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Reduced Laptop Performance due to energy efficiency issues

Q: Reduced Laptop Performance due to energy efficiency issues

I have a DV6 Hp Pavillion laptop, which was working perfectly up until a few days back. Even though it is a little old, because of my 8GB RAM , 2Gb ATI Radeon and i7 Sandy Bridge it was functioning efficiently until now.
I replaced my battery and charger a year back. The laptop was was also replaced about 2 months ago.

In the last 1 week, I have noticed that my laptop is always heated and overheats even when I play any low graphic games .This I presumed was because of a battery/power issue which caused the laptop to lag/hang. Henceforth, I ran an energy diagnostic test on my system and came up with the follwing results (I will post them below this paragraph).

The diagnostic report shows that there seems to an issue with the ACPI _TSD Object Failed Validation. Can anyone please help with this and tell me how to rectify this issue?
Power Efficiency Diagnostics ReportComputer Name
DESKTOP-F0UVKPI

Scan Time
2016-10-05T19:21:43Z

Scan Duration
60 seconds

System Manufacturer
Hewlett-Packard

System Product Name
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

BIOS Date
07/20/2011

BIOS Version
F.1A

OS Build
14393

Platform Role
PlatformRoleMobile

Plugged In
true

Process Count
87

Thread Count
1788

Report GUID
{ae83c494-f2b4-4ced-8675-d87455a2afd8}
Analysis ResultsErrorsSystem Availability Requests:System Required Request
The device or driver has made a request to prevent the system from automatically entering sleep.
Requesting Driver Instance
HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_7605&SUBSYS_103C3388&REV_1001\4&36bd4ff5&0&0001

Requesting Driver Device
High Definition Audio Device

USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend
This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping.
Device Name
USB Input Device

Host Controller ID
PCI\VEN_1033&DEV_0194

Host Controller Location
PCI bus 25, device 0, function 0

Device ID
USB\VID_1BCF&PID_0005

Port Path
3

CPU Utilization:Processor utilization is high
The average processor utilization during the trace was high. The system will consume less power when the average processor utilization is very low. Review processor utilization for individual processes to determine which applications and services contribute the most to total processor utilization.
Average Utilization (%)
39.82

Platform Power Management Capabilities:ACPI _TSD Object Failed Validation
There is a problem with the definition of the ACPI _TSD object on this computer. Installing the latest system firmware (BIOS) may resolve this issue.
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0

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Platform Power Management Capabilities:ACPI _TSD Object Failed Validation
There is a problem with the definition of the ACPI _TSD object on this computer. Installing the latest system firmware (BIOS) may resolve this issue.
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Platform Power Management Capabilities:ACPI _TSD Object Failed Validation
There is a problem with the definition of the ACPI _TSD object on this computer. Installing the latest system firmware (BIOS) may resolve this issue.
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Platform Power Management Capabilities:ACPI _TSD Object Failed Validation
There is a problem with the definition of the ACPI _TSD object on this computer. Installing the latest system firmware (BIOS) may resolve this issue.
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Platform Power Management Capabilities:ACPI _TSD Object Failed Validation
There is a problem with the definition of the ACPI _TSD object on this computer. Installing the latest system firmware (BIOS) may resolve this issue.
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Platform Power Management Capabilities:ACPI _TSD Object Failed Validation
There is a problem with the definition of the ACPI _TSD object on this computer. Installing the latest system firmware (BIOS) may resolve this issue.
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Platform Power Management Capabilities:ACPI _TSD Object Failed Validation
There is a problem with the definition of the ACPI _TSD object on this computer. Installing the latest system firmware (BIOS) may resolve this issue.
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Platform Power Management Capabilities:ACPI _TSD Object Failed Validation
There is a problem with the definition of the ACPI _TSD object on this computer. Installing the latest system firmware (BIOS) may resolve this issue.
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Platform Power Management Capabilities:PCI Express Active-State Power Management (ASPM) Disabled
PCI Express Active-State Power Management (ASPM) has been disabled due to a known incompatibility with the hardware in this computer


Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Reduced Laptop Performance due to energy efficiency issues

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Performance Optimization Guidelines for Windows 7 Desktop Virtualization
This guide describes important tuning parameters and settings that you can adjust to improve the performance and energy efficiency of the Windows 7 operating system.

Date published: October 19, 2013

Microsoft Download Center


See also: Optimize Windows 7

A:Improve the performance and energy efficiency of the Windows 7 OS

It's excellent for running virtual OS with minimal RAM usage, but I think it's too crippled for a Host OS setup. Nonetheless, there are some good tweaks listed there and some of them are useful to know the functionality of Windows services and features.

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Hello.

I have question about running multiple opened tabs in browsers. When I keep browser opened with inactive tabs, lets say 15 of them. It does eat memory, and therefor electric energy right?

So it would be good idea, to always close unused tabs, in order to save electricity? Especially when im not behind pc and there is like 20+ tabs opened for nothing.
 

A:Running browser - energy efficiency

It'll surely be a little better for memory consumption, but I don't think the energy you'll save will be enough to save enough money to buy a new car at the end of the year... I think it's negligible.
 

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Hello,

The title says it all.

