Problem with a Slow Computer

By Chivas
Oct 20, 2007
  1. Hi, everyone! I have a problem with a Sony Vaio Laptop, it is incredibly slow, it takes about 10 minutes to just start up... and it even takes more to load the applications.

    I don't know what could be causing it. The only thing is that it has Norton Internet Protection antivirus, now, I know that this antivirus slows computers, but it doesn't slow them that much.

    So, what do you think this could be?
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Remove that Norton crap then visit our Security and the Web forum. Read the sticky threads (the ones that always appear at the top of the list). Then make a new thread there.
  3. w2fst4u

    w2fst4u TS Rookie

    another reason besides norton it could be running slow is because of ad-ware as well as spy ware when i deleted mine off my computer it made a huge difference
  4. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    A failing hard drive can also cause that.

    Run chkdisk /r
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