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Hey guys,

I bought my laptop 2 years ago and I've never had any problems performance-wise until lately.

I experienced a significant drop in performance, so I decided to use that "HP Recovery" tool which brings it back to the "factory condition".

The thing is that it has helped nothing. It is still being extremely slow, both in games like Heroes of Newerth(HoN) and on the desktop in general.

I really don't know what's causing this drop in performance - it's like the hardware have been replaced or something..

Hardware:
Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.10 GHz
4 GB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
284 GB hard drive


I appreciate any kind of help!

Thank you in advance.
Edited by r0even - 8/4/11 at 5:31am
post #2 of 12
Format it.
post #3 of 12
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How to format it?
post #4 of 12
Your hard drive isn't full, is it? Does it defragment on a schedule? If not, definitely do that.

Also, what did that HP Recovery process involve? It didn't wipe the hard drive, did it?
post #5 of 12
Run CCleaner, clean up your hard drive a little (delete anything you installed that you no longer need), and defrag your hard drive,
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I've got pretty much the same spec. Have you tried re-installing the graphics drivers? Occasionally (its happened twice I think) my drivers decide to stop working

Re-formatting is jumping the gun massively.

Clean it up, CCleaner +1. Try the graphics drivers.
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I usually delete programs i never use, run antivirus, spybot-sd and malwarebytes, clear as many shortcuts and icons off my desktop as i can, run ccleaner, and then defrag.
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I thought HP Recovery was a kind of format, but it basically just "resets" it, meaning it takes the machine back to the condition it had in the store, if you know what I mean.

I don't know what cleaning it up should help, because I ran that recovery. My PC has really nothing on it except a few games and such.

However I can try running CCleaner and defragment.
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Originally Posted by r0even View Post
I thought HP Recovery was a kind of format, but it basically just "resets" it, meaning it takes the machine back to the condition it had in the store, if you know what I mean.

I don't know what cleaning it up should help, because I ran that recovery. My PC has really nothing on it except a few games and such.

However I can try running CCleaner and defragment.
You're doing it wrong. CCleaner is terrible for it's "registry cleaning". The best way to uninstall a program is with Revo Uninstaller as it catches ALL the leftovers from a program after you uninstall- extra files, extra reg. keys etc. Otherwise, Wise Registry Cleaner is a decent alternative if you already uninstalled stuff.

Your best bet is a clean install if you have a Windows 7 disk. There's a couple guides on Notebookreview on how to activate it without using the Windows key on the bottom of the laptop... I'd dig them up but I'm supposed to be studying.

Oh and also if you do a clean install, you can always break the disk into 2 partitions if you haven't yet- 1 for programs/OS, and 1 for documents, music, etc. so you keep everything besides programs when you restore. 2 partitions(or a data drive and boot/OS drive) is the only way to keep a system running good imo.


Lastly disable all the Windows services you don't need. I'm guessing the HP bloatware is the biggest issue though.
 
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post #10 of 12
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When I bought my laptop, Windows Vista was pre-installed on the machine, so I don't have a Windows 7 CD.

I am currently running defragmenter which is taking ages, gosh. :O
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