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Laptop is very slow

Laptop is very slow

Laptop is very slow


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

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

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.


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.

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RE: Laptop is very slow

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

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