I have tried several Linux distros before (with Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon and KDE shell) but even though in many ways I find them more secure, customizable, and geeky than Windows, I kept coming back to Windows because many apps that I use run best in Windows despite Linux having Wine and PlayonLinux (apps that allow Linux to run Windows apps).

Windows has apps that set the "standard" in today's everyday computing and use, like Microsoft Office, among many others. So even though Linux has thousands of free apps, there is a really need for me to return to Windows or at least dual boot with Linux.

Please share your opinions. I want this thread to be informative, objective, and even subjective.

Thanks.
 

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Hello guys. Recently I've bought I PowerColor ATI HD 6790 1 GB DDR5 video card. My old one was the 4670 version, though it was from Gigabyte. And oddly enough, my performance seems to have been reduced.

This is my current setup

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+
PowerColor Ati HD 6790 1GB DDR5
ECS GF8100VM-M5
Lc-Power LC 420H-12
Western Digital 500gb Sata2 7200 Rpm 32mb Buffer
3,00 GB RAM
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA

What could be causing this and what would be the solution?

Thank you

A:Reduced Performance

No one got a clue?

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I've had a lot of reduced performance with my system lately, in addition to a lot of windows error messages for some reason. I just un-installed a handful of anti-spyware/malware apps because I had way too many.
Now I'm left with HJT, MalwareBytes (w/ active protection), TuneUp2009, ZoneAlarm, & Spyware Blaster
Is this sufficient protection?
Applications load up much slower and the start is lagged.
Otherwise I haven't had too many issues, a couple crashes few and far between.
Any ideas?
Thanks

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo Wolfdale E8400 @ 3.0Ghz
G.Skill 4GB (2x2gb)
Sapphire 100245L Radeon 4850HD 512mb
Antec Earthwatts 650W PSU

Windows XP Pro SP3
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:36:40 PM, on 10/19/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\EnergySaver\GSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.ex... Read more

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Hello,

I use my work PC mainly for developing an application in VB.NET using Visual Studio standard 2008. Up until a couple of weeks ago the system has run perfectly but during the last wee while ive noticed it takes ages to boot. And running even more than one or two applications cripples the machine to the point where your waiting around for 60seconds + for outlook to load.

PC SPEC:
Intel Core2 6400 @ 2.13GHz
2.00GB RAM
Vista Business 64-bit
System rating = 4.9
Anything untoward in this HJT log?


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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:03:47, on 10/09/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kontiki\KHost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\DeathAdder\razerhid.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\RAMBooster.Net\RAMBooster.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\DeathAdder\razertra.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\DeathAdder\razerofa.exe
C:\Users\andrew\Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Projects\__LATEST__\MyOffice\MyOffice\bin\Release\My Office.vshost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Toolbar\wltuser.exe
C:\W... Read more

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Cry Performance reduced after reinstalling WinXP pro

I have just reinstalled my system (XP Pro) and updated it online to SP2. Authenticated updated and all. I haven't changed any hardware and in fact I reinstalled less software than before.
Since reinstallation and updating, I've noticed considerable deterioration on system performance, reflected e.g. on scroll speed (eg in Firefox and in Word & Excel. For firefox I've checked "smooth scrolling" it's off. Especially Word used to be up to 1page/sec while scrolling with arrow keys, now is down to 5-6 sec/page. Also: normally Word shows the page numbers (lower left corner) changing as you scroll - not anymore in my case. Page numbers remain change only after scrolling stops. Other example is when I move windows on the screen, movement is not spooth but rather jerky.
Any ideas?
My 2.66GHz machine is clean according to avast antivirus, spybot, adaware & adwatch, Netscape's own spyware scanner. Reg mechanic finds no problems. HD (40GB) is error free and cleaned-up and defragmented. Smooth scrolling options are off.
Thanks to anyone who could help.

A:Reduced performance after reinstalling XP

Help with MS Office is another forum, so I can't hep you with Word settings.
As far as your general slowness issue: If it's slower now than it was before the re-install, then you did something different this time than you did previously. Try and think what that might be. I could sit here and guess all week and we might never stumble across it, there's just too many things that could affect performance.

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Today I've noticed a significant reduction in my computers performance. I installed a fresh copy of spy sweeper and it came up with 2 pieces of malware

Mal/Generic A
Mal/Keygen C

unfortunately it keeps jamming up so it wont erase them. Any help scanning the system would be much appreciated.

Windows 7 Home Edition, standard HP desktop.

Btw I did install a video card upgrade today, dont know if that could have potentially effected things, but it has been runnning worse since.. went from 256mb integrated to 1gig ATI Sapphire HD4670..

Thanks,

A:reduced performance and possible Malware

Spy sweeper has at last work and cleared the Malware it has found, but the fact that there is any on here worry's me. None should exist.

I would really appreciate help doing thorough malware and virus scans to help optimize performance.


