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Laptop preformance is slow after Upgrade

By bjones ·
Why does my laptop act like a 486, after doing a BIOS upgrade,Windows Critical Update, and SR2b upgrade?

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by Phil MCSE/MCP+I In reply to Laptop preformance is slo ...

Double check all of your bios settings after the upgrade (for example, L2 cache, LBA on IDE, etc). Every BIOS upgrade I have done has reset the bios to their defaults, losing any changes you mights have done them (including boot order). The other updates shouldn't really affect system speed other than perhaps fragmenting your hard drive. Hope this helps you, as I went through something similiar last week doing bios upgrades. Good luck.

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by csheltcomp In reply to Laptop preformance is slo ...

Sometimes you may have to do a second flash in case all the settings were correct in the BIOS.

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by MCSE Lee In reply to Laptop preformance is slo ...

1) Reflash the BIOS
2) Check ALL BIOS settings
3) Run Scandisk (in Windows) thorough
4) Run Disk Defragmenter (in Windows)

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by Dennis@l In reply to Laptop preformance is slo ...

Also check you disk space, delete all temp files from \windows\temp folder and empty the recycle bin. Run defrag also.

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by mrushing In reply to Laptop preformance is slo ...

Depending on what kind of laptop it is, there may be some power management settings in it that actually have it running at about the speed of a 486. I ran in to this with a Toshiba a while back. Flashing the BIOS reset the Power management to low power usage. It actually halves the number of CPU cycles per second. This is supposed to save power. You may also want to try reflashing the BIOS. It's not likely that it was the critical updates.

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