On Sat, 8 May 2010 11:01:32 -0400, "Paul Calcagno"
> I've got a 6 year Compaq old laptop running Vista Basic, 1.5 GB of RAM, most
> WU's are current, MBAM, SAS, CA Security Suite with the FW shut off. Windows
> Firewall, Windows Defender.
> The system is very slow for file/program commands (Open, close, shutdowns,
> etc.). For instance, if I right click on Start and select `Explore' it takes
> 4-6 seconds for Explore to open up, and when it does open up a green status
> indication running across the path window just creeps along to the right
> very slowly. Is this some sort of an indexing problem?
> Same thing with Task Manager.
> Internet browsing is ok speedwise, although when I run Brighthouse network's
> Road Runner Speed test, the results are poor (3500 kbps downloading). If I
> do this test on my Acer Desktop or laptop, the speed is over 9000 kbps).
> Running Firefox (but it's chewing up about 150 MB of process space).
> Other performance issues: Firefox takes almost 30 seconds to open. So does
> opening MBAM. And even longer for SAS.
> To be fair the only thing I haven't done so far is run a scan with MBAM or
> SAS, because the laptop owner doesn't want to tie up the computer for those
> stretches. Would running those scans turn up things that could be slowing
> this computer?
No guarantees, of course, but yes, that would be likely.
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
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