Computer slowing for no reason!
August 21, 2009 9:54 AM Subscribe
Why did my laptop (Vista) started slowing down dramatically for no reason? This is after I rebooted (many times), and turned off half the startup programs, ran anti-virus programs and AdAware.
posted by moiraine to computers & internet (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Today, I was using my laptop (Vista), had a couple of programs running, but nothing insanely memory-hungry -- Excel, Word, Publisher, SigmaPlot, EndNote, Chrome --, when all of a sudden, my computer started slowing VERY noticeably. When I am working within a single program, my computer works fine. When I switch programs, it takes a while before the other program opens. This is very frustrating, because I am a heavy Alt-Tab user, and while five seconds doesn't seem like a long time, it does in Alt-Tab world.
Anyway, I tried all the usual suspects -- rebooted, turning off start-up programs, checking the computer for malware. No luck.
Please help me!