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    Vista getting slower and slower then freezing...

    Hi.
    I currently have a Thinkpad Z60M
    IBM Personal computing support - ThinkPad Z60m 2529-FKG support
    Now, about a year and a half ago, i put Vista on it and Office 2007, and it became my primary email/comms/work machine for my more 'admin' tasks.
    Apart from it being a little sluggish when alot was open, it flew through Vista.
    So, a year ago i upgraded its memory to 2Gb and found that Vista ran pretty much perfectly.

    Over the last 2-3 months though, the system has been getting more and more unstable, and for the life of me, i cant work out why.
    It'll start by going slower and slower, before eventually freezing!

    Its starting to get annoying now.
    I dont really want to have to go through the faff of formatting/reinstalling, so i was wondering if any of you lot knew of any blindingly obvious reason as to why its happening that ive missed? .

    Thanks in advance all. .

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    How much free disk space have you got?

    I had similar problems last week, and realised to my horror that I'd got only 2Gb disk space!

    Deleted some stuff (I have (well, had) lots of VMs on here), then closed everything down and ran defrag, and it works fine now.

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    itll just be due to its age, the processor is slowing down:

    Research reveals mislaid microprocessor megahertz | Register Hardware

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    Have you turned the indexing off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theriver View Post
    How much free disk space have you got?
    35.7Gb free.
    Defragged it a week ago using Ultimate Defrag. No difference.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ayatollah Pies View Post
    Have you turned the indexing off?
    It never affected in the past?
    Plus, i need it on as i use the email search thing all the time.

    That article on the register seems a bit dubious tbh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomam View Post
    35.7Gb free.
    Defragged it a week ago using Ultimate Defrag. No difference.

    It never affected in the past?
    Plus, i need it on as i use the email search thing all the time.

    That article on the register seems a bit dubious tbh...
    Check out the very first 2 words in the article

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