Thanks,
Pete

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It takes about ~4 mintues to boot this laptop, inexplicable CPU usage. Though the usage isn't consistently bad. Today I experienced such taxed resource usage, that simply moving the cursor across the screen had a choppy latent effect. I'd move the cursor, and about 1-2 seconds later, it would move it's position on the screen. I have ran Ad-aware, and Spybot, and they removed only tracking cookies. Trendmicro housecall came up with nothing. Here is the HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:47:57 AM, on 8/17/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\CISCOS~1\VPNCLI~1\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\basfipm.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\WinVNC4.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
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A:suspiciuosly reduced performance

Does not sound like malware but let's take a perfunctory look

1. Download this file using either of these links

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/combofix.exe

http://www.techsupportforum.com/sectools/combofix.exe

2. Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

3. When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log & a fresh HJT log in your next reply

Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

Hello,

Week ago I bought new SSD drive. (OCZ Agility 3, 2.15 firmware)
I made fresh install of OS, newest drivers etc.
SSD and my system was working very well but I was disapointed to my SSD-benchmark results. Well I tried to increase performance by updating my motherboard bios. Bios update succeed but it didnt really increase performance of my ssd, new bios reduced writing performance notable. (MOBO = Asus m4a87td/usb, bios v.2001) AHCI is on.

What with that 103424? Shouldnt it be 1024? Previous score over 400 points, now just 300. (disappeared in picture)

Also noticed another problem. I can't boot my comp if I have external drive plugged in.
I just can't change my 1st device boot to agility drive in bios because it's not in the list of boot devices. Well I unplug external drive and its working. Also thought that bios update would fix it but it didnt.

-Valtsu

A:SSD Performance reduced after BIOS update.

Your numbers are lower than most, but I don't know if it would be noticed in real life as opposed to a benchmark.

I think that 103424 is a reference to alignment. If it's evenly divisible by 4, it should be OK--and it is.

Not sure about the BIOS/external drive issue. Was the external connected when you did the clean install to the SSD?

One way or another, I'd make sure all boot files were on the SSD and that it appeared in the BIOS and was bootable, regardless of whether the external was plugged in.

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I have purchased a gaming laptop in august of last year and it has been about 11 months since I've got it. For the first 8 months everything was amazing, i was getting high fps and good performance on all my games. Then about 3 months ago, the performance
went dramatically downhill. I wasnt sure as to why this happened so i restored my whole laptop but to no effect.
Any ideas? Anything helps,
Thank you.

Specs:
Name: Asus GL503GE-RS71 ROG Strix Scar Edition 15.6" Gaming Laptop
CPU: i7-8750H
GPU: GTX 1050 Ti
RAM: 16 GB (Initially 8, I upgraded to 16 about 2 months into buying the PC.)
Memory 1: 500 GB 3.5" SSD
Memory 2: 250 GB M.2 SSD

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Hello, I am experiencing low performance & Some kind of freezin that dissapears and re- apears. Also, I have a big number of processes running . What can I do.

Thank You in advance
 

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I am reasonably computer-literate, at least to the point of maintaining an efficient and virus free computer to operate at top performance. Inexplicably, my gaming performance on applications which normally achieve steady frames in the 40's and 50's range are completely stuttering around 2-3. My computer is very well maintained, with a commit charge of 123, regularly defragged, registry cleaned, scanned for viruses, etc. I thought that it might be a case of conflicting drivers, and as such updated all of them, with the exception of my BIOS (was going to try but am out of floppy disks). The only other thing that I can think of besides a BIOS conflict is that in the add/remove programs list is a Client Hack 1.9.2d that cannot be removed, nor is it recognized when I do deep scans with kaspersky or bitdefender. it seems unlikely to me that one virus is drastically reducing my gaming performance, its possible that a particular setting on my computer is wrong, but I checked everything I know (including BIOS AGP aperture settings, etc). Please, any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated, as this has been driving me mad as I've been trying to remedy this on my own for the past few days.
 

A:HELP!!Gaming Performance Drastically Reduced- Tried Everything!!

bump
 

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Hi.i have recently purchanced a Lenovo Yoga-500. it's working perfectly when fully charged and not charging.although when i'm at home and using it while it's plugged to electricity it runs extremly slow.My operating system is windows 10, Specs are i7-5500u 2.40Ghz8Gb Ram, Display system Intel graphics 5500 and Nvidia GT 940M.when the laptop is charging and operaring at the same time the fan runs really slowly, once i remove it from the power source it IMMIDIATLY start running at full speed.Anyone can help me solve this issue please?? 

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Observations and Steps Taken:

IE crashes "on the reg"

Sample Event Log Entries Left by crashes:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Date: 6/29/2006
Time: 6:28:11 PM
User: N/A
Computer: FREDXPS
Description:
Faulting application iexplore.exe, version 6.0.2900.2180, faulting module vlsp.dll, version 1.0.0.11, fault address 0x0000443e.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 69 65 78 ure iex
0018: 70 6c 6f 72 65 2e 65 78 plore.ex
0020: 65 20 36 2e 30 2e 32 39 e 6.0.29
0028: 30 30 2e 32 31 38 30 20 00.2180
0030: 69 6e 20 76 6c 73 70 2e in vlsp.
0038: 64 6c 6c 20 31 2e 30 2e dll 1.0.
0040: 30 2e 31 31 20 61 74 20 0.11 at
0048: 6f 66 66 73 65 74 20 30 offset 0
0050: 30 30 30 34 34 33 65 0d 000443e.
0058: 0a .

[and]

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Date: 6/29/2006
Time: 6:34:07 PM
User: N/A
Computer: FREDXPS
Description:
Faulting application iexplore.exe, version 6.0.2900.2180, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 5.1.2600.2180, fault address 0x0003426d.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
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A:IE Crashing & BSOD's & reduced performance

Hello ford66,

I'm not seeing anything malicious in this log and the error messages you posted are related to your Operating system and Wireless Networking Card.

