Crashes and slow preformance

March 20, 2011 at 11:59:03
Specs: Windows 7
I bought my laptop last year and it was super fast..but now it's lagging and crashing
and no I havne't used all the space in it

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#1
March 20, 2011 at 17:42:17
Lagging & crashing? Hmmm.....that narrows it down. When I get laptops like this on the bench, I check for:

- Hardware issues - test all the hardware, especially the HDD.
- Defrag the HDD (I like Auslogics free disk defragger).
- Overheating? Check for dirty exhaust vents & fans.
- Check for Spyware/Adware, Viruses, Trojans and Root Kits: I scan with 3-5 different anti-malware tools minimum.
- Crashing? Depends what's crashing, the OS, an application, a driver?
- Update system drivers.
- Update BIOS (if motherboard is healthy).
- clean out uneccessary files & temp directories and applications.
- Remove all OEM crapware and uneccessary program startup items.

MOOOOooove! OH and you're welcome!


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#2
March 21, 2011 at 10:41:34
Right now it overheates every 5 mins.
it used to only overheat after 9 hours or so of continous use or could last to days with breaks

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#3
March 21, 2011 at 15:01:12
What kind of laptop - make/model?

See response #1 here:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

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#4
March 22, 2011 at 06:43:29
Toshiba Satellite L505-10Z

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#5
March 22, 2011 at 07:33:29
Try ripping (gently) it apart, check the fan & exhaust vents for dust bunnies...
http://www.irisvista.com/tech/lapto...

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#6
March 23, 2011 at 07:54:55
alright thanks for the advice

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