mobile amd athlon(xp),1600+, 1.40ghz, 256mb of ram.
I have an older laptop, but it has ran like a dream up until a week or so ago.
There is something wrong with it, as it is taking much longer than normal to start up. Moreover, it is experiencing intermittent spikes in very high usage while i'm surfing the internet. Sometimes the lag lasts upwards of 20 minutes, where I'm unable to do anything on my computer. This is extremely frustrating, and renders my computer useless much of the time.
I originally thought it was a memory issue, as I had added a few moderately sized programs recently, but have since removed all of them and even freed up additional space.
I prefer to play dumb, and go from the square 1 approach. Thus, I'd rather have someone guide me through steps that will solve the problem, rather than me trying things out and then having someone fix those just to get to square 1.
I have had great success with bleeping computer experts getting rid of viruses in the past, and am hopeful someone at this site can remedy this issue as well.
If this is the wrong forum, please move to the correct one if possible. Thank you.
Edited by jdynasty, 07 August 2010 - 09:16 PM.