I have toshiba 13.3, portege M800- PPM81E. Hard disk is 400g, ram 4gb and speed 2.16gb. OS is...
Vista. it is very slow. it takes more than 10 mintues to start up. Once I log on it takes another 10 minutes to allow me using the machine. any advise rather than formatting the laptop. thank you in advance for help.
The fact that you have very slow start up means that there are numerous programs that automatically loads everytime you start your system. The best thing to do is to get a program that allows you to manage your startup programs and try to disable them. In my case, I usually use advance system care software which is free to download (just google for it).
Aside from that, you may have to defragment your hard disk in order to organize your files and folders. this is one of the admin tools as part of your OS. (program>accessories>system tools>disk defragmenter)
Another option is to clean your registry of junk files. The aforesaid software can also do this part.
Moreover, run an anti-virus scan; your laptop could be infected by an unknown virus.
If all these things failed to resolve the issue then your last resort is to reformat your laptop using the recovery disk that comes along with your purchase
If you want to disable startup programs, just click the "Start" button if click the "Run" command and type "msconfig" and press enter. This should allow you to disable unwanted startup programs. Personally I'll just reformat the HDD and install Linux (Ubuntu) on the laptop and you'll be surprised how fast your laptop will run, unlike Windows, Linux Ubuntu doesn't run too many softwares in the background , it doesn't even need any antivirus or anti spyware.
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