OK. Well this problem started last night. My laptop is really slow and unresponsive. I was wondering at the time if a program was using up 100% cpu usage but this is not the case. I went into task manager and clicked on the resource monitor and started monitoring my system.
- I noticed that the HDD is at 100% usage at all times.
- I noticed my ram would generally spike from 40% used up to 100% used then slowly climb back down then climb back up and spike again.
- CPU usage sometimes goes up to 50% and stays there then drops back down to 4%. While at 50% i checked which process could be using this much cpu but the highest percent of cpu usage i saw was 5%. it showed no program using around 40 - 45%.
so yeah i am clueless on what to do since i dont know much about vista.
My laptop came with vista originally but i decided to switch over to xp. After numerous problems with xp i just got fed up with it and came back to vista.
Here are my laptop specs.
HP Pavilion dv6604nr
AMD Athlon X2 1.8 GHz
1 GB Ram
160 GB HDD
Nvidia Geforce 7150
I know i need more ram but i just dont have the money atm. When i first got the laptop vista ran fine with 1 gb of ram.
so yeah any ideas?
EDIT: Disabled Superfetch and turned off Scheduled scan. That looked like it did the trick but after a few minutes it started again
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Glad you stuck with it. Many a hesitant new Vista user had probably un-installed Vista after enduring a day or so of this very beneficial process and then come on forums for the next two years screaming about how slow Vista is.