There are however, a few entries we can fix in the log.


From Normal Mode:


Open HijackThis and click on 'Do a System Scan Only'. Check the following entries if they exist (make sure you do not miss any)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
http://www.dell4me.com/mywaybiz
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
http://bfc.myway.com/search/de_srchlft.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
http://www.dell4me.com/mywaybiz
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
Fix all the Logitech O18 entries except the first one--leave one entry intact:
O18 - Protocol: bw+0 - {D2939ECD-BEA3-46F6-B9EF-2732BE9F4E2C} - C:\Program
Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll

Click 'Fix Checked' and close HijackThis.

-----------------------------------

Reboot your system.

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Although the tools and scans you ran previously didn't come up with much, let's double-check and run a scan with Panda and see if it finds anything.

Perform an online scan using Internet Explorer with Panda ActiveScan
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 When using 90w adapter with Lenovo W510 the performance is reduced even when the system shows low power consumption (40W).  if you switch to battery - strangely, the performance improves. It is understandable that the performance will be limited (reduced CPU and GPU clock speed) under 90w power supply (to protect the adapter) but it shouldn't be limited immediately.  if I watch a video it doesn't really work with the 90w travel adapter (very very slow) - then I take the power cord out and WOW everything works fine... The bios should be fixed so that the clock limit will kick in only when the power consumption goes up.  otherwise, when you travel with this expensive machine you have to either carry the super heav y 135w adapter or get a performance of a net book.... Does anyone know about a fix?













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A:Lenovo W510 with 90W adapter - Reduced Performance

When using 90w adapter the performance is reduced even when the system shows low power consumption (40W).  if you switch to battery - strangely, the performance improves.
 
It is understandable that the performance will be limited (reduced CPU and GPU clock speed) under 90w power supply (to protect the adapter) but it shouldn't be limited immediately.  if I watch a video it doesn't really work with the 90w travel adapter - then I take the power cord out and WOW everything works fine...
 
The bios should be fixed so that the clock limit will kick in only when the power consumption goes up.  otherwise, when you travel with this expensive machine you have to either carry the super heav y 135w adapter or get a performance of a net book....
 
Does anyone know about a fix?

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My laptop had a windows performance rating of 3.0 Today it is 2.6 (gaming graphics). How did it happen? The laptop is two months old. Many thanks.
 

A:Solved: Windows Performance Index reduced?

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Hi,

This problem has me completely baffeled. I'm not even sure if this is the right forum to be posting in. (If you can suggest a forum better related to topic please do).

Recently I noticed my whole system being slower and more sluggish. Especially playing games. I checked my windows experience index and it had changed from 6.5 to 2.9.

The only scores in the list that have changed signifigantly are my cpu (now at 2.3) and my memory access(2.9).

This happend to me once before about 6 months ago. In the end I updated my dell bios from a10 to a11 and my score went up to 6.5 and my performance was percieveably improved.

Now I dont understand why (what seems like the same problem) has happened again.

I'd be very grateful if somebody could help me figure out why my system has suddenly slowed down so drastically.

Thanks,

dub

A:CPU and memory performance suddenly drastically reduced

Take a look at Task Manager when it is running slow. Look at processes to see what is taking up RAM and CPU cycles.

Does it boot as quickly as before?

I wouldn't expect a BIOS change to improve things.

Look at Resource Monitor to see how much RAM you are using at any particular time.

Have you done any tests of your RAM or hard drive to confirm they are OK?

How confident are you that you have no viruses or malware?

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Hi Team
Ive an older notebook that i still use when needed, but recently it has become  increasingly slower and slower and very temperamental. By this it can take a load of time to load up a page, or any simple task can just hang, to the point i will go start making a coffee! It just seems to some days really struggle to do anything.Whilst not the fastest notebook it has saved my bacon on a few ocassions, i would like to keep it as a spare but dont know why its all of a sudden having issues.
 
The notebook is a Operating System is a Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit SP2 running an Intel Celeron M @ 1.86GHz Conroe-L 65nm Technology, its RAM consists of  1.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 266MHz (4-4-4-12), the Motherboard is a Acer Volvi2 (U2E1) and the Hard Drives is a 75GB Hitachi HTS542580K9SA00 (SATA).
The hard drive has been partitioned by the previous owner i assume, as i certainly didn’t do it. It looks like the following
Partition 1
                Partition ID         Disk #0, Partition #1
                Disk Letter          C:
                File System         NTFS
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A:Acer notebook performance dramaticly reduced recently

Hi
 
Yes, low free space on the C drive is a problem here. Experts recommends at lease 15% free space in the OS partition for proper system operation. Other than the free space issue, there might be additional problems in your system such as malwares, failing or old aging hard dive etc. Please try the below steps.
 
Transfer all the data that can be moved from C to D partition. Free up maximum space as you can. 
 
Download and run TFC to clean all kind of temp files.
    
      http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/tfc/
 
 Uninstall unused applications.
 
      Open Control Panel --> Programs and uninstall all the software which you never used. They only help to eat hard drive space and slowing down Windows by adding unnecessary services.
 
