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#756240 - 10th Jan 2013 12:18pm Slow running laptop
dizdazdoz Offline

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Will leave a while hoping for a few replies/suggestions.

Got my aunt & uncles (both in their 60's)Old laptop, running Vista it is an Acer 3690. Running really slow, 3-4 minutes to boot up and the same to load IE.

Have done the following, Installed and ran AVG, CCleaner aslo ran Defrag and disk clean up and done msconfig and removed unwanted start up items.

Still slow, I have noticed it has a c & D drive, C drives is using 29g out of 32g whilst D drive has next to nothing on it. They have not got much personal stuff re Photo's, music etc so wont make a difference if moved.

Have read online above partitioning drives? Would/could it help speed up the laptop,also difficulty and how muchwould a shop in general charge to do it?

Will check back later to read any comments.

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#756243 - 10th Jan 2013 12:45pm Re: Slow running laptop [Re: dizdazdoz]
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Vista is quite possibly the worst operating system microsoft have ever released. Id reinstall the os to xp or win 7 if i were you

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#756251 - 10th Jan 2013 1:03pm Re: Slow running laptop [Re: PhilyMc]
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have pmd you

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#756281 - 10th Jan 2013 2:29pm Re: Slow running laptop [Re: dizdazdoz]
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My laptop sounds very similar to your Aunt's Diz. I wouldn't have a clue how to install it back to XP or to put windowns 7 on it and, being in the sticks don't have anyone nearby who could help frown

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#756282 - 10th Jan 2013 2:46pm Re: Slow running laptop [Re: dizdazdoz]
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PMd you Britonne05

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#756325 - 10th Jan 2013 4:28pm Re: Slow running laptop [Re: dizdazdoz]
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I will have a look at it for you for free.
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#756398 - 10th Jan 2013 8:51pm Re: Slow running laptop [Re: dizdazdoz]
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This Turned out to be low memory.
Using a Remote connection.
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#756399 - 10th Jan 2013 9:00pm Re: Slow running laptop [Re: dizdazdoz]
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Thanks Mark, superb and will tell family members what their choices are.

NO were you are when/if needed again.

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