Toshiba Laptop horribly slow

Toshiba Satellite M105
February 6, 2008 at 15:15:00
Specs: Win XP, 2G Ram

My Toshiba Laptop has been ridiculously slow for a while. I've tried everything I can including scan disk, registry mechanic, anti-spywares etc. It seems to stay that way. It takes forever to start up, even though I've cleaned out most of the programs I dont need using Msconfig. The CPU usage goes to a 100% and stays there. Youtube or even Windows Media Player cant play any kind of video or even sound smoothly and is very jerky & slow. Need Help! Thanks.

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February 6, 2008 at 15:22:37

Have you run any AntiVirus software? Are you behind any kind of firewall?

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February 6, 2008 at 17:14:17

Have you checked the CPU cooling fan? You need to blow it out once in awhile as I had the same problem with my satellite a105 and it was fine after I blew the cpu cooling fan and heatsink out thru the grill on the side and bottome of computer.

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February 6, 2008 at 20:12:04

I have run a bunch of anti viruses .. not behind a firewall ...

DVB: I blew on the fan & got a lot of dust out .. it is a bit better but definitely not fixed yet .. still very very slow & jerky ..

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February 6, 2008 at 20:56:19

You will find that the ventilation vents on the bottom of the case are clogged with dust/dirt. If you are confident removing the bottom case a thorough cleaning will solve your problem.

Once I thought I was wrong, now I'm not so sure!

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February 7, 2008 at 08:30:51

Cleaning dust will eliminate the overheat/shutdown that this condition causes, it still does not address the slowdown issue. Some Toshiba's that we service have started showing slowdowns due to failing hard drives and not spyware/virus problems. Try testing the drive for errors.


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February 24, 2008 at 12:44:19

I had this problem intermittently with a Tecra A6 and was at wits end. Computer had Norton Anti-virus (with all updates) and Spy Sweeper (ditto) since I bought it new. Registry cleaners and defragging didn't help. I was about to format the hard drive and start over (horrid task) when I read in some computer mag about Spy Sweeper's keylogger blocking feature causing this problem. Disabled that feature in Spy Sweeper and fixed the problem.

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