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Old 09-24-2011, 08:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got my wife a netbook and it is extremely slow. I looked in the task manager while no programs were running. The CPU usage is above 50% and the memory is above 65% and that is with nothing running in the fore ground. I am not sure what all the processes are but there are 68 of them. Seems like a lot for sitting idle.
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What netbook manufacturer/model do you have? What OS do you have? Show us a screenshot of task manager. Also, did you look in msconfig, to see what programs are running at startup?
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If it's running Win 7 then the memory usage may not be an issue since Win 7 uses a portion of your memory for a pre-fetch cache. The CPU usage seems high though so do as MoM said and check msconfig.
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If it is 7, it'd be 7 Starter, which is a cracked down version. Windows itself wouldn't hurt it.
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What processes are causing it to actually spike? Could be faulty driver/software configuration.
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I don't know what processes are doing what. It is a Dell Mini 1012 with starter 7. Here are a couple of screen shots of the processes. There is some overlap. There are a bunch of "services" running as well.

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Click "Show Processes from all users" to show the system processes, but it honestly doesn't look too bad, though your using a WHOLE lot of your RAM.
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Yeah, it's all the bloatware that's hurting you. Unless you really need them, use decrapiufier to remove them easily.
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What exactly should I be removing?
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Anything you do not need. Use common sense. Show us a screenshot of what comes up in decrapifier, if you would like.
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