To detect and uninstall bloatwares pre-loaded by laptop manufacturer, you can use the free program PC Decrapifier.
 
     http://pcdecrapifier.com/
 
 
 Use Microsoft Security Essentials as the antivirus solution.
 
      Most of the third party AV programs are huge resource hogs and known to slow down  systems. Microsoft's own AV program MSE requires very low system resources and works very well with Windows. I highly recommends uninstalling your current antivirus completely and use MSE instead.
 
 http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=5201
 
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Be wary of any method encouraging you to take supplements. If you are starting to get in shape, Kimera Thermo your body does not need supplements. You should know that taking supplements, such as creatine, are an extremely lucrative industry, based on selling entire workout methods that require you to take a supplement.
===>>>>> http://vitaberryburn.net/kimera-thermo/

A:Increases energy and performance

Be wary of any method encouraging you to take supplements. If you are starting to get in shape, Kimera Thermo your body does not need supplements. You should know that taking supplements, such as creatine, are an extremely lucrative industry, based on selling entire workout methods that require you to take a supplement.
So are you saying we should get into selling supplements? Very lucrative, sounds appealing.

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So, I'm at school and I receive a text from my mother stating that she is receiving porn popups and that google results are sending her off to random pages. This isn't uncommon because no one in my family understands computers anymore than your average secretary (no offense, but let's be honest. lol)... That being said, I went over and ran a few scans as I normally do which tends to clean it up fairly well. I begin by running HiJackThis and looking through it's logs and then looking at the startup items...

During this processes, I noticed several suspicious files that definitely did not belong. I then made sure to update the definitions on the current AV installed (BitDefender) and ran a scan with it. Afterwards, I continued to run Malwarebytes AntiMalware and SuperAntiSpyware. All 3 of them came back with results of finding several trojans... After running those, cleaning with them, rebooting, ect.. The popups were gone and the system was operating much more smoothly...

However, I got another text 2 days later, after returning to campus, that she was getting redirects again and BitDefender kept popping up several alerts about trojans... For insance, when I used that machine to google GMER; it showed the proper results but when clicking on the first result it then redirected me to:
"hxxp://www.njksearch.net/cc.php?id=27946228"

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A:Popups, redirects, reduced system performance, and blue screens...

Hello,


Quote:




I should also note that ComboFix results in a BSOD everytime.




While you may see ComboFix being used quite often, and possibly you have used the tool yourself without incident, the tool should not be run unsupervised (as stated in the Disclaimer that is first displayed by ComboFix when you run the tool)

Going forward, I highly recommend you heed such instructions. As explained in Post 2 of our pre-posting topic...


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Why we don't ask you to run ComboFix from the onset

ComboFix is a very powerful tool which when improperly used may render your machine to a doorstop.

We first need to verify if there's any rootkits present and how they could affect our tools. DDS & GMER are preliminary scans. We use their logs to map our strategy for attack.

With these logs we can determine the infections present & decide whether to deploy ComboFix.




That being said, I'll need a log from another tool. Again, it's important you follow these instructions as given.

Please download aswMBR.exe and save it to your desktop.

Double click aswMBR.exe to start the tool. At this time, select No when prompted to download the Avast database.
Click Scan
Upon completion of the scan, click Save log and save it to your desktop, and post that log in your next reply for review. Note - do NOT attempt any Fix yet.
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Hello all --  I recently purchased a Y910 and seem to have a few hardware issues. Out-of-the-box, things worked great, after taking a Windows 10 update, a few things seemed to have changed... I can no longer changed my display brightness. Nor does it auto dim depending on the lighting. I read up on how to fix this, and someone suggested switching to the generic Windows driver. That does solve the issue, however high-resolution and secondary monitors don't work so well.... Also, it would seem my battery is not last terribly long, like an hour and a half tops. Not surprising, if it's doing silly things like running the display at 100%, and potentually other power hungry things, then it's going to drain the battery quickly. Any suggestions? Is there a way to tell if it's on the list for the next Windows update? 

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Have a older Tosihiba laptop and has several  internet performance issues.
 
1. long load time on pages (IE or chrome)
2, waiting for page to respond.
3. IE crashing or having to reset the page.
4. generally slow.
 
This issues have only appeared in the last couple of months and appear to be getting  worse.
Have a new laptop on the same network but does not have any internet issues.
 
I have done the following in attempt to fix the problem:
1.  various anti-malware (mal-aware, adware, CCleaner) and did not find anything. 
2. Changed anti-virus from AVG to bit definder. no change.
3. Increased RAM from 4 MB to 8 MB.
 
 
Here is the Speccy snapshot:http://speccy.piriform.com/results/8RriWsBYeYIYsCIDCyb0wM3
 
Thanks in advance,
Paul

A:Laptop has internet performance issues

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
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My sisters' Laptop has become really slow. I am running ESET Online Scanner to see if it detects any viruses. After that, I will run SFC. Any other suggestions?

