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My sisters laptop is so slow it's not even funny. The turtle sitting next to me was like, rofl that thing is slow. The thing is the laptop is not old at all and the built in components aren't too bad either. I finally got her laptop booted up after 15 mins and omg.. there was so much crap running and so many icons on her desktop I fainted.

twice.

I tried using ibms recovery cd to put it back to the state in which she got it, but it soooo slow the turtle starts laughing again. Is there a way I can switch laptop hd or something? Help OCN!
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specs?
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You can re-install a fresh copy of windows on it, it probably has a virus and what not, so the re-install will format the thing for you. Otherwise, if you just want a fresh hard-drive, there are a ton of them on newegg, you just need the right one for your needs.
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reduce the amount of starup apps? add more ram?

what are the specs?
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well i never had experience with IBM but in hp there is 2 kinds of recovery's one just re installs windows files other called destructive recovery i believe it erases everything completely and writes new windows files. So look around in the recovery menu.
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If she gets that many viruses, I'd put Ubuntu on it. Short of that reinstall XP and get a good firewall/av, Kaspersky is my favorite for Windows.
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Originally Posted by Hewlett-Packard View Post
You can re-install a fresh copy of windows on it, it probably has a virus and what not, so the re-install will format the thing for you. Otherwise, if you just want a fresh hard-drive, there are a ton of them on newegg, you just need the right one for your needs.
How do I go about updating the mobo drivers, I remember my other laptop required the cd for my ethernet driver?
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The specs are an 80 gig hd, P4 3.0ghz, some kind of onboard video I forgot, but it's a nice machine for browsing the web. 1 Gig of ram...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Papa.Smurf View Post
reduce the amount of starup apps? add more ram?

what are the specs?
If it takes 15 minutes to boot, it needs a clean install of windows lol.
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post #10 of 25
It's probably her laptop's specs which is why it's so slow, to begin with. Face it, female siblings just aren't tech savvy or computer-literate. I laugh every time I visit my sister's house and get on her comp. The start-up apps that try and pre-load on it are enough to make me confiscate her entire computer, as punishment. You can either A): toss it out of a moving car, or B): Reinstall windows. No use at that point trying to fix virtually irreversible damage from all the Trojan viruses that are no doubt on it.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 12/14/08 at 10:04pm
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