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Old 12-18-2004, 07:52 PM   #1
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Default Laptop lags, dont know why

I have dell inspiron 9100, here are some specs

Pentium 4 3.0 ghz
1 gig ram
256 mb ATI 9800
60 gig harddrive (15 gigs free)

and it lags during almost anything. It lags when i use Mozilla Internet Browser, AIM, Rise of Nations (big time), or even this one stupid Penguin Flash game. Sometimes when i open folders (usually ones that have at least 1 gig of songs or movies) the folder freezes. If i try to play some movies off of winamp, the movie lags and sumtimes it never even starts up becau se it freezes. I've run Spybot, Ad-aware, Symantic AntiVirus, Defrag, and Tuneup Utilities. I dont have that many programs open, they dont even use up a quarter of my ram. My computers not hot at all either. my processor usage is usually under 20 percent and it still lags. whats going on??? please help.
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Old 12-18-2004, 08:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: Laptop lags, dont know why

Im thinking maybe spyware. This crap will lag your comp to he.. Yeah may i suggest Adaware and also Spybot search and destroy. You might have a virus. I would suggest http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ for a good online virus scan.

let me know if this helps.
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Default Re: Laptop lags, dont know why

Do you have anything that checks stuff running? Some virus scan, firewall, spyware blocker, etc? Try closing some of these and see if it improves.
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Old 12-20-2004, 07:02 PM   #4
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Default Re: Laptop lags, dont know why

there arent any viruses, ive already scanned everything like that. although, i have noticed that i get spyware in my registry even when i havent downloaded anything at all since my last scan (which is every day). does anyone know wats going on?
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Old 12-20-2004, 07:14 PM   #5
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Ive also checked running processes and startup, running processes never takes up any more than 178 mb and i have 1 gig of ram, and everything in startup is stuff i set up for it
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Old 12-20-2004, 08:18 PM   #6
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Default Re: Laptop lags, dont know why

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Old 12-21-2004, 12:54 AM   #7
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Default Re: Laptop lags, dont know why

Why do you keep sending people to your site when ever they ask a ? here ???

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Old 12-21-2004, 01:28 AM   #8
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Default Re: Laptop lags, dont know why

I THINK IT LAGS CUZ ITS A LAPTOP < NEVER GET A LAPTOP thats the first rule of computers
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if you're going to do gaming, of course...
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If it lags that much, just reinstall your OS.
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