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Old 07-01-2007, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default my sister's laptop is slow..she needs help to make it faster.

hey guys my sister's laptop is really slow and i tried cc cleaner and everything to try to clean it out and it still didn't work and she wants to know is there and suggestions?

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Old 07-01-2007, 11:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: my sister's laptop is slow..she needs help to make it faster.

f you are running Windows XP, check out the handy Speed up your Windows XP thread located here: http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=29085

Does she care about any files on it (you can back them up)? If she is DESPERATE to get it to run faster, you can just format your HDD and reinstall her OS.

Also, you can upgrade the RAM on a laptop really easily. Go to http://www.crucial.com/ and check out what sort of memory you can get. It even scans your system for you.
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: my sister's laptop is slow..she needs help to make it faster.

thanks thelis but im a beginner at comps and i didnt really get what you said, but do u think you can break it down a little bit?
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:23 PM   #4
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Default Re: my sister's laptop is slow..she needs help to make it faster.

Ok, step by step.

1) Turn on the laptop. When you log in, is the start button a green rectangle rounded off at one end, and does it say 'Start' on it? If no, proceed to step 3.
2) Visit the Speeding Up Windows XP thread here: http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=29085
3) CAUTION: Do not do this until you have backed everything up!If your start button is a big transparent circle, or if you are not satisfied with the thread for some reason, back up all of your files, and do a clean install of Vista (IF and only IF you have a Vista disk). If you do not want to do this, or your computer is still slow, proceed to step 4.
4) To to www.crucial.com, and run a system scan. It will give you options to upgrade your RAM (buy a new stick or two). If you want your computer to speed up significantly, buy the advised RAM.
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:01 AM   #5
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Default Re: my sister's laptop is slow..she needs help to make it faster.

most likely she has way to many start up programs
go to start run
type msconfig
then go to the tab that says start up
uncheck the programs u dont need to start up every time
if u dont no wat somthing is else google or ask here
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Default Re: my sister's laptop is slow..she needs help to make it faster.

That is described in greater detail in that speeding up xp thread.
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Default Re: my sister's laptop is slow..she needs help to make it faster.

download ashampoo win optimizer. works wonders on my brothers laptop and my dads emachines with 256mb ram. just google it the free trial should come up.
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:25 AM   #8
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Default Re: my sister's laptop is slow..she needs help to make it faster.

ok what are the specs of the laptop and did it twork quickly in thye past . if so you juts need to defragment the HD , remove a few files that are un needed and run spyware and antivirus scans . you could also remove startup programs
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:02 PM   #9
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Uhh how much memory do you have and how much are you using?
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