IMB Thinkpad T42 Running Slow

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  1. Musouka

    Musouka New Member

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    My mom has a T42 that is running really slowly. It takes nearly 4 minutes to boot up, takes a few minutes to connect to the internet, and just runs everything slowly. I've done the usual anti-virus scan, spyware scan, registry clean, and defrag routine with hardly any improvement. What else can I do to make this thing speed up?
     
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    A defrag could help speed things up. So would installing CCleaner and letting it have a go. A last resort could be having to wipe everything clean and reinstall the entire OS altogether.
     
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    he already did a clean and defrag...

    did you even read his post ? :wtf:

    but you are right about wiping and reinstalling fresh when things get bogged down.
     
  4. CodeX

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    I think the problem is that the M and the B are backwards... fixing this will surely make it run faster.
     
  5. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    can you run ccleaner and goto the tools tab and click on startup, the post a screen shot?
     
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    Those damn Chinese knock-offs. :mad:
     
  7. Musouka

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    :rofl: I'm a fucking retard.

    I don't really want to format this as it's not my computer. I'll try looking into the startup programs. Maybe IBM (lol, I spelled it right) installs a lot of crap that's not needed and is running in the background.
     
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    I'm surprised no one has asked this yet...what are the system specs?
     
  9. dorkultra

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    doesn't matter much really. sounds like tons of crap is running in the background that is hogging up all the resources.

    i've had a pentiumIII 750mhz computer run better than a core2duo setup before, because the core2duo was loaded with crap and had barely any available ram
     

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