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#1 sportzdude1213

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 02:43 PM

Hello I already was assisted in the manner of infection as you can see in the below post (I was referred here to post again), but I am as of now perfectly clean with a still very sluggish notebook. I hadn't been using this laptop for about two months when I decided to use it again, and after going through several windows updates (one of which being Vista SP2) my laptop has been going very slow: starting up programs, closing programs, surfing the web; the works. I am a bit worried its something hardware related but I'll leave the diagnosis to whomever helps.


Previous Help:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1549352


Laptop: Compaq Presario V6000
OS: Windows Vista Basic 32-Bit (SP2: just updated)
RAM: 1500MB
Processor: Intel Celeron 430 @ 1.73GHz 1.73GHz

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 02:57 PM

Hello I already was assisted in the manner of infection as you can see in the below post (I was referred here to post again), but I am as of now perfectly clean with a still very sluggish notebook. I hadn't been using this laptop for about two months when I decided to use it again, and after going through several windows updates (one of which being Vista SP2) my laptop has been going very slow: starting up programs, closing programs, surfing the web; the works. I am a bit worried its something hardware related but I'll leave the diagnosis to whomever helps.


Previous Help:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1549352


Laptop: Compaq Presario V6000
OS: Windows Vista Basic 32-Bit (SP2: just updated)
RAM: 1500MB
Processor: Intel Celeron 430 @ 1.73GHz 1.73GHz



Have you checked your power options on the Presario, I am not sure if it is the same name but you should be able to tell the intel processor to speed up, Check my other post.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1549389

check that out and see if you can access your power options and let me know!! You can check it out by right clicking on the battery icon in tray.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:04 PM

I've had my laptop set to 100% performance since the week I got it: I use it plugged in.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:06 PM

I've had my laptop set to 100% performance since the week I got it: I use it plugged in.


Well it was worth a shot, didn't know if that was problem or not!!! What have you done to it already just so I don't suggest that already??

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:12 PM

Nothing really... I've done all the malware junk I've been asked to do and my computer was already relatively clean, now 100% clean. I haven't changed any settings or anything since I last used it with no problems; as I said I hadn't used it in a good two months and when I started it up again after several reboots, waiting hours, updates, more reboots, more waiting, the computer is still slow.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:21 PM

Have you tried to Optimize Windows Vista for Better Performance?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...ter-performance

This helps sometimes to speed up the system.

Also check the Super Fetch and make sure that is enabled:

http://www.tech-linkblog.com/windows-vista...en-super-fetch/

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:28 PM

Yep

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:33 PM

Yep


Hmm, So you have 2 Gigs of memory, and your still slow. Have you checked the Manufacturer for Bios updates or device driver updates? This can sometimes cause problems of slowness or programs not responding!!

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:36 PM

To check to see if you have the latest drivers, I would use Driver Agent and let it scan your system and tell you if you need to update any drivers. You don't need to pay for the service but it helps to find the drivers that are out of date and go to the Manufacturer website download the new ones and install them!!

Edited by GamerX, 23 December 2009 - 03:36 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:36 PM

How would I do that?

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:46 PM

How would I do that?


Check previous post, that should help you find out for sure!!

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:54 PM

--My drivers are up to date but how do I check BIOS

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:57 PM

Well, I don't understand the Check BIOS Update results at ALL.

Edited by sportzdude1213, 23 December 2009 - 04:05 PM.


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Posted 23 December 2009 - 04:22 PM

A BIOS update isn't necessary in this case.

Laptop: Compaq Presario V6000
OS: Windows Vista Basic 32-Bit (SP2: just updated)
RAM: 1500MB
Processor: Intel Celeron 430 @ 1.73GHz 1.73GHz


Ideally, 2GB of system memory (excluding video memory) will render decent performance with Vista
Have you considered upgrading the RAM?

Also, could you mention the laptop's exact model number? v6000 is a series of models.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 23 December 2009 - 04:23 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 04:33 PM

I just don't understand why I would have to go through getting more RAM when it was working fine shortly ago, and was working fine for a good 1-2 years perfectly fine.

As for the Model all it says on the bottom is:

Product: Presario V6000
S/N: ############
P/N: EZ855AV


----When I type that into the search it gives me this:
Compaq Presario V6200 CTO Notebook PC


On a side note, my bios is NOT the latest, as I have just found through the HP site for my laptop.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product...ang=&cc=us#

Edited by sportzdude1213, 23 December 2009 - 04:40 PM.





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