A:Performance Issues with my Sisters' Laptop

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kdidombaedgpfiiedeimiebkmbilgmlc\1.1.25_0\plugins\npDefaultTabSearch.dll a variant of Win32/Toolbar.DefaultTab.C potentially unwanted application
C:\AdwCleaner\Quarantine\C\Windows\System32\roboot64.exe.vir a variant of Win64/Systweak.A potentially unwanted application deleted - quarantined
C:\Program Files (x86)\Panda Security\Panda Security Protection\Tools\PandaSecurityTb.exe a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.A potentially unwanted application deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Cindy\AppData\Local\nscE0D7.tmp Win32/AnyProtect.F potentially unwanted application deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Mariah\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\0WELHXS1\install_setup.exe Win32/DownWare.V potentially unwanted application deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Mariah\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\334GCP2L\install_setup.exe Win32/DownWare.V potentially unwanted application deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Mariah\AppData\Local\Temp\nseE88B.tmp\Helper.dll a variant of Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite.P potentially unwanted application deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Mariah\AppData\Local\Temp\nsv7CBC.tmp\Helper.dll a variant of Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite.P potentially unwanted application deleted - quarantined
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kdidombaedgpfiiedeimiebkmbilgmlc\1.1.2... Read more

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Hello guys,
Was about to buy a new laptop recently, so I went for a long journey of reviewing the spec.
As the most importabt part to look at is: the processing speed, graphic card, RAM etc,
the most part I noticed and still not sure about is the processing, to give some examples:
CPU : AMD A10-5750M (2.50 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache up to 3.50 Ghz)
CPU : Intel Core i5-4200M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
CPU : Intel Core i5-4210U (1.70 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache, up to 2.70 GHz)
CPU : Intel Core i3-4030U (1.9 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache)
CPU : Intel Core i5-4210U (1.70 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache, up to 2.70 GHz)
CPU : Intel Core i7-4500U (1.80 GHz, 4MB L3 Cache, up to 3.00 GHz)
CPU : Intel Core i7-4510U (2.00 GHz, 4MB L3 Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
CPU : Intel Core i7-4500U (1.80 GHz, 4MB L3 Cache, up to 3.00 GHz)
CPU : Intel Core i7-4510U (2.00 GHz, 4MB L3 Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
CPU : Intel Core i7-4510U (2.00 GHz, 4MB L3 Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
CPU : Intel Core i7-4702MQ (2.20 GHz, 6 MB L3 Cache, up to 3.20 GHz)
What I wanted to understand is: a better and faster CPU is based on GHz higher volume? or the i5-xxx or i7-xxxx chipset ? and what this i3, or i5 or i7 represent in term of speed or other performance?
as seen the AMD is higher GHz with iut
in conclusion, to select a better, faster and durable machine should look at the GHz volume? or i7-xxx with (U) or (MG) at the end of serials etc ?
any further relevant explanation will be highly appreciated,
Thank you in advance,
Regards.


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I am convinced I have issues, PC is super laggy and runs hot like there is something in the background, I cannot figure out how to remove them but I think wolfram alpha, blekko are definates and a host of other things are hidden from view. I found the program Farbar but I do not dare do anything without assistance. I used to be pretty good at figuring stuff out malwarewise several years ago. Technology changes rapidly and I didn't keep up and now I know just enough to be dangerous hehe. I have pasted the FARBAR log. I also saved the addition file if needed.
 
Thanks so much for your assistance
 
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:28-06-2015 01
Ran by Katawumpus (administrator) on KATAWUMPUS-HP on 01-07-2015 20:23:58
Running from C:\Users\Katawumpus\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Katawumpus (Available Profiles: Katawumpus)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(IDT, Inc.) C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\stacsv64.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atieclxx.exe
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A:Having some laptop performance issues. Possible Malware/Virus

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below.

start

CreateRestorePoint:
CloseProcesses:

HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
Winlogon\Notify\SDWinLogon-x32: SDWinLogon.dll [X]
HKU\S-1-5-21-786316588-1147383972-2600729310-1001\...\Run: [AdobeBridge] => [X]
CHR HKU\S-1-5-21-786316588-1147383972-2600729310-1001\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://blekko.com/?source=149e2f4c
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = https://blekko.com/ws/?q={searchTerms}&source=149e2f4c
HKU\S-1-5-21-786316588-1147383972-2600729310-1001\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = https://blekko.com/ws/?q={searchTerms}&source=149e2f4c
HKU\S-1-5-21-786316588-1147383972-2600729310-1001\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = https://blekko.com/?source=149e2f4c
SearchScopes: HKLM-x32 -> DefaultScope {c701def8-c53d-4778-b4c4-2fc607a38c20} URL = https://blekko.com/ws/?q={searchTerms}&source=149e2f4c
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ideapad 510-15isk when im playing and the laptop reaches 60 fps are dropping from,  for example from 60fps to 15fps.any ideas to disable that block?

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My laptop has been having speed issues. So about a month ago my laptop was working perfectly fine. But one time my computer just got stuck on a boot loop so I had to hard reset after installing updates cause it was frozen. A little after that I got a blue screen and my laptop just turned off. I restarted it and after that I noticed my computer acting slow. I tried installing Windows 8.1 twice and it errors when installing and repairs windows back. Now my computer is at a point where when I load chrome everything is so laggy. Itunes freezes and skips, skype lags. everything just is so slow its like my Quad core turned in to a single core with 1.2Ghz. Everything should be running fine with my laptop. I have scanned with Avast, Scanned with Malwarebytes, Defraged, Disk cleaned, CCleaner and nothing has fixed it. Is it a hardware problem like could something be danged. Or is it a windows problem where I should just wipe my drive and re install windows? Please help

A:Laptop Performance Issues with speed. Software or Hardware

My preference is to use task manager and resource monitor to pinpoint what is consuming resources. After updates, windows and Norton would defragment the drive, which caused my laptop to slow down.

