Fixing a slow /stalling laptop

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  • Michael Tidmarsh
    Welcome to ITKE, Lloydray! Are you getting any error messages when the laptop starts to load?
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  • ToddN2000
    How old is the laptop and what OS are you running? It could be due to updating taking place on start up if it has not been used for a while. Mine will do that to allow Windows updates, and my anit-virus updates if I'm off line on my personal laptop for more than 2 weeks or so.
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  • Lloydray
    no error message at startup, but has error 0x80092004 in update for I E 11 , been trying  to get it out but so far it is still there, this Is Lenovo thinkpad T 61 upgraded to windows 7 from vista, takes about 6 hours to run AVG whole computer scan, Malwarebytes runs faster and shows no malware. 
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  • Brijesh
    May be try Open Internet Explore reset all settings. Try the update again or try with this fix 0x80092004.
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  • Lloydray
    cant afford reimage so guess will do another restore.  Thanks anyway
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  • bhannah
    When was the last time the cleanup and defrag utilities were run? If they were left to the system defaults, it is possible they have never run. It is also possible that you have hidden viruses / malware that are being masked by other issues.
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  • ToddN2000
    You say your AVG runs about 6 hours? That is not unusual for a full scan. Do you have any other browsers like Firefox or Chrome? if IE is corrupted it may be that a windows update was in process when your system was shut down. Have you tried a restore point to fix the IE problem?
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  • Lloydray
    I restored it off a new windows 7 disk.  seems like after a couple hours it speeds up like a new one, I have run every cleaner I can find, mglary,  malewarebytes ,  Avaria, fix it from Microsoft ,  reinstalling AVG right now  it had been rebuilt from vista to windows 7 .  only error is sometimes script is running in background , causing it to hang or run slow. and all utillitys has been run.
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  • ToddN2000
    AVG is a nice utility, I use it myself. A full scan runs close to 7 hours with a 500g hd at 70% full for me. That's with an i-3 processor and Win7 with 4 gig ram.
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  • TheRealRaven
    A T61 would be seven or eight years old depending on model, and was essentially designed for WinXP with added thought for Vista. Such an old system is bound to seem slow today on Win 7. Max RAM was originally only 4GB, so scans can't take as much advantage of memory as a newer system.

    I don't know if any T61s ever allowed >4GB, so if you're trying to run 64-bit Win 7, it's possibly a waste of effort. From what I see, your error was mostly for 64-bit versions. I didn't notice any 32-bit complaints.

    Some apparent "fixes" worked for some people:

    http://superuser.com/questions/594445/cant-install-ie-10-on-brand-new-windows-7
    http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/329623-ie11-install-failure-error-9c59-2.html
    https://www.prestonspcrepair.co.uk/internet-explorer-9-error-0x80092004/

    No way for us to know what might work for you.
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  • carlosdl
    If it is working well now, make sure to  not install software indiscriminately and be very carefull with the sites you visit, so that it keeps working smoothly.
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  • ToddN2000
    Also check for competing programs. You may have more that one type running. Two anti-virus programs running concurrently may cause issues. What kind of firewall are you running?
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  • Lloydray

    yesterday I downloaded fox fire and it was as fast as my desktop windows 7 HP, . it ran great

     then today I started it and it was dragging and hanging again, after couple hours I switched it back to IE and it again started running fine. it was working great when I SHUT IT DOWN, BUT I THINK IT WILL BE DRAGGING AND HANGGING AGAIN TOMORROW WHEN I START IT, AS FAR AS SLOW, it is not .every bit as fast as desktop. ran AVG in about a hour and half today . firewall is windows, tried it off and on,, no difference ( so0rry about caps) I am wondering if windows may be corrupt way back,, like 7 or 8? , thanks all for info, I try it all as time permits


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  • ToddN2000
    Have you tried clearing out the temporary internet files? There may be some other system setting you can tweak to clear files/ cookies and other items more frequently.
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  • carlosdl
    There could be many reasons, including damaged RAM modules or hard disk.

    Reallly hard for us to guess.
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