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    Hi there everyone,

    Literally two weeks ago currys had a sale on the toshiba satellite L50 B,15.6 inches, i5 core processor (only available in white) I love it to death everything was so quick

    Everything was fine and running great, I installed the sims 3 and Photoshop and spotify, baring in mind this laptop has lots of memory 4GB with a 750GB hard drive.

    Now it's just so slow, I have no idea why and it's like pulling teeth through a brick wall, I've uninstalled mcaffee and all the other bits like games, I've got hardly any documents or anything, done my windows updates and it's still really slow and horrible

    Any suggestions will be repped☺️


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    Uninstal programs that you dont need on start up, also download ccleaner.
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    (Original post by shahbaz)
    Uninstal programs that you dont need on start up, also download ccleaner.
    There are no programmes on start up, I'll try downloading ccleaner though thanks!


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    Hit it with a hammer problem solved.
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    (Original post by laurenatlantic)
    There are no programmes on start up, I'll try downloading ccleaner though thanks!


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    If it's 2 weeks old, without crap on it, it's quite possibly a hardware issue.
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    (Original post by samba)
    If it's 2 weeks old, without crap on it, it's quite possibly a hardware issue.
    That's what I was thinking but I didn't want to be the only person who thought about it because it's literally brand new for god sake

    Back to currys it goes then😒😒


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    I doubt Windows would get messed up in two weeks. Sounds like some malware or something. Do a scan with Mcafee, if it does nothing. If this doesn't help try a system restore, if that doesn't help format windows and reinstall.
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    (Original post by laurenatlantic)
    There are no programmes on start up, I'll try downloading ccleaner though thanks!


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    It could just be bloatware you have downloaded from surfing the web, you might just have to give you laptop and get a good anti virus for using the web.
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    (Original post by laurenatlantic)
    That's what I was thinking but I didn't want to be the only person who thought about it because it's literally brand new for god sake

    Back to currys it goes then


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    If it's literally brand new there isn't much to diagnose on it. Assuming you've taken relatively good care of it, it shouldn't be that slow. Does it ever crash, can you describe in what way it's slow?
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    (Original post by RoundTrip)
    I doubt Windows would get messed up in two weeks. Sounds like some malware or something. Do a scan with Mcafee, if it does nothing. If this doesn't help try a system restore, if that doesn't help format windows and reinstall.
    Got rid of mcafee because it's just awful, I scanned my computer with AVG and nothing showed up so it's definitely not malware, it can't be malware because I hardly stray from my regular sites (Youtube, amazon, ebay etc)

    (Original post by shahbaz)
    It could just be bloatware you have downloaded from surfing the web, you might just have to give you laptop and get a good anti virus for using the web.
    Downloaded decrap or something and it tried getting rid of the toshibas bloatware but it wasn't having it, also when the laptop first arrived everything was super fast even with the bloatware

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    If it's literally brand new there isn't much to diagnose on it. Assuming you've taken relatively good care of it, it shouldn't be that slow. Does it ever crash, can you describe in what way it's slow?
    Treat it like royalty, never drop it or leave it on the floor etc, it never shuts itself down but I often have to get the task manager and kill the programme because it's too bloody slow:mad:
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    (Original post by laurenatlantic)
    Got rid of mcafee because it's just awful, I scanned my computer with AVG and nothing showed up so it's definitely not malware, it can't be malware because I hardly stray from my regular sites (Youtube, amazon, ebay etc)



    Downloaded decrap or something and it tried getting rid of the toshibas bloatware but it wasn't having it, also when the laptop first arrived everything was super fast even with the bloatware



    Treat it like royalty, never drop it or leave it on the floor etc, it never shuts itself down but I often have to get the task manager and kill the programme because it's too bloody slow:mad:
    Try a system restore if there is one. If it doesn't help you might have to reinstall Windows but you'll lose everything on the computer. It will make it run like it did fresh out of the box assuming there isn't a hardware problem. The only thing that could go wrong I guess is the hard drive. Is it making any loud noises?
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    (Original post by laurenatlantic)
    Hi there everyone,

    Literally two weeks ago currys had a sale on the toshiba satellite L50 B,15.6 inches, i5 core processor (only available in white) I love it to death everything was so quick

    Everything was fine and running great, I installed the sims 3 and Photoshop and spotify, baring in mind this laptop has lots of memory 4GB with a 750GB hard drive.

    Now it's just so slow, I have no idea why and it's like pulling teeth through a brick wall, I've uninstalled mcaffee and all the other bits like games, I've got hardly any documents or anything, done my windows updates and it's still really slow and horrible

    Any suggestions will be repped☺️


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    It could be a number of things..........AVG or Avast with malwaerbytes and do a proper sweep, also ccleaner.

    Also usually theres loads of bloatware on such systems and usually starts up at the beginning, so get rid of programs which start up when you log in http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
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    Do a System Restore. It will bring your PC back to an earlier date, perhaps to 1-2 days after you started using it.
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    There might be loads of background tasks running

    Download a program that lets you change your startup tasks

    Then download ccleaner and do an anti virus scan

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