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Computer is very slow in normal settings but fast in safe mode


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#1 Toasterbaked

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:32 PM

Hi, I would like to apologize in advance if this is a somewhat generic question.

 

I've had this computer (laptop) for several years now, and the computer became slower and slower until we decided that it was unusable and bought a new laptop.

 

However, I've turned on this computer on just for spite and discovered that it works perfectly fine in safe mode.

 

I've reinstalled windows XP, but although reinstalling xp helped for a little bit, the computer slowed down quickly in a few days.

 

What could be the reason the computer is so slow outside of safe mode?

 

P.S. I've trasferred some ram from another laptop onto this one, which was recognized by the computer and ran fine. I'm not sure if that could be the issue.

 

Thanks!



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#2 kunalthechamp

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:51 PM

A LOT many issues could cause a slow computer.

Check out this elaborate BC post which addresses almost all the issues. Once you have gone through the checklist and still have issues feel free to post back here. Let me know if you need help with any of the steps.

 

Thanks

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#3 hamluis

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 03:34 PM

Let's take a look :).

 

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:12 AM

Is it okay if I do all of this in safe mode?

I also have a question regarding internet connection- should I make a separate topic about this, or can I bundle it along with this question?

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 02:41 PM

Well...why don't you post the requested data...so that we have something to work with, as a first step ?

 

I seldom go to safe mode so I can't answer your question about it...best thing I can suggest is...try it :).

 

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