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#1 bjbez69

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:55 AM

My lap top is running very slow on start up and shut down, and my desktop refreshes slowly each time i exit something etc.
I have run CCleaner, AVG antispyware, Super anti spyware,ATF cleaner,disc cleanup, defrag etc etc. but not that much improvement if any.
I have stopped some things runnng on start up but there are still a lot there and i dont know which ones to disable - any ideas how i can recognise the safe ones to stop?
I have XP Medic which repaired my registries but that hasnt made any difference really.
Any ideas what i can do to improve performance?
Any help would be great ta - sorry if i'm a bit hazy with descriptions etc but im a bit of a computer latecomer.
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 10:20 AM

Compare your list of startup applications to the BC StartupFile database, tabbed above each BC page, to determine what each does; the BC list will also indicate whether the item in question is needed, optional, or should most likely be killed.
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#3 bjbez69

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 11:45 AM

Thanks for that John.
I removed some items which has helped, although not fantastic a lot better. Maybe i'm just expecting too much from my unit. I think i will invest in a new one.
Damn thing is still red hot though, yet someone is giving me advice in another log on that one so i'll dissappear for now.
Thanks Again
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 12:16 PM

It'd be helpful if you could tell us the specs of your laptop.
It could just be getting on a bit :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 04:15 PM

Its a compaq presario 2500 xp home edition. its about 2 years old, maybe a bit more, and its got slower and slower as time has gone on. i think it may be time for a new one, a little bit smaller and lighter than this lump. anyway, if you have any ideas in the meantime :thumbsup:




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