On the 31st of July, I noticed my computer was running really slow. I deleted some useless files and defragmented my disk overnight, but to my dismay my computer was even worse! I've done a ton of stuff but it only got slower. After uninstalling some of the programs I installed that day, it got noticeably better, but it still doesn't run at half the speed it used to. Luckily, it doesn't seem to be getting worse anymore.
I'm using a dell laptop running windows 10, and I've had the laptop for a little over a year. (I don't know the system specs b/c I can't bleep bother to deal with the slow bullbleep)
List of things I've done:
Virus scan- Multiple scans of my entire system from several different antivirus programs, and nothing was reported
Cut down on multitasking(still slow with only chrome/firefox/literally anything (Like it lagged out playing Downwell!!!))
Delete useless files
Defrag hard drive
Cutting down on bootup programs
Uninstalling old programs
Used both windows disk cleaner and CCleaner
Restart(god knows I've done that a million times)
Turn off background apps
Close resource hungry programs
Close system tray programs
Turn battery settings to max performance
Things I haven't done:
Switch to an SSD
Go see a professional
Reinstall of OS
Cleaning laptop's internals
I have the advanced view of task manager up right now, and CPU is at 12% usage, memory is at 50 and disk is at 1. I'm losing my mind here. This is a laptop I'm supposed to be using for school (which starts in less than 2 weeks) and the screen is already bleeped up. I don't want to cause my parents any more trouble, so that's why I haven't done most of the things above. If you guys can't find something that works, just something on reinstalling my OS or places to pay special attention to/places to avoid when cleaning would make all the difference.
This is a side note, but in task manager, on memory page under performance says it only has 2 gigs available and it's using only one slot out of two, but on the far left it says it's using 1.9 gigs out of 3.9. Not only that, the highest percentage of memory usage is only 5.8%! There are less than a dozen programs above 1%. This might be the issue, but just in case it wasn't, I decided to keep the rest.
Edited by Keknicide, 03 August 2017 - 05:44 PM.