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Dear TSG & co.

I've been working on a huge doc in word (w/images)... Since it has grown (78 pages = 14'600kb), problems.

1) Track-changes was activated by default; seeing this as a potential source of problems, I deactivated in word. However, evertime I save and then open doc on another pc, the track changes reappear & doc is increased to 100+ pages of text & images. I believe this has blocked my pc (ASUS pro5di, windows 7, Office 2010) and corrupted or lost data.

Since starting with this doc, I realized that every time I create a new word doc, it opens as a very narrow page on the left side of the screen. It isn't the zoom: zoom was at 100% and when I increased it, I had to increase to over 200% to read any text.

Any ideas?
 

A:MS Word opening in reduced view - but not reduced zoom!

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I'm using a laptop with 2.4 Ghz processor and 512 RAM. It had been functioning pretty smoothly for a while but now is running slower than my 1.5Ghz PC. Here's my HiJack log so you can take a quick look at it and tell me if there is any malicious stuff in it. Thx.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 05:45:38 p.m., on 24/08/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tlntsvr.exe
c:\wamp\Apache2\bin\httpd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\YourWare Solutions\FreeRAM XP Pro\FreeRAM XP Pro.exe
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I used to have a DUST REMOVAL TOOL/Energy Manager pre-installed in my Win 8.1 PC (Lenovo G40-80). I've just updated my windows to Win 10 Anniversary Update. after that I've  installed all the drivers from support.lenovo.com. But couldn't find any Dust Removal tool there.
 
Can anyone help me find the Win 10 verson of Dust Removal Tool/Energy Manager? 
Thanks in Advance
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:G40-80 - Lenovo Dust Removal/Energy Manager Issues

Hi virtualzak , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Some application offered in previous Windows version are no longer supported on Windows 10. 
 
Similar discussions here and here on getting newer applications from the Microsoft store like One Key Optimizer initially had this dust remover but the updated version do not. 
 
Hope this help answer your query. 
Take time to review the discussions .
 
Regards

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Ok this is odd i have used this software only a few days ago with no issues no windows updates of any kind and no new software installed..... now i open the energy managment no problem i can click on the battery options battery mode... battery guage reset .... battery information, they all work has the should.... however if i goto the battery guage reset  if i click to change maximum battery life to optimized battery life it instantly kills the system no safe shutdown it just turns the laptop off instantly same if i press start on the battery guage reset just kills the laptop..... i can unplug the power lead and the system runs for a good 4 hours so i know its not a battery issue.  anyone any ideas windows 10 64bit

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I used to have a DUST REMOVAL TOOL/Energy Manager pre-installed in my Win 8.1 PC (Lenovo G40-80). I've just updated my windows to Win 10 Anniversary Update. after that I've  installed all the drivers from support.lenovo.com. But couldn't find any Dust Removal tool there. Can anyone help me find the Win 10 verson of Dust Removal Tool/Energy Manager? Thanks in Advance

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.4

I formatted my HP Notebook - 15-ac146ne (ENERGY STAR) notebook and installed Windows 7. But now I am not able to install the drivers. When I insert USB drive or CD/DVD is doesnt work. Please tell me how can I install necessary drivers? 

A:Driver Issues in HP Notebook - 15-ac146ne (ENERGY STAR)

HP has actually posted a full set of Windows 7 64 bit drivers for your machine: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-15-Notebook-PC-series/8499326/model/8903494 Make sure the blue band above the driver list is set to  Available software for the following operating system:Selected operating system: Windows, Windows 7 (64-bit)Change You need the Driver-Controller...Intel USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver for starters, and also likely the Chipset.  Also under Software-Solutions is the HP Support Assistant. This will help keep the drivers up to date.  Post back with any further questions. Are you saying you know these drivers are there but your internet, usb and CD drives aren't working and you need another way to get these drivers into the system? If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Hi there, my laptop's speed and response was reduced drastically two days ago. The day before it happened everything was completely fine. Now the boot up itself takes 10-15 minutes, opening a windows explorer or a MS Office program will take 2-3 minutes and frequently freezes while opened. Video and music playing lags significantly. 
 
I've tried scanning my system with avast and mbam in safe mode, but both found nothing. Avast won't run full protection although regular scanning is possible and avast's boot time scan won't work. 
 
What may be the problem here? I'm completely baffled myself.
Could it be some type of spyware or malware that's eating up my computer's resources? I must also confess that I was running a P2P software the night before my computer slowed down. I've already deleted all files downloaded through the P2P software though.
 
I'm currently running
Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Intel Core i5-2410M @ 2.30 GHz
4 GB RAM
 
Any help would be great. Thanks!

A:My laptop's speed and response has reduced drastically

Hello, Lets see what these show and how the machine is afer.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here....ADW CleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Win... Read more

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I have recently bought a  HP Pavilion x360 13-u005tu model . I'm facing an sound problem. When i'm playing some videos the  volume decreases automatically. I  have  even updated the driver but still the problem remains . Kindly help me in solving this issue .

