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slowing notebook...what would u do?

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September 13, 2006 2:53:45 AM

I've only use my acer aspire 5672WLMi for a couple of months but it seems the performance has decline great? it affects the music that I played (really annoying lagging and skipping music), the cursor movement not smooth (can even feel the drag), i can't even play games with this kind of problems...when I first have it, i can still play oblivion with only negligible hiccups...but now, it has become a really BIG hiccups...I've already run disk defragmentation, freeing some RAM using software, but the problem still persist...what else should I do?

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September 13, 2006 3:24:39 AM

Get a startup manager program like "Ultimate Startup manager" and check what files are loading at start up. Eliminate the extra un necessary programs.

Check for viri and malware.

Get a registry repair tool and compactor.

Check the disk free space of your system.
September 19, 2006 2:37:22 AM i've done those things...but the problem still are an extra harddisk partition called PQService and when I stick in a usb drive, suddenly, there is a floppy disk drive...i've scanned but no virus and spyware...
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September 19, 2006 4:18:56 AM

Did you do a diskeeper defrag and confiure the MFT, then do a boot time defrag to put all the folders together. How much free space do you have on C:?
September 19, 2006 8:16:05 AM

what's MFT ? after defrag, about 23.8 GB free out of 44.3 GB...could u put it in a simpler term? i'm still amateur...
September 19, 2006 11:48:57 AM

MFT is the master file table, Diskeeper will automatically do it all for you so it isn't s complicated as it sounds.

If the system is that slow, and the drive is defraged, registry doesn't have extensive errors, there isn't malware on it, it has to be background processes running from startup programs.

Use control + Alt + Del then click the processes tab
fro there you can click the column of the programs that are running to sort them by the CPU usage and the memory usage. That way you can see what is running on your system, and how many resources are being used.
September 19, 2006 2:22:10 PM

How much RAM is in your system?