|Trying to help clean up a friends laptop but not sure what's causing it to be so SLOW after you login.|
It boots up real quick, you click the user and starts the desktop pretty quick but you can't do anything for at least 5+ minutes while something loads?
I've tried disabling a bunch of useless stuff in msconfig just leaving some basics for wireless, antivirus, video, & the touchpad.
Antivirus is up to date, spybot fully updated & immunized. Ran it only found a few harmless things. Hard drive has been defraged.
It should be a pretty peppy laptop but not quite sure what could be slowing it down.
One thing I don't care for is Symantec Endpoint protection. Watching the taskbar it seems like it may be the culprit as it takes forever to get rid of the little 0 / and be active. but at the same time the intel pro wireless is trying to connect and it takes quite a while also.
Once these finally load it runs alot better.
How can I tell what's really slowing him down?
Task manager jumps around too much & doesn't really pinpoint what's going on. I suggested trying avg free but you know how some people don't like the idea of free protection that it wouldn't really work.
What can I do to pinpoint what's slowing it down?
MSI K8N Neo
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.21ghz
1.5GB DDR 3200
nVidia N6600 256mb video
Segate 500 gig sata
NEC ND-3500AG DVD R/RW