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  1. daredevil09

    daredevil09 Thread Starter

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    I have an HP Pavilion dv5120us Notebook PC and its running really slow now. How can I make it run faster? I want to try to erase pretty much everything on it and start out new, nothing on it is worth saving anyways, I need some advice on how to go on doing this before trying it.

    1024MB memory, 100GB hard drive, AMD Turion 64 processor ML-32 with PowerNow technology
     
  2. gomes

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    Reformat your PC if you don't care about saving any of your files. Do you have a reformatting disc by the manufacturer (HP), or do you have a Windows XP/Vista CD? Please come to understand as well that a computer isn't something to be left alone; you have to take care of it. Just like a car, you change your oil, rotate your tires, etc, to keep it in decent shape. A computer is no different. Download an anti virus, and an anti spyware program for starters to help enhance your computer's ability to do things. In addition, disk cleanup and disk defragmenter are already applications put on your computer and they work wonders :)
     
  3. Rich-M

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    3 things I can suggest. Run these 2 online scanners:
    www.bitdefender.com
    www.ewido.net
    and then go into startup and uncheck everything except for antivirus, anti spyware and 3rd party firewall if one in use. "Run, msconfig,ok, startup"
     
  4. brandonbr

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    I would just say re-install xp/vista. Thats a good notebook you have.
     
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