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Vista Laptop recently slowed to less than a crawl


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#1 duxdad

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 11:04 AM

ABout twoo weeks ago my daughter told me her notebook slowed down so as to be unusable. I started looking at it last night and it is unusably slow. Suspecting malware I ran Malwarebytes twice and it found nothing. I also ran the Kapersky rootkit remover and it found nothing.I had Microsoft Security essentials installed and am trying to run a full scan. After running an hour it has only scanned 284 objects. There were no retsore points to go back to. I am at a loss!! Any ideas??
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 09:41 PM

You can try chkdsk;

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-chkdsk.html

Do a disk cleanup:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Delete-files-using-Disk-Cleanup

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 10:37 AM

Click Start.

In the search bar type msconfig and hit Enter.

Click the Startup tab.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:16 PM

Hi, Thanks for the suggestions. I did do a clean boot vias msconfig to no ab=vail.
Finally I upgraded to Windows 7 home premium as I has a coupld of family pack licenses. Working great now.
This cam be closed
Thanks again




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