Hi, I have been lurking for quite some time. I have a problem with my boyfriends laptop. It is so slow that you could take a shower and come back and it still won't have the radar up. He has a toshiba satillite and all the spy wear and anti-virus. It wasn't always like this. He has been messing around with his wireless card and that might be the cause. We have dial up out here in the country and when we go to town he can't figure out how to set up the wireless card. So I guess I have 2 problems. What can I do. I don't know how to send a log. Please be patient with me...
1 First we need to find out if it is the wireless card that is causing the slow system.
Go to "Network Connections"
Right click on the wireless connection and select "Disable".
Then reboot and see if the machine is running any better.
2. Look if there are unneccessary entries in msconfig. The site below will tell you what everything is and whether to disable it or not. It will also tell you if there are any nasties running at start up.
Start/Run and type in
Keep the page open then go to link below.
Thanks for the info. Sorry it has taken this long to respond. I was afraid to do anything to his computer so I did it to mine and then his. I couldn't find anything at start up. The wireless card is disabled. I went to the page you sent me to about things that could be in start up after I went to msconfig and I don't know where to find some of the other stuff they had listed there. Can you still help me. Sheila
Ok. This is the deal. I don't know how to use the Backup utility in the start menu. I am trying to back up restore points I guess. Does that mean that everything on this computer will be there no matter what I do? This is my boyfriends laptop and it has alot of information on it. Help. Sheila