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Laptop is very slow
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Laptop is very slow

Laptop is very slow

(OP)

I have a Toshiba laptop satellite c50-A i2012 with 2gb Nvidia GeForce 710m graphics card and 4gb RAM. It had windows 8 pro inbuilt. After some years, I changed windows to 10. After 2 months, laptop started to slow down. games started to get slower. After some days, graphics card drivers stopped working (showing error). Whenever I install driver software, it crashes. I gave it to a shop and they said like graphics card is dead. And he told me to never install its driver.
It started to slow down after some days. And I gave it to another technician (fact is I don't know him). He said that it had motherboard problems and needed chip level servicing. He changed windows into 7 and told it is repaired. I don't know what he says is true and have no money for giving lap to stores... Still my lap is very slow. It even need almost 10minutes to start Playing a movie. I ran a test and found out that the hard-disk is a bit weak too. Cpu usage is only 1%.
Please help me fix my laptop. I will give information on my laptop whatever is needed. Thanks.

RE: Laptop is very slow

Hard to say where the problem lies. But with a laptop that old, it's time to start saving for a new laptop. Don't throw away any more money on it.

RE: Laptop is very slow

Would not have a problem changing the hard drive for a SSD as a start since the HD has a problem. But would also consider Linux as an alternate for the OS.

Ed Fair
Give the wrong symptoms, get the wrong solutions.

RE: Laptop is very slow

4gb RAM is very tight for a Windows machine. I would first look at upgrading that. RAM upgrades have always improved laptop performance for me.

But, I do agree with goombawaho. For the amount of money you might spend on "repairs", you could have a good amount of money for a new laptop.

RE: Laptop is very slow

It's a 3rd generation i3 processor, 4GB RAM, 5400 rpm drive. Too many things to upgrade!!! Never mind fixing the actual original problem.

RE: Laptop is very slow

(OP)
I just need to use it as a normal pc...only to use autocad... Could it be repaired so that I'll be able to use the pc

RE: Laptop is very slow

(OP)
And it also has another problem... It's display has a hole-like ink leaked from it...
On the top left side of the panel.

RE: Laptop is very slow

"Could it be repaired so that I'll be able to use the pc"
Assuming you could find the right person to fix (which you have not so far), it could be repaired. But we are trying to tell you that spending money to repair an old, broken and slow laptop is a bad idea. It would better to invest in a new or used laptop.

RE: Laptop is very slow

I ran into just about same issue here. Ended up Windows was saving to many temp files in Windows folder slowing everything down

RE: Laptop is very slow

a couple of things. Load and use ccleaner on your machine. It will fix a lot of problems. Make sure you only get it from the following link. There are hacked versions out there. The free version works just fine.

https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/download

And the second thing is that 4 gig for a windows 10 machine doesn't give you much available memory. I would upgrade to at lease 8 gig. It will make a real difference. If you machine is capable of holding more memory, an additional 4 gig of memory is very inexpensive from amazon.


Bill
Lead Application Developer
New York State, USA

RE: Laptop is very slow

(OP)
Thank you very much for all your replies. I'm not going to waste my money on the old one..
Hey, which is good 9gen i5 or amd ryzen 3500u

RE: Laptop is very slow

Laser? What on earth are you talking about?

RE: Laptop is very slow

Laser? a laptop doesn't use an optical drive as it's main storage. Ignore everything that mariah1902 said

Bill
Lead Application Developer
New York State, USA

RE: Laptop is very slow

I think you mean ignore everything that mariah1902 said

RE: Laptop is very slow

I am so sorry, I copied the user name from the comment previous to mariah1902, which was yours. I will edit my comment. Again I apologize

Bill
Lead Application Developer
New York State, USA

RE: Laptop is very slow

Looks like someone redflagged mariah1902, which makes our comments look stupid ...

RE: Laptop is very slow

Agree - replies should be retroactively deleted to the point where newcomer started reviving the thread.

What is it with someone joining up and then out of the blue start reviving old threads. Is it an "ego" thing or are they trying to put an ad in their signature or what? Happens periodically.

RE: Laptop is very slow

Oh, now we have this. One of three "weirdo" posts.
Link

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!!!

RE: Laptop is very slow

Quote (Just buy SSD. It is always a good idea.)

It's NOT always a good idea. Older computers may not benefit enough to justify the purchase of an SSD IF they are only SATA2.

RE: Laptop is very slow

I have to endorse those who say just buy a new laptop.

I had, at the time, a relatively powerful Sony Win7 for years. It became noisy and ponderous and took longer to start up and load apps. I doubled the RAM and opened it up to clear out the dust from air ducts in an attempt to improve cooling and lower the strain on the fan. But there was no significant increase in performance.

I bought a new i7 ThinkBook with an SSD and am delighted! It starts up as quickly as a mobile phone and is almost silent. Updates are downloaded and installed really quickly. So go for it, Alvin! You'll not regret it.

(Still figuring out the best way to dispose of the Sony!)

Iechyd da! John
Glannau Mersi, Lloegr.

RE: Laptop is very slow

You can fix a slow laptop by conducting normal maintenance on your machine, such as freeing up hard drive space and running the Windows hard drive utilities. You can also prevent unneeded programs from launching when your laptop starts and add more RAM memory to increase performance.

RE: Laptop is very slow

Folks, I believe this is what's known as a 'zombie thread'. It's 8 months since the OP posted his/her query and he/she hasn't been seen since last September... so I suspect an appropriate solution has been found by now.

Oh, and it was me who red-flagged mariah1902's nonsense last December in this thread and in others.

Now can we let this thread have a decent funeral? smile

RE: Laptop is very slow

It's more sinister than that. When people pop up out of nowhere and start replying to old threads, they have a purpose in mind like (eventually) putting some ad or spam in their posts. The "canned" response given proves intention here.

RE: Laptop is very slow

mariah1902 returned and added spam links to her posts in several different threads... hence the red-flagging.

RE: Laptop is very slow

What tek-tips really needs to do is add the ability to close or finalize a thread. I belong to other forums that do that and no new content is allowed on the thread.

Bill
Lead Application Developer
New York State, USA

RE: Laptop is very slow

I second the motion. You could always reference the old thread in a new thread.

RE: Laptop is very slow

(OP)
Hey guys, this week i just tried to use the laptop... And just did something. Got startup repair and I opened a file and used it to replace a file in system32... (I don't recall the file name... Starts with "st") just like I saw in a YouTube video.
Not because it could repair the laptop, I wanted to do those in a computer. Now the laptop works fine, but I haven't installed my graphic drivers.. cuz last time i did it, windows crashed... The lap is currently running in windows 7...

RE: Laptop is very slow

Oh, I can understand this situation and Dont worry about this. I think You have to need a good SSD for your laptop. From here, You can get a good and branded SSD. I hope so, You will like this.

RE: Laptop is very slow

Its better change the internal hardisk to SSD drive and change the RAM slot or install a new RAM It might any impact on the running speed

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