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Hi,

Day before yesterday my Laptop [Dell Studio] has suddenly stopped working and i have to shut it down forcefully. Then i logged in again but my wireless was not working, i have googled the solutions and tried to start the WLAN Autocofig service but its throwing an error : 1053 : The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely manner.

Suddenly the speed of my laptop reduced drastically. Now its taking almost 12 mins to start instead of 2 mins.

I have also removed some lines from the test files from the registry as mentioned in the below website as a resolution, but its not working.

Unable to connect to wireless networks on Windows 7 Enterprise laptop. - Microsoft Answers


I dont have OS [Operating system's] CD as it was pre-installed on my laptop when i bought it.

I have tried almost everything which is available on net but nothing is working for me.

Please could you help me out. Thanks in advance.

A:[SOLVED] Wireless not working and Laptop's speed reduced drastically

Why did it stop working? How did it behave? What did you do before that?

Have you tried using System Restore?

You can still restore your laptop to the factory configuration without using a Windows media disc. If it came with Windows pre-installed you can try this:

1. Start or restart the computer.
2. Press F8 until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears.
3. Press down arrow key to select Repair Your Computer.
4. Specify the language sttings that you want and then click Next.
5. Log in as a user with administrative credentials and click OK.
6. Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
7. Click Next.
8. Select "yes, reformat har drive and restore system software to factory condition".
9. Click Next.
10. When done, click Finish to restart.

You should start using the manual or manuals for your computer. They can be very helpful. Since you didn't provide me with the model number of your Dell Studio I have only provided you with instructions for Dell Studio 1535 or 1536. You can find the manuals for this model here:

Documentation

The instructions for your particular model may be different. Which is why you should always provide the model number for better help. The model above had Windows Vista pre-installed. I see you are using Windows 7. But I think the procedure should be pretty much the same for all Dell Studio models. Just don't quote me if it does not work the same way on your model.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

I know you can type slmgr -rearm to continue using the trial period for a total of 120 days. However, I can't get to the command prompt, as all I see is the web browser. Is there a shortcut command or something I can do to get to the command prompt? Microsoft has said your allowed to do it, but I haven't used the computer in a few days and forgot to type it in.

Also, is there a way I could save all my files and unistall vista and reinstall XP? A lot of things don't work right with it. The main reason I want to keep it activated is just to save all my files and settings.
 

A:My vista laptop is in reduced functionality mode, how do I access the command prompt?

All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt

Or, enable run from your task bar, then type in cmd to open command prompt

Also... worse come worse.. just slave the hard drive to retrieve your data.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 47.6

Laptop only charges when switched off.  When switched off the orange light appears next to the charging socket, when switched on a white light appears but the device doesn't charge.  Additionally at bootup i get the error message - System Board (00A).

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Hello, is there somehow a way to do something special, when I close my laptop other than shutdown or standby? For example set the energy saving profile from balanced to energy saving, and back when opening the lid again. Actually I want the laptop to behave the following:

When I close my laptop lid, it still should run, but the processor speed should be limited to it's lowest possible state, and might not be allowed to run higher.

I want this because I had problems before, where Windows does "something stupid", when the lid is closed, for example run some indexing stuff or other scans, which causes the laptop to overheat when the cpu is running 100% and it's lid is closed.

Is there a certain party program which can do this?

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Good day everyone I just want to know if I can plug in the charger and charge the notebook while playing mid level spec games for 8 straight hours?Need some advices and tips.Thank you all.

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Hi I have the HP Notebook - 15-r150sa (ENERGY STAR) laptop from brand new. Was factory installed with Windows 8.1 I believe. I have upgraded to Windows 10 64 bit, but I would like to go back to the original Windows that it was originally installed with if possible. Please note, I bought this laptop from brand new from a reputable retailer in the UK, but it did not come with any installation disk or anything like that. If I press F11 during start up, all of the reset/recovery options ask me to insert a disk which I dont have and wasn't supplied.  Also all of the options before asking for a disk only offered Windows 10 as a start point. I cannot roll back to original windows as 30 days has passed, and there is no option to do anything else. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

A:HP Laptop - 15-r150sa (ENERGY STAR) - Possible to roll back ...

@fusss?, welcome to the forum. Here is a guide to help you buy the Recovery media from HP.  Also, here is the System Recovery, Backup & Restore section for the Notebook.  This has numerous guides to help you. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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My previous HP Laptop (Envy entertainment) died and I purchased a new OMEN by HP Laptop PC - 17t-w000 CTO (ENERGY STAR).  I have the available manual for my old computer, but I can't find one for the omen.  I would like to find out how do things without trolling the internet etc.

A:OMEN by HP Laptop PC - 17t-w000 CTO (ENERGY STAR) - Operatin...

Hi: Here is the support page for your laptop. http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/OMEN-by-HP-17-w000-Laptop-PC/10862328/model/11875165/manuals You can find the available guides under the User Guides section.

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Hi guys, I really don't know if this is the right place to make this post . Whenever I put my computer on sleep , the USB ports still give out energy when a phone or an external device is plugged into the ports , So I would like to know how can I stop my USB ports from giving out energy when laptop is on sleep mode.
Hope to get some help
Thanks in advance

A:USB ports giving out energy when laptop is on sleep mode

The only way would be to shut the system down.

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