anything you guys here can do I would greatly appreciate it, you guys have been incredibly helpful in the past. Thanks!

Edited by ski.smitty, 09 September 2008 - 10:23 PM.

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:04 PM

Can you list your computer specs?

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