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#1 lyntony


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Posted 13 January 2006 - 05:36 AM

Whenever I start up my laptop(even before going online) the hourglass icon pops up and takes forever to disappear.
When, eventually, it goes every exercise I choose,whether online or not, takes ages. The computer is virtually unusable.
Can anyone out there throw a little light ?

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 13 January 2006 - 08:39 AM

Have you done Error Checking, or defragmented your disk lately?
How much RAM do you have (right click My Computer / select Properties / under the General tab, how many MB of RAM do you have)?
How much free space do you have on your harddrive (double click My Computer / right click C: drive / select Properties / under the General tab, Free Space) ?
Have you installed any new hardware/software recently?
Have you updated, and run your antivirus?
Have you run any Spyware/malware programs?
What Spyware/malware programs do you use?
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