Vista on Laptop - very Slow on files/disk/IE

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Jurjen de Groot, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. I have a new Dell XPS M1710 laptop (Duo 2 Core T7200, 2.0ghz, 4GB, 160GB
    harddisk, Vista Rating 4.5)

    I have installed Vista Ultimate on this machine, and it should be very fast.
    but when starting a Windows Explorer the windows is drawn but it takes up-to
    30 seconds (or sometimes more) before the files appear within the windows,
    same goes for file-open/save dialog when I want to save a download or new
    word document. Also IE is sometimes slow.

    I know it looks like some kind of time-out, but I can't seem to find the
    reason for this, I have installed alle updates. All hardware is accounted
    for in the DeviceManager.

    It's real annoying, any thoughts ?

    Regards,
    Jurjen.
     
    Jurjen de Groot, Oct 11, 2007
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    mikk Guest


    It's a DELL issue, NOT Vista.
    On my old PC with 1GB RAM, single core, Windows Vista Home Premium runs great!
     
    mikk, Oct 11, 2007
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    If it is brand new, it could be the Vista Indexing Service using CPU.
    What hard drive activity do you have?

    Also, if you have Norton, Trend-micro or McAfee, that will slow it down, as
    they are crap on Vista. Actually, they are crap on everything.
     
    Mick Murphy, Oct 11, 2007
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  4. Mikk,

    I'm not saying it's a Vista problem, I'm just saying I'm having a problem
    and am looking for a solution. Do you have a solution ?

    I have wiped the harddisk and installed Vista ultimate from scratch, so any
    'problem-ware' dell might have put on it (like Roxio) isn't installed.

    Jurjen.
     
    Jurjen de Groot, Oct 11, 2007
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  5. The machine isn't slow, I have not noticed any strange harddisk activity.
    It's only when opening windows explorer / internet explorer and when using
    the Save and Open dialog boxes in the various programs (save downloads or
    for instance word-documents).

    I'm using Live-Onecare not any of the protection suites you mention.

    thanks, Jurjen.
     
    Jurjen de Groot, Oct 11, 2007
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    mikk Guest

    Is your Windows Vista an original copy? Or you downloaded from p2p a
    Frankenstein's build?
    Have you applied all Windows updates before starting to install your
    software and drivers?
     
    mikk, Oct 11, 2007
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  7. It's an original copy and all updates are installed, that was the first
    thing I did.
     
    Jurjen de Groot, Oct 11, 2007
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    Rick Ross Guest

    Rick Ross, Oct 11, 2007
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    Kerry Brown Guest

    In the Start search box type Performance Information and Tools. When you see
    it in the list open it. Sometimes there will be performance issues
    identified on on the screen. If not then click on Advanced Tools. Work
    through the links on this page looking for clues as to what may be causing
    this.
     
    Kerry Brown, Oct 11, 2007
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  10. That looks very usefull, I'll try it, thanks.
    I'll let you know if my problem dissapears...
     
    Jurjen de Groot, Oct 11, 2007
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    Choogster Guest

    dells are notorious for running slow after a while - I would completely
    re-format and definately an update installation of vista.
     
    Choogster, Oct 11, 2007
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  12. Rick,

    Tip nr 10 payed off for me (Step One!), great!!, no more waiting around for
    explorer or Save/Open Dialogs to come up with files and folders.

    Thanks,
    Jurjen.
     
    Jurjen de Groot, Oct 12, 2007
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  13. Problem solved, see last message in thread from Mick Murphy.
     
    Jurjen de Groot, Oct 12, 2007
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  14. Problem solved, see last message in thread from Mick Murphy.
     
    Jurjen de Groot, Oct 12, 2007
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    Rick Ross Guest

    great news...

    also download ccleaner
    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    another freebie which might help....
     
    Rick Ross, Oct 13, 2007
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