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Need suggestions on improving very slow laptop


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#1 fdm2000

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 09:05 AM

I have an older laptop that I use on limited occasions - it is running Win7 64 bit Premium with a Celelon 900 CPU, 250GB HDD (68GB used) and 3 GB ram. After a slow bootup 50-60 seconds the CPU usage monitor initially fluctuates between 18 and 100% and then remains at 100%.

I know that the Celeron 900 is not noted for speed and not fast be today's standards but recently it has become  agonizingly slow to respond to anything I attempt to open (sometimes several minutes). I have run a variety of cleaners, optimizers, disk checks/repairs, antispyware, virus  and maleware scans to no avail. Also have disabled most all startups and switched most all services to manual.
I have Comcast that provides between 80 and 90 Mbps internet speed.

I would appreciate any suggestions on any additional steps I might undertake to resolve this slow response issue.

 

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 09:14 AM

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 taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course): p22004369.gif

     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot. You will see the following prompt:

p22004371.gif

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

p22004372.gif

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the p22004370.gif button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.

 

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 10:01 AM

Have you install any Windows updates recently?


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Posted 31 August 2016 - 12:33 PM

Have you install any Windows updates recently?

 

- Yes, that was my 1st thought as well.

- Try this guide:

http://www.tweaking.com/forums/index.php/topic,4799.0.html



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Posted 31 August 2016 - 01:58 PM

@Willy22

 

Let's wait until the op has answer my question rather than making assumptions and then making suggestions which may not be applicable.


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Posted 31 August 2016 - 02:14 PM

@Willy22

 

Let's wait until the op has answer my question rather than making assumptions and then making suggestions which may not be applicable.

 

Not to throw question off topic, but I was actually planning on making a thread on that subject. Sometimes including the suggestion with the question makes the OP more likly to consider the question. If they are looking at two posts, one with questions and one with a link, most times they will click on the link first IMO. This is something I am trying to improve on.

 

On topic, +1 for Speccy and Minitoolbox. Specifically, I would like to know what process is processing at 18-100% when the computer boots. Could you check the task manager? If it is a svchost.exe then I can reply with the commands to see what it really is. 






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