Sony :: Vaio VGN-SZ58GN Too Slow
i had this notebook from quite a while which i bought from ebay.
The configuration is as follows:-
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ58GN
Intel core 2 duo T7700, 2.4ghz Ram= 2gb, Windows Vista Business and 160 gb hard drive.
Before it use to run pretty good but now the notebook is driving me nuts as it gets very slow and lags after running for a while. I had the latest version of avg installed into it and it does not have any viruses or spywares. I have never opened any website which suspects me, all i use it for checking my yahoo email and listening to music or movies.
Sometimes it works pretty good but after a while all of a sudden it starts lagging on me and gets so slow that i have to restart it. Takes a long time to boot as well and at times after restarting the problem remains the same. I don't play any high graphic games or any kinda games on it, just surf internet and with such a high configuration its running as a old pentium 1.
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