I dont know why my laptop lags so badly! Currenly i just restarted my comp and opened a couple of IE pages and am on MSN but just typing into this box, my laptop lags! it's crazy! i just purchased this laptop 5months ago...
Specs & Info:
Dell Studio 1558
Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU M 620 @ 2.67GHz
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 1GB
Everything was installed when i got my laptop but it only had 1 Hard Drive (C . My friend advice for me to split that into 2 drives 1 month ago, so i did that. could that have been the cause of everything running so slowly now?
I'm no good with tech stuff so do help! i run a lot of 3D programs such as archiCAD, autoCAD and photoshop, so i really need it to be running smoothly!
Hope someone out there can help! Thanks
btw, my CPU usage ranges from 20% - 100%, most of d time being at 70% - 100%.
Check what is happening in task manager - see if there are any dodgy programs.
September 18, 2010 4:56:22 AM
i tried restarting, scanning my comp for virus and malware, defraged, cleaned my registry, deleted unimportant processes and start ups, but it all didn't work at all! one thing my friend said might be a problem is because i didn't update my antivirus software, hence, the virus got in and stayed in. somehow undetectable? :S
and no, it didn't start happening when i partitioned the drive. but the thing is, i've only had my comp for 4mths, so wtr it's d partitioning that caused it or not, i have no idea. it only started lagging a few weeks after partitioning, not immediately after..