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[Solved] Laptop runs very slow

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by daveleonard, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. daveleonard

    daveleonard Registered Members

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    Operating System:
    Windows 10
    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    Acer Aspire
    CPU:
    See below
    Memory:
    Ditto
    Hard Drive:
    Ditto
    Graphics Card:
    Ditto
    Power Supply:
    Ditto
    Apps and processes are very slow to activate. Even Edge and File Explorer are sluggish. The cursor spins and spins. I often get a "not responding" notice. I ran Malware Bytes and Adware Cleaner with no malware found. I cleaned my caches using CCleaner.
     

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  2. Seth Anthony

    Seth Anthony Registered Members

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    Operating System:
    Linux Based
    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    Altaire 8800
    CPU:
    Modified Texas Instruments calculator
    Memory:
    2 transistor tubes
    Hard Drive:
    pen and paper
    Graphics Card:
    TV ready
    Power Supply:
    Mouse on a wheel
    See how it runs in Safe Mode.

    If it runs fine in Safe Mode, then you have a software problem.

    If it doesn't run fine, then you probably have a failing hard drive.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention that given the possibility of the hard drive failing, make sure your data is backed up if needed.
     
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  3. daveleonard

    daveleonard Registered Members

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    Operating System:
    Windows 10
    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    Acer Aspire
    CPU:
    See below
    Memory:
    Ditto
    Hard Drive:
    Ditto
    Graphics Card:
    Ditto
    Power Supply:
    Ditto
    Case closed. I reset Win to an earlier date after results of safe mode. Thank you.
     
  4. Seth Anthony

    Seth Anthony Registered Members

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    Operating System:
    Linux Based
    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    Altaire 8800
    CPU:
    Modified Texas Instruments calculator
    Memory:
    2 transistor tubes
    Hard Drive:
    pen and paper
    Graphics Card:
    TV ready
    Power Supply:
    Mouse on a wheel
    You're welcome:)
     

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