Hi there guys,
A long long time ago I stumbled upon this site and it helped me a treat, now im stuck again and thought id turn to the experts!
Now dont get me wrong, my Acer Aspire 3000 laptop is OLD.
AMD sempron 3000 processor
40gb hard drive
10 essential programs installed
However, it was running fine and speedy despite being full of junk.
I reformatted to start afresh and purposefully deleted an unwanted partition.
Now that I have installed firewall, antivirus, pdf reader, openoffice, VLC and firefox it runs unusably slow. Often, the message pops up 'low virtual memory', windows works on it and makes it no better.
Ive fiddled with virtual memory settings, let windows decide whats best, reverted to default settings in BIOS but nothing is making a difference.
I know memory is very cheap for this laptop but I cant get my head around the fact that it worked fine with what it had before I reformatted.
I have a sneaky feeling that maybe when I deleted the partition, I deleted the allocated memory leaving me with the secondary partition and very little allocation?
Or i may not know what on earth im talking about!!
Any help or advice would be great.
I have just uninstalled microsoft antivirus and it appears to be running well again.
I tried Avast too and again had memory problems.
Maybe the laptop is too old for new antivirus software?!
Anyone recommend a low memory useage antivirus...or shall I just buy more memory?